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One Maldon District

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What is One Maldon District?

One Maldon District is a senior level partnership, working together to ensure a healthier and prosperous Maldon District in relation to Place, Prosperity, Community and Safety. One Maldon District seeks to maximise collaboration to ensure there is an abundance of opportunities for enhanced health, wellbeing, community safety and feeling of safety within communities across the district.

Our purpose

One Maldon District has been established to bring together senior representatives from the local statutory, voluntary and private sectors to enhance local quality of life, jointly bid and draw down funding, discuss and link strategies and initiatives.  

Members of the One Maldon District partnership stood together

Our aims

One Maldon District is a vehicle to ensure strategic leaders collaborate and work together to drive and lead change, our key aims will include: 

  • Act as a vehicle which provides a united voice from and into Maldon District at both a regional and national level.

  • To horizon scan new opportunities and challenges for Maldon District, translating them into local action for partners and partnerships. 

  • To lead efforts to better align organisational resources, including pooling resources where appropriate, in order to reduce duplication and deliver improved outcomes at less cost. 

  • To provide strong and effective leadership to the Maldon District, by challenging one another, holding each other to account and overcoming any blockages within own organisations. 

  • To work to integrate relevant data, research and intelligence functions and promote shared understand and analysis of needs. 

  • To ensure effective links between the Strategic Boards and with communities through communication, networking and engagement. 

  • To escalate or refer matter where there is changing demographic needs or issue in Maldon District that needs further exploration. 

  • Ensure community is at the heart of what we do by leading on social cohesion, fostering asset-based community development and ensure priorities and outcomes are informed by effective community engagement. 

  • Maximising and sharing funding opportunities to strengthen and provide expert support of bid submission and grant distribution. 

Who are our members?




Jane Gardner  

Chair of One Maldon District and Essex Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner 

Charlie Fillingham 

Vice Chair of One Maldon District and Chair of Sense of Place Board 

Rt. Hon John Whittingdale MP 

MP for Maldon 

Rt. Hon Priti Patel MP 

MP for Witham 

Cllr Penny Channer 

Leader of Maldon District Council 

Cllr Maddie Thompson Deputy Leader of Maldon District Council

Cllr Richard Siddall 

Leader of the Opposition Maldon District Council 

Cllr Jeanette Stilts     Deputy Leader of the Opposition Maldon District Council

Cllr Sue White 

Chair of Maldon District Livewell Partnership Board 

Paul Dodson 

Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, Maldon District Council 

Richard Holmes 

Director of Service Delivery, Maldon District Council 

Georgina Button 

Strategy, Policy and Communications Manager, Maldon District Council 

Spencer Clarke 

Community Safety Manager, Maldon District Council 

Leanda Cable 

Lead Specialist Prosperity, Maldon District Council 

Damien Ghela Lead Specialist Community, Maldon District Council

Sue Green 

Customers, Community and Casework Manager, Maldon District Council 

Joshua Fulcher 

Strategy Theme Lead – Community, Maldon District Council 

Cllr Jane Fleming 

Essex County Councillor 


Essex County Council 

Stephen Scott-Hayes 

Chief Inspector for Maldon District, Essex Police 

Kelly Thurston 

Inspector for Maldon District, Essex Police 

Karen Nicholl Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Daniel Doherty 

Alliance Director of Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group 

Kate Butcher 

Deputy Alliance Director of Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group 

Sarah Troop  

Director of Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service 

David Messam 

National Probation Service 

Chris Barton 

Whole Academy Lead for Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement, Plume Academy 

Brian Collen 

Community and Careers, Plume Academy 


Ormiston Rivers Academy 


Ormiston Rivers Academy 

Andrew Mugford 

Churches Together Maldon 

Rob Sefton 

Churches Together Maldon 


Maldon Muslim Association 

Jason Fergus 

Director of Active Essex 

Simon King 

Relationship Manager Mid Essex, Active Essex 

The logos on the One Maldon District member organisations on a green background