Parish Council Meetings
The Parish Council meets at 7.30pm every third Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall.
Parish Council meeting dates for 2021
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Wednesday 17th February 2021
Wednesday 17th March 2021
Wednesday 15th April 2021
Wednesday 5th May 2021 8pm
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Wednesday 15th July 2021
Wednesday 19th August 2021
Wednesday 16th September 2021
Wednesday 21st October 2021
Wednesday 18th November 2021
Wednesday 16th December 2021
Meetings are held in Potter Heigham Village Hall, details are on the agenda, which can be viewed on this website or on the village notice boards. Alternatively, please contact the Parish Clerk for more information.
Minutes and agendas are published here, and are available in draft format shortly after the meeting.
Members of the community are very welcome to attend a meeting and we have a section for public discussions. This allows parishioners to discuss or highlight items to the Council. If you wish to discuss something in particular please contact the Clerk who can guide and advise you.
Chairman – Paul Rice
Vice Chairman – Robert Lovick
Snr. Flood Warden & Emergency Planning Officer - Mr Paul Rice (01692 672149)
The Role of the Clerk
The Clerk is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council who is responsible for the smooth running of the Council’s business. The Clerk is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to the Clerk.
Responsibility for implementing the decisions of the Council rests with the Clerk along with giving professional guidance where necessary whilst remaining neutral and discrete. The Clerk is also responsible for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She/he signs notices and summonses with a list of business to be transacted but does not have the power to fix the meetings of the Council. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, keep Council minutes in a book and hold other documents.
A member of the Council may be appointed as Clerk without remuneration but nowadays it is more usual to appoint someone who is not a councillor to be paid for the work they undertake.
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.
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’.