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Contacts and Information for Scarning

Scarning noticeboard

Village noticeboards

Outside the Village Hall
Bus shelter near the end of Chapel Lane
Fen Road opposite Scarning Fen
Allwood Avenue, Drayton Hall Estate
Junction of New Inn Lane and Dereham Road
Blackthorn Drive, Drayton Hall Estate
On playing field near Gorse Close, Drayton Hall Estate
Cooper Terrace, Dereham Road

Useful names and contact details

If you want to contact us or have any useful comments or suggestions for inclusion on the website you can e-mail us by clicking HERE or you can send information to Nick Hartley who will pass it on for inclusion when the website is next updated.
Local businesses can advertise here for a small contribution to Parish Funds.

Breckland District Council 01362 695333
Bus/train information 0870 608 2608
Car Link 01603 700657
Citizens Advice Bureau 01362 697776
Dereham Meeting Point 01362 698866
Member of Parliament
George Freeman
020 7219 4272 [www.georgefreeman.co.uk/]
Norfolk County Council 0844 800 8020
Police ( non emergency) 0845 4564567
Parish tree warden
Chris Farnham
01362 687766
Press correspondent
Nick Hartley
01362 687492 [scarningclerk@btinternet.com]
Village Newsletter
Nick Hartley
01362 687492 [scarningclerk@btinternet.com]
Richard Allan

No Post Office, but five Post Boxes

Here is where they are and when they are last lifted, but if you missed the post, the times for the post box at Derehem Post Office are included. Boxes are also lifted during the postman's morning round.


weekday time

saturday time

Weldon Road



Allwood Avenue



Black Horse Bus stop



New Inn Lane



Ivy House Dereham Road



Dereham Post Office



Mobile Library

The Mobile Library (Route Number CEN2410) stops at Mayfair once every 4 weeks  Times may change in 2019
Calls on Tuesdays arr:15:55 dep:16:10 

16-Oct-18 13-Nov-18 11-Dec-18 8-Jan-19 5-Feb-19 5-Mar-19 2-Apr-19 30-Apr-19 28-May-19 25-Jun-19

for more information see here

Local Bus routes

Route Number 20
Runs twice a day from Wendling through Scarning, past the school, through Drayton Hall Estate and into the Market Place in Dereham
Route Number 8
Runs every half hour from Dereham Market Place directly to Norwich Bus station and Railway station
For more details of these services and others see here http://www.konectbus.co.uk/

Route X1: Peterborough to Norwich

The frequency of the western half of the route from Peterborough to Norwich is every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, with an hourly service in the evenings and on Sundays and Public Holidays. The X1 operates via Scarning (Chestnut Road and Scarning Church) and Wendling (Station Road). Owing to customer feedback we have added new stops at Cromwell Road Tesco in Wisbech and Bawburgh Road in Easton, as well as Tesco in Castle Acre Road, Swaffham.

Grit Bins

Grit Bins in Scarning can be found at the following locations:-
  Allwood Avenue, near the Parish Council noticeboard.
  Between Allwood Avenue and Blackthorn Drive.
  Brooks Drive.
  Chapel Lane.
  Chestnut Road.
  Draytonhall Lane.
  Shipdham Lane.

Dereham Recycling Centre

The local site can be accessed from Yaxham Road [near Roy's]. It provides a range of recycling and reuse services to householders including green garden waste and old electrical items, there is a place for paint disposal and a Pay As You Throw service for DIY waste and other restricted items. The site is open seven days a week all year, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and News Year's day.

Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum

Church Street, Dereham

This delightful cottage, dating from 1502 is the oldest domestic building in the market town of Dereham. It houses displays of Dereham's local history and the archaeology of the surrounding area, in the Breckland region of central Norfolk.

Opening times:

May 7th to 1st October
Tuesdays 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 1:30pm
Saturday 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Entrance Fees 2014
Adult £2
Children under 16 FREE with paying adult.
More information here

Breckland Council’s planning applications here

Norfolk County Council here

The Highways Agency here

Information about Dereham  here

Links to other useful websites   here