Occupation: County Officer (Norfolk ALC)
Background: Prior to becoming the County Officer for the Norfolk Association of Local Councils, Russell was Town Clerk of Bracknell Town Council and was a member of the National Executive Council of the Society of Local Council Clerks. Russell has worked in the roles of both Audit Manager and Performance Manager for the Audit Commission, and as a management consultant and an accountant. He is a CiLCA qualified Clerk and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). Russell is married with two grown-up children. He moved to Hoveton from Hampshire in 2016, having family connections locally in Norfolk. His hobbies include cycling, walking, golf, gardening, chess and motor sport.
What is the best thing about being a Parish Councillor?
“It feels good to be part of a team that aims to make Hoveton an even better place for everyone to live, work and spend leisure time.”
What do you like most about living in Hoveton?
“Hoveton has a good community feel and provides some great visitor attractions, shops, bars and restaurants. As a bonus we then also have Norwich, Cromer, the Broads, many other great places to visit and a wonderful coastline all within easy reach.”
What is the most challenging aspect of being a Parish Councillor?
“Achieving what residents desire through deploying our small resources and limited influence to best effect is an ongoing challenge.”