Your Councillors: Roles and Responsibilities

Bardwell Parish Council has 7 Councillors.
Elections are held every 4 years.
The next election will be held May 2019


Chairman: David Ruffles Elected to post as Chairman May 2018 01359 253525

Andrew Smith (Vice Chairman) 07801 661944 Re-elected May 2015 as Councillor
Representative to Tithe Barn Committee
PC Representative to Community Field Steering Group

John Babraff 01359 250084 Re-elected May 2015
Member of Community Field Steering Group on behalf of BPFA - Special interest in play equipment

Peter Sanderson 01359  251442 Re-elected May 2015 as Councillor
PC Representative to BPFA (Cllr Sanderson is also Chairman of BPFA)
BPFA representative to Community Field

Tony Stokes: Co-opted 2 June 2015 tel: 01359 268174
PC Representative to Bardwell Charity Trustees
(Tenure is for a period of 4 years as per the Bardwell Charity Trustees Constitution)
Representative to the Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC)

Ali Compton: Co-opted 2 June 2015 tel: 01359 252044
PC Representative Community Field Steerging Group
Community Speed Watch Representative and Volunteer
Investigating additional rights of way with SCC

Jan Tomlinson: Co-opted 1 August 2017 tel: 01359 269657
PC representative to BPFA
Community Speedwatch volunteer
Non Parish Councillors fulfilling roles on behalf of the Parish Council
  • Emergency Resilience Team Representative :
  • Tree Officer : Barry Felton
  • Bardwell Village News Editors: Tim Cavell, (Cllr) Ali Compton
  • Bardwell Village News - Advertising bookings and invoicing: Pauline Smith
  • The Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Bardwell Parish Council is: Pauline Smith 01359 221934
    Minutes Secretary/Finance - Community Field Steering Group - Pauline Smith
    Website and Twitter admin (PC and Community Field) - Pauline Smith

Litter Picker: Maz Endicott

With the exception of the Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer (5 hours per week) and Litter-Picker who receive payment for their jobs, all other roles are voluntary positions.

Councillors are entitled to claim reimbursement of travelling expenses for attending courses and meetings



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