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 the Parish Clerk, on 01603 712223 or Mobile: 07809 144342 or email us at [email protected]

Contact hours for the public at the Memorial Hall office are 10.30am to 12.30pm 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 [email protected]

Brundall Parish Allotments - first plots to be developed

Brundall Parish Allotments – first plots to be developed

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Parish Council Meeting 19th August 2019

Please click on the link to view the Agenda for the next Parish Council Meeting on 19th August 2019 at 7pm at the St Laurence Centre.

Agenda 19 August 2019

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Network Rail – plans re-signalling upgrades February 2020

A Communication received from Network Rail received 14th August 2019

Update from Network Rail: Norwich Yarmouth Lowestoft (NYL) re-signalling project

 I am writing to let you know that we are planning to complete the modernisation of the Wherry lines signalling systems in February 2020. Passengers in Norfolk will benefit from a significant upgrade in reliability and safety when a digitally-enabled signalling system goes live after the Wherry lines close for planned engineering works during February 2020. The signalling system will be controlled from the Colchester Rail Operating Centre.

We are planning to complete these upgrades during a phased 23-day programme of works in February 2020 which will require train services to be suspended. The signals will be switched on and six level crossings at Brundall, Cantley, Lingwood Chapel Road, Lingwood Station Road, Oulton Broad North and Strumpshaw will be upgraded to full barriers with remotely controlled CCTV which will improve safety for level crossing users.

To take full advantage of the line closures, we have rescheduled repairs and renewals work to coincide with the re-signalling project, including a full bridge replacement at Postwick and track renewals at Lowestoft, Acle and Hassingham. The bridge at Postwick has come to the end of its life, and a new bridge structure will be installed that is designed to last 120 years.

Additional maintenance works will be carried out to Reedham and Somerleyton swing bridges to improve reliability of services by upgrading the current detection systems which have been in use since the mid-1940s.

During this crucial work to transform the Wherry lines, train services will not operate, instead a rail replacement bus service will operate on the following routes:

  • Saturday 1 February to Sunday 2 February – between Norwich and Great Yarmouth
  • Monday 3 February to Sunday 16 February – between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, Norwich and Lowestoft and between Beccles and Lowestoft
  • Monday 17 February to Sunday 23 February – between Norwich and Lowestoft

We are advising anyone wishing to travel across these routes in February 2020 to plan ahead and check their service with Greater Anglia before travelling. A bus replacement service will be in place to allow passengers to continue their journey.

The work will see train services resume on the branch line between Reedham and Yarmouth (serving Berney Arms station), which has been closed since October 2018. The introduction of this vital signalling system onto the Wherry lines follows the success at Old Oak Common depot in 2018, which is now performing well as part of the signalling system for the Crossrail depot and Shepperton in Feltham, in 2019 – both being used for passenger services.

I hope this information is helpful. If you require anymore information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

For more information about the project please visit our project webpage:  www.networkrail.co.uk/nyl

Our press release can be found here: https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/23-days-of-engineering-work-to-complete-modernisation-of-wherry-lines

Kind Regards

Stephen Deaville

      Snr Communications Manager (Anglia)

       [email protected]

        1 Stratford Place I Montfichet Road I London I E20 1EJ

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Brundall Local History Group event – The History of the Theatre Royal

Brundall Local History Group, Thursday 17th October

THE HISTORY OF NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL

An illustrated talk by Jason Raper – A story of famous names, upheavals and artistic differences from its Georgian beginnings through the Regency and Victorian periods, the devastating fire of 1934 and WW2 air raids. Brundall Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Admission £2.50, members free.

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CDROB (Recreation Committee) Agenda 6th August 2019

Please click on the link below to view the Agenda for the upcoming CDROB Agenda for the 6th August 2019. The Meeting is open to the public.

Agenda CDROB 6th August 2019

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Parish Council Information

Scroll Down to view the Parish Council information and statutory documents:

Description of information available If a link is shown below please click on it to view the available information on this website (please use your browser’s back button to return to this page)
Model Publication Scheme (details of information available from Brundall Parish Council, as required by section 20 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000) Freedom of information info available mod pub scheme
Schedule of charges for information provided by Brundall Parish Council Freedom of information charges
Cemetery Fees and Regulations: Cemetery-Fees-2019
Contact details for Parish Clerk see panel to right
Pension Policy 2018  Brundall PC Pension Policy
Income and expenditure
Budget vs Actual Expenditure to date
Annual return form and external auditor’s report

 Section1 Annual Return

Section 2 Annual Return

Annual Return_Box 7 and 8 reconciliation

Bank reconciliation
Internal Audit Report

Annual Return Section 3

Conclusion of Audit Notice

Budget and Precept for 2019-20

Budget Precept 2019-20 Final

 

Annual Parish Report Annual Parish Report May 2019
Quality Status No information held at present
Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines No information held at present
Notice of appointment dates and exercise of pubic rights for for External Audit/Annual Return

 

 

Timetable of meetings Council-Calendar-of-Meetings-Aug 2018 to Dec 2019(v2)
Agendas of meetings Brundall meeting agendas
Minutes of meetings Brundall meeting minutes
Reports presented to council meetings Please apply to Parish Clerk for hard copy of specific reports
Responses to consultation papers Please apply to Parish Clerk for hard copy of specific consultation papers
Responses to planning applications Please apply to Parish Clerk for hard copy of responses to specific planning applications
Bye-Laws No information held at present
Class 5 – Our policies and procedures
Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:
Procedural Standing Orders Model standing orders Approved 21 May 2019
Financial Regulations Financial regulations Approved 21 May 2019
Code of Conduct
At a Parish Council Meeting held on 23 October 2008 the following resolution was made:
It was resolved by a unanimous decision that the Parish Council will adopt, without modification, the Model Publication Scheme as developed and approved by the Information Commissioner in line with Section 20 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  The Parish Clerk was requested to take any necessary actions for the Parish Council to comply with the Model Publication Scheme, as soon as possible”
In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, please find listed below details of, and links to, information available on this website

Code of Conduct – Adopted 14 June 2012

Policies List

 Complaints Policy

Communications Policy

Co-options Policy 2019

Policies and procedures for the provision of services and about the employment of staff:
Internal policies relating to the delivery of services No information held at present
Equality and diversity policy Equalities Policy Statement
Health and safety policy No information held at present
Recruitment policies
General policies:
Policies and procedures for handling requests for information  Freedom of Information Policy
Complaints procedures Complaints Policy
Information security policy  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

No information held at present
   

 

 

Records management policies  

 
 
 
 
 

 

Data protection policies  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

No information held at present
   

 

 

Schedule of charges for the publication of information Schedule of charges for information provided by Brundall Parish Council
Members Lists and Registers  http://www.broadland.gov.uk
Assets Register Please apply to Parish Clerk for a hard copy of the assets register
Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided in response to requests; recommended as good practice, but may not be held by parish councils) No information held at present
Register of members’ interests Please apply to Parish Clerk for a hard copy of members’ interests
Register of gifts and hospitality No information held at present
Class 7 – The services we offer
Burial ground and playing field,  Cucumber Lane Brundall Cemetery
Playgrounds (Near Memorial Hall, Links Avenue and Meadow View, Westfield Road) Please contact the Parish Clerk for any further information relating to playgrounds
Skate park (Near Memorial Hall, Links Avenue) Please contact the Parish Clerk for any further information relating to the Skate Park
Seating Please contact the Parish Clerk for information relating to seating
Street Lighting
Bus shelters (Outside Budgens, Homesdale Road, Cucumber Lane and Strumphaw Road) Please contact the Parish Clerk for any further information relating to bus shelters
Litter bins Please contact the Parish Clerk for any further information relating to litter bins
Local Nature Reserve at Church Fen
Additional information
Documents archived with Norfolk County Council Records Office Please note that, in addition to the above information shown, a large amount of historical information regarding Brundall Parish Council is available for public viewing at Norfolk County Council Records Office, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH.  Please click on the following link for further details:http://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/nroindex.htm
If you wish to view any documents in person, please contact the Parish Clerk on 07809 144342 or email to [email protected]
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Agenda Land Management Committee meeting 15th August 2019

Please see below for the agenda for the next Land Management Committee meeting to be held on Thursday 15th August at 7pm in the St Lawrence Centre.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Agenda Land Management Committee 15 August 2019

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Land Management Draft Minutes 13th June 2019

Please see below for the draft minutes of the Land Management Committee meeting held on the 13th June 2019.

Minutes LM Committee 13th June 2019

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Parish Council Minutes 24th June 2019

Please click on the link to view the draft Minutes of the Meeting held on 24th June 2019.

Draft Minutes 24 June 2019

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Parish Council Meeting 22nd July 2019

Please click on the link to view the Agenda for the next Parish Council Meeting on 22nd July 2019 at 7pm at the St Laurence Centre.

Agenda 22 July 2019

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Notice of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights

Notice of Appointment of Date for the Exercise of Public Rights

Each year the Council’s Annual Return is audited by an auditor appointed by Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited.  Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounts to be audited and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them.  For the year ended 31 March 2019 these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to:

Mrs Claudia Dickson, Deputy Clerk and RFO, Brundall Memorial Hall, Links Avenue, Brundall, Norfolk NR13 5LL, 01603 712223, 07769 972902, [email protected]

Commencing on Monday 1st July 2019 and ending on Friday 9th August 2019.

These accounts are as yet unaudited.

Notice of Public Rights 2018-19

Annual Governance Statement 2018-19

Accounting Statements 2018-19

Annual Internal Report 2018-19

Bank Reconciliation as at 31.3.19

Explanation of variance 2018-19

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