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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Casual Vacancy for 1 Councillor

The Casual Vacancy Notice expiring on 27th January did not result in a request for an election. The council intends to co-opt at the March 2020 Meeting. If anyone is interested in applying. Please let the Clerk know by 9th March.

 

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Cremer’s Meadow Working Party Day

Come along and join the Friends of Cremer’s Meadow on one of their regular maintenance programme days.  Saturday 29th February 2020 10:00 till 12:00, refreshments provided.

Poster for Saturday working party
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Agendas of Parish Council Meetings for 2020

Here are the Agendas for the Parish Council Meetings of the Parish Council for 2020. Please ask the Clerks for copies of 2019 Agendas and prior dates. 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 24 February 2020

Agenda 20 January 2020

Council-Calendar-of-Meetings-April 2020 to March 2021

Guidance_for_Members_of_the_Public_Attending_Meetings_of_Brundall_Parish_Council

 

 

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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

Freedom_of_Information_Policy_Approved 25_11_2019

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

Precept Budget 2020-21

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-April 2019 to March 2020

Council-Calendar-of-Meetings-April 2020 to March 2021

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 November 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_13_11_2019
Health and safety policy No information held at present
Recruitment policies Employment Policy
General policies:
Policies and procedures for handling requests for information Freedom_of_Information__Policy_Approved 25_11_2019
Complaints procedures Complaints Policy
Information security policy
 
 No information held at present
   
Records management policies  

 
   
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
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
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, 2 at Cucumber Lane and Strumphaw Road , The Rectory and The Dales To report issues with any of these shelters contact the Clerks
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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Brundall Countryside Park – car park works

The car park at the Brundall Countryside Park, off Postwick Lane,will be closed to all vehicles on Monday 27th January for two days to allow for extra tarmac surfacing to be laid.It will re-open on Wednesday 29th January. In order to avoid any traffic issues on Postwick Lane, West End Avenue and Laurel Drive, if any regular users come by car, please consider walking to site on these days. The works will take place within the car park and passing traffic through Postwick Lane should not be affected.

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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 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

Guidance_for_Members_of_the_Public_Attending_Meetings_of_Brundall_Parish_Council

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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.

Brundall_Memorial_Shard#2

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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