Committees and Council Representatives

Councillors and Committees
Page updated on 7th October 2017 - next scheduled review: February 15th, 2018
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Neal Beecroft-Smith

Chairman

Neal Beecroft-Smith

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

Chris Marsh

Town Councillor

Chris Marsh

Town Councillor

"I have lived in Kesgrave for 22 years, firstly on Grange Farm and for the last 4 years in Old Kesgrave. I chose to live in Kesgrave because it is a great place to live, work and bring up your children. Our children live nearby, and we see a lot of our grandchildren.

I have worked for County, District and Town Councils and now I have retired from paid work, I have more time and

Rebecca Patten

Vice Chairman

Rebecca Patten

Vice Chairman

I was delighted to be voted Vice-Chair in May 2017. Within the Council I have a special interest in planning, highways, the environment, community engagement and seeking ways in which we can boost our local economy. I have four children attending our fantastic local schools and work for Oxfam GB.

77 Spindler Close, Kesgrave, IP5 2DA
07595 878 956

Kevin Archer

Town Councillor

Kevin Archer

Town Councillor

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

Avtar Athwall

Town Councillor

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

Rob Bridgeman

Town Councillor

Rob Bridgeman

Town Councillor

Hello my name is Rob Bridgeman and I’m one of your Town Councillors. I was first elected to the Council in 2004 and have served on and off ever since. I am currently vice chair of Community Services and interested in anything that makes Kesgrave a better place to live, grow up or play sports in.

20 Melbourne Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PP
(01473) 728798

Alan Comber

Town Councillor

Alan Comber

Town Councillor

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

Geraint Derrick

Town Councillor

Geraint Derrick

Town Councillor

Geraint enjoys the responsibility and involvement of his Committee role, and sees the Town Councillor role as a natural progression in both personal development, and in the development of the area as his children grow. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in marketing and business, sporting blood, a hint of Welsh and a positive outlook on life - and wants to contribute more to his adopted home of Kesgrave.

112 Main Road, Kesgrave IP5 1BL
(01473) 677512

Derrick Fairbrother

Town Councillor

Derrick Fairbrother

Town Councillor

Information to follow

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

Stephanie Fairbrother

Town Councillor

Stephanie Fairbrother

Town Councillor

Information to follow

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

Gavin Hamilton

Town Councillor

Gavin Hamilton

Town Councillor

I am semi retired although still carry on as a photographer (Kesgrave Cameras), as well as being the 'Town Photographer' for Kesgrave. I’m also involved in the re-homing of rescue dogs from Romania here in the UK. I enjoy walking our dogs in the beautiful Suffolk countryside and teaching photography.

9 Fairbairn Avenue, Kesgrave, IP5 2YS
(07970) 208562

Stuart Lawson

Town, District and County Councillor

Stuart Lawson

Town, District and County Councillor

Information to follow

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

Geoff Lynch

Town and District Councillor

Geoff Lynch

Town and District Councillor

Information to follow

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

Pat Mills

Town Councillor

Pat Mills

Town Councillor

Happily married to Yvonne, we have been residents of Bell Lane for over 40 years. We are both born and bred natives of Suffolk and have been greatly blessed with two sons who we supported through both Kesgrave Heath and High Schools, and through Cubs and Scouts.

I have served as a Town Councilor for 35 of the past 40 years and continue to do so.

Was instrumental as one of a very small team who

174 Bell Lane, Kesgrave, IP5 1NB
01473 623776

Rev Robin Spittle

Town Councillor

Rev Robin Spittle

Town Councillor

Information to follow

4 Wades Grove, Kesgrave, IP5 2EF
(01473) 805091

Lesley Sue Ventriglia

Town Councillor

Lesley Sue Ventriglia

Town Councillor

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

Sue Mower

District Councillor

Sue Mower

District Councillor

Information to follow.

47 Century Drive, Kesgrave, IP5 2EL
07778 250 848

Debbie McCallum

District Councillor

Debbie McCallum

District Councillor

Information to follow.

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

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.

Suffolk Coastal 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: Suffolk Coastal town and parish councils’ register of interests

Steering Groups

  • Neighbourhood Plan Working Party
  • Play Area and Open Spaces Working Party
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Working Party

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Emergency Planning Officer:

TBC

Footpath Warden/Representative:

Mr M Rayment

Independent Internal Auditor:

Mr Hunt

Kesgrave Conservation:

Mrs Judith Francis (local resident)

Local History Recorders:

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Open Spaces Representative:

Councillor A Comber

Patient Participation Group (Doctors):

Councillor P Mills

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 Mills

Tree/Hedgerow Warden:

tbc

Woodbridge and District Anti-social Behavour Forum Representatives:

Councillors A Comber and S Fairbrother

Youth Club Representative:

Councillors R Bridgeman (Tue) and K Archer (Thu)

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Hours:

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

Thursday Closed

Up and coming meetings

december, 2017

15dec7:00 pmEvening of ReflectionFriday 15th December

16dec9:00 am- 12:30 pmKesgrave Market