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About Your Parish Council

Swanton Morley Parish Council currently consists of 9, democratically elected and/or co-opted, Councillors who represent the community as the first tier of local government.

The Parish Council usually meet on the second Monday of each month at Swanton Morley Village Hall.  Meetings begin at 7.30pm and public are very welcome to attend.

Council Meetings are governed by the council's Standing Orders and Financial Regulations and as a local authority, Swanton Morley Parish Council must adhere to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 - as a guide to what information we hold, please see our publication scheme

Parish Council Chairman in the Stocks

What does a Councillor do?

A Councillor is a member of the Parish Council.  They are usually elected for a term of four years but can also be co - opted if a vacancy arises mid-term or seats remain unfilled after an election.  Councillors are elected to  represent the views of the community and to consider the needs of the local environment.

Councillors are the first point of contact for anybody in the village with a community issue and they attend the monthly Parish Council meetings to discuss council business and to hear from members of the public.

Councillors must abide by a code of conduct and declare any pecuniary (financial) interest they have in the parish - this information is then held on a register by Breckland District Council.

Many Councillors see the role as a rewarding form of public service.

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