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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 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 £35,000.

Parish Council Meetings

Click here for details and conduct of meetings

Click here for agendas and minutes of past meetings

Meeting dates for 2019
at 7.30 pm in Village Hall

Monday 21 January
Monday 18 February
Monday 18 March
Monday 15 April (Annual Parish Meeting followed by the ordinary Parish Council meeting)
Monday 20 May (Annual Parish Council Meeting at which the Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected for the year)
Monday 17 June
Monday 15 July
Monday 16 September
Thursday 17 October
Monday 18 November
December (Date to be announced)

For more information, please contact the Parish Clerk at scarningclerk@btinternet.com or in writing to Oakleigh House, Shipdham Lane, Scarning, NR19 2LB, or on 01362687492 between 9 and 5pm.

Your Local Councillors

Norfolk County William Richmond 07717868067
Breckland  Lynda Turner 07500818315

Paul Hewett 820354

Your Parish Councillors

Chairman Chris Farnham 687766
Vice Chairman  Philip Page 696022
Councillors Tim Abel

Fiona Bradford

Charles Hewson

Jean Magrath  687269

 Patricia Page 696022

Neil Parsons
07860 663678

Michael Steward  693286 
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.

Data Protection

Keeping your data safe and increasing transparency are important to us. Our Privacy Notice explains how we use your personal information and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

Scarning village hallRecords 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.

Policies and Notices

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

Data protection
Disciplinary and grievance
Financial Regulations
General Privacy Notice
Health and Safety
Information Audit
Internal control
Openness and Transparency
Press and Media
Privacy Notice
Public participation
Public Rights Notice
Risk assessment
Standing Orders

Councillors’ Registers of Interests

These are available on Breckland Council's website. Please follow this link and scroll down to SCARNING.

Budget 2019/20

Annual governmance statement and audit 2018/9