Brian Lawn

Brian Lawn
08 May 2015
08 May 2015
Conservative
Caister South Ward
15 Fairway
Caister-on-Sea
Norfolk
NR30 5BX
01493 720083
 
07775 621005

The Life of Brian (Lawn that is)

I left school at 16 and after a very short time as an apprentice shipwright i decided that staying in Lowestoft was not for me (I needed to spread my wings).  So at 17 i applied to join the Royal Navy and passed the entrance exams.  4 months after passing the exam in September 1964 I was called down to HMS Raleigh in Cornwall for 6 weeks intense basic training.  Subsequently i served 7 years which included serving on 2 aircraft carriers, 3 naval air stations and travelling all around the world.

I left the navy in 1971 and directly joined the prison service as I felt i needed to be home for my family.  I was posted to HM Prison Norwich where I served for 32 years, including 2 long voluntary stints in the Maze prison Northern Ireland.

During those years I joined the Army Cadet force in 1978.  In 1982 I was offered a TAVR'B' commission, which i readily accepted with pride.  After serving for 25 years I retired as a Major.  As a Queen's commission I am entitled to use the rank but I never do.  I am also at present the secretary and shooting officer of the 901 Marine Cadets gun club at Winterton and Caister High School, where I teach the safety, correct use and skills of fire arms on the ranges they use.

In 2005 I applied to become a Magistrate.  After being accepted and after training, I was sworn in on 1 August 2006 by the Lord High Sheriff of Norfolk at County Hall, Norwich.  After serving 10 years on the Norfolk Bench I retired in July 2016 with a total of 52 years of Crown service.  Something I am very proud of.

In 2015 I was asked to stand for election in the Lothingland Ward for the Conservative party and thanks to the good people of this ward, which includes - Browston, Belton, Burgh Castle, Fritton and St Olaves, I was proud to be elected to Great Yarmouth Borough Council.  I am also a Caister Parish Councillor and Deputy Chair of the local Charities Commission.

I have been all around the world, seen and experienced many different cultures, but my wife and I have chosen to settle here as we believe you cannot find a finer place to live than Norfolk.

 

 

Election History

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Fri 8 May 2015  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeFri 8 May 2015

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Lothingland WardFri 8 May 2015 Thu 2 May 2019
Caister South WardFri 3 May 2019

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Area Museums Committee Vice Chairman17 October 2016
Council Member16 May 2016
Development Control Committee Member20 May 2019
Economic Development Committee Member18 May 2018
Standards Committee Chairman18 May 2016

Past Committee Memberships

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Licensing Committee Chairman18 May 201616 May 2019
Development Control Committee Member20 May 201515 May 2016
Licensing Committee Member20 May 201515 May 2016
Standards Committee Member20 May 201515 May 2016
Appeals Committee Member20 May 201515 May 2016

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

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Norfolk County Joint Museums Committee 16 May 2018 16 May 2019
Bowls Tournament Working Party 15 May 2018 14 May 2019
Norfolk County Joint Museums Committee 15 May 2017 16 May 2018
Waveney, Lower Yare and Lothingland Internal Drainage Board 15 May 2017 16 May 2018
Bowls Tournament Working Party 16 May 2017 15 May 2018

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
Council02 November 2017Pecuniary View
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