The office will close at lunchtime on Friday 22nd December, and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 27th December.
The office will be closed on Monday 1st January 2018, and will revert to normal opening hours from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
This event is organised by the Dereham Carnival Group. Please go to www.derehamchristmas.co.uk for further details.
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.
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 date of the next session will be posted here shortly.
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.
An opportunity to get out and enjoy the countryside in Dereham:
Public Right of Way claims Cherry Lane and Hall Lane
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.
Dereham Town Council is insured by Zurich Municipal. Our policy number is YLL272001-9893.
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:
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:
The Council will not give grants for the following:
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.
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: