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.

Theft of a quad bike in Santon Downham

During the hours of 6-10pm on the evening of Wednesday, 14th February 2018 a Green and Yellow Quad Bike was stolen from one of the village residents drive.The owner advises that the bike had a flat battery so it is likely this had to have been pushed out towards a vehicle.

If anyone saw anything suspicious could they please communicate with the Parish Clerk on 01842 815213 or email

The theft has been reported to the Police.

10k Charity Walk 26th November 2017

Open Reach will be holding a 10k charity walk from Santon Downham Village Hall on Sunday, 26th November 2017.    The event organisers have sent out letters to their runners advising them to take care when parking their cars.  Marshals will be on hand and the area will be signposted and coned off.

The Village Hall will be selling teas/coffees and bacon butties (sorry no cakes) on this day mainly for the walkers but of course the village residents will be more than welcome to pop in and of course, to cheer on the walkers.

We are happy to advise that there are now some books on the shelves in the Phone Box and anyone may help themselves to a book to read, or add another to the shelf.

We have, following a most successful training course, added the defibrillator equipment to the Phone Box but we are currently showing this as “not in use” until all Emergency Service requirements have been followed.