Raynham Parish Council

The Parish Council is made up of 6 Councillors who represent the village on various matters.  We are effectively the third tier of local government, the other two being Norfolk County Council and North Norfolk District Council.

 

We meet at 7 pm usually on the last Tuesday of every other month at the West Raynham Village Hall, The Street, West Raynham, NR21

 

The public is very welcome to attend our meetings. 

Meet the Councillors

David Sidell

Chairman

David has been the Chairman of the Parish Council since 1998.

Andrew Buck

Vice Chairman

Richard Brooke

Councillor

Tracey Fenn

Councillor

Timothy Mudd

Councillor

Tim joined the Council in March 2019.

Barry Sergeant

Councillor

Barry joined the the Parish Council in September 2019.

Vacancy

Councillor

Tom Fitzpatrick

Norfolk County Councillor

Nigel Housden

North Norfolk District Councillor

Jodie Bond - Parish Clerk

  

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The Role of a Councillor

 

A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years.  People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their parish council work. A councillor is an unpaid voluntary role.

They are elected to represent the interests 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 Melton Constable 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’.

Are you interested in joining the Parish Council?

 

A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years.  People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal, political views should not extend into their parish council work.

Raynham Parish Council has 2 vacancies at present.  However, in May 2019 all parish councillors will go through an election process.  

 

Becoming a parish councillor is a rewarding and valued form of public service. All councillors contribute to the work of the Parish Council by:

 

  • Having a say about the things they care about

  • Putting forward ideas for better services

  • Responding to the needs and views of parishioners

  • Seeking the best outcome to local issues

  • Getting involved in decision making

  • Helping to make Raynham a better place to live!

 

We normally meet on the last Tuesday of every other month. Meetings commence at 7 pm lasting around 2 hours at the West Raynham Village Hall. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.

 

You can read about the forthcoming election process on NNDC's Council's website and the Electoral Commission's website.  

 

If you'd like to join the parish council, you will need to complete nomination papers and return them to North Norfolk District Council by 4 pm on 3 April 2019.  

Raynham Parish Council

 

Jodie Bond (Parish Clerk) - 07703 464409 / 01328 853031

 

raynhampc@gmail.com

52 Queens Road

Fakenham

Norfolk
NR21​​ 8DB