Parish Councillors

Drayton Parish Council is comprised of thirteen elected councillors and four members of staff who oversee the concerns of the parish. Currently the Council has vacancies and is looking for new members - could that be you?  If you would like to join the Council please speak to the Clerk in the first instance.

 

A number of councillors undertake additional duties chairing and attending the various committees that deal with the essential Parish Council business such as Sports Facilities, Governance and Staffing.

Please feel free to use the information below to contact a parish councillor, although general issues and communications to the Council should be addressed  to the Parish Clerk.

A register of Member's Interests is held by Broadland District Council.

Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson

Councillor - North Ward

Committee member for:

Environment & Highways, Open Spaces & Property, Staffing, Governance

01603 260029

Jeff moved to the area from the North East in 1989 and joined the council ten years later. For many years he was Vice Chairman of the council and has also chaired most committees of the council during the intervening period.  In addition, he is Chairman of the Friends of Longdale that organises the annual Drayton Fete and Vice Chairman of the national organisation, Bus Users UK, that represents bus passengers. Jeff is a Newcastle United supporter and is now retired and living with his wife in Thorpe Marriott.  His two sons, their wives and children live locally.

Carl Brown

Carl Brown

Councillor - South Ward

Committee member for:

Environment & Highways, Open Spaces & Property

07801 595056

Awaiting bio

Adrian Crotch (Vice-Chairman)

Adrian Crotch (Vice-Chairman)

Vice Chairman - North Ward

Committee member for:

Open Spaces & Property, Governance, Staffing

07884 334236

Adrian moved to Drayton in 2004 having always lived and worked in Norfolk. 


He joined Drayton Parish Council in 2016 to work within our community and help retain the unique feel that our village has. Living within the village he understands the needs of our residents and businesses.


He works as an Area Director for a leading international bank supporting local SME businesses.


Adrian Chairs the Open Spaces committee which look after the recreation areas and is keen to see these promote wellbeing within our community.  He also represents the Drayton North residents as the Broadland District Councillor.


Adrian is a Season Ticket Holder at Norwich City and Musical Director for the Norwich Accordion Band.

Graham Everett (chairman)

Graham Everett (chairman)

Chairman - North Ward

Committee member for:

Open Spaces & Property, Environment & Highways, Governance

01603 868332

Graham moved to Drayton in 2010 having previously lived in Hellesdon. The previous year after working for what was originally Eastern Electricity for 31 years Graham took early retirement.

“I  really love living in Drayton, the feel of village life and the wonderful and friendly community spirit” says Graham.


Graham joined Drayton Parish Council in 2014 and has a keen interest in housing, highways and

finance.  He was the parish council’s representative for the NDR (Broadland Northway) planning application and continues in this role for the Norwich Western Link proposed scheme.


In his spare time Graham enjoys walking with his wife Jill, especially on Marriotts Way, and actually used to play for Drayton Tennis Club 30 years ago.

Keith Morgan

Keith Morgan

Councillor - South Ward

Committee member for:

Open Spaces & Property, Environment & Highways

01603 867292

via clerk.

Keith’s family in Drayton goes back to the early 1900’s when his Great Grandfather, Horace Sepping, a Norwich boot and shoe manufacturer employing a staff of 100 began buying property in Drayton. Keith was born in one of these houses in Costessey Lane.


Keith’s father Horace (Terry) was an Aircraft Fitter in the Second World War. He started a garage business in November 1947 at Fakenham Rd, Drayton where Keith and his son still carry on the business. Keith obtained a City and Guilds as a motor mechanic at Norwich City College and became a part-time adult education instructor at the Blyth Jex School as well as joining the business.


Keith has been a Parish Councillor since 2003 and serves on the Environment and Highways committee.

Keith’s interests are his job, clocks and classic cars and he likes to help people wherever he can.

Neil Quinsey

Neil Quinsey

Councillor - North Ward

Committee member for:

Staffing, Governance

07468 497722

Awaiting bio

Angie Taylor

Angie Taylor

Councillor - North Ward

Committee member for:

Governance, Staffing

07770 670607

I had been attending Drayton’s Parish Council meetings for approximately 3 years, initially it was as a result of Carter Road traffic issues but before long I had realised I was interested in the full breadth of the monthly agendas, which were being discussed and tried to attend meetings whenever

I could. It therefore seemed logical to become a Councillor myself.

As a dog walker, I probably see most of Drayton in any given week and this provides me with an ideal way to meet and talk with parishioners as well as an opportunity for identifying any possible enhancements which might be made, for the benefit of our community.

Kirsty Savage

Kirsty Savage

Councillor - South Ward

Committee member for:

via Parish Office

Myself and my family have lived in the area most of my life, I learnt to dance at the Bob Carter Centre as a child, explored Marriott’s Way in my teens and now as a mum, know every inch of our parks.

I am keen to meet residents, listen to your ideas for enriching our community and see how we might be able to work together to bring these to fruition. My personal passions lie in improving our local environment to encourage more bio diversity for the animals and beauty for humans, as well as ensuring that our public spaces meet the needs of all residents in the community.

Vacancy - South Ward

Vacancy - South Ward

Councillor

Committee member for:

email address

Awaiting bio

Vacancy - South Ward

Vacancy - South Ward

Councillor

Committee member for:

email address

Awaiting bio

Vacancy - South Ward

Vacancy - South Ward

Committee member for:

Vacancy - South Ward

Vacancy - South Ward

Committee member for:

Vacancy - South Ward

Vacancy - South Ward

Committee member for:

District Councillor Roger Foulger (Drayton South)

District Councillor Roger Foulger (Drayton South)

Committee member for:

01603 424743

District Councillor Adrian Crotch (Drayton North)

District Councillor Adrian Crotch (Drayton North)

Committee member for:

07884334236

County Councillor Anthony Adams

County Councillor Anthony Adams

Committee member for:

01603 405367

In a Meeting

THE ROLE OF A COUNCILLOR

A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years.  People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their parish council work. A councillor is an unpaid voluntary role.

They are elected to represent the interests of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected councillors depends on the size of the area. In Drayton we are able to have 13 councillors.

 

Local councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term ‘local council’ is synonymous with ‘parish council’, ‘town council’ and ‘community council’.