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Welcome to Wrentham

PARISH INFORMATION


     








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

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

WRENTHAM CHAPEL (URC) (Click HERE for information)


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







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

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.]

Click here


New in Village Hall  for children ‘Busy Bodies’ see info on

‘What’s On’ page.


PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS


The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 20th Oct. 2014









St. NICHOLAS CHURCH  (Click HERE for information.)

Services in September at St. Nicholas:


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

Sun 14th 11.00am MP CW (Revd. Leonard Payne)

Sun 21st 11.00am  MP CW (Revd. Leonard Payne)

Sun 28th   No Service







                                    





Items of Interest

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

HARVEST SUPPER

with entertainment

in

Wrentham Village Hall

on

SATURDAY  27th  SEPTEMBER 2014

tickets  £7.00

Tickets available from Angela Day TEL: 01502 675262

and Wrentham Fish & Chip shop when open


PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS AND GLASSES


Henstead Exotic Garden


Open every Wednesday from May until October starting 7th May

2.00pm until 5.00pm


     PLEASE NOTE THE SUNDAY OPEN DAYS THIS YEAR

   All dates below are 11am to 4pm









Mobile No.: 07715876606

Email: andrew.hensteadexoticgarden@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.hensteadexoticgarden.co.uk


Entry Fee: £3.50 adult, £1  child over 5

Sunday 31st August

Sunday 21st September

Address:

Henstead Exotic Garden Church Road

Henstead

Beccles

Suffolk

NR34 7LD

Local Events/Meetings/Places of Interest



TABLE TOP SALE

in

Wrentham Village Hall

on

November 23rd, 2014

10.00am - 3.00 pm

In aid of Village Hall Funds

Refreshments

Tables £5 per table

Contact Angela Day 01502 675262


Pakefield Singers

Pakefield Singers

present a

Wartime Cabaret

in

Wrentham Village Hall

On November 8th at 7.30pm


For details click on poster


LIFE LINE SCREENING

in

Wrentham Village Hall

on

Wednesday 12th November



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