PUBLISHED: 17:37 22 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:39 22 May 2019 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter Shaun and Karen Vincent, leader and chairman of Broadland District Council. Picture: Broadland Conservatives/Denise Bradley Archant A husband and wife serving on the same council is a fairly regular occurrence - as many of Norfolk's demonstrate. However, in a rarer case, Broadland District Council will have a married couple as its leader and chairman for the next year,.At Broadland's annual meeting on Tuesday, Karen Vincent succeeded Judy Leggett as chairman of the council - a post she had been next in line for since last May.At the same meeting, Shaun Vincent, her husband, was re-elected leader of the council - a post he took on in July 2018 after predecessor Andrew Proctor became leadership at Norfolk County Council.Mrs Vincent, who represents Old Catton and Sprowston West, said: "Neither of us expected or planned to have the roles at the same time - it is … [Read more...] about Husband and wife become leader and chairman of the same council
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Video PUBLISHED: 19:23 03 May 2019 | UPDATED: 19:23 03 May 2019 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter There are 18 seats left to play for, as we pass half way mark in West Norfolk it's Cons 9, Lab 8, Ind 6 and Gr 1 Archant After a dramatic day of counting, the political climate of Norfolk for the next five years has been confirmed. The results were as follows: BRECKLAND COUNCILAll Saints and Wayland: Phil Cowen (C) 971, Joseph Dickerson (L) 383, Irene Macdonald (L) 384, Elizabeth Suggitt (C) 983. Turnout 32.3pc. Ahill: Fabian Eagle (C) 530, James Gornall (L) 100, Anne Rix (G) 179. Turnout 37.4pcAtleborough Burgh and Haverscroft: Timothy Clarke (L) 247, Keith Martin (C) 563, Peter Panayi (L) 167, Adrian Charles Stasiak (C) 428, Taila Taylor (I) 462. Turnout 28.8pc.Attleborough, Queens and Besthorpe: Tristan Ashby (C) 593, Tony Crouch (I) 526, Vera Dale (C) 712, Rhodri Oliver (C) 578, Phil Spiby (L) 393. Turnout 24.1pc.Bedingfield: Natasha Morgan … [Read more...] about Local election 2019 results in full: What happened in your ward?
PUBLISHED: 16:33 10 April 2019 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter Evie the dog waits outside a polling station. Archant © 2017 On May 2, voters will be heading to the polls across the county, with all seats up for grabs across all seven districts of Norfolk. In the run-up to election day, local democracy reporter DAVID HANNANT previews the key issues in each of the districts. This time, it’s Broadland District Council. Andrew Proctor, leader of Norfolk County Council. Pic: Neil PerryWhat is the make-up of the council?Broadland District Council is made of 47 councillors, representing 27 wards.It is currently Conservative-led, which it has been since 1976 - save for a five year period between 1994 and 1999 when there was no overall control.Liberal Democrat Dan Roper. Pic: Liberal Democrats.There are currently 41 Tories and six Liberal Democrat councillors. How many seats are up for grabs?All 47 seats are being contested for, with … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about the May 2019 local elections
PUBLISHED: 15:09 12 February 2019 Taz Ali: Local democracy reporter Broadland Council's cabinet committee has agreed to increase council tax premiums on long-term empty homes. Picture: Ian Burt Archant 2018 Broadland Council has agreed to adopt new legislation which will see council tax on long-term empty homes quadruple in 2021. The council’s cabinet committee met on Monday to discuss the council tax premium on empty homes, which are currently set at 50pc for homes which have been empty for two years. A report to the committee recommended increasing this premium to 100pc from April 1 this year and to increase again to 200pc by April 2020 for homes that have been empty for five years. From April 2021, this will increase to 300pc for homes that have been lying dormant for 10 years or more in a bid to bring houses back into use.This would mean a homeowner of a band D property which has been vacant for more than a decade will currently pay £2,625 … [Read more...] about Council tax on long-term empty homes in Broadland to quadruple
Thorpe St Andrew Parish Church wall has collapsed Archant A church council has been accused of taking the “easy option” after leaving Thorpe St Andrew taxpayers with a repair bill of up to £100,000. Thorpe St Andrew Parish Church wall has collapsedIn March this year, a large retaining wall within the churchyard of Thorpe St Andrew Parish Church collapsed overnight.Despite the churchyard off Yarmouth Road being owned by the Diocese of Norwich, the parochial church council (PCC) has used legislation to pass the repair costs to Thorpe St Andrew Town Council.That means taxpayers - rather than the church - could have to pay for the wall to be fixed.At a town council meeting on Monday, members asked Thorpe St Andrew rector Rev James Stewart why the PCC served the Section 215 notice before finding out if the collapse was covered by insurance.Thorpe St Andrew Parish Church wall has collapsedCouncillor Trudy Mancini-Boyle said: “I feel like serving notice has just been … [Read more...] about Church council accused of taking ‘easy option’ over wall repair bill