Community Information

Burston Conservation Area

map showing conservation areaBurston has a Conservation Area to protect the character and history of the centre of the village which includes the trees as well as the buildings. The Parish Council has produced a leaflet of guidance notes and links to advice from South Norfolk Council- a copy is available here Burston Conservation Area – Booklet






Bin Collections and other Council services

South Norfolk Council provide rubbish and recycling facilities in our Parish. There is more information here Rubbish and Recycling Information  on the South Norfolk website. It includes what items can be included in which bin and how to report a missed bin collection or if there are delays due to the weather etc.

 Use the link to find your Bin Collection Calendar and enter your postcode.

South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils are joining together and sharing services. If you signed up to My South Norfolk you will be notified of when your account has been migrated to the new website. This account allows you to find much local information for your property in one place, and pay Council Tax etc. online. The new website is here:  South Norfolk and Broadland

Bus Services

Konectbus run a service between Diss and Norwich which stops in Burston  see their website for the details



Burston Chapel

Burston Chapel

Sunday Morning Service at 11 am

Sunday Evening Service at 6.30 pm

Prayer Meeting – Tuesdays 8 pm (call 741816 for details)

Jamie’s Gang (School Age Club) Wednesdays 5 pm to 6.30 pm in term time only

All Welcome – see the Burston Chapel Website 



Burston St Mary’s Church

This is a mostly 15th Century Grade II listed building with later additions.

Every Thursday during term time the Church hosts the Youth Cafe which is open from 3.45 pm to 5.15 pm and you get free pizza and milkshake.



Universal Credit

Many people have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 situation and Jobcentre Plus has issued this guide to check if you are eligible for Universal Credit and how to claim.  Universal Credit Guide

The nearest Jobcentre Plus is in Diss 

Diss Jobcentre Plus
Church Street
United Kingdom
IP22 4AX

Telephone: 0800 169 0190
Textphone: 0845 608 8551

Flooding Leaflet and Norfolk Flooding Hotline

The Norfolk Strategic Flood Alliance (which includes Norfolk ALC representing town and parish councils) has seen a multiplicity of organisations come together to agree a strategy to ensure Norfolk communities and infrastructure are safer and more resilient to the risks of inland and coastal flooding.

In the meanwhile the Alliance prepared a leaflet giving sound advice and Norfolk County Council paid the Royal Mail to deliver a copy to every household in Norfolk. You can download the complete document here:  Flooding Leaflet


South Norfolk Help Hub

The Help Hub is a partnership between organisations that support people in Broadland and South Norfolk. It can offer practical support, suggest community groups, and offer advice and guidance to get you back on track. 

For South Norfolk Council call 01508 533933 or email

Our telephone lines are open Monday to Friday from 8:15am until 10pm (excluding bank holidays)


Emails will be monitored within office hours of Monday to Friday 8am until 5pm (excluding bank holidays)