Following the recent elections here are the biographies of West Dereham Parish Councillors:
Bullas, Pam (nee Harnwell) Lived at Abbey Station and spent formative years in West Dereham. Returned to West Dereham in 1995. Founder member of West Dereham Heritage Group which celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. Five years as a Parish Councillor. Trained as a cartographer (pre computers!), worked in shoe retailing, worked for the NHS for 10 years – my last post being Voluntary Services Co-ordinator for the Macmillan & Hudson Palliative Care Centre at Wisbech.
I have lived in the Village since 1996 and both my sons went to school in Norfolk. My working background was 25 years in central government in Whitehall. I have been a Parish Councillor for 11 years and a Village Trust trustee since its inception. I am also on the Village Hall Committee, a Parochial Church Councillor, member of the Heritage Group and the West Dereham British Legion and a Village Bar volunteer.
Thomas (Tom) Foy
Originally from Greater Manchester, I have lived in West Dereham for a little over six years. Currently serving in the Royal Air Force Regiment I am sometimes away for extended periods of time. I get involved in events at the Village Hall as often as I can, including working on the Bar. As a member of the West Dereham Branch of the Royal British Legion I have recently taken on the role of Branch Standard Bearer. Away from the Village I also play rugby for Thetford RUFC.
I have lived in West Dereham for 13 years having returned to my Norfolk roots after spending time in Germany and other parts of the UK. I have worked for the local authority for 26 years supporting Children’s Services. Community development is important to me, particularly involving young people, and I am a trustee for a voluntary youth project.
I have lived in the village for 31 years and am currently Chairman of the West Dereham Village Hall committee. I coordinate the village magazine. I am also a member of the Heritage group and the Poppy Appeal organiser for the West Dereham Branch of the Royal British Legion.
I have lived in the village for 23 years and brought my children up here. I am very involved with events at the village hall, and try to attend any that I can. I am a member of the Heritage group and am on the Village Hall committee.
I have lived in West Dereham for 12 years and prior to that in Hertfordshire where I had a career in Social Work, mainly with Children and Families. I have been involved in Scouting for over 30 years and a Cub Scout Leader for about 20 years, the last 12 at 1st Wereham and Wretton Group. I am particularly interested in working with young people.