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Coffee Club reminder Feb

Knapton Coffee Club meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 10am til noon and offers a great way for villagers to chat to old friends and meet new ones.

New to the village?   Come and meet us over coffee and cake!   You can chat or just listen. We would love to see you.
Everyone is welcome and we have all ages dropping in from one of the youngest to the more senior members of our community. Some stay from 10 to 12.30, some drop in for half an hour.

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It’s not really like the picture suggests, we don’t get cups of tea…

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 7th March at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.

If you have a view you’d like to share, you’re welcome to come along and share it with us.   You’ll also find out what the council is doing and planning for the village and you can address any questions you may have directly to the council.

If anyone would like to raise an issue in the meantime, you can use our Contact Form here online or contact our Parish Clerk, whose contact details are also on the contact form page.

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As part of North Norfolk District Council’s Textile Recycling Scheme we now have a new Textile Bank sited in the village car park. The Parish Council will receive £50 per tonne of recyclable textiles collected from the bank, which can only be clothes, shoes, handbags and belts.
At the council meeting in October 2022 the Parish Council decided that all funds raised will be used for maintenance of the children’s playground.
There are also recycling banks outside the MADRA building for alternative materials.
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Click the image above to go to our scam page

Trying to avoid being scammed by a voice on your phone or an email in your inbox is fast becoming a way of life!   How can you be sure if the polite voice on the end of the phone or the genuine looking email are really what they appear to be?
They probably are… but what if they’re not?

We have put together some simple ways that may help you to avoid being caught by these low-life


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The number of complaints from residents received by Knapton Parish Council about dog poo not being cleared up by dog walkers has increased substantially over the summer despite there being dog poo bins in the parish.

It is illegal to not pick up your dog’s mess from any public place or footpath

Dog fouling is not only deeply unpleasant, it is dangerous. Viruses and diseases such as Coccidia and E.coli can be spread in dog poo, with the chance of passing it onto humans and particularly children playing in prevailing poo areas such as woods and parks. Whilst rare, contact with dog excrement can also cause Toxocariasis – a nasty infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures.

Since the main responsibility of the Parish Council is to keep residents safe, it is adopting a zero tolerance policy.

The Dog Act of 1996 introduced a law meaning that it is an offence not to clean up after your dog in a public area, space or footpath. Failure to do so can result in a fine of up to £100 . If you refuse to pay the fine you may be taken to court and prosecuted and if found guilty that fine can rise to £1000.
Please note that dog owners who are registered as blind are exempt from these penalties.

So, if you witness anyone allowing their dog to foul any public path or grass area in the parish of Knapton please report this crime to our Parish Clerk by calling 01263 720356 or by emailing .

The Parish Council is installing cameras at various locations around the parish, which will be moved from time to time, for the specific purpose of catching those thoughtless people who commit this disgusting and avoidable crime with a view to exacting the maximum penalty on each occasion.

Home & Bills Support

The events of the last two years have touched almost everyone, combining to magnify issues and problems that can seem insurmountable.
Fortunately there is support that can help to us get through these extremely difficult times and we have created a page dedicated to those services who can do just that across a wide range of issues from health & wellbeing to financial assistance to personal safety for adults and children.
It’s worth a look and we’ll keep it updated

Click anywhere on this panel to go there

Planned Events

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Planning for this event to celebrate King Charles lll Coronation will commence in the New Year.

We’d love to her from you if you’ve got any thoughts or ideas that you’d like to share and you can contact us using our Contact Form, choosing King Charles Coronation from the drop-down Subject list, and we’ll make sure it gets to the right person, who will then get in touch with you.

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The Parish Council are in the process of planning a children’s fun day in the Summer and we’ll confirm the date as soon as arrangements have been made.

You can get involved
If you’d like to help us to give our children a fantastic fun day, you can use our Contact Form.   Choose Events from the drop-down Subject list and don’t forget to tell us which event you’d like to be involved in.    We’ll make sure it gets to the right person, who will then get in touch with you.

Knapton Fête 2022

Our amazing Fête Committee will start planning their amazing Olde-World flagship event early in the New Year and we’re guessing that this is the most likely date, but we’ll let you know for sure as soon as we do.

You can help
If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch and let us know.   You can use our Contact Form and choose Events from the drop-down Subject list.   Don’t forget to tell us which event you’d like to be part of and we’ll make sure it gets to the right person, who will then get in touch with you.

4th May 2023 – Parish Council and District Council Elections

The last election of parish and district councillors was in 2019 and on May 4th we all get the chance to vote on who we want to represent us at our Parish Council and District Council for the next four years.

This is not a General election, which is due next year, so the UK Government will remain in office whatever the outcome, but it is a chance for you to vote for who you feel will best represent your views and fight your corner on the local issues that affect us all.

Polling will be held in our Village Hall, which will be confirmed on your Poll Card.

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Election Timetable

These will be the first elections where voter identification will be required to be shown by all voters at a polling station. This has been introduced under the Elections Act 2022.

  • electors must show an approved form of photo identity before voting in a polling station, the ID does not have to be valid provided the likeness is still true
  • anyone without suitable photo identification, such as a passport, driving licence or national bus pass, will be able to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC)
Contacting us is easy…

from anywhere, on any device…

you can contact any group…
about anything… anytime…

Contact us

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Clicking the image above will open our Contact Form in a new tab or page

Our on-line Contact Form

…is accessible from almost all every page on our site.

Or you can click the following link from any device that can access the Net

So you can leave a message for any group in the village simply by filling in the form and pressing Send, in the safe knowledge that someone from that group will get back to you, usually same day or next.

the committees…

 ●  the Fête Committee
 ●  the Village Hall Committee

the council…

 ●  the Parish Council

the groups…

 ●  The Coffee Club
 ●  Knapton’s Women’s Own
 ●  The Knitters & Stitchers
 ●  Clubbercise
 ●  Yoga & Mindfulness

select your subject

About halfway done the form is Choose your subject.   We pass your message on to the person best suited to handle it based on your chosen subject.

When you click in the box or on the down arrow, a list of the most popular subjects will appear, so go ahead and choose the one that suits you best.
And if you can’t see one that fits, just scroll to the bottom of the list and choose Something Else.    We’ll pass it on to the person we think best to handle it from what you write in the note box just below it.

Perched 43m above sea level on a hill with views of the sea, bordered by farm fields and long established woodland, criss-crossed by Quiet Lanes and well trodden footpaths, basking in the fresh sea air from the North Norfolk coast, Knapton is a little piece of heaven tucked away in a designated area of outstanding beauty.

gnated area of outstanding beauty.

We’re just three miles from the market town of North Walsham with it’s railway and shops, eight miles from the seaside resort of Cromer, with it’s pier and theatre and twenty miles from Norwich.

And our sleepy little village is just a mile or two from the gorgeous sandy beaches at Mundesley, Trimingham, Overstrand, Bacton and Walcott…

The tall proud cliffs add to the stunning views for walkers and beach combers alike.

But to stay safe, everyone should respect the cliffs and not try to climb them as this part of the coast has recently experienced some dramatic cliff slides

A farming community, our farmers contribute in lots of ways to our village life

A tractor ploughing a field north side of Knapton
We are surrounded by beautiful, country Quiet Lanes weaving their way through our parish…

Current Village Projects

The Parish Plan

It's the to review the 2008 Village Plan to reflect Knapton today

The 2023 Parish Plan

We will be setting up a Parish Plan page once planning commences in the New Year

Coming soon

FTTH Broadband

County Broadband carrying out survey's in preparation of their fibre broadband service

Better Broadband service

full fibre broadband connected direct to our homes is faster and more reliable

click to find out more

Road Safety

the Parish Council is pursuing five different ways to make our roads safer

you asked - we're trying

follow our progress as the Parish Council explores ways to slow down traffic in our parish

you can find out more here

Anglian Water

follow the installation progress of our village's first sewerage system

Anglian Water First Time Sewerage System

a £3million investment to provide Knapton Village with a new sewerage system.

here’s the latest from Anglian

Knapton News

Our quarterly magazine provides useful contact information as well as features on events and projects in the village.   You can find our more about the Knapton News and access our magazine archive going back to June 2012 on our dedicated page here.

Knapton Angels

The parish council have confirmed that with Covid still lingering around, the Knapton Angels will continue to be available to all residents within the parish to ensure that everyone gets the help and support they need, the they need it.

Click here to go to the Angels page

Village Carpark

Click the image below to go to our dedicated Car Park page and find out how to request an
Overnight Parking Permit
to avoid vehicles parked overnight being removed.

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Knapton Parish Council Meeting
Tales from the Compost Heap
You can download the next Parish Council Meeting’s Agenda below, usually from around a week before the meeting date
You can download the Minutes from the last Parish Council Meeting below, usually around a week after the meeting was held

November 2021
November is here already… it doesn’t seem five minutes since we were all putting our seeds in […]

July 2021
At last, the summer weather has joined us, it was such a cold Spring some of the […]

May 2021
What a dreadful Spring we have had ,the weather has been so cold. The poor seeds, they […]

August 2020
Well hello everyone, I do hope you are all keeping well.   The vegetables are […]

May 2020
It’s May already.  First I do hope you are keeping well at this awful time. […]

February 2020
Happy New Growing Year 2020
We are having a very mild winter, things have been sprouting […]
Upcoming Events

To see all the events planned in Knapton that we know about, please go to our What’s On page to see our Events Calendar or by clicking on the calendar image  -> -> ->

  • search for particular events
  • view them by calendar month or by list
  • see details of each event, where it’s being held and who’s running it
  • and then, if you wish, add them to your calendar at the click of a button.

If you’d like to share details of an event happening in Knapton, please use our Contact Form and let us know.

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It’s your village

The Parish Council, the Knapton Angels , the Fête & Village Hall Committees and all the village clubs are made up of volunteers.

They are friends and neighbours who each give up a little of their spare time to make things better for all of us.

If you’d like to know more, why not get in touch and ask…

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