Hempton Parish Council

The Parish Council is made up of 4 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 third Thursday of every other month at the Church Rooms, The Green, Hempton.

 

The public is very welcome to attend our meetings. 

Hempton 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

Vivien joined the Council as a Councillor before taking on the role of Chairman in 2015

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Carol Stubbs

Parish Councillor

Carol has been a Councillor since 2015.  Carol is the allotment co-coordinator and the Parish Council representative on the Memorial Hall Committee.

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Christine Haydon

Parish Councillor

Christine joined the Council in 2017 and has taken on the role of Events co-coordinator and oversees the visual inspections of the Children's play area.

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Patricia Ainger

Parish Councillor

Patricia was co-opted onto the Council in March 2021.

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Vacancy

Parish Councillor

If you're interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact the clerk.

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Vacancy

Parish Councillor

If you're interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact the clerk.

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Vacancy

Parish Councillor

If you're interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact the clerk.

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

Nigel Housden

North Norfolk District Councillor

Independent Group

The Raynhams Ward

nigel.housden@north-norfolk.gov.uk 

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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 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’.

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 Thursday 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.