Bradwell’s centre is located about four miles from the centre of Gt Yarmouth, on the south side of the River Yare. It is a large village of some 14,000 residents which has seen a great deal of housing development over the past 30-40 years, and it includes much of the Gapton Hall Industrial Estate. However, there is still a substantial amount of farmland in the village, and also the small hamlet of Hobland.
This website is designed to enable Bradwell’s parishioners to find out what is going on in their village, and to provide information to anyone with an interest in the area. Bradwell Parish Council has responsibility for a number of amenities within the village, and will make representations to the Borough Council, County Council, Police and others to secure improvements to services within the village.
The Parish Council’s base is the Leo Coles Pavilion, located on the Green Lane Playing Field site. Its meetings take place there, and the clerk’s office is situated there. At present it is unable to meet, until further notice, due to the current Coronavirus epidemic, but the office is currently being manned, and staff can respond to messages and queries. Please note that the Bradwell Annual Parish Meeting, which was scheduled to take place at 7.30p.m. on Wednesday 22nd April 2020, has been cancelled, and that the Annual Additional Rubbish Collection, which normally takes place in April at the Green Lane Playing Field and Mill Lane Recreation Ground car park areas, has also been cancelled.
The council’s committees, sub-committees and groups meet at other times, normally on other Tuesday evenings. For further details, please click ‘council, committees, sub-committees and groups’, third of list of ‘quick links’, at the top right of this page. Watch the noticeboards (on outside wall of Leo Coles Pavilion; on outside wall of brick bus shelter opposite the Sun Inn, Beccles Road; on the junction of,Beccles Road and Crab Lane, near the former Arches public house car park; Mill Lane, near junction with Willow Avenue; inside Mill Lane Centre; inside Bradwell Community Library) for details of forthcoming meetings and other community information.
You can also find agendas for any meetings happening within the next few days, nearly all of which are open for the public to attend, on this website – click ‘rminutes and agendas’ (bottom but one of list of ‘quick links’ at the top right of this page), then further ‘minutes and agendas’ link, then any ‘agendas’ heading where a file is shown. You can also find minutes for council and committee meetings which have taken place over the last twelve months within this sub-section of the site.
The council publishes a twice-yearly newspaper, “The Bradwellian”, which is delivered to every household in Bradwell (over 5,000!) by our team of volunteers. This website is designed to complement the information provided within The Bradwellian with regular updates.