The Burnham on Crouch Urban District Council was formed in 1898, providing District Council level service for Burnham and Creeksea until 1974, when Maldon District Council (MDC) was formed by the amalgamation of Maldon Rural District Council and Maldon Urban District Council, and Burnham’s local governing body was changed to Burnham Town Council.

At this time, a significant number of responsibilities and properties shifted to MDC from Burnham’s ownership.

Chairs of the Urban District Council

  • 1898    A B Croxon
  • 1899    A B Croxon
  • 1900    A B Croxon
  • 1901     A B Croxon
  • 1902    John Hawkins
  • 1903    John Hawkins
  • 1904    John Hawkins
  • 1905    John Hawkins
  • 1906    Rev C D Gooding
  • 1907    E Read
  • 1908    E Woodhouse
  • 1909    S B Sadler
  • 1910    T Horrobin
  • 1911    A Day
  • 1912    J Hawkes
  • 1913    E Woodhouse
  • 1914    E Read
  • 1915    E Read
  • 1916    E Read
  • 1917    E Read
  • 1918    E Read
  • 1919    C E Marsh
  • 1920    J H Jackson
  • 1921    J B Page
  • 1922    R T Bull
  • 1923    C J Cranfield
  • 1924    J H Jackson
  • 1925    C C Booth
  • 1926    A W Saddler
  • 1927    A J Inch
  • 1928    J B Page
  • 1929    C E Marsh
  • 1930    G J Cranfield
  • 1931    E W Saddler
  • 1932    J B Page
  • 1933    C E Marsh
  • 1934    G J Cranfield
  • 1935    P N Petticrow
  • 1936    J A Cole
  • 1937    C G Sains
  • 1938    A C Sparkes
  • 1939    C E Marsh
  • 1940    C E Marsh
  • 1941    C E Marsh
  • 1943    C E Marsh
  • 1943    C E Marsh
  • 1944    C E Marsh
  • 1945    C E Marsh
  • 1946    P N Petticrow
  • 1947    T J Rice
  • 1948    C E Jeffries
  • 1949    R G Taylor
  • 1950    M George
  • 1951    C E Marsh
  • 1952    C E Marsh
  • 1953    T J Rice
  • 1954    C E Jeffries
  • 1955    L C Christensen
  • 1956    O T Bowton
  • 1957    Mrs H D Robinson
  • 1958    J R Booth
  • 1959    F C Brown
  • 1960    C E Jeffries
  • 1961    O T Bowton
  • 1962    D Saunders
  • 1963    Mrs H D Robinson
  • 1964    S J Langrish
  • 1965    Brigadier E H Grant
  • 1966    F J Nethercoat
  • 1967    Brigadier V R Krohn
  • 1968    J Dowding
  • 1969    L C A Bavage
  • 1970    N R J McGreath
  • 1971    N R J McGreath
  • 1972    Mrs M Freeman
  • 1973    D Robinson