The Council


The Council

The council’s vision is that we will ‘make Uttlesford the best place to live, work and play’ and we will achieve this by delivering a number of key actions:

Putting residents first
This is a fundamental tenet of our political and organisational philosophy. We are accountable to our residents and their best interests should be central to everything that we undertake.

We will be an active place-maker for our towns and villages
This is vital in supporting successful communities, establishing the infrastructure for economic prosperity and safeguarding the health and welfare of our residents.

We will be a progressive custodian of our rural environment
We will work to preserve the beautiful and historical rural character of our district, for those who live here today and for future generations. And we will take practical steps to reduce the chances of a climate catastrophe.

We will be a champion for our district
We will work tirelessly in the interests of Uttlesford, as an active part of the wider ecosystem of organisations and agencies that affect quality of life in our region, taking collective responsibility for outcomes.

The current political administration of the council is made up as follows:

  • Residents for Uttlesford: 24
  • Conservative and Unionist Party:  5
  • Liberal Democrats: 5
  • The Green Party:  3
  • Uttlesford Independents: 2

Cllr John Lodge is Leader of the Council