Colby & Banningham Parish Council 

Colby & Banningham Parish Councillors

Chairman -  Mr Jeff van Poortvliet 

Vice-Chairman - Mr Richard Anderson-Dungar,

Mrs Penny Ashby

Mr Stuart Clarke

Mr Seamus Elliott

All Councillors can be contacted via the Clerk, and their registered interests forms are available via the North Norfolk District Council website

We currently have 2 vacancies - if it's something you would like to know more about, please contact the Clerk, who would be happy to help or put you in contact with one of the Councillors.  

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 Colby & Banningham 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’.