Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Christmas 2017

The office will close at lunchtime on Friday 22nd December, and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 27th December.

New Year

The office will be closed on Monday 1st January 2018, and will revert to normal opening hours from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Council Meetings

Minutes from Meetings



Councillor Philip Morton

Toftwood Ward

Address:  Cambrai House, 58 Neatherd Road, Dereham  NR20 4AY

Tel:  01362 696758

Email philipmorton106@gmail.com

Vacancy for Town Councillor

Vacancy for Town Councillor

Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Dereham









On the 16th May 2017, Councillor Hilary Bushell, was appointed Mayor of Dereham.

If you would like the Mayor to attend an event please contact Dereham Town Council on: 01362 693821 or send an invitation to:  Dereham Town Council, Assembly Rooms, Quebec Street, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 2TX

Councillor Thomas Monument was appointed Deputy Mayor.




February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

September 2017

Extraordinary Meeting – September 2017

October 2017

 December 2017





Public Rights of Way

On 12 May 2015, Dereham Town Council formally resolved to work with those responsible to ensure that all public rights of ways are kept in good order at all times.  It has appointed a Footpath Warden to assist in this, and receives regular reports from him to its Heritage and Open Spaces Committee: contact him at dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net.

In line with its wish for people to have the opportunity to get out and enjoy the countryside in and around Dereham, the Town Council supported the town to secure Walkers and Welcome status in 2016.  This year, the Walkers are Welcome group has revised the original pack of walks guides which the Town Council produced, and the Council has provided funding towards their publication.  All of the walks – and more information – can be found on the Dereham Walkers are Welcome website (see the “Useful Links” section on your right).  Printed copies are available from the Council offices and the Library.


Dereham Christmas Lights Event

This event is organised by the Dereham Carnival Group.  Please go to www.derehamchristmas.co.uk for further details.

Dereham Christmas Lights Event

Come along and join the town for the annual switching on of the Christmas Lights.

This event will take place on Sunday 27th November 2016 from 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm

We have acts on stage from 2.30 pm until 5.30 pm.  Performing will be:

MinivoX Children’s Choir, St Withburga Bell Ringers, Dereham Theatre Company, RockavoX, Church’s Together, The Salvation Army and K-OS

We will have Santa in The Assembly Rooms (on the corner of Market Place and Ruthen Place).

We have 20 charity stalls attending so do come along and support them – they need YOU!!!

The lights will be switched on by Dereham Mayor, Phillip Duigan and Biscuit The Dereham Carnival Mascot.


Response to Dereham Transport Study

Job Vacancy


Job description Town Council Officer Maternity Cover

Application Form Maternity Cover


Councillor Ben Frith

Central East Ward

Address: 33 Quebec Road, Dereham, NR19 2DR

Tel: 01362 697201

Meet Your Councillors

Meet Your Councillors 

This is an opportunity for you to come and share your concerns, queries and suggestions with your local representatives from the Town, District and County Councils.

The next session will be on Friday 18th May 2018 

This will take place at Dereham Library from 10.00 am – 12 noon

We hope that a member of Norfolk Police will also be in attendance at the next session

A confidential room is available if needed.

No appointments necessary.










Cherry Lane Footpath

Dereham Christmas Lights Event

Accounts 2016-2017


Accounts for the Year Ended 31st March 2017

Dereham Walks

An opportunity to get out and enjoy the countryside in Dereham:

General leaflet

Walk 1 – Potters Fen and Water Meadows

Walk 2 – Badley Moor

Walk 3 – The Windmill and the Neatherd

Walk 4 – Rush Meadow and Quebec Wood

Footpath Warden report – July 2015

Public Right of Way claims Cherry Lane and Hall Lane



10th January 2017

24th January 2017

 14th February 2017

28th February 2017

14th March 2017

 11th April 2017

25th April 2017

9th May 2017

23rd May 2017

13th June 2017

11th July 2017

25th July 2017

 8th August 2017

12th September 2017

 26th September 2017

10th October 2017

14th November 2017

28th November 2017

12th December 2017




January 2015

Current Agendas

There are no currant agendas

Council Meeting Dates

Proposed Meeting Dates for Full Council/Committees in 2017/2018


Annual Parish Meeting

The next Annual Parish Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

This meeting will be held at Dereham Memorial Hall in Norwich Street, Dereham.




January 2014

February 2014

March 2014

April 2014

May 2014

June 2014

July 2014

August 2014

 September 2014

14th October 2014

 11th November 2014

2nd December 2014

9th December 2014






Insurance Information

Dereham Town Council is insured by Zurich Municipal.  Our policy number is YLL272001-9893.

Small Grants

              Application for Small Grants Policy

 Dereham Town Council approves a budget each year for the purpose of allocating grants to local organisations and community groups.

 Eligibility – must comply

 The following criteria must be met for a group to be considered for a grant:

  •  The group must be a charity, voluntary or community organisation (not for profit).  Individuals and businesses are not eligible for grant funding.
  •  The group must have a formal Constitution/Terms of Reference and a bank account
  • Retrospective grant applications will not be considered.

Purpose of Grants

 Applications will be considered for any activity which will be of benefit to some or all of the residents of Dereham or to improve the environment in Dereham. The level of the grant must be commensurate to the benefit gained.

The grant should be towards the cost of events or purchases required for a group and not for running/everyday costs unless it is running costs to assist a new organisation become established. The Town Council will consider any eligible application but where funding is oversubscribed, will prioritise the following:

  •  Assisting and supporting youth organisations
  • To support train and equip people who volunteer as youth leaders

 The Council will not give grants for the following:

  • Groups or individuals attending events which will give ‘experience’ but not a recognised syllabus/training e.g. gap year or other activities which may be seen as a holiday.
  • Application from larger publicly funded organisation e.g. other councils, NHS, schools etc.
  • School activity e.g. school trip, sports tour, show etc– however this does not preclude applications for activities taking place on school premises affiliated to a school but with its own constitution, provided that it can be demonstrated to be outside normal school hours & not part of the normal school curriculum.
  •  Countrywide/countywide groups; unless there is a clear and direct benefit to some residents in Dereham. i.e. the grant is for a specific project or activity in Dereham.

Application Process

  • Applications should be made by completing the Application for Small Grants Form and sending it to Dereham Town Council, Assembly Rooms, Quebec Street, Dereham NR19 2DJ

Applications are accepted at any time of the year and will be considered at the next Finance Meeting (these are held four times a year) and ratified at the following Full Council Meeting.  Applicants will be informed of the decision shortly after this meeting.


  •  Council would not normally consider more than one grant from a group within a twelve month period, unless there is unforeseen exceptional circumstance.
  • An acknowledgement on receipt of the grant is required.
  • If brochures, leaflets or handouts are produced we would require an acknowledgement of our grant included in this along with our crest (which we will forward to you).
  •  Prior approval of the Town Council is required for any change of purpose of the grant.  The Town Council reserves the right to reclaim any grant not being used for purpose specified on the application form.

Please Note: Grants given are generally less than £500.


This policy was adopted by Dereham Town Council at its meeting on Tuesday 13th August 2013 and will be reviewed on a yearly basis.

If you would like to apply for a small grant, please complete the application form below and return it to us: