The Social Infrastructure Fund is Norfolk County Council's capital grants scheme for voluntary and non-profit making groups.

Set up in 2020, grants of up to £250,000 are available for groups who are involved in community projects and initiatives that benefit the residents of Norfolk. Groups can use the funding to make improvements to their existing facilities, or to fund new initiatives and projects.

This grant is part of our commitment to voluntary and community organisations. It helps strengthen local communities by providing support for local buildings and facilities.

Groups and organisations can submit expressions of interest from 25 July 2022.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm on 19 September 2022.

Millennium Piece Survey

The survey can be completed online.  The deadline for the survey is 18th May 2022 and the results will be posted after this.

Norfolk Strategic Flood Alliance

Ratification Statement has been produced and the Parish Council has sent in recommendations.  

Lowering of Speed in the Village

Thank you to all parishioners who took the time to complete the survey for lowering the speed limit in the parish.  The results are : 55 responses were received.

Do you support a speed reduction for the whole of the parish from 30mph to 20mph:  74.5% Yes 25.5% No

Would you support the speed limit along Church Lane to be extended to the Walsingham road : 75.9% Yes 24.1% No


A public map can be seen of all planning applications in the village.  This has only just been started and will be added to as planning applications come in. 

Local Plan Presentation:

Anyone wishing to see the process of the Local Plan consultation it has now been place on You Tube


Results of Survey April 2021


The results for the lowering of the speed limit for the whole of the parish was 51.4% parishioners not support the lowering from 30mph to 20mph.  45.7% thought it should be lowered and 2.9% only other roads should be considered.


The result also showed Church Road should be included in the speed limit of 30mph to Walsingham Road

This is set out as a diagram for easy reference..  The full survey can be viewed as well.

Millennium Piece Survey 

The survey has had a very good response to the survey.  The results are as follows:

The Question was "Would you like the Parish Council to renew the lease for Millennium Piece with Holkham for another 20 years.  Yes / No


Permanent Residents      YES = 12   NO = 23

Part time Residents         YES = 26   NO = 5

General Public                    YES = 8   NO = 5

TOTAL RESULTS               YES = 46   NO = 33


Comments from the survey

Meetings​ and Communication with the Public

It has been agreed that the Parish Council meetings will be brought forward a week.  This will enable a leaflet to be written to explain what has happened at meetings and also items of interest for the village.  This leaflet will be distributed in with the Burnhams Newsletter.  

New legislation has given Parish Councils the ability to hold Parish Council meetings by virtual meetings.  The Parish Council is using Zoom for this platform.  Public will be allowed to be present virtually.  Any member of the public wishing to join can contact the Clerk for these details and how to access Zoom.   Under the new legislation Parish Council are not required to hold their Annual Parish Council Meeting so this will not take place.  Also the current Chair will preside for another year.

Please do contact the Clerk, Sarah Raven on 01328 738512 if anyone is self-isolating and needs assistance.  She can then put you in touch with local volunteers or charity groups. 


Friends Against Scams have sent a booklet regarding scams and how to avoid them.  This is a very useful booklet. 

Friends Against Scams Booklet

Flood Modelling Plans

The Environment Agency have provided a summary and maps of the new flood modelling for Burnham Thorpe.

Flood Summary and Plans

Temporary Closure of Footpath 9/10

A recent inspection of timber footbridge TF84407 on the Public Right of Way ‘Burnham Thorpe FP9/FP10’ has identified defects in structural timbers making the bridge unsuitable for use. This means that the bridge will need to be closed in the interests of public safety until repairs can be carried out or a replacement can be installed.

A specific date for repair works is unavailable at present.  It is hoped that Norfolk County Council will deal with this in the Spring 2021.  

Other public rights of way which have been reported to Norfolk County Council for attention are:

FP5 - this has a missing finger post.

FP15 - The right of way marker post is pointing in the wrong direction.  Also there is an obstruction on the field not allowing the correct route to be followed.

Gate near Church - This has been reported as broken.



If properties in Burnham Thorpe cannot access fibre and would like to, please could they contact the Clerk for more information on how this might be possible.