Supported by the Parish Council of Walpole Cross Keys
Welcome to the Walpole Cross Keys Village site. Cross Keys is a small community situated where Norfolk borders with both Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.
The name comes from Pool by the Wall and it was originally a hamlet on the eastern side of the marsh that had to be crossed to get to Long Sutton in Lincolnshire - the alternative was a thirty mile round trip over the bridge at Wisbech. This situation continued until the River Nene was canalised and the new swing bridge (Cross Keys Bridge) created along with the settlement of Sutton Bridge.
Generally thought to be the place from which King Johnís jewels crossed the Wash (and were lost) it is a small agricultural community that was served for almost one hundred years by the M&GN (Midland and Great Northern or Muddle and Get Nowhere) Railway.
See the history page for more details of the background of the village - including old photographs of the village.
At the start of the 20th century the village benefitted from the generosity of Lady Jephson who provided a village hall - a newly re-furbished building stands on the same site today.
Cross Keys has an active Parish Council intent on improving the look of the village and recently commissioned a Parish Plan (Blueprint for the Future) which is published on this site. The Councilís latest addition to the village is the Eva Kemp/Station Garden.
The village has a thriving Primary School with a Ladybirds pre-school on the same site
The Eva Kemp/ Station Garden site
Report on last PC meeting
The website of the village of Walpole Cross Keys in Norfolk
28th August 2013
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Planning our together
26th February 2013
A very well-attended meeting was held in the Jephson Hall on Monday 25th February at which the issues in the Planning our Future document were discussed at length.
The ideas raised from that meeting will go towards a re-drafting of the current document prior to Parish Council fully investigating the process involved in adopting the document as the basis for the Neighbourhood Plan.
Do you know where the highways boundaries are? NCC has an interesting page on this matter that can answer any questions you might have - click HERE.
The Neighbourhood Plan has now gone out to consultation with the Borough Council, County Council, Environment Agency and Norfolk Green
They have until 12th February to comment on the proposals.
Once those replies have been received appropriate amendments or comments will be made or added prior to it being sent off for Independent Examiner.
It appears that Cross Keys leads the way in the area in Neighbourhood Planning
Where are we now with the Neighbourhood Plan?
12th December 2013
Dogs in the community
6th August 2013
Please follow this link for details on how to make dogs fit into communities better by ensuring the new legal requirement of microchipping (as of 6th April 2016 ).
Almost half the population is targeted by scams. An up-to-date list of the latest local "scams" and tricksters is available by email from Norfolk County Council. For further information visit the page linked to the scam alert picture . You can sign up for the latest details or simply read about them online. There are other useful options on this page too.
The Parish Council has a duty to publish the outome of its annual audit.
The details appear here via the link on the left.
What's my land?
2nd September 2013
Are you running out of liners for your food caddy waste bin?
If so you can order replacements from Terrington Borough Councillor Mrs Sheila Young by phoning 01553 828720
Sheila will deliver and they cost £1.60 a pack.
Where to get your replacement recycling food caddy liners
3rd November 2013