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Latest news and information from the Parish Council





Free Compost Workshops
Would you like to start composting but don’t know how?
Norfolk County Council are offering free workshops for beginners to show how easy it is to start composting at home.
The 2-hour workshops will be held around Norfolk between June and September 2023.

To book one of the workshops visit:

Everyone who attends a workshop will be given a voucher which will allow them to buy a 220 litre black compost bin for only £9 delivered to a Norfolk address.
If you have any questions about the workshops:
phone 0344 800 8020.


The Cemetery

New Buckenham Cemetery currently has a very limited number of plots available, a situation which is being faced by a number of other councils.

As a Parish Council, we wish to ensure that current and past residents of New Buckenham are able to choose New Buckenham as their final resting place. For this reason, your Parish Council is preparing to apply to the Norwich Diocese to reuse plots in the graveyard which were used more than 85 years ago and which currently have no evidence of “tending” taking place and no evidence of headstones or grave markings. These plots are immediately on the right as you enter the Cemetery from Moat Lane.

The Clerk has the names and burial dates of all graves that are to be proposed for reuse.

Should you wish to express your views or require any further information, please contact your Parish Clerk by email at / 01953887830

Uncontested Election

The following councillors have been appointed to New Buckenham Parish Council:

Andrew Bingham

Don Crossman

Karen Hobley

Mary Dowson

Mary Manning

Steve Highton.

There remains one vacant post.




March 2023

Notice of Election

Nomination Pack

Support Pack

February 2023

Parish Council Elections will take place in May.

If you would like to find out more about how to become a Parish Councillor,  please feel free to contact one of the councillors or attend a Parish Council meeting to find out more about what the role involves.

Karen Hobley - Chair 01953 860529 /


November 2022

Parish Council Launches Redesigned Website

The Parish Council has refreshed its website as part of the transition to the new clerk, Angela Thornton. We welcome any comments or ideas you may have for how you'd like to see the website develop in the future. 

New Buckenham News

New Buckenham Parish News is distributed free to around 200 homes in New Buckenham every month.

Every issue contains a roundup of forthcoming and recently passed events in and around the village, important notices, the minutes of the Parish Council meetings, personal messages and a variety of other general interest pieces.

If you would like to contribute to Parish News, please email your submission to


If you would like to advertise in New Buckenham Parish News, please contact Mary Dowson on 01953 860320 or

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