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Norfolk Local Access Forum volunteer vacancies


The Norfolk Local Access Forum is seeking new members.


The Norfolk Local Access Forum is comprised of up to 22 people covering a range of interests in countryside access in Norfolk, including: walking; cycling; horse riding; landowners; conservation; other interests (including health, tourism, business, access for all, heritage, education). The Forum provides independent advice to a number of organisations including Norfolk County Council on improving access to the countryside in Norfolk.


They are looking for enthusiastic and proactive people with a passion for the outdoors with good communication skills to fill 5 volunteer vacancies on the Forum. These new members will represent the following interest areas: young people (or those who can represent young people); all abilities access; land at the water’s edge (anglers, boaters, swimmers); BME; health and wellbeing.


Further information and a link to the online recruitment form can be found here:


If you have any queries, please email or contact 0344 800 8020.


The closing date for applications is 21st June 2021. Please apply here:

Village Green Project


As some of you may have read in the Hill and Vale the Parish Council are in the process of designing a wildflower area within the Village Green. It has yet to be determined how big the space will be however its location can be confirmed as nearest to the fence by the communal driveway opposite the pond.  It is hoped that wildflower area will become an additional place to visit within the village.


The space will ensure that there is still ample and accessible parking on the green for Church, Village and Sparham Old School Room events.


The wildflower area will take several years to come into its full glory but should provide an instant increase in local habitat for birds, insects including bees and butterflies.


Plans are afoot to apply for some lottery funding to support this project and additional monies to repair the brick flint wall that fell down some years ago. We are keen to hear from any resident in the Village about their views of these plans. Any feedback welcome but must be received by the 20th May 2021 to be discussed at next Parish Council meeting on the 25th May 2021.


We are equally keen to hear from any residents who would like to be more involved in this project whether design ideas, participating in digging up the proposed area or anything else of benefit!


Please send comments to


Thank you.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Libraries are back out on the road with safety measures currently in place for both staff and visitors. Currently


  • there will only be 1 person or household (of up to 3 people) aboard at a time

  • please bring your library card with you or join in the library or online

  • we may ask for details from you to help with Test and Trace

  • you will need to wear a face covering in the library

  • hand sanitiser is available for use on the way in and out of the library

  • surfaces and computers will be regularly wiped down

  • returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours

Click here to read the timetable.

Don't Forget Your Toothbrush

The Sparham Red Phone Box is a mini recycling point and you can now leave any brand of empty toothpaste tube, used toothbrush/electric toothbrush head and packaging or dental floss container and packaging at the new collection point in the red phone box opposite St Mary's Church. These will be collected on a regular basis, from where they'll be sent to Terracycle for recycling.

Please make sure items are thoroughly cleaned and as much toothpaste as possible has been removed from the tubes.

See below for what is accepted into the programme.

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