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
  • Cremer’s Meadow
  • 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 2019 to March 2020

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 1pm to 3.00pm every weekday except Mondays.

Emergency Mobile number is 07809 144342  eg; to report dangerous amenity situations. Alternative number 07769 972902

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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Brundall Yare Station car park closure

We have been advised that the Rail Station car park at the Yare end will be closed due to the signalling update works from 18th January to 8th March. However, the Yare pub car park is available as agreed by the Yare landlords.

 

 

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Agenda Parish Council Meeting 20th January 2020

Here is the Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting of the Parish Council dated 20th January 2020. All members of the Public and Press are welcome to attend and speak in the Public Participation item. Meeting for public attendance starts at 7pm and takes place at the St Lawrence Centre.

Agenda 20 January 2020

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Agenda Land Management Committee Meeting 13 January 2020

Below is the Agenda for the Land Management Committee Meeting to be held at the St Laurence Centre, off Church Lane at 7.00 pm. The Meeting is open to the public who may wish to speak in the public participation part of the meeting (15 allowed).

Agenda Land Management Committee 13 January 2020

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Vacancy for 1 Councillor

Please see the attached notice:

Notice of Casual Vacancy_Brundall_2020_001

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Brundall Local History Group talks January 2019 to February 2020

Thursday January 16, 7.30pm, Brundall Memorial Hall, Links Avenue.
 
The history of Norfolk on a stick – more than 500 Norfolk villages now display their ‘history on a stick’. In this illustrated talk, Dr. Andrew Tullett invites you to travel through time, from the prehistoric to the present-day, using images from the signs for inspiration. Visitors £2.50, members free.  www.brundallvillagehistory.org.uk  
Thursday February 20, 7.30pm, Brundall Memorial Hall, Links Avenue.
Bergh Apton farmer Kevin Parfitt’s insight into life in his village and on his own farm, in the family for 108 years.   Visitors £2.50, members free.  www.brundallvillagehistory.org.uk  
Thursday March 19, 7.30pm, Brundall Memorial Hall, Links Avenue. Afternoon tea with Elizabeth Fry – a costumed talk by Georgette Vale. Mrs Fry reflects on her life as a Quaker and her work as a prison reformer, philanthropist and anti-slavery campaigner. Visitors £2.50, members free. www.brundallvillagehistory.org.uk  
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Blessing of Brundall’s New War Memorial (second shard service)

The blessing of the new shard containing the names of those that lost their lives from Brundall and Braydeston was held at 10.50am on 11th November. The service was officiated by Reverend Peter Leech and attended by Councillors from Brundall Parish Council, the Royal British Legion and Poppy Appeal, Brundall Local History Group, Brundall Memorial Hall and many ex servicemen and women along with residents of Brundall.

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Brundall War Memorial Blessing of Shard#2

 

 

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Draft Land Management minutes 17th October

Please see below for the draft minutes of the Land Management minutes for the meeting held on Thursday 17th October 2019.

Minutes LM Committee 17th October 2019

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Agenda CDROB Committee 18th November 2019

Please see below for the agenda for the next meeting of the CDROB (Recreation) Committee to be held on Monday 18th November at 5.30pm in the Lounge at the Memorial Hall.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Agenda CDROB 18th November 2019

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018-19

Please find here the Notice of Conclusion of Audit for the year ending 31st March 2019.

Please see below for Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the AGAR form:

Section 1 – Governance Statement

Section 2 – Accounting Statement

Section 3 – External Audit Report

 

 

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Brundall’s New Sports Hub

The Parish Council has been working on a planning application to build a 3G football and sports pitch a new community building and associated car park. The facility will have the necessary fencing and floodlighting and will be located in the field opposite McDonalds and adjacent to the spare cemetery field. To read more about the history of how the Parsih Council has been able to consider building this site, please see our back Minutes on the Meetings page of this site. (Items under headings Sports Hub/CDROB  and/or Chairman’s Reports). It is hoped that the facility will be up and running by late next Summer.

Please see the below link to the Broadland Planning Portal where you will be able to view the plans under application number 20191377 and also to comment:

https://secure.broadland.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Generic/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Planning%20Applications%20On-Line&TYPE=PL/PlanningPK.xml&PARAM0=747383&XSLT=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/broadland/xslt/PL/PLDetails.xslt&FT=Planning%20Application%20Details&PUBLIC=Y&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/broadland/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNING

The Clerk and Deputy Clerks are available to assist with any questions:

Email: [email protected]

or [email protected]

Tel 01603 712223 or Mobile 07809 144342.

 

 

 

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