John Fuller

John Fuller is Leader of South Norfolk Council and a district Councillor for Brooke Ward, which covers Brooke, Seething, Bergh Apton, Howe, Kirstead & Mundham to the South East of Norwich in Norfolk, UK.

About Me

I was born in Great Yarmouth 48 years ago and have lived in Brooke near Norwich with wife Philippa and two daughters Susan [20] and Laura [19] since 1997.

At University in Reading, I gained a first-class degree in Agriculture 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 the 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 from the LibDems

Since becoming Leader of the Council in 2007 the council has been transformed to be run on business-like lines and has frozen Council Tax in eight of the last nine 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 receives the 4th highest new homes bonus of any district council in the 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 Network and have chaired the Greater Norwich Development Partnership. I am a Governor of Langley School.   I am currently Chairman 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 I lead Local Government Finance for the Conservative Party.  Separately I am a member of the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board and also sit on the Fire Service Pensions Scheme Advisory Board.  I am the lead member for the Conservative Group on finance and pension issues at the District Councils Network.  In 2015, I was appointed to the Minister’s CIL Review Panel.

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
SkypeID johnfuller