Chairman of the Council

Chairman - Cllr Lesley Butcher and Vice Chairman Cllr David Merrick

Chairman’s Christmas Card Competition

The Chairman of Rochford District Council, Councillor Mrs Lesley Butcher, invites young people who live or attend a primary or secondary school within the district of Rochford to design the Council’s 2017 Civic Christmas Card.

Entries should feature your favourite place in the district, with a Christmas twist.

Whether it be squirrels “rocking around the Christmas Tree” in Hockley Woods, reindeer on the roof of Rayleigh’s Dutch Cottage, or your favourite playground lit up with dazzling Christmas lights, this is your chance to let your imagination go wild as you bring Christmas to your favourite part of our district!

Winner – A £50 Gift Voucher, and a copy of the finished card which will be sent from the Chairman to the Mayors, Chairmen and other dignitaries around Essex.

Runners Up – £10 Gift Vouchers.

Download an entry form from the Related Content section on this page.

Chairman of the Council

The Chairman of the Council is the ‘First Citizen’ of the Rochford district.

As well as presiding over Council meetings and attending local events on behalf of Rochford District Council, the Chairman represents the district at functions organised by neighbouring Civic heads and other organisations which may benefit the district and its residents.

The Chairman of Rochford District Council for the period May 2017-May 2018 is Cllr Mrs Lesley Butcher.

The Chairman will be supported by the Vice Chairman - Cllr David Merrick.

If you would like to invite the Chairman to your local event, please complete a Chairman’s Engagement Form – available opposite in Related Content.