This website is designed and maintained by volunteers for the benefit of all areas of the Bunwell Community. It's success depends on your contributions so if you would like to publicise news, events or a business please submit it to Lee Harper for publication. Additionally if you would like to regularily submit articles or maintain a page for a club for example let Lee Harper know and you can be given publishing access.
Earlier this year Bunwell Parish Council established the Bunwell Planning Development Group comprising four lay volunteers and four parish councillors. The group is preparing recommendations for the Parish Council’s response to The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP).
The GNLP is being jointly produced by South Norfolk, Broadland District and Norwich City Councils in partnership with Norfolk County Council. The GNLP "aim[s] to produce a plan which will help to meet local housing and economic growth needs, whilst also protecting and enhancing the environment" for the period 2026 to 2038.
The group is working on a suggested parish council response to the GNLP with the aim of ensuring that:
1. Long-term planning and development in Bunwell meets the village’s future housing needs.
2. Bunwell assimilates the housing allocation deemed necessary under the GNLP.
3. Future development is in-keeping and sympathetic to Bunwell’s character.
4. Bunwell develops in the way most villagers want to see the village develop.
This has been a strange and challenging time for Girlguiding. We started, as usual, in September meeting together each week, little suspecting that by Easter our weekly meetings would be suspended and all activities would be sent out by email to be completed at home.
Bunwell and Carleton Rode's Favourite Scarecrow as voted for by you is perhaps better described as the 'Favourite Scarecrows' as not one but four scarecrows formed the display! The winning entrant was 'The Mad Hatters Tea Party' by Jason and Sarah Goddard.
Everybody who completed the Scarecrow Spotter Sheet was entered into a draw. The lucky winner of the draw and hence the coveted title of 'Best Scarecrow Spotter' is Vicky Hurrell.
Congratulations to The Goddards and to Vicky!
We will be holding a socially-distanced ceremony to award Certificates and the 2x £25 Bunwell Stores Gift Cards donated by Bunwell Parish Council. As always, watch this space!
At the time of publication: we had raised the awesome amount of £824 for the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity. Thank you to everybody who has donated so far. There is still time to donate via our JustGiving page, but we will be closing the fundraiser in the near future so that the money can be transferred to the N&NH Charity and go to support the vital work they do.
Thank you to everybody who built a scarecrow and to everybody who went scarecrow-spotting!
With 'Run Norwich' being cancelled, the newly formed "Bunwell & Carleton Rode Runner" group has decided to hold a 'Run Bunwell'. It will be a 10km run around the village on 18th October 2020, the date of Run Norwich, with suitable social distancing. Entrants to Run Norwich can use this event as a "Virtual Entry" but anyone is welcome for fun, a challenge or a time - it’s up to you.
If you would like to find out more about Run Bunwell, or are interested in coming along to one of the Wednesday evening or Sunday morning runs, please join the Facebook group .
We have had a fantastic number of entries for the Scarecrow Spotters but if you did not manage to see them all or collect their names here is a gallery of them..
The winning 'Favourite Scarecrow' and 'Scarecrow Spotter' will be announced the following week.
In the meantime if you wish to contribute at our fund raising page you can go to justgiving.com/bunwell-volunteers