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20 SEPTEMBER 2019 - RAF Benevolent Fund

If you served in the RAF or are the partner of somebody who served, and need help get in touch with the RAF Benevolent Fund on 0800 169 2942 or visit rafbf.org/help


The Kenninghall Parish Council elections will take place on 2nd May 2019. There are 12 candidates and 11 councillor seats. You can vote for between 1 and 11 nominees, so make your vote(s) count!

Nominees are:
Mr Roy Arthurton
Mr Gary Bell
Mr Robert Crone
Mr Kevin Edwards
Mr Marcus Halmshaw
Ms Ali Holman
Mr Simon Mitchell
Ms Samantha Nolleth
Miss Leigh Sturgeon
Mr Brian Taylor
Mr Jim Waters
Mr Edward Wood


20 March 2019 - NOTICE OF ELECTION


Election of Parish Councillors

Kenninghall has 11 councillor places to be elected

  1. Forms of nomination for Parish Elections may be obtained from the Clerk to Kenninghall Parish Council or from the Returning Officer, BRECKLAND COUNCIL, ELIZABETH HOUSE, WALPOLE LOKE, DEREHAM, NORFOLK, NR19 1EE or elections@breckland.gov.uk who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
  2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Office of the  Returning Officer, BRECKLAND COUNCIL, ELIZABETH HOUSE, WALPOLE LOKE, DEREHAM, NORFOLK, NR19 1EE on any day from the date of this notice during normal office hours between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday but no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019.
  3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
  4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Friday 12 April 2019. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
  5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at BRECKLAND COUNCIL, ELIZABETH HOUSE, WALPOLE LOKE, DEREHAM, NORFOLK, NR19 1EE by 5 pm on Monday, 15th April 2019.
  6. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at BRECKLAND COUNCIL, ELIZABETH HOUSE, WALPOLE LOKE, DEREHAM, NORFOLK, NR19 1EE by 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
  7. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at BRECKLAND COUNCIL, ELIZABETH HOUSE, WALPOLE LOKE, DEREHAM, NORFOLK, NR19 1EE by 5 pm on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.  The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.  To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019


14 December 2018 - ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the Fersfield Road in the PARISH OF KENNINGHALL because of water works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 2nd January 2019 to 4th January 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 3 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: Fersfield Road, East Church Street, West Church Street, Market Place, The Butts, Lopham Road, Kenninghall Road, The Green, A1066 The Street/ Church Road/ Diss Road, The Common (Kenninghall/ Bressingham/ South Lopham/ North Lopham).



Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

The Parish Council are seeking a new Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (or Locum) to begin in January 2019.  The paid post is for an average of FIVE hours a week which includes attendance at Parish Council meetings.  The post is home-based and the hours are flexible with the exception of council meetings (held between 7.30 pm and 9 pm on the first Tuesday of every month except August).  The Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills; ideally with some experience in a similar role but not essential.  IT equipment will be provided.  Salary is in accordance with National Pay Scales.

The main tasks will include:-

  • To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings, including the Annual Parish Meeting.
  • To prepare agendas and minute meetings.
  • To liaise with district and county councillors, other organisations, official bodies and the public as required (face-to-face and by email, phone and post).
  • To manage the Parish Council finances, prepare accounts for internal and external audit and produce an annual budget.
  • To keep Councillors informed of any relevant correspondence received between meetings.
  • To keep up to date with changes in relevant regulations and legislation and advise the Parish Councillors of such changes.
  • To carry out any other duties as directed by and agreed with the Councillors.

Closing date for applications is THURSDAY 27th DECEMBER 2018 and interviews will be held on TUESDAY 8th JANUARY 2019.

Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to the Chair:  Mr Neville Styles, 34 The Butts, Kenninghall, Norfolk, NR16 2EQ (or email to kpcparishclerk@outlook.com).

For an informal chat about the vacancy please call the Chair, Mr Neville Styles, on 07860 555727.



"You may have seen the forecast of unsettled weather over the next few days with heavy rain and lightning affecting parts of the East and South East of England.

"We are currently monitoring the weather closely and we are in regular contact with the Met Office as the forecast develops.

"Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can affect overhead and underground power lines, resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.

"You will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.ukand social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period."

For power cuts and emergencies call UK Power Networks on: 0800 3163105

03 March 2018 - The Saturday 3rd March Kenninghall-to-Diss bus service cancelled 

The SE1 service from Attleborough to Diss (calling at Kenninghall) will be cancelled this Saturday due to the adverse weather conditions. See Semmence Coaches website semmence.co.uk for further information.

02 March 2018 - News from Breckland District Council

Bin collections

While the offices will reopen today, the council’s waste collection service will remain suspended until Monday. This is due to safety concerns for collection vehicles and staff negotiating roads and paths.

Residents have been advised to leave uncollected rubbish bins out as normal and we will collect them as soon as we can, from Monday 5 March and over the subsequent days (weather permitting).

Similarly, recycling bins should be brought out on its usual collection day and left until it has been collected. We will collect all bins as soon as we can.

To enable us to catch up with general waste and recycling collections, garden waste collections are suspended until the week beginning 12th march.

We will contact customers to rearrange Bulky Waste Collections.

Leisure centres

Due to the ongoing weather conditions, leisure centre opening hours and activities may be affected. Up to date information regarding leisure centre opening hours at Breckland leisure centre and Waterworld in the Thetford and Dereham Leisure centre is being posted on the Parkwood-run website www.leisurecentre.com and via their Facebook pages.


Our Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) Protocol remains in place and we are offering emergency housing support to any rough-sleepers in the district, to help them get off the streets and into emergency temporary accommodation.

Emergency support can be accessed by calling our main switchboard number: 01362 656870. Latest available figures indicate a total of 12 people have been provided emergency accommodation.

02 March 2018 - Thank you to those that cleared the snow on Banham Road

To those who worked hard with their tractors, and manually, to clear the heavy snow drift and to help those attempting to drive through it as it was being cleared, thank you very much. We appreciate your community spirit! 

02 March 2018 - Snow drifts along Banham Road

Snow drifts along Banham Road are causing difficulties in traffic passing through. Please be extra careful.

05 October 2017 - Kenninghall Parish Councillor vacancy

In light of the recent death of former Chairman Steve Gordon, we have a councillor vacancy (also see below). If you are interested in becoming a member of the KPC, please register your interest as soon as possible with the Clerk at kpcparishclerk@outlook.com

21 September 2017 - Kenninghall Parish Councillor vacancy

There is a vacancy for ONE Parish Councillor to serve on the Kenninghall Parish Council. 

Unless within 14 days of the date of this notice (not inc weekends, bank holidays), ten electors for Kenninghall (named on the Electoral Register) have requested to hold an election, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co‑option as soon as practicable.

All requests (in writing) for an election to fill the vacancy should be sent to:

The Returning Officer
Breckland Council
Elizabeth House
Walpole Loke
Norfolk NR19 1EE

18 September 2017 - Breckland Local Development Plan for Kenninghall

Kenninghall has been allocated 15 dwellings, on the land off Powell Close owned by Breckland. Breckland's 'local development plan' document sets out local planning policies applying to the District and includes details of Kenninghall’s housing allocation for the period to 2036. Please see 'Breckland Local Plan' under the Parish Documents, left, for the letter sent to residents of School Close and Powell Close in September 2017 and how to make a representation should you have any queries, questions or concerns.

6 May 2016

Kenninghall Parish Council marks the Queen's 90th birthday with a gift to the children

To mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II the Parish Council decided to offer each child attending Kenninghall Primary School and Kenninghall Pre-school a memento in the form of a gold medallion struck especiallly to mark the event.  On 6 May Steve Gordon, Chairman of the Parish Councill, attended the School's assembly and after a short speech handed a number of medallions out to the children who done particularly well over the past week.  Following assembly all the other children received their medallions in their classrooms before heading home.

21 March 2016

Kenninghall Neighbourhood Development Plan(NDP) Consultation Kicks Off

After a period of preparation the consultation exercise on the NDP within the parish has now commenced. For all those living in the village or owning property in the village there is the opportunity to contribute your views through the Kenninghall Questionnaire. For all those working or running businesses in the village there is an additional NDP Business Questionnaire. All village residents should have received a paper copy of both documents with their copy of the April Parish Magazine. For those who did not pdf copies of both questionnaires are available for download from the Parish Documents section of this web-site. Indications as to where copies can be returned are in the documents. 

21 January 2016  

After years of planning, fund-raising and above all, patience, work has finally begun on building a new Village Hall for Kenninghall. Hard to believe perhaps but here below are two photos taken of a 'close encounter' with a small mountain of earth that has appeared on the site as the contractors clear it in order to begin work. Will we be celebrating the completion in 5 months time on 2016's longest day? Let's hope so!   

11 August 2015: 3 fire crews called to fire in 60 tonnes of straw bales on Fersfield Road

Fire crews from 3 towns called to a fire in 60 bales of straw in hot dry weather.

http://8 January 2015: Foundations ofhttp://www.edp24.co.uk/news/fire_crews_called_to_sixty_tonnes_of_straw_bales_on_fire_in_kenninghall_1_4188470

1 March 2015: New Hall foundations laid - Neighbourhood Development Plan Initiated


8 January 2015: Foundations of Kenninghall's new village hall are commenced

After many years of patience and endeavour by a small group of village members the foundations of a new village hall for Kenninghall were symbolically begun on a chilly winter's day in January. An extended press release with pictures can be accessed in the Parish Documents section of this web-site in the folder Kenninghall News sub-folder KH News 2015 http://www.parish-council.com/Kenninghall/library.asp

24 December 2014: Man born in Kenninghall played in the famous WWI 1914 Christmas Day football match between English and German troops


19 June 2014: Two Kenninghall farm workers each honoured for 50 years service


30 October 2013: Breckland Council announces  8 core sites as 'priority assets'  - one is  for '15 houses at Powell Close worth £2.3 million when completed' http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/breckland_council_says_multi_million_pound_investment_partnership_could_create_1_200_jobs_1_2941599

8 August 2013: Kenninghall to get higher-speed broadband by the end of 2013

19 April 2013: Kenninghal objectors lose appeal against biogas plant

28 February 2013: Kenninghall resident runs 6 half marathons for charity

13 February 2013: Kenninghall's Professor Alan Downie engaged in the fight against Ash Die Back http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/norwich_research_park_scientists_leading_the_ash_dieback_fightback_1_1930532

6 December 2012: Kenninghall writer Peter Willshire publishes book on Suffolk Coast Heritage http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk_author_inspired_to_write_book_on_cultural_heritage_1_1732926

28 June 2012 Villagers enjoy mid-summer revels in Kenninghall Woods

23 March 2012 An interesting 7 mile walk aroumd Kenninghall and Banham


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