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 since 11th May 2021, in person meetings at the Village Hall have resumed. However...
Social Distancing regulations still apply.
This means that we ask you to do the following if you intend to attend the Parish Council meeting
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.
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 (click here)
Trevor Wenman (Parish Clerk)
Recent and Forthcoming Meetings
Tuesday 13th July 2021 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting
All residents are invited to attend. - but see opposite for COVID-19 requirements
Tuesday 8th June 2021 Parish Council Meeting. Draft Minutes are now available
For earlier meetings, click below
Audit of Accounts 2020/21
The Parish Council has approved its Accounts for 2020/21 for submission to the external auditor. Click here for further details