Welcome to the Chappel Parish Council website

Parish Council

Who we are

There are seven Chappel Parish Councillors and one Parish Clerk who seek to serve you to the best of their abilities.

Parish Councillors are:

Sue Chamley

Susan Chamley (Chair). Sue lives in Chappel with her husband James and son Harry.

Representative 2017/18: Colchester Association of Local Councils, Essex Association of Local Councils and Personnel Committee.





Nick Ingram. In previous years Nick helped to facilitate the procurement and installation of the children’s play equipment.

Representative 2017/18: Play Area & Nominated Director of CMG Ltd




Tony Langley. Tony moved to Chappel with his family in 2001 to take up a teaching post in Hedingham. Now retired he works as a gardener around the local area, opens his garden for the annual Church Open Gardens and is Chairman of Chappel Millennium Green.

Representative 2017/18: Planning Liaison, Allotments, Orchard and Parish Field and Personnel Committee.


peter_neubauerPeter Neubauer (Vice Chair). Peter and his wife Jan have lived in Chappel for 12 years.  They have three daughters and five grandchildren.  Peter is a Consultant Engineer in the Public Sector.  He has been a Parish Councillor in Chappel for over 10 years.

Representative 2017/18: Planning Liaison & Personnel Committee.


cllr_amber_cox_photoAmber Cox.  Amber and her husband moved to Chappel in 2010. Both her parents grew up here so it was the perfect place for them to start and raise their own family. She has worked in Finance for 10 years and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.





Patrick Dent.  Following his retirement, Patrick and his wife moved from Northamptonshire to Wakes Colne in August 2013. They moved to live closer to their daughter, her husband and their two grandchildren who live in Great Tey.  Patrick and his wife enjoy the area and love looking after and seeing more of their grandchildren.  They are keen amateur gardeners and love looking after their rescue dog and cat.

Representative 2017/18: Speed Watch.



Bruce Knights.  Bruce lives with his wife Sarah in Bacon’s Lane. Essex born and bred, he had careers in the military and railway engineering before taking early retirement. He now runs Poplar Miniature Railway at Marks Tey.





silhouetteParish Clerk: Helen Cook. Helen has been the Parish Clerk since September 2012.

Please feel free to e-mail or send any items for the Agenda and / or Notice board. In addition, if you have anything you would like to report to the Parish Council again feel free to contact her. parishclerk@chappel.org