Parish Information

Alpington and Yelverton are situated about six miles south of Norwich off the A146 in the District of South Norfolk Council. The combined population of both villages is 646 as at the 2001 census. There is a Primary School, Alpington and Bergh Apton Church of England VA Primary School, a Village pub the ‘Wheel of Fortune’, Alpington Village Hall and St Mary’s Church, Yelverton.
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Grit Bins and the Gritting Route

Gritting Route; The Villages are gritted from the Slade/Slade Lane through both Villages on Church Road to Alpington and Bergh Apton School

Grit Bins are provided in communities so the public can assist on a ‘Self Help’ basis, where local conditions require treatment of the road or footway.  There is an expectation that those spreading the material will take reasonalble care, and therefore wouldn’t lay themselves open to accidents.  It is important that people do not take actions that make the situation worse, for example pouring hot water on snow, which then freezes.

You may be interested in the Met Office’s Snow Code, Please use link in ‘useful links’ to access the Snow Code

All the Grit Bins are filled with salt or salt/sand mixture prior to the winter season and are checked and topped up during the winter season. However, at the times of higher usage it is helpful for the Parish Council or residents to notify the County Councils if bins are empty.

This can be done by phoning the Customer Service Centre Tel No 0344 800 8009

Parish Council Records requests

Requests for paper copies of Parish Council Records

All requests for paper copies of Parish Council Records must be made in writing and will attract a fee that is required to be paid in full before copies can be despatched.

The fee includes the following charges;
5p per single sided sheet
2nd class large letter postage fee
Pro Rata fee for the Clerks time

Please send your request to the Parish Clerk

clerk.alpington@gmail.com

Parish Magazine

Alpington and Yelverton are part of the Eleven Says parish magazine.

Use the following contact details to find out more information

Mr John Everett
Applebee
Bramerton Lane
Rockland St Mary
Norwich
Norfolk, NR14 7HE
elevensays@hotmail.com

Allotments

At present there are no allotments in Alpington or Yelverton due to the lack of available land.

Garden sharing is one way forward. Do you know of somebody with a large garden who is willing to let you cultivate part of it as a garden allotment?

Refuse Collection Changes – Your Black and Green bins are emptied on a THURSDAY

The bin collection day remains the same but the time of day has changed to early in the morning.  Make sure your bin is by the side of the road outside your property by 7am on the day of collection.

To view the present refuse collection calendars and/or If you have difficulty getting your bin to the side of the road, please use the following link to South Norfolk Council www.south-norfolk.gov.uk

Eligilability for Affordable Housing.

The Affordable homes in Alpington and Bergh Apton are advertised under the Home Options Scheme in the normal way with the local cascade as appropriate.

To be considered for one of the  Affordable Housing dwellings in Alpington or Bergh Apton, residents must apply to the Saffron Housing Trust to be accepted on the housing list.  Only applicants on the housing list will be considererd for these dwellings.

Tel no 01508 532000

email info@saffronhousing.co.uk