Our Councillors
Mike Oldfield 

Chairman for Litcham Parish Council for 14 years and is also a representive for Litcham Common 

Liz Christie 

Liz is a Councillor and has served 10 years on the Parish Council. Liz is retired but is also a representative for Litcham Charities and is also the co-ordinator for the Community Car Scheme. 

Chris Mitchell 

Chris is Vice Chairman for Parish Council and is a builder by trade 

Claire Lawrence 

Claire is a Councillor and joined Litcham Parish Council in 2004. Claire is a retired teacher. 

Matthew Brookbank 

Matthew is a Councillor and has served a year on the Parish Council. Matthew is also the homewatch      co-ordinator. 

Richard Fagence 

Richard is a Councillor and has served two years on the Parish Council, he is retired. 

About the Parish Council


Litcham Parish Council meets every other month, the first Monday of that month. The Parish Council meetings are held in the Jubilee Hall in Litcham at 7.30pm. 

If you would like to speak to any of the Councillors, please contact the Clerk in the first instance.​


The Role of a Councillor


They are elected to represent the interest of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected Councillors depends on the size of the area, in Litcham we are able to have 7 Councillors.


Local Councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'Local Council' is synonymous with ' Parish Council, 'Town Council' and 'Community Council'.


Local Councils are made up of locally  elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year.  Most meet on a monthly cycle to discuss council business and hear from local residents.  District and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.​

Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the parish, details of which are kept by the District Council.