COUNCILLORS

Your Parish Council is here to manage the services and facilities for the parish of Nordelph

About the Parish Council

 

There are seven Parish Councillors on your Parish Council.

 

The Parish Council is responsible for managing many of the services and facilities in Nordelph and they play a key role in determining how the money that is provided to Nordelph each year is spent.  Many of the responsibilities a Parish Council is tasked with go unnoticed until they are no longer provided or working e.g. your burial authority providing and managing your churchyard and cemetery for burials, footway lighting, litter bins, bus shelters, dog waste bins, road repairs, commenting on planning applications for the parish and managing the grass cutting at the playing field and cemetery etc. 

Our Councillors
Sarah Jane Capsey
Sarah-Jane Capsey

I moved to Nordelph in 2019 and have worked in retail, finance, recruitment and a family business.  I enjoy fishing, painting, crafting and photography.  I joined the Parish Council to be involved in local projects that will benefit the village.

Danielle Gott
Danielle Gott

I have lived and farmed our County Farms holding with my husband and family in Nordelph for the last 23 years.  I joined the Parish Council when we moved here as a way of meeting people and finding out what was going on in the village.

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Helen Thomas

I moved to Nordelph in 2015.  I am a retired Police Officer, married and have two grown up children.  I am a passionate artist working from my home studio and I am Chair of our local Art circle and have been a member of Nordelph's Art & Craft group since moving here.  I am committed to making our village a safe and happy place to live.

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John Lyus

I moved to Nordelph in 2014 from Luton to enjoy a more rural life.  I can often be seen being walked around the village by our two rescue dogs.  I am also the Quiz Master for the Quiz Nights at the Village Hall and help at Bingo.  I am looking forward to improving the village and elevating its profile.

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Bryony Russell-Smith

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Sue Venn

I moved to Nordelph in 2005 from Surrey for boat mooring purposes.  I am a keen artist and 'doer', helping to organise the village Art & Craft Group and have always tried to support village events.  I enjoy living in Nordelph and to this end hope I can contribute to building a strong community spirit.

The Role of a Councillor

 

They are elected to represent the interest 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 Nordelph we are able to have 7 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'.

 

Local Councils are made up of locally  elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year.  Most meet on a monthly cycle to discuss council business and hear from local residents.  Borough and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.​

Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the parish, details of which are kept by the Borough Council.