New website for Parish Council

New website for Parish Council




Thursday 1st April 2021 at 7.00 p.m.

Beetley Parish Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Annual Parish and Parish Council Meeting Time: Apr 1, 2021 07:00 PM LondonJoin Zoom Meeting QT09
Meeting ID: 889 2717 5179 Passcode: 435731


Apologies for absence
Minutes of the previous meeting
Report from the Chairman of the Parish Council Report from the County Councillor
Report from the District Councillor Reports from local organisations including:- Beetley and East Bilney Village Hall Community Car Scheme
Beetley Speedwatch
East Bilney Speedwatch
1st Beetley Scout Group
Beetley Cricket Club
St. Mary’s C.P. School Beetley
Beetley Pre-School
Beetley and East Bilney Parochial Church Council Beetley Play Area Working Party


All residents of Beetley, Old Beetley and East Bilney are welcome.
All whose names are on the Electoral Register have a statutory right to speak and vote at the meeting. The electors may give others who attend the opportunity to give information where required. The meeting is open to anyone.

Stephen Boyce
Chairman of the Parish Council 10 MARCH 2021


Unfortunately, there has been an increase in the amount of dog fouling which is occurring in the parish especially on Elmham Road, Wood Drive and also unfortunately in Old Beetley and East Bilney.
This is a major concern as these areas are used by walkers and children. Please clear up after your dog and place in the dog bins provided or take it home with you and place in your green wheelie bin. This includes clearing up after your dog on footpaths as well as verges outside properties.
The Parish Council is trying to get footpaths cleared of vegetation but this is proving impossible in places because of the amount of dog fouling that has occurred. The contractors employed will not clear the footpaths which are covered in dog mess. Offenders will be reported to the Dog Warden which could result in prosecution.



You may have seen in the Eastern Daily Press on the 3rd October and/or Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Newsletter that Norfolk Wildlife Trust has purchased land in Beetley to join up with Hoe Roughs. The land that has been purchased by the Trust was owned by Gooch’s Charity, and is not land that has ever been owned by Beetley Parish Council. The land purchased includes the wood through which there is a public footpath from Beetley River Meadows Parish land to Green Lane and a meadow. This meadow is to the east of Beetley Parish Council land and abuts Beetley River Meadows near to the “beach” and has been used in the past by Gooch’s Charity for grazing with cattle.

How to Report Flooding

Following a recent meeting held, it was queried how Town/Parish Councils and members of the public should go about reporting incidences of flooding or works affecting a protected species.  To that end, I am pleased to provide the following information:

Drainage – reporting concerns,
Overflows/statutory nuisances caused by drains/cesspools/septic tanks:
Please notify Breckland Council at
Please provide as much information as possible; there is also the facility to upload any supporting documents/photos. Alternatively, contact the council on 01362 656870

Issues relating to publicly owned drainage sewers:
*Please notify <>

*Issues relating to ditches/non-emergency flooding issues:*Please contact Norfolk County Council Floods at

Flooding incidences
If the flooding is life-threatening, contact the emergency services and report the issue to Norfolk County Council at a later date
Report a flood at:*
It is important that evidence is provided, such as photos or an insurance claim, to confirm that the property has been flooded internally. You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire and supply information about the incident, for example when it occurred, how the water entered the property, where the water came from (green space, road, toilet etc.).  If you do not have access to the internet, a paper copy can be posted to you – in this instance please call 0344 800 8020

Wildlife – reporting sights of protected species
to Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service (NBIS)
Website: * <>
Includes information on species, habitats, protected sites, and geodiversity for Norfolk.  Wildlife records can be submitted via this site.
For more information on what constitutes a useable wildlife record, see
Contact:*[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>
Please note:*the presence of any wildlife does not preclude development.  If you believe a protected species might be adversely affected by proposed works, please inform your Local Planning Authority. Guidance on protected species and the planning process can be found at


Please use the recycling facilities as listed below as they generate income directly to the Parish, the Methodist Chapel and to the School and not any other third party.

  • Textile Bank at the Village Hall High House Road
  • Beetley Paper Bank at the Methodist Chapel Chapel Lane
  • Paper Bank at the School Car Park Fakenham Road
  • Bottle Bank at the New Inn Fakenham Road


The defibrillator at the Village Hall is now live with the Ambulance Service. If this is needed please follow the instructions on the cabinet to access the defibrillator. The Parish Council has arranged for training on the defibrillator at the Village Hall High House Road for Monday afternoon 3 December starting at 2.30 p.m. This is open to anyone who wishes to come along.

Power cut? Call 105

105 is the new, free, number that people can call to report, or find out about, power cuts. You can also call 105 with any welfare concerns relating to a power cut or if you are worried about the condition of power cables or substations. The 105 number will put you directly through to your local electricity network provider to save time exploring who to contact in the event of a power cut.

For more information visit the uk power networks website