News and Events

November 2021

We had a really good turnout 12 representatives from parish councils and neighbourhood plan working groups attending the Cabinet meeting this morning.  We would especially like to thank District Councillors Ian Martin and Roger Atterwill firstly for succeeding in returning the Local Plan paper to Cabinet to be reconsidered and for their opposition to such a long Local Plan review period. 


The Cabinet unfortunately voted unanimously to approve option 1 (the longer review period). The impact is that we will have a Local Plan and a Neighbourhood Plan that will carry diminishing weight from November 2024 until the new Plan is adopted at some point on or after Q4 2027. It is worth noting that the majority of Plans slip time wise, therefore Q4 2027 is purely an aspirational date. 

March 2021

The council met with Local Lead Flood Authority, Highways and Anglian Water in March a summary of their flood meeting is now available.


We are running a competition, with local organisations, for local youngsters to design dog poo signs. For more information, contact the clerk.

The outdoor gym has reopened, following the current government advice. Please ensure you are following the latest government guidelines when using the space. 

February 2021

Unfortunately, Ben Handford has decided to resign from the Parish Council and does so with immediate effect. The notice of vacancy is available to view. If you are interested in joining the parish council, please contact the clerk for more details.

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.

January 2021

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

Cllr Ben Handford and the clerk met with Local Lead Flood Authority and some of our residents to highlight the flooding issues. They will be back again soon.

December 2020

Ben Handford was co-opted onto the Parish Council at the December meeting. More information about Ben will be available soon. 

November 2020

A self-employed handyperson is required for litter picking, light gardening, general maintenance, etc. for approx. 5 hours a week. If you are interested in finding out more, contact the clerk.

October 2020

The Parish Council responses to the White Paper - Planning for the Future are now available to view.

September 2020

The Parish Council held an extraordinary general meeting on 22 September to discuss the proposed changes to the planning system. The minutes to the EGM are now available and so are the Parish Council's response to the online survey for the changes to the planning system. This survey can be completed by any member of the public and has a deadline of 1 October. 

August 2020


NOW OPEN - the playground and outdoor gym. Please note the new rules for use. These are on the playground gates and the fence next to the outdoor gym. Playground rules. Outdoor gym rules.  If you have any comments or concerns, please contact the clerk.


We have a new Parish Councillor on the team, David Fowler. See our councillors page for more information. If you see him around, please say hello.  

July 2020

We currently have 2 vacancies on the Parish Council and we are looking for individuals who want to become part of our team. For more information see our vacancy poster or contact the clerk

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.

At the July meeting, Mike Nunn was elected to take the position of Chairman and Richard Turner was elected to be Vice Chairman.

The July update from the SAM2 (speed awareness messaging sign) is now available. SAM2 July report.

June 2020


Unfortunately, Terry Wilkins and Chris Taylor have resigned from the Parish Council with immediate effective. Mike Nunn will take the position of Acting Chairman until the Councillors meet to elect a new chairperson on 6 July. This means that we are now looking for 2 new Councillors. View Terry Wilkins vacancy notice. View Chris Taylor vacancy notice. If you would like more information please contact the clerk

At the May meeting, some members of the public raised concerns over the proposed development South of Dereham Road. The Parish Council agreed to make their objections available on this website. Objections for planning reference 3PL/2020/0462/F. These are also available on the Breckland website.

May 2020

At the end of May we said goodbye to Luisa Cantera.

Luisa had been the Parish Council Clerk for 14 years and was a tremendous asset. She could frequently be seen out on her bike keeping an eye on numerous projects the Council had initiated. In 2009, she won the Clerk of the Year award in recognition of her hard work and dedication. She has been a great support to the Councillors over the years and more recently given a smooth and efficient handover to the Lorraine, our new clerk. We wish Luisa our warmest wishes and great success for her next steps and thank her for all of her hard work over the years.

Read the YMCA youth club annual report for Mattishall 2019-20.

March 2020

Here's the latest parish council newsletter (which features in the village magazine, Miscellanea). Since publication of the newsletter, the new clerk's start date has been postponed due to it being difficult to hand over during this period of national crisis - Luisa will remain in post as clerk for the time-being. The litter pick (28 March) has been cancelled as has the Annual Parish Meeting (22 April).

February 2020

Highways England has organised a number of consultation events locally between 26 February and 8 April.  The events are about the proposed A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling scheme which will improve the A47 by relieving congestion and improving safety.  The scheme will create 9 km of new dual carriageway, two new junctions at Wood Lane and Norwich Road, and the removal of the existing roundabout at Easton.  This consultation is an opportunity for you to share your views on the proposals.  View details of the consultation events.


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