Website updated 22.06.22

Watton twinned with Weeze, Germany

There are three tiers of local Government, each with different responsibilities.

The Town Council works with Breckland District Council and Norfolk County Council 

Town Clock

Unfortunately the Town Clock is not being wound at present due to issues with access. The 5 year building inspection has been conducted and following receipt of the survey report it is hoped that matters can be addressed and the clock will be working again.

Watton Neighbourhood Plan 

In April 2017 the Town Council agreed to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan that will, when complete, form part of the statutory town planning framework for the area. Following a number of early consultation events and the preparation of detailed studies, we have now reached the formal “Pre-Submission” stage.

For more information please view  


High Street Planters

32 new planters have been positioned during 2022.


Wayland Hall Works

Works in the Council Chamber to create an area which will be shared with the MuseumforWatton are near completion. It is exciting that this joint venture will allow the Museum to display more of the history of the town as well as providing an improved space for Town Council meetings. We are all looking forward to the completion of the work.



Thriving People & Places” is a year-long-project and will be a significant undertaking for Breckland District Council, helping Breckland bounce back from the challenges of Covid-19 and build a strong and sustainable economy for the future.

Find out more:


  • TC Meetings – information regarding Town Council meetings please use the “Meeting Dates” menu tab.
  • Emergency Contacts – A list of useful contacts in case of an emergency see  link: Be better prepared for any emergencies