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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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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Agenda Land Management Meeting 17th October 2019

Here is the Agenda for the Land Management Meeting of the Parish Council dated 17th October 19. All members of the Public and Press are welcome to attend and speak in the Public Participation item. Meeting starts at 7pm and takes place at the Lounge at Brundall Memorial Hall.

Agenda Land Management Committee 17 October 2019

Guidance_for_Members_of_the_Public_Attending_Meetings_of_Brundall_Parish_Council

 

 

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A47 Works 16 September 2019 ( 3 weeks of Night Closures)

Please see the document below with details of the closures on the A47 from 16th September for three weeks (night closures):

 

601843 & 600319 - A47 Ipswich - Trowse
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Minutes 2019 and prior

Draft Minutes 23 September 2019

Minutes 19 August 2019

Minutes of CDROB Meeting on 6th August 2019

Draft Minutes LM Committee 15th August 2019

Minutes 22 July 2019

Minutes 24 June 2019

Minutes LM Committee 13th June 2019

Minutes AGM 21 May 2019

Minutes of CDROB Meeting on 14th May 2019

Minutes 29 April 2019

Minutes of CDROB Meeting on 26th April 2019

Minutes Advisory Committee 25th April 2019

Minutes of CDROB Meeting on 25th March 2019

Minutes 25 March 2019

Minutes 25 February 2019

Minutes 28 January 2019

Minutes of CDROB meeting on 25th January 2019

Minutes 17 December 2018

Minutes LM Committee 13th December 2018

Minutes of CDROB meeting on 30th November 2018

Minutes 26 November 2018

Minutes LM Committee 19th September 2018

Minutes 22 October 2018

Minutes 24 September 2018

CDROB Minutes 21st September 2018

Minutes 20 August 2018

Minutes 23 July 2018

Minutes 4 July 2018

Minutes 25 June 2018

Minutes Advisory Committee 22nd June 2018

Minutes LM Committee 14th June 2018

Minutes AGM 23 May 2018

Minutes LM Committee 15th March 2018

Minutes 23 April 2018

Minutes 26 March 2018

Minutes 26 February 2018

Minutes of CDROB meeting on 25th September 2017

Minutes 22 January 2018-draft

Minutes 18 December 2017

Minutes 27 November 2017

Minutes 23 October 2017

Minutes 25 September 2017

Minutes LM Committee Sep 2017

Minutes 21 August 2017

Minutes 24 July 2017

Minutes 26 June 2017

Response to Broom Boats letter to planning dated 25-5-17

Response to Broom Boats agent DLA Piper’s letter to planning re Hopkins Homes 18-5-17

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Minutes Annual Parish Meeting 22nd May 2017

Minutes 24 April 2017

Minutes 27 March 2017

Minutes 27 February 2017

Minutes 23 January 2017

Minutes 19th December 2016

Minutes 28 November 2016

Minutes 24 October 2016

minutes-26th-september-2016

Minutes 22 August 2016

Minutes 1st August 2016

Minutes 27th June 2016

Minutes Annual Parish Meeting 23rd May 2016

Minutes 21 April 2016

Minutes 21 March 2016

Minutes 22 February 2016

Minutes 22 January 2016

Minutes 21 December 2015

Minutes 23 November 2015

Minutes 26 October 2015

Draft_Minutes-Advisory_Committee 17th March 2015

Minutes 28 September 2015

Draft_Minutes-Church Fen 20 Oct 14

Minutes 24 August 2015

Minutes 27th July 2015(1)

Minutes 22nd June 2015

Minutes Annual Meeting of the Parish Council 14th May 2015

Minutes 24 April 2015

Minutes 23rd March 2015

Minutes 23rd February 2015

Minutes 26 January 2015

Minutes 22 December 2014

Minutes 24 November 2014

Minutes 27 October 2014

Minutes 22nd September 2014

Minutes 18th August 2014

Minutes 28th July 2014

Minutes 7th July 2014

Minutes 23rd June 2014

Minutes Annual Meeting of the Parish Council 8th May 2014

Minutes 28 April 2014

Minutes 24 March 2014

Minutes 24 February 2014

Minutes 27 Jan 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Public Right of Way Campaign – Riverside Areas

Brundall is conducting an effort to add two new public rights of way to the Riverside Area.

See document below to see the campaign details so far.

PROW_Public Right of Way Campaign August 2019_web version

 

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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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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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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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