Upwell Parish Council
Upwell Parish Council

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Upwell Parish Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 Pre-submission Consultation.  
To view the draft plan and associated documents go to the NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN tab at the top of the page.
You are cordially invited to comment on the Draft Plan and associated documents by email to  neighbourhoodplan@upwellparish.com  (please copy and paste this address) or click on this link to send us your comments - Click
All documents can be downloaded if required.  This consultation will run until Friday May 24th 2019. 

Pre-School at Upwell Academy

A pre-school at Upwell Academy


An exciting proposition has been put forward to start a pre-school in the grounds of Upwell Academy for 2 and 3 year olds.  Potentially this could be as soon as September 2019.


If you would be interested in a place for your child or would like to share your views on this matter, a questionnaire can be downloaded from the academy website and printed or a paper version is available from the academy office.

Alternatively you can contact the academy by phone .



Wisbech Rail 

To download the latest news about the proposed delivery of the Wisbech rail service please click here


There is now a new bus service between Three Holes and Wisbech Click here for timetable

Your local Post Office

Norfolk Directory - Norfolk County Council


Police Public Equiry Offices Closures

Seven of Norfolk Constabulary’s Public Enquiry Offices (PEOs) will close as part of plans for future policing in the county.


This follows the most extensive review of the service in the force’s history leading to a new model fit for 21st century policing based on the changing nature of crime and future financial challenges.  


An in-depth review into how frequently members of the public visit the PEOs found a drop in use and in addition that the majority of the demands of the footfall attending could be met elsewhere.


As part of the savings required owing to reductions in the Constabulary budget, the decision was taken by Chief Officers to close the PEOs achieving £320,000 worth of savings. The PEOs will officially close on 31 March 2018. However, all will remain open as operational bases for police officers and staff.

Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Norwich (Bethel Street) PEOs will remain open. Their opening hours from 1 April 2018 are:

·         Mon – Wed: 9am – 5pm

·         Thurs – Sat: 9am - 6pm

·         Sun: Closed

Engagement surgeries will also be held on a regular basis across the county providing opportunities for residents to meet their local officers face to face.

These will be based at police stations in the following locations:

·         Cromer, alternating with North Walsham – Wednesday: 1pm – 3pm

·         Dereham biweekly – Tuesday: 12pm – 2pm

·         Diss - Friday 10am – 12pm

·         Downham Market – Thursday: 11am -1pm

·         Fakenham – Wednesday: 1pm – 3pm

·         Hunstanton – Wednesday: 11am – 1pm

·         North Walsham, alternating with Cromer - Wednesday 1pm – 3pm

·         Thetford every Tuesday 12pm – 2pm

The closure of PEOs affects 26 members of staff who were put at risk when the new model was announced in October. As always, the Constabulary will seek to keep redundancies to a minimum and the remaining roles are ring-fenced for the affected staff.

Deputy Chief Constable Nick Dean said: "As part of the 2020 review, we were required to look at the entire policing model including our Public Enquiry Offices.


"Traditionally, our PEOs have provided a key contact point for our communities. However, the vast majority of people now prefer to contact us by telephone or online.


"Our new improved website, which was launched in 2016, has been designed to assist those who are comfortable with self-service and can report issues such as anti-social behaviour and non-urgent crime through online forms.


"It is, however, crucial that we provide opportunities for face-to-face advice for residents who prefer this approach, which is why we will be holding these engagement surgeries.


"I cannot ignore that these changes affect staff roles and I want to take this chance to say how grateful I am for the professionalism, loyalty and dedication shown not only in recent times, but in all the months and years of service.

"All the changes we’re making as part of the new policing model will have an impact on our communities, but our priority is to make sure we continue to deliver a responsive, relevant and viable police service for the people of Norfolk.”





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We welcome you to Upwell Parish's new website. This website seeks to inform its citizens and others about ongoing projects and events in Upwell Parish and also serves as a database and reference resource for information on our Parish.


We welcome as much input from local residents as possible so if you have any ideas on how you would like this web site to look, things that you would like to be included or just a comment then please do not hesitate to use the contact us page or email:



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For more information email: advertising@upwellparish.com

We are a civil parish in the county of Norfolk covering some 27.65 sqkm.


Do not forget you are welcome to attend the parish council meetings and have a say during the public forum. It will be open to public. 

Find out more about this years meetings click here.


Parish Council Information

Chairman - Paul Williams


Deputy Chairman - Richard Melton 01945 771974




Prue Lester 01945 772234

David Pope - 01945 773054

Jill Gooch - 01945 773301

Brian Carr - 01945 774145

Keith Harrison - 01945 772661

Chris Robinson - 07836 606098

Ros Shorting - 01945 773604

Andrew Harrison - 01945 773735

Richard Melton - 01945 771944

Colin Rose - 07885 258434


Meggan Mercer


Christine Aston



Your Borough Councillors Are:


David Pope


Colin Rose



Your County Councillor is:

Harry Humphrey -

01945 430539



Clerk: Kate Bennett - 01945 592 747

Email: upwellpc@gmail.com


Webmaster: bill@upwellparish.com


Upwell Village Hall:

Ros Shorting
01945 773604






Crime Map

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