News About Swannington
Swannington is a village in the Broadland area of Norfolk. This website is dedicated to news, information and activities in, and around, our village. If you would like to know a little more about Swannington please click on the link at the bottom of this page.
St.Margaret's church in Swannington now has its own website. If you would like to read about the Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment or perhaps hire the church for an event then please click here.
Station Road, Swannington
(Clarion redevelopment site)

The new affordable homes being built by Clarion Housing are expected to be ready for handover in Early 2021. This site will deliver x 10 new build affordables including 1 bedroom bungalows and houses, and 2 and 3 bedroom houses (all for Social Rent).

Anyone in housing need within the Swannington Parish should contact the Council’s Housing Options Team to express an interest in these new build affordable homes. Anyone with a local connection to Swannington (including Alderford and Little Witchingham) should contact the Housing Options Team to register your interest in these new build properties:-

Housing Options Team
Tel: 01603 430641
Email: housingoptions@broadland.gov.uk

When you contact the Council you will need to ensure your local connection is registered on your application - this is applicable for new applicants or those already registered on the Housing List. At the same time it is usually helpful if you check that we still have your correct information on your application. This should include your current contact number (mobile is usually best) and you should also register any change of circumstances - such as increase in family size. For most applicants it is probably sensible if you email your interest (with name and contact number) - in the first instance.

The Swannington Play Area

The new Swannington play area is now open.

The new play area

See the article in the Eastern Daily Press

Broadland District Council is launching a new weekly online lottery called the Community at Heart Lottery. This gives local causes a new and fun way to raise much needed funds, as people buying a ticket will have the choice of who they want their money to go to.

A virtual launch event takes place on Thursday 5th November at 11am to give groups who want to get involved information about how they can benefit from participating.

If you know of a club, non-profit association or charity within the Broadland area who are looking for a reliable and free way to raise funds, please let us know their details and we will contact them.

Or they can book direct at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-at-heart-lottery-good-causes-launch-tickets-122250044173

Nexus fostering poster

Help Available During the Coronavirus Crisis

If you are struggling during this crisis and need some support, here is a short list of organisations that may be able to help.

Hardship Fund:
01508 533933
www.broadland.gov.uk/coronavirus


Support for the vunerable and those who need shielding:
0344 8008020
www.norfolk.gov.uk/coronavirus


Free school meals £15 voucher scheme
Contact your child's school or for further information:
www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools


Cromer and District Foodbank
07826 376343
www.cromerdistrict.foodbank.org.uk


Broadland District Council
01603 431133
www.broadland.gov.uk


Citizens' Advice Bureau
03444 111444
www.citizensadvice.org.uk


The Samaritans
116 123 (Free)


National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 20000 247 (Free 24 hour helpline)


Childline
088 1111 (Free)


SSAFA The armed forces charity
0800 731 4880
www.ssfa.org.uk


Pleases click here to download this information in pdf format

Foodbank poster
Swannington Nature Notes
Upgate Common
Dr.Mark Hassall has been contributing a series of nature articles to the Pilgrim newsletter. They are published separately on the new Nature Notes page. Click here to go straight to the page.
Click here for a brief history of the village of Swannington

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