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Be a voice for your community

March 2016

THE PARISH COUNCIL ARE SEEKING A CANDIDATE TO FILL THE VACANT POSITION ON THE COUNCIL CAUSED BY A RECENT RESIGNATION DUE TO ILL HEALTH. More details may be seen here


Be a Voice for your community.

Want to stand up for where you live or work and make real changes?

If you are over 18, then you are probably eligible to be a parish councillor for the parish where you live or work, tackling issues that matter to your local area - like the provision of leisure facilities, youth projects, community centres and community transport.

There are more than 450 parish and town councils in Norfolk representing the whole county except for the urban centres of Norwich, King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk Parish Councils on the whole have always performed very well. They provide services efficiently and many are ready and willing to take on delegated powers from other tiers of local government.

Responsibilities can vary from parish to parish, but services they can take on include street lighting, parks and open spaces, public toilets, festivals and celebrations and planning.

Parish councillors meet regularly to make decisions on the work of the council and they answer to their local electorate. Attending a council meeting is the best way of finding out what they do, so give the council a call and find out when the next public meeting is to be held.

The vast majority of Norfolk's town and parish councils, including East Winch/West Bilney,  will be holding their next elections on 7th.May 2015. If you wish to stand you need to submit your nomination to your local district or Borough Council elections officer.

The Councillor nomination period closed on 9 April 2015 at 4pm

Election Day is 7th. May

If you would like to know more about parish councils or becoming a parish councillor, call the Norfolk Association of Local Councils on 01603 638496 or go to www.norfolkalc.gov.uk to find out more, or take a look here


You may also contact our Parish Clerk

Mr Bob Pannell

2l Baldwin Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4AL

Telephone:-  01553 775724

e-mail  bob.pannell@btopenworld.com