Marham Parish Council

Marham is a village in the centre of a triangle formed by Downham Market, Kings Lynn and Swaffham. Our village has nearly 400 dwellings and in excess of 1000 residents. These numbers fluctuate due to additional housing development and shifting population, this particularly through the influence of RAF Marham. Marham shares many of the problems common to Norfolk villages. It has housing styles suitable for young and growing families and those who are retired. The village supports a social club, but the last of the local pubs closed several years ago. There is a Junior School in the village and an Infant School within the Family Quarters of RAF Marham

The Parish Council

The Parish Council has 11 Councillors, who are elected for a four-year period or until the next ordinary election. The Council meets each month in the Village Hall on Wednesdays but aims not to meet in August or December with meetings normally starting at 7.15pm.

In the main, Marham Parish Council deals with matters relating to the provision and maintenance of the Village Hall, Coronation Playing Field, Sports Pavilion, Multi Use Games Area, childrens’ play area and other open spaces, play equipment and signage, cemetery management and maintenance, closed churchyard management and maintenance, clearance of unadopted walkways and footpaths, street lighting maintenance, litter bins, grit bins, dog bins, public seats and other street furniture, allotments, editorial and delivery of the Proposed and Seconded magazine, social media, village events, land acquisition and sale of, legal matters in the interests of the public, traffic calming, planning consultation and general spending (in accordance with statutory law) deemed to be of direct benefit to the community.

The Parish Council does have a variety of powers and duties, all of which impact directly on the community. Because some services are not the responsibility of the Parish Council, there is an official procedure governing certain affairs. The Clerk of the Council’s responsibility is to carry out the policy decisions of the Council, provide guidance on matters relating to law and procedure and ensure financial transactions are authorised and recorded.

Accessibility Statement for Marham Parish Council

This accessibility statement applies to the Marham Parish Council website

This website is run by Marham Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email the Parish Clerk, Sara Porter at [email protected]
  • call the Parish Clerk, Sara Porter on 01366 502165

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Marham Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

We know that certain aspects of this website may prevent it from being fully accessible.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix some financial documents that are scanned images and cannot be read by a screen reader.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared and adopted on 9th September 2020.  It will be reviewed annually in May.

This website was last tested on 9th September 2020. The test was carried out by Marham Parish Council using the

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test.

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