Councillors’ Profiles

Who we are

There are six Wickham St Pauls Parish Councillors and one Parish Clerk who seek to serve you to the best of their abilities.



Martin Cooper 

I am an Essex boy born, bred and proud of it supporting that struggling team West Ham United. I have lived mainly in mid Essex until coming to Wickham St Pauls from Writtle in 2001. I retired from IBM / AT&T in 2009 and became a Councillor some 4 years ago. It is a special relaxing village and still feel that we are on holiday here.


Janice Barlow

I have lived in Wickham St Pauls for ten years, I used to work at Marconi in Chelmsford for 18 years, then a few other place’s. I am now retired. 

Paul Snazell

I’ve lived in Wickham St Paul for some 28 years, and continue to be enchanted by the surrounding countryside, and the pleasant lifestyle living in this special village enables residents to enjoy.

Long retired, following a career in Engineering and Construction.

Previously a member of the Parish Council and Chairman for several years.

Back in time, I was a board member of Blackwater Housing Association for some 8 years.

Parish Clerk 

Diane Jacob

Diane has been the Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer since January 2018.  Diane passed CiLCA (Certificate in Local Administration) in January 2014 and she is a fully qualified Clerk. 

Diane and her partner have one child and have lived in Greenstead Green for the past 14 years. To contact Parish Councillors or to express your views or concerns, if you have anything you would like to report to the Parish Council please contact her using the details below.