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(This is the Official Website for the Parish of Knapton)
Page last updated 30.12.2018
Welcome to the Knapton Village website.
The parish of Knapton is situated in rural North Norfolk some 19.4 miles north east of Norwich and 3 miles from the market town of North Walsham. It is bordered by fields crisscrossed with 'quiet', leafy, lanes and footpaths providing many opportunities for walking in idyllic surroundings. Click for directions and map of Knapton Way, the popular village walk. The award winning community woodland, Pigneys Wood, a local nature reserve a mile to the south of the village is accessible at all times by the public and is enjoyed by schoolchildren and the very young, and by older generations either walking their pets or, simply, seeking peace and tranquillity in a busy world.
There are several clubs and groups in Knapton which cater for, and host, events throughout the year including the very popular and traditional Village Fete.
The Anglican church of St Peter and St Paul, famed for it’s Hammer Beam Roof featuring 'Angels', is located in the centre of the village and is a popular attraction for visitors. It has recently undergone a programme of extensive renovation.
We are close to the holiday resorts of Mundesley and Cromer a short distance to the north and approximately a mile and a half from the beautiful sandy beaches which are a feature of the North Norfolk coastline. Our nearest railway station is in North Walsham providing regular train services to Cromer, Sheringham and Norwich, via the 'Bittern Line', then onwards to London, the Midlands and the North. There are bus services from the village to North Walsham and then to Norwich from where services are available to all destinations. Click here for details of public transport services.
The market town of North Walsham provides a good range of shops for the discerning shopper and the supermarkets, Waitrose, Sainsbury's and LIDL cater for most needs without the necessity for 'out of town' shopping. Should you feel the need however, there is a Morrison's in Cromer and the renowned shopping centre of Norwich is but a short ride away. There is a 'market day' every Thursday and a farmers market is usually held every 2nd and 5th Saturday of the month. The area has a good selection of hotels, pubs, coffee shops and restaurants and leisure facilities include a swimming pool, (Victory Swim and Fitness Centre), and a cinema and theatre at the recently constructed Atrium in the grounds of North Walsham High School. For those interested in sailing or 'messing about' in boats the Norfolk Broads are on our doorstep and for golfing enthusiasts, the Mundesley Golf Club is just down the road.
The Knapton village sign, pictured in our banner, was made by Mr Herbert Hicks and Henry Wild, and presented to the village on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. Herbert Hicks was a village stalwart, a local farmer and a long serving Parish and District Councillor. He was a devout Methodist, a Lay preacher and Superintendent of the Sunday School and a Governor of the local school. Henry Wild, a carpenter, was the longest serving parish councillor in recent village history, serving for 57 years.
Knapton has a population of 364 (2011 Census) residing in 190 households and covers an area of 5.80 square kilometres. High speed broadband is available.
Click here for the Winter Issue of the 'Knapton News'
Click here for 'What's On in Knapton'
Click here for Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter - December 2018.
KNAPTON PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY
Knapton Parish Council would like to hear from anyone interested in becoming a Parish Council member.
The Parish Council meets in Knapton Village Hall at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of most months of the year.
If you would like to find out more about joining the Parish Council, please contact either the Clerk, Dee Holroyd, on 01263720356, firstname.lastname@example.org or Chairman, Alan Young on 01263721544 email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you.
KNAPTON NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Saturday 30th March 2019 at Knapton Village Hall
Register from 10am till 1pm.
Please come along and find out more information about Neighbourhood Watch and join us in an effort to keep Knapton a safe place to live. We are the largest crime prevention movement in England and Wales with 2.3 million member households. We need you too!!
Neighbourhood Watch aim is to create safer and stronger communities.
Together we can look out for our neighbours, especially those on their own.
We look forward to seeing you on 30th March.
Georgina Neatherway (Co-ordinator)
Mobile: 07824 359068
DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2019
District and Parish Council Elections are due to take place on 2nd May, 2019. For further information contact North Norfolk District Council on (01263) 516046 or by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org and at https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/democratic-services/becoming-a-councillor/