01692 404114 info@nwtc.org.uk


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 for a period of 4 years, by the Parishioners’ they represent. There is a total of 16 Councillors representing 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.

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 fill out the members code of conduct complaint form and email to the Monitoring Officer at info@eastlaw.org.uk


Mayor 2019-20 Garry Bull

Councillor Garry Bull

contact: cllrgarrybull@gmail.com

Deputy Mayor

Councillor Bob Wright

contact: councillorbobwright@btinternet.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 Germany and grew up in Bangor, I joined the RAF at 17 and moved to RAF Coltishall in 1989. I finally moved to North Walsham in 1991 and retired here in October 2021.
Previously being a member of the regeneration committee and hoping to assist the Council and help develop the Town, I was co-opted in December 2021.

Stephen Dibben

contact: sdibben221@gmail.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

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
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
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

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

Julia Beach

contact: councillor.juliabeach@gmail.com

Vacant Seat


Penney Spall

contact: spallpenney3@gmail.com

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 live and work in

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
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
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
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.

Vacant Seat


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

Lucy Shires

contact: lucy.shires.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

West Ward

Saul Penfold

contact: saul.penfold.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk