Committees and Council Representatives

Councillors and Committees
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Neal Beecroft-Smith

Town Councillor (East Ward), Chairman

Neal Beecroft-Smith

Town Councillor (East Ward), Chairman

Kesgrave born and bred, I started Primary school at Gorseland on the day it opened, progressed to Kesgrave High and then to Felixstowe for A Levels. I started my working life in Graphic Design, progressing to Marketing Manager. I’ve been a member of Martlesham Community Council, and was firsts elected to Kesgrave Town Council in 2011. My philosophy is every voice counts.

38 Lummis Vale, Kesgrave, IP5 2FJ
(01473) 612571

Jonathan Ogden

Town Councillor (East Ward), Vice Chair, F&G Chair

Jonathan Ogden

Town Councillor (East Ward), Vice Chair, F&G Chair

2 Herbert Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 2PW

Kevin Archer

Town Councillor (West Ward), P&D Chair

Kevin Archer

Town Councillor (West Ward), P&D Chair

Ipswich born and 20 years resident in Kesgrave, I like to get things done. The Queens 90th Birthday Family Fun-day was the starting position to build a vibrant Kesgrave and this year the June Family Fun-day was an overwhelming success. With Kesgrave now the eighth largest town in Suffolk and with virtually no land left, we need to attract sport, social and community facilities and not more homes; so that is my focus.

26 Orchard Grove, Kesgrave, IP5 1EJ
(07918) 904653

Avtar Athwall

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Avtar Athwall

Town Councillor (East Ward)

I joined the Council in July 2016 - serve on several committees, Planning & Development and Finance & Governance. I am a member of Kesgrave Library Community Group and Patient Participation Group at the Birches Medical Centre. My professional background is in education – secondary, higher and research. I am a grandmother, a keen walker and enjoy reading.

7 Woods Walk, Kesgrave, IP5 2DG
(01473) 611692

Paul Carr

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Paul Carr

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Resident in Kesgrave since 1994. I’ve worked for Suffolk Constabulary for over 40 years as an officer & now a civilian member of staff.
Having had 3 sons go through schools in Kesgrave my interests are in the future generations, sporting & recreational facilities.
My personal view is Kesgrave needs amenities not houses.

13 Mackenzie Drive, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 1HW
07977 555918

Alan Comber

Town Councillor (West Ward), C&R Chair

Alan Comber

Town Councillor (West Ward), C&R Chair

I have been a Town Councillor for over 20 years. I joined because I am interested in being part of the community and wanted to make a difference. My main passions are young people and providing additional facilities and events in the Town. For most of this time I have been chairman of the Community and Recreation Committee which is responsible for providing new play equipment in Kesgrave including Cedarwood Green

7 Quantock Close, Rushmere St Andrew, IP5 1AS
01473 622 185

Derrick Fairbrother

Town Councillor (Wast Ward)

Derrick Fairbrother

Town Councillor (Wast Ward)

Born in Clacton-on-Sea and grew up in  the small village of Great Holland.  I moved to Kesgrave in 2009, when I married fellow Town Councillor Stephanie Fairbrother. I was elected onto the Town Council in May 2011, and before that had served as a Borough Councillor in Colchester.

8 Bull Drive, Kesgrave, IP5 2BS
(01473) 636694

Rod Gibson

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Rod Gibson

Town Councillor (East Ward)

"I have lived in Kesgrave since 2005 and after a career in insurance I retired in 2011. As an ordinary member of the community in 2018 I joined the committee for developing the Neighbourhood Plan and in July 2018 became chairman."

52 Century Drive, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 2EL
07930 947220

Geoff Lynch

Town Councillor (West Ward), District Councillor

Geoff Lynch

Town Councillor (West Ward), District Councillor

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59 Cambridge Road, Kesgrave IP5 1EW
(01473) 610577

Becky Patten

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Becky Patten

Town Councillor (East Ward)

I have been a resident of Kesgrave for 6 years. My special interests are planning, public transport, conservation, and services for young people. I’m a retail manager, currently working for Oxfam GB.

77 Spindler Close, Kesgrave, IP5 2DA
07595878956

Daniel Shaw

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Daniel Shaw

Town Councillor (East Ward)

57 Thomas Crescent, Kesgrave, IP5 2HN
07968228704

Lesley Sue Ventriglia

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Lesley Sue Ventriglia

Town Councillor (East Ward)

I am an energetic and motivated mother of three daughters and five grandchildren. I was born and educated in East London (Grammar school) before moving to Essex. I relocated to Kesgrave in 2013. Since arriving in Kesgrave I have volunteered for the Suffolk Constabulary as an administrator and work as an Invigilator at Ipswich Academy.

17 Wards View, Kesgrave, IP5 2PW
07940 289307

Glenn Ward

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Glenn Ward

Town Councillor (West Ward)

“I was born and raised in Ipswich, living there, Wickham Market and Saxmundham before settling in Kesgrave 8 years ago.  I also have strong family connections in Kesgrave; my wife lived and went to school there before we met and my Mother and Father-in-Law have lived in Kesgrave for 40 years.

I have been employed at the old Sizewell Power Station for nearly 37 years, starting as a Clerical Assistant before joining the Health Physics

104 Bell Lane, Kesgrave IP5 1JN
01473 239008

Stuart Lawson

District and County Councillor

Stuart Lawson

District and County Councillor

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15 Sewell Wontner Close, Kesgrave, IP5 2GB
(07463) 256476

Debbie McCallum

District Councillor

Debbie McCallum

District Councillor

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The Bell, 129 Main Road, Kesgrave, IP5 1AA
(01473) 622 045

Robert Whiting

County Councillor

Robert Whiting

County Councillor

105 Playford Road, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, IP4 5RQ
07714 598155

Casual Vacancy, West

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Casual Vacancy, West

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Casual Vacancy, East

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Casual Vacancy, East

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Casual Vacancy, West

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Casual Vacancy, West

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Register Of Members’ Interests

All Councillors have to complete a register of interests within 28 days of an election, which is available for anyone to see. The register of interests gives details of any interests that might give rise to a conflict of interest in a Councillor’s duties as a town or parish Councillor.

East Suffolk District Council has to publish the register of interests for all town and parish councils within the district (this does not apply to parish meetings), which you can view by following the link: Register of interests

  • Kevin Archer
  • Avtar Athwall
  • Neal Beecroft-Smith
  • Paul Carr
  • Alan Comber
  • Derrick Fairbrother
  • Rod Gibson
  • Geoff Lynch
  • Jonathan Ogden
  • Lesley Ventriglia
  • Glenn Ward

Steering Groups

  • Neighbourhood Plan Sub-Committee
  • Play Area and Open Spaces Sub-Committee
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Sub-Committee

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Emergency Planning Representative:

Councillor G Ward

Footpath Warden/Representative:

Mr M Rayment

Independent Internal Auditor:

Mr Hunt

Kesgrave Conservation:

Mrs Judith Francis (local resident)

Local History Recorders:

Click <here> for details.

Open Spaces Representative:

Councillor A Comber

Patient Participation Group (Doctors):

Councillor R Gibson

Press Officer:

The Clerk

Public Transport Liaison Officer:

Miss S Hall  (local resident)

Safeguarding Officer:

The Clerk

SALC Representative/SALC Larger Council Group:

Councillor K Archer

SPARK (Sports Amenities and Recreation in Kesgrave):

Councillor P Carr

Tree/Hedgerow Warden:

Mrs C Marsh (local Resident)

Woodbridge and District Anti-social Behavour Forum Representatives:

Councillors A Comber and S Fairbrother

Youth Club Representative:

Councillor K Archer

Ferguson Way
Ipswich IP5 2FZ England GB
Get directions

Ferguson Way, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 2FZ

01473 625 179

Town Council Office Opening Hours
Mon, Tue, Friday: 9am - 1.00pm
Wednesday: 9am - 3.00pm

Thursday
Closed

Up and coming meetings

october, 2019

19oct9:00 am- 12:30 pmKesgrave Market

19oct10:00 am- 12:30 pmKesgrave Youth ClubOfficial Launch !

28oct6:15 pmPlanning and Development Meeting

28oct7:15 pmKesgrave Town Council Meeting