Alan Collard - Chair

Alan has lived in Toppesfield for over 40 years. A banker by background, Alan is now a Non-executive Director of Colne Housing Society Limited and an advisor to existing and aspirational community businesses.

He is currently Chair of Pumphouse Community Brewery in Toppesfield and was a founder member of the management committees of both Toppesfield Community Pub Limited and Toppesfield Community Stores.He is a trustee of The Nancy Salmon Trust and a trustee of 4 Toppesfield charities.

Telephone: 01787 237841        




Andrew Bull - Vice-Chair 

Andrew is currently a Crown Servant working in Human Resources in Norfolk and Suffolk. He has two sons at Hedingham School and has previously been a School Governor for St. Margaret’s School, Chair of the Village Shop Committee and part of the team that produced the Village Jubilee Celebrations in 2012. Chairman for 2015 – 2019, Andrew also has portfolio responsibility for Transport and Communications and leads on the Parish Council Website, Facebook Page and Community Newsletter.



Amanda Smith




Andrea Chinery 

I recently moved back to the village in 2014. I am the Supervisor at  Little Chestnut's Pre-school which is situated in the village hall. I am also a member of the Toppesfield School Association helping to fundraise for St Margaret's primary school.



Boyd Page

 I retired to Toppesfield with my family in 2011, having worked in London for over 30 years. I am impressed with the number of people who give up their time to help organise and run the numerous enterprises in the village and all those who help this community. I think it is important that this continues and that we preserve the services in the village and keep it a great place to live. To that end I decided to volunteer as Parish Councillor to do my bit. I will always be open to the views of others and feedback will be most welcome.




Chris Neale

I have lived in Toppesfield for 5 years. My wife and I were attracted to the village due to its sense of community and family close by. I enjoy being involved in village life and was a founding committee member of the Pumphouse Community Brewery. I have worked at BT for almost 20 years and I am currently working in the Major Incident management team dealing with major service affecting failures on the entire BT network. I was attracted to the councillor role to help make a difference and improve the village for all residents. With a young family I am particularly interested in facilities for families and general road safety.



Robert Stafford-Baker