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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.

 

Wrentham 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.  

 

There was a small Museum shop in the centre of the village, run by Rosie and Ronnie Carter which was used to display memorabilia from a bygone age on certain days of the year. More information can be obtained from the website: www.theshopmuseum.org.  A selection of Reg Carter greeting cards is now available for sale .

Wrentham has good sports and recreational facilities and a prize winning Brass Band.  

(website: www.wrenthamband.org)

 

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 Gwen Stockdale

Tel: 01502 578335

Website:  www.wrentham-responders.co.uk

Twitter: twitter.com/WrenthamCFR

 

For more information on what  ‘First Responders’ do visit the Website: www.eastamb.nhs.uk/get-involved/community-first-responders.htm

 

 

ABOUT WRENTHAM



Items of Interest

PARISH INFORMATION

St. NICHOLAS CHURCH  (Click HERE for information.)

Services in April at St. Nicholas:

 

Sun 6th 11.00am HC CW (Revd. Leonard Payne)

Sun 13th  11.00am MP CW (Revd. Leonard Payne)

Sun 20th Easter Sunday 11.00am  HC CW (Revd. Leonard Payne)

Sun 27th  NO SERVICE

 

Fri 18th Good Friday 1.00pm there will be a Benefice Service at Covehithe -An Hour Of The Cross’ (Revd. Leonard Payne)

 

 

                                    

 

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WRENTHAM CHAPEL (URC) (Click HERE for information)

 

Services are held on 1st and 4th Sundays in the month at 3pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is on

 Monday 19th May 2014Annual General Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH
If you would be interested in Coordinating or volunteering please contact the Parish Clerk on 07543919868
See poster

 

THE OUTREACH POST OFFICE

The Outreach P.O. Is now open again in Wrentham Stores for the following hours:

                                  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

Events/Meetings

 

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

VILLAGE HALL

To book Wrentham Village Hall or to obtain a key for a booking please contact:

Angela Day - Tel: 01502  675262

For information on

‘What’s On’ in the Village Hall

[ Pilates, Weightwatchers, Zumba,  

Ladybirds etc.]

go to the Village Hall page

 

 

There will be a:

Super Soup Lunch

at

Wrentham Chapel

between

Noon and 2.00pm

on

Friday 9th May

 

No charge, but it is hoped guests will make a donation to  Christian Aid at the event

 

Ladybirds are having an Open Meeting

to include ladies and gentlemen

in

Wrentham Village Hall

on

Tuesday May  27th at 7pm   

 

The speaker will be Mr Ben Potterton of Blacksmith Nursery who will be talking on plants and gardens. The nursery is family run and specialises in herbaceous perennials. This is run in conjunction with his conservation centre under the name of ‘Shorelands Wildlife Gardens’.

He can also be heard on radio Norfolk Gardening program.    

Non members £3 to include refreshments