Sue moved to Tittleshall in 2004.
Sue joined the Parish Council as a Councillor in 2009, and became Chairman in 2016 serving another two years and resigned in 2018. Sue has recently rejoined as a Councillor in 2020 and has kindly acted as Chairman.
One of the ventures Sue has been involved in since living here is Tittleshall Ladies' Male Voice Choir, meets on a Wednesday evening at the Village Hall.
Michael has been a Councillor for more than 10 years. He is also involved with the Bowls Club.
Both sides of my family have lived locally as far back as written history goes. I have spent the first 26 years of my life living in the village of Wendling and going to high school in Litcham. I have always been interested in helping local organisations and committees, from maintaining the churchyard in Wendling from the age of 12 High. Fundraising for a range of charities, starting up and running a youth drop-in centre in Dereham. More recently, I became a member of the PPC for a local church, a member of a village hall committee, and also helped to start up a playgroup in a local village. I became a chairman of a fundraising committee at a local school. I am best known in the area for my work in local history, having books published and donating the profits to local causes. I have lived in this village for nearly 19 years with my wife and 3 children, though my health is not too great I am trying to put as much as I can into helping the village.
Kay Gingell-Vice Chairman
Kay joined as a Parish Councillor in January 2019 and is also the Chairperson for the Village Hall Management Committee. As part of her role within the parish council, she is the lead on the Emergency Plan for Tittleshall.
Kay works locally as a gardener, however, her business career has focussed around recruitment, learning and development and more recently business coaching. She has a passion for cooking, fine wine and long walks on the beach with her dog Arya. Kay has helped raise funds for the village hall, the church and for the air ambulance and can quite often been seen as part of the Village Tractor Extravaganza! Look out for the plant stall in the spring at the top of her drive, next to the allotments. All monies will go to support the village hall.
My name is Helen Petrie and I moved to the village three years ago after spending many holidays along the North Norfolk coast.
I work as a sales consultant for a furniture company in Norwich.
In my spare time you can often find me walking our two dogs Bumble and Florence around the village and surrounding areas and I love exploring everything Norfolk.
I have been a member of the parish Council for 6 months and with the help of the more experienced councilors, im learning lots.
About the Tittleshall Parish Council
Tittleshall Parish Council meets every two months in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Meetings are open to the public and there is a ten minute period for parishioners to comment or question the Council.
The Council keeps a close watch on the roads in the village; is consulted by Breckland District Council on planning matters and is responsible for the Churchyard and Millennium Green.
The Council has provided allotments following a request from parishioners, improved recycling facilities and recently supported the improved play equipment on the Millennium Green.
The Council is currently:
Encouraging responsible dog ownership, and
Working to reduce speeding through the village and improve road safety
The Role of a Councillor
They are elected to represent the interest of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected Councillors depends on the size of the area, in Tittleshall we are able to have 7 Councillors.
Local Councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'Local Council' is synonymous with ' Parish Council, 'Town Council' and 'Community Council'.
Local Councils are made up of locally elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year. Most meet on a monthly cycle to discuss council business and hear from local residents. District and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish Meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.
Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the parish, details of which are kept by the District Council.