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Councillors

North Walsham Town Council has 16 Councillors over 5 Wards. The Town Council is the 1st tier of Local Government, North Norfolk District Council the 2nd tier and Norfolk County Council the 3rd tier. Councillors are usually elected onto the Council for a period of 4 years, by Parishoners to represent the interests of the Community

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please see the Guidance for Candidates – Part 1 can you stand for election and Part 2a standing as an independent candidate.

If you wish to complain about a Councillor, please email the Monitoring Officer

Mayor

Mayor 2019-20 Garry Bull
2019-20 Garry Bull

Councillor Garry Bull

contact: cllrgarrybull@gmail.com

Deputy Mayor

Councillor Richard Sims

contact: cllr.rsims@gmail.com

Town Councillors

West Ward

Nicholas Felstead

contact: nicholasfelstead.12@gmail.com

Born and raised in Hickling, I have lived in Norfolk all my life.
I moved to North Walsham in 2000 for work and now currently work full time in Worstead.
I became a Councillor at the elections in March 2019 as I have a passion for the Town and would like to contribute to the community.

Richard Sims

contact: cllr.rsims@aol.com

I was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and after living in Warwickshire, moved to Norfolk 30 years ago.
I am a resident of North Walsham and my Foot Health Care Business has been in North Walsham for over 14 years.
I first became a Town Councillor in June 2011.

I was born in Cambridge moving around to various places within East Anglia before coming to North Walsham in December 2011.
Being retired and here for many years I joined the Town Council in the May 2015 elections to put something back into the community.

Jenny Melville

contact: jennymelville1@sky.com

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.

Mal Gray

contact: councillormalgray@gmail.com

David Covell

contact: dg.covell@googlemail.com

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 West Ward

Angel Drive
Aylsham Rd
Bailey Rd
Banningham Crt
Barton Close
Bayes Court
Birds Road
Bradfield Close
Bradfield Rd
Brookes Drive
Burton Avenue
Burton Close

Buxton Road
Cherry Tree Ln
Coronation Walk
Cosy Corner
Cousens Close
Cromer Rd
Currie Close
Duncan Way
Durrell Way
Ewing Road
Fairstead Close
Fenn Close

Field View
Folgate Road
Fuller Road
Gigli Close
Greens Road
Heath Road
Hornbeam Road
Howlett Close
Kemp Road
Kendall Close
Ketts Road
Kingsway

Laburnum Road
Laundry Loke
Lyngate Gardens
Lyngate Road
Millard Close
Millfield Road
Morris Road
Norfolkman Dr
Northfield Road
Norwich Road
Oak Close
Oak Road

Princes Street
Queensway
Rayna Loke
Recreation Road
Regents Court
Roper Way
Sendall Road
Skeyton New Rd
Skeyton Road
Skeyton View
Smedley Close
South Rise

Station Road
Suffield Close
Sunny Corner
The Green
Tungate
Weavers Close
Wells Avenue
Westwick Drive
Windmill Loke
Wood View
Wrights Close

East Ward

Paul Heinrich

contact: cllr.paul.heinrich@gmail.com

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.

Robert Murphy

contact: councillor.rmurphy@gmail.com

I was born in Norwich and moved to North Walsham in 2000 where I now currently live and work.
I was co-opted onto the Town Council in April 2016, I joined because I wanted to represent the youth of North Walsham. 
I am the youngest Councillor to have ever be on the North Walsham Town Council.

I was born in Rutland and having joined the RAF I moved to Norfolk in 1990 when posted to Coltishall. My family and I moved to North Walsham in 1993 and have lived here ever since. 
I joined the Town Council in 2012 as a co-opted member, as I wished to contribute in any way I could and attempt to influence decisions made by other bodies that affect our Town.

Garry Bull

contact: cllrgarrybull@gmail.com

Born at the Norfolk & Norwich hospital, I have lived in North Walsham all my life.
I have worked in North Walsham and surrounding areas since I left school and I do accounts for our own business based in North Walsham. 
I joined the Town Council as North Walsham is a great town and I feel i can put my input in to make it a lovely place to live.

Helen Gotts

contact: cllr.helengotts@gmail.com

Jo Cracknell

contact: cllrjocracknell@gmail.com

I was born and raised in Cornwall and have previously lived and worked in Jersey and London.
I moved to North Walsham, with my husband and son, in 1999 and work full time in Cromer. With my work/life balance the way it is now I have the time and commitment to give back to the community that has made me and my family so welcome

Jessica Read

contact: jessica.nwtc@gmail.com

I was born in North Walsham and have lived here all my life.
I have a passion to help young people and have qualified as a youth worker. I was co-opted onto the Council on 27.4.21 as I have a passion to help young people. My goal is to engage with the youth offering support, and being an advocate, getting their voices heard and giving them opportunity.

The following streets form the East Ward

Acorn Road
Alder Close
Anchor Road
Antingham Drive
Arnold Pitcher Cl
Ashfield Road
Bacton Road
Bainbridge Close
Beechwood Cl
Benets View
Birch Close
Bloom Court
Bluebell Road
Brunswick Close

Campion Close
Chestnut Avenue
Cooper Road
Cradlewood Rd
Crow Road
Fairview Road
Farm View
Fern Drive
Field Lane
Foxglove Close
Furze Hill Drive
Glebe Court
Stanley Road
Hamlet Close

Hannant Road
Happisburgh Rd- odd Nos
Harmer Close
Holgate Road
Hollybush Road
Honeysuckle Cl
Little London Rd
Manor Court
Manor Road
Majoram Close
Marshgate-from No.7 odd & evens

Masters Court
Maybank
Mayfield Way
Meeting Hill Rd
Melbourne Road
Mundesley Rd- even from No. 50
Nelson Road
Park Avenue
Pickford Close
Plantation Road
Poppy Close
Pound Rd-odd

Preston Road
Primrose Walk
Rosewood
Royston Green
Rye Close
Sadlers Way
St. Benets Ave
St. Nicholas Road
Stanley Road
Swafield Rise
Sycamore Close
Tenison Road
The Lea

Valley Gardens
Waterfield Meadows
Webbs Close
Wharton Drive
Wherry Close
WhiteHorse Comn
William Paston Rd
Willow Close
Woodbine Close
Woodside
Wooll Drive
Cangate Lodge

North Ward

Barry Hester

contact: cllr.barryhester@btinternet.com

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.

Rebecca Shaw

contact: rshaw82.rs@gmail.com

I have lived in and around North Walsham for most of my life, brought my children up and ran The Music Hut here in North Walsham. I am enthusiastic about helping the town grow with a good awareness of maintaining our heritage and amenities. North Walsham is a great place to live and visit, but there is always room for improvement which I am honoured to be a part of

The following streets form the North Ward

Acacia Drive- 1-3
Beatrice Close
Beech Drive
Corbett Road
Debenne Road
Garden Close

Gooch Close
Hadfield Road
Hamilton Close
Harbord Close
Hardy Close
Harvey Drive

Hazell Road
Hipperson Close
Juler Close
Lynfield Road
Lyngate Road
Meadow Close

Mundesley Rd-odd numbers
Nelson Way
Northfield Road
Northmead Dr

Oaklands Park
Orchard Close
Osbourne Close
Page Close
Patch Meadow

Pellew Place
Petre Close
Shepherds Close
St Marys Way
Williams Way

Town Centre East Ward

Alan Fryer

contact: williamafryer@gmail.com

I lived for the first 35 yrs in Hartlepool where I worked for ICI North Tees refinery and then for 6 yrs in Saudi Arabia where I worked for Aramco.
I moved to Norfolk in 1986 and worked offshore for BP for 30 yrs, before retiring in 2015.
I have been on the Council since May 2015 and have contributed as much as I can to the best of my ability.

Sam Golder

contact: cllrsgolder@gmail.com

Having been brought up in Coltishall, I moved to North Walsham in 2011. I am married with 2 young children.
I have been very lucky to have a successful career so far within the Town’s hospitality industry.
I was co-opted in April 2021 as I think North Walsham has great potential and I look forward to giving back to the Town, and help to promote the future by drawing upon my own experiences

The following streets form the Town Centre East Ward

Bacton Road
Baker Close
Cedar Court
Church Street
Dixon Road
Farman Avenue
Glaven Close
Greenway Close

Grove Road
Hall Lane
Happisburgh Rd-even Nos
Kimberly Road
Kings Close
Lime Tree Road
Litester Close

Long Barrow Dr
Market Place
Market Street
Marshgate 1-5
Mill Road
Mitre Tavern Yard
Mundesley Rd-even to No. 28

New Road
North Street
Old Bear Court
Park Court
Paston Court
Plumbly Close
Pound Rd-even

Randell Close
Redman Road
Reeves Court
Spenser Avenue
Spurdens Cr’cent
St Nicholas Court
The Close

Thirlby Road
Thomas Dix Crt
Vicarage Court
Vicarage Street
Wilkinson Way
Witton View
Youngmans Cl

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
Angel Court
Avenue Road
Aylsham Road

Bank Loke
Black Swan Loke
Cromer Road
Ellinor Road

Grammar Sch Rd
Grange Court
Headley Drive
Kidas Way

Kings Arms Street
Legrice Crescent
Market Place
Market Street

Morrison Close
Park Lane
Sampson Road
Simpson Close

The Hollies
The Terrace
Trafalgar Court
Yarmouth Road

District Councillors

East Ward

Eric Seward

contact: eric.seward@north-norfolk.gov.uk

East Ward

Paul Heinrich

contact: paul.heinrich@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Market Cross

Virginia Gay

contact: virginia.gay@north-norfolk.gov.uk

West Ward

Nigel Lloyd

contact: nigel.lloyd@north-norfolk.gov.uk

West Ward

Don Birch

contact: don.birch@north-norfolk.gov.uk

County Councillors

East Ward

Eric Seward

contact: eric.seward.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

West Ward

John Timewell

contact: john.timewell.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk