Councillors and Useful Contacts


Councillors give their time voluntarily as it is an unpaid role. By becoming a parish councillor you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance and support – a community leader with the power to influence decision, work alongside other agencies and local government, create a strategy and deliver plans for the benefit of the parish you live in. The Parish Council of Walsoken is currently made up of 10 Councillors and they are:

Cllr. Fred Leach – Chairman  Email:

Cllr. John Woolley – Vice Chairman and Village Hall Committee representative  Email:

Cllr Clive Bettinson  Email:

Cllr John Harwin   Email:

Cllr Andy Houghton  Email:

Cllr Allan Landall   Email:

Cllr Chris Luff  Email:

Cllr Barry Sisson  Email:

Cllr Jenny Snow  Email:

Cllr Joanna Woolley  Email:

The Register for Interest of each Councillor can be found here

Claire Lilley – Clerk to Walsoken Parish Council Email: 07976 739975

Borough Councillors for Walsoken, West Walton & Walpole Ward

Cllr Richard Blunt Email

Cllr Julian Kirk Email

County Councillors

Cllr Chris Dawson (Marshland South) Email

Cllr Julian Kirk (Marshland North) Email

Please find below details of some local services:

Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk                                   Norfolk County Council                                                                                 

01553 616 200                                                                                                             0344 800 8020

Fenland District Council                                                                                       Cambridgeshire County Council                                                                                           

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Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk                                    All Saints’ Church, Walsoken

Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss (Conservative)                                                         Rev A Landall                                                                                                                                                                             

020 7219 3000

Police Community Engagement Officer

PC 898 Paula Gilluley



Should you notice any kind of highways defect such as potholes, sign damage etc please report this to Norfolk County Council using their Report a Problem page


For all planning-related enquiries and concerns the first point-of-call should always be the relevant local authority. In Walsoken, for Norfolk-based applications, this will be the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.

Please click the following link to access the BCKLWN’s planning information.

Due to the village straddling county boundaries, some Cambridgeshire applications may be of relevance or concern to Walsoken Parish residents. The CCC planning information is available here:

Generally, Walsoken Parish Council does not discuss planning applications or their progress in detail at scheduled meetings. However, every publicised meeting allows for attendance and comment by members of the public. Please contact our Clerk, Claire Lilley, for more information or if you would like to raise a matter in person.


To report fly-tipping incidents please go to the  web site of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk  at                                                                          

Scroll down to “Report fly tipping” and click on this to give the information.

Alternatively phone the switchboard – 01553 61620


Go to the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk website as above.

Scroll down to “People and Communities” then click of “Report nuisance”

Alternatively phone the switchboard – 01553 616200