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Your Councillors

Ann Burchnall,

Ann has lived in Burstall for over 40 years. She is a member of Burstall W.I.,Burstall Village Hall management committee and part of the monthly community lunch team. She is a keen gardener, walker and naturalist with a particular interest in butterflies. Her duties as Parish Councillor include footpaths and trees.


Andrew Cooper, Vice-Chairman

Nadia Eustace,

Nicholas Fiske,

Steve Fordham,


Barry Gasper, Chairman

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.

Mary Smith,

Originally from Surrey, Mary moved to Suffolk in 1994 and has lived in Burstall since 2004.
She enjoys her involvement in village activities. As well as her duties as a Parish Councillor, she is a member of the WI, for whom she has served as both President and Treasurer. She is a member of the Village Hall Management Committee and gets involved with the monthly Community lunches.
In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis, attending Yoga classes, watching football and gardening.
As a Parish Councillor she takes responsibility for litter clearing as she likes to keep the Village looking tidy.