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COUNCILLORS

Honingham Parish Council is made up of 7 councillors.  If you wish to speak to a Parish Councillor please contact the Clerk in the first instance. The council currently has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. If you are interesting in becoming a councillor, contact​ the Clerk for more details.​

Chair - Tony Roberts​

Vice Chair - Ryan Harvey​

Representative on Village Hall Management Committee - Graham Cullender​

Sam Steggles​

Stacey Bertram

Richard Kirkham​

Vacancy

District Councillor (Great Witchingham Ward) - Cllr Peter Bulman

County Councillor (Reepham Division) - Cllr Greg Peck

Membership of Working Groups​

Honingham Parish Council is represented on a variety of groups and working parties. Feedback from these groups is regularly provided at Council meetings. Please refer to the meeting minutes for further details. Current Councillors representing the Council are:

Norwich Western Link Local Liaison Group

Meeting between Norfolk County Council and local parishes affected by the proposed Norwich Western Link providing regular updates on the project.

Representatives - Richard Kirkham

Food Enterprise Zone Liaison Group

Meeting between Norfolk County Council, the owners and developers of the Food Enterprise Zone and local parishes affected by the development of the area, providing regular updates on the project and seeking to mitigate issues during the construction stage.

Representative - Richard Kirkham

SAM2 Speed Sign Coordinator

Responsible for installing and maintaining the temporary speed signs in line with the rota. Speed signs are shared with 4 other parishes. The Clerk collects and analyses the data collected.

Representative - Tony Roberts & Fiona Johnston (Clerk)

Litter Pick Coordinator

Responsible for organising and advertising regular litter picks and maintaining equipment.

Representative - Vacancy (volunteer)

South of the A47 Working Group

Group of local Parish Councils situated between the A47 and A11 considering the possible impacts and mitigation of the impacts of the proposed Norwich Western Link.

Representative - Attendance based on Councillor availability

7 Parishes Chairs' meeting

Regular meeting of the Chairs of 7 local Parish Councils to share and discuss local issues

Representative - TBC

The Role of a Councillor

 

They are elected to represent the interest of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected Councillors depends on the size of the area, in Honingham we are able to have 7 Councillors.

 

Local Councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'Local Council' is synonymous with ' Parish Council, 'Town Council' and 'Community Council'.

 

Local Councils are made up of locally  elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year.  Most meet on a monthly cycle to discuss council business and hear from local residents.  District and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.​

Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the parish, details of which are kept by the District Council.

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