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Oxborough welcomes visitors but ask them NOT to park around the Lime tree on the triangular grass area.
(The Pound).

Free parking is available at the Village Hall.

Visit The Breckland View bringing readers the news about the everyday life of the district.

Weather for Oxborough click below


With another burglary in the community this week, the 3rd theft within as many months, please keep a look out for suspicious activity.
Remember to make a note or even better, report any suspicious persons, vehicles or unusual activities.
If you have any concerns, call police on 101.
Since our village Home Watch disbanded unfortunately due to lack of support and interest, we still however need to be watchful for each other.

Please, if you witness anything suspicious – call police on the non-emergency number 101. If you believe a crime is in progress dial 999.

Draft minutes of Oxborough Parish Council Meeting.
Wednesday 18 January 2017.
Click to Oxborough Parish Council

OPC appoints new officers and councilor.
Following the resignation of the OPC chairperson from the council, the councilors elected as their new chair former vice-chair David Hotchkin and he has been replaced as vice-chair by Hillary Gay.
As no public nominations to fill the vacancy of councilor were received the OPC voted to co-op Simon Willis to complete the casual vacancy.

Approved minutes of Oxborough Parish Council Meeting.
Wednesday 18 January 2017. Also the Precept request to be submitted to Breckland Council by 27/01/2017. Click to OPC page

Whats-on at Oxburgh Hall
  Click for details

Iceni Partnership Friday Lunch Club
A chance to make friends, spend time chatting and more. Click Notice board

A letter to our contacts page from a past resident. Click

Chairman of Oxborough Parish Councillor Resigns.
John Voden who has served as chairman of the parish council since the AGM of May 2016 has resigned as a parish councillor.
This vacancy still leaves a quorum (four) to serve until the procedures for a replacement are fulfilled.
Breckland Council is aware of the situation and in the mean time an official ‘Notice of the Vacancy’ has been placed on the village notice board.

This is a Police Connect message.
Yesterday we had reports of suspicious males on driveways in the Ickburgh area. We have had reports of heating oil thefts across the Breckland district. This may not be linked but please be mindful and report anything suspicious to us on 101.
We have also seen an increase in thefts from cars in the Swaffham area. Whereby, power tools and vans were targeted, as well as a quad bike being stolen. Please be vigilant and ensure your vehicles are locked and you do not have anything on display.

Conservators from Simon Swann Associates start work undertaking the restoration of our WW1 war memorial. This follows the War Memorials Trust notification that OPC was eligible for funding of parts of the conservation project and the balance being funded by private donation. Click for photos 

Oxborough Group 100 Club. December draw. Click for results.

Breckland Council refuses Outline Planning Permission for the 8 houses submitted by Oxborough Farms Ltd. in the old cricket field Oxborough. To see summary click news.

Work well under way at Oxburgh Hall. Scaffold clad in the courtyard. See pictures. 

Minutes OPC Extraordinary General Meeting.
Saturday 12 November 2016
Ref: The for residential development
of eight detached dwellings submitted by Oxborough Farms Limited.

Letter from a resident re: Theft of lead from the church roof. Click 

Thieves steal the lead from Oxbotough church.
The lead has been stolen from the roof of St John the Evangelist at Oxborough over the weekend, either Saturday or Sunday night.
Click for full story.

Remembrance Day Sunday, November 13
As well as the remembrance poppies in St Johns Church there is a tribute of remembrance to the men of Oxborough who died in the First World War. Click for photos.


OPC Minutes Ordanry Meeting Wednesday 12 October 2016  Click

Extension proposed for Oxborough Lakes House, Boughton Fen.
Click for more

Whew - Another great success for Oxborough Macmillan Coffee Morning, £641 was raised. Thank you. Click for more 

Oxburgh Hall update remains closed but repairs to the Dormer Window are under way. Scaffolding is due to be erected during the last week of September but the house and court yard still remains closed. The gardens, walks, pantry and activities are still open to the public.  Click for update photo.

Certain areas of Oxburgh Hall are closed to visitors until further notice. Click for details

Oxborough Fun day.
A good day out and fine warm weather was enjoyed by visitors to the Games, Dog show and Car boot sale.
Click for pictures. 

Oxburgh Hall dormer window collapses into court yard. No one hurt. Click for details 

Oxborough History Group’s second archaeological dig took place Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August at the south of the churchyard wall, at the side of Oxburgh Hall car park. Click for photos 

Another great evening for ’Henry’s Quiz’. £571 given to Motor Neurone Disease Association. Click for details 

Oxborough Parish Council. Draft Minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 20 July 2016. Click for details

Norfolk County Council are conducting a survey in Breckland on their Total Transport Project and would like your help.
The Transport Project Officer would like to hear from as many people as possible,
Click TO NOTICE BOARD for more information and survey contacts.

Information for the community.
Re. Norfolk County Council grass cutting policy affecting the village. Click

Norfolk Community Learning Services Roadshow. Educational courses available for adults. Visits Swaffham & Downham.
Click - Notice board.

Oxborough speed watch.
The Groups report on their speed checks and results of drivers speeding through the village.
Click for full details.

Oxborough Road Safety Group achieve target for SAM sign funding.
We are delighted to report the event with the support of quizzers, a draw
and donations, raised the sum of £611.80. Our many thanks to all those who
have supported the ORSG’s work. Click for full report and photos.

A new publication from The Oxborough History Group
‘The Oxborough Roll of Honour’
For full details and availability click to News page

Oxborough Road Safety Group
Oxborough wins £1,640 match funding for traffic speed-calming signs.

Oxborough Parish Council’s application for funds to install SAM signs in the village has been approved
NCC announced the spending list ( for 122 small scale highway projects this week.

The value of works at £3,281 will provide match funding £1,640 towards the costs. This together with monies raised by the ORSG £820 and OPC contribution of £500 brings the total to £2,960.

Norfolk Non-Native Species Initiative - Biosecurity Survey. Click to news

Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership Scheme
The Brecks. Breaking Good: towering tractors to help tiny wildlife.
Click for information sheet.

Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow
Are you interested in monitoring wildlife? Live close to the Brecks or visit regularly?
Call for Volunteers. Click for more information.

Oxborough resident donates new railings to help road safety. Click for more 

Can you help please? We are hoping to identify some local brushers (beaters) assembled behind Church Cottage.
Please click to photo.

Volunteers wanted for National Plant Monitoring Scheme.
There are ‘vacant’ squares for volunteers to allocate themselves around Oxborough, as the map shows (Squares near me click) . Anyone interested in exploring further how the NPMS could promote the scheme to potential recorders within your community click. Monitoring wild flowers

Accounts for 2014 Hewars & Hammonds Charity & Thomas Hewars Educational Charity. Click

Oxborough History Group Archive now accessible to view any time by arrangement.Click for details.

A new species for the world found under pine trees at Cockley Cley.
Click to news page for more

Police to scale down public enquiry office service. Click to news page


PLEASE continue to use the recycling bins at the village hall.
All monies( £1000) raised from these glass recycling bins remains within Oxborough.
It is used to support maintenance on our village hall.

Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution is plastic fantastic
You can now recycle a whole range of additional plastic materials in their kerbside recycling collection. To make a pledge or to find out more about the Pledge4Plastics campaign, visit

Oxborough Parish Council Risk Assessments

Risk assessment of financial risks.         Click for full details.
Risk Assessment for the village green.  Click for full details.                                        

Recent publication
A fascinating and well researched history of the Oxborough men who gave their lives in WW1.
Click for full details

Mobile library visit dates for Oxborough. Click for times

Norfolk Constabulary
Keyholder scheme.
Registration to the Keyholder service provided by Norfolk Constabulary, ensures peace of mind to both home and business owners, helping us to deliver an effective and secure service to you and those responsible for your property. For information go to Homewatch Page Click

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