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 Welcome to the village of Mulbarton

This site is run by the Mulbarton Parish Council for the residents and people interested in Mulbarton.

Please click on the buttons above to discover more about the village and the Parish Council. An updated Welcome booklet is available here.

Office opening hours

News and updates

If you need help you can contact South Norfolk Early Help Team
on 01508 533933 (8.15am -5pm) out of hours on 0800 389 6109
or complete their online self-isolating form at https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/residents/communities/coronavirus

NEW:(16.01.21): Norfolk Constabulary – Community Update

NEW: (12.01.21): Norfolk Constabulary – Community Update

NEW: (05.01.21): The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Norfolk has launched his Budget Consultation for 2021/22 which can be accessed at: www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk this consultation closes on 22nd January. There is also a short survey that can be completed.

NEW: (23.12.20): Bloy’s Grove Solar Farm – Mulbarton Parish Council will be hosting an open floor question and answer session with the Bloy’s Grove project team, on Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 7pm via Zoom.

Having taken advantage of the EDF Renewables information available online Mulbarton Parish Council has requested that a presentation is not made and do not anticipate the session to last longer than one hour.

To participate in this meeting please email the Parish Office (mulbartonparish@btconnect.com) by 6pm on 05.01.2021. If you wish to ask a question please advise this when requesting the link to the meeting.

All participants will be requested to switch their videos on and have their audio muted until they are invited to speak.

NEW: (12.12.20): Norfolk Police Community Update – 11.12.20

NEW: (08.12.20): SCAM AND FRAUD PREVENTION – Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies each have booklets and leaflets on how to combat scams and other cybercrime:

Allotment security

Fraud prevention

Little booklet of phone scams

The little book of big scams & little book of cyber scams can be downloaded from: The Little Guide to… preventing fraud and cyber crime | The Met

NEW: (08.12.20): Adult Learning launch free creative Christmas workshops
From 14-23 December you can learn how to make handmade decorations, wrapping paper and cards, draw and paint the changing landscape or take part in some festive French cooking, all delivered by Adult Learning’s expert tutors. Cllr Margaret Dewsbury, cabinet member for communities and partnerships at Norfolk County Council says:
“These workshops are a great way to get creative and keep our minds active in the run up to Christmas. It’s always a treat to either give or receive a handmade gift and these workshops will help Norfolk residents to make something special this year.”
The demonstrations will be delivered via Zoom and will last between 1-2 hours. Participants will be encouraged to share their works in progress during the session. These courses are open to Norfolk residents over 19 years of age and advanced booking is required.
To sign up for free go to www.norfolk.gov.uk/humbug

NEW: (08.12.20): Avian Influenza. The Chief Veterinary Officers have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds. The new housing measures announced on the 3 December 2020, which will come into force on the 14 December 2020, mean that it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease. All bird keepers (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) will be required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions. As Norfolk has one of the largest commercial flocks in England it is important that we get this message out.

NEW: (07.12.20): A wind farm update has been added to the planning page.

NEW: (02.12.20): Norfolk County Council’s new Covid Winter Support Scheme is being launched today.

The scheme offers a package of support to help give families peace of mind in the run up to Christmas and over the winter months by helping those suffering from financial hardship due to Covid-19.

The support includes food vouchers for the school’s holidays and emergency food ingredient boxes, as well as help with fuel costs and everyday living expenses.

Please see attached poster for more details about the scheme or checkout their website www.norfolk.gov.uk/covidwintersupport.

NEW: (01.12.20): Norfolk & Suffolk Victim Care – Norfolk Scams Prevention Service. More details here

NEW: (01.12.20): KICKSTART SCHEME: An employer offers a 6 month work placement for a young person claiming Universal Credit and the government will cover the costs of the placement, up to a maximum of 25 hours per week. More information on below links from Norfolk County Council:

NCC Kickstart information

NCC Kickstart information and guidance

NCC kickstart application form

NEW: (18.11.20): From Norfolk Police: Be Scam Aware

You may have seen on our social media warnings around scams and frauds where victims are cold-called via the telephone by fraudsters purporting to be Police Officers/Detectives from London Police Stations.  While there are some variations, the general theme of the scam is that the caller tells the victim that they have someone in custody who appears to be in possession of a cloned bank card belonging to the victim.  The victim is asked to provide their bank account or card details to verify.  Another theme is that the police are investigating a fraud involving banks and the victim is asked to withdraw cash to assist with this investigation which will be collected from the home address of the victim by a courier or if the victim advises that they can’t get to a bank the fraudster may arrange for a taxi to collect the victim and take them to the bank. 

All of these scenarios are scams designed to con vulnerable members of our society out of hard earned savings, sometimes several thousand pounds.  Fortunately, in South Norfolk although we have been aware of this type of fraud very few people have actually handed over any money.  This is largely due to the sharing of information and warnings distributed by Police via our social media platforms and key community contacts such as yourselves.  These scams generally target a specific area before moving on but they invariably return several weeks later.  We are aware of incidents in the Broadland, Breckland and Kings Lynn areas and in an effort to safeguard South Norfolk Communities I would be very grateful if you could distribute and display the attached leaflet and general message that:

Police will NEVER call and ask for your bank account details, bank card or credit card details or ask you to withdraw cash to hand over to couriers.  If you get a call like this hang up and report it to Police.

NEW:(24.10.20): Offshore Wind Power WITHOUT Destroying the Norfolk Countryside. The crowdfunding page to support a Judicial Review is live at: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/offshore-wind-power-without-de/ More information on windfarms can be found on the planning page.

NEW: (20.10.20): Please find attached a leaflet, from Norfolk County Council, explaining how residents who are forced to self-isolate can get help

NEW: (12.09.20): Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20 Part 3.

Notice of conclusion of the audit, which details the right to inspect the Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2020 and Section 3 – Certified AGAR (Sections 1, 2 & 3) can be found on the financial reports page.

A47/A11 Thickthorn Junction improvement scheme leaflet – more about the scheme can be found at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a47-thickthorn-junction/

NEW:(23.06.20): Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2020:
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20 Part 3. Full details on financial reports page

Mulbarton and District Men’s Shed: for more information contact them via email: mulbartonmensshed@gmail.com . More information about Men’s Sheds can be found at: mensshed.org.uk 

Temporary Traffic Restriction Orders: details on can found here.   (updated 15.09.20)