Hethersett Parish Council has 13 Councillors who are elected to represent the best interests of local residents. The four-year term of this Council commenced in May 2015 when the full Council was open to election. Councillors, all of whom live in Hethersett, are: Jacky Sutton (Chairman), Adrienne Quinlan (Vice-Chairman), Dr Anne Edwards, Viv Hawes, Shane Hull, Chris Morriss, Eileen Mulvaney, John Nightingale, Marilyn Savory, Stephen Slack, Mike Stark, Peter Steward and Tony West .The Parish Council can exercise legal powers to run certain local facilities and services and its activities are funded by an extra cost known as a “precept” added to each householder’s Council Tax bill. For the year ending in April 2017, the precept is £86,050. A Parish Clerk, Ian Weetman, is employed to act in legal and administrative matters and as a point of contact for residents. South Norfolk District Council consults the Parish Council on all local planning issues, appeals, inquiries and licensing where these affect Hethersett. The Council meets each month, except August, members of the public may attend and speak before and after the business of the meeting. The Council, either through its own activities and by giving assistance to other village groups, is involved in providing, maintaining and protecting: • Open spaces • Grass cutting in the Village and Churchyard • Footpath lighting • Litter control • Seats and shelters • The Village Hall and skatepark – The Memorial Playing Field and facilities and the Village Hall are run by respective Managememt Committees seperate from the Parish Council, with nominated Council representatives on the Committees. The Parish Council helps with funding to both village amenities.
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