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Knapton Parish Notice Board

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At the October meeting of the Parish Council, the councillors co-opted Tracy Smith onto the council.   Tracy lives on Knapton Green and is keen to make a difference for the better in the village.   The council chair, Peter Neatherway, said;

I’m really pleased to welcome Tracy onto the council as her presence ensures that parishioners in Knapton Green are directly represented.   Tracy has an energy and a tenaciousness that drives her to get things done and her skillset will further strengthen an already formidable team, which can only benefit the whole village as the council continues to work through the list of long overdue issues.   I know I speak for everyone when I say that we are all looking forward to working with her. 

Peter Neatherway
Chair

The vacancy arose when Councillor Andrew Claydon resigned for personal reasons.   A Knaptonian, local farmer and long-standing member of the parish council, Andrew will be sorely missed.

Highways have released the plan for the 30mph speed limit extension for Hall Lane.   View it here.

The SAM2 speed awareness camera has been ordered and is expected to be installed around the end of August.

The re-modelling of the Hall Lane/The Street/Knapton Road junction is at the planning stage with Highways and we are waiting for an idea of time scale for when the works will begin.    To see the status update, click here.

We are still waiting for a go-date for the SpeedWatch action but expect that to happen in the near future too.

Click here to go to find out more about what we are doing to improve safety on our roads

Strictly following Covid19 Government advice, the church services are now being rotated between;

  • St Botolph’s Church, Trunch
  • St Peter & St Pauls’ Church, Knapton
  • On-line via Zoom

You can read more here

The Parish Council has now received email confirmation that installation of the promised drop-kerbs in School Close are going ahead.

Further to our conversation I am pleased to confirm that the order for the new drops kerb works has been placed with NCC. They are suggesting a 90 day lead in time for this works but we will do all that we can to ensure they improve on this.
With kind regards
Paul Pitcher | Managing Director

We have received several messages via the comment form here on the website, from concerned members of our community making us aware of cars being parked on the green, supported with several photos of the vehicles concerned.

You can find out more here.

Knapton Parish Latest News

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

The Parish Council has stepped in quickly to resolve traffic issues caused by the road closure in Swayfield as repairs are carried out to the bridge.

Incorrect and wrongly placed road signage placed by Highways caused big problems in Hall Lane as busses and HGVs attempted to use Hall Lane as an alternative route between North Walsham and Mundesley.   By lunchtime on day one, members of the council had visited the sign locations, spoken direct to the Highways staff in situ, taken pictures and directly contacted Highways in order to avert a potentially serious event happening on our roads.

Highways have promised to correct the situation by Tuesday 21st.

Lady Dannatt, Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, has sent a card to Councillor Liz Winter thanking her and the Angels for “outstanding service to the community”

Click here to go to the Angels page and read the card

Very well done to all the Angels… outstanding!

The eagle-eyed among you would have noticed that five new metal posts have been installed around the village.

These are the posts that will hold our SAM2 Speed Awareness camera which is to be delivered shortly.   The locations were agreed with Highways and posts installed by the supplier of the camera, Westcotec.

Why has the Parish Council invested in it and why do we need it?
Read more here.

This is the first of the parish councils Road Safety Initiatives to go live with both of the others currently at the planning stage at Highways.

Click here to find out more.

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached, and a new lease signed, with the Trustees of MADRA for their use of the Parish Council owned land on Hall Lane.
The council hopes that this significant agreement will pave the way for greater integration and co-operation between MADRA and the parishioners of Knapton over the coming months and years.
To encourage this, the Parish Council is now planning to re-site the Millenium Beacon on the MADRA site where it can be lit and enjoyed by residents of the whole parish.

The Parish Council has decided to place several signs around the village asking that dog owners clean up after their dog and dispose of the waste in the dog bins provided.

These will be installed within the next week or so.

Knapton’s amazing response to the Coronavirus

Led by the Parish Council, the Knapton Angels are local volunteers that want to make a difference for any parishioner who is self-isolating, are of an age or classified as vulnerable as a result of the Coronavirus.
We can;

  • collect prescriptions and deliver your medication to you
  • collect vital groceries and supplies and deliver them to you
  • post important parcels and letters to loved ones
  • be on the end of a phone to offer support

Since 21st March, the Angels have responded to over ninety requests for help from our parishioners and are ready and waiting to help anyone in need and you may even get you a little surprise to help brighten your day…

Find out more about what we can do on our dedicated Knapton Angels & Coronavirus page

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ANGELS Notice Board

Click to see how we can help

In these unprecedented times, the Knapton Angels can provide help and support for those parishioners who are self isolating, are of an age or are classified as vulnerable.

Click here to visit the Angel’s page

  • Ring us on 01263 363456 Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm

  • Email us at angels@knaptonvillage.org anytime

  • Use our on-line contact form anytime

One of our Angels will do what they can to help.

Be vigilant :: be wary of strangers :: always ask for ID

You can check our councillors ID by clicking here.

The Angels have limited funds to help support parishioners struggling financially during this crisis

You can find out more here

One of our Angels is acting as a hub for grocery orders placed with Jenny of Trunch Corner Stores by Knapton parishioners.

You can find out more here

Links to advice and guidance from the NHS, Police and the government on what to do during this crisis.

Click here

Advice & guidance from Norfolk County Council and North Norfolk District Council

Click here

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 an designated area of outstanding beauty.

We’re just three miles from the market town of North Walsham with it’s railway station and shops, eight miles from the seaside resort of Cromer with it’s pier, theatre and famous crab industry 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…
Our new Village Carpark

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click the pic to twirl…

Our shiny new Village Short Stay Car Park, courtesy of Victory Homes, is now OPEN to visitors to the village and users of the Village Hall.

It’s sited in Hall Lane with safe pedestrian access almost opposite the Village Hall and vehicular access via the entrance in School Close.

  • safe pathway around the perimeter of the car park
  • nine car park spaces
  • one disabled space
  • four bicycle racks

We have a lot more details about the car park, including pictures, on our dedicated car park page.

You can also find out how to request Overnight Parking Permits 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.

Current Village Projects

FTTH Broadband

the Parish Council is starting to look at improving the broadband service in our village

Better Broadband service

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

let us know you’re interested

Children's Playground

it's all done and we have signed it off, ready for our children to play safely

it's all finished

the Parish Council have completed of the refurbishment of the playground and signed it off

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

Wilds Way

follow the progress of the new Victory housing development, now called Wilds Way

14 new homes

a brand new car park for the Village Hall and fourteen new family homes

here’s the latest

The next Parish Council meeting

Tales from the Compost Heap
You can download the next meeting’s Agenda below
You can download the Minutes from the last meeting below

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

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

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

September 2019
September is upon us and we all have had a limited amount of produce with vegetables coming […]

July 2019
It’s nearly August and the produce is coming in abundance.   The potatoes are being dug up, everyone […]

June 2019
It’s June and we are all very busy on the allotments.   The potato tops are all coming […]

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 let us know.

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.

Our Parish Clerk’s contact details are also here.

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