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 Coronavirus Situation

We're sure that all Dersingham residents will be concerned, so we have put together a page of useful advice, information and links which may help.

Please note that the Parish Office is closed to the public until futher notice, but you can still contact us by email or phone, see the details at the foot of this page.

Coronavirus Information page

Beware ... Coronavirus Crime

We've had some disturbing information from the police about the boom in criminal activity as a result of the Covid-19 health situation. Be on your guard for phone calls, emails, texts, posts on social media, or even personal callers purporting to be from the Government, the Police, the NHS or Coronavirus Charities. Always ask yourself 'is this really genuine'. Popular scams are bogus tests for the virus, or false offers of government money if you either pay some money yourself or give your personal details. The link below from Norfolk Trading Standards shows some of the latest scams doing the rounds, including so called 'shop for free' offers from supermarkets and false messages purporting to be from TV Licencing or from banks. Be alert and stay safe!

Norfolk Trading Standards alerts about Coronavirus frauds and scams

News ... The New Village Centre & Hall

We are sorry to inform you that in line with Government advice and the actions of similar venues, the Dersingham Village Centre will be CLOSED until such time as public venues are permitted to reopen.

You can find more information and updates on the Village Centre website.

Dersingham village centre website

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

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 twenty years now Dersingham has had a bi-monthly village magazine, the Village Voice. Indeed over 120 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 over 70 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.

Due to the Coronavirus situation delivery of the April edition was postponed. It has now been delivered thanks to our volunteers, but naturally some of the information in it is out of date, for which we apologise.

archive of older issues

Village Cinema & Village Voice Live

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 second Tuesday of each month in the new Village Centre, 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 the Mid Norfolk heritage railway, sea otters in California, a gin tasting from a local boutique still, and the wrecked warships of Scapa Flow.

The village cinema shows popular films of many different genres, usually one per month. Screenings take place in the new Village Centre, on the last Tuesday of each month.

details of upcoming films and talks

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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The Dersingham Parish Council has a Facebook page, so do give it a look and give it a like!

parish council facebook page
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Data Protection & Privacy

The Dersingham Parish Council takes seriously your privacy and the protection of your data. All required aspects of the new General Data Protection Regulation will be fully complied with. The Parish Council does not sell your data or contact details to any third party, and if you wish to know what data regarding yourself is held by the Parish Council you have only to ask. You can find more information about how we handle privacy and data protection issues from the links below.

data privacy basics website cookies and privacy full privacy statement

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