Countryside Park

Land South of Postwick Lane comprising new allotments and woodland area.

New Nordic Walking Event planned for Brundall Countryside Park

Click on Link below to find out more:

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Brundall Countryside Park

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Friends of the Countryside Park 

 

See below link for the location of the new Countryside Park open space for Brundall:

Location plan of the Countryside Park

There is a Friends groups doing great work to develop and maintain the site. contact Greg Chandler for more information and if you would like to join them. tel 01603 712740.

Brundall parkrun is up and running!!!

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Picture supplied by courtesy of Mike Page. (copyright)

Brundall parkrun meets every Saturday morning at the Countryside Park. See below link to view its location. Parking is on site and there is no vehicular access for car owners into the allotments between 8.30 am and 10am during the weekly event.

Location plan of the Countryside Park

 

Brundall Parish Allotments

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Latest pictures from our Annual Parish Meeting show the full development of the allotments on the Countryside Park.

The Brundall Parish Allotments opened in October 14 and there is now only one half plot available. 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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Brundall Parish Council wins a Biodiversity Award

Please click on the link below to see an article about our new award:

Norfolk Biodiversity Awards 2015

Brundall Parish Council is pleased and proud to announce it has been awarded a top honour for its recent acquisition and development of two parcels of land – Cremer’s Meadow and the Countryside Park. It was awarded the honours due to its community efforts to conserve biodiversity and its enthusiasm plus systematic approach taken to develop the green infrastructure within the village. Cremer’s Meadow has its own Friends group to enhance and develop the site for everyone to enjoy in years to come. The Countryside Park which also has a Friends group, boasts an allotment site, a new Woodland bearing native species and areas to walk through including Low Farm Wood, situated to the North of Postwick Lane. The Council has been successful in setting up a new parkrun facility for all which complements nature with health.

Biodiversity Awards 2015

Group photo of the Norfolk Biodiversity Award winners 2015 including Brundall Parish Council representatives Martin Davies, Greg Chandler and John Philp along with our nominator Heidi Thompson

The Awards Ceremony where Martin Davies received the Honour for the Parish And Town Council category

The Awards Ceremony where Martin Davies received the Honour for the Parish And Town Council category

Countryside Park – New Policy

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Picture courtesy of Mike Page

Below is the document which the Council has issued as a guide as to use of the new Countryside Park:

 

Management of the CP – version submitted to PC

Friends of Cremers Meadow/Countryside Park

Friends of Cremer’s Meadow and Friends of Countryside Park

We have had a very good response to our invitation for people to come forward and join our two newest Friends groups. We now have around 10 new Friends for the Cremer’s Meadow groups and 16 Friends for the Countryside Park. However, if you would like to join as well or just keep abreast of developments and contribute your own ideas, please email the Clerk and we can ensure you are sent the latest news from the Friends’ group meetings.

Brundall Countryside Park

The Council has voted recently to name the land South of Postwick Lane as Brundall Countryside park. The intention is to obtain Planning Permission for up to 5 acres of this field located South of Postwick Lane for allotments. The remaining 7.6 acres will be designated as  an amenity space for members of the public to visit. it is hoped to plant trees and created rides (open areas for walking) along with a footpath all around the field for people to walk and enjoy the area. We will keep the village informed as each stage of the project is developing.