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Walsoken is a small parish in the county of Norfolk, to the north and east of the adjoining town of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Walsoken Parish comprises an area of approximately 4.85 square miles (12.57 square kilometres), encompassing approximately 700 households plus a variety of local and national industries, including farming, fruit growing, garages, transport depot, a retail park and Wisbech Town Football ground. In the 2001 census, Walsoken Parish had a population of 1,484, rising slightly to 1,489 at the 2011 census. Initial results of the 2021 census are due to be released in summer 2022.

The Parish Council is made up of 10 councillors (details are on the Contact page) who meet eight times a year, on a Tuesday at 7pm, to discuss village matters (please see Dates of Meetings page for more information). Standing agenda items include payments, planning, street lighting and Highways plus various additional relevant topics. Agendas are available via the Agendas and Minutes for Meetings page and are displayed on the Parish Council notice board, in the grounds of All Saints’ Church, no fewer than 3 clear days before the meeting. Following the meeting the Agenda is replaced by the Minutes of the meeting, initially in draft form and subsequently approved at the next meeting.

Elections for Parish Councillors are held every four years, with the next election being due in 2023.

The Local Authorities are the Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk and Norfolk County Council.

To contact the Clerk to Walsoken Parish Council, please…

Email – clerk.walsoken@gmail.com or

Phone – 07976 739975

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 16th August 2022 7pm at All Saint’s Church, Walsoken

Walsoken Parish Council is pleased to advise that a defibrillator has now been installed for emergencies. It’s located outside VIP Hair Salon in Kirkgate Street, on the corner of the building.

The sun shone recently when Walsoken Parish Council invited local business owner of VIP Hair, Linda, to open the replacement bus shelter in Chapnall Road. The shelter was funded in part by Norfolk County Council, the Community Infrastructure Levy and contributions from Borough & County Councillor J Kirk and County Councillor C Dawson from their Members’ Allowances. It is considered that this replacement shelter has greatly improved the facility and the look of the village. Linda hosts and monitors the defibrillator previously purchased by Walsoken Parish Council and located outside her business in the village and she was invited to open the shelter in recognition of this. Thank you to everyone who attended.

At the Annual Assembly on 26th April 2022 Mr N Pratt, Deputy Lieutenant representing the Lord Lieutenant presented Walsoken Parish Council with a Commemorative plaque in recognition of the pressures the community has been under in the previous 2 years as a result of the pandemic. The County Council wanted to recognise the work communities have done together with something tangible that the whole community could look back on and it was decided to present a plaque in person to communities and Councils as a way of saying thank you and well done and to express the hope that people will continue to look out for each other as it is acknowledged that the pandemic has resulted in a huge amount of community spirit. The Chairman of Walsoken Parish Council, Councillor F Leach accepted the plaque on behalf of the Council which is now on display in the Church.