I am new to being a councillor, having been elected to the Parish Council in May 2023. I moved into the village in 2018 with my husband Steven and we live in the centre of the village next to the church with our cat Lily and our Golden Retriever Tia. Please do stop me and say hello if you see me walking around the village. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
I recently retired after a career spanning 38 years in the NHS, starting as a nurse, specialising in theatres, and eventually holding the position of Chief Operating Officer at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
I am keen to support village life in any way that I can to ensure that we can all enjoy a clean and safe environment and the benefits of a friendly and thriving community.
Ed was born in Perth Scotland. He has been a member of the Council since 2010 and has lived in the village since 1976 when he returned from a tour in German with the Royal Air Force. He is Coordinator for one of the village Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and Lorry Watch. Ed flew Buccaneer and Tornado aircraft while stationed at RAF Honington and after retirement from the RAF, flew for KLMuk and Air France’s Subsidiary airline Cityjet.
In 2004 he became Operations Manager for the Unit for Landscape Modelling at Cambridge University where he was involved with research into Laser techniques for airborne mapping, a post held until retirement in 2010. Ed has 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren. He was awarded a Queens Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air in 1994.
Andrew moved to Suffolk in 1987, when he joined Eastern Electricity Board, in Bury St Edmunds. Andrew lives in Bardwell where he has been a Parish Councillor for over 14 years and became a District Councillor following an uncontested by-election in October 2016.
He is a Trustee on the Bardwell Tithe Barn Committee (Village Hall) and The Bardwell Charity Trustees, a member of the Bardwell PCC and Treasurer for the Friends of Bardwell Church. Now retired as well as representing and supporting 6 villages, including Barnham in his role as West Suffolk District Councillor he is also involved in fund raising activities for his Parish Church and the Bardwell Tithe Barn refurbishment project,
Joanna Spicer is the Suffolk County Councillor for Barnham as well as 15 other villages including all of those on the Euston Estate. She was first elected in 1989 and now lives at Pakenham with her husband Christopher. She has grown up daughters and three young grandchildren. Joanna has held several senior posts in Suffolk in the last 34 years including with the National Health Service, Suffolk Police Authority and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. Locally she attends Parish Council meetings and community groups.
Joanna campaigns for continuing improvement with local services the responsibility of the County Council. In Barnham she works hard to reduce speeding and poor driving through the village and has recently helped fund the new community speedwatch scheme. She gives her full support to Barnham School and has joined the community response to many issues including lorry movements, gravel extraction and school improvements.