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Wicklewood ward – Richard Elliot

Your Conservative Councillors for Wicklewood ward

Wicklewood ward which comprises 2600 electors in Barford • Barnham Broom • Brandon Parva • Crownthorpe • Carleton Forehoe • Coston, Runhall & Welborne • Kimberley • Morley • Wicklewood • Wramplingham on South Norfolk Council

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 Wicklewood Richard Elliott is the Conservative candidate and he hopes that you will support him on polling day.

About Richard

Richard is married to Caroline and has two grown up sons. Since retirement Richard has been actively involved running a small rural business and with voluntary work involving various local charities.

Most of Richard’s working life has been spent as a senior fire service officer in a career spanning 37 years, ultimately becoming Norfolk’s Chief Fire Officer for ten years.

During much of this time Richard was also a County Council Director overseeing the fire service, crime and disorder, trading standards and emergency planning for the county. He understands how local government operates and has served at the highest level. Your safety is one of Richard’s top priorities and he has both the experience and understanding to make a real difference. Richard is fully committed to working with others in building a safer, stronger community and a cleaner environment, a place in which we can all take pride.

As the owner of a small rural business Richard believes in building and sustaining a strong rural economy, one which creates more jobs, homes and opportunities. He works with other local business people to help develop local tourism and he is especially keen to promote local Norfolk food and drink.

Richard has many interests including sport, music and the arts. He chaired Wymondham’s prestigious Music Festival for five years delivering a wide variety of live music to thousands of local people. He continues to both perform in local choirs and organises charity concerts.

He has been a local school governor, is a charity trustee and spends most of his spare leisure time keeping fit and gardening. Since his election in 2019 Richard has demonstrated he has the enthusiasm, energy and commitment required to be your district councillor.

He cares about people and is an effective community champion for local people.
Richard says, “I have spent my entire working life in service of the public, sometimes at personal risk to myself.

He says “I know what needs to be done to ensure that local people have a person who is on their side and I derive a great deal of personal satisfaction from helping those who come to me to solve their problems. Please support me at the polls on 4th May.”

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