Cllr Jilly Gourlay

Cllr Jilly Gourlay

Cllr Jilly Gourlay

Joined Hoveton Parish Council: August 2014
Occupation: Registered General Nurse
Background: Mother of three. Moved to Hoveton after living in Worstead for 24 years. Jilly is a Registered Nurse with over 36 years’ experience working within the NHS, specialising in many different health sectors, such as neurology, day surgery and occupational health. Jilly now works as a school nurse and as a district nurse at Wroxham and Stalham GP surgeries. In her spare time, she is a keen fundraiser for various charities.

What is the best thing about being a Parish Councillor?

“Being involved in the community and getting to know people. By becoming a Parish Councillor, you can really make a difference. We deal with many different aspects; sometimes small, personal issues, and sometimes bigger, long-term plans which will have an impact on the local area for years to come. Our meetings are never the same. We might be a small band (if you fancy joining us, we’d love to see you), with totally different outlooks, knowledge, and experiences in life, but we’re all there for the same purpose, and that’s you!”

What do you like most about living in Hoveton?

“Having lived in a very rural village for 23 years, with not even a village shop, I love the convenience of having all the amenities in walking distance.”

What is the most challenging aspect of being a Parish Councillor?

“Trying to please everyone all of the time! I now realise you can’t! Also, I have recently taken on the responsibility (alongside Cllr Ann Rogers) of helping to run Hoveton Village Hall and Park. We’re still in need of newcomers to join our little team, so if you’ve got a few hours to spare each month, please get in touch. I’ll happily discuss what is needed.”