Brundall Parish Council

Brundall Parish Council is a Local Authority organisation serving the Parish of Brundall and Braydeston.

Brundall Parish Council consists of up to 12 residents of Brundall, who give their time and effort freely for the benefit of the community.  Members of the Parish Council are normally elected to serve, by the residents of Brundall, every 4 years.

The Parish Council is responsible for many things including:

  • Monitoring and reporting on the general tidiness of the village
  • Management of grass cutting to public areas
  • Expressing views and recommendations on local Planning Applications
  • Organising the Community Speed Watch scheme in Brundall, in conjunction with the local police

The provision and maintenance of:

  • Bus Shelters
  • Cucumber Lane Cemetery
  • Memorial Hall Playground
  • Meadow View Play Area
  • The award winning Church Fen Local Nature Reserve
  • Public Leisure Areas -including the new Countryside Park with newly planted woodland and allotments and award winning Cremer’s Meadow 
  • Street Lighting 
  • Public Seating/Benches
  • Litter and Dog Bins

Members of the Parish Council meet once a month at a Parish Council Meeting to discuss, report, monitor and, most importantly, make decisions on matters concerning the village of Brundall.

These Meetings are held at the St Laurence Centre, Brundall, on the fourth Monday of each month at 7.00 pm.  For the Events Calendar see Information section to view the dates and venues for all Meetings dates or click below to see the new Calendar:

Council-Calendar-of-Meetings-April 2018 to March 2019

In addition to being published on this web site, the Agendas and the venue of meetings are always posted on the 3 village notice boards located by the Chip Shop, outside the blue Co-Op and in The Street Car Park.  Members of the public are very welcome and actively encouraged to attend and express their views or concerns on Parish matters, during an adjournment of the formal meeting.   Don’t miss out, have your say!!

If after exploring these web pages you want to find out more about the Parish Council or are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor), call Claudia Dickson the Locum Parish Clerk, on 01603 712223 or Mobile: 07809 144342 or email us at clerk@brundall-pc.gov.uk

Contact hours for the public at the Memorial Hall office are 10am to 12pm every weekday except Mondays.

Emergency Mobile number is 07809 144342  eg; to report dangerous amenity situations.

Brundall Boatyard, The River Yare

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Brundall Parish Allotments

The Brundall Parish Allotments opened in October 2014. Please see the link to the Brundall Allotment Association website for details on how to acquire an allotment plot:

Brundall Allotment Association

Allotments in decline – but not in Brundall . . .

Nationally, the number of allotments in cultivation has fallen from its peak of 1.5 million in 1945 to 250,000 today.     But Brundall, to the East of Norwich, is bucking the trend, and October 18th sees the official opening of its new allotment site in 5 acres of its Countryside Park.  There are 66 signed-up allotmenteers (some having half a plot).  They are of all ages and backgrounds, and some plots are being worked by whole families.

After planning permission was given by Broadland District Council and security fencing put in place, the first task was to mark the field out with its 54 plots.    Although it had been ploughed in the summer, the weeds had grown, and when the plot-holders took possession of their ‘little piece of Norfolk’ they set about removing the weeds, double-digging, manuring the soil and planting whatever is appropriate for the Autumn weather – as well as some things that are probably not.

Although allotments can look boring, the sense of excitement among the Brundall suburbanites committed to re-connecting to their rural roots has been palpable.  It is an activity that is health-giving, provides them and their families with food to eat, and forges new friendships with people they’d never met before.  In a village that is not well-endowed with outdoor recreational pursuits, it is a splendid illustration of the value of the Government’s localism agenda.

The Chairman of the Parish Council, Professor Martin Davies, said: “The allotments could not have happened without the generosity of the developers, Persimmon, who made available funds from their Brundall building site on The Pastures to fuel the Parish Council’s policy of creating more recreational opportunities for the village.  And they could not have happened without the willingness of Norfolk County Council’s NPS division to lease the land (previously used for farming) to the Parish Council on a 21-year tenancy.”

As well as the allotments, and thanks to the generosity of the Forestry Commission and the Woodland Trust, the Parish Council will shortly plant 1500 broad-leaved trees on another part of the field to create community woodland and orchards in the Countryside Park.

A third use of the 12.6 acre field is planned for May 2015 if the Council’s negotiations with parkrun UK enable it to launch a weekly Saturday-morning Brundall parkrun on the site.

Enquiries to: the Secretary of the Brundall Allotments Association, Rob Aram on 01603 715590 or brundallallotment@yahoo.co.uk

Brundall Parish Allotments - first plots to be developed

Brundall Parish Allotments – first plots to be developed

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Agenda 17th December 2018

Please see below for the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting to be held on Monday 17th December 2018 at 7pm in the St Lawrence Centre.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Agenda 17 December 2018

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Draft Minutes 26th November 2018

Please see below for the draft minutes for the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 26th November 2018.

Minutes 26 November 2018

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Agenda Land Management 13th December 2018

Please see below for the agenda for the next Land Management Committee meeting on Thursday 19th December 2018 at 7pm in the Green Room of the Memorial Hall.

Agenda Land Management Committee 13 December 2018

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Draft Minutes Land Management 19 September 2018

Please see below for the draft minutes of the Land Management Committee held on Wednesday 19th September.

Minutes LM Committee 19th September 2018

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Greater Norwich Local Plan Regulation 18 Consultation – have your say!

The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) is being produced by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council working together with Norfolk County Council through the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (GNDP).

The aim is to produce a plan which will help to meet local housing and economic growth needs, whilst also protecting and enhancing the environment. This involves a number of stages of consultation.

We are currently at stage B of the “Regulation 18” phase, the New, Revised and Small Sites consultation.  This consultation will run from 9am on Monday 29th October to 5pm on Friday 14th December 2018 and we are asking for your views on these sites. 

Brundall has had 2 new sites submitted and parishioners are invited to submit their comments for either or both of them.

GNLP2069 was submitted by the Parish Council to allocate the whole of the field next to the Memorial Hall as recreation area.

A link to the consultation can be found here.

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CDROB Agenda 30th November

Please see below for the agenda for the next CDROB meeting on Friday 30th November at 5:30 in the Lounge at the Memorial Hall.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.

  1. Housekeeping 
  1. Welcome & Membership of CDROB – Chair and Members 
  1. To consider apologies for absence 
  1. Declarations of interest 
  1. CDROB Terms of Reference (for new members) 
  1. To approve the Minutes of the last Meeting 21 September 2018 
  1. Matters Arising from the Minutes of Last Meeting 
  1. Brundall Memorial Hall – update 
  1. Youth Shelter – update 
  1. Land East of the Memorial Hall – update 
  1. 3G Football Pitch – update 
  1. Church – update e.g. Working to Combat Isolation in the Community

(Minibus) 

  1. Meadow View play area 
  1. Riverside access 
  1. Items for next Agenda – projects to develop

 Dates of Next Meetings – Friday January 25th 2019, 5.30-6.30 pm & Friday April 26th 2019, 5.30-6.30 pm (Venue TBC)

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Agenda 26th November 2018

Please see below for the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting on Monday 26th November 2018, to be held at the St Lawrence Centre at 7pm.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Agenda 26 November 2018

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Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Review

A review of mental health services is underway that will inform the development of a 10 year mental health strategy. There is an engagement programme so residents and service users can help ensure mental health services across the area are delivered in ways that meet future needs. Hundreds of people have already completed an online survey to share their thoughts, and this survey can be found here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NWMentalHealthReview/

There are also a number of public events:

  1. 2pm-4.30pm on Wednesday 7 November at the Orbis Centre in Lowestofthttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-norfolk-and-waveneys-10-year-mental-health-strategy-tickets-50693953981

  1. 10am-12.30pm on Wednesday 14 November at King’s Lynn Town Hallhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-norfolk-and-waveneys-10-year-mental-health-strategy-tickets-44347559745

  1. 6pm-8.30pm on Monday 19 November at The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-norfolk-and-waveneys-10-year-mental-health-strategy-tickets-50683819669
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Brundall World War 1 Commemorations 10th – 11th November 2018

Brundall is holding a Community Weekend of commemorations for the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1 on the weekend of 10th to 11th November.

On Saturday 10th November at 10:45 a Memorial Shard will be unveiled and dedicated at the Parish Cemetery.  The Library will be open between 1 and 4pm displaying a selection of children’s war-themed books.

On Sunday 11th November Remebrance Day Services will be held at Brundall, Braydeston and Postwick Churches starting at 10:50.  The Churches will remain open until 3pm.  All the Church bells will Ring Out for Peace at 7:05pm.

There will be an Exhibition in the Memorial Hall between 10am and 3pm on both days.  Refreshments will be available, provided by the W.I..

Posters advertising all the events are located around the village.  Admission is free and visitors to the Memorial Hall are welcome to wear period dress!

War memorial Weekend

Brundall Local History Group web page will also give more details: Brundall Local History Group

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Agenda 22nd October 2018

Please see below for the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting to be held on Monday 22nd October in the St Lawrence Centre at 7pm.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Agenda 22 October 2018

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