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Welcome to Wrentham


Wrentham is a village of approximately 1000 persons nestled around a junction on the A12 London/Ipswich/Lowestoft/Gt. Yarmouth trunk road. The junction has roads to Southwold, Beccles and Covehithe. Wrentham is steeped in history stretching back to Saxon times and is mentioned in the Doomsday book. It is a mixture of old and new with some small new housing estates strategically placed so as not to detract from the overall impression of a very attractive village. Click here for more information. Wrentham has some very pleasant buildings and has won the ‘Best Kept Village’ competition several times in the past.  In 2004 Wrentham won the competition for the 10th time and a tree was planted to commemorate this.  In 2008 the Village won the Waveney District Area Section again and received a cheque for £200 from Waveney District Council which has been spent on providing a new Notice Board at the Village Hall, also a Cheque was presented for £250 by Beach Radio, Lowestoft as part of their ‘Help an East Coast Child’ campaign. This was spent on two five a side football goal posts. These have been erected on the football pitch in London Road for use by the younger generation of our Village.  

With a core of old Wrentham families plus many new residents it still has a real sense of community.  

Wrentham, Suffolk enjoys connections with  Wrentham Massachusetts.


The village is well sited for holiday makers wishing to visit the surrounding area, which includes Southwold (www.southwold.info): a quaint old Suffolk seaside resort untouched by time, Beccles (www.beccles.info) a pretty market town, which has excellent boating facilities on the River Waveney, Lowestoft: England’s most Easterly point, Covehithe and Oulton Broad, which is also good for boating. Oulton Broad is the most Southerly of the ‘Norfolk’ Broads, being in Suffolk! It connects to the other Broads and holiday cruisers can be seen here and at Beccles.  There is also power boat racing here on Thursday evenings in the summer. Covehithe is a hamlet 2 - 3 miles from Wrentham and boasts a magnificant church, a good proportion of which is a ruin.  


Wrentham has good sports and recreational facilities and a prize winning Brass Band. (website: www.wrenthamband.org)    





ABOUT WRENTHAM


WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL


To book Wrentham Village Hall or to obtain a key

for a booking please contact:

Angela Day - Tel: 01502  675262

or email: angeladaydream@outlook.com

For information on  ‘What’s On’ in the Village Hall

Click here

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WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL CINEMA

hosts evenings of

Refreshments & FILMS

(includes a glass of wine, beer, lager or tea/coffee)

once a month

at 7.00pm for 7.30pm

The films for June - December 2017 are:


  ‘Ab Fab’                            - 24 June

‘La La Land’                - 22 July

        ‘Sully’                               - 26 August

To be arranged          - 30 Sept

     ‘Going in style ‘             - 28 October

‘Denial’                            - 25 Nov

       ‘ White Christmas’           - 30 December

For information on facilities for showing films click here

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Starting again in September

WRENTHAM COMPUTER GROUP

in

The Meeting Room,

Wrentham Village Hall
Every Monday morning from 11.30am to 1.00pm

Click here for more details






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FIRST RESPONDERS

First responders are members of the community who have been trained to attend emergencies (heart attacks etc.).

They are contacted by the emergency services and can usually get to an emergency before the paramedics. Because they are on the spot, they are able to start the crucial recovery process within a very short time.  

Coordinator:  Mrs Pat Seaman


To donate towards the new defibrillator contact Angela Day -

9 Priory Road, Wrentham, Beccles, Suffolk.NR34 7LR

Tel: 01502 675262

Email: angeladaydream@outlook.com


 More information on what  ‘First Responders’ do

Items of Interest

Click on item below to read:


 *1 Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday


     2   The Restoration of the War Memorial

 

     3  The Olympic Torch in Wrentham


     4  A celebration of 42 years service by Geoffrey & Stanton Sallows


     5  The Chipperfield family have presented a bench to the village.


AROUND & ABOUT


SOUTH COVE CHURCH

FLOWER FESTIVAL and MEADOW SALE


Saturday 22nd July to Tuesday 26th July

11.00am - 5.00pm daily

Homemade cakes, teas, coffee and amazing locally produced Ice Cream will be available at the church.


There will be a ticketed PREVIEW EVENING

on Friday 21st July

6.00pm - 8.30pm

Tickets are £5 to include a drink & canapes

For tickets contact:

Alison Evans 01502 675610

or Alice Eastaugh 01502 675228

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HENSTEAD EXOTIC GARDEN


Address: Henstead Exotic Garden

Church Road, Henstead, Beccles, Suffolk

NR34 7LD


Mobile Number: 07715 876606

Email: andrew.hensteadexoticgarden@hotmail.co.uk


Website:  www.hensteadexoticgarden.co.uk


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HUNDRED RIVER MAIZE MAZE


Address::  Hundred River Farm,

                  Valley Farm,

                  Sotterley,

                  Suffolk

Tel: :  07519 793320

Website: hundredriverfarm.wordpress.com





EMERGENCY CONTACTS


  Power Failure  105 (from 6.9.16)


  British Gas   0800 111 999


  Anglian Water  0800 771 881 (for reporting leaks)


  Essex & Suffolk Water 0800 526 337 (24 hr service)

  or 0800 393 084 (for reporting leaks)


  Waveney District Council Customer Services 01502 562111


  Suffolk County Council Customer Services  0345 606 6067


  Badger Building (Meadowlands Development) Rob Lockhart  (Contracts Director): 01502 583026

  Email: rob@badgerbuilding.co.uk


PARISH INFORMATION


***PLAY FACILITIES IN WRENTHAM***

In a continuing effort to serve the community we are seeking the views of residents on the play facilities in Wrentham – there is an online survey which we would ask you to complete – this can be found  at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/89LY3QH.  

Should you require a hard copy of the survey please contact the Parish Clerk -

 email:  frances.bullard@live.co.uk    

or phone: 07543555753

Many thanks for your continued support – Wrentham Parish Council

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THE NEW LOCAL PLAN

The NEW LOCAL PLAN can be viewed at www.waveney.gov.uk/newlocalplan

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PARISH COUNCIL INFORMATION


The next  Parish Council Meeting is on

Monday 18th September at 7.30pm


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WRENTHAM COMMUNITY FORUM



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THE GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION SCHEME


For full details visit:  www.waveney.gov.uk/gardenwaste

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St. NICHOLAS CHURCH  (Click HERE for information.)


Services for July:

Sun 2nd  11.00 am  MP CW  (Revd. Eric Dore)

Sun 9th 11.00 am  MP CW (Revd. Michael Reavil)

Sun 16th 11.00 am HC CW (Revd. Eric Dore)

Sun 23rd 11.00 am MP CW (Revd. Eric Dore)

Sun 30th 11.00 am  Benefice Service at Frostenden MP BCP (Revd. Barrie Slater)


WRENTHAM CHAPEL (click HERE for information)

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THE OUTREACH POST OFFICE

 

The Outreach P.O. is open in Wrentham Stores on:

                                   Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday  

                                                           10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Wrentham Parish Council strongly urges your use of this important village service. It’s future will depend on market viability so it’s very much a “Use it or Lose it” situation

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COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH

If you would be interested in Coordinating or volunteering please contact the Parish Clerk on 07543919868

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For Travel Information  

(Bus Timetables,  Bus Passes, Park & Ride,  

Tickets & Fares etc)

go to www.Suffolkonboard.com

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Discover your mobile library

Did you know that the Suffolk Libraries mobile library visits your area regularly, giving access to hundreds of thousands of books, including large print, audiobooks and children’s books? You can also hire CDs and DVDs for a small charge. If the items you want are not on the van you can reserve them from the library catalogue free of charge and have them delivered on the van at a later date. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and will offer a warm welcome to anyone who visits. The steps convert into a lift for those with limited mobility. This is a valuable service to rural and isolated communities who have lost many of their other local services, and can also be an opportunity to meet up with other people and catch up with the local goings on. Come along to visit us and help to keep this service running for YOUR community – all are welcome! To find out where your nearest mobile library stop is ring Suffolk Libraries Customer Service Helpline on 01473 263838,

email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk  

or visit the

website: suffolklibraries.co.uk/community-services/mobile-libraries.


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EVENTS / MEETINGS

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The third exhibition 'Wrentham Exposed' will be held in the village hall

Wednesday 26th July to Sunday 30th July.

Opening hours are 10am to 8pm each day


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WRENTHAM 45’S

Social T Dance

in

Wrentham Village Hall

20th August

2.00pm - 5.30pm


40s SWING & 50S R and B

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TIME 4 TEA

An open invitation to local people to come to

the Village Hall,

have a chat, a cup of tea/coffee & cake or biscuits,

meet up with friends and make new friends




















Every

Monday

Morning

10.30 - 12 noon

Click on poster

to enlarge


 

Community Defibrllator

Seminar


Monday 21st August - 7.00pm-

Wrentham Village Hall


The Community Heartbeat Trust will be demonstrating the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.


The more people that know how to use the portable defibrillator installed in our community the more chance there is of saving the life of a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest


Everybody is welcome, and no special skills are required, just your willingness to play an important role in the event of a medical emergency

Please contact The Parish Clerk, Frances Bullard, if you have any queries

frances.bullard@live.co.uk