Request for any Photos of our Jubilee Events

Following the Jubilee weekend in June the Parish Council would like to make a record of the events for future generations to enjoy. If you have any photos and are happy to share them please send them to the clerk at the following address at

Or even just mention to that address that you’d be interested in contributing some. There’s no need to actually send the photos at this point, the Parish Council is investigating how much interest there would be, and what the total file size would be etc.

Our generation has enjoyed looking back at the photos from the previous jubilees, including fetes and street parties etc. So the idea here is to create a collection centrally of interesting pictures of the village events, that future generations can look back on and enjoy.

Invitation for Applications to the Community Benefit Fund 2022

An invitation from the Parish Council to apply for the Community Benefit Fund:

Since 2015 we have received an annual payment from the Avenue Solar Farm. This money is put into the Community Benefit Fund and each year local groups and individuals are invited to apply for a grant towards projects or activities in Alpington and Yelverton that benefit the community as a whole or a group of residents.

As in previous years, we would like to invite applications from groups or individuals who seek funding to make a positive impact within our community.

Please see the attached poster for some rules and regulations, and how to apply.

Please have your completed applications returned to the Clerk by 30th November 2022. The results will be announced at the 9th January 2023 Council meeting.

Historic Local Event Tomorrow Sun 11 Sep – reading of the proclamation of the accession of King Charles III

There will be a public reading of The Proclamation of the Accession of His Majesty King Charles III at 2pm on Sunday 11th September in front of the Alpington and Yelverton Village Hall.

The Proclamation will be read by a representative of the Alpington with Yelverton Parish Council and residents are invited to attend this short but historic event.

Please do not park in front of the Village Hall whilst this ceremony takes place.

Local books of condolence open for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle this Thursday afternoon, the following arrangements have been made locally for people to be able to pay their respects and give their condolences to His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family.

St Mary’s Church, Yelverton will be open from today and for the official period of mourning for the lighting of candles and there is a Book of Condolence for you to write in.  The Church Service at 10am on Sunday will be a Service of Remembrance for the Queen.

There will also be Books of Condolence available at:
Broadland District Council, South Lodge, Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU
South Norfolk District Council, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, NR15 2XE
Emails of Condolence can be sent to South Norfolk-

An official eBook of Condolence is available on the Royal website

Jubilee Trees for Norfolk – 40,000 cut price trees up for grabs in Norfolk

More than 40,000 trees are available at a discount for everyone across Norfolk, thanks to the launch of a new scheme in the county.

The Jubilee Trees for Norfolk are supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy – a scheme to coincide with the celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – where people from across the UK are invited to ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’.

Half-price tree packs will be available at seven tree collection points including Norwich (County Hall and Broadland Country Park), Acle, Long Stratton, Watton, Fakenham and King’s Lynn). Applications opened from 30 May 2022 and the packs will be ready for collection in the planting season between December 2022-February 2023.

The Jubilee Trees for Norfolk scheme is being funded to a total of £50,000 Norfolk County Council and the Government through the Trees Outside Woodland project.

Jubilee Trees for Norfolk scheme – Norfolk County Council

Gardening Tasks – Sept 2022

After such a baking hot and dry August, we have now seen a little rain so our gardens are not quite as parched as they were! The dry heat has accelerated the flowering season of many perennials so the Autumn clear-up may have already started in your garden.

There should still be plenty of warm September days to enjoy and hopefully we will get a lot more rain.


When your grass has greened-up again, resume mowing and apply a general lawn feed which will boost your grass if needed. If you have dead patches or thatch in your lawn this can be scarified or raked out and you can spike the lawn with a garden fork to let more air to the roots of the grass. Regular mowing will also help collect the early Autumnal leaf fall.


Continue to dead-head as flowers fade and tie in new shoots on climbers.

Seed collecting

If you wish to, collect seeds from your summer-flowering plants, storing them in labelled paper envelopes or small paper bags.

Water features

If you have a water feature or pond, you can cover it with netting to prevent Autumnal leaves collecting and clogging the water.


Continue to enjoy the rewards of your hard work, pick your vegetables and late-fruiting raspberries and blackberries. Dig up any remaining potatoes, otherwise they may be destroyed by slugs.

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Bulb Planting

If we have some more rain soon, the soil will be damp and warm so now is the time to start planting up your spring bulbs (except tulips, which should be planted later – in November).

Tidying up

Fallen leaves are an important organic resource, so try not to put them all in your brown bin. You can put them in black bin bags or create a separate pile next to the compost heap to make leaf mould which will be perfect for conditioning your soil next October.

Dance lessons available from a professional Ukrainian ballet teacher

We’re pleased to help promote this great opportunity from Aleksandra a professional ballet teacher who arrived in the UK a few weeks ago.

The idea here is that she’s checking who is interested, and then she’ll book the appropriate venue nearby where the most demand is. So please make contact if you or your family might be interested!

Hello everyone!

I’m а professional ballet teacher and I came from Ukraine а few weeks ago.

I would love to set up ballet classes in area:
Bergh Apton Village Hall
Poringland Community Centre
Norwich “Garage”

Classes for
3 – 6 year old
7 – 11 year old
Over 16
Over 50

Would you be interested join me?

Contact details on the flyer downloadable here: