Copyright      Wrentham Parish Council

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

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

Click here

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WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL CINEMA

will be hosting evenings of refreshments

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

& FILMS

at 7.00pm 

on the last Saturday of every month (except December)

You can find out which films will be shown by sending an email to "whatson@wvhc.org.uk". when a reply email will automatically be sent to you.

For information on facilities for showing films click here

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WRENTHAM COMPUTER GROUP

in

The Meeting Room,

Wrentham Village Hall
Every Monday morning from 11:30am to 13:00pm

Click here for more details







EVENTS / MEETINGS

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THE UNFOLDING STORY

of

WRENTHAM WEST END

at

Sotterley Chapel

Waterloo Rd, NR34 7UA

20th & 21st August

11.00am - 4.00 pm

We know quite a lot about Sotterley and a lot about Wrentham

But What About

Wrentham West End?

What happened to the shop, the forge, the pub up the road?

Where was the original Sotterley Common?

What happened to its lands?


Come and see this free Exhibition

Refreshments will be served

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WRENTHAM PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATOR  JUMBLE SALE

in

Wrentham Village Hall

Saturday 17th September

at

1.30pm

Good Quality Clothes, toys,books

and household items

Cake Stall

Tea & Coffee available

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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

Wrentham Parish Council is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


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


 More information on what  ‘First Responders’ do


PARISH INFORMATION

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THE NEW LOCAL PLAN

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

The consultation is aimed at gathering views on levels of housing growth needed up to 2036 and where that growth should be located.  It gives an opportunity to have your say on key planning issues such as affordable housing, design, town centres & open spaces.  Please take a look and give your feedback direct to WDC.  There are no new sites identified in Wrentham, but those in other areas may also be of interest to you. These are only sites that have been put forward following the ‘Call for Sites’ – this does not mean they will be developed in the future.

 The consultation runs until 17th June & a series of public exhibitions are being held – details are all on the WDC website.

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WRENTHAM FIRE SERVICE CONSULTATION

Suffolk County Council have published revised proposals for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service changes

The revised proposal regarding Wrentham Fire Station is as follows: Maintain Wrentham Fire Station and 8 on-call firefighters, replacing the existing fire engine with a smaller rapid response fire engine

Click on the link below to take you to the Suffolk County Council's website to view the cabinet paper:  http://fal.cn/2xPK


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PARISH COUNCIL INFORMATION


The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 19th September at 7.30pm.


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WRENTHAM COMMUNITY FORUM


www.facebook.com/Wrentham/?fref=photo

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THE NEW GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION SCHEME


The online payment system for our new garden waste collection service is now live and operational.

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

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St. NICHOLAS CHURCH  (Click HERE for information.)


Services in August:

Sun 7th 11.00 am  HC CW  (Revd. Eric Dore)   

Sun  14th  11.00 am MP CW  

Sun 21st  11.00 am  MP CW

Sun 28th  11.00 am  MP CW  (Revd. Eric Dore)



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.


See Local Time Tables

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



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: www.hundredriverfarm.co.uk/category/maize-maze/



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