Welcome to the Website of Beachamwell Parish Council.



The village of Beachamwell lies at the edge of the Brecks in Norfolk. With a population of about 340 it is situated 5 miles from Swaffham and 10 miles from Downham Market – the nearest railway station.  At its heart stands the ancient round-towered church of St Mary’s.  As well as Beachamwell itself the parish also includes the hamlets of Shingham and Drymere.

What does your Parish Council do?

Our role is to represent the village on a variety of matters, for example

  1. planning applications
  2. road and footpath maintenance.

We are the most local unit of government and have the power to raise money (the precept) through the council tax system.  In practice we focus on local community, environmental and amenity issues.

Our meetings are held every two months in Beachamwell Memorial Village Hall.  Members of the public are very welcome to attend and can speak during the open session at each meeting.  At other times please feel free to contact us with your views, concerns or for advice.

Generally the clerk to the Council is the first point of contact but any councillor may be contacted at any times.  Contact details are to be found under ‘Council’ on this website.