People

Sarah Broughton

Sarah Broughton came to live in Great Barton 21 years ago and has been a Borough councillor since 2007. She is currently Chairman of the Performance and Audit Scrutiny Committee and the Treasury Management Sub- Committee.Sarah also sits on the following committees:

Derek Osborne

Derek and his wife Caroline have lived in Walsham since 2003.  He was formerly a Metropolitan Police Officer and a Travel Consultant. He has been a District Councillor for the Rickinghall and Walsham Ward for 8 years. He is the current Council Chairman and serves on the following committees:         Joint Scrutiny         Housing Programme Steering Board 

Simon Brown

Simon moved to Pakenham in 1983 and grew up there, attending Pakenham Primary, Ixworth Middle and Thurston Upper Schools.  Charlotte, his wife, grew up in Honington and they now live in Ixworth with their three sons.Simon co-founded FamilyCarersNet, a social enterprise which  supports family carers across Suffolk.He sits on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Esther Jewson

Esther has strong family ties in East Anglia and lives locally with her husband and two children. She works for the NHS and has been a Parish Councillor for a number of years.  She was elected to the District Council in May 2015 and currently sits on the following committees:        Regulatory Committee/Licensing Act 2003 Committee        Joint Health and Safety Committee

Sara Mildmay-White

Sara has lived in Rougham for 36 years. Last year she retired after working as a cardiac nurse at West Suffolk Hospital for 10 years.Sara is currently Deputy Leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Portfolio Holder for Housing and sits on several council committees:             Anglia Revenues and Benefits Partnership Joint Committee            Joint Officer Appointments Committee

Jessica Fleming

Jessica was brought up on an Irish dairy farm and qualified in Botany (Trinity College Dublin) and Geology (Denver, Colorado).  Her experience includes teaching agriculture in the Philippines with VSO and various natural science capacities in Ireland, the US and since 2003, in Suffolk.   

Patrick Chung

Patrick was born in Hong Kong and moved to Suffolk in 1970.  For 28 years he ran the much-missed Canton Restaurant in Hatter Street. He become a Town Councillor for Minden ward in 2005 and then, in 2011, was elected as Borough and Town Councillor for Southgate ward. 

John Levantis

John Levantis has lived in Woolpit for 31 years. He is a member of the Village Hall Committee and Vice President of the Tennis club.He was elected to the District Council for Elmswell and Norton in May 2015 and sits on the following committees:            Development Control Committee A            Planning Referrals            Mid Suffolk Scrutiny            Joint Scrutiny

Joanna Rayner

Jo Rayner was elected for Abbeygte Ward in October 2013 and re-elected in May 2015. She graduated in Law and Business and went on to qualify as a project manager and change manager. She works for a local housing association and is a trustee on the Board of West Stow. She has lived in Bury for 12 years with her husband and son.

Lesley Mayes

Lesley has lived in Stowmarket since 1986. She has been a Town Councillor since 2003 and was first elected to the District Council in 2007. Lesley has served as Mayor of Stowmarket and as Chairman of the District Council for two years.  She currently sits on the following committees:            Planning Referral            Development Control ‘A’ (Vice-Chairman)            Joint Housing Board