Cllr John Fuller

I was born in Great Yarmouth 52 years ago and have lived in Brooke near Norwich with wife Philippa and two daughters Susan [22] and Laura [21] since 1997.

At University in Reading, I gained a first-class degree in Agriculture [1990] and later in 1995 a Nuffield Scholarship to study advanced farming techniques in the United States.

From 1998-2011, I was a Director of family firm of J & H Bunn in Great Yarmouth established as fertiliser manufacturers and agricultural merchants for over 190 years. Following sale of that business to new owners in March 2011, I am now responsible for managing the sellers’ remaining business interests.

I was first elected to South Norfolk Council in 2003 and led local Conservatives to take control of The Council in 2007.

A wide ranging business career in manufacturing and agriculture has helped me to being a commercial edge to the business of running a Council transforming it to run on business-like lines whilst freezing Council Tax in eight of the last ten years, whilst achieving first place nationally in a number of areas that maximise quality of life.

We are leading in areas of Localism, Housing & Planning,  Revenues & Benefits, Street Cleanliness & Recycling and South Norfolk contributes actively to the national District Councils’ Network.  The BBC ranks South Norfolk as one of the top-ten places to start a business and our Council has consistently received a top-ten new homes bonus of any district council in the country for housing delivery.  We have consistently delivered in excess of 1% of all affordable homes built in this country.   In 2017 the LGC magazine ranked South Norfolk as one of the top-six Councils nationwide.

I have been a member of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership for five years and have chaired the Greater Norwich Development Partnership.   I have previously Chaired of the Food, Drink & Agriculture Sector Group for Norfolk & Suffolk that aims to maximise the contribution of food & farming to the East Anglian economy.

At the Local Government Association am the Chairman of the District Councils’ Network and I lead Local Government Finance for the Conservative Party.  Separately I am a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme [LGPS] Advisory Board.

Contact Me

Councillor John Fuller
Leader of South Norfolk District Council Member for Brooke Ward

The Old Hall Coach House The Street Brooke Norwich Norfolk NR15 1LB

Phone +44 1508 558280
Mobile +44 7500 662255
Email john@johnfuller.org.uk
SkypeID johnfuller
Web www.johnfuller.org.uk

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About Me

I was born in Great Yarmouth 52 years ago and have lived in Brooke near Norwich with wife Philippa and two daughters Susan [22] and Laura [21] since 1997.

At University in Reading, I gained a first-class degree in Agriculture [1990] and later in 1995 a Nuffield Scholarship to study advanced farming techniques in the United States.

From 1998-2011, I was a Director of family firm of J & H Bunn in Great Yarmouth established as fertiliser manufacturers and agricultural merchants for over 190 years. Following sale of that business to new owners in March 2011, I am now responsible for managing the sellers’ remaining business interests.

I was first elected to South Norfolk Council in 2003 and led local Conservatives to take control of The Council in 2007.

A wide ranging business career in manufacturing and agriculture has helped me to being a commercial edge to the business of running a Council transforming it to run on business-like lines whilst freezing Council Tax in eight of the last ten years, whilst achieving first place nationally in a number of areas that maximise quality of life.

We are leading in areas of Localism, Housing & Planning,  Revenues & Benefits, Street Cleanliness & Recycling and South Norfolk contributes actively to the national District Councils’ Network.  The BBC ranks South Norfolk as one of the top-ten places to start a business and our Council has consistently received a top-ten new homes bonus of any district council in the country for housing delivery.  We have consistently delivered in excess of 1% of all affordable homes built in this country.   In 2017 the LGC magazine ranked South Norfolk as one of the top-six Councils nationwide.

I have been a member of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership for five years and have chaired the Greater Norwich Development Partnership.   I have previously Chaired of the Food, Drink & Agriculture Sector Group for Norfolk & Suffolk that aims to maximise the contribution of food & farming to the East Anglian economy.

At the Local Government Association am the Chairman of the District Councils’ Network and I lead Local Government Finance for the Conservative Party.  Separately I am a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme [LGPS] Advisory Board.

In 2015, I was appointed to the Minister’s CIL Review Panel.  I have represented the LGA in Parliament at various Select Committee hearings as a specialist witness on local Government financial matters and appeared  on Radio4’s Money Box Live and Today programmes during the year.