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.
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’.
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.
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.