Council Chairmen Sign, Gavel, Council Paperwork

Snettisham Parish Council

What does Snettisham Parish Council do for Snettisham?

The Parish Council meets each month and has 13 members drawn from the local community on it. These Councillors are elected every four years with co-options or elections when vacancies occur during the term of the Council. 

In no particular order, the Parish Council is responsible for specific services around the village. These include most of the street lighting away from the main roads, litter and dog waste bins, the recreation ground and its play equipment, war memorial and gardens, bus shelters and some of the open spaces together with seats and benches, the village sign and other small installations.  The Council has a statutory right to be consulted about planning applications affecting Snettisham and listens to residents' views when making it's comments.

The Council does its best to inform the village by maintaining notice boards exclusively for official local information. It publishes "Snettisham in Brief" magazine quarterly with the help of voluntary local support.

How does Snettisham Parish Council conduct its business?

The work of the Parish Council is conducted in full Council meetings.  Sub-Committees are not currently operating. Parishioners can speak to Councillors or the Parish Clerk about matters of concern and, if it's not a Parish matter, the problem will be directed to those responsible if at all possible.

How much does all this cost?

The main income of the Council is from a share of the Council Tax which is provided for the Parish Council to use in the form of an annual precept. Income is also derived from rent and bank interest. Additional monies to fund the work of Snettisham Council are also received from car parking fees charged at the Snettisham Beach Car Park.  Occasional legacies are also received and are very welcome.

Can I become a Councillor?

Yes. If there is no vacancy when you apply there will be a waiting list for you to go on. Councillors do leave from time to time and it is good to have people wanting to join. Just let the Parish Clerk have a note of your interest.

Snettisham Village Sign

Queries should be addressed to:

Snettisham Parish Council Office
73 Lynn Road
Norfolk PE31 7QA

Tel: 01485 543721

Office is open:
Wednesdays 10am-12 noon


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