Filby Village Hall

Hall Secretary Mrs Joy Baldry

Tel. 01493 369375

Email. [email protected]


Filby Village Hall, Filby Playing Field, Main Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3HN

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Chairman Mr Adrian Thompson

Tel. 01493 369250

Email. [email protected]


Filby Village News - 17th October 2020


Filby Neighbourhood Plan

A Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared, for Filby, which will help to influence future development of our parish. The plan is around 40 pages and contains all the detail and context to the policies. Download Plan There was a good response to the public consultation. The consultants will go through the responses and a public meeting will be called in a few weeks time.


Parish Council

A second SAM2 sign is being sought for the Parish Partnership 2020/21 - this has been applied for. It was also good to note the speedwatch team is back up and running after the lockdown. Plans were discussed reference to outline planning for dwellings next to Filby Hall. The parish council felt these plans were so different from the original application, that they should be refused. There are 15 houses back on the agenda for Pound Lane. If anyone disagrees write to the borough council or leave letters at the post office. For anyone who uses Pound Lane they are proposing to reduce the width from 6m to 4.8m for 55m from the junction in an attempt to get a path in. With the amount of traffic and large agricultural machinery using Pound Lane this would cause problems. Also, despite a refusal and a withdrawal on this site, an application is back in for 10 houses at Green Lane. If anyone disagrees write or email the borough council or leave letters at the post office. Latest Planning Applications can be seen on the Parish Council Website.



The Playing Field Committee Has authorisation to re-open, from the Legal Department of GYBC, after relaxation of Covid-19 regulations. It has conducted a review of potential ways and means of operation under present restrictions. This has meant a revision of the Hire Agreement, which must be agreed to and signed by all potential hirers, either regular or irregular. This may be downloaded here.  All activities, as they resume, will be published, here.


Children's Play Area

Now re-opened.


GYBC Local Plan

The borough has published its Final Draft Local Plan Part 2. The Plan can be downloaded here together with the Filby Map. Filby's only mention is on Page 19 - no development! The full documentation can be downloaded at


Filby Lands and Conservation Trust

Filby Lands and Conservation Trust has purchased a plot of land in the Village, next to the Church, to plant up as a Community Woodland. It would welcome the involvement of the whole community in this project. If you would like to assist in any way, either in terms of financial support, expertise or practical work, then please contact Ken Saul on 01493 369021 or email [email protected]. Donations may be made payable to…


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Cash donations may be left at Filby Post Office.



Raffle and tombola prizes are required for events in the village - if anyone has any spare, they are asked to drop them off at the Post Office.