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Councillors are required to complete a Register of Members' Interests Form which details, amongst other things, their interests in any property or business in the parishes, together with financial dealings with the Parish Council, if any.  This information is held on the East Suffolk Council website and can be accessed using this link.

Shadingfield

Caroline ‘Cally’ Ellis (Chair of SSWE jt. Parish Council and Shadingfield Parish Councillor)

Cally has lived in Willingham St. Mary since early 2016 when she moved here with her husband, Richard.  Having been involved in the project for the Shadingfield and Willingham St. Mary village sign, she began to take an interest in Parish Council matters and was co-opted onto the Council in November 2017. 

From 1978 Cally worked in the City of London, latterly in risk and project management and has spent several years living and working overseas.

She is interested in all matters that affect our community and those who live and work in it and it is her aim to be fair and objective when looking at the issues put before the Council, speaking without fear or favour.

Cally enjoys cooking so joined a great team at the monthly Shadingfield Village Hall lunch club.   In addition to her love of food she also enjoys walking, reading and music.

 

Mrs Helen Gartley (Shadingfield Parish Councillor)

Helen is in her mid-forties and a mother of 3 boys.  She lives in Ellough and is the Parish Councillor for Shadingfield.

Helen joined the Parish Council to be involved with the Community, help bring a Community spirit to the area, to listen to the Parishioners and make a positive difference where possible.  She enjoys being involved with local Community events. 

Outside of the Parish Council, she is Treasurer for the friends of Beccles Free School, Vice-Captain for the Beccles Netball Team and runs for the Beccles Harriers Running Club. She enjoys gardening and wildlife and generally keeping up with the pace of life.

 

Mrs Tracey Blunn (Shadingfield Parish Councillor)

Tracey has lived in Willingham St Mary for nearly 9 years.  She is married with 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.  Tracey is a retired Organising Officer for USDAW the Union.  She retired on health grounds but is still active within the union.  She loves the community she lives in and would appreciate the opportunity to help out in any way she can.  Tracey recently agreed to Chair the Shadingfield Playing Field Management Committee.  If you are interested in being a part of that Committee please contact Tracey on the email address above.

 

Sotterley

Ms Becky Mather (Sotterley Parish Councillor)

We welcomed Becky to the Council on 19 January 2022.

 

Richard Ellis (Sotterley Parish Councillor)

 

David Drane (Sotterley Parish Councillor)

 

We welcomed Richard and David to the Council on 16 March 2022.

 

Vacancy

There is one further vacancy for a Councillor.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in your Parish and feel you would like to actively make a difference where you live, being a Parish Councillor could be perfect for you!  For more information contact the Clerk, Steve Blackburn or email one of your local Councillors.

 

Willingham St Mary

Robbie London (Willingham St. Mary Parish Councillor)

Robbie had a very happy childhood growing up in Dagenham. Her parents paid for her to attend a secretarial college and she left there in 1965 to work firstly for Walt Disney, then on to various temporary office jobs until she decided to pursue her love of dancing and travelled around Germany, Austria and Switzerland before returning home and settling down with her now husband, Joe.  They moved to Suffolk in 1974, worked at Warner’s Holliday camp in Corton, Lowestoft, then came to live in Shadingfield in 1975 where they helped her in-laws with the running of The Shadingfield Fox.  Robbie’s other jobs have been mainly in bar management and her love of music means she is still active as a DJ. As a family, they also run a Limousine hire business.

She has 2 sons and 5 grandsons.

Robbie joined the Parish Council because she would like to be involved in maintaining a healthy village community and improving facilities for all.

 

Ted Potter (Willingham St. Mary Parish Councillor)

Ted Potter has lived in Willingham for over 15 years and has been a Parish Councillor since 2014. Prior to his retirement he was a fisheries scientist providing advice to the government, EU and other bodies on the conservation and management of salmonid and freshwater fish stocks. He is currently chairing the Project Team which is drafting the Neighbourhood Plan for the joint parishes and represents the Parish Council on the Sotterley Chapel Preservation Trust. His other voluntary activities include doing conservation work for the National Trust and helping to manage a vineyard. He is married with three grown-up children and enjoys cycling, hiking and DIY.

 

Jerome Sheldrake (Willingham St. Mary Parish Councillor)

 

Ellough

Alison Chipperfield (Ellough Parish Councillor)

Alison has lived in Ellough for nearly 40 years since she married into a local farming family. She loves living in the countryside and enjoys walking her dogs and also cycling.  She is passionate about our wonderful locality and joined the Parish Council to work for the good of local residents.

Steve Parsons (Ellough Parish Councillor)

Steve resides in Worlingham and is a gardener by profession.  He previously served with Norfolk Police for 30 years and was a member of Caister Lifeboat. 

He is currently Sergeant at Mace for Beccles Town Council.

Steve has 3 step children and enjoys good food, real ale and walking their 4 dogs.

 

Clerk to the Council:
Steve Blackburn
CiLCA

clerk@shadingfield.suffolk.gov.uk
01502 575862 or 07759 339142