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PARISH COUNCIL & VILLAGE WEBSITE


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 - Village Fun Day

The annual Village Fun Day will be held this year on Sunday 18th September, so let's hope it's a sunny Sunday! Free and fun for all the family, on the Sports Field, Manor Road, Dersingham. Music, donkey rides, games, bouncy castles, stalls, sports tasters, BBQ and refreshments. Some places are still available for groups who wish to have a stall or run an activity. No cost and an excellent fundraising opportunity. Contact the Parish Council office.

Silica Sand News

There have been recent proposals to extract sand on an industrial scale from the farmland between the Dersingham bypass and the coast. As you can imagine, this has caused a good deal of alarm among residents of all our local villages. However, a report in the Lynn News on Tuesday 16th August gives the good news that Norfolk County Council has decided to abandon plans for a site in our area. Well done to all those who resisted the scheme!

wash against sand pit 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 and to listen to residents’ views when making its comments.

read more about the council's role current parish councillors minutes and other documents

Village Voice Magazine

For over ten years now Dersingham has had a bi-monthly village magazine, the Village Voice. Indeed the June 2016 edition will mark the 100th issue to roll off the presses. 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 Voice Live & Village Cinema

Village Voice Live grew out of Village Voice magazine as a way to experience things that cannot be done on the printed page. Held on the first Tuesday of each month in St Nicholas Church Hall, Village Voice Live are talks by a speaker which provide entertainment and information on a wide variety of subjects. Recent talks have covered such diverse topics as New Zealand Seabirds, the history of Cromer, and travellers' tales from around the world.

Also in St Nicholas Church Hall is the village cinema which shows popular films of many different genres, usually one per month.

details of upcoming talks and films

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 we know about, and if your own group is not here, then please get in touch so that we can add you.

list of social groups

The New Village Centre

Dersingham is a large village of around 5000 population, but it is unusual in never having had a village hall. Yes, there are a several halls in the village but they are either church halls or those owned by a particular organisation. As a result of this situation, in 2014 the Dersingham Parish Council began making plans for a new hall which would provide a venue that would truly meet the comprehensive needs of the village. To reflect the nature of the project it would be titled not just the new village hall, but the Dersingham Village Centre.
The Big Lottery Application is now at Stage Three and we are thrilled that the Parish Council has been awarded a Development Grant, which includes Architects fees for detailed drawings, surveys and other professional fees. 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 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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