Our Councillors

The current parish councillors for Hempton are listed below. If you wish to make contact with any parish councillor, please do so firstly via the Clerk.

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Vivien Woods

Chairman

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Christine Haydon

Councillor

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Vacancy

Please contact the Clerk

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Vacancy

Please contact the Clerk

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Tom FitzPatrick

Norfolk County Councillor

Fakenham Division 

Cabinet Member for Innovation, Transformation and Performance

tom.fitzpatrick.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

07803 166293

www.norfolk.gov/TomFitzPatrick

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Patricia Ainger

Councillor

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Christine Warne

Councillor

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Vacancy

Please contact the Clerk

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Jodie Bond

Parish Clerk & RFO

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Nigel Housden

North Norfolk District Councillor

Independent Group

The Raynhams Ward

nigel.housden@north-norfolk.gov.uk 

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 Hempton 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’.

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Are you interested in joining the Parish Council?

 

Hempton Parish Council has 3 vacancies at present.  

 

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 Hempton a better place to live

 

We normally meet on the third Wednesday of every other month. Meetings commence at 7 pm lasting around 2 hours at the Church Rooms. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.

 

If you'd like to join the Parish Council, you will need to contact the Parish Clerk for a co-option application form.