The current Town councillors for Dereham are listed below. If you wish to make contact with any councillor, please do so using the contact details provided. Councillor register of interests can be found on Breckland Council’s website.
Hugh King - Deputy Mayor
Committees: Plans, Markets & Buildings, Social & Welfare, Personnel
I moved from Canterbury in Kent to Dereham in 1980. I am married and have four children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I served in HM Forces for 9 years; on my termination I joined British Rail at Canterbury and moved to Dereham, where I spent most of my time as a Manager for Anglia Railways until retirement 24 years later.
On retirement I became a member of the former Board of Visitors at HMP Wayland, and went on to become Vice-Chairman. I have been a volunteer on Mid-Norfolk Railways as a Director, where I spent five years as Standards and Compliance Director. At present I am the Public Relations Officer for Norfolk Military Vehicles Group (my hobby) and am also a member of the Royal British Legion Dereham branch, for which I served as Secretary and Vice-Chairman. I had to stand down to take on the position as the County Chairman for Norfolk RBL, which I am now undertaking. I am now looking forward to another new challenge as a Councillor for Dereham.
My other interests are in both the youth and elderly sides in Dereham.
Committees: Plans, Heritage & Open Spaces, Recreation
I am proud to have been co-opted onto the Town Council. I have lived in Dereham for almost 30 years. After a period of 5 years in Reading whilst I was at university, I moved back to Dereham in 2011 and I currently live in Toftwood. I love living in Dereham and want to get the best for all residents, not just for residents in certain areas of the town.
I currently work in the town centre, however in September 2019 I will be commencing teacher training. I am very much aware of the struggles many people face on a day-to-day basis and I try to get involved in activities to raise awareness of this. Housing issues and homelessness issues are key areas of concern. I am currently in the process of setting up a branch of a Tenants Union for Dereham, Norwich and the surrounding areas. I also raise money for a housing charity by taking part in the Great North Run.
In my spare time I enjoy going for walks and weekends away with my husband, as well as going to concerts and spending time with my friends and family.
Committees: Plans, Heritage & Open Spaces, Recreation, Personnel
I am honoured and proud to have been elected as a member of Dereham Town Council and to represent Toftwood, where I have lived for the past few years with my partner and young family. I work locally in the Automative Industry.
Having spent the majority of my childhood and adult life in Norfolk, I understand the concerns and issues that residents face every day. I have been involved with Politics for over 20 years and was previously a Borough Councillor in King's Lynn in 2003. During that time I held numerous positions, including School Governor, Shadow portfolio holder for Culture and Youth Ambassador. In addition, I held a seat on the Development Control Board and the Citizens Advice Bureau management committee.
My overriding priority is to unite our Town. Residents, schools, authorities and businesses working together towards an area we can all be proud of. I will represent every person within Dereham equally, fairly and compassionately, working towards a common goal that benefits everybody within the community.
181 Hillcrest Avenue, Toftwood, Dereham, NR19 1UY
Committees: Plans, Markets & Buildings, Social & Welfare, Finance & Governance
As well as a Town Councillor, Harry is also a District Councillor, where he represents the district ward of Withburga, which is also the ward he resides in.
He is a former NHS Assistant Director, working in the fields of patient safety, clinical quality and risk management in Norfolk, Suffolk, London and the South East. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Harry is an allotment holder, a member of Dementia Friendly Dereham, supports Cancer and Animal charities and has a keen interest in Dereham's industrial heritage.
Committees: Plans, Heritage & Open Spaces, Recreation, Finance & Governance
Turnpike Close, Dereham Road, Scarning, Dereham, NR19 2NN
Committees: Plans, Social & Welfare, Markets & Buildings, Finance & Governance
As one of the newest members of the council I am happy and proud to represent the Neatherd ward. I have lived, worked or been schooled in Dereham all my life and lived beside the Neatherd in the 60’s. I have known Dereham through the good times and the more difficult times. I am an independent councillor and look forward to working with all my fellow councillors for the benefit of the people of Dereham and Toftwood.
My interests included running and walking around our lovely town and surrounding countryside.
I can be contacted by email regarding any issues or concerns that you may have. I look forward to representing you both now and in the future.