Carbrooke Parish Council
The Parish Council is made up of nine members who represent the community on various matters. We are effectively the third tier of local government, the other two being Norfolk County Council and Breckland District Council.
Welcome to Carbrooke
Carbrooke is a thriving community with a Village Hall, a village green (with playing field and children's play area), a play area (with five a side goals), a pub, church, garage and a variety of shops.
News and Information
The Death of Queen Elizabeth
The members of the Parish Council would like to express their deepest sadness on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has served our country with distinction and honour throughout her reign, and our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with the Royal Family at this sad time.
The Council is pleased to welcome Nathan Defew, who was co-opted onto the Council on 20 September. We still have one vacancy on the Council. If you are interested in applying, please see below.
Next Council Meeting
The next Parish Council meeting will be held in the Community Hub, Buckingham Close on 11 October at 7pm. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at least three working days before the meeting. Please contact the Parish Clerk for more information.
Community Speed Watch Group
Are you interested in helping to form a Community Speed Watch Group. The Parish Council is looking for up to ten volunteers. We still need more volunteers to come forward and if we get sufficient interest, we can form a group. For more information please email the parish clerk at email@example.com
The Parish Council has a vacancy. If you are interested in applying to join the Council, please phone the parish clerk (01362 687492) during office hours (9am-5pm) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Would you be interested in seeing Carbrooke having a Printed Parish Magazine again, full of local events, gatherings, facilities and services in the immediate locality ? If so please let our Parish Clerk know by emailing email@example.com, or writing to Oakleigh House, Shipdham Lane, Scarning, NR19 2LB.
The Parish Council is delighted to have supplied the school with commemorative mugs for the Jubilee. The Parish Council has provided mugs for all pupils and teachers, together with the school's governors.
What We Do
The Parish Council is responsible for:
Maintenance and management of the Open Spaces at Blenheim Grange
The play area at Blenheim Grange
The Community Hub (managed by a Committee of the Parish Council)
The Community Cabin
The Village Hall car park
The bus shelter on Broadmoor Road
The defibrillators at the Aerolite Garage and the phone box on Church Street
The community notice boards
We comment on all planning applications and liaise with both Breckland Council and Norfolk County Council on a wide range of matters
Residents may notice an increase in the Parish Council portion of your Council Tax bill. The Parish Council is very aware of the increasing costs of living and has been mindful of this when setting the Budget. The Council is also conscious that it must maintain (on behalf of the community) the assets for which it is responsible.
The increase for this financial year is due to two reasons. Firstly, at the start of 2022 the Parish Council was passed ownership of the Community Centre at Blenheim Grange to benefit the wider Carbrooke Parish. Such ownership carries with it a responsibility for its upkeep and maintenance, and a Management Committee has been established for this purpose. Second, the costs of contractors for servicing are increasing the same as household bills and the Parish Council has had to account for this within its Budget.
As you would expect it is the first financial year of ownership of the Community Centre and therefore some aspects have been budgeted which may not be required in future years. The costs of the Centre and all assets under the responsibility of the Parish Council and its impact on the Precept will be kept under review each year.
The Parish Council continues to exercise its decision making in respect of the Parish as a whole and also the significant growth in the newer developments and the Precept which that creates for the benefit of the whole community. The increase in the Parish Council’s portion of the Council Tax is £1.70 a month for Band D properties.