The present Councillors are listed below and they are happy for you to contact them over any local matters that are of concern to you.
The above will be Councillors until the next election in May 2019.
Council meetings are all open to the public who are very welcome to attend.
BROOME PARISH COUNCIL DATES FOR 2019
All at 7.30pm in the village hall
- 9th May (including AGM)
- 4th July
- 5th September
- 7th November
Broome P.C. Newsletter 2018
Broome Parish Council Meetings;
Broome P.C. annual meeting agenda 3.5.18
Broome Annual Parish Meeting Agenda 12.4.18
Broome P.C. meeting agenda 15.3.18
Broome P.C. meeting agenda 1.3.18 – CANCELLED
Broome P.C. meeting agenda 4.1.18
Broome P.C. precept estimate 2018-19
Broome P.C. meeting agenda 2.11.17
Broome P.C. meeting agenda 7.9.17
Broome P.C. meeting agenda 6.7.17
Broome P.C. meeting agenda 7.7.16
Broome P.C. meeting minutes 15.3.18
Broome Annual Parish Meeting Minutes 20.4.17
Broome P.C. meeting minutes 4.1.18
Broome P.C. meeting minutes 2.11.17
Broome P.C. meeting minutes 7.9.17
Broome P.C. meeting minutes 6.7.17
Broome P.C. annual meeting minutes 11.5.17
Broome P.C. annual meeting minutes 12.5.16
For further information, please contact the Parish clerk:
Mr Paul Austin, The Nook, 57 Loddon Road, Ditchingham, Bungay, NR35 2RA.
Tel 01986 892012
The last parish council meeting, on 1 November, attracted 46 members of the public – easily the highest in the last 15 years. The main issue of public interest was the planning application for mobile homes on marshland behind 184 Yarmouth Road. There has been a huge response from local residents to the district council consultation on this plan, overwhelmingly negative. The parish council thanked the public for this at the meeting and the parish council is also opposed. At the time of writing this article no decision had been reached, with the number of mobile homes proposed having twice been reduced – from 53 to 34 and then 32.
Members of the public can find the latest information by going to the ’planning’ section of the district council website, and keying in the plan’s reference no. – 2018/1981. The parish council website – broomeparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk – will also be updated with the latest information.
Another planning application also causing controversy is that for 9 houses at the rear of 10 – 30 Sun Road. Like the local residents the parish council is also opposing this although it supports the building of two homes facing directly on to Sun Road. It is also now known the district council has approved no less than 9 houses to be built along Yarmouth Road on its north side at the Ellingham end, despite their development plan only providing for 5.
Further into the future additional building is proposed, on Yarmouth Road in front of the heath and adjacent to the aforementioned site for 9 homes towards Ellingham, in the next Norwich Area development plan. The parish council will discuss and respond to this this at its next meeting on the 3 January and if you want to make your views known then please attend the meeting.
You might think a consolation prize for all this development might be better public transport. Well of course that’s not the case! From the start of January Broome’s bus services to Norwich will drop from 1 an hour to 1 a day. This is something else the parish council has opposed. It remains to be seen whether there will be a late partial reprieve of the cuts.
If you want to contact the clerk on any matter, good or bad, do so on (01986) 892012 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally to end on a much more cheerful note an even bigger attendance was attracted on Remembrance Sunday 11 November to the opening of the village’s new sign and war memorial, with the Reverend Chris Hutton attending and the parish council chairman Robert Earl performing the unveiling. Many people had put a lot of hard work into making it all possible, and the great support of the village was the reward they deserved. The day was rounded off with the lighting of the beacon to mark the century since the end of the Great War after entertainment and refreshments had been provided in the village hall. It was an event that proved the community spirit of Broome.
Paul Austin – Parish Clerk
BROOME PARISH COUNCIL
The last council meeting was on Thursday 6th September. Much of the meeting concerned the Armistice Remembrance – mentioned elsewhere – but other subjects included parking at Broome Heath and the continued attempts to provide anglers parking at the bottom of the slope behind the village hall, rather than in the village hall car park. The parish council is to buy 2 new junior swings for the playground, one of them has been removed because a sharp metal edge had become exposed.
New ‘slow’ signs have been painted on the Loddon Road in Broome and the chicane repaired at the Ellingham end of Yarmouth Road but the council is trying to get gulleys and drains cleared at the Bungay end of Yarmouth Road and on the by-pass to stop the risk of flooding. The parish council is pleased that although the 4 Villages Good Neighbours Scheme is no longer operating a new ‘Border Villages’ scheme will be offering many of the same services.
In planning the development of five homes at the Bungay end of Yarmouth Road is still held up by the need to divert the route of a footpath that officially crosses the site. No decision has been taken yet regarding approval of the plan to build ten homes at the Ellingham end of Yarmouth Road.
The next parish council meeting is at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 1st November, all members of the public welcome. Contact the clerk on any concerns you have regarding the village
Paul Austin (01986) 892012 email@example.com.
BROOME PARISH COUNCIL
Broome Parish Council held it’s annual parish meeting on the 12th April which was very well attended by villagers and featured a speech and slide show by a representative of the East Anglian Mens Shed Association, in support of the attempt to add a new mens shed to Broome Village Hall. Local issues were discussed at the meeting with the parish council backing a request that bonfires in the village shouldn’t be lit until dusk. This is because there have been problems with bonfires lit earlier in the day that have caused smoke to drift in through neighbours windows and affect clothes on washing lines. The South Norfolk Council website gives information regarding bonfires. The council also backs residents complaints about dangerous driving along the stretch of Loddon Road where there is no speed limit. A previous council attempt to install a 30 m.p.h. limit failed but further attempts will be made to improve safety one way or another.
The Artichoke kindly provided wine for the event.
The parish council would also like to thank all those who took part in the community litter pick on Saturday 24th March. Once again a great deal of litter was collected.
The most recent parish council meeting was on the 3rd May. Councillors opposed the plan for 10 houses along the Ellingham end of Yarmouth Road. The Norwich Area Plan supports 5 houses, and 10 houses would give an out of character urban appearance. The parish council also intends to try and prevent a repeat of the dangerous parking that again occurred this year on Yarmouth Road at the bend outside Bungay House on the day of the Bungay Marathon.
The next parish council meeting is at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 5th July at the village hall. For any problems the clerk Paul Austin can be contacted on (01986) 892012 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Austin – Broome Parish Clerk
BROOME PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The last meeting was held on Thursday 2nd November. The main points from the meeting were.
- A beacon will be lit on Broome Heath to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day in November 2018. Broome Parish Council is one 800 organisations across the country holding such an event. Plans are already under way and more details will be given as time goes by.
- The parish council is to apply to extend the village hall to provide a home for the ‘Ditchingham Men’s Shed’. It would be at the rear and provide all needed facilities and while initially it would not have access to the existing hall, this could be provided later. The council supports the aims of the men’s shed which already has a lot of support.
- The phone box has now been converted into a library by council vice chairman Christine Kramer and husband Colin. It is fully stocked with books for residents to select from and the contents will be rotated.
- County councillor Margaret Stone helpfully organised a meeting with a Highways Dept. official to discuss a long list of transport problems the parish council is aware of. Sadly due to lack of finance few improvements are imminent although the by-pass footpath/bridleway has now been cleared, and the parish council will continue to try and have the problems with road drainage and danger at junctions dealt with.
The next parish council is at the village hall at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 4th January 2018, and all villagers are very welcome to attend. Any problems contact the clerk, Paul Austin, on (01986) 892012.
ADVICE FROM BROOME PARISH COUNCIL
Broome Parish Council is aware that recently vans with false number plates have been touring the village and that there have been cold callers who do not seem to represent any reputable organisation. The parish council strongly recommends residents fit security cameras to discourage such behaviour and to record any illegal activities that do occur. This equipment is now priced at very modest levels.
The village hall is very popular and there to be used by all the residents and is available for outside bookings. Various groups have regular meetings, Indoor Bowls, Keep Fit, W.I., Camera Club, etc. The kitchen has recently been further improved. It is available for private meetings and parties.
For bookings and more information please contact the Bookings Clerks:
Keith and Julie Pilgrim, tel. (01986) 894023.
Broome is policed under the Loddon Safer Neighbourhoods Scheme; P.C. David Reeve, based at Loddon, has responsibilty for the village. Villagers should dial 101 to contact the police on non emergency matters.
PLEASE could all drivers leaving their cars on the road at night in this unlit village ensure they are parked the right way round. There are still reports of near misses.
Utility Companies would like to know the identity of vulnerable customers in Broome, so they can receive special help when services are cut. If you know such a person please inform the clerk so the details can be passed on. Also 105 can now be dialled to report power cuts.
In the last year superfast broadband has been improved for the east of the village. The village is involved in setting up a new ‘Men’s Shed’ that hopes to operate from the Maltings Meadow.
To ease parking problems the parish council wants a new car park for anglers diagonally behind the village hall. This scheme could also include new affordable housing on 2 nearby sites. The district council has allocated two sites for five homes each; one of these, between Yarmouth Road and the heath, is presently going through the detailed planning stage.
A celebration may be held in the autumn to mark the Queen’s 70th wedding anniversary; and in the autumn of 2018 it is planned to light a beacon on the heath to commemorate a century since the Great War ended. Broome should also benefit shortly from extra Beccles – Bungay bus services.