Contacts & Information


Scarning noticeboard

Village noticeboards

Outside the Village Hall
Bus shelter near the end of Chapel Lane
Fen Road opposite Scarning Fen
Allwood Avenue, Drayton Hall Estate
Junction of New Inn Lane and Dereham Road
Blackthorn Drive, Drayton Hall Estate
On playing field near Gorse Close, Drayton Hall Estate
Cooper Terrace, Dereham Road

Useful names and contact details

If you want to contact us or have any useful comments or suggestions for inclusion on the website you can e-mail us by clicking HERE or you can send information to Nick Hartley who will pass it on for inclusion when the website is next updated.
Local businesses can advertise here for a small contribution to Parish Funds.

Breckland District Council

01362 695333

Bus/train information

0870 608 2608

Car Link

01603 700657

Citizens Advice Bureau

01362 697776

Dereham Meeting Point

01362 698866

Member of Parliament
George Freeman

020 7219 4272

Norfolk County Council

0844 800 8020

Police ( non emergency)

0845 4564567

Parish tree warden
Chris Farnham

01362 687766

Press correspondent
Nick Hartley

01362 687492

Village Newsletter
Nick Hartley

01362 687492

Richard Allan


No Post Office, but five Post Boxes

This is where they are and when they are last lifted, but if you missed the post, the times for the post box at Derehem Post Office are included. Boxes are also lifted during the postman's morning round.


weekday time

saturday time

Weldon Road



Allwood Avenue



Black Horse Bus stop



New Inn Lane



Ivy House Dereham Road



Dereham Post Office



Mobile Library

The Mobile Library (Route Number CEN217) stops at Mayfair on Tuesdays between 10.25 and 10.40 am once every 4 weeks 

Mobile library routes restarted on Wednesday 2 December.
Please note that you will be required to wear a face covering when you visit the mobile library. It will be operating on a one customer (or one household of up to 3 people) at a time basis to reduce the number of people inside

Date of Visits
12-Jan-21 9-Feb-21 9-Mar-21 6-Apr-21 4-May-21 1-Jun-21 29-Jun-21 27-Jul-21 24-Aug-21 21-Sep-21 19-Oct-21 

Local Bus routes

Route 20 Konectbus (schooldays only)

Wendling, Bus Shelter 0817
Scarning, Church 0821
Dereham, Memorial 0830
Northgate High School 0835
Crown Road, Sixth Form 0838
Neatherd High School 0840

Neatherd High School 1535
Crown Road, Sixth Form 1537
Northgate High School 1545
Scarning, Church 1600
Wendling, Bus Shelter 1604

Route Number 4 Konectbus
Runs every hour from Dereham Market Place to Norwich Bus station via Mattishall and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. This useful service stops adjacent to Morrisons supermarket, Homebase and Tesco in Dereham.

Route Number 8 Konectbus
Runs every half hour from Dereham Market Place directly to Norwich Bus station and Railway station

For more details of these services and others see here

excel First: Peterborough to Norwich (routes A and B)

These two buses stop and pass through the village provideing a 30 minutes sevice the whole route from Norwich to Peterborough, there are also:
- Fast buses up to every 30 minutes between Dereham and Norwich taking just 35 minutes, with extra journeys at peak times.
- A combined daytime frequency of three buses per hour between Dereham and Norwich (including route D)

For more details of these services and others see here

Our local supermarket

Riverside Co-op Foodstore
Old Swaffham Road
East Dereham
NR19 2AZ
01362 699179

Opening hours:
Weekdays 06:00 - 23:00
Saturday   06:00 - 23:00
Sunday     08:00 - 22:00

Grit Bins

Grit Bins in Scarning can be found at the following locations:-
  Allwood Avenue, near the Parish Council noticeboard.
  Between Allwood Avenue and Blackthorn Drive.
  Brooks Drive.
  Chapel Lane.
  Chestnut Road.
  Draytonhall Lane.
  Shipdham Lane.

Dereham Recycling Centre

The local site can be accessed from Yaxham Road [near Roy's]. It provides a range of recycling and reuse services to householders including green garden waste and old electrical items, there is a place for paint disposal and a Pay As You Throw service for DIY waste and other restricted items. The site is open seven days a week all year, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and News Year's day.

Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum

Church Street, Dereham

This delightful cottage, dating from 1502 is the oldest domestic building in the market town of Dereham. It houses displays of Dereham's local history and the archaeology of the surrounding area, in the Breckland region of central Norfolk.

Opening times: Currently closed

Breckland Council planning applications here

Norfolk County Council here

The Highways Agency here

Information about Dereham  here

Links to other useful websites   here


The sorting equipment installed at the recycling facility at Costessy have a look here means that additional materials will be accepted in your Black recycling bin. find out more here or see this Handy list

Emergency Lifesaving Equipment

A defibrillator is situated just inside the original entrance to the school. There is also another outside the Co-op store yet another installed in the redundant red telephone box outside the Village Hall.


Fly-tippingis a serious criminal offence for which you can be prosecuted. Report here: