Council Members

Ward: South

Romilly Wakeling

Councillor (South Ward)

I was born and raised in Springfield, and I am proud to be from Chelmsford. I am very passionate about the local area and the potential that our new development of Channels and Beaulieu can have on the future of Chelmsford and the families that call it home.

I have been in recruitment for 19 years, most recently winning an award in 2021 for business growth and social impact, raising over £75,000 to provide disadvantaged children with laptops over COVID. Before that, I was a racing driver in the UK’s first race series dedicated to females, called Formula Woman.

I live in Channels with my Partner and my son who attends The Beaulieu Park School. I work in Chelmsford, and I am part of the Ambitious Women in Essex group. My hobbies include racing, F1, live gigs, singing, playing the bass guitar, and yoga.

I love the community I do, which includes writing a monthly article for the Beaulieu and Channels magazine. I am also training to be a mental health coach/counsellor to provide people with support when they need it the most. I am also part of the Chelmsford mental health support group called MATES, who will be providing a monthly walk and talk around Beaulieu and Channels.

I am extremely proud to be a councillor and I will ensure I work hard to serve the community.