Bramerton is a delightful small village of approximately 350 residents. It sits on the southern bank of the River Yare just off the main Norwich to Lowestoft road. With several attractive features, this village of picturesque views is a tranquil place to relax and unwind, mere minutes from the hurly-burly of city life. Villagers and visitors are welcome to take advantage of the many open spaces owned by the parish – Bramerton Common is an attractive mooring place for those visiting by boat and includes an important site of special geological interest, up the road on Mill Hill the community orchard provides visitors wth a marvellous vista across the Yare valley, and the nearby recreation ground beside the village hall on Easthill Lane includes a bowling green and children’s play area. There are seats in each of these locations so you can sit and enjoy your visit.
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Local Plan for the Broads: Have Your say
Public drop-in sessions
A reminder that there are two more public drop-in sessions when you can come and talk to members of Broads Authority staff about the Local Plan for the Broads consultation:
Wed 6th December, Geldeston Village Hall, 6pm-8pm
Sat 9th December, Potter Heigham Village Hall, 10am – 12pm
Reminder: How to respond to the consultation
Please make your response to the consultation documents on our comments form, using the guidance to help you determine which Tests of Soundness your comments refer to. Information available on the website www.broads-authority.gov.uk/broadsconsultations.
Email completed comments forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for responses is 4pm on 5 January 2018.
All comments received will be made public and cannot be treated as confidential.
We look forward to hearing your views.
Planning Policy Officer
Consultation about the subsidy for our local bus service
Norfolk County Council wants to hear from you about how you use bus service 85. This is one of 20 subsidised bus routes in the county and, with finances being tight, they are considering whether to cut the subsidies they pay to bus operators. A cut in subsidy could well lead to the service closing. All parishioners are welcome to complete the consultation document but it is especailly important to do so if you or someone in your family relies on this service for any of the following reasons:
- to get to the doctor or hospital,
- to get essential shopping,
- for getting to and from work,
- or of you have no other means of getting out and about.
If you know of someone who meets any of these criteria but is unable to complete the survey on-line please ask them if you can help them to do so.
Broads Authority Local Plan Public Consultation
The Broads Authority would like to know your views on the future of the Broads.
Further information on the public consultations can be found online and at forthcoming meetings:
- 6 December Geldeston Village Hall 6pm to 8pm
- 9 December Potter Heigham Village Hall 10am to 12pm
Bramerton village sign
To cheers from passing motorists, Bramerton village sign was re-erected on Friday 13 October 2017at the junction of The Street, with Kirby Road and Surlingham Road. Contractors, David Ireland Groundworks from Mulbarton, started work on the foundations last week, and the new brickwork pedestal was completed just three days ago. All that remained was for the post to be transported back to the site and inserted into the base. For more on the village sign click here Village sign full story.
Parish Council annual return
At the end of each financial year the Parish Council is required to submit its finances for audit. The documents for the financial year April 2016 – March 2017 can be found by clicking above on Organisations/Transparency code or by clicking the link here PC finances 2017.
Bramerton Society quiz night
The ever-popular autumn quiz will be held in the village hall on Friday 24 November at 7:30pm.
As in previous years, there will be a two-course supper and a raffle to help boost the Society’s dwindling resources.
Watch out for more information about ticket sales – we are only allowed just over 40 seats for this event and tickets always sell out very quickly.
If you are interested in the work of the Broads Authority the Chief Executive, John Packman, now publishes a newsletter called Broads briefing. Until recently circulation has been limited, but private boat owners and local residents now have the option to sign up to receive these regular updates.
For more information and to sign up to future mailings click here https://goo.gl/7911dx.
The next visit by the Norfolk mobile library will be on Monday 22 January 2018, so make a note in your diary.
The mobile library is open to people of all ages and costs nothing to join. If you are a wheelchair user or have other mobility problems don’t worry – all mobile library vans are equipped with a lift so you can still get aboard to choose your own reading material.
You can find details of dates and times of visits to Bramerton below and on the website calendar and click mobile library stops to find out where the van stops in the village.
Your mobile library offers:
- Fiction books for adults and children (book request for adults 60p, free for children)
- Non-fiction books for adults and children (subject requests are free)
- Large print books (book request 60p)
- DVDs for adults and children (for a small charge applies)
- Audio books on CD and tape (for a small charge)
If you missed the meeting about better broadband which was held at the village hall earlier this year you can still find more details by clicking the link here B4R Norfolk.
This community-led venture is similar to B4RN Lancashire which has been running successfully for the last five years. You can find out more about the Lancashire scheme by clicking B4RN.
PC 1200 Stu Sansbury is now the Poringland Beat Manager. You can contact him at Poringland police station or by phone on 01603 276207. The latest report from the Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team provides a summary of crimes in this area – a copy can be found by clicking Crime updates.
South Yare Wildlife Group
SYWG have a new website, see http://southyarewildlifegroup.org for details of future events.
We are always looking for volunteers who might have useful skills and who would be prepared to give a couple of hours or so to do occasional jobs around the village, eg repairing a fence, trimming a hedge or painting the bus shelter. Please use this email link to get in touch Bramerton working party. We promise not to bombard you with daily email requests!
Royal birthday picnic
Never mind the weather, almost 150 villagers and friends turned out to enjoy a picnic and cream tea on the village recreation ground to celebrate the Queen’s official 90th birthday on 12 June. With great foresight, the Bramerton Society organising committee made sure there were enough gazebos for everyone to stay dry while all enjoyed convivial conversation and live music from Fuelled by Rose and From the edge.
Very many thanks to those who helped organise the afternoon: made scones, supplied bunting, prepared the treasure hunt and erected the gazebos; and thanks too to all who attended – it was a splendid turnout. If you have pictures of the event please email them to the editors using the ‘Contact’ button above. Many thanks to South Norfolk District Council who generously supported this event.
Churchyard wildlife and wildflowers
Areas of the churchyard are being managed with the help of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust to encourage wild flowers and to attract wildlife and as part of this, a wildflower survey will be undertaken over the next two years. See www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk for more details.