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. The Parish Council is responsible for a vast number of facilities and services across Hoveton, and the work of the Council is far more involved than many realise. Just as Hoveton is described as the ‘Heart of the Norfolk Broads’, Hoveton Parish Council operates at the very heart of Hoveton, representing local residents at a truly local level.
Councillors and Clerk
Although elected by public vote or co-opted onto the Council (voted onto the Parish Council by the Council itself), members of the Parish Council are volunteers, who are not paid for the extensive work they undertake on behalf of the local community. However, all Council members must adhere to a Code of Conduct and are expected to uphold high standards as they carry out their duties.
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 Council meetings. The Clerk also acts as the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer.
The work of Hoveton Parish Council is guided by a number of agreed policies and procedures, chief among these being the Council’s Standing Orders and Financial Regulations. All Parish Council policies and procedures are reviewed and updated regularly to ensure they are compliant with current regulations. View the full list of Council policies and procedures.
In the interests of transparency, councillors’ pecuniary (financial) interests and other notable personal interests are recorded by Hoveton Parish Council and published by North Norfolk District Council. View the Registers of Members’ Interests for Hoveton Parish Council.
There are twelve ‘seats’ on Hoveton Parish Council, only seven of which are currently filled, so new parish councillors are needed to support the Council’s work and to ensure the Council can continue to provide a range of local services. The role of a parish councillor is rewarding and fulfilling. It is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community and helping to make it a better place to live and work. Have you ever thought about becoming a parish councillor?