Not so long ago
Cremer’s Meadow was occupied by Daisy, the horse, and
a lot of white geese. Since Ivan Cremer’s death,
his wife, Shirley, has sold the four acre site to
Brundall Parish Council. The Meadow, which was
owned by them for about 40 years, is on the Blofield
Road near to the boundary of Brundall and Blofield and
can be accessed from the public footpath to Braydeston
In 2014 The Friends of Cremer’s Meadow started working
here to turn this land which is half wetland, half dry
land, into a nature reserve to be enjoyed by residents
of both Brundall and Blofield. There is a
circular walk round the perimeter with other pathways
by the side of the water. The wildlife is varied
and there are many different plants which have been
established over the years.
Policy of Brundall Parish Council
- (1) Cremer’s
Meadow comprises over four acres of Norfolk
- (2) It is owned by
the Parish Council and is available for the
benefit of the residents of Brundall and
visitors to the village.
- (3) Cremer’s
Meadow is to be preserved as a wildlife and
- (4) It is open for
recreational activities that enable people to
experience and learn about the natural
environment. Examples of what the Council means
by “recreational activities” would include
walking, nature studies, sketching, painting,
photography or just relaxing.
- (5) Cremer’s
Meadow is not suitable for any activity that is
in conflict with policy (3), this includes
competitive sports and hyperactivegames.
- (6) Organised
group activities conforming with policy (4)
will be at the discretion of the Parish Council.
taken in March 2017 show different aspects of the
VOLUNTEERS AS NATURE RESERVE IS OPENED'
This was the
headline in the Eastern Daily Press when Shirley
Cremer, who had sold the land to the Parish
Council at a low price, and become it's Patron,
cut the ribbon to open the reserve on 17th
September 2016. The opening ceremony was
complete with a cream tea, juice donated by
Sainsburys, and all the food given by the Central
England Co-op. Gill Buckley, Chairman of the
Friends said, ".....the opening was a celebration
of the Friends and other supporters who have
improved the site ready for ongoing visits
from villagers and visitors alike."
The site will now remain open
from dawn to dusk, apart from times when there is
necessary work being undertaken. There will
need to be ongoing work for several years to
improve and maintain the wonderful site. New
volunteers are always welcome to join the
Friends; no special skills are required, just
some pictures of the opening day when over 140
people arrived to take part in the ceremony.