Carbrooke Village Sign

Contact us via the Parish Clerk:

Nick Hartley 

 

01362 687492

carbrookeparishclerk@gmail.com

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

Next Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be held in Carbrooke Village Hall on 20 September 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. If we get sufficient interest, we can form a group. For more information please email the parish clerk at carbrookeparishclerk@gmail.com

Council Vacancies 

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 carbrookeparishclerk@gmail.com for more information. 

Parish Magazine 

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 carbrookeparishclerk@gmail.com, or writing to Oakleigh House, Shipdham Lane, Scarning, NR19 2LB.

Jubilee Mugs

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

 

Parish Precept

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.