Scarning Parish Council

The Parish Council has nine councillors and looks after the interests of the parish and its inhabitants. It has many functions, but broadly speaking is responsible for the provision and maintenance of the children's play areas on the Water Meadows, the installation of play equipment on the Village Playing Field, the maintenance of the roadside verges and hedges in some parts of the parish, the provision of dog and litter bins, the maintenance of some street lights, the maintenance of the church clock and the war memorial, and the repair and upkeep of bus shelters in the parish. The Parish Council has a budget this year of £36,000.

Scarning Parish Councillors

Chris Farnham (Chairman)

01362 687766 

 

Neil Parsons (Vice Chairman)

07860 663678

 

Tim Abel

01362 851116 


Fiona Bradford

01362 699602 

Steve Bunn

07711062339 


Chris Druce

01362 687403 

Charles Hewson

01362 693041

Ian Semmons

07733168283 


Michael Steward

01362 693286

Councillors’ Registers of Interests are available on Breckland Council's website. When visiting their site, follow the link to 'Town & Parish Council Details M-Y'

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.

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 Scarning we are able to have 9 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’.

Scarning Parish Council

Oakleigh House

Shipdham Lane

Scarning

NR19 2LB

 

Contact Us

Mr Nick Hartley (Parish Clerk)

01362 687492

scarningclerk@btinternet.com