Local Elections 2019 - Becoming a Parish Councillor

​UPDATE - Following the deadline for nominations the Parish Council received 5 nominations and therefore will have an uncontested election in May. This means that all those who were nominated will be elected to the Council on 2nd May.

  • Do you feel passionately about protecting the village you live in?

  • Do you want to contribute to the community and represent community views?

  • Are you concerned about the local area and its future?

  • Do you have personal or professional skills which would benefit the council?

  • Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity where you will feel valued, appreciated and will work with like minded people?

  • Do you want to make a difference?

Parish Councillors contribute to the work of the Parish Council by working to provide;

  • Delivery of services

  • Improving the quality of life of those living in your parish

  • Being a democratic voice and representing the parish as a stakeholder in many local bodies or committees.

Local elections will be taking place on 2nd May 2019. Elections will be for both District Councillors and Town/Parish Councillors. Councillors are normally elected for a term of 4 years until the next elections.

Honingham Parish Council is made up of 7 councillors who are committed to making Honingham a lovely place to live. We currently have one vacancy and are interested to hear from anyone who would like to join us. All current councillors will be required to be re-elected if they wish to continue on the council.

The Parish Council meets at Honingham Village Hall, at 7.00pm on the second Wednesday of the month except August and January. Meetings typically last for an hour and the public are welcome to attend.

Anyone interested in becoming a councillor must complete nomination papers and submit these by hand to Broadland District Council office between 20th March and 4pm on 3rd April. Following the elections on the 2nd May, all newly elected councillors will take office on Tuesday 7th May.

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If you are interested in becoming a councillor please contact the Parish Clerk. Alternatively why not come along to our next meeting on Wednesday 13th March, 7pm, in the village hall. We will be holding our monthly meeting which will be followed by our Annual Parish Meeting where we will be summarising the last year. If you wish to speak to a current Parish Councillor about their experiences please speak to the Parish Clerk and we will be happy to arrange this.