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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 inquiries.

Councillors' Profiles

Cllr Mike Gray (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

 Mike can be contacted on 07970 411438 or mike.gray01@btinternet.com 


Cllr Claire Moore

Lives: Near to the Pound 

Occupation: Community Care Worker

Village Commitments:  Village Hall Bookings Secretary, Village Hall Committee 

Parish Council Interests:  PC Rep for Village Hall Committee

"I moved to Parham six years ago after spending my younger years in Wickham Market.  I have two teenage children who attend the local high school in Framlingham, where I was also a pupil.

My time is spent mostly working, and looking after my horses, dog and cat, but when I do have free time I like to watch live bands and films.

I joined the Parish Council in 2016"

Claire can be contacted on ccmoore73@gmail.com 


Cllr Jason Wood 

Lives:  North Green Bungalow  

Status:  Married with 3 children 

Occupation: BT Openreach Engineer 

Village Commitments: Footpath Officer, Community Fibre Broadband Project Organiser 

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

"Originally from New Zealand, I've been lucky to find another great place to live in the world. 

My wife (a Butley girl) and I have lived in Parham since the mid noughties, bringing up our three boys and two dogs in the North Green Bungalows. I've recently had a career change, after many years commuting to London and working on Channel 4 broadcast transmission.I'm now working locally as a telecoms engineer for Open Reach. 

It is great to get around our lovely countryside and I am enjoying a more regular local routine, with the ability to get involved in local activities such as the Parish Council, which I joined in 2017."

Jason can be contacted on Jazwood1@gmail.com 


Cllr David Crosbie 

Lives: Willoughby House, Parham. 

"Married with two children, we moved into the area in summer 2018. We have spent our married life moving across the UK and abroad and are incredibly excited to finally lay down our routes in a village as beautiful as Parham. My interests involve anything outdoors ranging from gardening, walking the dog and building dens with the kids to travelling further afield to go skiing, mountaineering and road cycling. 
It is a privilege to be part of this wonderful community and I look forward to being involved as much as possible across the Parish."

David can be contacted on dcrosbie04@yahoo.co.uk 


Cllr. Kate Beaver

Lives: North Green, Parham


Cllr. Michael Block

Lives: The Street, Parham 



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