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Back now that the Covid lockdowns are over, the annual Picnic in the Garden promises to be a fantastic afternoon of fun and laughter as we all meet old friends and make new ones in an atmosphere that’s special to Knapton.

Starting around 2:30pm and featuring live music from local bands, it’s where we’re all going to be on Sunday 31st July.

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations proved that Knaptonians know how to enjoy themselves and have a great time, so bring your picnic & chairs (and maybe your dancing shoes) and come and create more wonderful village memories with us.

Tickets are £10 per person and are available from Dee Holroyd, Clerk to the Parish Council.
You can email Dee: ">
or you can ring:  07733 416537 or 07973 713939

It’s official… the Knapton Village Fête will held on 4th September.

Our amazing Fête Committee, led by village superstars Alan Young and Keith Lawrence, is weaving it’s magic and is busy putting it all together.   They would love to receive donations of cakes and scones for the day and any bric-a-brac for Tombola and raffle prizes.   Please call Alan on 01263 721544 to arrange collection / delivery.
Obviously any helpers on the day would also be welcome

We’ll put more details here as soon as we have them.

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.

The next Parish Council meeting is on 6th September at 7pm in the Village Hall

Come along and share your thoughts at the council meeting, find out what the council is doing and planning for the village and 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.

The Annual Meeting of the Council on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 saw the end of an era, when Alan Young retired from the Parish Council.   Alan has, remarkably, attended almost every Parish Council meeting for over 30 years and our Chair paid tribute to his incredible service to the Knapton community.

The make up of the council has certainly changed over the last three years, but young and enthusiastic cannot replace wisdom and experience, they can only hope to learn from it.
You have led and been part of this council far longer than anyone could have hoped for, providing inspired leadership with guile and using your acquired knowledge to huge effect over the years for the benefit of the council and the parish as a whole.   You have guided this council through choppy waters and difficult times over many years and your legacy is a strong and confident council.   No-one could ask for more.
You’re a very hard act to follow and although I have done my best to carry on your great work, I owe much to the advice and guidance you have given me over the last three years for which I am very grateful.
Your commitment, actions and decisions have made the parish a better place and ‘Thank you’ doesn’t begin to cover it.   But on behalf of all those that have benefited from all that you have done, many without even knowing it, I thank you!
Peter Neatherway
Chair | Knapton Parish Council 

The council therefore has a vacancy for a Knaptonian who wants to join our hardworking and award winning team to help us make a difference in our village for those who live in it.

To help those who may be considering being part of something good, we have put together a page which offers an overview of what we do and provides answers to the most commonly asked questions.   We hope you’ll take the time to read it and of course you’re welcome to come along to our next council meeting, which follows on from the Knapton Parish Meeting, on 3rd May.   Proceedings start at 6:00pm in the Village Hall.   We look forward to seeing you there.

The official Notice of Vacancy can be viewed and downloaded here.

Knapton’s Community Speedwatch team has received a huge boost after the police announced that their long delayed training work can now go ahead. The team already has members in Mundesley Road and are seeking additional volunteers in Hall Lane and The Street where they will trained to use a Speed Gun and note any speeding motorists. This will prove really effective in reducing speeding in our village, especially when combined with our new SAM2 speed camera.

The window of opportunity is quite small before the Police will run out of available slots so please contact the Parish Clerk if you are interested in getting involved and helping to make our village a safer place to live.

Read more about the Knapton’s Community SpeedWatch

Knapton Parish Latest News

Click on a link below to read the latest news to affect the parish

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

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:

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:

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:

The speed limit extension in Hall Lane has been extended from the MADRA to the Butterfly Walk car park with effect from today.

It has taken three long years but Highways have finally put it in place.   The parish council already have a SAM2 camera pole at the location and will be moving the camera in the next few days to highlight the change in the speed limit.

The parish council hopes that this fundamental change will make our roads safer for pedestrians and road users alike.

You can read more on our dedicated web page here.

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

Two more fantastic Knapton events coming in 2022 that you won’t want to miss

Picnic in the Garden

Picnic in the Garden - Flyer image

Summer Fête

It’s official… the Knapton Fête will held on 4th September.

Our amazing Fête Committee, led by village superstars Alan Young and Keith Lawrence, is weaving it’s magic and is busy putting it all together.   They would love to receive donations of cakes and scones for the day and any bric-a-brac for Tombola and raffle prizes.   Please call Alan on 01263 721544 to arrange collection / delivery.
Obviously any helpers on the day would also be welcome.

We’ll put more details here as soon as we have them.

After the success of our Platinum Jubilee celebrations these annual events are going to be more popular than ever
so book early and make sure you get your tickets

On Thursday 2nd June, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, having ascended to the throne on 6th February 1952 at just 25 years of age, this jubilee marks a historic 70 years of dedicated service.

To celebrate this unique point in history, the Parish Council and all the various clubs, groups and committees in the village spent months planning and preparing four days of fun and games throughout the extended bank holiday, starting on Thursday evening at the church.   Those who brought their Commemorative Edition of the Knapton News were able to claim free food and a drink as the evening led to the lighting of the beacon in its new home and dancing in the aisles to live music, raising £187.60 for the First Responders charity.

Click anywhere on this panel to go to our dedicated Platinum Jubilee page.

The Queens Platinum Jubilee logo
The Knapton Angels

Due to the recent resurgence of the Covid virus, 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.

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

FTTH Broadband

the PC is talking to County Broadband to improve our broadband service

Better Broadband service

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

register your interest today

30mph Speed Limit

The 30mph speed limit extension in Hall Lane between MADRA and the Butterfly car park is live

speed limit extension

the speed limit extension on Hall Lane went live in May 2022

See more here

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
KPC Car Park Sign small imageCar Park 2 image

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click the pic…

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
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Parish Council Meeting

6 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are back to our normal meeting time of 7pm and the Minutes from the last meeting are available for download here or you can visit our Agenda & Minutes Archive page here. The Parish Council is vibrant and active [...]

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

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Upcoming Events

Clubbercise

15 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Yoga and Mindfulness

19 August @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Clubbercise

22 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Coffee Club

26 August @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Yoga and Mindfulness

26 August @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Clubbercise

29 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Yoga and Mindfulness

2 September @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Knapton Village Fête

4 September @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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