SAM2 sign

SAM2 Sign

The Parish Council has received funding through the Parish Partnership Scheme for a SAM2 traffic management sign.  The sign flashes up the speed of oncoming vehicles and tells drivers who are exceeding the speed limit to slow down.  It will act as a reminder of the restricted areas and will be rotated between various sites in Salhouse Road and South Walsham Road.

Resignation of Chairman

Sue Hitchcock has resigned from the parish council due to pressure of work and we all wish her well for the future.  Kit Cator (Vice Chairman) will act as Chair until the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on Wednesday 3rd May when a new chairman will be elected.


Mobile Library

The mobile library will be in Woodbastwick between 9.50am and 10.10am on the following Tuesdays:


11-Oct-16,  8th November and 6th December.


31st January, 28th February, 28th March, 25th April, 23rd May, 20th June and 18th July.

Reinstated footpaths now open

The footpaths from Ranworth to Panxworth and from Panxworth to Panxworth church tower are now open to the public.  Both footpaths were included in a circular walk by the Ramblers Association, which was published in the EDP on Saturday 24th of September.


Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

There is now a vacancy on the Parish Council.  Here is an opportunity for you to have your say in the running of your parish including commenting on planning applications and working with Norfolk County Council Highways department.

The Parish Council meets on the evening of 1st Wednesday of the month.  There are meetings every month apart from in August and September when there are no meetings.  For further information, please contact the Parish Clerk or speak to one of the existing councillors.

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Temporary Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C443 Pedham Road from its junction with U59285 Bonds Road north-eastwards to its junction with C874 Plumstead Road in the PARISH OF WOODBASTWICK because of works to install BT poles.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 22nd February 2016 to 1st March 2016 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 7 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: C874 Plumstead Road, C441 Woodbastwick Road, C443 Mill Road/Pedham Road. (Blofield/Hemblington/Woodbastwick).

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adam Mayo (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8009.

Postwick junction reaches key stage

Warning of major traffic flow changes

Big changes in local traffic flows around the A47 Postwick junction come into effect this week, with peak hour delays likely around Broadland Business Park and the new Postwick Hub access roads from Friday (16 October) 2015 as the project shifts into the final phases.

The A47 will be closed on Thursday and Friday night. Diversions will be relatively painless via the slip roads, except for eastbound traffic on Thursday night (15th), when traffic will be diverted on to the A146 at Trowse, going via the A143 and A12 to re-join the A47 at Vauxhall roundabout, Gt Yarmouth.

Broadside Benefice service in Panxworth churchyard

At 11am on Saturday 13th June 2015 there will be a service of Thanksgiving for the restoration work on the church and the Dedication of the new War Memorial. All very welcome.

Go Wild at NWT Barton Broad – Norfolk Wildlife Trust event

Sunday 10 May 2015
11am to 4pm
Barton Turf Adventure Centre, Staithe Road, Barton Turf, NR12 8AZ

Join us for a fun packed family day of walks, boat trips, craft activities, pond dipping, minibeast hunting and much, much more.

Go Wild at NWT Barton Broad is also home to the North Norfolk Worm Charming Championships. So why not see how many worms you can charm out of the ground?

Free entry (small charge for some activities e.g. boat trips, bird boxes and worm charming). Refreshments available.

No need to book, just turn-up and join in.

Parish Council Elections – May 2015

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