News Archive

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 7 July 2016

Minutes from the meeting of South Lopham Parish Council held on 7 July 2016 at Valley Farm, Low Common, South Lopham can be downloaded in PDF format here (documents will open in a new window):


Lophams Society Summer Musical Evening CANCELLED

Regrettably due to a number of unforseen circumstances the Musical Evening planned for the 9th July has had to be CANCELLED. Sincere apologies to all those people who were looking forward to joining us and we now look forward to seeing everyone at our next event which will be the Autumn Quiz on the 14th October.

Norfolk County Council Total Transport Survey

Norfolk County Council are conducting a survey in Breckland and South Norfolk as part of their Total Transport project to find out more about how local people travel, why they might struggle to travel, and how they access travel information.

If you live in either of these areas and would like to have your say, please use the link provided – – to complete the online survey. The online survey closes on Sunday 10 July.

Thank you very much – we look forward to hearing from you.

Agenda of Parish Council Meeting 7 July 2016

The Meeting of South Lopham Parish Council will be held at 7.30 pm on Thursday 7 July 2016 at Valley Farm, Low Meadow, South Lopham.

Agenda in PDF Format (opens in new window).

Minutes of previous meeting & AGM in PDF Format (opens in new window).

Do you want to help your local community? Vacancy for Parish Councillor

A vacancy has arisen on South Lopham Parish Council due to the resignation of one of the current councillors.  We are seeking a resident of the Parish who would like to make a contribution to the community by being a member of the Parish Council.

Interested parties should contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Caroline Phillips, by email: or phone: 01379 687 950

In accordance with electoral rules, a Formal Notice of Vacancy dated 1 July 2016 has been posted on the Parish Noticeboard and here on the website.  A formal election may be triggered by 10 or more registered electors requesting an election to the electoral services Returning Officer at Breckland District Council, otherwise the Parish Council will seek to fill the vacancy by co-option of any interested parties.

Parish Council Audit and Accounts 2015-16

In accordance with the “Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities”, South Lopham Parish Council has published it’s audited accounts and governance statement for the financial year 2015-16.  PDF copies of the documents can be viewed at the links below (will open in new windows)

Annual governance statement

Accounting statement

Account reconciliation

Annual financial reconciliation

Expenditure items

Expenditure variance reconciliation

Internal audit statement

Lophams’ News July 2016

The July 2016 edition of the Lophams’ News has been published and uploaded to the website. Click here to view it (Adobe PDF format opens in new window).

June / July 2016 “Cock Crow”

The June / July 2016 edition of “Cock Crow”, the newsletter of the Upper Waveney Benefice is available to download here. (Opens in PDF format).

Lophams’ News June 2016

The June 2016 edition of the Lophams’ News has been published and uploaded to the website. Click here to view it (Adobe PDF format opens in new window).

Minutes of May Meeting & AGM published

The minutes of the Parish Council meeting & AGM held at 19:30 on Thursday 05 May 2016 at Valley Farm, Low Common have been published.  They can be read here (opens in PDF format).

Lophams’ Society Events 2016

The committee of The Lophams’ Society met recently to agree the Programme Of Events for 2016.

The first being: THE SPRING QUIZ which will be held on FRIDAY 15th APRIL.

Future events will be:

A SUMMER MUSICAL EVENING (details to be confirmed) on SATURDAY 9th JULY



All events take place in the Village Hall and can be booked in advance (other than the DROP-IN which is FREE to Lophams’ residents).

Please telephone 01379 688408 for details. Please put the dates in your diary. We look forward to seeing you.

New Buckenham Art Exhibition Opens 25 March 2016

I think it would be fair to say that the New Buckenham Exhibition over the twenty years has built up quite a reputation for being a quality show. It has always been held over the Easter Weekend and this year is no exception. The Opening Night is Friday 25th March starting at 7.30 p.m. and finishing at 10 p.m. admission is £3.00 and this includes your glass of wine and nibbles.  It is always a special night where lots of people gather as soon as the doors are open to find their very special picture. Many are sold on this evening and often to people who have bought a picture at the exhibition before. However if you prefer a more calm leisurely viewing then the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday are the days to go and enjoy this cultural event. The exhibition is open on Saturday 26th Sunday 27th and Monday 28th March from 11.a.m to 4.30 p.m. Admission is £1.00

The exhibition varies from year to year as new artists exhibit. However there are some artists that have been exhibiting with us since it opened twenty years ago. The quality is always good and it seems to get better each year. There is an interesting mix of styles and mediums. Water colours and oils are probably the most popularand then you find some incredible drawings, stitch work and always an individual view point in photography. I think it is fair to say there is something for everyone. Remember the dates and bring your family and friends and maybe you find a painting to buy.

For further details contact Hazel Rush email:

February / March 2016 “Cock Crow”

The February / March 2016 edition of “Cock Crow”, the newsletter of the Upper Waveney Benefice is available to download here. (Opens in PDF format).

Lophams’ News February 2016

The February 2016 edition of the Lophams’ News has been published and uploaded to the website. Click here to view it (Adobe PDF format opens in new window).

Diss U3A January 2016 “Flower Power in the History of Art” by Tanya Harrington

Tanya is a member of Diss U3A with a wealth of knowledge about art history. She gave our group a fascinating account of how flowers and plants have featured in the paintings and drawings of numerous artists, opening with an example from David Bomberg, whom she is currently researching for a book she is writing.

The next meeting of Diss U3A will be on Thursday 4th February, starting at 10.30 am in the United Reform Church, Diss. The guest speaker will be Christine Adams who will give a talk entitled, “Miss May Savage Moves House”.

For further information on Diss U3A please visit the website:

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