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Ever thought of becoming a councillor?

Parish councils are a very important part of our democracy in this country. Even though they are the lowest level of local authority, they are arguably the most important, especially in country areas as they represent the villages they serve.

Bacton and Edingthorpe Parish Council is no different. We are a group of volunteers who give our time to try to enhance and support the villages of Bacton and Edingthorpe. We are receptive to new ideas and suggestions and use the council's resources where we believe they are most needed.

But a parish council can only be as good as its members (and only if it is backed by the village it serves). Our budget is tiny compared to other government bodies, but by being resourceful we CAN make a difference to our villages.

We need more support. We do not have our full quota of councillors (we are allowed up to 11). The more we have the more we can achieve - and we are always on the look out for new ideas, new faces and fresh blood.

There was no election for parish councillors in May as not enough people have stood to fill all the vacancies. However, the parish council can always co-opt up to the full number (11). If you would like to join us, please contact Elaine our clerk.

For more information contact our clerk Elaine Pugh on 01692 402998