Your Parish Councillors and how to contact them:
Jim Duckham (Chairman), Church Cottage, Church Road; Tel. 01728 724398; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Booth, The Timbers, Church Road; email email@example.com
Peter Winder, 4 Lings Field; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Poacher, 1 Barrel Cottages; email email@example.com
Edward Jardine, Bridge Farm, Mill Lane; email Ed.Jardine.KPC@gmail.com
Deborah Thomas, Corner House; email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Parish Council is the most locally elected body within the English system of local government. Most parish councils were formed by the Local Government Act in 1894 and they look after the interests of those who live within the parish.
More information on local councils in England, the role of local councillors and what you need to do if you would like to stand as a candidate in local parish or town council elections is available in the Booklets and Resources section on the National Association of Local Councils web site.
Kettleburgh Parish Council is the first tier of a three tier system of local government, with East Suffolk District Council and Suffolk County Council being the next two tiers, all elected by people within the region.
Kettleburgh Parish Council has eight members elected every four years, the most recent election was held on the 2nd May 2019.
The Council employs a Clerk, who is also the Responsible Finance Officer.
The Council has a set of rules called Standing Orders by which the Council, its elected Members and its Officers conduct their activities.
The role of the Parish Council is to represent the local community, provide services to meet local needs and improve quality of life and community well being.
The Parish Council meets every three months. Meetings are held in the Village Hall, usually on Thursdays beginning at 7:30pm. Before the Council meeting starts there is an open session when parishioners are invited to raise any issues of interest or concern. You may also have the opportunity to talk to your County Councillor, Robin Vickery and your District Councillors Maurice Cook or William Taylor. Members of the public are always welcome to attend.
To be kept in touch with parish council business and other items that the parish council is requested to diseminate please email the Chairman requesting that your email address be added to the Parish Email Distribution List. Your can request that your email address be removed at any time.
Useful contact details:
Parish Clerk: Sonia Frost is Parish Clerk
County Councillor: Elaine Bryce