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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Litter pick and tidy
Over the weekend there will be a riverbank litter tidy from Hill House Road to Surlingham Ferry. All welcome!
Allotments and trees
Over the next few days contractors will be working on behalf of the Parish Council on land around the village. The work involves tree surgery on the Common by the river, on the community orchard in Mill Hill and on the recreation ground near the village hall. Contractors will also be working on the allotments in Hill House Road where they are clearing derelict land and replacing the access gate to the allotments. These works are due to start on 2 February.
South Norfolk Budget Consultation
South Norfolk Council is carrying out its annual consultation on setting its budget for 2018/19 and would welcome responses from residents and local businesses. The link to the online survey is here: https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/budget-consultation and should take under 5 minutes to complete and a pdf version is attached below. The closing date is midnight on 2 February.
Greater Norwich Local Plan
Proposals for a revised Greater Norwich Plan can be seen at a series of roadshows, these are being held at the following venues which can be seen in the link below. The closest to Bramerton are Poringland and Loddon. These proposals affect Bramerton and you can have your say before the consultation period ends on March 15 2018.
The next parish council will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12 March in the village hall. The agenda and other papers for this meeting may be found by clicking on each of the links below:
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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.
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 19 February 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!
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. Uncut churchyard areas (1)