Occupation: Civil Servant
Background: Senior Civil Servant at the Cabinet Office, working across Government in the area of major, high-risk projects. Previous roles include Programme Manager for the Scottish Police Service and Procurement Manager in the nuclear sector. Originally from East Kilbride in Scotland, Martin moved to Hoveton in 2009 with his wife and their three children. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, reading, and gardening.
What is the best thing about being a Parish Councillor?
“I joined the Parish Council shortly after moving to the village to find out more about what was going on in the community and hopefully to have a positive impact on that. I’ve found the experience to be very rewarding and I feel lucky to be able to contribute something back into the community within which my family and I live.”
What do you like most about living in Hoveton?
“Moving to Hoveton has been the best decision we ever made as a family. Our three children love the rural environment and the easy access to the wonderful Norfolk coastline. We are so well served in the village in terms of transport links and facilities.”
What’s the most challenging aspect of being a Parish Councillor?
“So far it has been connecting with our community and attracting new people to join the Parish Council. It’s a focus for us all and we hope to see more new faces round the table as we plan ahead for the future of the village. This is especially important now that the Parish Council is also the Sole Trustee of the Hoveton Village Hall and Playing Field charity. It is vital we provide services and facilities that residents want and will use, and for that we need good engagement and participation, so come and join us!”