and West Runton
RUNTON PARISH COUNCIL
Parish Council Information
The villages of East and West
Runton are combined for local government purposes into two electoral wards,
each represented by six Parish Councillors; the current Members names are
listed below. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month with the
exception of December, which is on the third Tuesday, and in August there is
no meeting. The venues alternate between the Reading Room at East Runton and
the Church Hall at West Runton . The Annual Parish Meeting also alternates
between the villages.
There is one seat available at the East Ward of Runton. Applications to the
Becoming a Councillor will allow you to make a difference in our Parish.
Engaging with local businesses, residents and groups to find out their needs
and making decisions on projects for the Parish Council to take forward.
Being a Parish Councillor is a voluntary part-time commitment which many
people manage around full or part time jobs, family or other commitments.
You need to set aside an hour or two each week including engaging with your
community and Clerk and attending meetings or committees and advisory
In order to qualify to be a
Parish Councillor you must be a British citizen, eligible Commonwealth
citizen, or a citizen of any member state of the European Union.. You must
be at least 18 years old. Also during the past 12 months you must have been
on the electoral roll for Runton or have occupied as owner or tenant,
premises or land within Runton Parish or have had your principal or only
place of work in Runton Parish area, or have lived in or within three miles
of Runton Parish area.
Apply in the first instance to
the Clerk to the Parish Council.
The Parish Council office and information centre is to be found at:
The Reading Room, Felbrigg Road, East Runton, Cromer,
Norfolk NR27 9PE. Tel: 01263 512214
LATEST NEWS - Scroll down to bottom of page
The current Members of the Parish
Vice Chairman. Mr. Brian. Cushion, Meadowsett, Top Common East Runton.
Mr Kevin S Jonas. Tiddlers Cottage Mill Lane East Runton..
Mr Phil. Nichols, Roundabouts House Greens Lane East Runton.
Mr. Stephen Gurney, The Paddock, Top Common East Runton.
Mr. Rick. Taylor - 2, Farm Cottage Beach Road, East Runton.
Chairman - Mr John A Simpson. Woodrising, Sandy Lane, West Runton.
Mr. Richard. Annis. Dawley Cottage Boulevard Road West Runton.
Mr John Creasey. Bransbury, Rosebery Road, West Runton.
Mr David Bakewell. Woodlands Renwick Park West Runton.
Mr. Bruce Bedwell. The Dreys, Longacre Shawcross Road, West Runton.
Ms. Carole Davidson, Widgeons, Home Close, West Runton.
Parish Clerk: Mrs Barbara Emery is the Parish Clerk.
Telephone: Office 01263 512214 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
The Meetings scheduled for 2020 are as follows:
West Runton Church Hall
26th May Annual Parish Council Meeting.
East Runton Reading Room
28th April + Annual Parish Meeting 6:30pm Usual meeting 7:15pm approx
** APM 18.30 + PC meeting follows at 19.15 approx –
please Note APM held at ER Village Hall. **
First meeting 2021 January 26th
The above meetings are all on Tuesdays. Normally the fourth Tuesday in the
month at 7.15pm excepting the Annual Parish Meeting ** which is at 6.30pm at
East Runton Village Hall. All are subject to change.
Each meeting commences at 7.15 pm unless otherwise notified and
the agenda is displayed on the Parish Notice Boards and on this website.
Members of the public are most welcome, there is an open session at the
start of the meeting when any member of the parish can address the meeting.
Some Councillors are available from 7pm for any individual questions or
comments on a one to one basis. (Councillor Surgery)
District / County Councillors
and Member of Parliament.
The District Councillor for
Runton is Ms. S. Butikofer;
Our Norfolk County Councillor is Ms. S. Butikofer as above.
The local Member of Parliament is Mr Norman Lamb whose constituent office is
at 15 Market Place, North Walsham, Norfolk. NR28 8BP. Tel No: 01692 403752
Representative Councillors on Village Committees are:
Playing Field Management:: Mr B. Cushion.
Village Hall Committee: Cllr. R. Taylor
The Ploughlet Charity: Cllr. P. Nichols and Cllr.. J. Simpson
Runton Parish History Society: Mr J Creasey, The Clerk Mrs. B. Emery
Allotments Advisory committee - Mr. D. Bakewell, , Mr. R. Annis.
Commons Working Party. Cllr. B. Cushion for East and Cllr. D. Bakewell for
Planning advisory group. Cllr. B. Bedwell for West and Cllr. B. Cushion for
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PARISH COUNCIL
Footway lighting - provided and
maintained by contract. Dog waste bins, grit bins and rubbish bins -
provided and maintained. Memorial benches - maintained. Notice boards -
provided and maintained. Bus shelters at Wyndham Park, East Runton and West
Runton - provided and maintained. Local footpaths and commons - maintained
by grass and vegetation cutting. Allotments - provided and maintained.
There is a defibrillator situated
at the Spar shop on Cromer road in West Runton. There are a number of people
who have trained how to use it. Including the Clerk to the Parish Council.
There is also one situated at East Runton on the wall of East Runton Stores.
CLERK TO RUNTON PARISH COUNCIL
Barbara Emery, the Clerk to the above Parish Council has undertaken
training and obtained a pass for another module; an addition to the CiLCA
qualification. "The Power of Competence" which will allow the Parish Council
wider powers in spending.
METHODIST CHURCHES - both
East and West Runton Methodist Churches are now closed permanently. church
building is now being used by Cromer Baptist Church as their building in
Cromer is in a poor condition and now unfit for use.
Speed Awareness Mobile Signs (SAMS)
One of these signs will be used in East and West Runton. They are moved to a
different location each month and are designed to slow down the traffic in
high volume areas. They record data to show how effective they are. There
are locations at either end of West and East Runton and one on Sandy Lane at
the junction of Shawcross Rd. West Runton.
Over the last four years, the street lighting owned by the Parish
Council has been changed to LED lamps. There has also been a new lamp fitted
on the promenade to replace the one damaged in a storm.
Seating in the Parish and Village Signs
There are a number of seats in the parish which are maintained by the
Parish Council. In 2015 they have been inspected and repaired when necessary
and re-stained or painted if required. One or two are oak and therefore are
not stained but left natural.
This building owned by the Parish Council has been re-furbished and an
office included for the Parish Council. The former Billiard Room now has tea
and coffee making facilities and meetings for East Runton ward are now held
there. See calendar for dates. Also coffee mornings on the first Thursday of
each month, by Runton History Group.
Work is continuing with the commons conservation work. The borehole At
West Runton is still being monitored and there is a slight trickle to the
pond since it has been switched off. However it is not enough to sustain
levels during dry periods. The pond at Lower Common East Runton originally
was fed by an open ditch. This can be seen in some of our old photographs.
The ditch was eventually covered and the pond was fed by an overflow from
the Top Common pond. Ponds have been surveyed by conservationists and the
East Runton Lower Common pond although dry is full of wildlife and will hold
water naturally as a seasonal pond, having had the substrate compacted and
vegetation will be controlled. Habitats of wild bees, frogs, toads and
various insects and plants are found in this pond. Top Common pond is
scheduled to be dredged and opened out Under supervision by a
conservationist. Norfolk Reed will be planted to help trap the silt and this
can be maintained in future by a volunteer group. There are a number of
parishioners who are concerned about the pond and it is hoped that some will
come forward to help.
Owing partly to poor response and cuts the surgeries will not be taking
place for the foreseeable future. We no longer have a representative
attending Parish Council meetings.
There has been significant work to re-establish the boundary of the
field, clear the vegetation around the edges and erect a new fence between
the field and the adjacent caravan site. The Pavilion is to be upgraded to
provide hot water and heating.
Monitoring is continuing and for untidy plots, tenancies will be
considered for termination.
A field near the Moyes Close allotment site has been sold. This will not
affect the plots which are used on this site as it has been separated from
the allotments. The field was previously unused and had laid fallow being
only a drain on the finances of the Parish Council. .
Planning considered at recent meetings.
Planning can be found on the minutes page in detail for the last
Finance at recent meetings.
Income and invoices with bank balance can be found in detail in the minutes
for meetings. See minute page.
RUNTON PARISH HISTORY SOCIETY: There is now a much larger display of
our photographs and "The Runtonian" (a magazine produced by the school in
1924) at The parish office The Reading Room East Runton.
The book "The Runtons Past and Present" is available and features old
photographs alongside the new ones of the same views as near as possible
with narration on each picture. Priced £6.99 it is available at good book
shops. No longer available locally.