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.
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Bramerton village sign
To cheers from passing motorists, Bramerton village sign was this morning (Friday 13 October 2017) re-erected at 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.
Bus timetable changes
This Sunday sees some changes to the times of buses that pass serve Bramerton, Surlingham, Rockland and Claxton. For a copy of the latest timetable click here Bus No 85 17 09 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 30 October 2017, 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.