THE PARISH COUNCIL
Brandon Parva, Coston, Runhall & Welborne Parish Council is a democratically elected local authority. The Council is the first tier of local government and is the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue.
The council is made up of locally elected councillors who are legally obliged to hold at least one meeting a year. The council meet every two months to discuss council business and hear from local residents.
Except in certain circumstances, council meetings are open to the public. Members of the public may speak if invited to do so by the Chairman of the Council.
The council represents and serves the whole community. It establishes policies for action and decides how money will be raised and spent on behalf of the community. It establishes policies for action and decides how money will be raised and spent on behalf of the community. It is responsible for spending public money lawfully and achieving the best value for money. The council is responsible for any services it provides.
District and County councillors have a standing invitation to attend parish council meetings so they can report back on developments at parish level. They are invited to report at the Annual Parish Meeting.
Any committees of the council, dealing with specific subjects, must also hold open sessions, at which members of the public can speak.
The parish is part of the Wicklewood ward of South Norfolk Council, and the Hingham county division.
The District Councillor is Mr Richard Elliott and the County Councillor is Mrs Margaret Dewsbury.