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There are eleven seats on Coltishall Parish Council. Current Councillors are listed below, together with their contact details and any background information they wish to share. 

We currently have five vacancies open to co-option. If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please submit the application form, attached to our Co-option Policy in writing by email or post.
If you would like any further information please contact the
Parish Clerk.


Meet The Parish Councillors


Richard Germany


I have lived in Coltishall for thirty years. I owned Horstead Garage for over 20 years until I sold it last year and since then have retired to do more work on Church farm, Great Hautbois Road, which I own. I also ran a successful pub called the Diplomat at Badersfield (the old RAF Coltishall site).


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John Haschak

Vice Chairman

I moved to Coltishall in 1985 and have enjoyed living here ever since. I played cricket for the village for nearly two decades as well as being a governor at Coltishall Primary School for 10 years and have recently joined the Speedwatch team. Coltishall is a great place to live and raise a family and I want to help preserve and improve on all that makes it unique.


Michael Spinks

Parish Councillor

I have lived in Great Hautbois all my life. I have been on the Parish Council for over 40 years. I am very keen to protect green spaces and the environment in the Parish. In addition to being a member of the Commons Trust, I maintained Hautbois Common, as my father did before me, from 1969 until 2014.  I am one of the tree wardens for Coltishall.


Doreen Snelling

Parish Councillor

I have lived in Coltishall most of my life.  For the past 32 years  I have worked at Coltishall Primary School as a Midday Supervisor, Caretaker and School Governor, now retired.

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Michelle Thackham

Parish Councillor

I have lived in Coltishall for nine years - a relative newcomer I know, but I grew up in Swanton Abbott and spent much of my adult life living in Norwich.  I have a partner and two children; one at Coltishall Primary and one at Broadland High.  I am a Deputy Sister at Cromer Dialysis Unit, a nine stationed nurse-led facility at Cromer Hospital, where I work three shifts a week.  Hobbies and interests include my allotment, Zumba, making wine and caravanning.

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Nicola Chaney

Parish Councillor

I have lived in Coltishall and Horstead for over thirty years. I love the village and note the changes since I first arrived here. 

I have two horses, and used to ride through the village regularly, unfortunately I do not ride my own out at the moment as one is retired and the other a bit to spooky to ride out, but I do ride out on a friends horse, so I still get to enjoy the countryside around us. I worked at Aviva for 32 years until I was made redundant in 2012, I have done various jobs since then and am now semi retired.

I would like to keep the village the nice, safe, pretty place that I have enjoyed for so many years, for the future generations.

I moved to Norfolk from Kent in 2013 and never looked back! I love all that makes Norfolk Norfolk, especially this gem of a village known as Coltishall, where my family and I have grown fond roots. I am a young mum of 2 who attend the village school and preschool, and my Husband and I run a small business in the village. I’m a keen paddle boarder, river swimmer and fisher-lady. I’m keen to represent the younger slice of Coltishall, and support the parish council in any way I can to keep Coltishall a special and evolving Norfolk village.

There are four remaining vacancies for parish councillors in Coltishall.

If you would like to find out more about this voluntary role please do not hesitate to contact the parish clerk at or 07446 542156. 

Hayley Sands Moore

Hayley Sands Moore

Parish Councillor
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