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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 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. Please see under Documents for the lights we maintain)

  • 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. 



Next Parish Council Meeting 

The next Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall from 7pm on September 25. A copy of the agenda for the meeting 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. 


Council Vacancy 

We have a vacancy on the Parish Council


Are you passionate about your community?

Do you want to help make a long-lasting change?

Do you have innovative ideas for the Council?

Do you want to seek the best outcome to local issues?


If this is you, then we need you.

Make a change and become a councillor


This is a voluntary role. We normally meet in Scarning Village Hall 11 times a year on the third Monday of each month, starting at 7pm.

This is a rewarding opportunity to be able to make a difference.


For more information, please contact the Parish Clerk


Tel: 07938001056



The Parish Council is looking for a new Coordinator to help run the Speed Watch group. The group currently has nine members. The current coordinator is remaining with the group and will provide training as necessary. The role consists of storing/holding the equipment, which is two signs, the radar speed device and a clipboard. A minimum of three people are needed per session. The Coordinator submits the returns to Norfolk Constabulary. All new volunteers receive training. For more information please contact the parish clerk at

Breckland Council Issues and Options Consultation

If you would like to know more about proposed development in and around Scarning, please go to Breckland Council's website and complete the online survey by following the link 

Mobile Library There will be changes to the mobile library service provision starting July 2023. The stop at Mayfair will be on Monday afternoon – arrival time 13.20 and departure at 13,35. The first visit is currently scheduled for Monday 17 July. Unfortunately, the stop at School Plain has not been well supported since its introduction in 2021 and has been discontinued along with the majority of stops within 1.5 miles of a branch library. However, there will be visits to Scarning Preschool, which is a non-public stop on Friday mornings (arrival time 9.25am and departure 9.45am). The first visit is currently scheduled for Friday 28 July. Mobile library visits are usually every 28 days. Anyone who is unable to visit a branch library will be able to contact their local library and request a visit from the Home Library Service, which Norfolk County Council operates in partnership with the Royal Voluntary Services.

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. 



The Parish Council maintains 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 (

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

Scarning Village Sign
Scarning Village Hall
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