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New Buckenham Parish Council has seven Councillors - elected for a four year term in May 2023 (with the exception of  Paul Martin, who was co-opted to fill a vacancy )

Andrew Bingham, Chair​

Hill View, Castle Hill Rd, New Buckenham, NR16 2AG



  • Chairing meetings of the council in the Chair's absence

  • Member of the Village Hall Committee

  • Finance (with Cllr Hobley and the Clerk)

  • Footpaths and Highways (with Cllr Highton)

Declarations of interest

Paul Martin, Vice Chair

Colebrooke House, Grange Road, New Buckenham, NR16 2AT


  • Allotments (with Cllr Manning)

  • Cemetery

Declarations of interest

​Karen Hobley

9 St Martin's Gardens, New Buckenham, NR16 2AX



  • Chairing meetings of the Council

  • Liaison with the High Bailiff's Trust

  • Finance-( with Cllr Bingham and the Clerk)

  • Community Project Fund Group


Declarations of interest

Don Crossman

Pinchpot, Chapel Street, New Buckenham, NR16 2BB


  • Play Area 

  • Finance (in absence of Cllr Hobley or Bingham)

Declarations of interest

Mary Dowson

Lanes End, Marsh Lane, New Buckenham, NR16 2BE


  • SNAP (with Mary Manning)

  • Member of Community Project Fund Group

  • Parish News Liaison (writes a precis of the monthly Parish Council meetings for Parish News)

  • Member of William Barber Trust


Declarations of interest


Steve Highton

2 Chapel Hill, New Buckenham, NR16 2BD



  • Footpaths and Highways (with Cllr Bingham)

Declarations of interest

Mary Manning

Thatched Cottage, Marsh Lane, New Buckenham, NR16 2BE


  • SNAP (with Mary Dowson)

  • Neighbourhood Plan

  • Allotments (with  Cllr Nettleton)

  • Community Project Fund Group


Declarations of interest

The Role of a Councillor


They are elected to represent the interest 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 New Buckenham we are able to have 7 Councillors.


Local Councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'Local Council' is synonymous with ' Parish Council, 'Town Council' and 'Community Council'.


Local Councils are made up of locally elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year.  Most meet on a monthly cycle to discuss council business and hear from local residents.  District and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.​

Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the parish, details of which are kept by the District Council.

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