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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 -
WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL
To book Wrentham Village Hall or to obtain a key
for a booking please contact:
Angela Day -
For information on ‘What’s On’ in the Village Hall
will be hosting evenings of refreshments
(including a glass of wine, beer, lager or tea/coffee)
on the last Saturday of every month (except December)
You can find out which films will be shown by sending an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org". when a reply email will automatically be sent to you.
For information on facilities for showing films click here
WRENTHAM COMPUTER GROUP
The Meeting Room,
Wrentham Village Hall
Every Monday morning from 11:30am to 13:00pm
EVENTS / MEETINGS
WRENTHAM PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATOR FUND JUMBLE SALE
(that was held in Wrentham Village Hall)
the Raffle in the Factory Shop (organised by
Caroline Healey) raised £247.60.
This brings the total raised so far to £1302.20
Wrentham Village Hall
Saturday 8th October
With Food and Entertainment
Bring your own drink
Tickets are £8
Contact Angela Day on 01502 675262
or purchase in Fancy That (when open)
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
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
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.
PARISH COUNCIL INFORMATION
The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 19th September at 7.30pm.
WRENTHAM COMMUNITY FORUM
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
St. NICHOLAS CHURCH (Click HERE for information.)
Services in September:
Sun 4th 11.00 am MP CW with Baptism (Revd. Barrie Slatter)
Sun 11th 11.00 am MP CW
Sun 18th 11.00 am HC CW please note: (leader: Revd. Eric Dore, Preacher: James Brewster)
Over the weekend 17th/18th September Revd. James Brewster, his wife Adele and daughter Kate from North Carolina, will be visiting Wrentham. The Brewster family has had a very long history connected with Wrentham Church. The earliest patron was Humphrey Brewster who was living in Wrentham Hall in 1576. Until the early 1800’s the Brewster family remained patrons of the living until the patronage passed to Sir Thomas Gooch, the 4th Baronet, in 1820. There are several brass Memorials to the Brewsters in the Chancel. All are welcome to this service. There will be tea and coffee afterwards to meet with our vitors.
Sun 25th 11.00 am MP CW (Revd. Eric Dore)
HARVEST FESTIVAL: On Sunday 9th October there is a Thanksgiving Service when a small section of Wrentham Town Band will be providing musical accompaniment.
WRENTHAM CHAPEL (click HERE for information)
THE OUTREACH POST OFFICE
The Outreach P.O. is open in Wrentham Stores on:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10.00 am -
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
COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH
If you would be interested in Coordinating or volunteering please contact the Parish Clerk on 07543919868
For Travel Information
(Bus Timetables, Bus Passes, Park & Ride,
Tickets & Fares etc)
go to www.Suffolkonboard.com
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,
or visit the
Items of Interest
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AROUND & ABOUT
HENSTEAD EXOTIC GARDEN
Address: Henstead Exotic Garden
Church Road, Henstead, Beccles, Suffolk
Mobile Number: 07715 876606
HUNDRED RIVER MAIZE MAZE
Address:: Hundred River Farm,
Tel: : 07519 793320
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
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