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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


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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.
Mr. B. Cushion, Meadowsett, 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 2018 are as follows:

West Runton Church Hall East Runton Reading Room
23rd January 27th February

27th March

24th April + Annual Parish Meeting 6:30pm will be held at East Runton Village Hall
22nd May Annual Parish Council Meeting. 26th June
24th July 25th September
23rd October 27th November
18th December        First meeting 2019 January 22nd

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 Ms. S. Butikofer as above.
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.and Mr. J. Simpson
Runton Parish History Society: Mr J Creasey, Mr R Spinks. The Clerk Mrs. B. Emery

Allotments Advisory 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 by grass and vegetation cutting.   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. 

METHODIST CHURCHES - both East and West Runton Methodist Churches are now closed permanently.  At East Runton Church there are two boards depicting the names of soldiers who served in both wars.  These boards will be re-housed at The Reading Room to preserve them if and when the building is no longer in use.  The East Runton Methodist church building is now being used by Cromer Baptist Church as their building in Cromer is in a poor condition and now unfit for use.


The pathway alongside Woodhill camping site has been renewed.  It is hope that highways will do the rest of the footway in between the villages sometime in the coming  year.


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.  These have now been fitted at a cost of £1850.00.  Twelve lamps have now been replaced.

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 are now held there.  See calendar for dates.  Also coffee mornings on the first Thursday of each month, but Runton History Group.



Work is continuing with the commons conservation work.  The borehole At West Runton 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".

There are plans to manage the Lower Common pond as a "seasonal pond" as there is no water feed to it anymore.  The Clerk is in negotiation with the Norfolk Coast Partnership with this.  Also Top Common pond is to have some restoration work.  Some of the sedge and reed with roots will be removed to clear the outlet pipes.


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.

PF/17/2026 Finestra, The Hurn WR. First floor rear extension, balcony, roof lights and timber to front dormers. Permission granted for single storey and double car port in Jan 2017. Object on grounds that “building at front, is incongruous and out of keeping with others in conservation area.
PF/17/2093 Rusholme, 124 Cromer Rd., W.R. Single storey rear extension. No observations.
PF/17/2017 9 Renwick Park W.R. Single storey rear extension and alterations to roof. Previously withdrawn in June 2017. Although thought buildings rather large, no objections raised.
Finance at recent meetings.


Total allotment rents paid in amounts to £1827.00 with just £60.00 outstanding.  Thanks to all those who paid promptly. 

Direct Debits:

e.on energy for street lighting                               £125.01

Unicom for telephone and broadband                  £ 63.98

Opus Energy for office electricity                         £ 47.30

Invoices to agree for payment

Cheverton and son – newsletter printing               £70.00
T.M. Browne Ltd. Final fee.                                £1561.25 Reading Room work.
Purslows Surveyors final fee.                               £546.60 Reading Room work.
Clerks Salary and expenses December                £853.75
HMRC – tax and NI on above                            £159.16
Holy Trinity Church W. Runton                           £500.00 donation towards grounds maintenance.

All the above include vat where applicable – recoverable

Balance at bank including above not cleared                         £39,279.00  having now received the full precept.

Projected balance to date with regard to earmarked reserve  £42,432.00  £1850 reserves for LED lamp replacement and Reading Room (taking into consideration £835.00 spent on carpet) and including expected vat refund.


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.


CALENDAR FOR 2018 ON SALE NOW - Priced at £7.50 it can be bought from the Parish Office,  the Kit Bag and the Newsagents in East Runton.  Also at the Caravan and Camping Leisure Shop in the parade of shops on Cromer Road West Runton.

Next event: Coffee morning on 1st Thursday in each month next - Coffee and Mince pies and History galore.  NEXT ONE Thursday 1st February at 10.30am..