News and Events

November 2019

Here's the latest parish council newsletter which features articles about planning, our Christmas tree lighting event, youth club looking for more volunteers, Speed Watch, defibrillator training and more.  
September 2019
Here's the latest parish council newsletter (which features in the village magazine, Miscellanea). 

June 2019

Dereham Walkers are Welcome have published several local walks including one through Mattishall.  See walk 11 on their website.
Come to the village litter pick on Saturday 29 June starting at 10 am on the village green.
See the latest parish council newsletter (which features in the village magazine, Miscellanea). 

April 2019

We had a wonderful time at the Bank Holiday Monday Easter event held on the village green.  Thank you to everyone who came along.  Our next event is Norfolk Day to be held on the green on Saturday 27 July 2019.

March 2019

See the latest parish council newsletter (which features in the village magazine, Miscellanea). 

January 2019

Breckland Council is holding an event on 12 February in Dereham for those interested in becoming a parish or district councillor. Take a look at Breckland's website for more information on how to become a councillor and the elections process.

December 2018

Thank you to everyone who came along to the tree lighting event on Sunday 2 December.  We also held a Santa's grotto in collaboration with All Saint's Church at their children's activities afternoon.  It was a really great afternoon.

November 2018

See the latest parish council newsletter (which features in the village magazine, Miscellanea). 

October 2018

The youth club is moving to the Memorial Hall from Friday 12 October.  The club is open for year 6 to year 11 children from 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm.  It's free so please come along.  Pizza will be served on the 12th.

September 2018

See the latest parish council newsletter (which features in the village magazine, Miscellanea). 

August 2018

Further to a recent consultation with young people in the village, a new youth club has started.  It runs on a Friday evening (including school holidays) from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at the primary school hall. Thanks to generous grants from Breckland Council and the Breckland Youth Advisory Board, the youth club is free.  The club is being run by the YMCA and all youth workers are DBS checked.  Please encourage your children to try it out!

Kickstart Norfolk is a charity based in Dereham offering moped hire to individuals with a transport need, including students.  Worth a look if you or someone you know might benefit from hiring a moped.

July 2018

We've heard via our local Police that there is currently a high rate of thefts from rural locations in the Breckland area and we know of several in Mattishall this week (week of 23 July). Please be aware and extra vigilant.

Ensure your out houses, barns, stables, sheds, etc, are locked.
Put all equipment away, including quad bikes, lawn mowers, horse tack, trailers and power tools. 
Take serial numbers of your equipment, tools etc. 
Mark items with a UV pen.
Ensure outside lights are working.
Install CCTV cameras where possible. Ones that link to your mobile phone are not too expensive.
Keep your dogs inside as some are stealing the dogs as well.
Any suspicion call 999 immediately. Any cold callers at your address, take car details and call into 101, as this may be a scouting visit.

June 2018

See the latest parish council newsletter (which features in the village magazine, Miscellanea). 
A date for your diary: come along to the Norfolk Day event on 27 July at the village green.  See attached poster.

April 2018

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Annual Parish Meeting on 18 April.  It was a very relaxing and interesting evening with lots of cake before and after the meeting.
We are considering setting up a new youth club but need to hear if this is what young people in the village want.  Look for the posters around the village and post your questionnaire in the box in the Post Office by Friday 27 April.
Come along to the next village litter pick on Saturday 21 April, starting at the Village Green at 10 am. We litter pick for about 2 hours then we thank you with refreshments afterwards.  It's a remarkably satisfying task so please come and join us!
Norfolk County Council has agreed their 2018-19 budgets.  Following the consultation in late 2017/early 2018 regarding possible cuts to the subsidy for our local bus service, it has been agreed that the subsidy will remain the same.

March 2018

The Planning Inspectorate's decision on the appeal by Gladman (see December 2017 entry) was to allow approval of up to 50 homes on land south of Dereham Road.  The appeal decision, made by the Planning Inspectorate, can be viewed in this document: decision by Planning Inspector.

See the latest parish council newsletter (which features in the village magazine, Miscellanea). 

December 2017

Gladman appeal public hearing - Members of the public are able to attend the public hearing which will be held on 9 January 2018 at The Enterprise Suite, South Green Park, Mattishall starting at 10 am on the first day.  The appeal is due to last 2 days.

If you would like to speak, it is important that you attend when the hearing opens, so that the Inspector can arrange a time for you to speak. The appeal documents are available for inspection online on Breckland Council's website (use planning reference 3PL/2015/0498/O) or at their offices: Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE between 9 am & 4.30 pm.  If you, or anyone you know, want to go to the hearing and you have particular needs, please contact Breckland Council's Planning in order to confirm that suitable arrangements can be made. 


Do you use Konect bus 4? Norfolk County Council is considering reducing the subsidy paid for this service. If this happens, there could be a reduction in service for Mattishall and surrounding villages. Please take part in NCC's consultation by 2 January 2018 at the latest.

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Christmas Tree Lighting Event on Sunday 3 December.  We hope you enjoy the tree lights over the coming month.

Councillor Robert Bridge has resigned from the Parish Council.  If you are interested in applying to become a parish councillor, please contact the Clerk. 

November 2017

See the latest Parish Council newsletter.

October 2017

We are looking for a handyman/woman to work around 20 hours per week. See attached advert and contact the Clerk if you are interested.  Latest: we've now found someone!


Thank you to everyone who came along to the litter pick held on Saturday 7 October.  It was cold and dreary but the team worked hard and collected from most parts of the village.  Thank you to those who took part.  The next litter pick will be in the Spring.

We are sad to announce the resignation of Robert Bridge from the Council.  He was on the Parish Council for just a short time and he regrets having to leave due to work and family commitments.  He hopes to help with events - we will certainly ask him with putting up the marquee at our Christmas event!  Robert's resignation generates a vacancy.  View the vacancy notice.

September 2017

The neighbourhood plan referendum results are in.  93% (464 voters) voted in favour of accepting the plan.

See the latest Parish Council newsletter.

August 2017


The Neighbourhood Plan for Mattishall will go to referendum on 28 September. This is an opportunity for residents to vote on whether they want the plan to be in place for the coming years for our community.  To find out more about the process, go to Breckland Council's website.  

June 2017

The application for up to 50 homes on land south of Dereham Road is being considered at planning committee on 12 June.  Villagers are encouraged to attend this meeting to increase support for village objections.  The meeting will be at Breckland Council's offices in Dereham starting at 9.30 am.  Press release

Play area - The new play area will be installed from 12 June on the Old School Site (opposite the Post Office).  The official opening of the play area and funding-raising for the final piece of equipment, a table tennis table, is planned for 22 July.  More details to follow soon.

April 2017

Seventeen villagers turned out to the litter pick on Saturday 29 April. We think a record amount of litter was collected, most from outlying parts of the village.  Thank you to everyone who took part.

The Play Area Committee have been busy yet again with their fundraising efforts.  They raised just under £600 at the St George's Day Funday.  Thank you to everyone who was involved and supported this event.  

March 2017


The Play Area Committee were overwhelmed with the wonderful crowd who came along to the Clairvoyance Evening held on 31 March.  After expenses, £637.12 was made, all of which will go towards the new play area project. Thank you to everyone who came along to this event.

See the latest Parish Council newsletter.

February 2017

Villagers will see start to see changes to the Village Green shortly.  The area will be landscaped to make it more attractive and the BT phone box will be relocated to the Green to house a defibrillator.  The Green will be closed during the landscaping work.  Villagers are also asked not to use the old school site as we are waiting for the grass to establish after seeding the site last Autumn.

December 2016


Thank you to everyone who came along to the Christmas Tree lighting event on Sunday 4 December.  Even Father Christmas made time to come along to turn on the lights!  £109.70 was raised in donations, which will go towards the play area project.

November 2016


Come along to the Christmas Tree Lighting Event on Sunday 4 December. Either meet us at the Village Green or Church Plain (to process to the Green together) at 3.45 pm.  Father Christmas will be visiting again this year!

Read the latest Parish Council newsletter.

The Children's clothing and toy sale held on 12 November raised £80 towards the new play area.  If you would like to donate towards this project, please get in touch.

August - September 2016


We are looking for more photos of Mattishall for our website.  If you have any photos that you'd be happy to share, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Come along to our Village Litter Pick on 17 September starting at 10 am at the Village Green. It's surprisingly rewarding and enjoyable.  We collect litter for about 1.5 hours then pile into the nearest cafe for a much-needed drink and rest!  

See our Autumn 2016 newsletter


Mattishall Parish Council

Luisa Cantera (Clerk) | 01362 858786 |