Bawdeswell Parish Council

Parish Council for the village of Bawdeswell, which lies about half-way between Norwich and Fakenham.

Bawdeswell is in the Upper Wensum ward of Breckland District, in the Elmham and Mattishall division of the County of Norfolk and in the Mid Norfolk parliamentary constituency.

You can find useful links and details of events in Bawdeswell and surrounding parishes further down this page.





Notice is hereby given of a vacancy that exists for ONE Parish Councillor to serve on the Bawdeswell Parish Council caused by the resignation of Councillor David Shannon

Unless within 14 days of the date of this notice, ten electors for Bawdeswell (named on the Electoral Register) have requested to hold an election, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option as soon as practicable.

All requests (in writing) for an election to fill the vacancy should be sent to

The Returning Officer, Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE.

Date of notice 20th February 2017. Copy on Parish Noticeboard.

Please Note! This vacancy is in addition to the vacancy posted below.



As no request for election was received, Bawdeswell Parish Council will seek to fill this position by co-option at the meeting of the Council to be held on

Monday 6th March 2016 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Should more than one application be received for the vacancy,councillors will decide the appointment by a vote, or series of votes, in order to obtain a majority decision.

To be considered for co-option, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Be registered as a Local Government Elector for the Parish on the current Electoral Register.
  2. Has during the whole of the previous 12months occupied as tenant or owner any land or other premises in the Parish.
  3. Has had his/her principal or only place of work in the previous 12 months in the Parish of Bawdeswell.
  4. Has resided either in the Parish or within 3 miles thereof during the  previous 12 months.

Anyone wishing to be considered for co-option should contact the Clerk to the Council, in writing to White House, Pettywell, Reepham, NR10 4RN or by e-mail by midday on 28th February 2017.

Mrs Jo Boxall, Parish Clerk

10th January 2017.

A copy of the Good Councillor’s Guide is available to view below





Next Meeting of the Parish Council

Bawdeswell Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Bawdeswell Parish Council will be held on Monday 6th March 2017 staring at 7.30pm in Bawdeswell Village Hall

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

From 6th April 2017 Parish Council meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month, starting at 7.30pm.