About Sheringham Town Council
About Sheringham Town Council
Welcome to the website of Sheringham Town Council. We hope you find it to be a useful resource, which allows you to discover more about how the council works and the services we provide, as well as what our local area has to offer for both residents and visitors.
Sheringham Town Council (STC) has 16 members who are unpaid Public Servants. They are the first tier of Local Government, raising taxes through a precept each year to cover the local services and projects for which it is responsible.
The strength of a local council is that it is able to make a unique response to the needs of the community of Sheringham. STC also has a vital role to play in representing the interests of the community it serves and influencing other decision makers such as North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council.
What is the Sheringham Town Council responsible for?
- Community Centre
- Weybourne Road Allotments
- Town Hall
- Sheringham Wood
- Sports Pavilion and its Car Park
- War Memorial
- Henry Ramer/ Upcher Lifeboat Sheds (Fisherman’ Heritage Centre)
- Station Approach and Beeston Hills Putting Greens
- Some CCTV
- Some Bus shelters, some street lighting and some dog bins.
All these services are managed and developed through a Committee system, each of which reports back to the Full Council for final decisions. Members of the Community who have expertise and particular skills are able to be co-opted onto some Committees helping to ensure that the decisions made are in the best interest of the Community.
Members of the public are welcomed at the Council meetings and can have the opportunity to speak about any of the subjects on that night’s agenda.
How can the Council communicate with the Electorate?
- Through the use of the Website
- Facebook Page
- At the Annual Town Meeting held every year (usually held in April) where reports are presented to the residents and there is an opportunity for discussion about any issues within the community.
- By being approachable and involved in many of the activities which take place during the year.
- Provide opportunities for members of the public to attend Town Council Meetings and speak in Public Participation on any item on the agenda.
Madeleine has served on Sheringham Town Council for a number of years. Her interests lie in planning for the future and implementing the changes necessary in order to ensure continuity and sustainability of services to Sheringham’s residents…….
.A background in family business, one of which her own family have continued, and in education gives her a wide range of interests and an understanding of how the services offered by the town impact on the future development of the town, its community and local economy….
Chair of General Purposes committee and Vice Chair of Planning
Anne has had a home in Sheringham for many years and has lived here permanently with her husband since retiring as a lawyer from the Corporate Legal Department of a Plc in 2009….
Chair of Children’s Youth and Families Strategy Sub- Committee
Hazel is a relative newcomer to Sheringham having relocated, with her husband and two children, to this beautiful part of the country in 2016….
Chair of Community Centre Committee
When Mac McGinn set up a youth club in his home town of Heacham as a 13-year-old in 1944, it sparked a lifelong commitment to serving his local community….
Peter was born in Overstrand, Norfolk in 1961 and is the youngest of four brothers. Educated at the Overstrand Belfry School and Cromer Secondary Modern School’s and after school at the Kings Lynn Technical College…..
Sheringham Town Council and North Norfolk District Council
Colin has been a teacher for 16 years, first in primary and then in special needs. He currently teaches at Sheringham Woodfields special school. He previously taught in schools in London…
Chair of Planning, Vice Chair of Environmental Assets and Sustainability Committee
Stephen was raised in Sheringham and after school and university moved to London where he
worked in the City for 30 years…
Roz came to Sheringham seven years ago having previously lived in London all her life. Roz had known and loved Sheringham from years of visiting and on retirement she and her husband knew it was where they wanted to be.
There are currently 3 Vacanies at Sheringham Town Council. For more information please contact Sheringham Town Council; firstname.lastname@example.org