Other local representatives:

Broadland District Councillor:

Lisa Starling

01603 891902

cllr.lisa.starling@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk

Broadland District Councillor:

Dave Thomas

07903 820140

cllr.dave.thomas@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk

Norfolk County Councillor:

Tony Adams

anthony.adams.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

PARISH COUNCILLORS

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 Horsford we are able to have 12 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.