Brundall Parish Council

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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 have the option to meet twice 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 Budgens 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 Sharon Smyth the 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 new office are 10am to 12.pm every weekday except Wednesdays.

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

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Brundall Parish Allotments

The Brundall Parish Allotments opened in October 14. Please see the link to the Brundall Allotment Association website for details on how to acquire an allotment plot:

http://www.brundallallotmentassociation.org.uk/

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: Brundall Parish Council Chairman, Martin Davies, at m.davies@uea.ac.uk

Or to the Chairman of the Brundall Allotments Association, Gill Buckley on 01603 717064

Brundall Parish Allotments - first plots to be developed

Brundall Parish Allotments – first plots to be developed

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Advisory Committee agenda 17th October ** please note new time **

Brundall Parish Council Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th October 2018 4:30pm in the Memorial Hall Lounge

Agenda

Housekeeping

Apologies for Absence

  • To consider any amendments to the Standing Orders with regards to Data Protection Legislation
  • To consider the new Standing Orders with regards to employees of the Council
  • Items for the Next Agenda

Date of the next Advisory Committee Meeting March 2019

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Please see below for the Notice of Audit and right to inspect the Annual Return for Brundall Parish Council and the relevant sections of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return.

The Annual Governance and Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector in the area of Brundall Parish Council on application to the Clerk, Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am to 12pm.  Copies can be provided on payment of £3 for each copy.

Brundall Audit

Brundall AGAR 1&2

Brundall AGAR 3

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Agenda 24th September 2018

Please see below for the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting to be held on Monday 24th September 2018 at 7pm in the St Lawrence Centre.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Agenda 24 September 2018

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Minutes 20th August 2018

Please see below for the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 20th August 2018.

Minutes 20 August 2018

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CDROB Meeting

A meeting of CDROB will take place on Friday 21st September at 5.30pm in the Lounge at the Memorial Hall.

Agenda CDROB 21st September 2018

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Blofield and District Gardening Club: Wednesday 14th November

Blofield and District Gardening Club: Wednesday 14th November. “What Plants do in the Dark!” A talk by Chris Davies from the Norfolk and Suffolk Hardy Plant Society.   7.30 pm, Margaret Harker Hall, Blofield. All welcome, refreshments provided after the talk. Details www.blofieldgardeningclub.org.uk (Visitors are very welcome to attend any meeting for a fee of £2.00 per evening.)

This will be the last meeting before our winter break until March 2019

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Agenda 20th August 2018

Please see below for the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting on Monday 20th August 2018 at 7pm in the St Lawrence Centre, Brundall.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Agenda 20 August 2018

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Minutes 23rd July 2018

Please see below for the minutes for the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 23rd July 2018.

Minutes 23 July 2018

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Agenda 23rd July

Please see below for the agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held on Monday 23rd July at 7pm in the St Lawrence Center.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Agenda 23 July 2018

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Minutes 4th July

Please see below for the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 4th July.

Minutes 4 July 2018

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