Councillors main roles are representing the interests of the community and providing, maintaining and developing facilities within that community. Councillors are usually elected onto the Council by the Parishioners’ they represent for a period of 4 years, their role starts on the 4th day following the election as previous Councillors don’t officially retire until the 4th day. Elections are usually on the first Thursday in May, meaning new Councillors would take office from 0:01 on the Monday morning.
There is a total of 16 Councillors Town Councillors covering 5 Wards (North, East, West, Town Centre East & Town Centre West).
The Town Council is the 1st tier of Local Government, with North Norfolk District Council the 2nd tier and Norfolk County Council the 3rd tier.
Councillor Bob Wright
Councillor Penney Spall
Born in West Norfolk, I moved to North Walsham in 2006.
I am the proud owner of a local business within North Walsham Market Place, and also a resident within the Town.
I became a Town Councillor in the May 2019 elections as I wanted to help others.
The following streets form the West Ward
Cherry Tree Lane
Skeyton New Rd
Originally from Ridlington, I moved to North Walsham in the 1960’s.
University and a career in education took me away until recent retirement, when I moved back to Norfolk.
I joined NWTC, having served on Parish and District Councils previously and wanting to give back to my community.
I was born and lived in Essex until 2014, when I moved my family to Norfolk and in 2017 I moved to North Walsham.
I was made redundant at the start of lockdown 2020 and in July 2020 I got keys to start my own business in North Walsham (this is a life long dream) I have now just become a Town Councillor as I want to support and help the Town .
I was born in Norwich and moved this way around 2012, since then I have lived and worked around North Walsham. I have always worked in childcare and have recently purchased a small nursery which provides a service for many local families. I have joined the Council as a way of giving back to the local community and plan to do this to the best of my abilities.
My family and I moved to North Walsham in April 2020.
Having worked within the NHS, Charities and especially local Government for nearly 30 years in many different departments.
I feel my experience and life skills will enable me to help benefit the local community in the future, as I have previously.
I was co-opted onto the Council in October 2021
I became a Councillor in July 22. With a background in nursing, I worked in and around North Walsham, and have great belief in the people and values of our town. Whilst I encourage change, I believe we need to incorporate everyone’s views, young, old and new members of our community to have a vested interest, and their voices need to be heard and respected
The following streets form the East Ward
Arnold Pitcher Close
Furze Hill Drive
Happisburgh Road- odd Nos
Little London Road
Marshgate-from No.7 odd & evens
Meeting Hill Road
Mundesley Road- even from No. 50
Saint Benets Avenue
Saint Nicholas Road
William Paston Road
I was born Hertfordshire in 1957 and moved to North Walsham in 2004 via Middlesex, Bedfordshire and Hampshire.
I have worked in Telecommunications and IT all my life until January 2018 when I was medically retired as a Civil Servant.
I have been a Town Councillor since May 2011 as I wanted to try and help to regenerate the town.
The following streets form the North Ward
Acacia Drive- 1-3
Mundesley Rd-odd numbers
St Marys Way
Town Centre East Ward
I have lived in North Walsham for 12 years and Norfolk since birth.
As a long term resident I am keen to ‘get the town moving’, by promoting the growth of businesses. I would like to promote tourism and hospitality by making use of vacant and overgrown sites, attracting visitors to the shops and businesses.
The following streets form the Town Centre East Ward
Happisburgh Rd-even Nos
Lime Tree Road
Long Barrow Drive
Mitre Tavern Yard
Mundesley Road-even to No. 28
Old Bear Court
St Nicholas Court
Thomas Dix Court
Town Centre West Ward
I was born in Ongar, Essex, and I moved to Norwich for work in 1981 and then to North Walsham in 1992.
I am a retired Civil Engineer.
I offered myself for election to the Town Council as I believe it’s important to make use of your life skills to get involved in your community.
The following streets form the Town Centre West Ward
Acacia Dr – No. 4
Black Swan Loke
Grammar School Road
Kings Arms Street