Chris was pleased to be re-elected to both Councils in May 2023, having served on the Town Council since 2015 and Breckland Council since 2019.
Chris lives on the Burrell Ward at Fulmerston Road and can regularly be seen out and about supporting local residents and addressing community issues. He leads the monthly Burrell Ward community litter pick and hosts regular Councillor Surgeries – he is always on hand to help residents. Chris was brought up locally and attended Norwich Road School and then Thetford Secondary Modern.
He worked for 25 years at Nichol Beauty Products, then HMC, until retirement. Chris is a proud dad and grandad, with interests including reading, walking and following FC United Football Club. He spent many years active in local football, as a player and then referee. After retirement and having always been interested in politics and a lifetime Labour supporter he wanted to put something back into the town which is why he first stood for election.
Chris is currently serving as Deputy Mayor of Thetford for 2023/24 which he says is a huge honour and he looks forward to supporting local residents further.
Chris said “Being elected as a Councillor for Burrell Ward was one of the proudest moments in my life and I hope I have justified the faith of our residents. My aim is to help make our town a better place”.
On the Town Council Chris is the Chair of the Allotments Committee and also is a member of Planning, Amenities, Finance & Personnel and Venues & Communications as well as the Planning Committee. Chris is also the Town Council representative on the Nunnery Lakes Advisory Committee. On Breckland Chris sits on the Planning Committee and a substitute member of the Appointments and Disciplinary Appeals Committee.