Andrew Hill is the Chairman for Horningtoft Parish Council has been a Councillor for 25 years. He is also a local farmer.
Tracey Hawke is the Vice Chairman of Horningtoft Parish Council and has been a councillor for more than 10 years.
Graham Drew has been a Councillor for Horningtoft Parish Council for more than 10 years. He also works as a gritter for Breckland, looking after the icy roads in the winter.
Ivan Baker has been a Councillor for Horningtoft Parish Council for more than 10 years.
Pauline Chapman joined as a Councillor in 1987. She became the Chair for Horningtoft Parish Council from 1991-2003 and still remains as Councillor. Pauline also looks after the Horningtoft Heritage Society Website and is interested in any information from maps or history regarding Horningtoft. You can find papercopies in the St Edmunds Church.
Horningtoft Parish Council
Horningtoft Parish Council meets the 2nd Wednesday of every other month. January, March, May, July, Sept, Nov.
The meetings are held at St Edmunds Church, Horningtoft, due to Covid, all meetings at present are held Virtually.
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 Horningtoft we are able to have 5 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.