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27th September 2023 - COMPLETION OF AUDIT

The Council's accounts for 2022-23 have been signed off by the external auditor.  See formal notice. You are able to view the accounts anytime by contacting the Clerk.  They are a riveting read!


The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Wednesday 20th September at 7.00 pm and the Community Hall. Agenda is here.

3rd August 2023 - BRIDGE ROAD CLOSURE 16th - 22nd AUGUST

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (NTRO6907) affecting the Bridge Road from its junction with B1145 Aylsham Road to its junction with Church Road in the PARISH OF COLBY AND BANNINGHAM to facilitate County Broadband Ltd spine works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 16th to 22nd August 2023 for the duration of the works expected to be about 7 days within the period.

Alternative route is via:  Colby Road, B1145 North Walsham Road.

If necessary, the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order.

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The team dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is North Area Streetworks (Community and Environmental Services Department) contactable by telephone at 0344 800 8020 or email at Details are also available at

Dated this 4th day of August 2023.


7th July 2023 - Parish Council Meeting - 19th July 2023

The next meeting of the Parish Council is Wednesday 19th July at 7.00pm at the Community Hall.  Click AGENDA to view.

23rd June 2023 - Internal Audit and Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 22-23.

The Council's accounts for the financial year 22-23 have been subjected to an Internal Audit and have now been submitted for External Audit to PKF Littlejohn, 15 Westferry Circus, London E14 4HD.  The Council is required to publish certain documents relating to the AGAR and those documents can be found here:

Notice of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights

Annual Governance Statement 22-23

Accounting Statements 22-23

Internal Audit Report.

If you would like to know more about the Council's audit please contact the Clerk.


15th June 2023 - Parish Council Meeting - 21st June 2023

The next meeting of the Parish Council is next Wednesday.  Click AGENDA to view.


28th May 2023 - Do you want to be a Parish Councillor?

The Council currently has vacancies following the retirement of two Councillors at the recent elections.  This is your chance to help your local community develop and thrive.  If you would like to know more contact the Clerk on


11th May 2023 - Parish Council Meeting - 17th May 2023

The next meeting of the Parish Council is next Wednesday.  Click AGENDA to view.

4th May 2023 - ANNUAL PARISH MEETING - 24th May 2023

The Annual Parish Meeting is your chance to find out what the Council has been doing over the last year.  There will be reports from the Chairman and the Clerk, as well as Colby Primary School, and the local Police beat officer will be joining us.  Come along and meet your Councillors and have your say - all welcome!  Click AGENDA to view.

24th April 2023 - The Council's Priorities for 2023-24

At it's last meeting the Council approved its priorities for the year. Click PRIORITIES to view.


13th April 2023 - Parish Council Meeting - 19th April 2023

The next meeting of the Parish Council is next Wednesday.  Click AGENDA to view.


1st April 2023 - Budget and Precept 2023 - 24

The Council has approved it's budget for the coming year.  The Council has also agreed not to raise the Precept (the amount which goes on to your Council Tax to fund the parish's service) for the third year in a row.

Click BUDGET to view.


The formal Notice of Election can be found here.


The formal notice of election can be found here.


9th March 2023 - Parish Council Meeting - 15th March 2023

The next meeting of the Parish Council is next Wednesday.  Click AGENDA to view.

20th February 2023 - Update on Election

In order to vote at the upcoming elections you will need to have a photo ID.  Further information can be found here

12th February 2023 - COUNCIL ELECTION 4th MAY 2023

Elections are being held across the country this May for local authority Councillors.  If you are interested in becoming a Parish Council you can find information about the process by visiting:

9th February 2023 - Parish Council Meeting - the next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 15th February at 7.00 pm in the Community Hall.  Members will be discussing Broadband in the village; Speed Awareness Monitors and Some internal policies among other topics.  Full AGENDA here


12th January 2023 - Happy New Year!

The next Parish Council meeting will be held at the Community Hall on Wednesday 18th January at 7.00pm.  AGENDA

The Community Hall now has its own dedicated website.  Go to:

Free kindling!  The Parish Council chairman - Jeff van Poortvliet - has delivered a crate of wood suitable for kindling to the Community Hall car park - please help yourself!

9th November 2022 - Parish Council Meeting - the next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 16th November at 7.00 pm in the Banningham and Colby Community Hall.  AGENDA


14th October 2022 - Banningham and Colby Community Hall

A considerable amount of refurbishment work has been carried out at the Community Hall and it is now available for bookings.  So, if you have an event that you are looking for a venue for - wedding reception, party, social event or club meeting - this could be the place for you.  A new website for the Hall is under construction where online booking will be available, but in the meantime please contact Colin Studholme on 01263 587952 for more information and to arrange a viewing.

13th October 2022 - Parish Council Meeting - the next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 19th October at 8.00pm in the Banningham and Colby Community Hall.  AGENDA

30 September 2022 - Urgent: Security of Property

Our District Councillor has alerted us to suspicious activity and potential break-ins at locations in the area, particularly in rural locations.  Please be wary and continue to ensure the security of your property, and if you see anything suspicious please report it to the police


30 September 2022 - Notice of Conclusion of Audit

The Parish Council audit of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 has been completed.  The Annual Governance and Accountability can be found in the Documents section of this website.


20 September 2022 - Affordable Housing Proposal

Update - the Parish Council will discuss a draft "Call for Sites" document at the next meeting and respond to NNDC/Broadland Housing Association.  Once agreed, all households will receive the letter.

20 September 2022 - Parish Council Meeting - the next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 8pm in the Banningham & Colby Community Hall.  AGENDA

21April 2022

Remember Jackie Weaver and Handforth Parish Council ????

She's back, but this time in a video to encourage people to become parish councillors.  Take a look!

What We Do

The Parish Council is responsible for:

  • the village green

  • the playing field

  • the allotments

  • the 3 noticeboards

  • commenting on planning applications

  • the 2 village signs

  • grants towards churchyards upkeep


   The Banningham & Colby Community Hall is in the process of a charity registration with the Parish Council as Sole/Managing Trustee

24 June 2022 - Annual Audit

The accounts for 2021/22 have been completed and reviewed by the internal auditor.  The following documents are available to view:

Notice of Electors Rights

Annual Governance and Accountability Return - Sections 1,2 and Internal Audit Report

Accounts Summary

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