Voters Now Need To Show ID

Voter ID

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Which forms of ID can I use to vote?

You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable.  You can use any of the following:

•           Passport

•           Driving licence (including provisional license)

•           Blue badge

•           Certain concessionary travel cards

•           Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)

•           Biometric Immigration document

•           Defence identity card

•           Certain national identity cards

For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.

If you don’t have an accepted form photo ID

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. You can apply for this at

Alternatively, you can complete a paper application form and send this to the electoral services team at your local council.

If you need any help with applying for a Voter Authority Certificate or want to request an application form, contact your local council. To find their contact details visit

Find out more

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, go to, or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.


Great Yarmouth Borough Council – New Local Plan Options Consultation

6th Jan to 17th Feb 2023

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan which will set out a strategy for the development of the Borough over the period to 2041. It will set out the amount of new development needed and will determine where that development will go and how it should be delivered.

The new Local Plan will also contain planning policies that will be used in determining planning applications. The Local Plan will take into account the policies of existing and emerging Neighbourhood Plans and set a framework for future Neighbourhood Plans.

Everybody is invited to participate in a consultation to help inform the new Local Plan. This consultation aims to get your views on some of the key matters the new Local Plan will need to contain. The consultation comprises a series of questions to help the Council prepare the Local Plan.

The consultation seeks views on how much development we should be planning for and where that development should go. The consultation also asks questions on what infrastructure is needed and what planning policies they should have to manage new development.

The consultation can be viewed here:

Comments can be made by using the interactive document available at the above link.

Alternatively, you can email a response to quoting the question(s) or site(s) you are responding to.

They can also accept responses by post to Strategic Planning, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.

There is a drop-in event in the Assembly Room at the Town Hall on 26th January from 4pm to 8pm where members of the public can talk to planning officers about the consultation and give their views.

Please ensure all comments are received by 5pm on 17th February 2023.

If you have any questions about the consultation, please contact the Borough Council’s Strategic Planning team using the contact details which can be found here:

News The Bradwellian

The Bradwellian #48

To read the latest Bradwellian parish magazine, please click on the link below. If you wish to download this document, click on the download button.

If you wish to advertise in a future edition, please contact the editorial team


Youth Club Staff & Volunteers Required

We’re thrilled to advertise our YMCA Bradwell Junior and Senior Youth Clubs supported by the Bradwell Parish Council and funded by Norfolk Community Foundation through New Endeavour Rangers Fund; Co-Op; Adnams; Persimmon and Momentum.

Please share with your friends and get in touch with for more details.

YMCA is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join their team either as an employed Bank Youth Engagement Worker or as a Volunteer. If this is any interest to you, here is a link to the Job Application and Job Description – Bank Youth Club Worker – YMCA Norfolk

Volunteers needed for YMCA youth club
Events News

War Memorial Remembrance Service

Bradwell Parish Council will be holding a service of remembrance at the Bradwell War Memorial at 10:50 am on Friday 11th November.


NEW Youth Club

Bradwell Parish Council is proud to announce a new youth club in collaboration with YMCA:

Starting 18th November 2022

Friday Evenings – The Old School Community Centre

Junior Group (8 – 12 years) 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Senior Group (12 – 16 years) 7:45pm – 9:00pm

£1 on entry

Free Drink!

Contact for more information

The Old School Community Centre, 2 Green Lane, Bradwell, Great Yarmouth, NR31 8QH

New youth club poster

Got A Question About Policing In Norfolk?

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Giles Orpen-Smellie, will be doing a series of engagements across the county, including a live public Q&A session with Chief Constable Paul Sandford.

These events will take place in the Great Yarmouth district on Wednesday 16th November. A Q&A session in the library in Gorleston 10am to 2pm and a Q&A in the evening 6pm to 8pm in The Supper Room, Great Yarmouth Town Hall.

Further information at Norfolk PCC


Dog Control Public Spaces Survey

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is consulting on whether to continue for another three years a legal order which helps to promote responsible dog ownership at publicly accessible land across the borough.

In April 2017, the council created a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for the borough which brought long-standing dog control measures under the latest legislation and also updated the rules to reflect the expectations and aspirations of communities. All PSPOs last for a maximum period of three years, after which they must be reviewed to ensure they are still required. Unless renewed by full council, the current order will expire on 30 March 2023.

The council is holding a public consultation, from 24 October up to and including 20 November 2022, to ask individuals, landowners, parish council and other organisations whether they would like to continue the existing order for another three years. No additional dog control measures are being proposed as part of the consultation. This review is purely on the PSPO which is currently in place with a view to helping full council decide whether or not the existing controls should be renewed.

Please complete the online survey


Are You Worried About Paying Bills?

The Norfolk Association of Local Councils has come up with a guide to help if you’re worried about paying bills.

This covers general advice and assistance available, food costs, energy costs, sanitary products and toiletries, water & sewerage charges, broadband and telephone costs, transport and more.


Parish Councillor Vacancy

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy exists in the
office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Bradwell.

An election to fill the said vacancy will be held within sixty days
(computed in accordance with the provisions of the Local
Government Act, 1972) of the date of this Notice, if by the 15th
November 2022 a request for such an election is made in writing to
the Returning Officer by TEN electors for the said Parish. In the
event of no such request being received within the requisite period,
the Council of the Parish of Bradwell will fill the vacancy on that
Council by co-option.

Notices and requests by electors in connection with this vacancy
should be delivered to Sheila Oxtoby, Returning Officer, Town
Hall, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.

Dated this 24th Day of October, 2022