Council Members

John Bann

Councillor - Member of P&T

I was elected to the Parish Council in May 2023 after moving to Melton the previous year.

I hail from Greater Manchester (what used to be Cheshire), am married with two children , and a grandson, who all live abroad .  My wife and I wanted to retire to the country and be near to the sea.  Friends who moved to Bury St Edmunds recommended we check out Suffolk, which we had never visited.  We were bowled over by the county, and fell in love with Woodbridge.

I have now retired but worked as a transport planner for a variety of local authorities up and down the country during my career,  including Gloucestershire, York, Gateshead and Sheffield. My last job was leading on the delivery of a £20m programme of walking and cycling schemes in Nottingham. As a result, I am taking a keen interest in Suffolk County Council’s Love Woodbridge and Melton (Mini Holland) proposals for Woodbridge and Melton.   I am the Parish Council’s lead on this scheme and will representing Melton on the Project Board.