Parish Council

Parish Council meetings take place on the second Monday in January, March, May, July, September and November and are held in the Institute Hall, Higham Road.  Meetings start at 7.30pm and all residents and members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Parish Council also holds an Annual Parish Meeting in April to whom all organisations from within the village are invited to attend and give a report on their past yearly activities.

Parish Council meetings are a useful way to find out more about the community in which you have chosen to live.  It also gives residents an opportunity to raise matters of concern.

Agendas for parish council meetings can be found on the notice boards located by The Anchor pub in Upper Street and by the footbridge of the River Stour (known locally as the Weir), Lower Street.

Your councillors are:


Bill Davies - 3 Spanbies Road, CO7 6YH - Tel: 01206 322990.  Also the Institute Hall Representative


Roger Barrell - 1 Spanbies Road, CO7 6YH – Tel: 01206 323728


Graham Pearce - The Chase, Lower Street, CO7 6JS – Tel: 01206 321297. 

Richard Tilbrook - 8 Mors End, CO7 6YF – Tel: 01206 323436

Hilary Cairns - 6 Mors End, CO7 6YF – Tel: 01206 323417.  Also the Emergency Planning Officer

Brian Such - The Side Cottage, Lower Street, CO7 6JS – Tel: 01206 323091.  Also the Tree Warden Representative

Shaun Baker - The Orchard, Upper Street, CO7 6JW – Tel: 01206 323637.  Also the SALC Representative

Lorry Shead - 1 Drum Field, CO7 6NU - Tel: 01206 321261

Kevin Cassell - 8 Strickmere, CO7 6NX - Tel; 01206 322054  Also the Footpaths Representative.


Jenny O'Hanlon, 3 Two Acres Capel St Mary, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 2XP

 Tel: 01473 311191. 9am till 5pm  Email:  Website:




If you would like to see copies of Minutes from previous meetings, please contact the Parish Clerk