The Parish council now posts on Facebook and Nextdoor Scarning

Mobile Library routes restarted on 2nd December.

Details for Scarning are on this page

Scarning Endowed School Charity (School Trust)

Applications should be made using this grant application form or obtained by contacting the clerk to the trustees.

Nominate-someone for an honour.

Discover your perfect day out in Breckland

You can download an app for your smartphone here

Dereham Hospital is looking for volunteers

Dereham Hospital is looking for compassionate people who care about the local community and are able to offer a couple of hours on a weekly or fortnightly basis, and support the clinicians and staff to provide a positive patient experience. We provide a variety of volunteering roles to suit most people's needs and skills, such as: People-facing Chat, read, provide companionships or just sit and listen to one of our patients during an activity group or on the ward Behind the scenes Help make patient information packs, ring a patient to remind them about their appointment or help organise stock supplies Full training and support is provided and all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. No personal care involved. For more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact Pavlina Parashkevova, Volunteer Service Co-Ordinator on 01603 272336 or email


The Scarning ringers would like to recruit one or more new members. Practice sessions (currently cancelled) are on Wednesday evenings between 6.30 and 8.30pm. If you would like to be involved please telephone Tricia Foreman, tower secretary on 01362 687082

First World War book

A book written by Nick Hartley has been produced to commemorate the men of Scarning who fought in the Great War. The book costs 5 is fully illustrated with photographs from the Imperial War Museum and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

All proceeds will be donated to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which is responsible for maintaining the graves of those men who died in the war. It has been produced as a limited edition of 100 copies. If you would like a copy please contact
Nick Hartley at and support this worthwhile project.

Shell Garage Dereham Road

Did you know that back in the 1960s there were two garages/petrol stations in Scarning? One was in the centre of the village and the other was on the ground where Kestrel Grove is today. look here 

Swaffham Hill leading into Scarning

An old Geo Coleby of Dereham Postcard  from years  ago when  life was less hectic.



Over the years many glimpses of the life and times of the village have been recorded. Click here, if you can provide any information or identify some of the people please let us know!

Did you know Scarning had a Railway station and that the line closed in 1968?

Nick Catford who has been researching the history of the Lynn and Dereham Railway has kindly offered this insight to a short phase of Scarning's history. see here

Video of demolition of scarning arch which is an unique piece of footage which the grandson of Ruby and Eric Wright who lived in Coach Lane thought it would be nice to share. This is his granddad's cine footage. part one part two

That's all folks

That's all folks' is the sixth book of poems from Scarning Village resident Frank Foreman. The poems have been written to raise money for Scarning church and Parkinsons' charities. Previous books are 'The Seasons in Scarning' and
'Will There be Chocolate in Heaven'

The sale of some 1050 books and CDs have so far raised some 8,500. Frank thanks you all for your support.

Further copies of the the books and CDs at 5 each can be obtained from Frank Foreman - telephone 01362 687082

Dereham Memorial Hall

Due to the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, many of the activites have been cancelled but Click on the image below to see the current situation.



Click image below to find out more about your local group purchase scheme.