Surlingham has seven parish councillors
The parish council has overall responsibility for the well-being of its local community. Its work falls into three main categories:
- representing the local community
- delivering services to meet local needs
- striving to improve quality of life in the parish
How do you do that as a parish councillor?
- By attending the 11 regular meetings of the council,
- Attending training provided by Norfolk Association of Local Councils,
- Being proactive and sharing the responsibilities of the council with your fellow councillors.
A councillor is the public face of the council, is impartial setting personal feelings to one side for the good of the whole village. A councillor meets face to face with residents who have concerns or suggestions and brings that information to the council for a decision or if it is within their remit resolves the matter themselves by meeting with a contractor or liaising with the relevant agency e.g. leaking tap at the parish hall or flooding and blocked road drains, and then recording their actions at the next meeting.
What is the role of the clerk?
The clerk is an employee and deals with the administration and finances of the council.
If you would like to apply either collect a nomination pack at the parish meeting on 19 February 2019 or 19 March 2019, contact the clerk for a pack or print a copy using the link.
The nomination pack must be handed in person to South Norfolk District Council between 26 March 2019 and 3 April 2019
Publication of the nominations will be posted on South Norfolk District Council’s website by 4 April 2019.