Your Parish Councillors

ChairpersonPat Clare

Patricia Clare

Tel: 01508 480317

I have been a Claxton resident for 27 years and live at The Hawthorns, Church Lane with my husband Kenny along with two dogs.  We have two grown up children and three grandchildren.
I have served on the Parish Council since 2011 and it has been a very enjoyable and varied time. I look forward to continuing this interesting and rewarding role following my re-election in 2015.
I take a keen interest in farming and the countryside. Other interests are reading, travelling, cycling, gardening and walking Bertie and Mabel.

Vice Chairman

David Hamblin
Tel: 01508 480422
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My wife, Lesley and I have lived in Claxton for nearly 30 years and have brought up our two sons at Chapel Cottage.  I have recently retired from a career as a community pharmacist working in Norwich and previously at Loddon.  We both enjoy living in this beautiful area with our cottage looking over the Yare Valley and observing how nature changes with the seasons, particularly when walking our dog around the local lanes.
I have a broad range of interests including current affairs, sport, social history, music and the arts.  I am particularly keen on travel and wildlife photography.  I was co-opted onto the Parish Council in May 2012 and re-elected in 2015, and became Vice-Chairman in 2016.  I am also Treasurer of the South Yare Wildlife Group.


Mary Button
Tel: 01508 480580

I have lived in Claxton for 40+ years with my husband and currently live at The Laurels, Claxton Corner. I have a son, two grandsons and a granddaughter.  I work in the catering trade and have been an active member of the community for many years.
I am an animal lover and currently have 2 dogs, 2 horses, 2 goats, chickens, pigeons.  A keen gardener, I grow all my own vegetables, fruit, and flowers.  I also enjoy the theatre, shopping, researching my family tree and helping with charitable organisations.  I have been a Parish Councillor since May 2011, and was re-elected in 2015.

Jason Cantrill
Tel: 01508 480879
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I have been a Claxton resident since July 2014 and live at Meadow View, The Street with my wife Fiona and dog called Lily.  Originally from Shropshire I am a chartered surveyor in Norwich and I advise farmers and landowners throughout Norfolk and North Suffolk.  I take a keen interest in the countryside and rural pursuits including shooting and horse racing.  I am also a keen gardener.  I was co-opted onto the Council in September 2015.

Sarah Kennedy
Tel: 01508 480560

I moved into the beautiful Marsh Barn at Claxton Corner, with my wife Jackie, in November 2011.  We are joined in our home by our beautiful Labrador Mia; Wilma and Henry the cats and 3 chickens who haven’t laid an egg in a year!  We now run our business, Marsh Pig, from our home however in a previous life I was a Human Resources Manager working mainly in Retail.  I was co-opted onto the Council in March 2017.

Parish Clerk

Carla Petersen
Tel: 01502 730166

County Councillor

Barry Stone
25 Field Lane
NR15 2QZ
Tel: 01508-499389

District Councillor

Jaan Larner
Upland Barn
Chandler Road
Stoke Holy Cross
NR14 8RG                                                 
Tel:  01508 492152

Member of Parliament

Your MP for South Norfolk is Richard Bacon MP (Conservative).  Richard’s contact details are all available on his website at

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