Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do after 4th July

This week, the UK Government announced an update on the easing of the
lockdown in England. From 4th July, the two metre social distancing rule
will change and people are advised to keep at least one metre apart.
For more information click here to visit website

Test & Trace scams.

There are lots of reports across social media of Test & Trace scams.

Please remember, genuine texts, calls or emails from the NHS service won’t ask you for any personal details upfront.
You’ll be given a unique ID number to log in to the NHS Test and Trace website. The ONLY official web address for the NHS Test and Trace service is:

Once you’ve logged in using your ID, you’ll be asked to enter some basic information about yourself including:
– Your name, date of birth and current address
– the names of the people you live with
– places you’ve recently visited
– names and contact details of people you were in touch with around 48 hours before you developed symptoms.
You won’t be asked to share this information upfront over a call or
text, so if someone is asking you for it directly, they are a scammer.

Contact tracers will never:
❌ ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
❌ ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product of any kind
❌ ask for any details about your bank account
❌ ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
❌ ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
❌ disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
❌ provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
❌ ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
❌ ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS

Stay scam aware, and report any suspicious approaches to Norfolk Trading Standards via 0808 223 1133.

Planning Applications


3PL/2020/0407/F  16A Fakenham Road. Conversion and extension of existing out building to residential unit.

PC3PL/2020/0215/F White Mill Green Lane.  Change of use of site for 17No. Holiday Lodges /Reception building/Hard standings/Roadways/Play areas/Tennis &n Badminton Courts.

3PN/2020/0021/UC  Vale Farm Stoney Lane.  Change of use of Agricultural building into two dwellings.

Because Parish Council meetings have been suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions the council is unable to process planning applications in the usual manner and allow parishioner an chance to discuss any concerns with the council at a public meeting.
Therefore, for the time being details of new planning applications will be published here, on the website and if anyone has any comments or concern can they please get in touch with the Parish Clerk.

To find out more about each application please visit Breckland Council’s Search Planning Applications page and enter the application number.
You will be able to view full details and documentation including drawing and plans of the proposed development.


Beetley Parish Council thanks all of the parishioners who work within the NHS and those who are continuing to work within the private sector to maintain the supply of goods and services during this unprecedented time.


There will be no delivery of the Beetley Buzz until further notice and the Village Hall is closed until further notice.

COVID text scam – be alert!

Following the genuine government text message ” CORONAVIRUS ALERT’ ” scammers have begun to send bogus text messages. Stay alert and report scams to 0808 223 1133


Do you need help?

If any one wishes to volunteer to help please contact me by e-mail.

Parish Clerk: Bryan Leigh,  e-mail: [email protected]

COVID-19 suspension of services

All Parish Council meetings are suspended until further notice.

There will also be no deliveries of the Beetley Buzz until further notice.

Norfolk Police Recruitment

Are you looking for a new challenge in 2020?  Breckland and Kings Lynn Recruitment Campaign for a new cohort of volunteer Officers in our Special Constabulary has started. We will be holding a Show Case Information Event on Saturday 8th February at RAF Marham between 9am – 5pm where you can find out more about volunteering, meet the team, take part in practical exercises and speak to serving Specials about their experiences and how they fit their duties in with everyday life. We are already fortunate to have remarkable volunteer officers who provide a great service to the community and learn new skills in the process. If you are curious about becoming a Special pop along on 8th February to find out more!

BEETLEY PRESCHOOL – Expansion plans

Beetley Preschool is an independent charity established in 1971, making it one of the longest running preschools in Norfolk. Run by Diane Calvert and her dedicated team, it provides an invaluable and affordable service to local families and has been rated ‘Excellent’ by Ofsted for more the past ten years.

There is a huge demand for places at the Preschool and there is a waiting list. The current metal mobile building is no longer fit for purpose; it is too small, is high maintenance and needs to be replaced. The charity’s aim is to create a bigger building with two classrooms, a quiet room for children with special needs, and better facilities including more outdoor space. A potential location has been identified on Parish Council owned land, part of which is currently used as a playing field by St Marys Community School.

The land is subject to a covenant which restricts the use of the land.
So that residents can find out more about the proposal, the Parish Council and the charity will be hosting two informal meetings at Beetley Preschool on Elmham Road on Friday 6th September at 7pm and
Saturday 7 September at 10am.