Welcome to South Lopham

Photo of South Lopham Phone Kiosk

This is the official website for the Parish of South Lopham. Here you will find details of your Parish Council, local information and events.

If you are a visitor, a special welcome to our village and lovely countryside, we hope you will find this site useful in finding places to stay and visit.

Please make a point of signing in regularly to keep up to date with local events and news, or sign up for email updates via the “subcribe2 our site” link on the right, or follow us on Twitter @SouthLopham.

We welcome contributions to the News area and any items for inclusion should be sent to [email protected]


Agenda for 2 November 2021 meeting

The next meeting is on 2 November at Valley Farm, please note the new start time of 7pm.

SLPC Agenda Nov 2021 V1.0.pdf

Agenda for 2 November 2021 meeting

The next meeting is on 2 November at Valley Farm, please note the new start time of 7pm.

SLPC Agenda Nov 2021 V1.0.pdf

Minutes of March 2021 meeting

SLPC minutes March 2021 V1.00.pdf

Annual Parish Council Meeting May 2021

Minutes of APCM May 2021.pdf

Annual Parish Council Meeting May 2021

Minutes of APCM May 2021.pdf

July 2021 Meeting notes

SLPC minutes July 2021 V1.00.pdf

September Agenda

SLPC Agenda Sept 2021 V1.0.pdf

Agenda for 6 July 2021 meeting

SLPC Agenda July 2021 V1.00.pdf

Parish Council Audit and Accounts 2020/21

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 2020-21. PDF copies of the documents can be viewed at the links below (will open in new windows)

Accounting Statement

Annual Governance Statement

Bank reconciliation 2020-21

Bank reconciliation 2021

Explanation of variances from previous year

Internal Audit Report

Certificate of Exemption

Notice of Electors Rights

Phone Box Library

Good News.
Thanks to a very kind resident the Phone Box Library has had a fabulous face lift and a good clear out and soon the outside will be getting a lick of paint. New shelves have been fitted and the books arranged neatly.
If anyone has any good quality books or recent magazines they would like to donate please either pop them in the phone box or contact the Clerk who will arrange for them to be collected.
Please try not to dump old newspapers and very out of date magazines, your recycling bin is grateful for those items.

Norfolk Strategic Flood Alliance leaflet

South Lopham residents please see linked leaflet published by the Norfolk Strategic Flood Alliance “Be Prepared for Flooding” (PDF document)

Be Prepared for FloodingV3.pdf

South Lopham Footpath Map

We have produced a leaflet and map of footpaths in the parish.  You can download a PDF of  the map to print from the link below.  (The reason part of this upload is upside down is because it is intended to be printed on A3 paper and folded.)Paper copies of this map can be requested from Rob Webb.

South Lopham Footpath Leaflet as A3 spreads 060819 (2).pdf

Registration of Restricted Byways

Registration of Restricted Byways in South Lopham February 2021

South Lopham Parish Council is currently in the process of applying for four lanes in the village to be designated as Restricted Byways, the lanes are the Upper Drag Way, Lower Drag Way, Chequers Lane and Park Lane. The rationale for the applications is because although our local public footpaths are well used by walkers, there is very limited access to the countryside for horse riders and cyclists. There is also a lack of connectivity between the various paths. The current applications for the four Restricted Byways in the village is to start and address these two needs.

All landowners who own land along the four routes have recently received a copy of the public notice from the parish council informing them of the application and a copy of the notice will be posted on each route.

It should be stressed that registration of the routes as Restricted Byways does not affect ownership of the land on which the routes are to be found, nor alter any existing rights of access that the landowner currently enjoys. Those of you who have lived in the area for several years will be aware that North Lopham parish council undertook a similar registration process of its local lanes and routes a few years ago.

If anyone has any questions about this issue, please feel free to contact myself or any other member of the parish council.

Rob Webb

Chairman Parish Council

Registering Restricted Byways.pdf

map of proposed restricted byway Top Drag Way map of proposed restricted byway Grange Farm map of proposed restricted byway Park Lane map of proposed restricted byway Lower Drag Way

Notice of Vacancy

There is a vacancy, if anyone would like to join the Parish Council please contact the Clerk.

J Crisp resignation vacancy notice _1.pdf

Lophams News April 2020

Lopham News Whole April 2020.pdf