News & Info



During the current coronavirus outbreak the team at the Upper Wensum Diary have decided to cancel the February issue and possibly further editions of the magazine until theyknow how long the present lockdown situation is continuing.

School Readers Norfolk

Reading volunteers are desperately needed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of children won’t have had enough reading practice during the first lockdown let alone the second. In a normal year, one in four children leave primary school unable to read well. Most children will have missed a term of school, so the reading gap is now even wider. Children who struggle with reading are more likely to live in poverty and be unemployed as adults. 


Schoolreaders needs more volunteers in your area to support children’s reading and prevent them falling further behind. If you want to make a difference to a child’s life, apply to become a Schoolreader. No qualifications are needed; just a love of reading and some spare time each week.  


To join us, please visit the website

Planning White Paper

As many people will be aware, the Government has recently published a White Paper regarding changes to the Planning System. 

Planning for the future -  White Paper

The Parish Council is supportive of the views expressed by both Breckland Council and the CPRE (previously known as the Campaign to Protect Rural England) in their responses to the consultation but would be interested to hear the views of our parishioners.

Breckland Council response to White Paper

CPRE response to White Paper

If you have any views on this matter which you would wish to share with Council, please email to

Brisley Parish Council

Clerk's Office

Bay Tree Cottage

School Road



NR20 5LH


Contact Us

Mrs Sheryl Irving

Parish Clerk

01362 667756