The Parish Council
The Role of a Councillor
The Parish Council consists of seven people elected to represent the residents of Ringland.
Parish Councillors (also known as Members) serve a four year term of office. The Council has a wide range of powers which essentially relate to local matters, such as looking after community buildings, open spaces and common land, and to overall manage the parish assets.
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.
Parish Council Register of Interests
All Parish Councillors are required by law to complete a register of interest form to register their Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and the Disclosable Pecuniary Interests of their spouses or civil partners or persons with whom they live in that capacity. Guidance – Openness and transparency on personal interests: guidance for councillors
Ringland Councillors’ Register of Members’ Disclosable Pecuniary Interests can be found on Broadland District Council’s website.
About the Parish Council
The Council has powers to create Bye-Laws to protect Parish land. (See Commoners Rights & Access to Common Land Page).
The Council also liaises with Broadland District Council and Norfolk County Council on various matters such as fly tipping, foot ways, highways, trees, recycling, environmental issues, and also with the Police and other bodies.
Currently all Members live within the Parish of Ringland and are pro-active for the benefit of the village attending not only the parish council meetings but also meetings with other organisations.
Members are also actively involved in work throughout the village, managing needed tasks such as cutting the grass on the village green and maintaining the common lands and the Village Hall (formerly The Reading Room).
Nick Adams (Chairman)
01603 860172 / 07720148226 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Lindy Cooper (Vice Chairman)
01603 868486 email@example.com
Mrs Jill Baker
01603 866232 / 07747752350
Malcolm Turner firstname.lastname@example.org
There is currently one vacancy.