Docking Parish Council

Docking Parish Council serves the local community with the help of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, together with Norfolk County Council.

We report and oversee that the village highways and public areas are maintained. We provide and maintain seats and litter bins, bus shelters and street lighting in the village.

Docking Parish Councillors represent the views of the residents and the welfare of the community.DSCF0030

If you would like to comment or contact someone in relation to the Parish Council website, please email [email protected] – for all other inquiries, please contact the Parish Clerk on [email protected].

Docking Parish Council in more detail:

Village maintenance

We report and oversee that the village highways and public areas are maintained and are safe for residents.

Village furniture

We provide and maintain the seats and litterbins, bus shelters and street lighting in the village.

The Playing Field

We pay for the upkeep of the maintenance of the grounds.


We oversee and rent out allotments for local residents.



We consider planning applications at the parish council meetings.  These are always available for inspection at the meeting or from the Clerk.


We sponsor and donate to many local charities and village organisations.

Village community information point:

We support the community information point held in the Ripper Hall.

Parish Council meetings

These are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Ripper Hall (please check Meetings for the dates). Time is given for public participation and the Press are welcome to attend.


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Council Policies

The following policies and consent forms are downloadable by clicking on the links:

Allotment Tenants Privacy Notice Consent Form

Communication Policy

Consent To Hold Contact Information Form

Data Breach Reporting Form

Data Protection Document Audit

Data Protection Consent To Hold Contact Information

Data Protection Document Instruction

Document Retention Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Individual’s rights 

Information and Data Policy

Internet Usage Policy

Lawful Basis Docking Parish Council

Management Of Transferable Data Policy

New Councillor Privacy Notice

Privacy Impact Assessment Form

Privacy Policy Staff, Councillors and Others 

Retention and Disposal of Documents Policy

Social Media, Email and Website Policy

Subject Access Request Form

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Annual Accounts

The annual accounts for 2017/18 can be downloaded here: Docking Annual Accounts 2017-2018

The annual accounts for 2016/17 can be downloaded here: Docking Annual Accounts 2016/17

The audit notice for 2017 is published here: Audit Notice 2017


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Go to town from Docking!

There is a bus service operating from the village, run by West Norfolk’s Community Transport.

The bus operates Monday to Saturday four times a day to King’s Lynn outward journey

Monday to Friday

7:39am; 9:28am; 1:31pm; 5:35pm – Docking Old Station

7:42am ; 9:31am; 1:34pm; 5:38pm – Docking Fish and Chip Shop

It stops on route in Bircham, Anmer, Flitcham, Tapping House, Hillington and South Wotton (not all buses run to each of these).


9:00am; 11:10am; 1:31pm; 4:52pm – Docking Old Station

9:03am; 11:13am; 1:34pm: 4:55pm – Docking Fish and Chip Shop


Return from King’s Lynn:

Monday to Friday

8:40am; 12:35pm; 2:20pm; 4:35pm; 5:45pm


8:15am; 12:35pm; 4pm

Call for free information 01553 776971

Valid bus passes are accepted for travel (over 60’s passes not valid before 9:28 bus Monday to Friday)

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Jack’s Lane Wind Farm – Community Benefits

The Wind Farm at Jack’s Lane offers an annual community fund of £30,000 a year, which provides financial support to community based projects near the wind farm – including those in Docking.  For more information about the benefits, visit their website:

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Minutes and Agendas Online

Meeting notes and agendas are published online:

January 2019   Docking Agenda January 2019         Docking Minutes January 2019

February 2019  Docking Agenda February 2019      Docking Minutes February 2019

March 2019      Docking Agenda March 2019            Docking Minutes March 2019


Previous Agendas and Meeting Notes from past years:

Archived agendas and meetings from 2018

Archived agendas and meetings from 2017

Archived agendas and meetings from 2016

Archived agendas and meetings from 2015

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Parish Meetings


The Parish Council holds its monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month (except September) at the Ripper Hall in Docking, at 7pm.


January 17th

February 21st

March 21st

April 18th

May 16th to include the Annual Parish meeting

June 20th to include the Annual Parish Council Meeting

Recent minutes and agendas are available online here:

Please also note that, “Minutes of all meetings are available for inspection at all reasonable hours through the Parish Clerk/ office for any local government elector for this parish and s/he may make a copy of, or an extract from, such minutes (Local Gov Act 1972 s.228(1)”.

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Village market

Taken from the website:

“Come and experience the taste of East Anglia and Norfolk with Docking’s Local Produce Market held Every Wednesday 10.00am till 2.00pm where you can find real food, passionately produced Locally all year round throughout the county and its borders, making food come to life through a great taste experience. All our producers provide the highest quality and freshness, with food produced within the county and it’s borders.

Docking does have a community store, unlike many other Norfolk Villages, and is convenient for docking and surrounding villages, however they still need Fresh quality products, Therefore we believe that this stunning village will benefit greatly from this wonderful alternative to shopping at big supermarket chains we do our utmost to make sure none of the produce on offer comes from more than a 100 mile radius of the market which are in the guide lines of the King’s Lynn Market Golden Rules.

We have some very talented producers in East Anglia and Norfolk has been the biggest producer of food to service Britain, So show support for these local businesses and in turn you can be sure to enjoy Fresh Produce at its finest and above all it’s, Fresh & Local!”

See also:


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Councillors for Docking

Chairman:  Cllr J Wroth – Hall farm, Sedgeford Road, Docking

Vice Chair: Cllr M Able – Jasmine, Station Road, Docking

Cllr R Playford – Garford Lea, High Street, Docking

Cllr K Crompton – 9 Harefields, Docking

Cllr S Edge – 3 The Court, Station Road, Docking

Cllr S Playford – 8 Harewood, Fakenham Road, Docking

Cllr R Gillett – North Cottage, The Meadow, Docking

Cllr D Meek – Cardaglo Fakenham Road Docking

Cllr R Todd – 2 Well Street, Docking

Cllr M Cooke – Wyndfield, Bircham Newton, Docking

Cllr J Hack – Hillview, Station Road Docking

Clerk: John Ward 01485 570504    [email protected]

Please note that you can view the register of Councillor interests here (click on the link and then pick Docking from the drop down box).

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Old Images of Docking

Past photos and historic information on Docking is available on the Docking Heritage Group’s website:

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