• Belton with Browston Parish Council

    Welcome to the Belton with Browston Parish Council website. The Parish Council is the elected local authority and as the first tier of local government, closest to the people.

    Elections are held every four years to elect the 13 Parish Councillors. The Chairman and Vice Chair are elected by fellow councillors each year.
    The role of the council is to:

    • Articulate the needs of the community to the press, principal authorities and other organisations
    • Liaise with other local authorities to develop mutual interests, projects and activities and work in partnership with principal authorities and other organisations.
    • Implement council policy and maintain financial records.
    • Help members of the public with enquiries.
    • Set up advisory committees to deal with specific tasks

    The Clerk, Kate Ruddock who is also the Responsible Financial Officer can be contacted Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 3.00pm with any Parish related concerns or issues.

    The Council meets at the New Road Sport and Leisure Centre on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Except for the month of August when the council is in recess. The meetings commence at 7.30pm.

    The public section takes place at the beginning of each meeting when local residents can ask questions or provide views on matters relating to the village. The council allows 15 minutes to hear to views of the public. Each member of the public is permitted to ask one question during the section. Any remaining time is then allocated at the Chairman’s discretion.

    Each Councillor has an allocated Portfolio that they are responsible for. Alongside the portfolios the council also has a number of working parties that report back to the Parish Council on a regular basis.

    The Parish council is responsible for maintaining the Bell Lane Playing Field. It manages the grass cutting at New Road, Belton churchyard and Bland Corner.

    The council can be contacted through the Parish Clerk as follows.
    Mrs Kate Ruddock
    Parish Clerk
    Belton with Browston Parish Council
    56 Victoria Road
    Great Yarmouth
    NR31 6EF
    Telephone: 01493 602960
    email: [email protected]

  • Councillor

    As a Councillor you are in a great position to help identify the needs of your community and to deliver projects and initiatives that will help to make your local area a better place to live. Local councils are best placed to identify the needs of the local community and show great imagination in developing ideas to tackle the issues most relevant to their local area. Initiatives across the country vary in size and scope but they all have one thing in common, the well-being of local people.

    DAVID MILLS – Chair

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    NIGEL LIGHT – Vice Chair

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    Local Councillors have three main areas of work:

    1. Decision-making – Through attending meetings and committees with other elected
    members, Councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent,
    what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.

    2. Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective
    services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.

    3. Getting involved locally – As local representatives, Councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. This often depends on what the Councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available. Activities are varied and may include:
    • Going to meetings on Outside Bodies that affect the wider community, such as the police,
    the Highways Authority, schools and colleges.
    • Taking up issues on behalf of members of the public, such as making representations to the
    district or borough council
    • Holding a surgery for residents to bring up issues

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