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About the Parish Council
22 March 2024 - Notice of Casual Vacancy
Following the resignation of Martin Kentish, there is a further casual vacancy at the Parish Council. Notice of Casual Vacancy Please contact the Clerk for further details
17 December 2023 - Are you interested in joining the Parish Council?

We have a vacancy on the Parish Council for a parish councillor.

We normally meet bimonthly on the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings commence at 7:30pm, lasting around 2 hours and are held at the community hall. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.

If you are interested, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the Clerk  at  to find out more.


Becoming a parish councillor is a rewarding and valued form of public service. Councillors contribute to the work of the parish council by:

  • Having a say about the things they care about 

  • Putting forward ideas for better services

  • Responding to the needs and views of parishioners

  • Seeking the best outcome to local issues

  • Getting involved in decision making

  • Helping to make Strumpshaw, Buckenham and Hassingham a better place to live

Email addresses for Councillors are available below. To speak on the telephone or hold a meeting please contact the Parish Clerk who will make arrangements.

The Register of Members  Interests, as required by central government legislation, can be viewed on Broadland District Council's website at 

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Michael Green (Chair)

Will Faulkner

Paul Kitley

Tina McAulay

Martin (Olly) Page

Buckenham Wood Tree Warden

Alasdair Fraser 

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 Strumpshaw 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'.


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.

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