Website updated 10.08.22

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 

Flooding in Watton

Watton & Saham Flood Action Group are pleased to tell flooded residents of Watton and Saham that we have the opportunity of help and support from the National Flood Forum (NFF) which is a national charity which has helped many flooded communities in England over the past 10 years and more. They understand very well the emotions that flooded people feel as well as the devastation caused to lives.

This is to invite you to a meeting with an officer from the NFF, Sanjay Johal, on Thursday 18th August from 7-9pm at the Community Centre next to the Methodist Church in the High Street Watton. Sanjay will listen to what you all have to say and will tell us what they can offer. It is then up to us whether we want to take up that offer. They will also support us in relation to the projects to reduce flood risk in Watton and Saham which we can also tell you more about at the meeting.

If you plan to come would you please phone the Watton Town Clerk on 01953 881007.

Reclaim The Rain
Watton & Merton are part of this exciting new project to create some really innovative new strategies for storing and using rain water. The project is led by Norfolk County Council who will be working closely with the Watton Town Council and the Watton & Saham Flood Action Group. Lots more information to come or follow the links below for more details or to make your own suggestions.
You can view a webinar giving information about the Local Flood Authority:
Town Clock

Unfortunately the Town Clock is currently broken and a report is being compiled regarding suggested works needed to get it working again. The 5 year building inspection has also been conducted and necessary works to the clock tower have been identified. It is hoped a project manager will be engaged to help commission and oversee the repairs.

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. It is planned to also replace litter bins in the parish during 2022/23.

Wayland Hall Works

Works in the Council Chamber to create an area which will be shared with the MuseumforWatton are very 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. The coffee bar is now open and we are all looking forward to the final 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