After many years the current editor is retiring from editing the Beetley Buzz. A new parishioner has kindly agreed to take on this role. The current editor will edit the Beetley Buzz up until and including the November edition. From this date all articles for inclusion should be sent to [email protected]
The Parish Council is deeply appreciative of all the hard work that Julia has put in preparing the Beetley Buzz for circulation. Without her time the newsletter would not have been able to be circulated with so much information enclosed. The Parish Council is certain that you wish her a well earned respite from this task and the Parish Council wish her well for the future.

St. Mary’s Community Primary School, Elmham Road Beetley Annaul Report May 2018

St. Mary’s Community Primary School, Elmham Road Beetley Annaul Report May 2018


Parish Council Audit 2017-2018

The annual Audit is now complete full documentation can be viewed here…

Dates of Exercise of Public Rights 4th June – 13th July 2018


At present the Parish Council displays notices and agendas for all its meetings on the notice boards sited around the parish. These boards are at the Village Hall, Beech Road, Beetley Church, Gres- senhall Road/Fakenham Road junction, Church Road East Bilney and Hall Road East Bilney.

The Parish Council also posts the notices and agendas on the website. It is considering only posting these in future on the website but did not wish to proceed with this until the parish has been consulted.

If any one has any comments to make regarding this change please contact the Clerk 01362861112 or [email protected]


Anglian Water has given notice of work starting on 29th January for approx. 11 weeks which will cause disruption on Fakenham Road. If anyone experiences any difficulties during this period, please call their emergency call centre on 0347 145 145.


Two parishioners kindly collect considerable quantities of rubbish thrown into the verges along Elmham Road. This is mainly on the section between Green Lane and Holt Road although some has now been found along High House Road. It appears that the rubbish being thrown onto the verges is in Co-op bags. It is felt that the problem is caused by drivers using Elmham Road and High House Road as a cut through towards Gressenhall, Litcham and further.

If you see any rubbish being thrown out of vehicles, please take the registration number, date and approximate time and let the Clerk know. The Parish Council will then report this to Breckland Council who deal with fly tipping and if it thinks appropriate Breckland Council will contact the police.

The Friends of St Mary’s CP School – 100 club

The Friends of St Mary’s CP School run a monthly ‘100’ club draw. The funds raised will go towards outdoor play equipment. For £1 per month you will be entered in a monthly draw.

1st Prize  £30, 2nd prize: £15 and 3rd prize: £5.

Interested? More details and how to join here…



The minibus shuttle from East Bilney will pick up in East Bilney village on TUESDAYS ONLY at the bus shelter on Fakenham Road near to the junction with River Lane at 10.12 and opposite East Bilney Garage at 10.15, then connect with bus route 21 at Beech Road Beetley at 10.24 which arrives in Dereham Market Place at 1035.

The No 21 bus leaves Dereham at 12.30 outside Barclays Bank.

The minibus shuttle will meet the bus at 12.38 at the New Inn, Fakenham Road, Beetley to bring passengers back to East Bilney.


The minibus shuttle leaves the Patch – Junction of Church, Hall & School Roads at 09.55 on FRIDAYS ONLY and will go to the bus stop in Elmham Road Beetley (opposite the School) then connect with the bus route 21 at 1016 which arrives in Dereham Market Place at 10.35. The No.21 bus leaves Dereham Market Place outside Barclays Bank at 12.30. The minibus shuttle will meet the bus at 12.45 at Elmham Road Beetley to bring passengers back to Old Beetley.

If these services are not used the Parish will lose them and remember, if you do not need them now, you may in the future.

Mid Norfolk Workout Group

Thanks to the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund, the new Mid Norfolk Workout Group offers local people the chance to have a great free day out – activities include tree planting, creating paths, identifying wildlife and restoring habitats – at local sites including Longham Claypits and Hoe Rough.

People DON’T need to be fit or strong to take part or have any previous knowledge. A minibus picks up outside Dereham Post Office at 10.45am on Fridays, returning there at 2.45pm. Or people can meet us on site: sessions run from 11.15am to 2.15pm.

For a full programme of this friendly group’s activities (with site locations) or any other enquiries, contact Mark Webster on 07843 069 567 or via [email protected] or see