2. Who we are and what we do

2.1  Council democratic structure

Information can be found at on our Council Information pages or by contacting our Democratic Services department by email: democratic.services@breckland.gov.uk

2.2  Location and opening times of Council properties

The Council may be contacted at:

Breckland Council Offices
Elizabeth House
Walpole Loke
Dereham
Norfolk
NR19 1EE

Tel 01362 656870

Further information, such as other office locations and their opening times can be found on our Visit Us page.

2.3  Councillors' information and contact details

Councillors' contact details can be found online.

2.4  Contact details for services

Information about how you can contact various services across the Council is found on our website.             

2.5  Election results

Elections results can be found on our website or by emailing our Elections Team:  elections@breckland.gov.uk

2.6  Relationships with other organisations

Breckland Council works in partnership with a range of statutory, voluntary, community and business organisations to improve the quality of life for people living, working and visiting the area.

The Council is represented on principal external bodies; a list of these can be found on our website.

2.7  Other office holders

The Returning Officer is the person who has the overall responsibility for the conduct of elections. The Returning Officer is an officer of the Council who is appointed under the Representation of the People Act 1983, although appointed by the Council the role of the Returning Officer is one of a personal nature and distinct and separate from their duties as an employee of the Council.

For further information, please contact elections@breckland.gov.uk or telephone 01362 656870

Councils have a duty to appoint a Monitoring Officer to ensure the lawfulness and fairness of Council decision-making. The Monitoring Officer serves as the guardian of the Council's Constitution and the decision-making process and providing guidance to councillors and officers on the Council's constitution and its powers.  The Monitoring Officer also works closely with the Council's Governance and Audit Committee to assist it in its role of promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct and probity within the Council.

For further information, please contact the Monitoring Officer on standards@breckland.gov.co.uk.

Last updated: 15/09/2020 07:34:04