The Common

common2This beautiful area is an important part of the village and the following ensures it is kept that way.

The ‘Rough Guide’ to Mulbarton Common Bye-Laws
(This brief summary of the bye-laws of Mulbarton Common outlines the key points. For details of each one, please consult the official wording on display near the church fence and at the South East corner of the Common)

  • Do not place or deposit anything on the common
  • Do not dig or cut anything
  • Do not remove or damage seats, bins etc
  • Do not shoot or chase birds or animals
  • Do not drive or park vehicles except where permitted
  • Do not erect buildings, fences, posts, tents etc
  • Do not have shows or exhibitions etc
  • Do not camp, do not light a fire
  • Do not discharge missiles (N.B. includes golf balls)
  • Do not allow animals to remain on the common
  • Do not ride horses across the common
    Every bye-law states “without lawful authority. The authority is South Norfolk District Council at South Norfolk House, Long Stratton.

Offenders can be convicted and fined.
Vehicles, animals, structures and people which offend the bye-laws can be removed from the common.

The Scheme for Management of Mulbarton Common is dated 1899: “The local inhabitants shall have the right of free access to every part of the common, and a privilege of playing games and enjoying other recreation, subject to any bye-laws” (item 5) “the District Council may protect and improve the common as a place for exercise and recreation by draining, planting, placing seats, making new paths and roads etc.” (items 3 & 6)

Mulbarton Common Bye-laws were approved by the UK Secretary of State in 1971

TREE SURVEY – February 2021.

South Norfolk Council arranged for the trees on Mulbarton Common to be inspected in February this year, and most of the work is scheduled for the autumn and winter months.

The survey results and plan can be seen here

Amphibian hibernaculum, March 2016

The Norwich Fringe Project: Blog number 28 (1)

TREE SURVEY – January 2016.

South Norfolk Council have had the trees on Mulbarton Common inspected, from this piece of work 24 trees have been highlighted as needing work carried out on them or felled. This work will take place before the end of March to avoid interfering with breeding birds.

Two trees will be felled, due to them being dead. One is a willow the other a Red Horse Chestnut. One Ash will be pollarded, the rest of the work is deadwood removal and crown lift.

Survey results and plan shown below:

Tree Survey

Mulbarton Common 2   Mulbarton Common 1

Village Ponds

Village Ponds

Todd's Pond - October 2015

Todd’s Pond – October 2015

October 2015

October 2015

Football on the Common - October 2015

Football on the Common – October 2015