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.
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’.