The Parish Council meets every month apart from August and December. The meetings are usually on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 and take place at either Ranworth or Woodbastwick village halls. All residents are very welcome to attend and each meeting includes a time for residents to raise issues that effect the three villages.
The next meetings will be on:
Wednesday 3rd of June at Ranworth village hall.
Wednesday 8th July at Woodbastwick village hall.
No meeting in August.
Wednesday 2nd of September at Ranworth village hall.
Wednesday 7th of October at Woodbastwick village hall.
Wednesday 4th Of November at Ranworth village hall.
No meeting in December.
Parish Council elections will take place on Thursday, 7th May.
Would you like to stand for election? Are you interested in parish matters and would you like to find out more? Would you like to be part of the decision making body for commenting on local planning applications etc? Would you like to be a voice for your community on Highways, Planning, Environmental and other local issues?
There are 7 spaces on the Parish Council. If 7 or fewer people put themselves forward then everyone will automatically be “elected” on to the Council, without an election. If more than 7 people stand for election, then there will be a vote on 7th May.
Parish Councillors are unpaid volunteers. Training is available. Parish Council meetings are held at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month so you would need to be able to attend most of these evening meetings.
You need to be 18 or over and live within a 3-mile radius of or work in, one of the three villages to be a councillor, and you must be a British subject or an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union.
Nomination forms need to be delivered by hand to Broadland District Council by 4pm on Thursday, 9th April. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact one of the current parish councillors, or the clerk on 01603 613352, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection of boat waste from Ranworth Staithe
The Broads Authority are now responsible for the collection of boat waste from Ranworth Staithe and have provided a bin for this purpose.
This change concerns the Broads area as a whole and we are asking residents to be vigilant to the misuse of the bins so as to preserve this beautiful village, of which we are all proud.
We are already aware that items are being placed in the bins that are not from boats, and would like to emphasize that these bins are not for resident use, but only for boat users on the Staithe.
If you would like to make us aware of any issues with the new bins, please email Woodbastwickpc@gmail.com or contact the Broads Authority direct to make them aware of any flytipping.