FAQs

If you have a question for the Parish Council, you may be able to find the answer you are looking for below.

What is the Parish Council’s role?
How is the Parish Council funded?
When does the Parish Council meet?
Can I give my views at Parish Council meetings?
Where can I find the minutes of Parish Council meetings?
What services/facilities does the Parish Council provide?
Who should I contact with a services or facilities query?
What is the Parish Council’s role in the planning process?
Which rules and regulations should the Parish Council follow?
What role does the Clerk play in the Parish Council’s work?
Where can I find the latest Parish Council news?
Where can I find out more about Hoveton?
How do I contact the Parish Council?

What is the Parish Council’s role?

Hoveton Parish Council exists to represent the interests of the local community, to maintain and improve quality of life for local residents, and to deliver services to meet local needs. Find out more about your Parish Council.

How is the Parish Council funded?

The parish precept is the council tax that the billing authority collects on behalf of a parish council. Parish councils do not receive direct funding from central government and are therefore dependent on the precept and any other income they are able to generate from the services or facilities they provide. Find out more about the parish precept.

When does the Parish Council meet?

Hoveton Parish Council’s meetings are held monthly in the Jubilee Room at Hoveton Village Hall. The meetings currently take place at 6.30pm, usually on either the first Monday of the month (excluding bank holidays) or the first Wednesday of the month. View the full list of meeting dates.

Can I give my views at Parish Council meetings?

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings and are encouraged to do so. Each meeting includes an allocated time slot for ‘public speaking’, during which local residents and other members of the public have the opportunity to contribute to the meeting, ask questions, and express their views. Find out more about Council meetings.

Where can I find the minutes of Parish Council meetings?

Minutes of the Council’s meetings are published on the Council’s website (view the minutes of Council meetings).

What services/facilities does the Parish Council provide?

Hoveton Parish Council is responsible for providing numerous services throughout the village (including grass cutting and street lights) and for maintaining a number of amenities (including Granary Staithe and Hoveton Village Hall). Find out more about Council services.

Who should I contact with a services or facilities query?

Residents are encouraged to contact the parish councillor responsible for a particular service or facility or to contact the Parish Clerk. Contact Hoveton Parish Council. For services/facilities that are not directly provided by Hoveton Parish Council, residents are encouraged to raise queries with those responsible (our Report It! page provides further information).

What is the Parish Council’s role in the planning process?

Decisions on Hoveton’s planning applications are made by two planning authorities – North Norfolk District Council and the Broads Authority. Hoveton Parish Council does not decide applications but is informed of all planning applications in the parish and is a key consultee. Find out more about planning.

Which rules and regulations should the Council follow?

The work of the Parish Council is guided by a number of policies and procedures, chief among these being the Council’s Standing Orders and Financial Regulations. All policies and procedures are reviewed and updated regularly. View the full list of Council policies and procedures.

What role does the Clerk play in the Parish Council’s work?

To ensure the Parish Council as a whole fulfils its legal obligations and follows proper procedures, the Council employs a Parish Clerk to oversee the work of the Council and to administer meetings. Find out more about your parish councillors and clerk.

Where can I find the latest Parish Council news?

For all the latest Council and community news, including meeting announcements, details of local events, police updates, road closures, planning updates, and much, much more, visit our Home page or follow us on Facebook.

Where can I find out more about Hoveton?

Located beside the River Bure, Hoveton is an attractive yet bustling village that really lives up to its nickname of the ‘Heart of the Norfolk Broads’. For more information, visit our About Hoveton page.

How do I contact the Parish Council?

Contact details for individual members of the Parish Council and for the Parish Clerk can be found on our Councillors and Clerk page. If you are unsure where to direct your query, please contact the Council using our Contact Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.