Welcome to Mattishall

Mattishall is situated in the very heart of Norfolk, just 11 miles west of Norwich. It is the largest village in Breckland and one of the largest villages in Norfolk.


There are many facilities that serve this thriving and active community.  Among these include: a primary school, doctors’ surgery, several churches, many clubs and societies, sports facilities, a variety of local shops, a café, an enterprise and training centre with gym and restaurant, and a pub.

The Parish Council

The Parish Council is made up of 9 councillors who represent the village on various matters.  We are one of three tiers of local government: the others being Norfolk County Council and Breckland District Council. There is currently a councillor vacancy. If you are interested in finding out more contact the clerk


We meet at 7 pm usually on the first Monday of the month at the Memorial Hall, South Green, Mattishall but due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are meeting virtually. Please see the agenda for joining details.  The public is very welcome to attend our meetings. 

We're responsible for:

  • The upkeep of the Burgh Lane Cemetery, Memorial Garden and All Saints Churchyard

  • All Saints Church clock

  • The children’s play area 

  • The allotments

  • The upkeep of the Village Green

  • Bus shelters and seating

  • Litter bins and dog bins

  • Providing general maintenance around the village

  • The Friday night youth club

The Parish Council are looking for a handy person for approx. 4-5 hours per week, hourly rate between £12.50 and £16. To apply or find out more, contact the clerk.

Ben Handford resigned as councillor in February, the notice of vacancy is available to view.

If you are wish to join the Parish Council or are interested in finding what we do, please contact the clerk.

As per the latest government advice, the outdoor gym has been closed but the playground remains open. When using the playground, please ensure you are following the latest government advice. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact the clerk

James Ellis joined our October meeting and gave a very interesting talk on broadband in the village. He (and his family) are campaigning for a faster and more reliable service. They are asking for your support, by completing a form, to help demonstrate that there is a need for action to be taken. If you would like to find out more please read the broadband letter from James.

Covid Update - the Parish Council is responsible for a number of facilities and events that have been impacted by the lockdown. As we come out of lockdown these facilities and events are slowly coming back to use. The Parish Council have issued a statement that reflects the current position of the play area, youth club and events. Covid update statement.

If you are self-isolating and require help with shopping or picking up a prescription from the Mattishall pharmacy, please contact Helen Brook of The Mattishall Volunteer Hub on 07940 764588.  She is coordinating a number of volunteers. Also contact Helen if you are able to volunteer.  
Breckland Council has written to all households in the District with information about support available to residents and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the letter from Breckland Council.

Mattishall Parish Council

Lorraine Trueman (Clerk)


07894 562003



c/o 17a Dereham Road



NR20 3AA

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