Annual Parish Meeting

The Dickleburgh and Rushall Annual Parish Meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Monday 26th April at 7:30 pm.

Please see this link for the agenda and joining instructions:

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Road closures in Burston 20-23 March

Station Road (the main road through Burston) will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 06:00 and 06:00 hours from 20th March 2021 to 22nd March 2021. See notice below for more details:

BSPC Station Rd. STRO4715 HM

Audley End road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 22nd March 2021 to    23rd March 2021

BSPC Audley End STRO4714 HM

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Have you been affected by flooding?

Dear Resident,

Following the recent local floods on the 23rd/24th December 2020, your Parish Council has put together a list of organisations contactable in the event of extreme rainfall and resultant flooding.

There are many reasons why flooding occurs. If you know of any blocked ditches, culverts or other flood related problems, kindly send details including the area/s affected, to the Clerk to the Parish Council, to assist your Parish Council in compiling data of problem areas. Please reply to [email protected] – your information will be treated confidentially.

On the opposite side of this leaflet we have put together a list of agencies you can contact if we have extreme rainfall again. The list is by no means exhaustive but we feel there is enough information for you to put into your address books or mobile phones.

You can sign up with the Environment Agency for useful advice and alerts. They list all the advice you need to help make your home safe from flooding.

Organisations responsible for flood warnings and who are able to provide assistance in areas affected by floodwater:-

Environment Agency.

  • Issues flood warnings for flooding from rivers, the sea and groundwater
  • Receives and records details of flooding incidents.
  • Monitors the situation and advises other organisations.
  • Deals with emergency repairs and blockages on main rivers and own structures.
  • Responds to pollution incidents.

Norfolk County Council.

  • Co-ordinates emergency arrangements.
  • Maintains safe conditions on the roads.
  • Puts floodwater signs on the highway.
  • Organises road closure and traffic closures.
  • Clears blockages on highway drainage systems.
  • May take action to protect property from flooding by water from the highway where there is a failure of the highway drainage system.



FLOODLINE 0345 988 1188 or

E.A. INCIDENT LINE e.g. POLLUTION 0800 80 7060


E-MAIL [email protected]



0344 800 8020


ALL INCIDENTS OF FLOODING REPORT TO Lead Local Flood Authority: [email protected]

Property owners who have had internal flooding which is verified by us (NCC) are able to apply for a grant of up to £5000 for flood protection and resilience measures. More information can be found on our website: Flood protection grants – Norfolk County Council

SAND BAGS can be purchase from Builders Merchant & filled with sand or soil:

  • CTS, Pulham Market, 18-24 Mill Lane, IP21 4TN, Tel. 01379 415161
  • Ridgeons Victoria Rd. Diss, Tel.641414
  • Jewsons, Victoria Rd. Diss, Tel. 643531

D&RPC Information Leaflet1/flooding/January 2021

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New grants available for South Norfolk and Broadland businesses

New business grants from £2,000 to £20,000 are available to support large, small and micro businesses from South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils through the second phase of its discretionary business grant.

The Councils welcome applications from South Norfolk and Broadland businesses of any size, whether home based or based in business premises, business rated or not rated, self-employed or employing staff They are particularly keen to hear from businesses that have so far been unable to receive any COVID-19 financial support.

To qualify for the Additional Restrictions Grant, businesses must have experienced a loss of income (turnover) of at least 20% or £40,000 and fall into one of the following categories:

  1. A rated business that did not qualify for Local Restrictions Support Grant payments during national lockdowns or local restrictions
  2. A business that has so far been unable to receive any COVID-19 financial support – including businesses with premises which are not business-rated, or without its own business rating
  3. A business that employs 10 or more full-time equivalent employees and wishes to request a top-up to a previous Local Restrictions Support Grant award

Any business that needs support is encouraged to get in touch to find out what funding they may be eligible for. Please share with your business networks and fellow business owners.

To find out more and apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant or another business grant visit  or

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Laying of the Dickleburgh and Rushall Parish Council wreath

Remembering those who fought and died to give us a free society, a safe society.

The people of Dickleburgh and Rushall thank you

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South Norfolk Heroes – Dickleburgh Stores

Dickleburgh Stores have worked tirelessly to provide a high level of service & care to customers.

From facilitating prescriptions, delivering shopping & sourcing items they don’t have in stock, nothing has been too much trouble.

Thank You!

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Development Management Planning

Information from South Norfolk Council on their modified planning service in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

In light of the further announcement on 16 April regarding ongoing controls in relation to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, the Council will be amending how we manage the determination of planning applications in order to be able to support the economy while practicing social distancing and safeguarding measures.

  • Applications will be validated and allocated to an officer as usual.
  • Officers will only be carrying out site visits where it is essential to be able to assess the proposal and other methods have been explored (i.e. the use of aerial photography, street view, previous records or photographs from the applicant). Officers will only go onto the application site where this has previously been arranged with the applicant and with their consent
  • From 27 April 2020 where there is a statutory requirement to display a site notice this will be undertaken. We will practice social distancing, minimise the number of officers who will undertake this and will use appropriate protective equipment to minimise risk.
  • Neighbour notification letters and consultations required for each application will be sent out as usual.

The statutory requirement to post a site notice includes applications that affect the character or appearance of a conservation area or the setting of a listed building; that are a ‘major application’ i.e. 10 or more dwellings or 1000sqm or more for non-residential; where the application is contrary to the Development Plan; that are accompanied by an Environmental Statement; that affect a public right of way; or are submitted by the Council.  The Council will also advertise by site notice when the proposal is directly adjacent to land where the landowner’s address is unknown i.e. agricultural land.   In order to minimise the number of journeys to erect the required site notices it is likely that there will be a delay in the Council being able to determine the application.

The Council will be seeking in the above scenarios, as is recommended by government and is usual practice, to agree an extension of time with the applicant for a revised date in which to determine the application by. The Case officer for each application will contact applicants individually in this respect and we trust that applicants and agents will work with the Council and be cooperative with this approach.

Town / Parish councils will continue to be consulted and in most instances have the ability to comment on planning applications without the need to convene a meeting.  However Town / Parish Councils are advised to contact the case officer should they be unable to comment on an applications in the required 21 day period or do not have appropriate constitutional arrangements in place to do so. We will of course, as always, consider requests for further time for Town / Parish Councils to comment on a case by case basis depending on the particular circumstances of each application.

We are reliant on responses from statutory consultees in most instances in order to determine a planning application. We may experience a delay in responses and again the case officer will keep applicants and agents updated.

In respect of contact with the case officer/the council offices during this period, as you will appreciate the majority of staff are working remotely and email contact in the first instance is suggested and preferred, however we do have phone cover and will do all we can to help you on the first point of contact or ask the case officer to contact you directly.

Whilst we are working hard to maintain our usual efficient service, as we are working in different ways to respond to the restrictions of Coronavirus at this time, you may experience a delay.  The Case officer will be in touch with you to discuss implications on individual applications.

The planned Planning Committee/Development Management Committee for April were postponed and in line with Government Advice we have been looking at ways to convene virtual meetings on 6 May 2020 for South Norfolk Council and 20 May 2020 for Broadland District Council and will post a further update during the week commencing 27 April 2020 once the details have been agreed.

Please note that this procedure will be kept under review in light of any further updates and changes from the government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Face masks and a local community veg scheme.

Hi everyone

We’re writing to let you know about a couple of things: face masks and a local community veg scheme.


David found he had a pack of unopened face masks (which he uses in his work) and wondered if they could be of more use elsewhere in the community at this time.  He contacted Pulham Market surgery who didn’t need them BUT they suggested he try care homes.  He took the pack round to Culrose House and they were very grateful for them.  So if, for work or DIY reasons, you’ve got a spare stash of sealed face masks (not easy to say!) please consider donating them to your local care home – they really need them.


Matthew, of the Happy Food Coop in Bury, has come up with a great plan to try to get locally grown organic veggies to folk who are in need during this incredibly difficult time.

Part A of the plan: if you’re struggling to make ends meet and you’d welcome some veggies, a bundle can be (safely) delivered to your doorstep FREE of charge, on a weekly basis if that’s useful for you.

Part B of the plan: The hope is that those of you out there who haven’t been financially stricken by the lockdown and think this is an idea worth supporting, will consider donating money to the scheme to help it continue to deliver free organic veg to those in need.

If you would like a FREE organic veg delivery:  please reply to this email and we can take your details, check what delivery arrangements suit you and find out how many are in your household.  If you don’t need one but you know someone who does, please let us know.


If you would like to support this scheme by making a donation: please visit Food Bundles, Emergency Relief where you can read all about the scheme and scroll down to the Donations bit on the page.  Donations will be easiest to make either through the Fundrazr link or, by bank transfer direct into the Happy Food Coop’s bank account.

If you might be able to help in the future: if this project succeeds and we need more volunteer delivery drivers or a place in which to receive a big delivery from Bury (which then gets distributed out to individual households), again please let us know.

With big thanks to all – whether it be for donating spare face masks, donating some £ to help make the community veg scheme a success, or volunteering some space/delivering … and PLEASE get in touch ASAP if you’re someone in need of some fresh organic veg but haven’t got the means to get hold of them, we need to know who you are!

Jane and David

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Coronoavirus Help Hub

If you are self-isolating South Norfolk Council’s Early Help Hub may be able to help.

Call 01508 533933 or direct to the people overseeing our area on 01508 533826.

For more information please see the South Norfolk Council website:

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Dickleburgh & Rushall Village Centre Coronavirus update

As a direct result of recent Government recommendations, we regret to announce that the Village Centre closed for all activities on Thursday 19th March for an indefinite period.

This decision has not been taken lightly but the Management Committee have a responsibility to its valuable members of staff & its hirers to take whatever action may be necessary to keep them safe from harm.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but we are sure that you will appreciate this decision has only been taken to protect our staff & hirers which is of the utmost importance at this time.

Any pre-paid bookings will of course be fully credited or reimbursed.

Please contact Mandy Wilby 07732 030495 if you wish to postpone or require a refund for a booking

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