The Parish of Knapton
The parish of Knapton lies within a rural area of North Norfolk designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Just a mile from the beautiful North Norfolk coast and surrounded by open farmland, the parish nestles between six other parishes;
- North Walsham
The best way to explore the Quiet Lanes that criss-cross this picturesque area is either by bicycle or, to really get the most from the beautiful views and the clean fresh air, on foot.
Knapton Parish Council
Made up entirely of parishioners, the Parish Council is the first tier of local government for the parish of Knapton in North Norfolk, a rural area centred on the village of Knapton. Seven Councillors are elected, or co-opted, every four years to represent the interests of their fellow residents of the village. The Council meets on a monthly basis in Knapton Village Hall to discuss the operation and upkeep of Parish Council facilities, as well providing representation on a variety of other local issues.
Parish Councillors are volunteers and come from various backgrounds. Each year the Council elects a Chairman and Vice-Chairman to oversee the conduct of meetings. The Council employs a Parish Clerk whose primary role is to advise the Councillors, report on activities, produce minutes of the meetings, deal with correspondence and maintain the Council’s finances.
Anyone interested in becoming a Parish Councillor should contact the Parish Clerk to ascertain whether there are any vacancies and to check out the North Norfolk District Council website for more details. The next Parish Council Elections will be held in May, 2023.
Meetings & Minutes
The Parish Council usually meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm, and the last action at every meeting is to agree the date of the next meeting.
Since we don’t usually meet in August and December and very occasionally meeting times may alter we recommend that you check the Event Calendar for the next meeting date, or go to the Minutes page and download the agenda as well.
We also post a copy of the agenda on the noticeboard next to the telephone kiosk in The Street three, or more, working days before the meeting.
The press are also welcome to attend.
The Annual Parish Meeting usually takes place on the same day as the regular parish council meeting every May, starting at 7.oopm.
Have your say
In the interest of openness and transparency we encourage our parishioners to attend our meetings and bear witness to the discussions. Although the public cannot get intervene during the meeting (unless invited to do so by the Chairman) there is a public forum at the end of each meeting when they are invited to address the Council and raise any issues they may have.
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