Can you help us find Private Pumping Stations in your parish?

We may have some good news for those of your parishioners who have a private pumping station on their property, and have not yet registered it with Anglian Water.

Currently, homeowners spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.  

As of 1 October 2016, many of these private pumping stations automatically transferred over to Anglian Water and became our responsibility. We have taken over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.

To help customers identify and report the pumping stations, further information can be found:

Morningthorpe Recycling Centre – Temporary Closure

Morningthorpe recycling centre near Long Stratton will need to close for eight weeks from 13 June for essential maintenance work to improve the drainage and carry out substantial repairs to the hardstanding.

The work will allow the site to continue to operate safely and meet environmental regulations.

Unfortunately there is not a way of keeping the recycling centre open while the work is carried out so the recycling centre will be closed from Tuesday 13 June and is set to reopen on Saturday 5 August 2017.

The nearest alternative recycling centres which are open seven days a week are:
• Ketteringham (near Hethersett), Station Lane, NR9 3AZ
• Mile Cross (Norwich), Swanton Road, NR2 4LH

Other nearby sites that are open Fridays to Mondays only are:
• Bergh Apton – Wellbeck Road, NR15 1AU
• Wymondham – Strayground Lane, NR18 9NA

All of the alternative recycling centres are between 10 to 11 miles from Morningthorpe Recycling Centre.

The work which will cost £90,000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

The County Council thanks people for their patience while these essential works are carried out.

Come for Coffee – Thursdays in May and June

Come for Coffee will be running every Thursday morning during May and June from 10:00 to 12:00.
This is a great opportunity to meet up with friends or just to enjoy a nice coffee in our beautiful church and its surroundings; as the weather gets warmer, we hope to move some tables outside.
Finally, please do encourage your friends and family to come along.
We look forward to seeing you soon
from all at Caistor Church

Services at Caistor St Edmund Church – May 2017

Services taking place at Caistor St Edmund Church during May 2017 are as follows:
Sunday 7th May                Holy Communion                                9:00 am
Sunday 14th May              Praise & Worship                                 9:30 am
Sunday 21st May               Family Service                                      9:30 am
Thursday 25th May          Venta group Ascension Day service     9:30 am
Sunday 28th May              Holy Communion                                 9:00 am
You are most welcome to join us at any of these services – full details of which can be found on the Venta group website:
Please do make a special note of the Ascension Day service on Thursday 25th May at 9:30 am, after which coffee and cake will be available.

Picnic to Music – Caistor Old Hall Gardens

On Friday 4th August 2017 there will another of the special ‘Picnic to Music’ evenings in the Caistor Old Hall Gardens, again by kind permission of Ann and Antony Jarrold.
One of Norfolk’s top singing entertainers, Stacy Collins, will bring her mix of music with the fabulous Simon Brown on piano.  An evening not to miss.
This will be our third picnic in the Old Hall Gardens, the previous two being most sociable and enjoyable, so do please plan to join us.  Tickets will go on sale in June and will be the same price as before, only £15, which includes a glass of fizz on arrival.  Bring your own picnic and chairs. The event is from 7pm but gates will be open from 6pm for early picnickers.  It would be great if you could bring some friends along and to encourage small parties you can buy 10 tickets for the price of 9 (ie £135 for 10).

This is an early announcement so please ‘save the date’.  The evening is being planned by the Social Committee of Caistor St Edmund Church, in order to raise essential Church funds and we will ensure it is another night to remember. 

South Norfolk Council Community Governance Review 2017-2018

Caistor St Edmund Parish Council invites you as a resident of the Parish to have your say on the South Norfolk Council Community Governance Review 2017 – 2018

What is it?

  • A review of all of the parishes in the South Norfolk district;
  • to ensure that community governance for the district continues to be effective and convenient;
  • and reflects the identities and interests of the community.

The review will consider:

  • Parish areas – creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes
  • The naming of parishes and the style of new parishes
  • The electoral arrangements for parishes (the ordinary year of elections; council size, the number of councillors to be elected to the council, and parish warding)
  • Grouping parishes under a common parish council or de-grouping parishes
  • Consequential matters – e.g. the effect on existing parishes; dealing with parish assets; resolving issues relating to employees of existing parishes; setting a precept for a new Council; setting a date for the next elections and subsequent electoral cycles.


This will only take a short space of time only 11 questions in total and if you are happy with your current Parish arrangements only 7 questions to complete.  Closing date for responses is 12th June 2017.  Closing date extended to 12th July 2017!

If you require any further information please contact the Parish Clerk @ or Chairman @ or 01508 494198.