Are you worried about paying bills?

On behalf of Norfolk Association of Local Councils

Don’t panic, help is at hand. The most important thing is don’t hide your head in the sand. Talk to someone and see if you can work something out.

Avoid loan sharks! It may seem tempting to take out a short-term unregulated loan to get you out of a fix, but this can lead to huge problems down the line, including violence and intimidation and paying back many times what you borrow.

The first port of call should be your G.P. practice – ask to be referred to a social prescriber, in some areas they are called community connectors or living well connectors. All GP services in Norfolk are connected to a team of social prescribers who are themselves connected to a range of advice and help providers and they can help you find the support you need in the quickest possible way.

Download below are the details for a range of other agencies who may be able to help.

New Swing

We are thrilled that so many members of the community are enjoying the new swing recently installed in the children’s play area.  Our thanks to the Potter Heigham Trust and Produce Show for providing the funds to offset the cost.

Veterans’ Survey

The Veterans’ Survey is being carried out by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It aims to learn more about the lives of the UK Armed Forces community, veterans and their families.

For more information about the survey, who can take part and what to expect please see the link below.

Broads Authority Consultation

Loacal plan and design guide flier 1

Local Plan for the Broads

This is the first stage of the review of the adopted Local Plan.

This version does not include policies, but asks for your thoughts on some topic areas and potential options.

There is a call for sites for residential dwellings (Broads-wide), residential moorings (Broads-wide), residential caravans (Great Yarmouth Borough only) and Gypsy and Traveller sites (Great Yarmouth Borough only) and local green space (Broads-wide).

The consultation runs to 4pm on 9 December 2022.

Please email any comments to: [email protected]

The documents out for consultation can be found here:

If you wish to put land forward for consideration, here are the links to the surveys:

  • Call for sites for dwellings, gypsy and traveller sites and residential moorings – on line survey –

Design Guide

We have produced a draft Design Guide.

The Design Guide will help anyone submitting planning applications for new development so they have a clearer idea at an early stage what is likely to be acceptable in the Broads.

It should help to ensure that it relates well to its surroundings and enhances the Broads with development that is sustainable, increases biodiversity, improves accessibility and contributes to the local area.

The consultation runs to 4pm on 9 December 2022.

Please email any comments to: [email protected]uk

The document out for consultation can be found here.

Broads Authority: Dark sky events in the Broads

Date Activity Location Time How to book Cost
Saturday 8th October

Dark Sky Adventure

Experience the night-time world around How Hill, on an adventure with astronomy, night creatures and sensory discovery, rounded off with just a touch of night magic!

Booking Essential

How Hill Nature Reserve



NR29 5PG

1900 – 2100


Toad Hole TIC 01692 678763/01603 756096

£10 per adult

£7.50 per under 16

Tuesday 18th October

Dark Sky Waveney wildlife walk.

Explore Waveney Valley marshland footpaths and woodlands after dark with the BA rangers, searching for bats, owls and other nocturnal wildlife.

Booking essential!

Meet at North Cove Nature Reserve Car Park, Wade Hall Lane,

North Cove,


NR34 7QQ

18.30-20.30 For bookings, please ring 07710 806109 Free
Sunday 16th October

Fungus family fun

(walks and family drop-in event) Experience the world of magical mushrooms and terrific toadstools

Find out about fungi friends and scream with the spores on a fungtastic guided walk looking at mushrooms in the park with activities along the way. Mushroom display and free fungi craft activities also available through the day.

Booking Essential

How Hill Nature Reserve



NR29 5PG

1000 – 1500

(Walk 1030 – 1230)

(Walk 1300 – 1500)

Toad Hole TIC 01692 678763/01603 756096

£12 for child + adult

£20 for family (up to 4)

(No unaccompanied children)

Works Notice

Please note the Environment Agency (EA) have agreed licenses for the “undergrounding” of power cables by UK Power along the North West river bank at Potter Heigham.

Work commences in October and updates will be posted as and when recieved.

District Council Elections

Prospective Candidates Event Poster

Mobile Library Service Consultation

Norfolk County Council is proposing to reduce the budget for the mobile library service by £200,000 – this is nearly half of the existing budget of £422,000.  To make this saving they now have to find ways to run the mobile library service in a different way and potentially reduce the number of routes.

To do this they have launched a consultation to find out how residents’ use the mobile libraries, how much they value the service and what elements of the service could change.

Deadline to participate is Wednesday 21st September and you can access the  Consultation Link below for more information:

Co-option Vacancy Notice

Notice is hereby given that there is a vacancy on Potter Heigham Parish Council. The vacancy has previously been advertised, and no election has been requested. The Council is now able to fill the vacancy by co-option.

Applicants should note that Councillors are expected to attend regular monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month and any additional meetings as may be arranged, and to represent the electors of Potter Heigham in raising and discussing those issues of interest and concern on which the Parish Council is empowered to act. Applicants should also note that membership of the Council is open to electors:

  • Whose residents is in Potter Heigham or within three miles of Potter Heigham, or
  • Whose principal place of work is in Potter Heigham and
  • who is not disqualified (by reason of a criminal record, bankruptcy or involvement in corrupt practices).


Please complete the Application Form and return to [email protected] by 6th October 2022.

The successful applicant will be appointed following consideration by the Parish Council and applications received after this date will be considered at the Council’s discretion.

For further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Amy Gallant,

Clerk to the Parish Council

Telephone : 07377653369

Email: [email protected]

Potter Heigham Trust

It has come to the attention of the Potter Heigham Trust that there is a rumour in the Village stating that the Trust is no longer active.  This is not true.  The Potter Heigham Trust is extremely well managed and continues to fulfil its responsibility of supporting the community and those in need in the Parish.

Sheridan Turner