Scarning Parish Council

The Parish Council has nine councillors and looks after the interests of the parish and its inhabitants. It has many functions, but broadly speaking is responsible for the provision and maintenance of the children's play areas on the Water Meadows, the installation of play equipment on the Village Playing Field, the maintenance of the roadside verges and hedges in some parts of the parish, the provision of dog and litter bins, the maintenance of some street lights, the production and distribution of the village newsletter, the maintenance of the church clock and the war memorial, and the repair and upkeep of bus shelters in the parish. The Parish Council has a budget this year of £32,000.

Parish Council Meetings

Scarning Parish Council meetings are open to the public and are usually held at 7.30pm in the Village Hall on Dereham Road on the third Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend Council meetings, where there is always a chance for members of the public to ask questions or raise matters of concern relating to the business of the Parish Council in a special Public Participation period toward the beginning of the meeting. If you can't get to a meeting, please contact the clerk, who can raise the issue on your behalf. The clerk can be contacted at Oakleigh House, Shipdham Lane, Scarning, NR19 2LB or at

Agendas for meetings can be found on the parish noticeboards see here or are available by contacting the clerk.

Agendas for meetings can also be viewed online and downloaded here: Agendas . Minutes of past meetings can also be viewed online and downloaded here: Minutes.

Dates for meetings

Monday October 16 minutes here
Monday November 20
A date for the December meeting will be set in November as required.

Scarning Parish Council usually meets on the third Monday of every month except August. In addition the Council hosts an Annual Parish Meeting, at which all village groups are invited to update the audience on their activities of the past 12 months.

Meetings are held in Scarning Village Hall.

The agenda for all Council meetings is posted on the village website and the parish noticeboards at least 3 working days in advance of the meeting. (The agenda for the Annual Parish Meeting is posted 7 working days in advance of the meeting.)

Occasionally, if business requires (for instance an urgent planning matter) the Parish Council will hold an additional meeting. Notice of this meeting, together with an agenda, will be published at least 3 working days prior to the date of the meeting.

If you wish to raise a point for discussion on the agenda, you are welcome to do so. Please submit full details to the Parish Clerk at least seven working days in advance of the next meeting.

In addition, you are welcome to attend all Council meetings. There is a designated Public Participation period in which you have an opportunity to speak on any issue relating to the Council’s business.

If you wish to raise a point at a Council meeting, please bear in mind that the Council’s discussion of the point may have to be delayed until a subsequent meeting as the Council is unable to make a decision binding in law (this is particularly relevant to financial decisions) unless a specific item is included on the agenda.

All Council meetings start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated on the agenda.

Meeting Dates 2018
January 15
February 12
March 19
April 16
(Annual Parish Meeting at which annual reports of village groups are delivered)
May 21
(Annual Parish Council Meeting at which the Chairman and Vice Chairman for the year are elected)
June 18
July 16
The Council does not meet in August
September 17
October 15
November 19
A date for the December meeting will be set in November as required.

Your Local Councillors

Norfolk County William Richmond 860269
Lynda Turner 07500818315

Paul Hewett 820354

Your Parish Councillors

Chairman Wendy Brown  695062
Vice Chairman Michael Steward  693286 
Councillors Fiona Bradford 699602

Samantha  Dickerson 699267

Chris Farnham  687766 

Stephen Faulkner

Charles Hewson 693041

Jean Magrath  687269

 Patricia Page 696022

Clerk Nick Hartley          687492

Breckland District Councillors

The two Councillors for Shipdham with Scarning including Cranworth are happy to help with any Breckland District Council related matters if you leave your name and contact details.
One of them will attend Parish Council Meetings in Scarning, Shipdham and Cranworth. There is also a range of information on the Breckland Council Website.
Scarning village hallScarning Village Newsletters

The Parish Council publishes and distributes a newsletter which is produced six times a year. If you have an article relating to the Parish of Scarning or would like to advertise an event relating to the Parish in this newsletter, please send to Nick Hartley at Oakleigh House, Shipdham Lane, Scarning, NR19 2LB.

You can also submit items for inclusion on this website at a week or so in advance.

Records of the Scarning Water Meadow Sub Committee

Agendas for meetings and Minutes of past meetings can also be viewed online and downloaded here.

The Parish Council wishes to support activities and causes which benefit the parish of Scarning and can provide grants to groups which directly benefit some or all of the residents of Scarning. To find out more and to download an application form see here

Freedom of Information Act 
Information is available from Scarning Parish Council under the model publication scheme. If you want to know about the information that can be provided by the Parish Council please see the Scarning Parish council Information page.

The Parish Council has formulated a number of policy statements and documents which may be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Advertising Policy
Complaints Policy Data protection Policy
Disciplinary and grievance Policy
Equality Policy
Grants Policy
Health and safety Policy
Internal Control Policy
Openness and Transparency Policy
Press and Media

Public Participation
Risk Assesment
Training and development

Councillors’ Registers of Interests
These are available on Breckland Council's website. Please follow this link and scroll down to SCARNING.

Annual Parish Meeting 2017

The Annual Parish Meeting was  held in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on Monday 24 April 2017. All members of the parish were invited to attend.The following reports were presented to those who attended (click on the green links to read the reports)

4. Chairman’s Report-Mrs Brown
5. Scarning Primary School Report - Mr King
6. District Councillor’s Report -Mrs Turner
7. County Councillor’s Report -Mr Richmond
9. Scarning Conservation Volunteers-Mr Walker
10. Scarning Parochial Church Council -Mrs Rockley

Annual governmance statement and audit 2016/17

Notice of conclusion of audit 2017