Yaxham Parish Council

Next meeting of the Parish Council/Parish Charity

25th January 2018

7pm Parish Charity Meeting

7.30pm Parish Council Meeting


Venue: Yaxham Village Hall Meeting Room

All Welcome!


Meeting dates for 2018 at 7.30pm:-

Thursday 25th January, Thursday 22nd February, Thursday 22nd March, Thursday 26th April,

Thursday 31st May, Thursday 28th June, Thursday 26th July, Thursday 27th September,

Thursday 25th October, Thursday 22nd November



Breckland Emerging Local Plan Pre-Submission Consultation October 2017

See Parish Council Response at the bottom of this page or in "Planning Issues"


Good news! New Clerk & Finance Officer Appointed

Melanie Eversfield has been appointed our new Clerk - from 1st November 2017

Melanie is a very experienced Clerk and very well qualified & Yaxham is very lucky to have her!

Catherine Moore has been appointed as the new Internal Auditor for 2017/18

Catherine is also a very experienced Clerk and Internal Auditor & again, Yaxham is very lucky to have her.

Good luck to both in their new roles.



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!




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 financial regulations, notices, statements and returns at the foot of this page.

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

25th January 2018

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

16th November 2017

7.30pm Parish Council Meeting

19:30Yaxham Village HallComments

Council Pages


Details of the Parish Council's Financial Regulations and income and expenditure for each year ending 31 March together with a summary of receipts and payments are shown below: