Cllr Sue Lintern
Cllr Trudy Mann
Cllr Mandy Leamon
Cllr Jim McNeill
Cllr Donna Stocking
Cllr Gail Reeve
Cllr Janet Taylor
Cllr Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Stoke Ferry is a civil parish, 6.5 miles south-east of Downham Market. The village lies on the River Wissey which has also been known as the River Stoke.
A Parish Council is an elected body of nine Parish Councillors, it has various power to meet the needs of our community.
Stoke Ferry Parish Council serves its community as a civil local authority and represents the third tier of local government.
Its activities fall into three main categories:
- representing the local community
- delivering services to meet local needs
- improving quality of life and community well being.
Local councils provide and maintain a variety of local services and for the Stoke Ferry Parish Council this includes bridleways, burial grounds, bus shelters, commons and open spaces, community safety and crime reduction measures, events and festivals, footpaths, litter bins, planning, street cleaning and lighting, traffic calming measures, village greens and youth projects.
These existing powers were recently strengthened by powers contained in the Localism Act including the extension of the “General Power of Competence” to eligible local councils.
You can find more information about Parish Council here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parish_councils_in_England