Cllr. Watley chairs the Parks and Open Spaces Committee. During his period as Chairman of the full council he was instrumental in securing a site suitable for conversion to allotments available to all parishioners. That scheme is now successfully in operation at a large plot located off the Chelmsford Road. He is also a member of the Planning and Policy & Resources committees. He has lived in Blackmore for the last fourteen years and was a long-term resident of Brentwood before that. Andrew is retired from a career in the publishing industry.