Welcome to Dersingham ...

A large and thriving village located in the attractive countryside of West Norfolk, just a mile from the Sandringham estate. Scroll down the page or use the links above to find out about the Parish Council and its role, about social groups in the village and a calendar of all the various events that take place. You can read about the Village Voice magazine which is delivered free to every household, and find services such as shops, health care and transport. Welcome to Dersingham.

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What's going on ...

News ... The Neighbourhood Plan

Dersingham is a big village and it may well get bigger because there are important planning decisions coming up soon. However, the good news is that you can have your say, by helping to develop the Neighbourhood Plan. Please take a few moments to read all about it from the link below. For general planning matters there's also a link to the Borough planning website.

the neighbourhood plan, please read more the borough planning website
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News ... Food Waste Collection

It just got a whole lot easier to recycle food you can't eat in your food waste caddy, thanks to a change in processing technology. There is no need to purchase compostable caddy liners in future as any small bag, such as carrier bags, bread bags, fruit and vegetable bags can be used to line the bin or to put food waste in. Food waste should be placed in some sort of bag or wrapping before it is placed into the food waste bin to help keep the bin fresh.

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News ... The New Village Centre & Hall

Great news - our Big Lottery Application has at long last been successful and we have been awarded £550,000. However, even with Lottery funding a substantial amount of additional money will need to be raised. There is a dedicated Dersingham Village Centre website which tells you all about the project and gives ways in which you can help with fundraising, so please visit the site and give us your support. There are also fundraising forms in each issue of the Village Voice magazine.

dersingham village centre website

Village Calendar

In a village the size of Dersingham there’s always plenty going on. See what’s coming up by visiting our Village Calendar page. It lists as many events as we’ve been told about, so if you want to add your own event to it, please get in touch using the Contact details at the bottom of any page on the site.

view village calendar

Dersingham Parish Council

Dersingham Parish Council meets each month and is entitled to have 18 members drawn from the local community on it. These Councillors are elected every four years with co-options or elections when vacancies occur during the term of the Council.

The Parish Council is responsible for a variety of services around the village. It has a statutory right to be consulted about planning applications affecting Dersingham.

read more about the council's role current parish councillors quick link to the most recent documents archive of minutes and other documents

Village Voice Magazine

For over ten years now Dersingham has had a bi-monthly village magazine, the Village Voice. Indeed over 100 issues have rolled off the press. During that time the publication has grown from a few black and white sheets to today’s full colour A5 magazine with around 80 pages. Fully funded by advertising from local businesses, the Village Voice is delivered free to every household and business in Dersingham. If you don’t live in the village you can often pick up a copy from venues such as the post office, or you can read it on-line from the link below.

read more, and read issues on-line

Village Cinema

The village cinema shows popular films of many different genres, usually one per month. From September 2017 these films will be screened in Dersingham Social Club, Lynn Rd. Profits from the village cinema go towards the new Village Centre and Hall.

details of upcoming films

Village Social Groups

There are numerous social groups and societies within the village. These range from the ever popular Scouts and Guides to special interest groups such as the Walking Group, Bell Ringers, Horticultural Society, Knit and Natter and many more. There are of course several sports clubs, covering all the popular sports such as bowls, cricket, football and tennis. Follow the link below to see details of all the groups that have given us information, and if your own group is not here, then please get in touch so that we can add you.

list of social groups

Village Services

Dersingham is a large village and is well served by local businesses. There is a range of shops including two supermarkets, a doctor's surgery and health centre, several churches, a public library, and a variety of sports facilities. The area is well served with local buses and the railway station of King's Lynn is not far away.

more about local services and businesses

King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Charity

The King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Charity Trust is one of a number of local charities that help those who are in need, within the Borough. The Trustees come from all walks of life and include appointees from King’s Lynn Borough Council & Social Services.

The object of the charity is to try to relieve hardship or distress by paying for, or making a contribution to, items, services or facilities calculated to help those in need who apply for help. Each application is considered on its own merit and grants are not given where the relief should be met from public funds.

the borough charity website

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