I have lived in Needham Market since 1997. I was a Needham Market Town Councillor for fifteen years and I have served as Mayor of Needham Market and Chairman of the Town Council three times.
I was elected as the Suffolk County Councillor for Bosmere in a by-election in 2018. I wanted to be a County Councillor as I am very community focussed and thrive on sorting out residents’ issues.
I am Trustee of three local charities – The Geoffrey Burton Charitable Trust, Needham Market and District Family Carers, and The Theobald’s Endowed Foundation. I also sit as the Suffolk County Council observer on the Board of the Museum of East Anglian Life.
One of the main issues in my division is road safety and speed management through the villages. Another of my priorities is the impact of potential planning applications on available school places and the potential additional vehicles on often unsuitable roads.
I can be contacted at Kay.Oakes@suffolk.gov.uk
Or reach me on 07724 700695 (Mobile) or 01449 721497 (Landline)