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COUNCILLORS

Parish Councillors

 

Bill Aldridge - Chair

Bill has lived in the village for over six years.  Bill is self employed, running a couple of businesses including home maintenance company and also buys and sells antique and vintage items.

Bill's main hobby is bird watching and making pottery having acquired his first potters wheel this year!

Bill joined the Parish Council two years ago and is eager to get more involved in helping out in the village wherever he can.

Lee Richards - Vice Chair

Lee has lived in the Village for 6 years. Lee works as a Sales and Marketing Director for a global brand, however just recently Lee and his wife Toni have acquired and run Norfolk-Hampers based in Oak Street Fakenham. Lee’s main love and hobby is walking the dog along the North Norfolk Costal Path anywhere between Salthouse and Holkham.

Lee joined the Parish Council after meeting a small but dedicated group of people associated to the Church and Village Hall and felt that as a resident, he wanted to do his bit contribute to the village.

Stephen Coomber

Stephen has lived in the Stibbard for over 20 years. He is a semi-retired clothing and textile designer, and has lived and worked abroad and in this country, for large and small Fashion and Homewear companies as well as his own businesses.

Stephens hobbies, apart from versions of his professional work, are cycling, archery and carpentry.

Stephen joined the Parish Council six months ago and is eager to assist in any projects that help to build and unify our community.

Elaine Bennett

Colin Clayton

Tony Hender

The Role of a Councillor

 

They are elected to represent the interest 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 Stibbard 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'.

 

Local Councils are made up of locally  elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year.  Most meet on a monthly cycle to discuss council business and hear from local residents.  District and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.​

Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the parish, details of which are kept by the District Council.

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