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Langham Parish Council

Langham Parish Council comprises 7 councillors and employs a part-time Parish Clerk, Kevin Webb. The last County elections for parishes were held in May, 2023


Council Meetings are held approximately every 2 months in the Parish Room. Meetings are open to the general public and before each meeting begins there is an item "Parishioner Questions" where members of the public can raise any Parish matter. Under the law governing Parish Councils, matters to be discussed at the meeting must be on the agenda especially if there is any expenditure involved.


Contact the Council via any of the Councillors or the Parish Clerk. For wider ranging issues our representatives to the Borough and County Councils and Parliament are also listed on relevant pages.


All members of the Parish Council make every effort to attend the bimonthly meeting of the PC.


Actions from the meeting will be assigned to PC members and the progress of actions is a standard item on the agenda.


Patrick Allen

Chair of Langham Parish Council is Patrick Allen.who can be contacted by phone on 830348. Patrick has been a Parish Councillor since 1995 and was chairman for 10 years until 2005.  He is also treasurer of the Playing Field
Committee and Chairman of the Friends of Langham Dome.  He has farmed in the Parish since 1980, having 

previously served in the Army. 

Sir Richard Gozney

A retired British diplomat with a family house on North Street, Langham, for the last 40 years.  He worked as Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary ('Bernard' in Yes Minister terms), High Commissioner to Swaziland and later to Nigeria, Ambassador to Indonesia and Governor of Bermuda; more recently Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.  Chairman of the Langham Church Building Trust 2015-2023.

James Priest

James has been a member of the Parish council since September 2023, and has lived in the village for 2 years. Having spent over 20 years in Asia working in finance, he returned to the UK in early 2022.
He has a a Degree From Edinburgh in Business and Finance, and has an avid passion in Military History. Has worked for many charities in his spare time, and is loving his time in North Norfolk.

Louise Goodenough

Co-opted on to the Council in 2023. Louise can be contacted on 830950. She has lived in Langham since 1999. Her children have left home but her elderly parents are currently living with her. Louise works as an interior designer but is working part-time now. Louise is involved in the Langham Village recreational ground, helping raise money to revitalise the facility.

Anne-Marie Coe

Anne-Marie Coe was co-opted onto the parish council in January 2023 and can be contacted on 830 925. She and her family have lived in Langham village since 2006 and her children attended the village primary school before progressing to Alderman Peel High School in Wells. Anne-Marie works for Anglian Water and is a run director at the local Sheringham parkrun.


Ben Phelps
Ben has been a member of the Council since March 2024. He has lived in Langham off and on for over 20
years with stops in Brighton, London, and Budapest, and currently resides in Norwich. He has a BA in
History and an MA in Human Rights. Has worked in tourism and sales and currently works part-time in
Langham on the family farm.

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