The Role of a Councillor
A Councillor is a member of the Council and is normally elected for a term of four years. People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a Councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their Parish Council work. A Councillor is an unpaid voluntary role, however the Parish Clerk is a salaried employee.
They are elected to represent the interests 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 Ashmanhaugh we are able to have 7 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’.
The current Parish Councillors for Ashmanhaugh are listed below. If you wish to make contact with any Parish Councillor, please do so firstly via the Clerk.
Ashmanhaugh Parish Councillors:
- Harry Buxton (Chairman)
- Chris Phillipo (Vice Chair)
- John Pond
- Andrew Buxton
- Steve Bland
- Noel Coleman
The declarations of interest forms can be found on the North Norfolk District Council site: