Parish Council

Councillors
Alburgh has a Parish Council of seven members elected all together every four years. Casual vacancies are normally filled by co-option. Parish councillors serve on a voluntary basis but the council employs a part-time clerk (Jackie Ellis) to provide administrative support. Jackie can be contacted by email parish-council at alburgh.org.uk

Members of Alburgh Parish Council are as follows:

  • Mark Thompson (Chair) Contact chair at alburgh.org.uk
  • Julie Davis (Vice Chair)
  • Daphny Gladden-Fenn
  • Tina Hair
  • Andy Hall
  • Caroline Swanston
  • Vacancy (closing date for applications 14th June 2022)

Responsibility for several areas of local governance including (but not limited to);

  • Recreation grounds, children’s play areas, playing fields
  • Review of local Planning Applications –  see  Planning Applications
  • Allotments
  • Provision of Village Hall which is managed by the Village Hall Committee

Standing Orders
Standing Orders are the document which governs the Parish Council. The Standing Orders can be viewed here.

Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct sets out who the members of the Council shall perform their public duties. The Code of Conduct can be viewed here.

Declaration of Interests
All councillors are required to complete a Declaration of Interest upon commencing their service on the Council. This lays out their ownership of land in the parish and any other interests which might be relevant. The returns from members of Alburgh PC can be seen here on the South Norfolk Council website. Please note we are in the process of working with South Norfolk Council to get this information up to date.

Financial Regulations
The Financial Regulations document how the council manages finances. The full Financial Regulations can be viewed here.

Meetings
Parish council meetings are held every month at the Alburgh Village Hall on the first Thursday of each month. Meetings start at 7.30 pm and members of the public are always welcome to attend.

There is a ten minute slot early in the meeting which gives residents the opportunity to bring any relevant issues to the attention of the Council. Please be aware the ten minute limit is defined by Government statue and is not a restriction imposed by the Parish Council.

Additional meetings may be called if significant urgent issues dictate.

Agendas and minutes of meetings are posted on this website (see link section at bottom of this page) and notice of meetings also posted on the village Facebook page and also on the Parish Council noticeboard at the Village Hall.

Annual Meeting
The Council holds an Annual Meeting, normally in May, when the Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the Council.

Minutes Archive
The minutes of previous meetings can be found in the Minutes Archive

Meeting Agendas
The agenda for the next meeting will be published here

Data Protection and Privacy Policy
A new Data Protection and Privacy Policy has been drafted and is going to be reviewed at the next Council meeting on Thursday 7th July 2022.

Complaints Policy
A new Complaints Policy has been drafted and is going to be reviewed at the next Council meeting on Thursday 7th July 2022.

Co-option Policy
The members of the Parish Council are elected by public vote every three years (next election is 4 May 2023). In between those times, if a vacancy occurs on the Parish Council, the Co-option Policy allows them to co-opt additional members until the next full election.

Risk Assessments
The Council has adopted a Risk Assessment document that covers its activities. The Risk Assessment can be viewed here.

How the Council Pays its Way
Each year the Council funds its activities by ‘precepting’ a sum of money, £6,500 for the current 2022/23 financial year, from the South Norfolk District Council (this is the same amount as last year). It is collected, with the sums required by the County Council, District Council and Police Authority, as part of all parish households’ Council Tax.

Council are Affiliated Members of;

Links to Other Parish Council Documents;