Parish Councillors

Drayton Parish Council is comprised of thirteen elected councillors and three 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

Councillor

Committee member for:

Environment & Highways, Open Spaces & Property, Staffing

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.

Chris Binns

Councillor

Committee member for:

Environment & Highways

01603 860460

I spent my working life in the Hotel and Catering industry. I moved from Nottingham in 1970 to Norwich to open Hotel Nelson, which was the first new Hotel in the city for one hundred years. A second Hotel followed a few years later ( Hotel Norwich). In 1990 we moved to North Norfolk to run our own family Catering business in Aylsham which we ran for ten years. On retirement we moved back to Drayton . We have three children who all live and work in Norfolk and eight grand chidren. My interests, apart from food and wine, involve the maintenance and protection of our lovely countryside in Norfolk and the wildlife that depends on it. Our local bowls club at Roundwood also deserves a mention as I seem to spend at lot of time there.

Carl Brown

Councillor

Committee member for:

Environment & Highways, Open Spaces & Property

07801595056

Awaiting bio

Adrian Crotch (vice-chair)

Vice Chairman

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)

Chairman

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

Councillor

Committee member for:

Open Spaces & Property, Environment & Highways, Governance

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

Councillor

Committee member for:

Staffing, Governance

07468 497722

Awaiting bio

Karen Wilson

Councillor

Committee member for:

Governance, Staffing

01603 920097

I was very pleased to be co-opted onto Drayton Parish Council back in 2017 and want to help advocate for our Parishioners to see Drayton continue to thrive and flourish.


Having spent all of my adult life in Norfolk, I am passionate about the area, its history and its preservation. Day to day I also work in the Social Care setting and have done so for over 10 years (within Drayton as well as surrounding areas). So I understand the concerns and difficulties that can face residents every day.

Vacancy

Councillor

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Vacancy

Councillor

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Councillor

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District Councillor Adrian Crotch (Drayton North)

Committee member for:

07884334236

District Councillor Roger Foulger (Drayton South)

Committee member for:

01603 424743

County Councillor Anthony Adams

Committee member for:

01603 405367

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’.

Drayton

PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Office

King George V Playing Field

Drayton High Road

Drayton

Norwich

NR8 6AW

Contact the Parish Clerk

01603 864492

07471 552906

clerk@draytonparishcouncil.org.uk