Welcome to New Buckenham Parish Council
The Parish Council is now meeting in person again!
The emergency arrangements which enabled Councils to meet online during the COVID pandemic end on 7th May, so from our next Scheduled meeting on 11th May, in person meetings at the Village Hall will resume. However...
Social Distancing regulations still apply.
This means that we ask you to do the following if you intend to attend either or both the Parish Council meeting and the Annual Parish Meeting on 11th May:
1. Let us know you intend to come by emailing the Chairman of the Council Karen Hobley
2. Bring a face covering to wear whilst in the building, unless you are exempt.
3. Observe the social distancing requirements. This will mean that you will not be able to sit close to anyone outside your household or support bubble.
Sadly refreshments will not be served after the Annual Parish Meeting, as is our normal custom. The agendas for both meetings are available by clicking the appropriate box on the right of this screen.
New Buckenham Parish Council is the first tier of local government in the village.
Most local public services are provided by Breckland District or Norfolk County Council, but the Parish Council is the closest to the people it represents. Confusingly its local council is called a "Parish Council" even though it is separate from the parish church of St Martins, (which has a parochial church council to look after its internal affairs). The Parish Council is responsible for the children's play area, allotments and cemetery. It is also maintains the closed churchyard of St Martin's Church.
This website is mainly about the work of the Parish Council, providing residents and others a window into its workings and providing a place for interested parties to scrutinise the various documents and records we keep. There is much other excellent information available about New Buckenham on the Village and Village Hall websites, to which you will find links both here and at appropriate places on this website.
A particular issue at present for the Village is the Neighbourhood Plan, which is being developed by a working group of volunteers, including Parish Councillors. For further information please go to the dedicated Neighbourhood Plan website or facebook page, which can also be accessed via the main menu at the top of this page.
If you have any comments on how to improve the website or have any issues with obtaining information then please contact the Clerk (details here)
Trevor Wenman (Parish Clerk)
Recent and Forthcoming Meetings
Tuesday 11th May 2021 7.00pm Annual Parish Council Meeting
All residents are invited to attend. this is the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council at which the Chair is elected. All are welcome - but see opposite for COVID-19 requirements
Tuesday 11th May 2021 8.00 pm Annual Parish Meeting
This is the Annual Meeting of residents of the Parish of New Buckenham. All are welcome - but see opposite for COVID-19 requirements