The Council comprises seven members and is advised and supported by the Clerk. All seven of our Councillors were elected in May 2019 and you can see their names and contact details in the table below.
Councillors are always pleased to hear from members of the community - if you would like to raise an issue please contact one of them. You can click on any of the names below to send an email.
The Council takes probity seriously and works to a Code of Conduct - this is available to view on the left of this page. in order to avoid conflicts of interest, whenever a member is elected, re-elected or co-opted they must declare any financial or similar interests that they have.
There is a Register of Interests for all councillors. When a Councillor has declared an interest in a matter related to Council business they are normally unable to participate in any associated debate and decision-making. However, in some circumstances Councillors are eligible to seek a written dispensation which, if granted, enables her or him either to just participate in discussion or to participate in decision-making too.
Each year, at the Annual Meeting of the Council held in the Spring, the members elect a Chair and Vice-Chair. The current Chair is Cllr Poulter.
The Clerk to the Council is responsible for advising and supporting the Council, setting and publishing the agenda for meetings, calling most types of meeting and for implementing the decisions and policies of the Council.
The Clerk is generally the first point of contact for Council business - please contact him if you need information about any aspect of the Council's work or if you have any questions or queries.
|Clerk||Address||Contact||Register of Interest|
|Maximilian Clay||Gate Cottage, Culford, Bury St Edmunds. IP28 6TU||
0777 595 65 15
|Michael Poulter (Chair)||4 Lime Tree Close, Hessett. IP30 9AY||01359 270335||Click Here|
|Andrew Pearson (Vice Chair)||10 Heath Close,Hessett. IP30 9AX||01359 270860||Click Here|
|Graham Bauly||Malting Farm, Heath Road,Hessett. IP30 9BJ||01359 271528||Click Here|
|Simon Elsworth||Spring Farm, The Green,Hessett. IP30 9BQ||01359 271734||Click Here|
|Katie Mitcham||6 Heath Close, Hessett. IP30 9BL||
|Stuart Turvill||May Cottage, The Street, Hessett. IP30 9AZ||01359 270 366||Click Here|
|Debbie Willis||Mullion Barn, The Green, Hessett. IP30 9BQ||01359 270570||Click Hear|
|Other Parish Council Offices & Roles|
|Allotments||To obtain information on the allotments please contact the Clerk - details appear above.||The Clerk|
|Web Site Administrator||The Clerk|
|Data Protection||The Council is registered with the Information Commissioner see the Data Protection page.||Clerk|
|Allotment Officer||Councillor Andrew Pearson||Via the Clerk|
|Footpath Officer||Vacant||Via the Clerk|
|Tree Warden||Councillor Graham Bauly||Via the Clerk|
|Hessett & Beyton Village Hall Representative||Councillor Debbie Willis||
Via the Clerk
|Hessett Charities Representative||Councillor Andrew Pearson||Via the Clerk|
|Play Area Safety||A rota of volunteers check the play area regularly and a professional annual inspection is carried out.||The Clerk