Chairman of the Council

Civic Carols by Candlelight Service

Cllr Robin Dray, Chairman of Rochford District Council warmly invites you and your guest to join him at Rochford District Council’s Civic Carols by Candlelight Service

On Wednesday, 18 December 2019 at 7.00 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Hockley Road, Rayleigh SS6 8BB

The service will be followed by festive refreshments

Chains of office may be worn

To RSVP, please use the form in the Related Content section by Friday, 6 December 2019

Chairman’s Christmas Card Competition

The Chairman of Rochford District Council, Councillor Robin Dray, invites young people who live in, or attend an infant or primary school within the district of Rochford, to design the Chairman’s 2019 Christmas Card.

Entries should feature your favourite building or landmark within the Rochford district, with a Christmas twist!

Whether this be reindeer on the roof of Rayleigh’s Dutch Cottage, the Christmas tree in Rochford’s Market Square, or Father Christmas’ sleigh in Hockley Woods, this is your opportunity to let your Christmas spirit shine as you bring Christmas to your favourite landmark in the 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.

The closing date is 9am on Friday 29th November.

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 2019 - May 2020 is Cllr Robin Dray

Currently a District Councillor for the Wheatley Ward, Councillor Dray has been a member of Rochford District Council since 2013 and served as Vice-Chairman of the Council for the 2018/19 Civic Year. Cllr Dray has lived in the district for 24 years, currently residing in Rayleigh, and has one daughter.

Cllr Dray will be supported during his Civic year by Hockley & Ashingdon Ward Member Councillor Terry Cutmore, former Leader of Rochford District Council, who has been appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Council for the same period.

Inviting the Chairman to your event

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

If you require further information or have any queries please contact the Civic Officer by email at: