Stibbard Parish Council
The Parish Council is made up of 7 members who all live in Stibbard and 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.
The Parish Council are a corporate body which has a Chairman who is elected annually at the Annual Parish Council Meeting. They have a vice-Chairman and a clerk. They meet 6 times per year. They role in the community is to provide services and facilities for our residents and visitors and they have a consultation role in respect of planning. They also liaise with other statutory and voluntary bodies.
The Parish Council meet on the second Tuesday of every other month at 7pm in the village hall at Stibbard. Currently meetings are taking place virtually via Zoom. The public are still able to attend.
YOUR STIBBARD PARISH COUNCILLORS ARE:
Elaine Bennett - Chair
Tony Hender - joint vice Chair
Bill Aldridge - joint vice Chair
THE ROLE OF THE CLERK
The Clerk is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council who is responsible for the smooth running of the Council’s business. He/she is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to the Clerk.
Responsibility for implementing the decisions of the Council rests with the Clerk along with giving professional guidance where necessary whilst remaining neutral and discrete. The Clerk is also responsible for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She/he signs notices and summonses with a list of business to be transacted but does not have the power to fix the meetings of the Council. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, keep Council minutes in a book and hold other documents.
A member of the Council may be appointed as Clerk without remuneration but nowadays it is more usual to appoint someone who is not a councillor to be paid for the work they undertake.