The Parish Council is the first tier of local government. Councillors are elected every four years, the last election having taken place (uncontested) on 7th May 2015. The current Parish Council comprises seven elected members of the village. The present councillors are Kevin Felgate (Chairman), Lynn Devereux (Vice Chairman), Robert Burton,
Martin Crown, Margaret Easton, Gillian Morley and Geoffrey Needham.
Our main aim is to represent the interests of parishioners at grass roots level. Details of our main areas of responsibility can be found on the Main Activities of Holme-next-the-Sea Parish Council page.
A great deal of information regarding the day to day business of the Parish Council is available to the general public. Please check out this
Publication Scheme to see what is available and how to obtain copies.
All councillors are independent and unpaid, but the Clerk (who deals with all correspondence, prepares meeting agendas and takes minutes, collects rents, writes letters
on our behalf and keeps our financial records) receives a salary for nine hours work per week. Parishioners are encouraged to communicate with the Parish Council,
bringing matters of concern to our attention. All communications should be addressed to the Parish Council Clerk, Maxine Hayes at
The Parish Council meets monthly, usually on the second Tuesday of the month except in July when it is on the third Tuesday. There is no meeting in August and the
meeting in September is on the first Tuesday. Meetings are held at 7.00 p.m. in the Meeting Room in the Village Hall. Agendas are displayed on the notice boards at the
junction of Kirkgate and Peddars Way, the bus shelter on Main Road and in the porch of the church and are also distributed via VIN, the Village
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Parish Council meetings are open to members of the public and press, who are welcome to come and observe. At each meeting, there is an open session, lasting no more than fifteen minutes, at which point parishioners may address the Council on any relevant matter of interest to them. After the Minutes of Parish Council meetings have been checked and accepted they are published here.
To undertake our work effectively, we work closely with other councils, primarily those representing the borough and county. For example, we are consulted by the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk with regard to planning applications and on matters concerning the highway, we liaise with Norfolk County Council. (Our interests in the Borough are represented by Cllr. Paul Beal, Cllr. Richard Bird and Cllr. Carol Bower; at County level by Cllr. Richard Bird and the MP for our area is Henry Bellingham MP.)
Parishioners are also welcome to attend the Annual Parish Meeting, held each May also in the Village Hall, at which the Council reports on its work over the previous twelve months and its priorities for the coming year. Groups and individuals who play a role in the life of the community are also invited to attend. These include the police, our District Councillor and representatives from different village organisations. This meeting gives parishioners an opportunity to air their views on current issues.