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Welcome to Bunwell Parish Council 

About this site


Welcome. This site has been created by the Parish Council to allow us to better connect with the people living and working in our village. You can read more about what the council does here and you can contact the Parish Clerk to pass on any comments you may have.   


Bunwell Parish Council is the first tier of local government in the village. Most local public services are provided by South Norfolk District or Norfolk County Council, but the Parish Council is the closest to the people it represents. 

This website is mainly about the work of the Parish Council, providing residents and others a window into its workings and providing a place for interested parties to look at the various documents and records we keep. 

News items or information sent to the Parish Council can be found on the next page.  Go to the Parish Council News page to find the latest items of interest. 

The Great Grid Upgrade - June 2023 Public ConsultationNational Grid is inviting local communities to comment on the latest proposals for a new electricity reinforcement needed between Norwich and Tilbury.  The proposal includes building new overhead lines and associated pylons and underground cables between existing substations in Norwich, Bramford and Tilbury, with a new substation in Tendring to connect to new offshore wind generation and interconnection.  To find out more about the proposals join one of the public consultation events, where members of the project team will be available to talk through our proposals and answer any questions.  The closest venues to Bunwell are:

Fri 7 July, 2-7pm, at Diss Youth & Community Centre, Shelfanger Road, IP22 4EH

Mon 10 July, 1-6pm, at Tibenham Community Hall, Pristow Green Lane, NR16 1PX

Tue 18 July, 1-6pm, Tasburgh Village Hall, Grove Lane, Tasburgh, NR15 1LR.


More details can be found on the National Grid Website:

The proposed line of pylons will cross Wood Lane in Bunwell, at the back of the Playing Field, coming from Forncett and proceeding south-west across Fen Road in Carleton Rode.

Bunwell Surface Water and Sewerage Working Party - Following recent meetings where residents have expressed concerns about localised flooding and sewerage problems, the  Parish Council have set up a Working Party.  The Terms of Reference  confirm its structure, purpose, responsibilities, operation and reporting requirements. The Working Party will report to the Parish Council on a regular basis but the Parish Council will deal with all external enquiries including at Parish Council Meetings.

The ToR can be found by following the link below  and any interested applicants should contact the Parish Council Clerk, email: bunwell-pc@live.comInterested applicants will be required to advise their home address, contact details, reasons why they wish to join, whether they’ve been affected by sewer or surface water flooding and how they feel they can contribute to such a group.

Terms of Reference

Modification Order to add the lane between Greenways and Barhams Lane to the Definitive Map.

The Parish Council is keen to ensure that the above footpath is added to the Definitive Map.  In order to this, we have to collect at least 12 completed forms of evidence showing that this path has been used for the last 20 years.  If you think you can help, please download and fill in the form from the link below, together with a map showing the location, or contact the Clerk for more help.

User Evidence Form

Location Map


The Parish Council is responsible for:​

  • the playing field

  • the play area

  • commenting on planning applications

  • the village notice boards

  • general maintenance around the village


Village Hall
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