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Rockland ward – Vic Thomson

Your Conservative Councillors for Rockland ward

Rockland ward which comprises 2750 electors in Ashby St. Mary • Bramerton • Carleton St. Peter • Claxton • Hellington • Holverston • Kirby Bedon • Rockland St. Mary • Surlingham • Thurton • Whitlingham

All across South Norfolk forty six Conservative community champions are standing in this election, each dedicated to solving local problems and growing a stronger economy and creating better lives for local people one family at a time, one street at a time and one place at a time. Here in Rockland ward Vic Thomson is the Conservative candidate and he hopes that you will support him on polling day.

About Vic

Vic moved to Yelverton sixteen years ago with his wife Nicolette and their son Jack, who attended the local primary school.

He is an experienced Councillor and is a strong Community Champion for Rockland ward with a proven commitment to working with Parish Councils and representing local residents.

Vic is also a County Councillor for Henstead division which covers Poringland, Framingham Earl and surrounding villages. He was chosen to be a member of the Broads Authority.

Now retired he is focused to keep the South Norfolk Council well managed doing more for less to benefit local people with the cost of living.

Vic started his career as a teacher in Cheshire. Following a Masters degree in Education he became Head Teacher of a Special School in Oxfordshire. He then became an executive in financial services at Hambros Bank and was a regular contributor on LBC and the BBC.

This led to Vic starting a company that developed a software system to detect fraudulent documents. His system is now used throughout the UK in Banks, Hotels, NHS trusts, Councils and Universities. Vic is worried about the effect of climate change and is working with the Council to ensure we built on our successes so far. He is proud that our carbon reductions are the best of any Council in Norfolk. Vic is a champion for tree planting, wilding verges and projects like “The Bee Line” in local villages.

Vic has championed the installation of EV charging points in the villages and on the river so boaters do not need to run diesel engines to charge electric batteries.

He is pleased to have been involved with the extention to the Bramerton and other local conservation areas which protects our built environment and contribute to our quality of life.

Vic is an active golfer and has the proven enthusiasm, energy and commitment required to be a district councillor.

He cares about people and knows his local area well and is an effective community champion for local people.

He says “As an experienced Councillor I am fortunate that I am in a position to get things sorted for local people in the local villages. I derive a great deal of personal satisfaction from helping those who come to me to solve their problems.”

Your Conservative District Council

A Message from the Leader of the Council

John Fuller OBE

Conservative Leader of South Norfolk Council

Following the Elections held on 4th May 2023, local Conservatives run South Norfolk Council.  Running a council is a serious business but we never forget our mission to make South Norfolk one of the best places to live in the country.

We are proud of everything we do and strive to be the most efficient, highest performing and technologically advanced Council in Norfolk.

You can read about the promises that we made at election time by reading the manifesto summary below.

The Five Pledges we made to you at the Election

Our Manifesto Summary

Our 2023 Manifesto

A Plan that delivers for every resident and business in the whole of South Norfolk

Download Our Manifesto Summary Here