Ongar Town Council was formed in 2006 and replaced the former Ongar Parish Council which had, in 1966, united the former parishes of Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Shelley together with the Marden Ash ward of High Ongar Parish Council.
The Town Council consists of four wards and is served by 15 elected and co-
Ongar Town Council is one of the larger local councils in the Epping Forest District Council area serving a population of over 7,500.
Planning, council tax,
housing matters are dealt with by
Epping Forest District Council
Highways matters are dealt with by Essex County Council
Please note that following the publication of the Openness of Local Government Regulations 2014, members of the public can record and publish audio and video records of Council meetings. If you wish to attend meetings, but do not wish to be recorded doing so, please contact the Clerk for guidance.
ONGAR TOWN COUNCIL CHAIRMAN
Councillor Derek Birch was elected as Chairman of the Council at the Annual Council Meeting on 12 May.
Councillor Birch was elected to the Council in October 2015 and has previously stood as Chairman of both the Jubilee Park Steering Committee and Open Spaces Committee.
Outgoing Chairman, Cllr James Browning said
‘Due to family and work commitments I have decided to stand down from Chair of Ongar Town Council. As I finish my time as Chair I wish to thank those who have welcomed and supported me. In particular the staff. It has been challenging at times but also rewarding. I am confident that the Council is on the right track to implement the changes that will benefit the residents of Ongar not just now but in the long term’.
Councillor John Reynolds remains Vice Chairman of the Council.
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