ABOUT

The Role of a Councillor

A councillor is a member of the Council and is normally elected for a term of four years.  People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their parish council work. A Councillor is an unpaid voluntary role.

They are elected to represent the interests 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 Tivetshall we are able to have 7 Councillors.

As a local Councillor you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Councillors represent the interests of the communities they serve.


Local councillors have three main responsibilities:
• Decision-making
• Monitoring
• Getting involved locally


Contact the Clerk for more information.

TEAM

Rob Alleguen-Porter.jpg

Robert Alleguen-Porter

Acting Chair

 

I have lived in Tivetshall since 2013 together with my wife. I have been a Councillor now for 2 years, and joined because I want to see the community thrive, but for it to grow in a well planned and appropriate way for the rural village it is.

I am also keen to build the community spirit that is evident within our lovely village and am a Trustee for our Village Hall and a Trustee and founding member of the Tivetshall Families & Friends group.

Alyson Read2.jpg

Alyson Read

Vice Chair

 

I have always lived in a village environment, moving here in 2015 from Bedfordshire. I worked in the motor industry for 20+ years.

My passion is horses. My interests are social history, protecting our environment and its wildlife, being part of a community.

I jointed this Parish Council in 2017. I have had training in community funding, attended monthly workshops learning how to create a neighbourhood plan. I strongly believe our villages should retain their characteristics and not lose their identities through excessive development.  As a Trustee I am part of the team running the Village Hall and organising fundraising events to maintain and enhance this great facility.

John Powell.jpg

John Powell

Councillor

 

Born in Yorkshire in 1945 into a military family (Army) I joined the RAF at the age of 16 as a Boy Entrant. I served for 39 years as an aircraft engineer including time spent in Germany and various UK postings mainly in East Anglia. I saw active service in the South Atlantic and was also involved with the Bosnian conflict before retiring in 2000. I then started my own computer sales and service/repair business in Reepham and moved to Tivetshall four years ago to be nearer to family to offer the renowned grandparental support system! Hobbies and interests include listening to classical music, playing the electronic organ, model aircraft and computing.

 

My wife (Jo) and I live almost opposite the Village Hall and you will often find us walking our two dogs (the noisy ones!) around the village. We love living in Tivetshall and are very keen to join in and be part of the community and will help where we can.

I am very pleased to be able to represent the residents of Tivetshall at the Parish Council and I look forward to hearing from you if you have any concerns or ideas that you would like me to voice on your behalf

Digital Camera 2

Julie Brown

Councillor

 

I moved into Tivetshall in 1993 to begin married life and to raise a family. My children both attended Tivetshall School and I worked there for 18 years. I really enjoy being a part of village life and have been actively involved as a Trustee in several of our community groups including FOTS, The Village Hall, TFAF and TTJ. It is encouraging to see a sensitive approach to the growth of our community and to have a part to play in its future.

Get involved.jpg

Vacancy

Councillor

 

Could this be you? 

Please contact our Clerk to find out more

Get involved.jpg

Vacancy

Councillor

 

Could this be you? 

Please contact our Clerk to find out more

Get involved.jpg

Vacancy

Councillor

 

Could this be you? 

Please contact our Clerk to find out more

Clerk

Digital Camera 2

Alan Arber

lParish Clerk