To be a Councillor you need to:
- Care about getting the best for your Community
- Have a willingness to represent your electorate
- Want to make a difference
- Undertake training courses
- Adhere to the Code of Conduct
- Register your interests
- Have the time
- Be committed and enthusiastic
You can spend a lot of time on council work – quite often Councillors say that their duties occupy them for about three hours per week. However, as with most things, the more you put in, the more you (and our community) will get out.
Our Parish Council meets 12 times a year, on the second Thursday of the month in, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm approx.
Sometimes additional meetings will be called, site visits may be needed from time to time, for example to keep an eye on play equipment or new developments.
Much of what the Council does is common sense, but training can open Councillors’ eyes to new possibilities, and it is essential that they understand training to fully partake in their role. A wide range of training for Councillors is available through the Norfolk ALC.