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Maggie Dunn, Mrs

I was born in Suffolk and spent my childhood in Felixstowe, I am the youngest of 4 all girls and had a countryside upbringing as we lived on the edge of the town. When I left school I went to college in Bingley near Bradford for 3 years.

I then joined the Suffolk Constabulary as a Police Office and served for 30 years, during this time I met my husband Andy, who was a detective and we were married in 1979. During my time in the Police I worked in the western side of the county in various departments dealing with victims and also working within schools .

On retiring from the Police I worked for the Home Office and then for the Department for Work and Pensions in local job centres and ended up as a fraud and compliance investigator.

I joined the Parish Council in 2008 and became Chair in 2018. We love living in Great Barton and wanted to protect and look after our village.

We have two rescue dogs Lulu and Buddie. Since retirement I have also taken on the role of school governor and continue to sit as a trustee for the village hall.

Telephone - 01284 787357

Special Responsibilities - Chair of Parish Council and all committees except Icepits Wood, School Governor, Trustee for Gt Barton Village Hall


Steve Todd, Mr

Steve was employed by the UK medicines regulator as a Senior Medicines Inspector and was Chair of the European group of Medicines Inspectors.
He has published many articles in professional journals and blogs as well as contributing to the formulation and drafting of rules and guidance for pharmaceutical distributors.
Steve is married with one son and has held a season ticket at West Ham United for over 50 years.

Telephone - 01284 788733

Special Responsibilities - Planning, Personnel and Icepits Wood committees


Andy Baker, Mr

I joined the Parish Council in July 2020, having moved to Great Barton in 2008. I have a particular interest in Housing and Transport and especially its escalating impact on our community, which also includes developments outside of the Parish, that is and will continue to impact our local road network links to further afield.

I have a daughter, Gabrielle at Thurston Community College and son, Henry who is in his final year at Great Barton Primary School. I work in the Life Science and Pharmaceutical sector, managing the support of Laboratory and Analytical Equipment maintenance for key accounts across the UK and Ireland.

Beside children, work and our Dachshund - Gigi Saucisson, my main interests are cooking, travel (when we are allowed!) and cycling amongst many others.

Telephone - 01359 352088

Special Responsibilities - Planning, Icepits Wood and personnel committees

Members of staff

Clerk and Financial Officer

Clerk and Financial Officer Linda Harley

Linda joined the Parish Council in 2007 after working for Lloyds bank for 20 years. Linda holds the CiLCA qualification and also audits accounts of Parish and Town Council's for the Suffolk Association of Local Councils. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, walking, running, yoga, cooking, reading and socialising. Linda has lived in Gt Barton since 1999 with her husband and 2 teenage sons.
Linda can be contacted by email at infogbpc@gmail.com, by telephone on 01284 787777 or by post to 6 Garden Close, Gt Barton.

Telephone - 01284 787777