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Thetford Labour Councillor Terry Jermy

Priory Ward

Terry Jermy

Town & District Councillor for Burrell Ward & County Councillor for Thetford West division – Leader of Breckland Labour Group

After leaving Charles Burrell High School and Thetford Sixth Form College, Terry began working for Keystone Development Trust, managing the Abbey Neighbourhood Centre. From there he worked for Norfolk-based charity the Benjamin Foundation. He became the first manager of the Meet Up Café at Canons Walk, co-ordinating the conversion of the redundant Redcastle Community Centre into a drop-in and support centre for children and young people. 

Terry has been a Town Councillor since 2008 and a Breckland Councillor since 2011 – representing Burrell Ward on both. From May 2023 he has represented Priory Ward. Terry is also a Norfolk County Councillor for Thetford West division which includes much of the Priory Ward and the whole of the Burrell Ward.

Terry said: “I’d consider myself to be a hard-working and proactive Councillor and I’d like to think that I have a reputation for getting things done. I was the driving force behind the creation of the Charles Burrell Centre and I run the popular About Thetford magazine. I have lived in Thetford all my life and am very passionate about our community I also had the pleasure of serving as the Mayor of Thetford in 2016/17”.

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At the Town Council Terry is the Chairman of the Amenities Committee and also Chairman of the Finance & Personnel Committee. He sits on the Allotments Committee and the Venues & Communications Committee as well as Planning Committee. At Breckland Council he is Chairman of the Overview & Scrutiny Commission as well as serving as Vice Chairman of the Council for 2023/24. At Norfolk County Council level Terry sits on the Corporate Select Committee as well as the Audit Committee. He is the Norfolk County Council appointed member of the Breckland Area Museums Committee and a Breckland Council appointed member of the Greater Thetford Partnership Board.

Elected Positions
Thetford Town Council since 2008 Breckland Council since 2011 Norfolk County Council since 2013 Town and Breckland Councillor
Positions on Council
Leader of Breckland Labour Group Member of Breckland Area Museums Committee, Breckland Overview & Scrutiny Commission, NCC Corporate Select Committee, NCC Audit Committee Town and Breckland Councillor
Memberships & Unions
Memberships & Unions Member of Co-operative Party Member of Unison
Company Director – In And About Thetford Ltd Former community / youth worker

Blogs from Terry Jermy

Terry Jermy
The elephant in the room is clear – Norfolk does not need this devolution deal, we need a new Government and a new County Council, and ideally we need both!
Terry Jermy
As you will be aware, there is significant concern within the Abbey Estate itself and wider Thetford community about these regeneration proposals.
Terry Jermy
Terry Jermy
Residents have been clear the addition of hundreds of new homes is not appropriate, particularly when they would be taking up so much of the much-valued green spaces.
Terry Jermy
An open letter to request suspension of the Breckland Council's support for the Flagship Housing regeneration scheme for the Abbey Estate in Thetford.
Terry Jermy
Success! DIY waste charges to be scrapped following Labour campaigning
Terry Jermy
Chris Harvey, Mike Brindle, Stuart Terry, Terry Jermy, Terry Land
A strong and skilled team has been revealed to help unlock Thetford's potential, ahead of local elections due to take place on Thursday the 4th of May.
Terry Jermy
Terry Jermy speaks on BBC Radio Norfolk regarding the recent 20 minute Thetford discussions
Terry Jermy
As one of the two Norfolk County Councillors that represent Thetford, I wanted to respond and attempt to add some clarity around the concerns about ’20-minute neighbourhoods’.

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