The Parish Council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of the parish.

The work falls into three main categories:

  • representing the local community
  • delivering services to meet local needs
  • striving to improve quality of life in the parish

Councillors have three main areas of work:

  • Decision-making: through attending meetings, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented
  • Monitoring: councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working
  • Getting involved locally: as local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. This often depends on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available.

if you would like to contact the parish council please email Debbie Hattrell, Parish Clerk on

Your Parish Councillors:
Julian Fincham-Jacques 42 Homefield 01787 210376
Vice Chairman
Lisa Wortley Robin Hill, Spring Lane, Whitestreet Green. 01787 211145
Pamela Edwards 40 Swan Street  
Theresa Munson 20 Brookhall Rd 07786 448361
David Warren 27 Brook Hall Road  
Mathew Wooderson Birdsong, 16 Goodlands 01787 211204
Parish Clerk
Debbie Hattrell   01787 210943
Babergh District Councillor
Bryn Hurren   01787 210854
Suffolk County Councillor
James Finch   01206 263649

The dates for the parish council meetings in 2021 are as follows:
Tuesday 26th January
Tuesday 23rd February
Tuesday 23rd March
Tuesday 27th April
Tuesday 25th May
Tuesday 22nd June
Tuesday 27th July
Provisional 10th August (the Parish Council doesn't usually meet in August unless urgent matters arise)
Tuesday 28th September
Tuesday 26th October
Tuesday 23rd November
Tuesday 14th December

The parish council meet at 7:30pm in Bell House, Stone Street Road. Meetings are open to all and we encourage you to come and listen to the proceedings or have your say during the time allocated for public participation.