Allan was elected to the Parish Council in May 2017, became Vice Chairman in 2019 and Chairman in September 2020. An Insurance Broker who retired early after completing 48 years transacting commercial insurance mainly spent on the south bank of the Humber. Allan was a past President of the Grimsby Chartered Insurance Institute.
Allan moved into the Parish in 1993 from Lincolnshire and into the village in 2007. Allan is the Council’s representative on SALC (Suffolk Association of Local Councils).
Neil joined the Parish Council in April 2019 and became Vice Chairman in September 2020. Neil has lived in Coddenham since 2008 with his wife, Kirsty, and twin daughters. Neil has had a career in technology working for BT for many years and is now training to be a physics teacher.
Prior to joining the Parish Council Neil has been a member of St Marys Church PCC, a Gardemau Trust trustee, a school governor at Hemingstone Primary School. Recently Neil was the first Chair of the Covid Response Group (a volunteer group set up to help people in our community when the pandemic started in March '20).
Jan joined the Parish Council in July 2009, now the longest standing Parish Councillor. Jan worked in the Education Sector, both private and maintained sectors, for over 40 years and retired in 2017. During her working career, she spent a considerable time managing and delivering training in the commercial/business environment.
Jan and her late husband, John, moved to the village in 2001. They both took over organising the Coddenham Summer Ball in 2011 and Jan has continued with this in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Jan was one of the first instigators in the transfer of the Community Centre to charitable trust and is fully committed to supporting this going forward. When not doing this, you will find her on a golf course, weather permitting.
Roy is a retired Senior Construction Manager and worked for a national construction company. In that time Roy met three members of the Royal Family on the opening of award-winning hospices and care home projects.
Roy has lived in the village for over 15 years, been a campanologist for over 60 years and am also a fund-raiser for SARS (Suffolk Accident Rescue Service). Roy has been married to Sue for 47 years; and has three children and six grand-children.
John has lived in Coddenham since 1967, married in the church in 1971 and has three sons. Some of John's close relatives from the 1790’s are buried close to the church and is therefore definitely able to call himself a “local”!
John is particularly concerned to see proper thought and control given to financial matters affecting all those living in the parish. After an extended period following its construction, the Community Centre has at last been properly transferred to a local charity, a commitment delayed for years. John is pleased to have taken an active part in this achievement.
Rob joined the Parish Council as a co-opted member earlier in 2021. Rob and his wife Anthea moved to Coddenham from Hampshire in 2018.
As a retired architect Rob is interested in the environment and helping to find ways to reduce the traffic problems that affect many residents in the village.
Sue joined our Parish Council as Clerk and RFO in October 2019. Previously Sue was Locum Town Clerk at Hadleigh, and before that was Parish Clerk and RFO at Sproughton Parish Council for almost 14 years. Sue has held the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) since 2007, together with the section 7 certification, the Power of Well-being, now known as the General Power of Competence.
Sue can be contacted by email at email@example.com, by phone on 07548 152181 or by post to 24 Church Crescent, Sproughton IP8 3BJ