Brettenham and Kilverstone Parish Council represents the villages of Brettenham, Kilverstone and Rushford, the residents at Arlington Way and surrounding communities. It is a largely rural area bordering Thetford to the west and the County of Suffolk to the south. It lies in the constituency of South West Norfolk, Guiltcross Division of Norfolk County Council and is part of the Forest Ward of Breckland District Council.

The Arlington Way Extend Footpath (‘Trod’)

The Trod has now been finalised. Pictures below.


Greater Thetford Partnership Vacancy

Breckland District Council is looking for a Greater Thetford Partnership Manager Ref: 50-19


Salary: Grade 5, £44,697 – £50,879 per annum
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Place of Work: Thetford (with regular travel)
Basis: 2 year fixed term contract

The Greater Thetford Partnership is a Strategic Partnership made up of representatives from County, District, Town and Parish Councils with a focus on delivering the best possible outcomes for their communities. To do this Breckland Council is seeking an individual who can thrive in a networked organisation, are highly motivated, creative, and able to prioritise a varied and challenging work programme.

We would welcome an ambitious, self-motivated professional to work with the representatives of the Greater Thetford Partnership; you will be naturally inquisitive, have a natural aptitude for identifying opportunities and will be a driver of change and innovation to improve the partnership offer.

You’ll need to demonstrate good leadership and motivational skills with ambition to drive delivery excellence. The new post holder will provide vision and leadership in developing and managing strategic relationships, ensuring people, systems, policies and processes are in place to enable high-quality improvements and economic growth.

Through strategic relationships you will empower and enable the provision of high quality, accessible and locally responsive services for the benefit of our communities. Liaising with a variety of audiences and proactively identifying stakeholder interest requires an experienced communicator who can present ideas and proposals.

This is an excellent opportunity to further your career in a dynamic, challenging and high-profile environment. A resilient personality and track record of delivering creative and innovative solutions are required for success in this role.

Should candidates wish to discuss the role further please email [email protected]

Successful candidates will be required to complete a two-phase interview process, interview dates to be confirmed.


2019 Election Results

Local government councillors:

 Norfolk County Council, Guiltcross Division:      Stephen Askew

Breckland District Council, Forest Ward: Sam Chapman-Allen and
Robert Kybird

 Brettenham and Kilverstone Parish Council:

Bob Bick
David Dawson
Martin Engwell
Stuart Holmes-Smith
Caroline Hughes
Tony Poulter
Peter Wright

Joint Neighbourhood Plan Latest

Referendum for the Croxton, Brettenham & Kilverstone Neighbourhood Plan

A Referendum relating to the making (adoption) of the Croxton Brettenham and Kilverstone Joint Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 10th January 2019.

The question asked in the Referendum was: “Do you want Breckland Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Croxton Brettenham and Kilverstone to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Please click on the below link for the result of the Referendum.

Declaration of Results JNP Referendum Jan 19

To see the JNP please follow below link:


Thetford Governance Review

Proposed boundary changes for Thetford Carbrooke and Great Ellingham

At the most recent meeting, 19 October 2018, it was decided to increase the number of  councillors for Thetford by two to represent the new Parish Ward, which will be named New Saxon Ward. Furthermore, it was decided that the parish boundary for Thetford be extended to include all the land to the south of the A11 and west of the A1075 currently in the parish of Croxton, with the boundary between Croxton and Kilverstone remaining unchanged


 Parish Council Mascots

Exmoor ponies from Knettishall Heath, Brettenham” (on the left) and “Kilverstone” (on the right), adopted by the Parish Council.

Forest Ward 2015

Following the Electoral Review of Breckland District Council, Brettenham and Kilverstone Parish Council will be a part of  the Forest Ward, which will have 2 District Councillors.

The map below shows the new ward with its constituent parishes.  It also shows the area for the Neighbourhood Plan being developed jointly with Croxton Parish Council.  The map also shows the Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) on which it is planned to build 5,000 new homes.

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