Beighton Parish Council

Welcome to the website of Beighton Parish Council, incorporating Moulton St Mary.

Our contact details are on the right hand side.

Rebate on surface water drainage

Several households in Upton have been successful in claiming a rebate from their water company because their surface (rain) water drains to a soakaway and does not use the water company’s pipes and drains.

More information is available here:


Surface water drainage

Budget for the year to 31.3.2020

At the meeting on 13th November 2018 the councillors decided to increase the precept to £6,993. This works out as an increase of 5.3% and represents a total charge of about £40.66 for the year for an average Band D home, depending on the number of homes subject to council tax at the relevant date. The precept is collected by Broadland District Council as part of the council tax bill.

Budget for 2019-20


New parish clerk sought

Beighton Parish Council

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

The Parish Council is seeking to employ a new Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer, starting from mid February. The paid post is for an average of four hours a week which includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings which are held on the evenings of the second Tuesday of March, May, July, September, November and January. The Council covers the two small villages of Beighton and Moulton St Mary.

You will work from home and the hours are flexible, with the exception of Council meetings. The salary will be in line with 2019 National Pay Scales and in accordance with experience and qualifications.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills, ideally with some experience, although a full handover will be given by the current Clerk. The Council will reimburse you for use of your home computer, printer and all stationery.

The Council will pay for relevant training and any applicant should be willing to attend training courses as required.

The main tasks will include:

  • To prepare agendas, publicise and attend Parish Council Meetings, including the Annual Parish meeting.
  • To type the minutes of all meetings.
  • To liaise with district and county councillors, other outside groups, village organisations and the public, as required.
  • To manage the Parish Council finances, reconcile the cashbook to bank statements, present a list of receipts and payments for each meeting, prepare accounts for internal and external audit and produce an annual budget.
  • To keep Councillors informed of any relevant correspondence received between meetings.
  • To keep up-to-date with changes in relevant regulations and legislation and advise the Parish Councillors of such changes.
  • To maintain and update the Parish Council Web Site and Facebook page.
  • To minute the meeting(s) of the small Parish Charity, to prepare the accounts and submit these to the Charity Commission.
  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Council.

If you require any further information please contact the current Parish Clerk on 01493751070.
Applications should be sent by email to the clerk: (including your CV) by 31st December 2018. Interviews will be held in early January, date to be confirmed.

Warm Homes Fund

Grants are available for installing central heating for the first time;

WHF leaflet

Christmas bin collection

Collection Days over Christmas 2018

Residents whose collection day change is before their normal collection day will be sent a flyer highlighting that their collection day is being brought forward. Those whose collection day change falls after their normal collection day will be able to find out this information online and in the Broadland News.

Normal Collection Day

Temporary Collection Day

Monday 24th December

Saturday 22nd December (2 days early)

Tuesday 25th December

Monday 24th December (1 day early)

Wednesday 26th December

Thursday 27th December (1 day later)

Thursday 27th December

Friday 28th December (1 day later)

Friday 28th December

Saturday 29th December (1 day later)

Monday 31st December

*As Normal*

Tuesday 1st January

Wednesday 2nd January (1 day later)

Wednesday 2nd January

Thursday 3rd January (1 day later)

Thursday 3rd January

Friday 4th January (1 day later)

Friday 4th January

Saturday 5th January (1 day later)

There will be no brown bin collections over this two week period.

Agenda for meeting on Tuesday, 13th November 2018


Lloyds Bank mobile unit on Tuesdays

A mobile unit from Lloyds Bank visits the Acle Recreation Centre car park on Tuesdays from 10.00 to 12.15 and 13.00 – 14.45.

Privacy Policy

We wanted to let you know that we’ve updated our Privacy Policy in line with new data protection laws, which come into effect on
25 May 2018.We take our data privacy responsibilities very seriously at the Parish Council and we want you to understand and feel confident about how we collect, store and handle your personal data.

Our new Privacy Policy explains this, and sets out the rights you have in relation to your personal data.

If you’d like to find out more you can read our Privacy Policy below.

Privacy Policy

Annual Parish Meeting

Beighton and Moulton St Mary – Annual Parish Meeting

Tuesday, 8th May 2018 at 7.30 p.m.

Beighton Village Hall

All Parishioners are Invited to Attend


  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the Meetings held on 9th May 2017
  3. Matters Arising from these Minutes
  4. Police Report
  5. Parish Council Chairman’s Report – Carol Phillips
  6. County Council Matters – Brian Iles
  7. District Council Matters – Grant Nurden
  8. Parish Council financial report and accounts for the year ended 31st March 2018
  9. Report from the Village Hall Committee
  10. Community Speedwatch – Update
  11. Parishioners’ Forum – for residents to raise any concerns or questions

The Annual Parish Council meeting will follow this meeting

Refreshments from 7.00 p.m.

NCC – charges for disposing of DIY waste from 1st April 2018

DIY waste

Service update: from 1 April 2018 there will be a charge for the disposal of all DIY type construction and demolition waste. There will no longer be a free 80 litre or one item concession.

Up until 1 April you can continue to dispose of one item or the equivalent of one 80lt sack per household per week for free.

DIY waste is classed as construction and demolition waste, not household waste, and whilst we’ve previously accepted small amounts for free, we can no longer do this.  Our services need to reduce their costs. We prefer to save money by changing our policies rather than by reducing opening hours or closing a recycling centre. Removing the free DIY concession will help us to do this.

DIY waste can be disposed of through our ‘Pay as you throw’ service.  Other options include hiring a skip or employing a licenced waste carrier. Please make sure to factor in the cost of disposing of DIY waste when planning your latest DIY project.

For more information about the change in our policy read our press release.

Prices per 80 litre sack or single item

  • Unsorted/non-recyclable DIY waste – £5
  • Flat glass – £5 (classed as non-recyclable at Mile Cross Recycling Centre)
  • Rubble – £3
  • Plasterboard – £9 (£15 at Mile Cross)
  • Timber – £3
  • Scrap metal – no charge