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Your Councillors


In accordance  with the Localism Act 2011 ss 26 to 37, Burstall Parish Council at its meeting on 9 May 2022 adopted the updated Councillor Code of Conduct 2020. The adopted Code of Conduct can be viewed at Burstall Parish Council Code of Conduct.

All Councillors have registered their pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests with Babergh District Council and these are published on the Babergh District Council's website. To  view a copy of the Councillors' Register of Interests please use the link below to be redirected to the relevant pages -

Burstall Parish Councillors Registers of Interest.



Andrew Cooper, Vice-Chairman

Nicholas Fiske,

Steve Fordham,


Barry Gasper, Chairman

Steve Godfrey,

Andrew Kerrison,

Andrew joined the Parish Council in 2003. A Professional Engineer, Andrew spent most of his career on Broadband developments within BT before calling it a day in 2016. Andrew moved into the village in 1988 where (with his wife) they raised and fledged their three sons. He is a keen mountaineer and climber when he gets the opportunity. Previously Andrew has been a School Governor holding various roles at Sproughton Primary School as well as being active in fund raising for the School Association. Within the Parish, Andrew is the Author and contact for the Community Emergency Plan. He is also active on various matters trying to preserve the beauty of the local environment.

Keith Raby,

Lesley Raby,

Jeff Rawlings,

Jeff is originally from London, and moved to Burstall with his wife Jacqui and their 2 daughters from Chelmsford in Essex 5 years ago when he retired from BT. He joined BT in 1972 as an apprentice and after an eventful career left 43 years later as a Senior Manager. Once established in the Village, he became an active supporter of the Burstall Village Hall Committee, and a year later was co-opted on to the committee. His role was helping organise village events to generate funds to support the Hall and foster community spirit. He had attended the majority of the Parish Council Meetings since moving to Burstall and was asked to become a Parish Councillors in January 2019.