Parish Councillors

The current parish councillors for Mattishall are listed below. If you wish to make contact with any parish councillor, please do so firstly via the Clerk.

Terry Wilkins - Chairman

I am a former Cornwall and Parish Councillor and moved to Mattishall in February 2018 to be nearer to family. I am pleased to have become part of a great team of councillors here in Mattishall.  I joined the Parish Council in December 2018.

Terry is a member of the VE/VJ Day Working Group, Neighbourhood Plan Delivery and Monitoring Group (Planning group), attends the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meetings, and is a member of the Speed Watch team for Mattishall.

Mike Nunn - Vice-Chairman

I was born in Norwich and have lived, schooled, and been around this part of East Anglia all my life. My career in film and TV production took me to London, but even when living and working there, my parents still lived in Toftwood, my relatives in Mattishall, Gressenhall and Suffolk, and consequently I spent a great deal of time in this special part of Norfolk. I have now lived permanently in Mattishall since 2005.


Why did I stand as a Parish Councillor?  Time has become one of the most important commodities that people now have. I know from previous charitable work that people with busy lives are more prepared to give money than time. So in early Summer 2015, when there were four vacancies on the nine member Parish Council, I decided to give my time. 


The time is right for our community to take a fresh approach to how we provide and care for our ageing population, but also as to how we provide affordable housing for our young who are the future of our village.

Mike is an active supporter of the Mattishall Youth Club and regularly attends meetings relating to the A47 dualling project.

Graham Clarke

I have lived in Mattishall since March 2015 together with my wife.  My interests include architecture, building renovation, gardening, reading and wine.  I joined the Parish Council in June 2019 and I am looking forward to becoming more involved with our local committees and issues once I have completed councillor training.

Graham is a member of the following groups: Neighbourhood Plan Delivery and Monitoring Group (Planning group), Cemetery Working Group, and VE/VJ Day Working Group.

Richard Norton

I am a Mattishall man, born and bred. I still live in the house in which I was born and am part of a large family that has lived in Mattishall since the 1700s.  I used to run the bakery on Church Plain but since having to give it up I now work as a nurse at the N&N Hospital.


I have been a Parish Councillor since 1983 and served as Chairman for many of those years. I am also a Trustee of the Barlow Charity responsible for the old school site and its affordable housing project. 


I want to see the community thrive but to grow in a well planned and appropriate way for the rural village it is.  I still enjoy this work and find it rewarding - it's something I can do to help this community where my roots are and one which I love.

Richard is a trustee of the Barlow Charity and a member of the Cemetery Working Group.

David Piper

I moved to Mattishall in 2016 having lived in Essex for many years before.  I am retired now but previously worked as a scientist and was a retained fire fighter for 19 years.  I was also a parish councillor in Essex.  I am a member of several village organisations, including the Barlow Charity and Mattishall Society.  


My hobbies are fly-fishing, walking, gardening, cycling, keeping fit and travel.

David is a member of the following groups: Neighbourhood Plan Delivery and Monitoring Group (Planning group), Cemetery Working Group, Norwich Western Link meetings, and VE/VJ Day Working Group.  He is also a trustee of the Barlow Charity.

Janice Smith

I lived in Mattishall for over 30 years (although I now live in Dereham) and was first elected onto the Parish Council in 2000.  I saw the post as a continuation of my caring and assisting people with their problems and helping in promoting the work of the Parish Council.  


I have had great pleasure in creating an avenue of roses either side of the Cemetery footpath, tending the rose garden either side of the gates, developing the bank garden around the Memorial Garden and planting the flower displays under the village entrance signs to give all our residents and visitors a welcome to the village.


Being a Parish Councillor is a position I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone who feels they want to be more involved.  If you are just that person come along and join us.   Don't worry about what to do as we have an excellent clerk who gives guidance to us all!

Janice is a member of the Cemetery Working Group and VE/VJ Day Working Group.

Chris Taylor

Originating from Great Yarmouth, I have spent the majority of my life in Norfolk. My career was mainly in the shipping and transport business which gave me the chance to live and spend time in both Holland and Denmark. It was at the behest of my then employer, that we eventually moved to Mattishall in 1999.  


Taking early retirement, I spent a further 5 years in the Domicile Care industry working initially in administration and then as manager of their Dereham branch.

Now fully retired I enjoy travel and participating in racket sports (mainly badminton and pickleball). I now have time to put something back into the community.

Chris helps the Clerk deal with public footpath issues.

Richard Turner

Awaiting bio.

Richard is the councillor with responsibility for checking and providing scrutiny on the Council's finances.

Sheryl Meldram

Sheryl joined the Parish Council on 5 May 2020.  Awaiting bio.

Please reload

Mattishall Parish Council

Luisa Cantera (Clerk)


07715 269340

c/o Matsall House

Church Lane



NR20 3QZ