Yaxham Parish Council

Next meeting of the Parish Council/Parish Charity

21st September 2017

7pm Parish Charity Meeting 

7.30pm Parish Council Meeting

Venue: Yaxham Village Hall Meeting Room

All Welcome!


Notice of Election of Parish Councillor

Only one nomination had been received at the close of nominations 10th August 2017.

Ian Robert Martin of Yaxham House, Norwich Road Yaxham NR19 1RH is duly elected.

The vacancy followed the resignation of Councillor David Myhill.

See Notice of Uncontested Election Below

and at http://www.breckland.gov.uk/article/5209/Yaxham-Parish-Council



NP4Yaxham - Referendum - 4th May 2017 - Yaxham Voted "Yes"

22nd June 2017 Breckland Council "made"
NP4Yaxham part of the Local Plan, the First in Breckland & 300th in the country!




Parish Council Accounts for the year to 31st March 2017 - see Notice & Files below



What does the Parish Council do......

The following are some of the areas of work of the Parish Council:

  • Commenting to Breckland Council on planning applications 
  • Liaison with Highways on road maintenance problems
  • Installation of SAM2 vehicle speed sign (in partnership with Highways)
  • Installation of a public access defibrillator at Yaxham village hall (donated by East of England Co-Op)
  • Grounds maintenance contracts for Jubilee Park playing field, Pinns Lane and Pinns' Corner
  • Provision of dog waste bins, planters and noticeboards
  • Liaison with Norfolk County Council and Konectbus to get a new bus stop at Clint Green
  • Footpath issues and maintenance
  • (This)village website
  • The Trustee of Yaxham Parish Charity
  • And - NP4Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan through its Sub-committee - NP4Yaxham Working Group
    for more information see www.np4yaxham.com or email np4yaxham@gmail.com or contact the Clerk.

If there is something that you would like to see the Parish Council do, please contact the Clerk. 

Who runs the Parish Council?

Parish Councils are the first tier of local governement. All Yaxham councillors are independent of any political party. The seven councillors are elected for four years. By-elections or co-options may be held/made to fill vacancies occurring between elections. The next election of all Parish Council seats will be held in May 2019.  A Chairman is elected by the councillors each year and controls the business of the Parish Council meetings. All decisions are taken by the councillors at Parish Council meetings which are open to the public. The Parish Clerk is employed by the Parish Council and she prepares agenda, takes minutes, advises the councillors on their legal responsibilities, carries out the decisons of the Council and administers the Council's finances.


Yaxham Parish Council sets an annual Parish Precept which is collected by Breckland Council as part of the Council Tax payment. See notices, statements and returns below.

Your views

Feedback from residents is vitally important if your Parish Council is to reflect your views. Please come along to a Parish Council meeting, speak to a councillor or contact the Clerk.


Neighbourhood Plan for Yaxham (NP4Yaxham) 
The First Neighbourhood Plan in Breckland has been "made" part of the Local Plan


Breckland Full Council Meeting 22nd June 2017:  Yaxham was represented by

Cllr Peter Lowings, Chairman of the Prish Council &
Mrs Maggie Oechsle, Chairman of the NP4Yaxham Working Group

The Culmination of the last 20 month's work!

Find out more at www.np4yaxham.com or email np4yaxham@gmail.com



Members of the public are very welcome to attend any meetings of Yaxham Parish Council and Yaxham Parish Charity, of which the Parish Council is the Trustee. See links below for details.

Next Meeting

21st September 2017

In the Meeting Room, Yaxham Village Hall - All welcome.

7.00pm Parish Charity Meeting

7.30pm Parish Council Meeting

19:00Yaxham Village HallComments

Council Pages


Details of the Parish Council's income and expenditure for each year ending 31 March together with a summary of receipts and payments.