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The death of Her Majesty, our Queen Elizabeth ll

National Minutes of Silence for Reflection

On the 18th of September, at precisely 8pm, Knapton Parish Council would like to invite all our parishioners to stand outside on their doorstep and observe a minute’s silence to reflect on the lifetime of service which Her late Majesty devoted to the United Kingdom, the Realms and Territories and to the Commonwealth.
The Queen was sure in her faith and steadfast in her duty, bringing constancy through 70 years of change. We will remember Her late Majesty with affection and gratitude and silently give thanks in our hearts for her unswerving devotion to us and to our Country.
Our vigil will conclude with everyone saying: God Save The King
We hope you can join us for this unique moment.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll

The Village Flag

The village flag on the Wilds Way estate will be flown at half-mast throughout the period of national mourning, though it will fly at full-mast during the period of the Proclamation of the new Sovereign (Saturday 10 until Sunday 11)

It is with great sadness and sorrow that Knapton Parish Council joins the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Most of us cannot remember a time when she was not in our lives and none of us will see the like of her again.   She was loved and respected all over the world for her dedication to her people and to her office, and her life and legacy will live on.

Our Queen Elizabeth was a truly great monarch, a great lady, a wise leader and much-loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her beautiful smile, those sparkling eyes and her amazing ability to touch the lives of every one of us will stay with us all.

Her death signals the end of a truly remarkable Elizabethan era during which she oversaw huge changes in both our country and our lives.

The Book of Condolence

Our Book of Condolence is now available for everyone to sign and can be found in St Peter & St Paul’s Church near the altar.
The church will be open throughout the period of national mourning for anyone who wishes to pray, reflect or light a candle and will remain so until the day after Her Majesty’s funeral.
Flowers may be laid (please remove all plastic before laying) either side of the path leading to the main church door.

There will be a Buckingham Palace e-book of condolence

 

 

The Trunch Group of Parishes – Church Services

Our main Group service will be at St Botolph’s Church, Trunch, this Sunday 11th September at 10am. During this service of Holy Communion, prayers will be said for Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III and acknowledging both the grief of the nation and our thankfulness for Her late Majesty’s life of service.

We will also be saying goodbye to our Rector, Rev Andrew Jones, as he moves on to take up his new position with the Church of England in London. All are welcome to join us for this service.

We are also planning a service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for 4pm on Sunday 18th September at All Saints’ Church, Mundesley to which all Trunch Group village communities are invited. If any member of Trunch Parish Council would like to attend or take part in the service, please do let me know.

Long Live the King

Knapton Parish Notice Board

Click on a link below to read more about it and how it may affect you

The Parish Council will be meeting on 4th October at 6:30pm in the Village Hall, as local resident Cally Keohane is giving the second part of her talk about County Highways.   The council meeting proper will start at the usual time of 7pm.

Amongst other things, the Parish Council will determine how best to use these funds that it receives from the new Textile Bank that is now sited in the village car park.   If you have a view on what this should be 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.

At the risk of sounding like a Nanny state, Knapton Parish Council is concerned about the alarming increase in the number of reports of rubbish being dumped around the parish. Just yesterday we found discarded portable BBQ ash which had been thrown onto a dry grass area at the entrance to the Permissive Footpath on Wilds Way.
Our concern is that such a thoughtless act could cause a repeat of the recent fire (which the Fire Brigade said was probably started by a carelessly discarded cigarette thrown from a car window) that destroyed around 18 acres of local farmer’s crops and was stopped just short of wreaking havoc and potentially endangering life on both Knapton Green and the Wilds Way estate.

This comes at a time when we are also having to deal with a substantial increase in dog mess being left on public spaces and graffiti being scrawled on bridges on our beautiful footpaths.

Your Parish Council is made up of volunteers who give up their time to make our parish a better, safer place to live and like most people, none of us want to have to give up more of our time to clear these messes up. So, If these incidents continue to happen we will need to employ the services of a company which can. The result will be that the Parish Council will have little choice but to increase the Precept to cover this additional cost, which will result in an unwelcome rise in next years Council Tax for everyone in order to deal with the thoughtless, selfish acts of a few.

I’m sure that none of us want to live somewhere that resembles an inner city suburb so please help us to avoid having to take this action and report the perpetrators to us so that we can name & shame and take action to exact the maximum legal penalty to stop it happening. We have no wish to cause friction between neighbours and we will respect anonymity but we have to stop these things happening.

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.

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

Our first Village Halloween Party is being organised for the 30th October between 4-6pm on the Wilds Way green.

Organised by the Parish Council’s event supremo Monika Kemp (who organised the incredible Children’s Platinum Tea Party) and Nicky Page (our amazing new councillor) are planning a fantastic couple of hours for kids (young and old) which include;

  • best carved pumpkin (under 10s & over 10s)
  • fancy dress competition (under 10s & over 10s)
  • Halloween themed games
  • Jacket Potatoes with baked beans and or cheese, and drinks

It promises to be great fun for all so note it 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

Click here to see details of the cost of living payments provided by central government that people may be eligible to receive, including:

  • Energy Bills Support Scheme – £400
  • Pensioner Cost of Living Payment – £300
  • Winter Fuel Payment – £150
  • Cost of Living Payment – £650
  • Disability Cost of Living Payment – £150
  • Council Tax Rebate – £150

Plus information on how to apply and additional support available.

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:

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

Back after three Covid years, our renowned Village Fête was another wonderful day to remember, enjoyed by villagers of all ages.

Julie Reinger dropped in as part of Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest ably assisted by fête host Steve Hammond and Fête Committee Chairman Alan Young which set the tone for a day of fun and games for all the family.

Home made cakes, burgers and refreshments were on hand all afternoon as prizes were won for high scores in the olde village games which culminated in the traditional Tug of War.

A big thank you to all those who started early and finished late and worked so hard to make this such a great success.

Village Fête
Radio Norfolk fete photo
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
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

Parish Council Meeting

4 October @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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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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