Newton Flotman Parish Council

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and exists to represent the interests of the parish. In many cases however, the Parish Council’s role is advisory, the final decision resting with the District Council.
There are seven Parish Councillors who are elected every four years. The position is purely voluntary and attracts no payment.

The Parish Council meet six times a year at 7.30pm in the Village Centre on the last Tuesday of odd months (e.g. January, March etc).  Planning meetings are arranged as required.

Mobile Library Service

The mobile library service provide residents living in more isolated rural communities that do not have a library building, with the opportunity to borrow books and access other library and council services.

For mobile library timetable information, please click on the link:  and choose the relevant village(s) from the list.

Mobile libraries are free to join and are open to people of all ages.  Items can be chosen from the vehicle or reserved via the online library catalogue or the Norfolk libraries app for collection from a mobile library, then can be returned to any branch library or mobile library in Norfolk.

All vehicles are equipped with a lift for people with mobility problems, wheelchair users and prams/buggies.

Our mobile libraries offer:

  • Fiction books for adults and children (book request: adults – 60p, children – free)
  • Non-fiction books for adults and children (subject requests are free)
  • Large print books (book request 60p)
  • DVDs for adults and children (a small charge applies)
  • Audio books on CD and cassette tape (tapes – free, a small charge applies for CDs for adults, children – free)
  • Jigsaw puzzles (free)
  • Long loan periods

15 books can be borrowed free of charge at any one time per person.  Mobile libraries do not charge for overdue books, although a repeat loan charge may apply for hired items (principally DVDs, CDs, and spoken word formats) not returned on the due date.  A replacement charge may apply if items are lost or stolen.

We offer a free e-mail reminder system to advise our customers that the mobile library will be in their area within the next two days.  Anyone wishing to be added to the mailing lists should ask their mobile library driver for the green e-mail slip to complete, or contact:

Karen Mills
Audience Development Coordinator – Mobile Libraries
Norfolk Library & Information Service
Room 46, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Norwich, NR1 2UA

01603 222267/222303

with their name, e-mail address and route number or village name.

We are keen to recruit more ‘Mobile Library Friends’ – volunteers who help us to promote the service by doing any of the following:

  • telling their friends/neighbours about the mobile library
  • delivering fliers locally
  • putting up posters
  • suggesting improvements/alternative stops.

If you think that you could help please contact Karen (details above)

Give and Take Event – Tuesday 30th May 2017

Give and Take event - 30 May

South Norfolk on Show: Sunday 2nd July 2017

South Norfolk on Show 2017

Morningthorpe – Temporary closure of recycling centre while essential maintenance work is carried out

Morningthorpe recycling centre near Long Stratton will need to close for eight weeks from 13 June for essential maintenance work to improve the drainage and carry out substantial repairs to the hardstanding.

The work will allow the site to continue to operate safely and meet environmental regulations.

Unfortunately there is not a way of keeping the recycling centre open while the work is carried out so the recycling centre will be closed from Tuesday 13 June and is set to reopen on Saturday 5 August 2017.

The nearest alternative recycling centres which are open seven days a week are:

  • Ketteringham (near Hethersett), Station Lane, NR9 3AZ
  • Mile Cross (Norwich), Swanton Road, NR2 4LH

Other nearby sites that are open Fridays to Mondays only are:

  • Bergh Apton – Wellbeck Road, NR15 1AU
  • Wymondham – Strayground Lane, NR18 9NA

All of the alternative recycling centres are between 10 to 11 miles from Morningthorpe Recycling Centre.

The work which will cost £90,000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

The County Council thanks people for their patience while these essential works are carried out.

For further information

Visit the Recycle for Norfolk website to look at our A-Z for other options to reduce, reuse and recycle your waste.

All the information on the closure including the alternative sites can be found at on our Morningthorpe Recycling Centre page or email or call 0344 800 8020.

Parish Crime Update: May 2017

Crime Update May

Rural crime under the spotlight at Norfolk PCC-led event

Parish Crime Update: April 2017

Newton Tasburgh (Hethersett) April

Annual Parish Meeting 2017

Newton Flotman Annual Parish Meeting
Tuesday 25th April 2017
Newton Flotman Village Centre
7.30pm – refreshments from 7pm

An opportunity to find out what is happening in the village and to have your say.

Come along and meet your elected Parish Councillors and hear of past, present and future activities from representatives of village organisations.

County Council Elections

The County Council elections are taking place on 4 May 2017.  You must be registered to vote by 13 April.  If you’re not already registered it’s quick and easy to do so, please visit  If you would like to apply for a postal vote you must do this by 5pm on 18 April. Please visit to apply for  postal vote and for further details on the elections.

Work to repair the A11 near Barton Mills

Amey are working on behalf of Highways England to repair the road surface of the A11. This work will include resurfacing the A11 between the Red Lodge junction and the Barton Mills roundabout.

Subject to weather conditions, they plan to complete this work between Wednesday 22 March and Saturday 15 April, working from 8pm to 6am on weeknights only. They apologise for any delays this may create.

To keep road users at a safe distance from the works, they will close the A11 while they are working northbound between the Red Lodge junction and the Barton Mills roundabout. There will be a clearly signed diversion route in place, whereby drivers will be diverted:

  • Along the A14 towards the Bury St Edmunds, before leaving at junction 40,then;
  • Take the B1103 toward Forrnham All Saints, then;
  • Take the A1101 towards Lackford and Icklingham, then;
  • Continue until re-join the A11 at the Barton Mills roundabout


To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit to register for the latest alerts.

If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to