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
- Town Hall
- Sheringham Wood
- Sports Pavilion and car park
- War Memorial
- Henry Ramer/ Upcher Lifeboat Sheds (Fisherman’ Heritage Centre)
- Putting Greens
- 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.
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….
I was born in 1949 in Surrey. My father was from London, my mother was from Norfolk. I have lived in Sheringham since 1972, having known the town was a holiday destination since I was a small child…
Mark was born at Long Acre West Runton, as were many other Sheringham people. He has lived in Sheringham all of his life and it is a town of which he is extremely proud…
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….
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….