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East and West Runton

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Parish Council Information      

The villages of East and West Runton are combined for local government purposes into two electoral wards, each represented by six Parish Councillors; the current Members names are listed below. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month with the exception of December, which is on the third Tuesday, and in August there is no meeting. The venues alternate between the Village Hall at East Runton and the Church Hall at West Runton . The Annual Parish Meeting also alternates between the villages.

The Parish Council office and information centre is to be found at:

The Reading Room, Felbrigg Road, East Runton, Cromer,

Norfolk NR27 9PE.  Tel: 01263 512214


LATEST NEWS - Scroll down to bottom of page

The current Members of the Parish Council are:

East Ward

Mr K S Jonas. Tiddlers Cottage Mill Lane East Runton.
Mr S A Bacon. Albert House, High Street, East Runton.
Mrs J Bothwell. Oak Cottage, Top Common, East Runton.
Mrs J Hodson. Fernie House, High Street, East Runton.
Mr R G Spinks. Norfolk Cottage, Felbrigg Road, East Runton.
Mr. C. Hawkins, Shoemakers Cottage East Runton.


West Ward

Chairman - Mr J A Simpson. Woodrising, Sandy Lane, West Runton.

Vice Chairman.Mr. M. Brandish. Calveswell Barn, Calveswell Lane

West Runton.
Mr. R. Annis. Dawley Cottage Boulevard Road West Runton.
Mr J Creasey. Bransbury, Rosebery Road, West Runton.
Mr D Bakewell. Woodlands Renwick Park West Runton.

Mr. Bruce Bedwell.  The Dreys, Longacre Shawcross Road, West Runton.


Parish Clerk: Mrs Barbara Emery is the Parish Clerk.

Contact details.

Telephone: Office 01263 512214  Email: runtonpc@aol.com

Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

The Meetings scheduled for 2017 are as follows:

East Runton Reading Room West Runton Church Hall
24th January 28th February

28th March

25th April + Annual Parish Meeting 6:30pm
23rd May Annual Parish Council Meeting. 27th June
25th July 26th September
24th October 28th November
19th December        First meeting 2018 January 23rd

Each meeting commences at 7.15 pm unless otherwise notified and the agenda is displayed on the Parish Notice Boards and on this website. Members of the public are most welcome, there is an open session at the start of the meeting when any member of the parish can address the meeting. Some Councillors are available from 7pm for any individual questions or comments on a one to one basis. (Councillor Surgery)

District / County Councillors and Member of Parliament.

The District Councillor for Runton is Ms. S. Butikofer;
Our Norfolk County Councillor is Mr Mike Baker, who represents all parishes in The Holt Electoral Division.
The local Member of Parliament is Mr Norman Lamb whose constituent office is at 15 Market Place, North Walsham, Norfolk. NR28 8BP. Tel No: 01692 403752

Representative Councillors on Village Committees are:

Playing Field Management:: Mr R G Spinks.
Village Hall Committee: Mrs J Hodson
The Ploughlet Charity: Mrs J Hodson. Mrs. J. Bothwell.
Runton Parish History Society: Mr J Creasey, Mr R Spinks. The Clerk Mrs. B. Emery

Allotments Committee - Mr. D. Bakewell,  Mr. C. Hawkins, Mr. R. Spinks, Mr. R. Annis.

Footway lighting - provided and  maintained by contract. Dog waste bins, grit bins and rubbish bins - provided and maintained. Memorial benches - maintained.  Notice boards - provided and maintained.  Bus shelters at Wyndham Park, East Runton and West Runton - provided and maintained. Local footpaths and commons - maintained.  Allotments - provided and maintained.


There is a defibrillator situated at the Spar shop on Cromer road in West Runton. There are a number of people who have trained how to use it. Including the Clerk to the Parish Council.

There is also one situated at East Runton Newsagents in the High Street.

The above is now housed in a purpose built box on the wall outside the Newsagents.  There has been a training session to show people how to use this box and the defibrillator.



Barbara Emery, the Clerk to the above Parish Council has undertaken training and obtained a pass for another module; an addition to the CiLCA qualification.  "The Power of Competence" which will allow the Parish Council wider powers in spending. 

Seating in the Parish

There are a number of seats in the parish which are maintained by the Parish Council.  In 2015 they have been inspected and repaired when necessary and re-stained or painted if required.  One or two are oak and therefore are not stained but left natural.

Reading Room

This building owned by the Parish Council has been re-furbished and an office included for the Parish Council.  The former Billiard Room now has tea and coffee making facilities and meetings for East Runton ward will be held there.  See calendar for dates.


Street Lighting

It has been decided to replace all the street lamps with led lanterns over a period of five years with six per year being fitted.  The first six have been replaced and are in the Top Common area with one at the top end of Broomhill.  This is at a cost of £1650.00 initially.  The next six four of which are in East Runton as they are obsolete and two are in West Runton.  This will be done within the next three months at a cost this year of £1850.00.





Work is continuing with the commons conservation work.  The borehole is still being monitored and there is a slight trickle to the pond since it has been switched off.  However it is not enough to sustain levels during dry periods.

East Runton common now has the completed path constructed across the common from the pond at Lower Common to the St. Andrews church.  This has allowed people to safely negotiate the curve in the road by Incleborough House instead of having to walk in the road if cars are parked.  Posts have been placed around the corner and along the side of the common to hopefully stop cars parking in that area. The path has a light sandy finish to it and is already being dubbed "the yellow brick road".


Playing Field

Runton United Football Team - Fixture list on the "What's On" page.



Monitoring is continuing and for untidy plots, tenancies will be considered for termination.  


Planning considered at recent meetings.

Runton Parish Council was now registered for online alerts to planning applications.  Councillors were informed that they could register for public access and then applications could be searched for and saved to make it easier to come back to later.  Paper plans would continue until 1st April.  Councillors who had looked at the site reported that in many cases looking at the plans in small screen size made it almost impossible to get a proper picture of the applications.  Also if printing were to take place by the Parish Council from the website, some documents were excessive and involved and to print so many pages would be a monumental task. 


PF/17/0125 Single Storey extension and raising existing floor roofheight at St. Josephs Cottage ER.  No objections.

PF/17/0129 Porch to front elevation at 18 Buxton Close ER.  No objections.

PF/17/0135 Erection of front terrace, new ramp and steps and change of use for dining room to 3 letting rooms. For Sammy’s Bar High St. ER.  No objections.

PF/17/0100 Erection of 6 holiday lodges within woodland belt and new access road.  Links Hotel WR.  Much discussion took place on this application.  Councillors agreed that the plan was undesirable.  The location of the entrance was not favourable and there could be danger from players using the 8th green unless some form of netting was erected.  The lodges would overlook Links Way properties.  Also concern that scrub had been cleared from the County Wildlife Site.  Object.

On another application previously permitted for extra hard standings at the Caravan and Camping Club site, there was concern that “tents” seem to have been built on the hard standings but no planning permission has been sought.  There also appears to be two vans occupied out of season.


PF/17/0077 for alterations to Finestra The Hurn West Runton - permittted 1st March 2017

PF/17/0025 for single storey garage at The Old Barn, West Runton - permitted 24th Feb 2017.

Appeal against refusal – PF/16/1012 for 10 Renwick Park WR.



Finance Current

i.                    Income

Payment of precept for two houses in Bittern Rise

And one in Sandy Lane Cromer – now in Runton           £317.06

The last allotment rent                                                    £30.00

ii.                  Direct Debits paid

Anglian Water       West Runton Allotments                   £11.30

The Reading Room water                                              £33.02

Moyes Close water                                                       £52.82

Lugger Stile Mill Lane ER water                                    £48.54

Unicom for telephone/broadband                                   £67.57

e.on energy for street lighting                                          £120.74


iii.                Invoices for payment

Norfolk County Council for the path ER                         £5,750.00

Barbara Emery – Clerks salary                                       £892.99

HMRC – tax and ni                                                        £152.85




Runton Parish History Society:    There is now a much larger display of our photographs and "The Runtonian" (a magazine produced by the school in 1924) at The parish office The Reading Room East Runton.

The book "The Runtons Past and Present" is available and features old photographs alongside the new ones of the same views as near as possible with narration on each picture.  Priced £6.99 it is available at good book shops and in our local shops at East and West Runton.  Also from the Clerk during opening hours at the Reading Room office.

Membership is available and runs from January for one year.  Single £5.00 family or couple £8.00.


Next event:  Saturday 29th April 2017 at The Reading Room East Runton NR27 9PE - Coffee Morning and browse our photographs from 10am - 12 noon ish.