Welcome to the website of Stoke Holy Cross and Dunston Parish Council.
This website has been created by the Parish Council to allow us to better connect with the people who live and work in our community. You can read more about what the Council does and leave a response to let us know your views on the subject.
The civil Parish of Stoke Holy Cross with Dunston (two villages) is situated on the river Tas about 4 miles south of Norwich. It has a population of 1,568 people living in 674 households (2001 census) and is bordered to the east by Poringland, the north by Caistor St Edmund, the west by Swainsthorpe and south by Shotesham. The Parish is well serviced with a thriving and popular primary school and pre-school, a small village shop and a post office which operates from the Church Hall on two half-days a week.
Stoke Holy Cross and Dunston have good road links to Norwich with its Cathedral, University, Research Park and University Hospital. It has a large playing field on Long Lane with areas for younger and older children, a smaller recreational area in upper Stoke at Carol Close, as well as a football pitch and allotments. At Dunston there is a large common and open recreational space. Both parishes have a village church as well as facilities for small groups to meet in both Lower and Upper Stoke, at the Church Hall, St George’s Hall and the Pavilion.
The Pavilion was designed to complement the playing fields and is used during term time as the venue for the Stoke Holy Cross pre-school. It can be hired for small parties and events. Hire charges can be found here.