Local Housing Available – Bergh Apton  

A local needs affordable home (a 2 bedroom house) will soon
be available for re-letting by Saffron Housing Trust at Tenwinter
Pightle, Berghapton
The property will be advertised, by Saffron, on the South
Norfolk HomeOptions System from Thursday, 5 th
October until the following Wednesday, 11 th October.
This home has been built first and foremost for people who are
in need of affordable housing who have a local connection to
Bergh Apton. That ‘local connection’ includes currently living
in the village; and/or working there; and/or having previously
lived there and now wishing to return.
The property is then next prioritised for households from the
neighbouring parishes of Alpington, Yelverton, Brooke and
Anyone already on the South Norfolk Housing Register will
need to express their interest (‘bid’) through the South
Norfolk ‘HomeOptions’ website:
Other interested residents who are not on the Housing
Register should contact the Housing Advice Service here at
South Norfolk Council to join the Housing Register
(‘HomeOptions’) immediately.  They will need to provide proof
of their residency or working qualification criteria as well as
other verification details.  During the week that the properties
are advertised on the HomeOptions system people will need to
actively apply ‘(bid’) for them, and the Council’s Housing
Officers will be able to provide details of how to do this.  For
further information people should telephone for free on:
0808 168 2222.

Parish Council Changes 2017

Bergh Apton Parish Council has had some recent changes which we would like to share with residents.

At the AGM on 17th May Liz Robinson stepped down as Chairman and the Parish Council would like to thank her for her time and huge efforts whilst being in post.  We wish Liz all the best for the future.

Philippa Fuller has also resigned as Clerk and the Parish Council would also like to thank her for her invaluable assistance over many years.  The new Clerk is Julie Gosling who has lived in the village for the past 25 years.

The Parish Council is now complete with 7 Councillors and a new Chairman in place.  With a full strength Parish Council this will allow us to be more pro-active on issues affecting the village and exciting times are ahead. Currently the Parish Council is looking at the way in which the CIL money from various developments in the village can be spent to enhance our environment and if anyone wishes to make suggestions we would be much appreciative.

If you wish to attend the Parish Council meetings these will be held at the Village Hall on 25th  July, 20th  September and 22nd  November at 7.30 am or if you wish make contact please email the Clerk on clerk@berghapton.org.uk or 01508 480416.

Councillor’s names and contact details:

David Skedge (Chairman) 01508 550709 desidolci@hotmail.com

Janet Skedge 01508 550709 desidolci@hotmail.com

Hugh Porter 01508 480433 hughporter2004@yahoo.co.uk

Renata Thornber 01508 558368 renatasteggles@yahoo.co.uk

Paul Thornber 01508 558368 pthornber@yahoo.co.uk

Richard Herring 01508 550381 Richardandjillherring@gmail.com

John Ling 01508 480439 john.ling@btinternet.com


Julie Gosling