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The Kings Head has just been awarded 'Pub of the Year' and 'Tastiest Food & Drink' in South Norfolk Council's pub of the year awards.

The public voted during August and September for their favourite pubs and then the winning pub was awarded their title. Following on from this in September all four categories were visited by judges from South Norfolk Council who decided on an overall winner to be awarded the title of 'South Norfolk Community Pub of the Year'.This was announced at a ceremony held at the previous winner's pub on 7 October. The Kings Head attended the awards and came away with the titles of 'Tastiest Food & Drink' and 'Community Pub of the Year'.

Head Chef Jake Armes who attended the awards spoke of his delight, "It is great to receive recognition for the hard work put in by the team over the last year. The determination by the team to ensure our food and service is always excellent and improves year on year has been recognised and we are all ecstatic about this".

Owner Anton Wimmer has been at the helm for over 36 years and has seen the pub go from strength to strength "I am so pleased that the team we have here at the Kings Head has been recognised not only for their tasty food and drink but their enthusiasm, imagination and determination that has ensured we do not rest on our laurels. Instead the young and vibrant team have driven us forward in ensuring the community we serve are happy time and time again when visiting and have developed new events and initiatives all with a smile on their face. The judges recognised and praised this and I am a very proud landlord!"

The King Head receive £500 in prize money to spend on an event for their community and are already putting together plans for how this can be spent for everyone's enjoyment.

The Kings Head Bawburgh would like to thank everyone who voted and all those who have supported us by visiting, and we look forward to hosting our community event soon!

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 Sincere thanks from Bawburgh Village Hall Management Committee to Eleanor Williams and her friend Anya who both made a stunning job of painting the new container behind the Village Hall. This was bought for storage and replaces the old wooden sheds. Definitely worth a visit.

On behalf of the Community Panel Members of Norfolk Youth Offending Team, can I thank all of you who took the time to vote online for this award nomination.
Amazingly we won the OSCA overwhelmingly and are all very proud of our achievement.  

David Goodman

The school have recently received the fantastic news that their project has been successful in the Aviva Comunity Fund competition.  The school will be awarded £10,000 to buy and concert a double decker bus into a much needed library and extra classroom and nurture space.

The Aviva Comunity Fund is an initiative that helps to strengthen local communities by offering practical support and funding for inspiration local causes.  Projects could receive funding from £1,000 up to £25,000.  The nationwide initiative, now in its fourth year, called upon local suppporters to champion a project in their area to be in with a chance of securing fuding.  Each organisation had to galvanise the support of their local community to vote for their entry in one of three categories.

Bawburgh School thanked everyone who voted for the Bawburgh Big Ideas Bus.  "Everyone at the school is delighted - your votes reallt did count and we can't wait to make this porject a reality.  Thank you so much to those who have already volunteered their time and skills going forwards - as things get underway we would love to involve as many people as possible so, if you think you have any skills or time which you could volunteer,  please contact kate.


As part of a national review of electoral boundaries, the Parish of Bawburgh will be getting smaller from May 2019.

Following a consultation, it has been agreed that The Hampdens (the new estate on Dereham Road) will move to Costessey Town Council as this makes more sense geographically.  In addition, the B1108 Watton Road will become the dividing line between Little Melton and Bawburgh, meaning that some households will move between the two parishes.

Map of Bawburgh Parish boundary changes

Bawburgh's electoral roll will reduce by about half and revert to its former size of about ten years ago.  This will mean a reduction in the number of Parish Councillors from seven to five.

Parish Council Elections

Thursday 2 May is the date set for local Parish Council Elections and, due to the changes in the parish boundary, Bawburgh Parish Council will be reduced from seven to five seats.

If you are interested in becoming involved in serving your local community or wish to stand for election, we would like to hear from you to explain the work of our Parish Council, and how we work to maintain an enduring community life in and around Bawburgh Village.

Contact the Parish Clerk (Nicola LeDain) or speak to a current Councillor for more information.

The SAM2 speed recording machines have been recording the numbers and speeds of vehicles through our village. Parish Councillor, Mark Tudor has given Bawburgh News the information from the machines. This data was recorded between 29th August and 2nd November and showed that 74,416 vehicles passed through the village. On average, during the week days there were 1,196 vehicles and at weekends there were 1,123 vehicles per day. During the week the peak traffic is between 7am and 8am but at the weekend this changes to between 4pm and 5pm. The machines class a driver as speeding if they travel over 35 mph, despite the speed limit being 30 mph. 16% of all vehicles travelling through the village are speeding. The most number of speeding vehicles are recorded on Tuesdays. The average speed of speeding drivers is 39.2 miles per hour, quick enough to be prosecuted and quick enough to comfortably kill any pedestrian. The highest recorded speed in this period was recorded at 65 mph at 6am on the 12th September. Mark said, “We continue to have a huge problem with speeding motorists. We have re-formed the Speedwatch Team and they will attend various sites across the village to capture driver information to provide to the authorities. If there are more than 11 instances of speeding in any vicinity then the Traffic Enforcement Team will attend and they have the powers to prosecute.” In Summary: It is inexcusable to be speed in any villageIt is totally unacceptable to be speeding in your own village!So let's STOP speeding in Bawburgh!