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.
Manor Farm House
Swannington Manor
Open Gardens
Sunday 4th July 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Entrance £5 (covers both gardens)
Book online at
or pay on the day
All proceeds to Ladies in League Against Cancer

Swannington Play Area

Saturday, 14th August 2021
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

At last! Now that we're finally allowed to meet up again, it's time to officially celebrate the new play area.

Come for tea/coffee and homemade cakes in the morning, browse the stalls and stay for pizza.

Tabletop sale: please email swannington@btinternet if you'd like a pitch - £5 (please note you'll need to bring your own table, chairs etc).
Great opportunity to get rid of all the clutter sorted out or accumulated over lockdown!

All proceeds split between the Play Area and St Margaret's Church to help with our ongoing maintenance and running costs.

Refreshments thanks to the talented bakers at St Margaret's church and pizza from Bertie's Woodfired Pizza from 1pm - 3pm

Norfolk Citizens Advice Grants for individuals Database

Norfolk Citizens Advice have launched their Grants for Individuals in need database. The database is funded as part of the Coordinated Community Support Programme and is open access on the Norfolk Citizens Advice website. The database contains largely small local grant giving organisations that operate in Norfolk.

The webpage contains: Brief information on how to use the database A short video demonstration A tips document on maximising successful applications with hints and tips from grant organisation trustees A feedback link to report out of date information, suggest organisations to include, or just give feedback on your experience of using the database

Norfolk Citizens Advice has been running webinars on using the database, and if you weren’t able to attend they can provide you with recording of one of the webinars, or the resources used so you can run your own in-house.

Contact Isobel Abbott at for further information.

Isobel Abbott
Grant Researcher
07762 863081

The environment agency has information on their maintenance work on the rivers and defences in our area. This covers the planned activities for the 21/22 financial year.

You can find a description of the work being done and where this will take place in the factsheet attached or click here for a landscape version of the included map.

All planned activities and updates to them will be published on and can be found by searching for “river and coastal maintenance programmes”.

If you would like this information in a different format, suggest improvements to the factsheets, or wish to comment about the work we are doing in your area please contact us at or 020302 55460.

At Healthwatch Norfolk we are launching a project alongside Healthwatch Suffolk to find out how people affected by cancer have accessed their appointments during the pandemic.

We are working with the people in charge of cancer services in Norfolk and Suffolk to help shape the way appointments are accessed in the future, so it is vital that we get as much feedback as possible to get an authentic sense of patient opinion.

If you live in Norfolk or Waveney and have had a cancer diagnosis, referral or treatment since March 2020, Healthwatch Norfolk and Suffolk would love to hear from you.

Whether you have had virtual appointments (by phone or video call, for example), in-person appointments, or a combination of both your experiences could help shape future provisions.

If you would like to participate, please contact Healthwatch Norfolk by calling
0808 1689669, or emailing
Alternatively, the survey can be completed online by visiting

We are also asking our audience to forward the information to as many people as possible, to help us with this important piece of work. We would be extremely grateful for any support you can offer.

Healthwatch Norfolk and Healthwatch Suffolk are the independent voices for patients and service users in our counties. We gather your views of health and social care services to ensure they are heard by the people in charge. For more information about what we do, visit our website

in Bloom

Given the uncertainty around the feasibility of an event of this scale taking place this summer, it has been agreed by majority decision amongst those most closely involved with the event that we should defer this year’s Swannington In Bloom to 2022.

Whilst this is disappointing for all of us, and our prospective visitors (many of whom come back time and time again), we believe it is the most sensible course of action at this time.

On a positive note, Swannington Manor and Manor Farmhouse with the Romantic Garden Nursery are planning to open on Sunday 4th July as part of the NGS open gardens scheme and we hope that you will all support them.

Broadland District Council logo and South Norfolk logo

New Grants Available for South Norfolk and Broadland Businesses

New business grants from £2,000 to £20,000 are available to support large, small and micro businesses from South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils through the second phase of its discretionary business grant.

To find out more and apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant or another business grant visit:


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

Support for the vunerable and those who need shielding:
0344 8008020

Free school meals £15 voucher scheme
Contact your child's school or for further information:

Cromer and District Foodbank
07826 376343

Broadland District Council
01603 431133

Citizens' Advice Bureau
03444 111444

The Samaritans
116 123 (Free)

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

088 1111 (Free)

SSAFA The armed forces charity
0800 731 4880

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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