Coston Hall Farm Open Day 10 June

Coston Hall Farm are taking part in Open Farm Sunday this year.

More information can be found here:

Coston Hall Farm Open Day

Return to Learn – UEA Art & Humanities Undergraduate Open Evening

Return to Learn – Art and Humanities Undergraduate Open Evening

23 May 2018, 6.00-8.30pm

Thinking of returning to education after some time away? Come along to our open evening on 23 May to find out about studying for an undergraduate degree in the Arts and Humanities. You’ll have the opportunity to find out about the courses we offer, student life at UEA, and the funding options available to help you achieve your goals.

All welcome – whether you’re making a tentative initial enquiry or have already made your decision and are on the verge of making your application.


Explore our full range of courses available in the Arts and Humanities:


Growing Communities project in Breckland

Garden Organic have teamed up with Family Action Swaffham to run an exciting new project in Breckland and West Norfolk called Growing Communities. Part of the project is to recruit volunteer Master Gardeners to support and encourage people and communities to grow food, whether this is at home, on windowsills or at community gardens.

The volunteer Master Gardener role aims to promote food growing in their local communities – such as through encouraging groups and individuals to begin growing food (e.g. school, residential homes), spreading the word through community events, giving talks, offering advice and running practical workshops etc. In return Master Gardener volunteers receive membership to Garden Organic, the chance to take part in informal training and workshops plus annual events, support and advice.

This poster has further details:

Master Gardener April

Defibrillator training

The parish council is providing a free CPR and defibrillator training session on Tuesday 27th March 2018.

Great Ellingham CPR Poster

Booking is essential, as limited spaces are available.

Please contact the clerk if you wish to attend:

01508 570700


Community Governance Review

Breckland District Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review of Great Ellingham with a view to extending the southern boundary of the parish to meet the natural boundary provided by the A11. The basis of the review is due to the properties on the south side of the A11 not having any natural ties with the town of Attleborough and the fact that their properties are closer in proximity to Great Ellingham.

Community Governance Review

Vacancy – Glebe Meadow

There is a vacancy for a two bedroom house in Glebe Meadow.

You can apply for the property via Breckland District Council’s choice based lettings website.

For questions about the property, please contact Jonathan Gleeson, Area Housing Manager at Hastoe Housing Association on 0300 123 2250 or by email at

Flagship Housing Development Ltd & Bowbridge Land Ltd application (3PL/2017/1387/F)

Please note that this planning application will be discussed at the parish council meeting on 20 December 2017, commencing at 7.30pm.

The application is for 49 new houses and is effectively Phase II of the proposal originally made by Orbit Homes.

Residents will remember that Phase I was approved following a Public Enquiry, having been objected to by the GEPC and refused by Breckland District Council. The Inspector found in the developer’s favour primarily because Breckland District Council did not have a 5 year housing land supply.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.


Planning appeal – decision

Appeal Ref: APP/F2605/W/17/3176267

The decision by Breckland District Council to refuse planning permission at Mill Farm Fisheries, Church Street, Great Ellingham, has been upheld by the Planning Inspectorate.

The full decision document can be seen here:


Christmas and New Year bin collection information

Breckland residents are being encouraged to check they know when their bins will be collected over the festive period.

The normal collection schedule will remain in place until Friday, 22nd December, but in light of the Bank Holidays for Christmas and New Year a revised schedule will be put in place from the following week.

As a result, households will need to put their bins out on a different day than usual between Christmas and mid-January. The temporary schedule is for black recycling bins, green general waste bins, and brown garden waste bins. The normal schedule will resume from Monday, 15 January.

You can search for your bin collection dates over the festive period – and throughout the year – by entering your postcode into the Council’s new online ‘My Breckland’ feature:

Information about the revised schedule is also available on the bin collection calendars which were sent to every household in the district earlier this year and at

People are also being reminded that any extra recycling generated over the festive period will be collected from the kerbside on recycling collection days, if it is left next to a recycle bin, unbagged and in an unsealed cardboard box. A list of materials that can be put in household recycling bins is at:

Excess general (non-recyclable) waste can be taken to one of the local recycling centres. Locations details and opening times are available at:

A11 works

Please be aware of the following information from Highways England:

Better Journeys on Better Roads: 2017/18 Maintenance and Improvement Programme East

Highways England operates, maintains and modernises the strategic road network in the East of England.  We are committed to making journeys more reliable and ensuring that the region’s roads are fit for now and for the future.

I am writing to let you know about the following upcoming works on the A11 London Road roundabout to the southwest of Attleborough:

  • Installation of new signs and bollards
  • Renewal of road markings and lining
  • Installation of high friction surfacing

Once completed, the works will provide a better quality of road surface, improved road signs and markings for road users.

Traffic Restrictions

In order to carry out our work as quickly and safely as possible we will need to put in place some temporary traffic restrictions and diversions:

  • Full closure of the A11 from the A11 / Queen’s Road interchange to the A11 / Hargham Road interchange from Monday 11 December to Friday 15 December between 8:00pm and 6:00am.

We will endeavour to complete the works during the dates above, however, these are down to factors such as weather, so delays may occur.

Local traffic heading in from both north and south using the A11 towards Attleborough will not be affected. The London Road roundabout will still be accessible from both Wroo Road and London Road but not from the A11 Attleborough Bypass.

For any residents living within the road closure and wishing to gain access to their homes during our working times, an escort will be provided to ensure safe access to your property but delays may be experienced until we can arrange a safe route through the works area.