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
If you want to contact us or have any comments or suggestions for
the website you can e-mail Richard Allan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can send information to The Parish Clerk [Nick Hartley] who will
send it to him for inclusion when the website is next updated.
2017 Parish Council Meetings will be held at 7.30 pm in
Monday 16 January
Monday February 20
Monday March 20 minutes here
Monday April 24 minutes
Monday May 15
Monday June 19
Monday July 17
Monday September 18
Monday October 16
Monday November 20
Monday December 18
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Council Meetings click here: Scarning Parish
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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.
The Parish Council have decided to accept
advertising in the
Newsletter issued 6 times a year and on this website. The policy
document can be found here
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.
"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 have look here
which means that additional materials will be accepted in your
Black recycling bin. find out more here or see this Handy list
Repairs to church completed
But help is still needed to raise money
for more repairs.
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 the Village Hall on 3rd December which
raised the splendid sum
of £905 for church funds.
The Garden Open Day last
over £1600 see
Parish Council has
installed a defibrillator at the School
situated just inside the
original entrance to the school. There is also another
outside the Co-op store.There
is also another at the Village Hall
which was installed and is being maintained by the Scarning Village
Hall and Estate Trust.
Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting
held in the Village Hall on 24 April 2017
on green entries to read reports]
Present: Cllrs W Brown
(Chairman), F Bradford, S Dickerson, C Farnham, S Faulkner,
C Hewson, J Magrath, P Page, M Steward, Mr W Richmond (Norfolk County
Councillor) Mrs L Turner (Breckland Councillor). In attendance Mr N
Hartley. Eight members of the public
Mrs Brown welcomed everyone to the meeting. There were no apologies for
The minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on April 18, 2016 were
confirmed and signed.
3. Parish Affairs
It was noted that there are an increasing number of dogs on the village
playing field. The Council is aware of this and it and the Playing
Field Committee are considering putting up more signs. There are
already signs on playing field.
4. Chairman’s Report
Mrs Brown delivered her report, a copy of which is filed with the
5. Scarning Primary
Mr King delivered his report, a copy of which is filed with the minutes.
Mrs Turner delivered her report, a copy of which is filed with the
Mr Richmond delivered his report, a copy of which is filed with the
8. Scarning Playing Field Committee
Mr Steward noted that playing field is managed and maintained by
Scarning Playing Field Committee with a grant from the Parish Council.
The accounts to April 2016 show income of £4,850 and expenditure of
£3,140. The Committee has spent £800 on refurbishing the car park and
£800 to pressure wash the tennis courts. It has also paid for repairs
to its mower. The playing field is being used by Dereham Taverners
football club and is being kept in great condition by Ronnie Chapman
and Keith Walpole.
Mr Walker delivered his report, a copy of which is filed with the
Parochial Church Council
Mrs Rockley delivered her report, a copy of which is filed with the
Pre School Building
The Pre-School mobile has been
demolished and is being replaced with a permanent brick
building. The staff and committee
raised £187,000 and £99,500 grant from the DfE enabled the work
to commence It should be ready by early summer, and will provide 37 extra spaces.
Rosey Grauwiler, preschool
manager, and Donna Wales, deputy manager,
said they were “incredibly grateful” and thanked all those who had
supported them. “A new purpose-built building for children aged two to
four will give
us the opportunity to extend our provision, supporting our already
excellent reputation,” they said.
the building works are in
progress temporary accomodation will be in the Village Hall.
If you have any fund raising
please let Donna, our fundraiser,
know by emailing email@example.com
or contacting Scarning Pre-School
Dereham Road, Scarning, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2PW
01362 699360 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a postcard published by Geo
Coleby of Dereham submitted by Dave Pilbrow who thought it might be of
interest. I shows the Black Horse Public House and the church at the
centre of the village. Click
on the picture to see more about the village back in the 1900's.
Saturday 13th May 2017
SCARNING VILLAGE HALL FROM 10
Saturday 10th June 2017
Saturday 8th July 2017
Saturday 12th August 2017
Saturday 9th September 2017
Saturday 14th October 2017
Saturday 11th November 2017
Saturday 2nd December
2017 - CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Please take time to come and
meet some of your fellow villagers and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea, a
cake, a bacon buttie and a chat.
If you would like to help in any
way please contact Tricia Foreman on 01362 687082. All
funds raised are for Scarning Church.
Collisions on Dereham Road
Another collision this time on the
opposite side of the road late at night on the 3rd March this year. This
is the latest of a number of
serious accidents within a few metres on this bend in the road but the
really thought the problem was solved by the recently installed hazard
markers on the corner, but clearly they are not sufficient.
the end of June last year a
control heading out of Dereham round
corner at Scarning Grange and collided with the 18th century wall.
Since then, in the last week of
September, there was another less serious collision with
adjoining Scarning Grange. Again on the night of 22nd October another car collided
with the wall of Scarning Grange causing the extensive damage. There was
another incident on the 2nd November
vehicle mounted the pavement and landed on top of
a car in the car park at the front of the school.
You may also have seen the speed
sign on Dereham Road which the council has installed in an effort to
help reduce driver speeds. The sign is moveable and will be popping up
at different locations in the village over the course of the year in
order to improve speed awareness.
New Slimming World group
Started on Wednesday 4th January 2017. The group will be
held at Scarning Primary School every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. If
people would like more information they can contact Tracey on 01362
853170 or 07531 284254.
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.
SCARNING COFFEE MORNINGS 2016
Coffee Mornings in 2016 have
continued to be very popular and have now become an integral part of
village life. It is very rewarding to see people enjoying a
coffee and cake, maybe a bacon buttie, and perhaps purchasing local
produce/cakes but, more importantly, enjoying a leisurely morning
relaxing in the company of others.
The bacon butties continue to be a roaring success, and we have again
exceeded expectation with raising funds for the Church. The
total for the year, including the Christmas Craft Fair, was £4,031.38 making a grand total of £12,567.84 since inception in July
Once again, may I thank the volunteers who have worked tirelessly and
also everyone who has supported this very worthwhile venture for the
village – without you it would not happen. Well done for
what has become a most enjoyable occasion.
Coffee Mornings in 2017 will continue to be the second Saturday of each
month through to November with the Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 2nd
If you would like to help in any
way please contact Tricia Foreman on 01362 687082. All
funds raised are for Scarning Church.
SCARNING ART CLUB
The Scarning Art club will be meeting in Wendling Village Hall with
effect from 9th February until further notice to enable Scarning
Preschool to use the hall during the reconstruction of their building.
Scarning Conservation Volunteers
Please have a look at the Water Meadows page to
see what we have planned for the forthcoming months.
Improvements to Water meadows
The Parish Council has installed a new path on Scarning
The aim is to make the site more accessible and to allow greater
numbers of people the opportunity to enjoy the beauties of this unique
area. The path is suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility
scooters. It runs past the scrapes from the little play area all the
way to the main playing field. There is also a link to the stream path
part way along. It makes an enjoyable circular walk around the meadow.
Click on the picture to
see more of this wildlife area.
Changes on Dereham Road
In response to residents
requests the Parish Council recently arranged for lighting
to be installed at the bus stop opposite Chestnut road. A similar light has been installed on the
other side of the road.
The area along the road adjacent to the bus stop has been cleared. This
is to make the adjacent path safer for pedestrians and cyclists,
particularly after dark. It will also improve visibility for drivers.
The Parish Council has similarly cleared
back an area of scrub near Scarning church. In
addition, the Council will be installing flower boxes at both ends of
the village and has planted bulbs along Dereham Road leading
up to the village sign lay-by, which should prove a beautiful adornment
come the Spring.
Scarning’s long lost Chapel
you know that there was once a church or chapel dedicated to St
Botolph? Do you know where it might have been? Want
to know more?
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
email@example.com 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 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. Practice sessions on
Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm If you would
like to be involved please 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.
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