James Bensly

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James Bensly
05 May 2016
First Elected::
05 May 2016
East Flegg Ward
9 Newport Road
Great Yarmouth
NR29 4NN
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I was born at Northgate hospital.  My father Jack was a fisherman and involved in the Tourism Industry and my mother Sue was a hairdresser.  I attended Caister High School then Great Yarmouth College on a construction course whilst also attending Gorleston Fire Station as a Fire Cadet until my 18th Birthday.  I married my long term girlfriend Louise in December 2012 and have one daughter.  

I am heavily involved in the tourism industry which allows me to have lots of different employment in the winter months such as SSAF, Security films for windows, Hydro Mac hydraulics, Aqua Zone and Essex and Suffolk Water.

Since becoming a Councillor I have been keen to promote Great Yarmouth's tourism and save Hemsby coastline. 

My spare time is spent looking after my daughter, watching football, films, swimming and relaxing to music.


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Election History

Thu 5 May 2016  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 5 May 2016

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
East Flegg WardThu 5 May 2016

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Council Member16 May 2016
Environment Committee Member19 May 2016
Licensing Committee Member18 May 2016

Past Committee Memberships

Not a past member of any Committee.

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
10 May 201610 May 2016 View
07 May 201920 May 2019 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
Development Control Committee22 June 2016Personal View
Development Control Committee08 March 2017Personal View
Development Control Committee15 November 2017Personal View
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