Bircham Pond

Councillor vacancy

Sadly, Council has received a resignation from Cllr Jonte Royall. As a result we are posting a Call for Election, allowing residents to request an election to fill this place. If after 14 days no such call is made, we move to co-option. There is already one remaining vacancy to be filled by this method.

If you would like more information about what being a Councillor involves and how to apply, please contact the Clerk.


There has been much concern over speeding in the Village. Council arranged a public meeting, which was held on Monday, November 1st.

Representatives of the Police and NCC Highways presented information and answered questions from around 30 residents. Notes of this meeting.

For information we are also providing Norfolk County Council's Speed Management Strategy - NCCSMS - which gives details of the guidelines which govern how Highways can and should act.

Tree Planting

Bircham Parish Council would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped with the tree planting on Monday 3rd May. It was a very windy morning but 15 trees (supplied by The Woodland Trust)  a mixture of Beech, Rowan and Crab Apple were planted on the Southern boundary of the playing field.



Photos show volunteers who included Cllr. Gloria Daniels and husband Rod Daniels, Cllr Malcolm Sargent, Cllr. Terry Clark and his wife Louise and son Owen, 

Cllr Chris Morley, Cllr Barry Mele, Cllr Sylvia Langfield and Cllr Jonte Royall. 


Social distancing rules were observed.  Photographs kindly taken by Hugh Rayner.

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The Parish of Bircham lies on the border of the Sandringham Estate, about 7 miles from the North Norfolk coast and comprises of three small villages:- Great Bircham, Bircham Tofts, and Bircham Newton.   Bircham Tofts is recorded in the Domesday book as Stoftstan, referring to its stony soil and it merged with Bircham Newton in 1719.   Norfolk's most famous son Admiral Lord Nelson's daughter Horatia married Philip Ward, the local rector, and brought up a large family at Church Farm.  

Great Bircham hosts a farm shop with deli and cafe, St Mary's Church, and the King's Head Hotel with an award-winning restaurant. There is also a fully restored windmill, considered to be the only working windmill in this part of the county, where visitors can climb five floors up to the fan stage, and on windy days, you can watch the sails and milling machinery turning and admire the view. The mill also has an onsite bakery, a small children's farm, and a cycle hire centre.    The Parish also played host to RAF Bircham Newton which opened in 1918, now home to the Construction Industry Training Board.


Bircham Newton has a small, private trout fishing lake and the Church of All Saints, one of the smallest in the county, with no porch, few windows and Victorian box pews.