Parish Council – Who’s Who

All parish councillors are local residents who either live within Tunstead & Sco-Ruston, or within 3 miles of the villages. There are currently 9 councillors (including one vacancy) whose details are:

Parish Councillors
Chairman  Chris Oakes
Vice Chair Rob Hetherington
Councillors Jason Coward
 Neil Coston
Clive Rich
Brenda Jones
Tim Place
Gilly Foulds

District and County Councillors

Your District and County Councillors are:

Council Councillor Telephone Email / Web
Shared District Councillor Gerard Mancini-Boyle
Shared District  Councillors Nigel Dixon 01603 783885

[email protected]

Norfolk County Council Web

Local MP Duncan Baker 01692 558458

[email protected]

Getting Involved

If you are interested in standing as a parish councillor, you do not need to have experience of local government. There are, however, a few rules. You have to be:

  • a British subject, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European
    Union; and
  • on the “relevant date” (i.e. the day on which you are nominated or if there is a poll the day of the election) 18 years of age or over;
    and additionally:
  • on the “relevant day” a local government elector for the council area for which you want to stand; or
  • have during the whole of the 12 months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the council area; or
  • have during that same period had your principal or only place of work in the council area; or
  • during that 12 month period resided in the council area.

In the case of a sitting member of a parish or community council you can also satisfy the criteria to be elected if you have lived in the council area or within 3 miles of it for the whole of the 12 months preceding the “relevant day”

You will also need to be nominated by two other parish residents and submit a nomination form to your district council.

Your Parish Councillor’s Members Interests:

Tunstead councillors’ interests