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Town Mayor 2023/24

Councillor Peter Bishop was elected as the Chairman and Town Mayor of Watton for the year 2023/24. Peters chosen charities are the Watton Food Hub and The Charlotte Harvey Trust.

Councillor Don Saunders was elected as Vice Chairman of Watton for the year 2023/24

3 Town Councillor Vacancies

Become a Town Councillor and make a difference in your community

Following the local elections there is 3 vacancies

to be filled by co-option.

If you are over 18 and an elector of Watton or live within a radius of 3 miles of Watton or work or own property in Watton and you would like to be considered for the position please let the Town Clerk know. Contact alternatives are given below so an application form can be provided to you. Forms and other information can be found at www.wattontowncouncil.gov.uk under Council Procedures – Policies

E-mail contact is encouraged.

Returned application forms will need to reach the office by

12 noon on Monday 5th June 2023

If you are interested in becoming a Town Councillor, please contact the Town Clerk for further details

Email: [email protected] phone: 01953 881007


Coronation Champion award for Watton resident

  • Liz Whitcher is one of 500 outstanding volunteers to be chosen as the nation’s Coronation Champions.

An outstanding volunteer from Watton has been recognised by Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort as part of the official Coronation celebrations in conjunction with Royal Voluntary Service – see more in Recent Posts.


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Watton Neighbourhood Plan 

Breckland Council has published the decisions by Cllr Sarah Suggitt, Executive Member for Strategic & Operational Planning:

Watton Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 consultation comments and legal check: Reference D21/23

1)    To confirm that Watton Neighbourhood Plan meets the requirements of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act schedule 4B, section 6 and advise Watton Town Council to this effect.

2)    To submit Breckland Council’s comments, along with the others received, under Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 to the Independent Examiner as the Council’s response to the Submission version of the Watton Neighbourhood Plan;

You can view this decision using the link: Decision details on public web site


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