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Councillor Brian Essex

Brian Essex
  • Ward: Helmshore
  • Party: Conservative
  • Position: None

Contact details

Shadow Portfolio Holder for Resources

Council Committees/Working Groups

  • Audit and Accounts
  • Appointments and Appeals
  • Grants Advisory Group
  • Project Development Consultation Group
  • Haslingden, Helmshore with Edenfield Community Partnership


A surgery is held at Haslingden Library on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 11am -12 noon. No appointment needed.

Additional information

I retired at Christmas 2005 after twenty five years as a headteacher.

I am a Past President of the National Association of Head Teachers (North West).

After such a length of time in public service, I want to give something back to the community and I am proud of being elected as councillor for Helmshore. The village is a large ward stretching from near Holcombe to near Belthorn and from Haslingden Leisure Centre to Knowsley Road Industrial Estate. There are over 4,600 electors. People see Helmshore as a very good place to live - outstanding scenery, quality housing, excellent schools, very good road communications, but above all there is still a strong sense of local community and a Lancashire friendliness second to none.
I am a member of the following Helmshore orgisations:

Royal British Legion, Sunnybank Community Association, Free Lane Allotments Society, St Thomas' History Group, Helmshore Action Group, St Thomas', Musbury

I am committed to maintaining and even enhancing Helmshore as a good place to live in but I cannot do this on my own.

I will have to work with others equally committed. If you want to make Helmshore an even better place to live in, please contact me - see details above.

Current term of office


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