The King’s Coronation – Lighting of the Beacon
Ceilidh Band – Fundraising Event
Tickets can be purchased as ‘rewards’ on the Crowdfunder page: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/west-dereham-playground-project
Are you interested in becoming a councillor?
You are eligible to become a parish councillor if you are an elector, over 18 years of age and meet the criteria listed bellow.
For at least 12 months you have either:
- lived in or within 3 miles of the parish
- worked within the parish
- owned property or land in the parish
You are one of the following:
- a commonwealth citizen
- a British citizen
To apply to be a candidate in the local election, being held on the 4th of May, you must complete a nomination form. To complete the form you will need a resident of the parish to propose you and another to second. You may wish to nominate someone else if you think they would be a good candidate!
You can download a nomination form from HERE. If you are unable to download and print the form then please contact the council clerk at [email protected] to receive one in the post. Nomination forms must be hand delivered to King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1EX between March 21st and 4:00pm on April 4th.
There are 7 seats on the West Dereham Parish Council. Therefore, an election will only be required if more than 7 nominations are received.
Voter ID Requirement
From 4 May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.
This will apply to:
- Local elections
- Police and Crime Commissioner elections
- UK parliamentary by-elections
- Recall petitions
From October 2023 it will also apply to UK General elections.
If you don’t have an accepted photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate. Find out more about accepted forms of photo ID, how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, and what to expect on polling day by visiting: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voter-id?gclsrc=aw.ds
A County Deal for Norfolk
Norfolk County Council have launched a consultation on A County Deal for Norfolk. As part of this consultation, they will be gathering feedback from residents across the county through a series of community drop-in events.
- Consultation (with events timeline): Your Views On A County Deal For Norfolk – Norfolk County Council – Citizen Space
- Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/countydeal
More information about the County Deal
Norfolk County Council and the Government have agreed, in principle, a new County Deal, to transfer funding and powers to Norfolk – a process known as devolution. This provides an opportunity to unlock significant funding and for decisions currently made in Whitehall to be made in Norfolk, for Norfolk.
You can access dates for community drop-in events here.
New Bus Service – 66
This 66 service starts 30th January 2023 and will run Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the year, connecting the village to local towns. The bus will be coming from Stoke Ferry and Wretton so will enter the village via Church Road, and exit via Ryston Road before heading to the A10. This service is also a hail and ride service so can be waved down (in a safe space) as it travels through.
Downham Market – Stoke Ferry
DOWNHAM MARKET, Hollies Car Park 10:18 13:15
Bexwell, Church 10:22 13:19
Crimplesham, Market Lane 10:24 13:21
Wereham, Church Lane 10:29 13:26
Stoke Ferry, Lynn Road 10:34 13:31
Stoke Ferry, Wretton Road 10:35 13:32
Wretton, The Old Red Lion 10:37 13:34
West Dereham, Telephone Box 10:43 13:40
DOWNHAM MARKET, Hollies Car Park 10:55 13:52