Terms and Conditions

By using this site you are agreeing to be bound by our terms and conditions. The Breckland Council Website is a service operated by Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE.


Breckland Council makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or inconvenience caused by reliance on inaccurate material contained in this site.

If you think there are any errors or out of date information please notify us by completing our website feedback form 

We take no responsibility for comments or views expressed by individuals on this website

Your privacy is important to us.

Links to Other Sites

We provide links to external websites. Links are provided for your convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by Breckland  Council of the linked site, its operator or its content. We are not responsible for the content of any website outside of our site.

If you come across any external links not working please notify us by completing our website feedback form


All rights including copyright and database rights, in this website (http://www.breckland.gov.uk) and its contents, rest with the Breckland Council, except for material that has been explicitly marked as being the copyright of another person.

All material including, without limitation, text, logos, icons and images published on this web site is for personal, non-commercial use. No part of the site may be copied or adapted without the written permission of Breckland Council.

Privacy Policy

This website is run by Breckland Council. We regard your privacy as important and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We will only use any personal information you send us for:

(a) the purpose(s) for which you provide it

(b) to carry out any of our official business

(c) to prevent fraud or detect crime.

We will only hold your information for as long as necessary for these purposes and will not pass it to any other parties unless we are obliged to do so for the purposes stated above. All employees who have access to your personal data and are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data. All your communications to us are protected against unauthorised access by third parties.

In addition to the above, Cookies and logging of IP addresses are used to enable Breckland Council to monitor site traffic and repeat visitor statistics. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual. Such information is anonymous and held on a temporary basis. More information about cookies and IP addresses is given below. By submitting your data you consent to the use of that information as set out above.

If you have any concerns about the processing of your personal data by Breckland Council, please contact the Data Protection Officer above or The Office of the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, WILMSLOW, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

N.B. This privacy policy only covers the Breckland Council web site at www.breckland.gov.uk. Websites linked to from this site are not covered by this policy.


Breckland Council strongly recommends that you do not block any cookies from breckland.gov.uk websites, as these are needed for our sites to work well for you.

If you still want to control which cookies you accept, read advice about how to control cookies on your computer (this advice is not endorsed by Breckland Council)

Website and analytics

We use analytics to monitor website performance, usage and improvement.

Summary of Terms


Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application.


Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called 'cookie.txt'. Cookies are used to enable a website to 'remember' whether a user has visited the site before and possibly to store marketing information about previous visits (items bought last time, pages visited etc.).

Cookies are also used to store temporary information as a user moves from page to page within a site (items in a shopping basket etc.). Such cookies are erased when the user session ends. This information is converted to number format for statistical purposes, and all information relating to the individual is erased when the user session is ended. Users can set their browser not to allow cookies to be stored in their computer. To do this, please follow the instructions provided with your web browser software.

IP Address

If you are connected to the Internet, you have an IP Address. It may look something like this, for example.

User Session

A user's visit to a site begins when the user first accesses any page on a given site and ends after a visitor has left that site and not revisited it within a specified amount of time (normally 20 minutes) or when the user's browser is closed.

Web Server

Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.