Road Closure Blofield Road 4th June 2019 to 10th June 2019

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C429 The Street from a point at the roundabout with C441 Blofield Road for a distance of 40 metres north westwards in the PARISH OF BRUNDALL because of water mains fitting works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 4th June 2019 to 10th June 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 7 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: The Street, Blofield Road, Brundall Road, Stocks Lane, Yarmouth Road, A47 from start of dualling east of Blofield To J A1042 (including roundabouts W), Cucumber Lane C429 (Brundall/ Postwick with Witton/ Blofield).

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Dated this 31st day of May 2019

Helen Edwards.

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Councillor vacancies following the Broadland – Town and Parish Elections 2019

Please click below to see the  Brundall results of the nominations stage of the Town and Parish election process:

Statements_of_persons_nominated___Town_and_Parish_elections_on_2_May_2019

Brundall Parish Council now has two Councillor vacancies. If you wish to apply to fill one of the two vacancies, applications must be received by 5pm on 4th June 2019. 

Please contact the Parish Clerk to enquire about the process of co-option.

email: [email protected]

tel: 07809 144342.

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John Evans Good Citizen Award 2019

Brundall Parish Council held its good Citizen Award presentation at the Annual Parish Meeting  on 13th May 2019. This year’s recipients were Rev Peter Leech and his wife, Paula-Marie Leech.

 

Peter and Paula-Marie, along with their five children, arrived to take up the position Rector of Brundall in August 2013. He was previously Curate at St Mary’s in Stalham.

His background in education has served him well having taught for some years in Tower Hamlets. Peter and Paula-Marie soon established their place in Brundall taking not too long at all to establish the variety of clubs we now see in the village for both young, old and in the middle.

He managed to do in Stalham what he has also achieved in Brundall and that is to develop strong links with our local schools which have extended a wider range of activities in the schools but also enabling pupils to visit the church for services and outdoor activities. His background in education has served him well having taught for some years in Tower Hamlets.

Both Peter and Paula-Marie soon established their place in Brundall taking not too long at all to establish the variety of clubs we now see in the village for both young, old and in the middle.

Their thoughtful planning did not just entail the very enjoyable Rectory Open gardens and a range of services seen in most village churches such as Harvest, Easter and Christmas services, but a wider range of services consisting of Traditional, Contemporary and Simple services appealing to all age ranges.

Their implementation of a much-needed youth club arose due to the closure of the Youth Club at the Memorial Hall when County funding streams had all but dried up. A Place 2 Be Me was created and with that became an award-winning club under the Ambition First Steps initiative which has since become simply the My Place clubs.

Not to be outdone by the character Geraldine Granger, they started up the Paws in the Pews services allowing pets into the Church. In the five and a half years they have been in Brundall we have seen many other clubs appear and indeed flourish:

The Forget-Me-Not cafes for families experiencing Dementia, Toddler cafes to link into young families, holiday clubs including the Seaside Rock Holiday Clubs, Coffee Break at the Memorial Hall, Jigsaw on a Sunday, the Tea and Chat for the bereaved and the regularly held community cafes.

We need to be thankful to them for the setting up of the Food bank service, which both Peter and Paula-Marie have spearheaded, but the refurbishment of the splendid Church Rooms, and more recently the acquisition of the new WAV (wheelchair access vehicle). They continue to raise money for good causes such as Christian Aid and the Children’s Society.

But they didn’t stop there. They are instrumental in planning a church rooms expansion which will benefit the expanding church membership for which they probably won’t but should take the credit for. Now they have even found some time to supply the refreshments for the park run and Peter is an key and active member of the Recreation (CDROB) Committee.

It does take a special type of person (but in this case people) to attract an ever-increasing range of volunteers resulting in a vibrant and active Community. We do know how very hard it is to come by precious helpers, but to Peter and Paula-Marie, they have managed to do this with apparent ease and should be commended for it.

The village has to be very thankful to them both for their huge efforts in creating a really healthy community life which has added quality and value to a lot of people’s lives. We don’t know exactly how they find the time to do all of this and bring up 5 lovely children but they do.

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Your Parish Council

Parish Council Representatives

Kevin Wilkins – Chairman of the Council

12 Lake View Drive, NR13 5LT

Email: [email protected]

Joe Warns – Vice-Chairman of the Council

Tel: 01603 712365

Graham Abbott – Councillor

Mobile: 07774 001810

 

Gill Buckley – Councillor

4 Holmesdale Road, NR13 5LX

01603 717064

Julie Mickelburgh – Councillor

6 St Clements Way, NR13 5QW

 

Grant Nurden – Councillor

108 Lackford Close, NR13 5NL

01603 712170 Mobile 07766 389599

Frank Thorpe – Councillor

41 Highfield Avenue, NR13 5NT

Email: [email protected]

Joe Warns – Vice-Chairman of the Council

Tel: 01603 712365

Lawrence Britt – Councillor

96 The Street, NR13 5LP

Michael Snowling – Councillor 

1 Braydeston Avenue, NR13 5JX

John Warne – Councillor

12 Grovebury Close, NR13 5LP Tel: 01603 715926

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Cemetery Charges

Click on the link below…

Cemetery-Fees-2019

 

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Safer Neighbourhood Police Meeting

18 April 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00

Residents living in the Acle area are being encouraged to have their say and help shape local priorities.

A Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting will take place on Thursday 18 April 2019, 7pm Acle Police Station.

The meeting will give people the chance to raise any issues or concerns they may have about where they live and speak to panel members made up of representatives from the police, district council and other agencies.

 

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Meeting of the Parish Council (closed)

There will be a meeting of the Parish Council at the SLC on 11th March at 6.30pm. The meeting will be closed to the public due to commericial sensitivity. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the contractor tenders for the new Brundall Sports Hub.

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Town and Parish Elections 2019

Make a Difference in Your Community – Become a Parish or Town Councillor

The elections will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019

There will be 12 places on the Parish Council for the next 4 year term

Your local polling station for Brundall will be Brundall Memorial Hall and will be open for voting between 7am and 10pm.

There are 10,000 community, parish and town councils in England and Wales,controlled by Acts of Parliament and they are responsible for the most local of matters. Importantly, they can “precept” – raising a sum collected with the council tax each year to improve facilities and services for local people.  Parish, town and community councils in England and Wales have a number of basic responsibilities in making the lives of local communities more comfortable, many of which are often taken for granted. Essentially these powers fall within three main categories: – representing the whole electorate within the parish; delivering services to meet local needs; and striving to improve quality of life in the parish.   Individual powers include traffic calming measures, local youth projects, tourism activities, leisure facilities, car parks, village greens, public toilets, litter bins, street lighting, street cleaning, burial grounds, allotments, bus shelters, commons, opens spaces, footpaths, bridleways, and crime reduction measures.  Community, parish and town councils can also comment on planning applications – they are statutory consultees and can be represented at public inquiries.

The Role of a Councillor

What is a Councillor?

Councillors are elected to represent an individual geographical unit on the council, known as a ward or – mainly in smaller parishes – the entire parish or town council area. They are generally elected by the public every four years.

What do Councillors do?

Councillors have three main components to their work.

Decision makingThrough meetings and attending committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.

Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.

Getting involved locally – As local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. These responsibilities and duties often depend on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available, and may include going to meetings of local organisations such as tenants’ associations, and organisations affecting the wider community; taking up issues on behalf of members of the public, running surgeries for residents to bring up issues, and meeting with individual residents in their own homes.

How much time does it take up?

Quite often Councillors say that their duties occupy them for about three hours a week. Obviously there are some Councillors who spend more time than this – and some less, but in the main, being a community, parish and town Councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community, and helping to make it a better place to live and work.

Am I qualified?

Yes – most people are. However there are a few rules.  You must be:

  • A British qualifying citizen of the Commonwealth or national of an EU member state;
  • On the ‘relevant date’  (ie the day on which you are nominated, or if there is a poll on the day  of the election) be 18 years of age or over.  And at least one of the following:
  • Be a registered local government  elector for the Council area for which you want to stand on the ‘relevant  date’;
  • or have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the town/area during the whole  of the 12 months preceding nomination;
  • or had your principal or  only place of work during the last 12 months in the town/parish;
  • You can also satisfy the  criteria to be elected if you have lived in the council area or within  4.8km/(3 miles) of it for the whole of the 12 months preceding the last 12 months

You cannot stand for election if any of the below apply:

  • You are the subject of a  bankruptcy restriction order or interim order;
  • You have been convicted and received  a minimum 3 month custodial sentence or have been found guilty of corrupt or illegal practices;
  • You work for the Council  you want to become a Councillor for (but you can work for other local  authorities that represent the same area).

But I’m too young ….Some parish councils also run youth councils, comprising a number of young people representing their local schools and colleges. They are granted their own political forum by having a space and a time to meet and discuss matters that  affect them. These youth councils are in direct communication with their parish councils so they can also be involved in decision-making. If there is not a scheme, or a parish youth forum in your community, get together with friends and put a proposal to your local community, parish or town council.

Further information

Visiting your council is the best way to find out what happens there. See the Meeting page of this website to find out when Brundall’s next Parish Council meeting will take place. (Hover over the word Meeting to find Agendas and Minutes)

Your Parish Council:

Clerk: Sharon Smyth or Deputy Clerk Claudia Dickson

Contact: 01603 712223 or Mobile: 07809 144342 or email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Nomination forms for the elections can be emailed or collected from the Parish Council Office.

 

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Street Lighting Tender 2019 for Brundall parish-owned lighting

Brundall Parish Council invites quotes for the Street Lighting Maintenance contract for street lights that Brundall Parish Council owns for the period commencing 1 April 2019.

Applicants who would like to quote for this contract are invited to do so by applying to the Parish Clerk by email: [email protected]

Details of the application process will be sent upon initial application. Copies of public/employers liability insurance, qualifications and certification will be required upon application.

The deadline for all applications is 5pm Tuesday 12th March 2019

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Scams alert from Norfolk Police – 25-1-2019

The following is a Police Connect message.

Scam Alert – Telephone cold calls claiming to be from Citizens Advice

We are warning about telephone cold calls claiming to be from Citizens Advice.

This follows a report from a Norfolk resident who received a cold call claiming to be from the ‘Citizens Advice Debt Service’ during which the cold caller attempted to engage with the call recipient about ‘debts’
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Citizens Advice advise that they do not cold call or authorise others to cold call on their behalf.

If you receive one of these calls do not give or confirm any personal information. Hang up and report the call to us via our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Scam Alert – Text messages claiming to be from ‘DVLA’ stating you have a ‘vehicle tax refund’

We are warning about text messages circulating claiming to be from ‘DVLA’ stating ‘you have a vehicle tax refund’ from ‘an overpayment’, the text goes on to offers a link to ‘process your refund’.

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