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Meet your Councillors

Parish Councillors are local, receive no payment and are not to be confused with District (Suffolk Coastal) or County (Suffolk) Councillors who have political affiliation.

Please contact individual Councillors or the Clerk about any specific village enquiries.

Councillors' Profiles

Cllr Andy Nicholson (Chairman)

Lives: Elm Tree Cottage, North Green

Village Commitments:   Parish Council Representative on Parham Village Hall Management Committee, Finance Sub-Committee  

Parish Council Interests: Village Emergencies, Village Hall Rep, Finance Sub-Committee 

"A retired Suffolk headteacher, I have lived at North Green, Parham for over 20 years.

I have been on the Parish Council for a number of years and became Chairman 3 years ago.

I have just completed a Doctorate in Education and now spend my time walking my dogs, gardening, cycling and reading." 

 

Cllr Mike Gray (Vice-Chairman)

Lives: Moat Hall, Silverlace Green 

Status: Married with 2 grown up children

Occupation: Self-employed farmer in Parham, Framlingham, Marlesford, Campsea Ashe and Snape

Village Commitments: Previously Chairman of Parham’s Bio-diversity Advisory Group and Chairman of Parham Parish Council.

Presently Chairman of Parham Wildlife Group and Chairman of Parham’s Bio-diversity Advisory Group.

Parish Council Interests: Finance Sub-Committee, Risk Assessment, Natural Environment, Village Emergencies

 

Cllr Emma Cochrane

Lives:   Elm Tree Farm, North Green

Village Commitments: Neighbourhood Watch 

"I have lived in Parham for over 30 years and continue to live in my childhood home with my parents, husband and our young family. I have four children who were all born at home in Parham. I work as both a Midwife in Ipswich Hospital and a Nurse.

I joined the Parish council over 3 years ago as I wanted local decisions to be made by a local Council.

I like to spend my spare time with my children and family. I enjoy reading and we love going away in our caravan all over the UK."

 

Cllr Claire Moore

Lives: Willoughby Close, Main Road 

Occupation: Care Support Worker

Village Commitments:  Village Hall Bookings Secretary 

Parish Council Interests:  PC Rep for Village Hall Committee

 

Cllr James Rogers

Lives: 3 Park Farm Cottages, Mill Green  

Status: Married 

Occupation: Agricultural Contractor/Landscape Gardener

Village Commitments: Footpath Officer

Parish Council Interests: Footpaths, Bio-diversity, Finance Sub-Committee  

 

Cllr Jason Wood 

Lives:  North Green Bungalow  

Status:  Married with 3 children 

Occupation: BT Openreach Engineer 

Village Commitments: 

Parish Council Interests: Parish Council rep for Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC), Website Assistance 

 

Cllr Rhodri Griffiths 

Lives: Willoughby Close, Parham 

Village Commitments:  Speedwatch Volunteer 

"I am a retired teacher and enthusiastic environmental campaigner who moved to Parham from Wales four years ago. I am a member of Suffolk Friends of the Earth and TASC and am keen to promote biodiversity and to make Parham a safer place for pedestrians and cyclists- particularly for children and the elderly and vulnerable. I have been a member of the Speedwatch Team since moving here and would like to see further measures taken to stop motorists speeding through the village.

My interests include organic, wildlife-friendly gardening, cross country walking,painting, 19th century literature, history, philosophy, yoga, traditional music and playing the melodeon."

 

The Full Council meets to discuss planning applications, rather than having a separate planning sub-committee.