County Council Election

Voting to elect a Councillor for the South Smallburgh Division of Norfolk County Council will take place on Thursday 4th. May 2017.    Polling will be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Sea Palling & Waxham Village Hall, Waxham Road, Sea Palling, Norwich NR12 0UX.

You do NOT need a Poll Card to be able to vote.

Details about Postal / Proxy voting etc. may be had from The Deputy Returning Officer, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Norfolk NR27 9EN.    Telephone Helpline 01263 516046; e-mail:; or website: 


Reefs Bar, Sea Palling

Please see Reefs website for details of gigs:

Food is served every day from Noon until 10 p.m.(Sundays until 9 p.m.)    

Additionally there is the following special offer:

Sunday Carvery:  Choice of two roast meats with homemade Yorkshire puddings and up to eight vegetables .   Also a choice of desserts

Prices: 1 Adult  course - £6.50;  2 Adult courses - £8.95   Children: £4.80 and £7.25 respectively.   Served from Midday until 4 p.m. every Sunday.


The Star Inn, Lessingham

Congratulations to The Star for being awarded and again retaining the maximum five stars for food hygiene by North Norfolk District Council and also for being included in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2017 - making it seven years on the trot!

More congratulations to The Star for coming runner-up in Norfolk & Norwich CAMRA's Rural Pub of 2016

First Wednesday of each month starting at 8.30 p.m. - Acoustic Nights - bring along your own instruments and play some tunes or just come along for a sing song

Please note that The Star is closed for the whole of Mondays (except Bank Holidays)



 Your chance to discover and explore Norwich's extraordinary collection of medieval churches which runs from Saturday 29th. April to Monday 1st. May.  There are over 50 events taking place, ranging from Medieval dance to Morris Dancing, at churches and other venues in Norwich.  Events are free apart from where indicated.  Full information on


Village Hall Craft Fairs.

Craft Fayres run by Norfolk Creative Crafters are now taking a winter break and the next one will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday 30th. April in Palling Village Hall.  They will be held on the last Sunday of each month from April to October inclusive.   Free admission and you are welcome to come and browse,. There will be stalls both inside and outside the Hall showing embroidery, plants , jewellery and many more crafted items. Tea, cofee and cake available. For more information please telephone Shirley on 01692 598418.


Parish Council 

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 23rd. May commencing at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall.    Everyone is welcome to attend.


Beach Cleans

Volunteers are needed for the next beach cleaning sessions on Palling beach which will be held on Saturday 29th. April (Noon), Saturday 20th. May (10 a.m.) and Sunday 2nd. July (10 a.m.).  Meet at the ramp next to the Reefs Bar.  Please come along and help keep the beach safe for wildlife and people and also help clear the oceans of plastic waste which is deadly to Sealife.

Beach cleaning sessions are tide dependent and could be cancelled if the tide is excessively high or there are very severe weather conditions.   Please check websites (see below).

Full details from the organiser Michelle Duddy on or or visit the Marine Conservation Society's website 


First Wednesday Lunches

Lunch is served in the Church Rooms, Church Road from Noon onwards on the first Wednesday of each month.  No charge but donations gratefully received.    Next  lunch will be on Wednesday 3rd May.


Games Afternoons

Scrabble & Cribbage. - if you'd like a game or prefer just a cup of tea then come along to the Church Rooms, Church Road on the Second Monday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Subs: £1 (includes refreshments)  Everyone welcome.

Next session: Monday 8th. May.


Book Club

A book club group meets on the first Thursday of each month at Stalham Library starting at 18.30.  Further information from the Library on 01692 580794.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 4th. May.


Stalham Library

Stalham Library offers a range of varied activities including Business Start Up Advice, French conversation and Under 5s Story Time amongst others.   

Further information may be had by either telephoning 01692 580794 or on-line at Norfolk County Council ( and following this pathway - Libraries - Opening times & locations - Stalham - list of events.

Free Wi-Fi is available at the Library.  All that's needed is your library card and PIN.


Mobile Library

Next Visit: Thursday 18th May. 

Palling -  Village Hall                                              10.50 - 11.10

Waxham - Woodside Bungalow                           11.15 - 11.30

Waxham - Brograve Farm Cottage                      11.35 - 11.50

Horsey - Old Nelson Head Pub Corner              12.00 - 12.10

(Information from Norfolk County Council - 01692 402482)


Jumble Sale

The Church is holding a Jumble Sale from 2 4 p.m. on Saturday 27th. May in the Nissen Hut, Church Road.  Good clean jumble is required. Please leave at  St Margaret's Church or telephone Mary (598729) or Pam (598408).


Shopping Trips for April / May 2017

Friday 28th. April - Norwich

Friday 12th. May - Great Yarmouth

Friday 26th. May - Great Yarmouth

Telephone May on 01692 580940 for bookings.


North Norfolk Festivals

Throughout the year there's a wealth of festivals all along the North Norfolk Coast with something for everyone from "high art to low comedy".     Further details on


Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017

This year's Festival will run from Friday 12th. to Sunday 28th. May.  The full programme has been published and bookings can now be made.   Details may be found on


Sea Palling Singers

Every Monday night from 7p.m. to 8.30 the Nissen Hut, Church Road.    Everyone is very welcome - no singing ability or knowledge of music required - just sing for fun!   Subs. are £2 - for more information please telephone Beverley on 598881


 Village Hall Quiz and Supper nights

The next one will be start at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 20th. May.      

These popular events are held every month (except December) and it is essential to book a table (for a team of up to six people) for catering puposes.   Please telephone 01692 598828 or 598464 or e-mail  The current cost is £8.00 per person for the quiz together with a 3 course supper with vegetarian option.     Please bring your own beverages. 


Regular Events in the Hall

Telephone Alex on 01692 598029 for information on bookings

 The Hall has now a "Facebook" page - Sea Palling and Waxham Village Hall

The Fish & Chip Van is outside the Village Hall from 5 to 7p.m.on Wednesday evenings.

Carpet Bowls - Mondays & Thursdays at 7.30 p.m.  Subs.£1.50 per session including refreshments.   Please telephone Diane Mann before coming -  01692 580827

Yoga every Thursday from 9.45 a.m.-11.15 a.m. followed by Gentle Yoga Hour - 11.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.    Details: or Clare on 01692 598022  

Quiz & Supper nights - Third Saturday of each month (any changes to dates will be advertised) start 7.30 p.m.    

Bingo - First Friday of every month (any changes will be advertised). Starts 7.30 p.m.  Lots of prizes to be won and a cash accumulator which increses by £5 per month until it's won.

Line Dancing - Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.  Beginners welcome. Format :- 7 - 8 Beginners; 8 - 9 Intermediate.  Sense of humour essential - great fun.  Price £2 per session including refreshments.  For Information please call Margaret on 01692 598828.

Craft Buddies - Normally First Saturday each month (changes will be advertised) 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.