About the Parish Council
Becoming a parish councillor is a rewarding and valued form of public service. All 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 Gissing a better place to live
We meet bi-monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at Gissing Community Building. Meetings commence at 7.30pm lasting around 2 hours. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.
There are currently no vacancies on the Parish Council.
These are your Parish Councillors:
David Eddington (Chair)
To contact a Councillor please email the clerk
Your District Councillor is JAMES EASTER Email Contact
Your County Councillor us CATHERINE ROWETT Email Contact
USEFUL CONTACTS -
South Norfolk Council - WEBSITE
Telephone 01508 533701 or Freephone: 0800 3896109
Norfolk County Council - WEBSITE
Telephone 0344 800 8020
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 Gissing we are able to have 5 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 South Norfolk District Council.