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Deopham & Hackford Parish Council

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Are you interested in being a Parish Councillor. Do you want to contribute to the community and make a difference? Email the Clerk for more details.

The Parish Council is made up of 7 people who live in either Deopham or Hackford. The Parish Council meets on the first Wednesday of every month, apart from August, at 7.30pm in the Gralix Hall. 

If you wish to speak to a Parish Councillor please contact the Clerk in the first instance.

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Jordana Wheeler 

14 Gatekeeper Close, Wymondham, NR18 0XY

01953 859704

Deopham & Hackford Parish Councillors

Jackie Phoenix (Chair) | Deopham

Chris Biggs (Vice Chair) | Deopham

Martin Skidmore | Hackford 

Chris Coath | Deopham


Catherine Grand | Deopham


Chris Chorley | Deopham

Details of Councillors Register of Interests can be viewed via the South Norfolk Council website.

South Norfolk Council - District Councillor, Hingham & Deopham Ward

Cllr Yvonne Bendle

Norfolk County Council - County Councillor, Hingham Division

Cllr Margaret Dewsbury

The Role of a Councillor


A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years.  People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their parish council work. A councillor is an unpaid voluntary role.

They are elected to represent the interests of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected councillors depends on the size of the area. In Deopham & Hackford we are able to have 7 councillors.


Local councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term ‘local council’ is synonymous with ‘parish council’, ‘town council’ and ‘community council’.

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