Council Members

General

Below is the list of councillors that make up the Hindolveston Parish Council. It should be noted that the Chair and Vice Chair are elected at the Annual Parish Council Meeting in May and hold office for one year at a time. Elections for members are held every 4 years with the next elections in May 2019. Where vacancies arise between elections, it is possible for the Council to co-opt new members at council meetings. Members can resign at any time, that is to say there is no minimum period of office.

Composition

Hindolveston is entitled to 7 councillors. Currently there are 6 members of the council including the Chair and Vice Chair, this means that there is currently a vacancy – see below.   Councillors are expected to attend all the regular Parish Council meetings but reasonable excuses for absence (in the form of apologies) can be accepted by the Council when work commitments etc. prevent attendance.

Please note that a decision was made at a meeting of the Parish Council in February 2017 to deliberately keep the vacancy open until the Annual Parish Council meeting in May 2017, to allow more time for more parishioners to consider joining the Parish Council.

Chair           

Trevor Leeder. Last elected  to Chair in May 2016. Subsidiary duties: Health and Safety checks on the allotments and internal audit checker & Planning Advisory Group member.

Vice-Chair    

Mary Walsh. Last elected to Vive Chair in May 2016. Subsidiary duties: Health and Safety checks on the allotments, risk assessment of structures including street lights and weekly reporting of the playground equipment & Planning Advisory Group member.

Members

Chip Davison last elected in May 2014. Subsidiary duties: Website manager & Planning Advisory Group member.

Zara Leeder  co-opted in May 2015. Subsidiary duties: Website manager & Planning Advisory Group member.

Hazel Carter co-opted in October 2016. Subsidiary duties: Website manager & Planning Advisory Group member.

Phil Brown  co-opted in October 2016. Subsidiary duties: Website manager & Planning Advisory Group member.

Parish Council Clerk

Mrs Joanna Otte

Little Manor, Thursford Rd, Little Snoring, Fakenham NR21 0JN

T: 01328 822366  e: hindolvestonpc@googlemail.com

Code of Conduct

The Localism Act 2011 requires all local councils to adopt a code of conduct for its members and to have a register of members’ interests. The code must comply with the seven Nolan principles of Public Life – selflessness, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, integrity and leadership. Hindolveston Parish Council formally adopted the Code of Conduct on 20th September 2012.

It takes all sorts and there is a vacancy!!!

The council has a vacancy! If you are interested in becoming a councillor but you are not sure whether you have the right background or how your skills/ experience might assist the council, then take a look at It Takes All Sorts published by the National Association of Local Councils. Alternatively please contact the Council Chair or Council Clerk for assistance.

Hindolveston is like any other small village in that it relies on the support provided by local people give some of their free time for the village and its various activities to benefit the community as a whole.