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The Council comprises seven members and is advised and supported by the Clerk. You can the names and contact details of councillors is 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.

Clerk to the Council

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
Simon Elsworth Spring Farm, The Green,Hessett. IP30 9BQ 01359 271734 Click Here
Katie Mitcham  6 Heath Close, Hessett. IP30 9BL


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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
Role Name Contact Details
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 Councillor Stuart Turvill 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