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Welcome to Wrentham




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


Response of Wrentham Parish Council to Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service Consultation - IRMP 2015-2018

Having held a public meeting on Monday 11th January we were delighted to welcome over 50 residents & firefighters from Wrentham and surrounding parishes.

Our response to this consultation reflects some of the views, concerns and opinions expressed during our open forum.

There was an overwhelming consensus that the closure of Wrentham Fire Station coupled with the removal of an engine from Lowestoft South Station would lead to unacceptable delays in responding to fires and traffic accidents which could result in a rise in serious injuries and fatalities.  This is also confirmed by the County Council’s own Impact Assessment which states ‘cumulative impact could, on occasions, impact on speed of response’.  Every minute and second is vital, particularly in rural areas and farming communities.

At a time when resilience and availability within Suffolk is already poor it is hard to understand how these cuts are justified when they increase the risk to residents and road users alike. The proposals would save less than £80,000, residents felt this to be a very small price to pay for the security of having a station which is strategically located on the A12, to serve not only Wrentham but the neighbouring parishes, with firefighters who have extensive local knowledge.

We understand the cuts by Government in central funding and the need for savings to be made by County Councils but do not feel this is an area that should be tampered with.  Residents said they would like Suffolk County Council to give them the option of paying an increased amount of Council Tax to protect their emergency services. Concern was that these decisions are based on statistics and accountancy rather than public safety, we need a service with the resources to deal with major incidents and worst case scenarios.

One resident questioned why electors would vote for people whose actions are making them less safe in their homes – a very valid statement.

Therefore as a Parish Council we would ask you to reconsider these proposals in order to give our residents the security and fire service they deserve.



The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday  16th May at 7.30pm.

This is the Annual General Meeting





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

For full details visit:

To register and sign up for collections, which get underway on Monday February 29th, the best and simplest way is to register your card details online.


If, for any reason, this is not possible, residents can call the customer services team on 01502 562111 and a member of the team will take the order and payment.


St. NICHOLAS CHURCH  (Click HERE for information.)

Services in April:

Sun 3rd  11.00am  HC CW (Revd. Eric Dore)   

Sun 10th  11.00am MP CW  

Sun 17th  11.00am  MP CW

Sun 24th  11.00am  MP CW (Revd. Eric Dore)

WRENTHAM CHAPEL (click HERE for information)




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



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

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 ( a quaint old Suffolk seaside resort untouched by time, Beccles ( 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:

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: Twitter:

For more information on what  ‘First Responders’ do visit the Website:



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

[ Yoga, Pilates,  Ladybirds etc. ]

Click here



will be hosting evenings of refreshments

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


at 7.00pm 

on the last Saturday of every month (except December)

starting April, 2016

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

For information on facilities for showing films click here

Items of Interest





10.30 - 12 noon

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

For Travel Information  

(Bus Timetables,  Bus Passes, Park & Ride,  

Tickets & Fares etc)

go to

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


See Local Time Tables

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.