About us

Necton is a village immediately south of the A47 main road 4 miles east of Swaffham and 7 miles west of Dereham in the Breckland district of mid-Norfolk.   It has a population of 1,923 residents (2011 census) and covers an area of just under 16 sq. km.

map of necton

A thriving and active community, Necton has many facilities such as a primary school, two doctors’ surgeries, an active church of significant historical interest and a peel of bells, many clubs and societies, a well-equiped modern community centre, sports facilities, a local shop, butchers, full-time post office and a friendly pub serving meals.  Also a shop selling baby accessories, a picture framing service, car servicing and sales, builders, plumbers and electrical services all right here within the village. Visit the Local Directory for more information.

Necton is served by bus routes to Swaffham and Watton, whilst the X1 bus runs on the A47 to Peterborough via King’s Lynn and to Yarmouth via Norwich at about 30 minute intervals.  A taxi service is available from Swaffham.

There is a range of social activties to suit many ages and interests, a list of which can be found here.

The Parish Council is made up of 9 members who all live in Necton and represent the village on various matters.  We are the third tier of local government, the other two being Norfolk County Council and Breckland District Council. We meet at 7.30 pm usually on the first Monday of the month at the Necton Rural Community Centre, Tun’s Road, Necton.  The public is very welcome to attend and we encourage people to speak during the open forum which is part of each formal meeting.  We discuss varying issues which affect the community and are directly responsible for:

The allotments on the North Pickenham Road

The dog-walking area adjacent to the allotments

Street lighting within the village

Bus shelters and seating

Some recycling bins, litter bins and dog fouling bins

The Necton Rural Community Centre (Sole Trustee)

As Parish Council, we are a statutory consultee on all planning applications with the District Council or County Council making the final decision.  We discuss local issues relating to highways, policing and environment with an aim to ensure Necton is a nice place to live.  We also invite speakers to our meetings covering a variety of topics of local community interest.

If you are interested what happens in Necton why not come along to one of our meetings!