Website Unavailable

We are currently in the middle of moving to a new hosting platform and there have been periods over that past fortnight when the website was unavailable.

This may also happen over the next few days also as most of this is beyond our control.



Clothing Bank

The Parish Council have made a decision to introduce a Clothing Bank to the Village.  This will be located next to the current Bottle Bank.   We will be trying this out for a period of six months to see how things go.

All clothing and shoes placed in the Clothing Bank will go to recycling or re-purposing and the Parish Council will be recompensed by the ton and any income derived from this will be helpful to the upkeep of the village roads and trees.  It wont be huge amounts of money but everything and anything will help.

The Clothing Bank will be closely monitored to ensure that we do not end up with bags of clothing dumped because the bin is full, however, we are advised the bin will be emptied on a regular basis.  The reason the location was thus chosen is because we already have the bottle bank insitu and because it was felt that in full view it is hopefully less likely we will end up with a mess.  However, we will see what transpires.

Santon Downham Parish Council – 5th July 2022

Road Resurface Project Marks Lane down to paddocks

Work will be undertaken on the re-surfacing from the top of the road right down to the paddocks and following the road as is in the ownership of the Parish Council.  This work will commence on Thursday 4th November and hopefully be completed  during Friday 5th November.   In order to adhere to the terms covering the guarantee, it will be necessary to cut off vehicular access from Thursday right through to early Monday morning 8th November.   The top of the road will therefore be cordoned off for this period and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Naturally emergency services will be able to access the road.

All property owners in this area are fully aware of the situation.




Advice has been received of a power cut on Monday, 19th July 2021 from approximately 9.30 and to 13.00 hours

UK Power Networks are improving the reliability of the electricity in our area and in order to carry out the work safely they need to shut down the power on the date specified above.  They will do their best to keep the time the power is off to a minimum.

Any questions call 0800 3163 105 24 hrs a day

The overhead cables will be shrouded near Hall Drive and there will be temporary traffic management in place to cover the section of work to be completed.

Corona Virus Notice

Due to the unprecedented worldwide spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the next Parish Council Meeting planned for the 20th April is now cancelled.

We can advise  that the Village Hall bookings right through to June have been cancelled.  All Car Boots are cancelled at the moment until such time that the Village Hall can reopen and provide the necessary facilities (toilets etc)

Unfortunately advertising had already been arranged but the posters will not go out.  The Village Hall Committee is committed to following best practice and will follow advice given and adhere to social distancing.

The World will prevail and  although we will not come out of this unscathed, we will come through this.  Volunteers have come forward and will be assisting those amongst us who are vulnerable and it is important at this time that we all come together and help one another where and when we can.

To all our residents we hope that you all keep healthy, we are lucky living in a rural setting but that will not deter this Virus, so please take care.  Use your gardens and do speak to your neighbours but just maintain a little distance as advised.