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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 "email@example.com". 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 1.00pm
EVENTS / MEETINGS
(Raising funds for the First Responders as their equipment needs updating and replacing)
Wrentham Village Hall
18th March 2017
at 1.30 pm
Good clothes, shoes, toys, books and household items. Sorry no electrical goods.
Teas and coffees available.
‘VILLAGE LITTER PICK’
We are looking to have a village litter pick
25th March 9.30-
Could anyone willing to assist contact the Parish Clerk by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone: (07543555753).
LADIES FASHION SHOW
POP UP SHOP
Wrentham Village Hall
Tuesday 4th April 2017
at 7.00 pm (show starts at 7.30pm)
at least 50% off ex High Street fashions
e.g.M&S, New Look,
Raising funds for Wrentham Village Hall Kitchen
For tickets, £6,
contact Nuala: 01502 675179
or Jackie at ‘Simply Sewing’, Wrentham.
Fabulous Raffle Prizes to be won on the night
NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR
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
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
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
Please share this information with all your friends, family and neighbours, especially those that you know keep poultry or captive birds.
You may have already seen information in the press that the Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe.
This now requires keepers of poultry and other captive birds across England to keep their birds indoors, or take appropriate steps to keep them separate from wild birds.
Information on the new measures can be found here: Poultry keepers are advised to be vigilant for any signs of disease in their birds and any wild birds, and seek prompt advice from their vet if they have any concerns.
Any person in charge of poultry (such as chickens, hens, turkeys, etc) and captive birds must take all appropriate and practicable steps to ensure that:
a) poultry are housed or otherwise kept separate from wild birds;
b) other captive birds are kept separate from wild birds;
c) poultry and other captive birds are provided with feed and water which is not accessible to wild birds.
d) any person who comes into contact with poultry and other captive birds must take all reasonable precautions to avoid the transfer of contamination between premises, including cleansing and disinfection of equipment, vehicles and footwear;
e) there are reductions to the movement of people, vehicles or equipment to and from areas where poultry or captive birds are kept to minimise contamination from manure, slurry and other products;
f) vermin control programmes are implemented effectively, including preventing the entry of wild birds, around buildings where poultry or captive birds are kept;
g) housing and equipment is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at the end of a production cycle;
h) disinfectant at the right concentration is kept at all points where people should use it, such as farm entrances and before entering poultry housing or enclosures.
The following guidance is also available:
How to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it, measures to prevent it, and the Prevention Zone –
Biosecurity and preventing disease in captive birds within a Prevention Zone -
·Clinical signs that poultry keepers should look -
***PLAY FACILITIES IN WRENTHAM***
In a continuing effort to serve the community we are seeking the views of residents on the play facilities in Wrentham – there is an online survey which we would ask you to complete – this can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/89LY3QH.
Should you require a hard copy of the survey please contact the Parish Clerk -
or phone: 07543555753
Many thanks for your continued support – Wrentham Parish Council
THE NEW LOCAL PLAN
The NEW LOCAL PLAN can be viewed at www.waveney.gov.uk/newlocalplan
PARISH COUNCIL INFORMATION
The next Parish Council Meeting is on
Monday 20th March 2017 at 7.30pm
WRENTHAM COMMUNITY FORUM
THE GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION SCHEME
The payment for green waste collection is now due for renewal
For full details visit: www.waveney.gov.uk/gardenwaste
St. NICHOLAS CHURCH (Click HERE for information.)
Services in February:
Sun 5th 11.00 am HC CW (Revd Eric Dore)
Sun 12th 11.00 am MP CW
Sun 19th 11.00 am MP CW
Sun 26th 11.00 am MP CW (Revd Eric Dore)
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
There is a vacancy on the allotments -
at a cost of £17.50pa
Anyone interested should contact:
The Parish Clerk -
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