Council roles

Vanessa was elected as the Deputy Town Mayor on 04 September 2020.

She is also the Environment Coordinator and represents the council on the Burnham Green Spaces Group.

She is also a Maldon District Councillor – that link takes you to her entry on the MDC website.

At the last election Vanessa stood as an Independent Candidate.


Vanessa originally trained to become a teacher but went on to pursue a career in social work, specialising in working with marginalised young people. She now works in the quality assurance side of fostering.

Vanessa moved to Burnham in 2011, having decided to escape the guns and gangs of Hackney.

Contact details

Correspondence address: Burnham on Crouch Town Council, Chapel Road, Burnham on Crouch, Essex, CM0 8JA

Tel: 07973 416999



Register of Interests

Each councillor has to complete a Register of Interests form upon election. This provides  information about any financial interest which a councillor has, or any benefit which he or she receives, which others might reasonably consider to influence his or her actions or words as a member of the Town Council.

It should also include relevant interests of their husband, wife, or civil partner.

Click on the link below for Cllr. Bell’s Register of Interests.

Declaration file for Councillor Vanessa J Bell

For her entry as a Town Councillor on the  Maldon District Council website, click here.