Wakes Colne Parish Council 

Who we are

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

Parish Councillors are:



Monica Taylor – Monica has been closely connected with Wakes Colne since 1961 and returned to live here in 2001. In 2012 she was elected to the Parish Council and is pleased to use her academic and editorial professional skills in the Council's service. She serves on the working parties for Station Road traffic calming/footway and for maintenance and development of our footpath network.

Representative:  LHP Working Group, Public Footpath Working Group.



James Parrish - I moved to Wakes Colne in February 2020 where I have been made to feel extremely welcome by the neighbours on Station Road. My wife Laura grew up in the village from a young age before moving to Sudbury and has always had a desire to move back to the village. I personally grew up in South London before moving to Stamford, Lincolnshire, for work and I can honestly say that Village Life is for me. I work in the aviation industry based at London Stansted Airport, and have previously worked at other major UK Airports.

Wakes Colne is a great village with beautiful countryside walks, amazing features and a real community feeling. I look forward to being part of the success story of Wakes Colne for years to come.

Representative: LHP Working Group - CALC Representative.




June Fisher - I joined Wakes Colne parish council in March 2020. I have lived in Wakes Colne for eight years, and am recently retired.

I have four grown up children all of whom attended schools in Chelmsford where I lived at this time. I was actively involved with PTAs etc and was a parent governor at my eldest son’s school.

I spend a great deal of my time now walking. I use the local footpaths regularly with my husband and recently have been involved in long distance walking and the Ramblers association. I therefore have a great interest in the conservation of the footpaths in Wakes Colne and beyond.

I hope to be actively involved in the parish council in the future now I have more time and opportunity.

Representative: Public Footpath Working Group - Personnel Committee. 


Tatiana Hardy-Stotz J.D.  - is an Australian Uruguayan who works in London as a sustainability specialist. She lives in Wakes Colne with her husband and young daughter and is passionate about good podcasts, great coffee and amazing local countryside walks. 

Representative:  Personnel Committee. 


Helen Wasteney - I have been living in Wakes Colne for the past 8 years, previous to that was living not far away in Little Tey. I have 3 grown up children who attended the local schools/ clubs.

I am self-employed and for many years worked as a nurse in the Colchester Hospitals. I joined the council in March 2020.

Representative: Personnel Committee, Millennium Green Trust.


Parish Clerk: Diane Jacob - Diane has been the Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer since June 2012.  Diane passed CiLCA (Certificate in Local Administration) in January 2014 and is now a fully qualified Clerk. CiLCA Certificate.

Diane and her partner have one child and have lived in Greenstead Green for the past 16 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 feel free to contact her. parishclerk@wakescolne.org