Volunteers are being asked to help carry out gardening work around the Reading Room on Sunday morning (13 June). If you are able to help, please contact Jeremy Hickling – or simply turn up on the day.
It is hoped that the Reading Room will be able to re-open safely “in the near future”.
Coronavirus – Community Action
In line with other local communities, your parish council has put together a system for aiding those of us in the village that will need to stay at home because of the virus, or indeed other emergency. We have a co-ordinator for each village and volunteers on standby to help with collection of essential groceries, prescriptions and other items urgently needed.
If you need our help, in the first instance please call or e-mail one of the following, who will then arrange for a volunteer to help with your request:
Cllr Jeremy Hickling (Burgh Next Aylsham)
Cllr Ian Kinghorn (Tuttington)
Don’t be afraid to reach out. We pride ourselves on being a close community in Burgh and Tuttington.
Down by the riverside
The river Bure “sidles and idles through weed isles and fallen willows”* and under the old Burgh bridge, along open meadows where swans roost and rowing boats rest on neat lawns by the water’s edge.
Glimpsed through overhanging branches, the medieval church of St Mary’s with its semi-thatched roof and flint-knapped tower looms over the river bank.
Then, from under the wooden footbridge which links Burgh to Brampton, the river curves eastward to the clapboarded timber-framed flour mill which dates back to 1085, and onwards across open land to the Norfolk Broads, finally flowing into the sea at Great Yarmouth.
Today, the village, which lies two miles south-east of the historic market town of Aylsham, is a quiet, pastoral backwater. But it was not always so.
* From Morning in Norfolk, by Itteringham poet George Barker
Our neighbour and parish partner Tuttington is a small village two miles east of Aylsham. It has about 70 households, a beautiful medieval church and a small village green. There is a street called Thieves’ Lane and a road which peters out into a water meadow called Common Lane. Explore their website to learn more.