Parish Notices

Please see below the notice that appeared in the latest edition of the monthly West Dereham Village Magazine. Each month the Parish Council places a notice in this magazine, which is delivered free to all residents. Our notice provides parishioners with information on the next Parish Council meeting and other items of information that the Parish Council feel will be useful to people living in our community.

Please see below for links to previous notices. If you wish to see copies of notices prior to this then please contact the Clerk on the details at the right hand side of the page.

West Dereham Parish Council

Next Parish Council Meeting

Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council

Thursday 7th September 2017 in the Village Hall

7.00 pm – free tea, coffee, biscuits and meet your Councillors

7.30 pm – Parish Council meeting


Parish Clerk: Peter King, Kingscroft, Basil Road, West Dereham, PE33 9RP

Tel: 01366 502110. Email:

All welcome


Useful Contact Numbers

West Dereham Parish Council continues to monitor and receive comments and complaints regarding local recent smells and the infestation of flies affecting Parishioners’ homes over the past couple of weeks. Here are some useful contact details for enquiries and complaints.

It’s been noted that an agricultural nursery owned by British Sugar at the Wissington sugar beet site growing medicinal plants has been identified as the source of strong smells and now investigations are taking place.

Contact Details:
Wissington Site –      01366 377364
British Sugar Head Office (Peterborough) – 01733 563171
British Sugar – Media Enquiries –  01733 422945

Many parishioners have reported fly infestations in their homes affecting many living across the whole village.  Environmental Agency staff have carried out inspections of the local waste management site, allegedly the source of the problem and continue to screen the situation.
Please note that the Environment Agency Contact Details are as follows:

Environment Agency – 24 hour/7 day Hotline   0800 807060
Environment Agency – Case Manager (office hours) – 03708 506506, then option 1

If you report the problem to the Environmental Agency, please also advise the Parish Clerk that you have done so by email.

Click on the links below to see previous notices:

About Us

The village of West Dereham is located about 4 miles east of Downham Market, just off the A134 between Crimplesham and Wereham.  It covers an area of 5.22 square miles (13.51 km2). West Dereham has a population of approximately 450 in 175 households.  The village is not to be confused with the mid-Norfolk town of Dereham (sometimes called East Dereham) which lies about 25 miles (40km) to the east.

Lying on the edge of the Fens to the south, St Andrew’s Church is situated on higher ground to the north of the village and is one of 124 existing round tower churches in Norfolk.  The church is a Grade 1 listed building and in recent years has received grants from English Heritage for repairs to the tower and north windows.

In recent years the village has recently been able to extend and renovate the Village Hall.  This provides an important social centre in a village which has lost five public houses, two chapels and two shops over the years as well as its village school.  The Village Hall is also the base for the popular ‘White Hart’ bar which is run solely by volunteers.

West Dereham Parish Council achieved Quality Status in June 2012, and is committed to making improvements within the village for its parishioners.  For the purposes of local government, West Dereham falls within the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.