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, with a sensitivity, that neither North Norfolk District Council or Norfolk County Council can achieve. STC also has a vital role to play in representing the interests of the community it serves and influencing other decision makers.

What is the Sheringham Town Council responsible for?

  • Community Centre
  • Allotments
  • Cemetery
  • Town Hall
  • Sheringham Wood
  • Sports Pavilion and car park
  • War Memorial
  • Henry Ramer/ Upcher Lifeboat Sheds (Fisherman’ Heritage Centre)
  • Putting Greens
  • 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 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
  • Using Facebook
  • Through the Local Neighbourhood Plan (agreed in February 2018 and which will be used to develop community engagement.)
  • At the Annual Town Meeting held every year 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.

Your Councillors


Madeleine Ashcroft – Mayor

Born in Birmingham Madeleine spent her childhood abroad as an Army child.  Her teenage years were spent in Bournemouth and Cambridge…

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Liz Withington – Deputy Mayor

Liz moved to Sheringham in 1994 when her husband’s work brought them to the area. Growing up abroad in Germany and Spain and with many moves Sheringham is the first place….

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Hazel Beazley

Hazel is a relative newcomer to Sheringham having relocated, with her husband and two children, to this beautiful part of the country in 2016….

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Peter Farley

Peter Farley, a father, grandfather and great-grandfather, first moved to Sheringham in 1973….

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Neil Espin

Neil ran his own business for over 25 years as an executive and leadership coach and mentor….

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Mac Mcginn

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….

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Aubrey Poberefsky

Aubrey trained in Glasgow and worked with gangs before getting a job with the education authority and having responsibility for a quarter of the city….

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Anne Smith

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….

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Tony Worboys

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Sue Brisbane

Sue has lived in Sheringham for 15 years and thoroughly appreciates and cherishes the uniqueness and character of the town. She is a senior manager in education and has been a teacher….

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Peter Ratcliffe

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…..

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Stephen Pegg

Stephen was raised in Sheringham and after school and university moved to London where he
worked in the City for 30 years…

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Colin Heinink

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…

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Public Services