Mick Fraser - Hadleigh

Originally from London, I have lived in Hadleigh with my family since 2002. I served for 24 years in the Army as an aircraft engineer, supporting the Army Air Corps’ helicopter fleet and have been deployed on operations in several theatres of conflict. My last posting was to Wattisham Flying Station, where I still maintain strong ties with our very dedicated military personnel and train the next generation of aircraft maintenance engineers.

In 2017, I was elected to represent Hadleigh as a Suffolk County Councillor. I was also privileged to serve on Hadleigh Town Council from 2015-2019. Like many Councillors, I have issues with the roads in my Division, which include safety for all users and pedestrians, signage, and the general state of verges. Together with residents and the highways team at Suffolk County Council, I am working hard to improve pedestrian safety along our busy arterial feeder routes. I am also campaigning hard for a new and more substantial main road linking Hadleigh South towards Colchester and beyond.

Apart from my County Council responsibilities, I was elected as the Babergh District Councillor for Hadleigh South in May 2019. I am also treasurer of the Hadleigh branch of the Royal British Legion.

I am very interested in working with local businesses, the Town Council and other organisations to develop a Town Centre Vision of Prosperity, so that we can shape the future of Hadleigh’s high street to attract more visitors to our town.

I can be contacted at Mick.Fraser@suffolk.gov.uk



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