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Election notices for 6/5/2021:



If you care about the area you live or work in, you could become a Councillor.

Gt Barton Parish Council currently has 1 vacancy.  View the Notice of Vacancy here.


Research tells us that people are most concerned about issues such as crime, schools, transport and the environment. Your local council can make a difference on all these issues and many more, and so can you as a local Councillor. Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. Becoming a Councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.

The Councillors for Gt Barton were nominated and elected without a contest - click here to see the Notice of Uncontested Election.  There are currently 3 vacancies. 

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Please contact the Chair Maggie Dunn, if you would like any further information.

We would like to welcome you to your  Parish Council by providing contact details along with the areas of responsibility covered by each Parish Councillor.

Click here to review councillors Register of Members interest forms published by West Suffolk.

Area / Committee Covered Councillor Contact Details



Chair/Member of all committees / Safeguarding Officer 

Maggie Dunn

01284 787357


 Planning  / Neighbourhood Plan Working Group / Finance 

 Philip Reeve

 01284 787583


Tree Warden/Planning (TPO's)/  Village Hall Rep/  Icepits Wood/ Finance/ 

Peter Fisk

01359 231382


New Councillor/Icepits Wood / Planning / Personnel 

 Steve Todd

 01284 788733


New Councillor / Planning 

 Declan Gallagher  01284 788050 d.gallagher@gallagher-law.co.uk

New Councillor 

Gwyn James 01284 788759 gwynjames394@btinternet.com

Vice Chair/ Icepits Wood /  Planning / Edwards and Calthorpe Educational Trust Rep

Matthew Parker

01284 788307


New Councillor / Planning/ Personnel 

 Andy Baker 

 01359 352088


  1 Vacancy




 2 seats are reserved for The Severalls Ward 




Clerk to the Council/ Responsible  Financial Officer

Linda Harley

01284 787777