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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.


Vivien Woods



Christine Haydon




Please contact the Clerk



Please contact the Clerk

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Tom FitzPatrick

Norfolk County Councillor

Fakenham Division 

Cabinet Member for Innovation, Transformation and Performance

07803 166293


Patricia Ainger



Christine Warne




Please contact the Clerk


Jodie Bond

Parish Clerk & RFO


Nigel Housden

North Norfolk District Councillor

Independent Group

The Raynhams Ward 

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.

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