The village of Scarning is situated 2
miles west of Dereham
miles west of the city of Norwich, on the old turnpike road between
Dereham and Swaffham. It has been in existence for over 900 years and
was known as Scerninga in the Domesday book, Scerninges
in 1199 and Skerning in 1253. There is more about the village
and its history here: History of Scarning.
To see a map and aerial view of the village click here: Scarning Map
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Parish Council Meetings will be held at 7.30 pm in
July 18 minutes here
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Bag it, Tie it and Bin it
The Parish Council is spearheading
to improve the use of dog bins in the village.
Allotments for Hire
There are currently
three small plots
information, please call Ken Steward
on 01362 820122
Scarning has two tennis courts
situated on the playing field behind the Village Hall. Both courts have
been pressure washed and the lines have been repainted. These
are open to all villagers and only cost £2.50 an hour. The key is
available from Pam Cole at 1 Hall Cottages.
Recent Additions and changes
"Plantlife has been involved
conservation work in the Breckland area and through this work hopes to
bring 50 plant populations back from the brink securing sustainable
solutions for their future management. If you feel
that this may be of interest to people you know then please visit www.wildaboutplants.org.uk/
complete our volunteer interest survey."
New sorting equipment
installed at the recycling
Costessy which means that additional materials will be accepted in your
Black recycling bin Handy list
to church completed
But help is still needed to raise money
you would like
to make a contribution on line, please go to www.justgiving.com/scarningpcc
This is a very easy way to make a donation.
In case you were wondering how much this service costs, the site has
been provided free of charge by the National Churches Trust to
celebrate their 60th birthday.
Alternatively a simple donation would be much appreciated! If you
tax payer you could increase the value with Gift Aid. Please send a
cheque payable to Scarning PCC to Mike
Quinnell, 32 Allwood Avenue,
Scarning, NR19 2TF or bring along to the coffee morning
much for your support.
Thank you to everyone who
supported the Christmas Fair in December which raised the splendid sum
of £760 for church funds.
The Garden Open Day last
over £1600 see
Volunteers needed to study the health effects of blueberries
Scientists at the Norwich
Medical School, University of East Anglia are
looking to recruit 144 volunteers to help test whether eating
blueberries for six months improves aspects of health linked to heart
disease and diabetes.
The team are looking to
recruit men and post menopausal women, aged
50-75, non-smokers and who have a body mass index (BMI) of greater than
25. This can be worked out with your height and weight using the
following link: healthyweightcalculator Participation in this study
would involve six visits to the university
(with optional extra visits) and both participation and travel would be
reimbursed. More information about the
study and eligibility can be found on our
website (www.blueberrystudy.org) or you can contact the study team on
01603 592424 or by email:
for youngsters to get active
during the summer holidays
Council’s Rural Sports Programme will give 5-11 years olds
opportunities to play sports such as dodgeball, kwik [sic] cricket,
rounders and Danish longball. The programme will also feature
traditional playground games, including duck, duck, goose, British
bulldog, parachutes and sleeping lions.
The sessions, which will be
delivered by Aspire PE, will run Monday-Friday between 21 July and 2
September. They will be held in Mundford, Watton, Swanton
Necton, Attleborough, Great Hockham, Lyng and Bawdeswell.
Each session (one each morning
and one each afternoon) will be two hours long and costs £3 per child.
Advance booking is not required. Children who attend 12 or more
sessions during the six week course will be eligible for a free t-shirt.
Harvest celebration at Scarning Church
We have our
Harvest Festival Service and Supper on Friday 9th September at 7 pm. Please join
us to give thanks for the harvest and sing some favourite harvest
hymns. We will then share a buffet supper.
Collision damage to 18th century wall
At just past 11pm on Tuesday 28th
June yet again a single car lost control heading out of Dereham round
corner at Scarning Grange The police said the car had obviously been
going extremely fast to have carried on so far and crossed the road to
demolish the fence on the other side. Despite the state of his car, the
driver was able to walk but does have fairly serious injuries and was
taken from the scene in an ambulance. He was still in hospital the
This is the latest of a number of
serious accidents on this bend in the road but the neighbours
really thought the problem was solved by the recently installed hazard
markers on the corner, but clearly they are not sufficient.
Scarning Water Meadows BioBlitz 2nd
A successful day with pond
dipping tree walks bumble bee treks and bird box construction. Gemma
Walker of the Norfolk Wildlife
Trust thanks all who attended the event. Although the weather
was against us it did not stop us recording over 300
different species and over 200
people from the local area
Scarning Pre-School New Building
The Pre-school staff and
committee plan to replace the Pre-School mobile with a permanent brick
building. Planning permission has been granted, now all we need is the
rest of the money! We already have £150,000 towards the new
build and are looking to fundraise/attract sponsorship for the
remaining £150,000 needed.
If you know of any companies that
would like to donate to our new
build, or work/ know of a company that offer grants or other funding
routes then please speak to Rosey or Donna at the Pre-School. For all
sponsorship over £500 we will give the option for the company/
individual to have their name engraved on a brick that will form part
of the new build, leaving a lasting legacy of those that helped to make
the new build possible. We will also be increasing our fundraising over
the coming months-please do help to support these events as every penny
really will help.
If you have any fundraising ideas
please let Donna, our fundraiser,
know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or contacting Scarning Pre-School
Dereham Road, Scarning, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2PW
01362 699360 email@example.com
am at the Village Hall
Saturday 10th September 2016
Saturday 8th October 2016
Saturday 12th November 2016
With the instigation of
bacon butties, which have become a roaring success, we have again
exceeded expectation with raising funds for the Church. The total for
the year, including the Christmas Craft Fair, was £3,825.91 making a
grand total of £8,536.46 since inception in July 2013. Once again, may
I thank everyone who has supported this very worthwhile venture for the
village – without you it would not happen.
A new page is under construction about Dereham.
Your local Town, have a look, what else do you want to see?
Next Coffee morning 10th September
to see some
pictures of the Flower festival
The Parish Council have decided to accept business
advertiising in the
Newsletter issued 6 times a year and on this website. The policy
document can be found here
A record is kept in the church and anyone wishing
register should contact Alf Webdale on 01362 687558 or Alan Glister on
01362 696674 who will ensure that the enquirer has access to the
You may have noticed that Scarning's milestones
refurbished and you may be
interested to learn that our village has been included in the book
produced to record the work done to preserve many of the varied
milestones in Norfolk.
"Moving Miles" by Nigel and Jennifer Ford (£14.99)
is available from Jarrolds in Norwich.
WILL THERE BE CHOCOLATE IN HEAVEN?
Village resident Frank Foreman has been writing
since being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease some 8 years ago.
The second book 'Will there be
Chocolate in Heaven' is a compilation of
10 new poems and is a follow-up to 'The
Seasons in Scarning' book and
CD launched in 2013. These have so far raised some £2,500 for
Parkinson's and Scarning Church charities.
All profits from the sale of both books and CD will continue to be for
these good causes and your support for these projects is greatly
appreciated. The books and CDs will be available at £5 each at coffee
mornings ( the second Saturday of each month 10am - midday) or from
Frank direct. Tel 687082, or
Look at the photos page on website.
or the PHOTOS button in the menu at the top of the page. If you can
provide any information or identify some of the people please let us
First World War book
A new book has been produced to commemorate the men
fought in the Great War. The book is fully illustrated with photographs
from the Imperial War Museum and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The book has been written by Nick Hartley and costs £5.
will be donated to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which is
responsible for maintaining the graves of those men who died in the war.
It has been produced as a limited edition of 100 copies. If you would
like a copy please contact Nick Hartley at
firstname.lastname@example.org and support this worthwhile project.
Don't miss this piece of history.
Video of demolition of scarning arch which is an
footage that the grandson of Ruby and Eric Wright who lived in Coach
Lane thought that it would be nice to share. This is his granddad's
cine footage. part
These popular informal sessions are held at Wendling
Village Hall on
Mondays from 7.30 - 9.30pm Admission of only £1.50 includes
refreshments. There is no need to bring a partner and no experience of
country dancing is necessary but a good sense of humour helps! There
are two excellent callers and an enjoyable evening is guaranteed.
Everyone interested will be very warmly welcomed! Please ring Mollie
Gooch on (01362) 687210 for more details
Calling all Community Minded
you community minded with a keen interest in keeping Scarning
looking its best? Then why not become a Community Ranger. If you become
a Community Ranger, you will be provided with a litter picking stick,
gloves and a high visibility jacket so that you can contribute to
keeping Scarning clean. You can also report fly-tips, broken street
lights, potholes and so on. To learn more, please contact
Council on 01362 695333 or http://www.breckland.gov.uk/
Do you want to
get fit? Do
you want to train for a running event ? Do you want to lose weight ? An
hour spent with Coach Ron gradually building up your fitness could be
the answer. Scarning Runners
meet at the Village Hall every Tuesday
from 5.45 to 6.45pm. Adults £2.50. Under 14's under
supervision free. Have fun and get fit in a family friendly atmosphere.
For more information please call
Richard Eagle on 696642
Would you like to ring those bells?
ringers want more people to join them. Anyone who
wants to get
telephone Tricia Foreman, tower secretary on 01362 687082. They now
have their own website which has all the up to date information about
the group and their activities.
Click on the images below:
Parish Council has
installed a defibrillator at the School. It is situated just inside the
original entrance to the school. There is also another
outside the Coop store.
Solar powered light
In response to residents
requests the Parish Council recently arranged for lighting
to be installed at the bus stop opposite Chestnut road. It
to erect a
similar light on the other side of the road.
New Outdoor Fitness equipment has been installed on
Field behind the Village Hall. It’s free to use and lots of fun. The
equipment includes a seated chest press, double rower and air skier.
Why not come along and try it out. It’s a gym workout without the need
for membership fees.