Oilseed rape
Oilseed rape

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Deer at sunset
Deer at sunset

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St Peter's Church
St Peter's Church

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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. 


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

JUNE 2022


PLAY AREA CLOSED due to vandalism. A wall in the play area has been damaged and is unsafe. We are working on a solution to re-open as soon as possible. 


20mph Public Consultation The Parish Council wants your views on whether we should ask Norfolk County Council to extend the village 20 MPH zone to cover the whole village (Currently 30 MPH).

Please click on the link below to take part in our online survey.


Thursday 2nd June Platinum Jubilee Lighting of the Beacon

Please come and join us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, this event will be held from 20:30 -22:00. Refreshments will be provided, live songs performed by Lizzie with the light beacon being lit by Deputy Lieutenant Alexandra Bartram followed by the Commonwealth Song. 

Saturday 4th June Platinum Jubilee Village Fayre

Please come and join us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, this event will be held from 11:00 - 15:00.

Stalls, Traditional Games, Vintage Engine Display, Live music by Tom Tonks, Golf putting Competition, Races, Raffle, Bar, Pimms, Angies Baps, Pancakes, Teas, Coffees, Cakes, Dann's Ice cream.

May 2022

Mattishall Ward Election Hustings meeting held at Mattishall Memorial Hall on Wednesday 18th May at 7pm. Please come meet and question the candidates. 


April 2022

Your help is needed please! Our Community Car Scheme is in need of drivers. This scheme is a non-profit form of car sharing, it provides transport for people in the village who would otherwise be unable to make essential journeys to get to the Doctors and Hospital appointments, for example. If you are able to help support this amazing well needed scheme please contact Wendy Flew on 01362 858445 or email wendymr2@hotmail.co.uk.

Precept agreed for 2022-2023 is £59,204.00. Please see the workings below;

Receipts - Grants £1,250.00 / Other Receipts (Allotments, Cemetery Fees, Donations, Glass Recycling, Interest and other) £1,300.00.

Payments - Employment Costs £23,002.00 / Administration & Expenses £6,592.00 / Open Spaces £17,050.00 / Reserves for the Church Clock £2,000.00 / Reserves for the Church Wall £2,000.00 / Reserves for play area £3,000.00 / Grants £3,000.00 / Projects & Village Events £4,250.00 / YMCA £12,000.00.

Grant Total (receipts minus payments) £70,244.00

Reserve funds used £11,140.00

Precept agreed (grand total minus reserve funds) £59,204.00

March 2022 - The community car scheme are advertising for local drivers, If you are interested please get in contact with the scheme coordinator Wendy Flew 01362 858445 wendymr2@hotmail.co.uk.

Platinum Jubilee drop in session, Monday 7th February 2022 between 6pm & 7pm, please drop by and express your interest of being involved.

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 7th February 2022 at 7 pm at the Poultec Business Park, South Green.


Hopkins and Moore developers are due to commence works on site next Monday 20th September.

Initially the site will be handed over to groundworkers for an initial period to provide the infrastructure before the Hopkins & Moore team can take over. The groundworkers are JMS Contractors who are based just outside Norwich.

We need your help!

The Parish Council have been given the opportunity to provide some suggestions for new road names for the forthcoming new Hopkins and Moore development at Dereham Road, Mattishall. We would welcome all suggestions and will consider the names at our next parish council meeting held on Monday 6th September.


Thanking you in advance

The Mattishall Youth Club will be re-starting on Friday 6 August 2021 at the Memorial Hall from 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm.   It's for ages 10-16 and it's free.  The following session will be held on Friday 20 August and thereafter on Friday evenings from 3 September.

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

Openreach and BDUK have announced more rural build locations and Mattishall is included in this list as an exchange-wide project. This means that as part of the natural rollout of FTTP with Norfolk County Council, Openreach will build to the premises fed from the Mattishall Exchange within the next 12 to 18 months.

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.