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Updated Road Closures by Anglian Water

Hall Lane from: 04/11/22 to 12/12/22

Pond Lane from: 31/10/22 to 17/11//22  

Closures will be 7 days – 24 hours

The reason for this delay is due to having to switch technique on Mundesley Road (B1145) which will take slightly longer. 

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 1st November at 7:00pm 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.

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 next council meeting on 4th October the Parish Council will determine what to use these funds for. If you have a view on what this should be you’re welcome to come along and share it with us.
There are also recycling banks outside the MADRA building for alternative materials.

North Walsham Safer Neighbourhood Team 

  • ASB in North Walsham and surrounding villages 
  • Retail thefts/ Crime prevention
  • Speeding in North Walsham and surrounding villages 

Next SNAP Priority Setting meeting:  
Monday 6 February 2023 at 6:30pm, at the Scout Hut, Midland Road, North Walsham, NR28 9JR

North Walsham SNT Priorities

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If you can’t make the meeting but would still like to raise a concern, email your Beat Manager at
 

The number of complaints from residents received by Knapton Parish Council about dog poo not being cleared up by dog walkers has increased substantially in recently 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.

Trying to avoid being scammed by a voice on your phone or an email in your inbox is fast becoming a way of life!
But 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

Click anywhere on this link to go to our scam page.

and please… STAY VIGILANT – STAY SAFE

Home & Bills Support

NHS Norfolk and Waveney has developed a “While You Wait” campaign to support people who are waiting for hospital appointments and treatments to maintain their physical and mental health while they’re waiting. This is important to reduce the risk of their treatment being delayed or cancelled if their health deteriorates.

Click the link below to go to their website for more information

https://www.norfolkalc.gov.uk/nhs-while-you-wait.html

If you’re in debt to your energy supplier, you might be able to get a grant to help pay it off.
The following energy suppliers offer grants to their customers:

At times, we all need a little help and support dealing with issues or problems in our life that are hurting our physical, mental, social or financial wellbeing and getting help as soon as possible can prevent things from getting worse.

The North Norfolk Help Hub is a partnership of organisations that work together to offer practical support, advice, and guidance.

If you are aged 18 and over and need help or support, you can contact the Health and Communities Team Duty Line to discuss the problems and issues you are experiencing and receive advice and guidance.
by phone: 01263 516353
by email:

If you have housing issues, the Housing Options Team are also part of the North Norfolk Help Hub.
by phone: 01263 513811
by email:

For Council Tax and Housing Benefit Support, contact the Benefits Team:
by phone: 01263 516349
by email:

Don’t panic.

Click on this link to view or download a list of agencies that may be able to help.

The most important thing is don’t hide your head in the sand.  Talk to someone and see if you can work something out.

Help is at hand.

If you or a neighbour are elderly or infirm, suffering from a short or long term illness or are disabled, meaning that you are not able to wheel your bin to the edge of your property you can apply for an assisted collection.   This means that the bin crew collects your bin from its normal storage space, takes it to the bin lorry for emptying, and then returns it back to its storage space.
Please note that there must be no other able bodied person living at the property.

Please contact NNDC if you think this applies and they’ll do the rest.
phone:  01263 516189
e-mail:

A brand new behaviour change online tool from Norfolk County Council called Ready to Change has launched to help encourage people in Norfolk to make improvements to their health
Whether it’s eating more healthily, moving more, drinking less or quitting smoking the online tool helps you to make the small changes needed to help you on your journey to better health.

We are promoting this new free online tool to encourage our residents to make a positive healthy change.

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…click here to go to their web page…

Planned Events

Santa Sleigh poster

Organised by the Parish Council’s Dream Team of event supremo Monika Kemp (who organised the incredible Children’s Platinum Tea Party and the Halloween event) and Nicky Page (our amazing new councillor) are preparing for a special visit from Santa as he heads back up to the North Pole to see his hard working elves.

  • Hot Chocolate and a Mince Pie – 50p

It promises to be great fun for all the children so make a note on your calendar.

If you’d like to volunteer and help make this another fantastic Knapton event, please contact Monika on 0780 3000 350 or Nicky on 01263 722259

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Cheese & Wine evening in the Village Hall on Saturday 10th December, 7:00pm for 7:30pm

Tickets are limited£5pp (includes 1 raffle ticket)

There will be a sharing table for everyone to bring and share food and bring your own wine / tipple.

ALL PROCEEDS TO FUND THE CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA

  • Raffle with seriously good donated prizes
  • Fun Festive Quiz

Contact Jackie Southwell-Hall via FACEBOOK or ring 07733 152278 to book your place

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As part of the 1 Million Trees for Norfolk scheme, the trees and hedging that the Parish Council has ordered will be arriving with us on 10th December.

For anyone who did not place an order we made sure that we ordered a few extra and are holding an Open Day on Sunday December 11th in the Village Hall between 10am and 2pm, where we will have a selection of hedgerow, small trees and orchard trees available.

Parishioners can come along and for a small donation choose what they would like from the selection that we have.   The funds raised will be used toward the cost of maintenance of the children’s playground.

We’ll even make sure that tea and coffee is available as you browse.

We are planning a children’s fun time around the middle of February during school half term.

We are in the process of planning it but will confirm as soon as arrangements have been made

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

This is probable date for the Village Fête for which planning will commence early in the New Year

NNDC Warm Home Grants available now

The days are getting shorter and colder as we head into winter and many households will be worrying about putting their heating on.  But help may be at hand as North Norfolk District Council, as part of the Norfolk Warm Homes Consortium, is working closely with Norfolk Warm Homes to identify low-income residents in North Norfolk that may be eligible for energy efficiency works.

If a resident is a homeowner who has a household income of £30,000 or less, less than £50,000 in saving and an EPC of E, F or G they may be eligible for a Home Upgrade Grant (HUG] or Local Authority Grant (LAD3) which are both fully funded grants aimed at supporting low income residents to reduce their energy bills and increase the thermal comfort of their homes through a subsidy towards increasing the energy efficiency of their property.
If the resident is a tenant and they fit in this criteria they may be eligible for a grant that covers up to 65% of the costs.

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Clicking the photo above will take you to the NNDC Warm Home page in a new new window

The measures covered are;

  • Internal wall insulation
  • External wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Roof in roof / flat roof insulation
  • Air source heat pump

…watch the video

Click on the image below to watch a short YouTube video by NNDC’s Energy Officer, Dulcie Walsh about the new Warm Homes Grant

Keep Warm
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Keep Warm, Keep Well leaflet

A practical guide and helpful resources produced by the UK Health
Security Agency for coping with cold weather and COVID-19
< < < click on the icon to read more…

Top Tips for keeping Warm and Well

Cold weather can be bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 and older.   As we age it takes
longer to warm up, which raises the risk of increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.
Click on the icon to read more… > > >

Top Tips
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The Knapton Angels

Due to the recent resurgence of the Covid virus and with winter fast approaching, the Parish Council have confirmed that 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, when they need it

Click anywhere on this panel to go to our Knapton Angels web page

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 village magazine is produced four times a year and provides lots of 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 the archive of the magazine going back to June 2012 on our dedicated page here.
We have also included a link to the latest edition below.

Our new Village Carpark
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We have a lot more details about the car park, including pictures, on our dedicated car park age.

You can also find out how to request an Overnight Parking Permit here, as the Parish Council is obliged to have unauthorised vehicles parked overnight removed.

We hope the car park makes access to functions and meetings in the Village Hall an even more pleasurable experience.
Enjoy.

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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Contact Us

You can raise a concern or share a thought about any aspect of our parish by clicking on the button below.

Selecting your chosen Subject from the drop down list (or choosing “Something Else” if there’s no better choice) ensures that your comment can be passed to the right person quickly and we will usually respond within 24hrs.

You’ll also find our Parish Clerk‘s contact details here.

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