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Scarning Beacon

The Parish Council is responsible for:​

  • provision and maintenance of the children's play areas and Outdoor Fitness equipment near Blackthorn Drive and Ted Ellis Way

  • maintenance of Outdoor Fitness equipment, table tennis table and the zip wire on the Playing Field on Shipdham Lane

  • maintenance of the roadside verges and hedges in some parts of the parish

  • provision of dog and litter bins

  • maintenance of some street lights (this does not include the lights on the Draytonhall Lane estate)

  • maintenance of the church clock and the war memorial

  • repair and upkeep of bus shelters in the parish.



Welcome to the Parish Council website. We hope you find it useful and informative. Scarning Parish Council is a civic local authority, which means there are rules and regulations which we have to adhere to, but we are your Parish Council and are here to represent residents of Scarning. Please feel free to contact the Clerk by phone or email. If you prefer, you are always welcome to attend one of our meetings. 


The next Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall on 17 April from 7.30pm. A copy of the agenda will be available three working days before the meeting. All our meetings are open to residents. Why not come along and see what we do. 


Are you interested in new development in Scarning? If so, why not come along to a presentation on the Local Plan by our Breckland councillors Paul Hewett and Lynda Turner. This will be in Scarning Village Hall between noon and 1pm on 1 April. Paul and Lynda will be on hand to answer your questions. Why not come along and see what it might mean to you.

Council Elections (4 May) - please see attached link

Breckland Council runs a Mobile Food Store, providing residents with food at subsided prices. Councillor Lynda Turner (Breckland Council) in association with the Parish Council is trying to get the Store to Scarning to help residents. The route is currently full, but will be reviewed in the autumn. In the meantime, residents can use the bus at any of its current stops. You just need to prove you live in Breckland and pay £3 to join. For more information please visit Breckland's website and search Mobile Food Store for locations. 

We maintain some street lights in the older part of the village. If you wish to report a street light fault elsewhere, please contact Norfolk County Council through their Report a Problem facility ( In the event of an emergency please call 0344 800 8008 (24 hours). 

To report a pothole, or other matters affecting the roads such as trees, hedges, flooding, please contact Norfolk County Council online through their Report a Problem facility (

To report a missed bin, please contact Breckland Council through their website (

Scarning Village Sign
Scarning Village Hall
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