The next Parish Council Meeting, is an ordinary meeting and will be held at West Dereham Village Hall on – Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 7pm.   The calendar of meetings for 2022 can be found here.

West Dereham Parish Council is part of the lowest tier of local government in England, elected to democratically represent and communicate the views of the community in West Dereham to other higher levels of government, and to act as a responsible guardian of the community’s assets.

The Parish Council has powers laid down in the Local Government Act 1972 and other legislation. Some of its responsibilities include management of open spaces, recreational facilities, allotments, cemetery, provision of dog waste bins. The Parish Council is able to fund other projects where it considers that the community will benefit and it also makes representations to other local authorities and public service providers where appropriate on planning and other matters.

Other services are the responsibility of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council – including refuse collection, recycling facilities, planning and building regulations, environmental health, housing advice, noise nuisance – or Norfolk County Council – including highway matters, education, footpaths and bridleways, home care, libraries, public transport, social services, trading standards.

West Dereham Parish Council meetings

The Parish Council usually meets on the first Thursday of every month (excluding January).  The annual Parish Council Meeting is in May.

The Agenda for a meeting is published on the village notice boards and this West Dereham Parish Council website on the Thursday prior to a meeting.  The draft Minutes of a meeting are published within a few days of the meeting.

Parish Council Vacancy

A vacancy exists for the post of a parish councillor in West Dereham Parish Council.   Details of how to apply for the vacancy can be found here.



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