Notice of Election - Election of Parish Councillors

Parishes Number of Parish Councillors to be elected


Ashen Five
Belchamp Otten  Four
Belchamp St Paul  Seven
Belchamp Walter  Seven
Birdbrook Seven
Black Notley  Nine
Bradwell Seven
Bulmer  Seven
Bures Hamlet  Seven
Castle Hedingham  Nine 
Coggeshall (North Ward) Seven
Coggeshall (South Ward)  Seven
Colne Engaine  Seven
Cressing  Nine
Earls Colne Eleven
Fairstead Three
Faulkbourne  Two
Feering  Nine
Finchingfield (Finchingfield Ward) Six
Finchingfield (Cornish Hall End) Three
Foxearth  Five
Gestingthorpe  Seven
Gosfield  Nine
Great Bardfield  Seven
Great Henny Three
Great Maplestead Seven
Great Notley  Eight
Great Yeldham  Nine
Greenstead Green & Halstead Rural (Greenstead Green Ward) Four
Greenstead Green & Halstead Rural (West Ward) Three
Hatfield Peverel  Thirteen
Helions Bumpstead Seven
Holy Trinity (North Ward) Three
Holy Trinity (South Ward) Three
Kelvedon  Twelve
Lamarsh  Three
Liston  One
Little Henny  One
Little Maplestead  Five
Little Yeldham  Six
Middleton  Three
Ovington  Two 
Panfield Seven
Pebmarsh  Five
Pentlow  Five
Rayne  Eleven
Ridgewell  Seven
Rivenhall Seven
Shalford  Seven
Sible Hedingham Thirteen
Silver End  Thirteen
St Andrews (North Ward) Three
St Andrews (South Ward) Three
Stambourne  Seven
Steeple Bumpstead  Nine
Stisted  Seven
Sturmer  Six
Terling  Eight
The Sailings   Six
Tilbury Juxta Clare Three
Toppesfield Seven
Twinstead Three
Wethersfield (Blackmore End Ward) Three
Wethersfield (Wethersfield Ward) Six
White Colne Seven
White Notley Seven
Wickham St Paul Six
Witham (Central Ward) Two
Witham (Hatfield Ward) Two
Witham (North Ward) Four
Witham (South Ward) Four
Witham (West Ward) Four
  1. Nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Returning Officer during office opening hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).
  2. Completed nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer during office opening hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023), from the date of this notice but not later than 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023.
  3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 4 May 2023 between the hours of 7am and 10pm.
  4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Monday 17 April. Applications can be made online
  5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April 2023 to be effective for this election.
  6. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5 pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2023.
  7. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election, applied for on the grounds of a medical emergency or for work/service reasons (occurring after 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April), or the form of acceptable photographic identification you were intending to use to vote has been lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed, or has not yet been received if applied for recently must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday, 4 May 2023.
  8. For the purposes of paragraphs 1,2,4,5,6 and 7 above, the address of the Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer is Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9HB. The Returning Officer’s staff can be contacted by email at or by telephone on (01376 552525).