Norman was elected as a District Councillor in May 2016, and is also a Nailsworth Town Councillor. He has lived in Nailsworth for almost forty years, and keeps a small flock of rare breed Cotswold and Llanwenog sheep. Norman serves on the committee of the local Horsley village shop which is staffed and managed by the local community. He leads the local defibrillator campaign and is active in projects in the Nailsworth community.
Norman is especially interested in planning matters and in the encouragement, where possible, of social housing.