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Facilities in the village...

Dersingham has a comprehensive range of village services and you'll find some of them listed here. Transport, churches, shools, medical facilities and more.

some Dersingham shops

Useful Information ...


Dersingham Library is on Chapel Road (parking off Orchard Close). In addition to a wide range of books, including large print and spoken word items, the library also stocks DVDs, has free computer and internet access, two monthly reading groups and a Council@your library information point.

The library is open Monday: 8am-7pm (staffed 2-7pm), Tuesday: 8am-7pm (Open Library access only), Wednesday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm), Thursday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm), Friday: 8am-7pm (Open Library access only), Saturday: 8am-4pm (staffed 10am-4pm), Sunday: 10am-4pm (Open Library access only). Contact the library on 01485 540181 or Email:

norfolk libraries website

Medical Centre

The Carole Brown Health Centre in St Nicholas Court, Church Lane, is open from 8.15am to 6pm from Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday closed. Some extended hours appointments are pre-bookable, some early morning, some evening. See the Centre's website for details or telephone: 01485 500139. E-mail:
For the out of hours service for urgent care telephone 111.

health centre website

Schools - Primary & Nursery School

Dersingham VA Primary and Nursery School is a happy and vibrant school for children aged 2 – 11. Our early years children, aged 2 to 5 years old, are based at Saxon Way. The smaller site gives the younger child an excellent start to their education, through child initiated fun learning activities, carefully planned from the childrens' interests, challenging and extending their learning.

Children from Year 1 to Year 6 are based at our main site at Admirals Drive. We offer a high quality broad and creative curriculum, catering for the needs of all our children. Both school sites are bright and well resourced with exciting outdoor areas that gives children the opportunity to extend their learning further. We enjoy being part of the village community and appreciate the local links we have.

Our school offers a variety of after school clubs including sports, dance, music and gardening. We provide a Breakfast Club daily where children enjoy a healthy breakfast and are supervised from 7.30 – 8.30am. We also provide a daily afterschool club from 3 - 5pm where the children enjoy a healthy snack and take part in lots of different activities. Within the school, we also run a Parent and Toddler group. This runs every Thursday within term time for 0 – 4 year olds at Saxon Way. All are welcome.

If you would like to come and look round the school please contact the Headteacher, Mrs. Gayle Platt, on 01485 540308. You can find more information on our website, see the link below.

the school website

Public Transport

Dersingham is well served by local buses operated by Lynx and it is possible to reach King’s Lynn and Hunstanton by more than one route. Beyond Hunstanton, the coastal villages are also reachable using the Coastliner service which continues all the way to Wells. Some buses to King’s Lynn go via Sandringham and Castle Rising. Norwich and Fakenham can be reached by bus from King’s Lynn and there are some services from there to outlying villages.
By rail there is a regular service, usually hourly, from King’s Lynn to Ely, Cambridge and London King’s Cross. Many other destinations can be reached by changing at Ely or Cambridge.

Note that due to the current Coronavirus public health situation, timetables for both buses and trains have changed and services reduced. Be sure to check the latest travel information.

Lynx Bus Latest Updates West Norfolk Community Transport rail services website

Waste Disposal & Recycling

Wheelie bins for domestic waste are emptied fortnightly alternating with the collection of recyclables. Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, card, cardboard, food and drink tins and plastic bottles should be placed in the green bin for recycling. In Dersingham the normal collection day is Wednesday, although this can change at holiday times. There is a weekly collection of food waste with liner bags available from the Post Office. Anyone unable to handle the bins should contact the Helpline 01553 776676.

Garden waste can be collected in brown bins rented from the Borough Council, who will then empty them. Bulky household items-such as furniture, fridges, freezers, cookers etc - will be collected at a charge of around £14 for up to three items. The Household Waste Recycling Centre at Heacham is available for the free disposal of bulky household and garden waste. For all queries, telephone the Helpline: 01553 776676. Fly tipping, litter problems, graffiti, street sweeping, etc. Call 0500 253 2687 or Email:

west norfolk household waste & recycling website

Churches - St Nicholas

St Nicholas’ Church is in Manor Road near the junction with Chapel Road. Sunday Services are held at 8am, 10.30am and 6.30pm. Family Service is on the second Sunday of each month.

Midweek Bible Study Groups and Prayer Groups meet regularly. Holy Communion is held on the first Wednesday of every month at 12 noon. The Mens' Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10.30am in the Church Hall. The Parent & Toddler Group meets from 9.15 - 11am on Tuesdays in term time.

Contact: Rev. Mark Capron, The Rectory, 11a, Shernborne Road, PE31 6JA Telephone: 01485 297293.

st nicholas church website

Churches - St Cecilia's Catholic

St Cecilia's Catholic Church is on Mountbatten Road and is part of the parish of Our Lady and St Edmund, Hunstanton. Holy Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 9am, followed by 11am Mass at Hunstanton. Each Wednesday there is a Mass at 10.15am. Times of services for Holy Days of Obligation and Solemnities are given on the notice board in the church. The hall can be hired by village groups. For more details, please see the notice board at the church, or our website.

st cecilia's church website

Churches - Methodist

Dersingham Methodist Church is in Post Office Road. Services are held every Sunday at 10.30am and 6.00pm. Coffee mornings are held regularly on Saturday mornings: details are on the Church notice board.

Lunch at the Chapel first Monday of the month 12.15pm, Needles and Pins Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays 2.00 – 4.00pm, Art Club meets the first Tuesday 2pm, Carpet Bowls every Wednesday 2.00 – 4.00pm, Jigsaw Club 3rd Thursday 9.30 – 10.30am Bible Study Fellowship Thursday fortnightly 7.30pm at 19 Mountbatten Road. For further information contact Philip Batstone, Senior Steward tel: 01485 541068, or Rev Kim Nally tel: 01495 570232.

dersingham methodist church facebook page

Churches - Salvation Army

Salvation Army services are held every Sunday at 11.00am at the Salvation Army Hall, Alma Road, Snettisham. Other meetings at the same premises: over- 60’s at 10.30am every Monday; Women’s meeting every Wednesday at 2.30pm; coffee morning from 10.00 to 12noon every Thursday and Men’s Fellowship at 7.30pm on the 3rd Wednesday every month. All are welcome. Contact: Colin Hanover (Territorial Envoy) telephone 01485 544336.

snettisham salvation army website

More information

You can find details of other village services from the bi-monthly Village Voice magazine. You can read issues on-line on our Magazine page, see the link below.

Village Voice Magazine