My name is Michael Knowles and I am currently Chairman of Beeston Regis Parish Council , a position I have occupied for the past four years, having first joined the Council around 12 years ago.I am also a District Councillor for Chaucer Ward .
I was born and raised in Beeston Regis, and have lived and worked in North Norfolk for all of my life. I have run successful and well known businesses in the leisure industry throughout that period.
I have also run a local sports league for the past 31 years, encompassing Cromer and Sheringham, which provides around 150 people with an evening’s entertainment once a week.
During my time as a Parish Councillor, Beeston Regis has introduced quarterly newsletters delivered to every household, achieved Quality Parish status, now renamed the Local Council Award Scheme, and more recently has secured funding to replace its entire street lighting inventory with modern, low cost, and energy efficient LEDs, a massive saving on the precept.
I am keen for all levels of local government to work more closely together to get the best services for local people, whilst still ensuring we protect the unique and special character of the area, including our AONBs and conservation areas.