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Knapton Parish Notice Board

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Today, on 2nd November, we all had a reminder that staying safe means being aware of people we don’t know acting strangely near our home.

Today, a youngish man claiming to be homeless, knocked on the door of several houses in the village asking those that answered the door for money.   By all accounts he was polite and left when asked, only to go next door and try again.   Caught on several CCTV cameras, he does not appear to have committed a crime, but certainly made those that he called upon feel uncomfortable.

Ring the Safer Neighbourhood Team – Dial 101

The advice from the Parish Council and from our Neighbourhood Watch is to ALWAYS report such incidents to the Police.   Whether the person concerned genuinely needed help or assistance, or was simply looking for a set of circumstances that they could take advantage of, the Police are best placed to handle it.


A scam is a dishonest scheme designed to cheat people out of money.   There are many scams with new ones appearing constantly.

High Street banks amongst others have created a leaflet to help avoid scams, which you can download below

Norfolk Trading Standards give useful guidance and advice and by clicking on the link below we’ll take you to their Consumer Scam Alerts page where you can learn what you need to know to stay safe, check their current consumer alerts and find out how to report a scam.   You can even can sign up to receive email consumer or business scam alerts from them.


The next Parish Council meeting will be held on 1st February in the Village Hall at the usual time of 7:00pm.   

Come along and 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.

Click below to go to Anglian’s dedicated webpage where you can ;

  1. see how the scheme may effect you
  2. see the planned road closures
  3. leave feedback and contact Anglian Water about the scheme
  4. see their FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Knapton’s First Time Sewerage System

We live in a beautiful village but it is being spoiled by a noticeable increase in the number of instances of dog’s mess being left on our roads, paths, greens and footpaths caused by owners failing to clean up after their dog.

Unpleasant at the best of times, there is also a hygiene and health aspect to this issue to which young children are particularly susceptible.

The Parish Council is taking the issue seriously and having already increased the number of dog waste bins and put up signs, it is now considering implementing a Fixed Penalty Notice scheme to penalise any dog owner that fails to clear up after their dog has messed in a public area within the parish.   Failure to pay the Fixed Penalty fine would result in prosecution.

The Parish Council welcomes all comments regarding this intended action which can be made using our on-line Contact Form or by emailing the Parish Clerk at

Due to personal circumstances both Keith Lawrence and Tracy Smith have had to step down from their positions as Parish Councillors.

Keith has been exemplary in both his attitude and approach, and his willingness and ability to get things done will be sorely missed.

Tracy brought an energy and vibrancy to the team which was embraced by her colleagues and she too will be sorely missed.

I offer my sincere thanks to Keith and Tracy for all their efforts during their time on the council and wish them both and their families all the very best.

Peter Neatherway | Chair

The council still has a vacancy for a Knaptonian who want 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 on 9th November at 6:30pm in the Village Hall to see for yourself what happens.

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

3rd Nov 2021 :: We had a Zoom meeting this morning with an MD from Victory, our County Councillor Ed Maxfield and our MP, Duncan Baker.   Positive outcomes with Victory apologising for lack of communication and promising to implement solutions as quickly as possible.

12th Oct 2021 :: We have received positive news from Victory that they are speaking with NNDC to seek a solution to the parking issues

22nd July 2021 :: We have written to Victory and our MP as we seek a response from NNDC and Victory Housing.

6th July 2021 :: We are still awaiting a reply / response from NNDC and Victory Housing.

17th May 2021 :: We received an immediate response from Phillip Rowson NNDC, who said that he is meeting with his Chief Exec at the end of the week and respond afterwards.

17th May 2021 :: We also had an immediate response from Victory Housing apologising for the delay in replying and requesting a site meeting.

17th May 2021 :: We have not received any further contact from Victory Housing or NNDC despite several reminders on this matter. So we wrote again requesting a response to our letter of 12th March 2020

26th April 2021 :: We received contact from the office of Duncan Baker MP to suggest that he sits “in reserve” pending the outcome of the conversation at NNDC before he got involved.

26th April 2021 :: Phillip Rowson, Assistant Director of Planning at NNDC, wrote saying that he will be discussing the matter with his Chief Executive (Steve Blatch) and will return to us as quickly as possible.

19th April 2021 :: NCC as Highways Authority replied saying that in response to the planning application for development north of School Close (what is now Wilds Way) they recommended refusal and that NNDC chose to approve the planning application contrary to their recommendation.   They gave detailed information as to the road and footpath layout saying that it met national/local guidance and that the issues of turning were effectively due to resident’s vehicles being parked on the road despite drop kerbs having been installed.

12th March 2021 :: The Parish Council wrote and invited several interested parties including NNDC Planning Department and Highways to meet on site in School Close to evaluate the issues and seek a solution.

11th February 2021 :: A letter from the Parish Council was dropped through every letterbox in School Close and Wilds Way explaining the issues and the steps that are being taken by the council to resolve them.

The Parish Council is very aware of the road traffic issues affecting residents and vehicles in School Close and are working towards a solution with NNDC and Highways.

Knapton Parish Latest News

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

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

The new permissive path between Knapton and Knapton Green is now open for use and the Parish Council would like to offer huge thanks to land owner Chris Hicks and to farmer Steve Hammond for giving permission and allowing the path to be created.

Permissive paths, sometimes referred to as concessionary paths or permitted paths, exist because the landowner has given permission for walkers to cross their private land.   They are not public rights of way and the public do not have a legal right to use them

Chris Heath used his considerable skill with a mini-digger (owned jointly between them) and worked with three councillors Pat, Alan & Peter to forge the path along the edge of the field and through two lots of trees and hedging to make it as safe as possible for walkers between the two parts of our parish.

It is an earth track and will take a little time to bed down so it’s not ideal for wheelchairs or prams, but provides considerably safer passage for walkers than dodging cars on the busy Knapton Road.

You can find more details, including photos, here.

** Update **

We have had some really positive feedback on the Knapton village and Knapton school and surrounding area Facebook pages thanking everyone involved in making it happen.

Pat Lee | Parish Councillor

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.

Join us as we look back to a time when horse and carts parked in our railway station’s cart park and when steam engines whistled along the coastal line between North Walsham and Cromer.   See Knapton’s railway station as some will remember it and re-visit the other stations on the coastal line that it was part of.

Share the moving recollections of one passenger’s memories of the journey, discover what Camping Coaches were and ride the Ghost Train

Click here to begin your journey down memory line…

A parishioner has found a a piece of Knapton’s history and has passed it to us to so that we can make it available for everyone to share.

Our sincere thanks go to Neil Flaxman who came across the original Poor Rate Book for the parish of Knapton in the Erpingham Union, showing the rates from April 1914 to October 1915.

Neil has asked if we can digitise it and display it on this site so that others might use and share it, which could be great news for those interested in our village’s history and for those wishing to trace their ancestors.   We will be doing as he asks (though it may take a while) and look forward to making it available for everyone to share.

Once we have completed that we will make sure that it goes somewhere where it can be safely displayed and preserved for future generations.

As you may know, David and Alison Glaze have recently moved out of the village to embark on the next exciting part of their life’s journey and of course we wish them well.   But it is tinged with sadness because for many years, Alison has been our village historian and a superb job she did of it too.

Over the years, Alison has weaved her magic through time and created an informed insight into a Knapton that few of us could have known, accumulating a mass of files, pictures and personal accounts along the way.

Just before she left, Alison offered all of her Knapton history files to us, so that we can digitise and preserve them and make them available for everyone to share on the condition that once we have finished, we make sure that they are safely preserved for future generations to explore and enjoy.
This we will gladly do.

Thank you Alison, for the wonderful legacy that you have left to the village of Knapton

The Parish Council have confirmed that the Knapton Angels will continue to be available to all residents within the parish throughout the new lockdown to ensure that everyone gets the help and support they need, when they need it

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 2020, the Angels have responded to around five hundred 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 dedicate Knapton Angels & Coronavirus page.

ANGELS Notice Board

Click on a link below to see how we can help

In these unprecedented times, the Parish Council has extended the funding of the Knapton Angels.   This will allow them to continue to provide help and support for those parishioners who are self isolating, are of an age or are classified as vulnerable during the lockdown and into next year.

Click here to visit the Angels page

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

  • Email us at anytime

  • On-line using our 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 – in total confidencehere.

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 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 taking to BT and 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

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

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.

Knapton Parish Council Meeting
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Parish Council Meeting

1 February @ 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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events


24 January @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Coffee Club

28 January @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


31 January @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knapton Womens Own

1 February @ 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Parish Council Meeting

1 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Knitting & Stitching Group

2 February @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


7 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Coffee Club

11 February @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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