Councillors

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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

Derrick Fairbrother

Town Councillor (East Ward), Vice Chairman

Derrick Fairbrother

Town Councillor (East Ward), Vice Chairman

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.  I am the new Vice Chair of the Council and Chairman of the Finance and Governance Committee for the 2018/19 Municipal Year.

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

Kevin Archer

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Kevin Archer

Town Councillor (West Ward)

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

Rob Bridgeman

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Rob Bridgeman

Town Councillor (West Ward)

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 (West Ward)

Alan Comber

Town Councillor (West Ward)

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

Stephanie Fairbrother

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Stephanie Fairbrother

Town Councillor (East Ward)

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

Geoff Lynch

Town and District Councillor (West Ward)

Geoff Lynch

Town and District Councillor (West Ward)

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

Chris Marsh

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Chris Marsh

Town Councillor (West Ward)

"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

1 Camborne Road, Kesgrave IP5 1JP
01473 621997

Pat Mills

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Pat Mills

Town Councillor (West Ward)

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 (East Ward)

Rev Robin Spittle

Town Councillor (East Ward)

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4 Wades Grove, Kesgrave, IP5 2EF
(01473) 623388

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

Sue Mower

District Councillor

Sue Mower

District Councillor

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

Robert Whiting

County Councillor

Robert Whiting

County Councillor

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

Casual Vacancy

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Casual Vacancy

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Casual Vacancy

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Casual Vacancy

Town Councillor (West Ward)

Casual Vacancy

Town Councillor (East Ward)

Casual Vacancy

Town Councillor (East 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.

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

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

august, 2018

18aug9:00 am- 12:30 pmKesgrave Market

21aug11:00 am- 4:00 pmSenior Citizens OutingFish & Chips in Felixstowe - Booking forms now available

22aug1:00 pm- 2:00 pmPolice SurgeryYou can discuss any matters of concern in confidence