• Casual Vacancy for a parish councillor

    There is one vacancy on the parish council. Unless an election is requested, the councillors will look to co-opt a new person onto the Council at the meeting on 20th May.

    If you would be interested in being considered, please get in touch with the parish clerk.

    Being a parish councillor

    The position of parish councillor is a voluntary position, and unpaid.

    To be eligible to be a parish councillor you must be at least 18 years old, be a British or Commonwealth citizen, and either (a) be a local government elector or (b) live within 3 miles of the parish, or (c) work in or rent/own land in the parish of Acle.

    There are 12 parish councillors for Acle Parish Council. Every parish councillor stands down at each parish council election, normally linked to district council elections, and usually every 4 years.

    Generally, candidates are invited to attend the parish council meeting and, at the end, to say just a few words about why they would like to be a parish councillor, what they care about particularly in the area, and what their interests are. The councillors then discuss the candidates in private and vote on which person to choose. The councillors look for someone to complement the existing skills base within the council, or someone who has an interest in or enthusiasm for a forthcoming project.

    The parish council employs a parish clerk, deputy clerk and assistant clerk (all part-time) and a part-time cleaner for the public toilets and for some open spaces. The council looks after street lights, 3 play areas, the cemetery, some grasscutting, the allotments, and some bins and benches. It also pays for the youth club and helps the Recreation Centre, Social Club and other village groups and clubs. The council owns the Fletcher Room, (currently let to Acle Pre-School), Folly Tree House and the Chocolate Box/Brian Grint Centre and is currently working on the replacement of the Fletcher Room.

    The council is consulted on planning applications in the area, and on some larger projects in the county.

    Meetings are usually on the last Monday of each month, apart from when that falls on a bank holiday, when the meeting is moved forward by one week. Meetings are held at 7.00pm, in the Methodist Meeting Room.

    New councillors are encouraged to undertake some introductory training courses, which are paid for by the council.

    For more information, please contact the clerk, Pauline James, on 01493 751070 or [email protected]

  • Parish councillors’ register of interests


    To read the councillors’ register of interests entries, please use this link to Broadland District Council’s website – here

  • Contact details for parish councillors

    The list of the current parish councillors:

    Contact list 2024


  • Parish councillors’ interests

    Broadland District Council holds the list of parish councillors’ interests: click here


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