Profile for Councillor Tony Brown, Mayor of Haverhill
Tony was born in Greenwich but his family moved to Haverhill’s Parkway estate in 1961 when he was one year old as part of the New Town Expansion scheme. He attended firstly Cangle school, then Place Farm (on it's opening day), then Chalkstone Middle School (also on it's opening day) as the first year to go through the new comprehensive three tier system, then finally onto Castle Manor School.
When Tony left school he joined the Army and was trained at the Army Apprentices college in Chepstow before serving seven years with the Royal Engineers at various locations in the UK, Germany, Canada and the Falkland Islands.
On leaving the Army he worked on various civil engineering schemes in the UK and abroad before starting his own site investigation and well drilling business in Haverhill in the mid 1980s which he continues to do to this day.
Tony is married to Angela and has three grown up children, Naomi, Edward and Harry.
Tony has lived most of his life in the town and has seen the changes over the years from a small market town with a railway, to a town that had a large amount of manufacturing and industry, to a town that is now largely warehousing, service industries, commuter-orientated and once again expanding rapidly.
Tony was firstly elected to Suffolk County Council to represent Haverhill East & Kedington in 2013. He now serves on St. Edmundsbury Borough Council and Haverhill Town Council; both representing Haverhill East.
Tony is passionate about the town where he has many family and friends and wants to make a great friendly town even better.
Councillor Tony Brown has been elected by his fellow Councillors to be the Town's Mayor for the 2018/2019 administration period.
David was born in London and grew up in Essex and Suffolk attending schools in Braintree and Sudbury. After leaving school he joined Marconi in Chelmsford before moving to Royal Mail in 1978 where he stayed until he took early retirement in 2012. His career with Royal Mail spanned most aspects of the postal service, including a time working on mail trains, but most of his time was spent dealing with the automation of mail sorting.
David moved to Haverhill in 1986 and has lived in various parts of the town. He has been chairman of the PTA at Chalkstone School. He is married to Sue and between them they have six grown up children and eight grandchildren, with the family spread from Cambridgeshire to Yorkshire, Lancashire, Wales and Australia!
David was first co-opted onto Haverhill town council, as a Conservative Councillor, in 2013 and then was elected to both Town and Borough councils in 2015. As well as being an active Town Councillor he also sits on several committees at Borough level including planning and performance & audit. He is also deputy Portfolio Holder for growth and skills at St Edmundsbury.
David has said that being elected to be the town’s Mayor was a huge honour, privilege and was an ideal opportunity to be able to put back something into the town that he loves. He is a huge advocate for the town and wants to see it grow and thrive. He is proud to be able to represent Haverhill.
Councillor David Roach has been elected by his fellow Councillors to be the Town Mayor for the administration year 2017/2018.