Church of St Nicholas, Bradwell
Bradwell shown within Norfolk
|Area||9.74 km2 (3.76 sq mi)|
|– density||1,059/km2 (2,740/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||GREAT YARMOUTH|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Bradwell is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is immediately to the west of, and largely indistinguishable from, the built-up urban area of the town of Great Yarmouth.
The village itself is situated just next to the town of Gorleston and the nearby beach. Its attractive surroundings make it very popular amongst visitors to the area.
Bradwells' schooling system is very highly regarded around the area as one of the best available to local residents.
The civil parish has an area of 9.74 km2 and in the 2001 census had a population of 10,318 in 4,347 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish today falls within the district of Great Yarmouth. However prior to the Local Government Act 1972, the parish was within Lothingland Rural District in Suffolk.
Its schools include: Hillside Primary School, Homefield Church of England Primary and Nursery School, Lynn Grove High, and Woodlands Primary and Nursery School. The old Community Centre - originally the sole village school - is centrally located within the older part of the village and serves the local people as a location for youth activities and social clubs. In May 2007 the library, located in the community centre, reopened after being renovated and improved.
Its Scout group situated on Green Lane playing field, near the Gasology head office, and is growing in numbers every year and takes its members across the country, taking part in various hikes and camps. Its older Explorer unit takes part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The Parish Church is an active bible-believing church with three Sunday services a week and a number of midweek groups for different age-groups and interest groups.
Bradwell Parish Council has responsibility for a number of amenities within the village, and will make representations to the Borough Council, County Council, Police and others to secure improvements to services within the village.
Its ‘base’ is the Leo Coles Pavilion, located on the Green Lane Playing Field site – its meetings take place there, and the clerk’s office is situated there.
The council publishes a twice-yearly newspaper, ‘the Bradwellian’, which is delivered to every household in Bradwell by a team of volunteers. Website:Bradwell Parish Council
- ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
- ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
- ^ Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 1 Part II Non-metropolitan counties.
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