Your Parish Councillors 

Ian Bradford 01493 748358 Email

I became a Councillor in May 2012. I moved to Martham from South London in 1980 and have lived here ever since, I have three children. I worked for Granada TV for 30 years before starting Premier Electronics in 2004. I am Chairman of Martham Football Club and a Trustee on Martham Boat Dyke Trust and Chairman of Martham Playing Field Committee. I very much enjoy Village life and will endeavour to keep the Community spirit going.

Paul Hooper (Chairman) 01493 748474 Email

Paul Hooper



I became a Councillor in May 2012. I have lived in the village since 1984. I am married and have three children and six grandchildren. My interest is in planning and how it will effect our village. I am also Webmaster of this site. I was elected Chairman in 2016.

Bob Huxtable 01493 740882 Email



I am the longest-serving Parish Councillor having first become a member in 1983. I have wide-ranging interests from brass band to cycling to maintaining my allotment. I am also keen on maintaining local footpaths and the historic village staithes.

Vicky Smith 01493 740448 email

“I’ve lived in Martham since 2007 and work for a charity. I’ve spent many years volunteering as a digital champion supporting people to get online. Since becoming a Parish Councillor in 2013, I’ve been a member of the Parish Council’s Communications sub-committee.  This group works to improve how easy it is to contact the council, keep up to date on Council news, have your say and take action.”

Colin Starkings (Vice-Chairman) 01493 748401 email


I have lived in Martham since 1971, now retired having worked in agriculture and road transport. I have two children and two grandchildren. I am interested in the environment and bowling at Martham Bowls Club.

Terry Watson 01493 748559



I have served on the Council since April 1996. Married with two children. I enjoy sport,  freshwater and sea angling. I am Vice-Chairman of Potter Heigham Sea Angling Club and was Chairman of Martham Kings’ Arms Bowls Club, which I  have been a member of for over 35 years.

Emma Roberts    07496344180

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I have had ties to the village ever since my daughter started primary school back in 2004. I was so impressed with the community spirit that when the opportunity arose, my family and I chose to move to Martham in 2014. I have a keen interest in health and wellbeing, having previously studied both Biomedicine and Counselling.  As such I am also a delegate for medical provision and health matters.  I currently work in the oil and gas industry but also have a strong focus on the environment. I became a Parish Councillor in 2018.

Adam Sayer 07920486037

I have lived in the village since 1969. All three of my children went through Martham schools, and I sat on the governors at the 1st school when they were each there. I have joined the council after finally deciding to try and help from a position of knowledge and influence – rather than moan from behind a keyboard!

Lee Pallett – 07798 724244

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I have lived in Martham for 23 years. I have four children that have grown up in the village. My hobbies are motorbikes, DIY, and a bit of gardening. I joined the Parish Council to try and continue making Martham a great village to live in. 

Graham Bye – 01493 740132

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I have lived in the village since 1976. My interests include gardening and allotments. I enjoy walking my dog in the village and I joined the Parish Council in 2021 to work towards increasing the village community spirit. 

Bob Fossey

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 I moved to Martham from Beccles in the early 1980s. I have two grown-up children who both went to school in Martham and I have three grandchildren. I am semi-retired, I work part-time for the National Trust and also as a volunteer. My main hobbies are cycling and running. I enjoy talking to people and continuing to learn.

All councillors have to make a declaration of personal interests which can be found here.

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