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Public Notice from Belton with Browston Parish Council


The aforementioned land (now woodland) was allotted to the Parish of Belton with Browston by the Inclosure Act of 1809.  The designated purpose of the land was for the extraction of sand and gravel for the repair and maintenance of the parish roads, overseen by the Parish Surveyor of Highways.  This was obviously before there were tarmac roads, when roads were just compacted earth.

When the land was allotted, the repair of highways was considered to be a charitable purpose, as mentioned in the Preamble to the Statute of Elizabeth and deemed a purpose beneficial to the community.  This charitable status persists as a perpetual trust.  The land has recently been officially registered with the Land Registry as parish owned, with the parish councillors continuing as trustees, as was instigated in 1809.  It has not been used for the repair and maintenance of the parish roads for a period of in excess of 100 years and has reverted to a very appealing woodland.

The charity trustees are required to publicise the (object) change of use of this land i.e. from sand and gravel pit TO “The object of the charity is the general benefit of the inhabitants of the parish of Belton with Browston in such charitable ways as the trustees think fit.”  Over the years, the land has reverted to woodland and the trustees consider that this would make a pleasant natural habitat within the parish.  The land is located on the south east side of the A143, just past the Cherry Lane Garden Centre and before the parish boundary with Fritton.  Unfortunately, there is no parking available, and being adjacent to the A143, the creation of an entrance/exit is unlikely to be permitted by NCC Highways.  The parking of cars within the site is not viable nor conducive to this natural habitat.  The land, however, is unfenced and accessible on foot.

The trustees would like to know parishioners’ views on this change of use, specifically, any objections to this proposal by 31st January 2021

Please send any comments to:Kate Ruddock, Parish Clerk

56 Victoria Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth NR31 6EF Telephone: 01493 602960

Email: beltonparish@yahoo.co.uk

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On Friday 8th May 2020, over 50 volunteers including Potters Resort entertainers and special guests took to the internet from their own homes, to entertain the nation on VE Day. The  ‘Over The Rainbow Festival’; a non-stop, 12 hour feast of live music, comedy, games and interviews, paid tribute to the heroes of world war 2 and the heroes of today battling todays common enemy Covid 19.
In particular we tried to raise awareness and funds to support the NHS, and NARS Charity (Norfolk Accident Rescue Service).
A challenging target of £10,000 was set, and our amazing guests and facebook community did not let us down raising a total of £11,324 as the final few minutes ticked by. With the Potters Friends Foundation matching the first £10,000 raised, a grand total of £21,324 will be shared between our amazing NHS and the wonderful team of volunteers at NARS, for whom John Potter is patron.
An original song written by Nigel Pattle and performed by Roxy Yarnold, both members of Potters Team, became the anthem of the day and an incredible and moving video paying tribute to the NHS accompanied the song and played throughout the 12 hour marathon which touched the hearts of thousands encouraging them to dig deep and raise over £20,000.
The link to the video and song here in a hope that you too find it just as moving and worth sharing as it really does create a strong emotion of togetherness in this time of need and why we so value our incredible NHS.

Shane Balls


BINKY’S CAFE  Call 01493 717100 for details of Takeaways and delivery of food and items

Binky’s Cafe has reopened from 9am to 1pm every day for takeaways, phone orders and deliveries. We will be following strict social distancing measures in line with government advice including letting a limited number of people in at a time and ensuring everyone stays 2m apart at all times.
Our breakfast menu will be available all day, and lunch items will be available from 11 am. We will also be serving afternoon tea, which we can do out of our working hours but we’ll need 24 hours notice as usual.
We will also have cakes, pastries, sausage rolls, scones etc available. To find out what we have each day either call us or message on Facebook. These can also all be made to order.
To order or place a booking for afternoon tea, during our working hours you can call 01493 717100 or you can message us on Facebook to book at any time.

Deliveries in Belton and Burgh Castle will be free for orders over £12 and will be charged at £2.50 for those outside of the area.

Thank you for your continued support through such difficult times.


What you can and cannot RECYCLE


1st Belton Scout Group

Newspaper Collection Dates 2021

Saturday 9th January 
Saturday 6th February 
Saturday 13th March
Saturday 10th April 
Saturday 8th May 
Saturday 5th June 
Saturday 10th July 
Saturday 7th August 
Saturday 11th September 
Saturday 9th October 
Saturday 6th November 
Saturday 11th December 


Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and parents we have the opportunity to increase the amount of newspaper, magazines, leaflets, birthday cards, Christmas cards and other thin card. This helps with our fundraising. It can either be brought to your section meeting or collected once a month on collection days, sorry it can only be collected on the above dates in Belton. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts recycling is part of your award work.
We also need your help to collect the paper in the village of Belton. If you can help please let Brown Beaver know 01493 780965 or john.clarke33@btopeneworld.com

For information about the new Needlework class at the JGI in Belton please contact Linda Davis at ladavis273@btinternet.com Every Thursday evening 7pm to 9pm or just turn up.

The ‘National Community Service’ Group

This is what we did for our social action project, all on a weeks deadline,
working with 15 others! We did a lot of fundraising and even chipped in our
own money, by having a ‘Fete’ at Fritton and also doing some bag packing at
Morrisons, to then go on to create this amazing place for people which may
have long term difficulties to go and get away from the public to do some
potting and learn about plants.There is an area outside which they can also
go over to and sit down just to get away and chill out. We are all very
pleased how this has all turned out especially with so little time and
so much work to be done! There was a lot of disagreements and debates on
what to do and how, but that all turned out to be very good with all the
ideas everything had! Well done to everyone on the NCS group to bringing
this all together! At the end of this everyone had a smile on their face!
Good work!
Tazmyn Buxton.
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BELTON FUND RAISERS reach £20,000The Bargain stall and charity quiz sheets in Belton have now raised over £20,000.00 since June 2006 shortly after the JGI reopened, the figure was passed at the Mammoth Sale at the JGI on September 20th. when that event alone brought in over £280.00 Originally the group ran as The Friends of the JGI and raised money just to help the halls trustees keep the building going but with that on an even keel they reformed as Belton Charity Fundraises so that as well as continuing to support the JGI they now make donations to other village groups and local organisations.
The main sources of income are the monthly stall at the JGI, the Mammoth Sales and stalls at the Craft Fair/ car boots at the New Road Sport and Leisure Centre as well as the quiz sheets set throughout the winter months by Gloria Swan who also sorts all the stalls donations. Other members of the “Fundraisers” are Jack Fuller, (chairman) and Wilma Fuller, Maureen Boreham and Brian Swan, We also have regular help from Eileen Webb and Ron Boreham with extra assistance at our larger events.
The group would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has donated to the stall or supported us in any way over the eight years, we always welcome donations of stock, almost any items are appreciated except those that run on mains electricity and items of used clothing. If you can help please call Gloria on 01493 780776 or contact any of the other “Fundraiser Group” members. At the moment any items suitable for the various Christmas stalls would be most welcome.Congratulations to all involved from the web siteCutting from EDP October 22nd 2014

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