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NEWS

The Council publishes various items of news and information that will be of interest to the local community. If you would like to see something added here, please contact the Parish Clerk.

January 2024

On 22 & 23 February there will be no vehicular access to the Common car park/village hall site because Highways will be on site repairing the road surface. Please use the car park by the school instead. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Update on the road closure at Catbridge Lane - trees have bought down fibre optic cables. These need to be dealt with by Open Reach before Highways can assess the situation. Both parties are aware and are trying to resolve the problem.

Read our latest newsletter to find out what we've been up to.

Rebecca Harvey has stood down as a Parish Councillor. We thank Rebecca for her contribution and wish her well. The vacancy notice has now been published

Inspiration Trust are consulting on Mulbarton Primary School becoming a feeder school for The Hewett Academy.  The closing date is 15 January

We have allotment plots available at The Swamp, Long Lane and Oakley Park South. If you are interested in taking on a plot, contact the clerk

Temporary road closure between 10 and 12 January at the junction of Long Lane and The Rosery for Anglian Water mains water fitting

December 2023

Unfortunately, Mark Kerr has stepped down as a Parish Councillor, with immediate effect. We wish Mark all the best for the future. This has resulted in this vacancy notice.

November 2023

On Friday 17 November, 2 trees were planted on The Common in memory of HM Queen Elizabeth II and to commemorate the Coronation of HM King Charles.

 

A helping hand from South Norfolk Council. If you are 65+ you may be able to get help with small household repairs and minor adaptation work to help you remain in your home.

October 2023

Council have been busy over the last quarter, please read our latest newsletter for more information

 

Unfortunately, Tony Martin has stepped down as a Parish Councillor. We wish Tony all the best for the future. This has resulted in this vacancy notice.

Temporary road closures at Brick Kiln Lane, Newton Flotman on 6 & 7 Novembers and at Bromedale Avenue on 31 October from 4pm to midnight.

We are very pleased that the Common car park / entrance to the Village Hall has finished on time. Many thanks to Mulbarton Wanderers CIC and South Norfolk Council for your support in getting this much needed work completed.

 

Nominations for the Broadland and South Norfolk Business Awards 2024 are now open. The awards recognise and celebrate the amazing array of successful businesses in both districts. 

The Common car park, by the Village Hall, will be closed from Sunday 22 October, pm, to Wednesday 25 October, am. This is to allow for works to be carried out to improve access to the Village Hall and Mulberry and Orchard Parks. Please ensure there are no vehicles left in the car park as access will be closed. Please contact relevant organisations/groups to find out any alternative arrangements.

August 2023

Night time road closure on Norwich Road from 30th August to 6th September between 19:00 to 06:00. 

A big thank you to our volunteer for refurbishing the fingerpost on the Common near the village sign. This time he has gone even further and reinstalled the fingers.

EDF Renewables have provided an update on Bloy’s Grove Solar Farm

July 2023

East Anglia Green (pylons) have rebranded to Norwich to Tilbury, as part of the Great Grid Upgrade. The National Grid are holding briefings but if you've not managed to attend one, the slides presented​ are available.

 

For a summary of what we're up to read our latest newsletter. 

Mulbarton Parish Council are looking for a Parish Warden to carry out general maintenance around the Parish. This is a part time role ideally suited to a self-employed individual. See the job description and personal specification for more details and/or contact the clerk. If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to the mulbartonpcclerk@gmail.com​

The Meadows play area has started to undergo some changes. Apart from the routine maintenance the seized carousel and ramp have been removed. We are now looking at replacement play equipment and we welcome your input. If you have any suggestions about what you would like to see and play on at The Meadows, contact the clerk

The Cubs have being doing a great job litter picking around the skate park and Common play area. This will go towards their Environmental Conservation Badge. Thank you to all involved.

Single lane closure on B1113 from 19 July to mid August between 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Road closure at Cuckoofield Lane, junction with Lark Rise on 6 July to enable Anglian Water to carry out some works.

June 2023

Many thanks to all who attended our Annual Parish Meeting on 13 June at the Jubilee Rooms. It was fantastic to hear from some many groups and residents. You gave the council a lot to talk about at their strategy session immediately after the meeting. Please keep an eye on what comes next! And if you would like to get involved and/or find out more, contact the clerk.

May 2023

Emergency road closure at The Common until 2 June due to burst water main

April 2023

 

4 May elections - the number of nominations did not exceed the number of vacancies so there will be no Parish Elections. See the notice of result of uncontested election

This does mean we have vacancies for Parish Councillors. To find out more read our co-option policy and contact the clerk.

 

March 2023

The Parish Council and Mulbarton Wanderers CIC have agreed a 50-year lease on Mulberry Park. We are pleased to be in a position to provide support and stability to Mulbarton Wanderers Community Interest Company (CIC). The purpose of a CIC is  to provide a community benefit that can support a number of activities. The council looks forward to the development of the CIC and sees this as positive move.

Do you use bus service 37A? This is the service that runs to Norwich, Monday to Friday. It is currently under review for removal​. The deadline is 17 April for comments.

South Norfolk Community Award 2023 nominations are now open. The  awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of residents from across the district, who go above and beyond to support others or complete incredible achievements. To find out more and make nominations visit South Norfolk District Council's website.

An EGM has been called on Tuesday 14 March, see our "minutes and agenda" page for more information. 

Ørsted has committed to providing a Community Benefit Fund, worth £700,000, each year for an initial 10-year period from its Hornsea Three offshore wind farm development.

If you are a voluntary or community organisation looking for funding between £300 and £10,000 you may be able to apply for a grant from National Lottery Community Fund​. 

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