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Maggie Dunn, Mrs

I was born in Suffolk and spent my childhood in Felixstowe, I am the youngest of 4 all girls and had a countryside upbringing as we lived on the edge of the town. When I left school I went to college in Bingley near Bradford for 3 years.

I then joined the Suffolk Constabulary as a Police Office and served for 30 years, during this time I met my husband Andy, who was a detective and we were married in 1979. During my time in the Police I worked in the western side of the county in various departments dealing with victims and also working within schools .

On retiring from the Police I worked for the Home Office and then for the Department for Work and Pensions in local job centres and ended up as a fraud and compliance investigator.

I joined the Parish Council in 2008 and became Chair in 2018. We love living in Great Barton and wanted to protect and look after our village.

We have two rescue dogs Lulu and Buddie. Since retirement I have also taken on the role of school governor and continue to sit as a trustee for the village hall.

Telephone - 01284 787357

Special Responsibilities - Chair of Parish Council and all committees except Icepits Wood, School Governor, Trustee for Gt Barton Village Hall


Andy Baker, Mr

I joined the Parish Council in July 2020, having moved to Great Barton in 2008. I have a particular interest in Housing and Transport and especially its escalating impact on our community, which also includes developments outside of the Parish, that is and will continue to impact our local road network links to further afield.

I have a daughter, Gabrielle and son, Henry both at Thurston Community College. I work in the Life Science and Pharmaceutical sector, managing the support of Laboratory and Analytical Equipment maintenance for key accounts across the UK and Ireland.

Beside children, work and our Dachshund - Gigi Saucisson, my main interests are cooking, travel and cycling amongst many others.

Telephone - 07796 043720

Special Responsibilities - Planning, Icepits Wood and personnel committees


Gwyn James, Mr

I am 60, married to Vivien. Living with us, we have a daughter Megan studying Pharmacy and granddaughter, Lalita who attends Thurston Community School. My father was Welsh, I was born in Birmingham and studied as a Synthetic Chemist at Nottingham. After working for 35 years for ICI/PPG in the Paint Industry in Stowmarket, I retired at the end of 2019.
We have lived in West Suffolk since 1997, moving to Gt. Barton in 2011. We really enjoy living here as it is has a very good school, friendly people, good facilities/clubs and is great for walking/cycling. I have now been on the Parish Council for 12 months
My current parish interests are the maintenance of the local environment, especially the wooded areas, better local and into Bury cycle paths/traffic management, particularly the A143 & School Road, and future housing developments.

Special Responsibilities - Village Hall Representative, Finance Committee, Youth Development.