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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. 



New Community Grants Scheme

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Community Grants Scheme. This is for grants of up to £500. If your group is looking for funding, please go to the Documents section of our website (under Policies) and see if your group is eligible. We also have larger grants available through our Grants Policy.


New Play Equipment


The Parish Council is seeking to replace a lot of the equipment at the play area off Blackthorn Drive and to add new equipment. We want to hear from you as to what equipment and facilities you would like to see. If you can spare a few minutes we would be grateful if you could complete this short survey (follow the link to

 We would be grateful for your help.

If you would prefer to fill in a paper copy or provide your answers over the telephone, please contact our parish clerk.

We are also looking for enthusiastic volunteers, who are not members of the Council, to help us in obtaining grants in order to improve the facilities and for those volunteers to come forward with ideas to help improve the equipment. For more information please contact Nick Hartley, our parish clerk, by phone or email.   


Next Parish Council Meeting 

The next Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on May 20. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be available three working days before the meeting. All our meetings are open to the public. Why not come along and see what we do. 


Council Vacancies 

We have vacancies on the Parish Council. Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change ? 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. 

We meet on the third monday of every month. All our members are volunteers and if you are able to give up a small amount of time this is a rewarding opportunity to make a difference. 


For more information, please contact the Parish Clerk


Tel: 07938001056


Speed Watch 

The Parish Council has been unable to find a new Coordinator to help run the Speed Watch group. In the absence of a co ordinator, the group has been forced to stop. We will review the position later in the year. 



We are very fortunate in Scarning to have three defibrillators.  These can be found in the telephone box outside the Village Hall (Dereham Road) and near the entrance to the school (Dereham Road). There is also a defibrillator at the Co op at the bottom of Swaffham Hill.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest. You don’t need to be trained to use a defibrillator – anyone can use it. There are instructions at the site. 


Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone, at any time. You cannot deliver a shock accidentally, the defibrillator will only allow you to shock if it is needed.

The following steps gives someone the best chance of survival. If you come across someone in cardiac arrest:

  1. Call 999

  2. Start CPR

  3. Ask someone to bring a defibrillator if there’s one nearby

  4. Turn on the defibrillator and follow its instruction


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 


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). 

If you want to report issues regarding parking in the parish, please contact Civil Parking Enforcement (King's Lynn and West Norfolk) -

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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