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]
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)
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
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Please try not to dump old newspapers and very out of date magazines, your recycling bin is grateful for those items.
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
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 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.
Chairman Parish Council
Registering Restricted Byways.pdf
There is a vacancy, if anyone would like to join the Parish Council please contact the Clerk.
J Crisp resignation vacancy notice _1.pdf
At November’s meeting the guest speaker was Professor Richard Wilson who told the story of one of Norfolk’s most famous murders. The crime with its complicated history and characters could easily have been a work of fiction from novelists such as Charles Dickens or Wilkie Collins but was in fact a true story that took place in 1848 at Stanfield Hall near Wymondham.
The next meeting of Diss U3A will take place on 6th December at Diss United Reformed Church at 10.30 and will take the form of an In-House Debate.
For further information on Diss U3A please visit our website or telephone 01379 642674.