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Later this year Her Majesty The Queen will become 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.   Events to commemorate Her Majesty’s jubilee will take place throughout the extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, which will provide an opportunity for all the residents of our parish to celebrate this important milestone.

The various clubs, croups, committees and parish council are planning four days of fun and games to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and everyone is invited.

If you’d like to get involved in any way please contact us by:

  • using the Contact Form here on the website and selecting Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations from the drop-down list
  • or email our Parish Clerk

and we’ll make sure you’re part of something special.

The Annual Knapton Parish Meeting is on Tuesday 3rd May in the Village Hall at 6pm, followed by the Annual Meeting of the Council at 7:00pm.

The Annual Knapton Parish Meeting is not a council meeting, it’s a meeting of all the residents of our parish to discuss any parish-wide issue.   All members of the parish council will attend to answer any questions or offer their thoughts if requested.

This is followed by the Annual Meeting of the Council, which is a full parish council meeting during which the Chair, vice-Chair and all committees are voted for.   Over the last few years it has been at this meeting that the council discusses the expected challenges and projects in the year ahead,

Come along and share your thoughts, 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.

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

Knapton Parish Latest News

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

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:

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

We are all aware of the benefits and importance of getting a COVID jab to protect ourselves, our families and friends and our communities and we are aware that some people though may be struggling to get to their nearest Jab Centre.
To help remove the barrier for many that live in more rural areas Norfolk and Waveney CCG, in collaboration with health and care partners, are funding a Jab Cab service until 31 March 2022. This service offers everyone in Norfolk and Waveney a free taxicab return journey to a vaccination site to receive a COVID-19 jab. This can be arranged from school, home, or your place of work, so it’s easy and convenient.
 
The service is eligible for people who are having a first, second, or booster jab, and you can attend any vaccination site or walk-in clinic that’s convenient to you.

In order to claim your free journey, simply book your COVID-19 jab online or check which walk-in centre you’d like to visit. Then call a participating local taxi company and book your journey. Click here to see a list of participating taxi companies and find out more about the Jab Cab.

Knapton’s SAM2 Speed Awareness camera was recently sited on the Knapton Road as cars leave the village heading towards Mundesley in the 40mph limit and we now have the results.

We’ve put them up alongside the other SAM2 results from around Knapton so you can have a look and let us know what you think.   You can jump straight to the results page here.   You might need to scroll the page to see them, but it’s worth it.

Next month, Her Majesty The Queen will become 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.

The Parish Council, together with all the various clubs, groups and committees in the village, are planning four days of fun and games throughout the extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, to commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and celebrate this unique milestone and everyone is invited.

Come and see as we light the Beacon in its new home with live music, floral and village history displays, a children’s tea party and finally an organised walk along some of Knapton’s beautiful footpaths.
Oh, and look out for your special Commemorative Edition of the Knapton News in mid-May to collect your tokens so you can claim your free food and a drink.

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

we are at final stage of the Highways approved speed limit extension in Hall Lane

speed limit extension

the speed limit extension on Hall Lane should be completed by Christmas

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

7 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please note our new starting time of 7pm The Parish Council meetings have returned to the Village Hall now that Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, although we will be following NHS guidelines to keep everyone safe. The Minutes from the last [...]

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

Coffee Club

27 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Yoga and Mindfulness

27 May @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Clubbercise

30 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Clubbercise

6 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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