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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 - 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

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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


To donate towards the new defibrillator contact Angela Day -

9 Priory Road, Wrentham, Beccles, Suffolk.NR34 7LR

Tel: 01502 675262

Email: angeladaydream@outlook.com


 More information on what  ‘First Responders’ do

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.

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


PARISH INFORMATION

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PARISH COUNCIL

The  next Parish Council Meeting  

in Wrentham Village Hall

is on Monday 15th October at  7.30 pm  

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*** VILLAGE LITTER PICK ***

The Parish Council are holding a litter pick

on

Saturday 27th October 2018

 9.30am -12noon.

Equipment will be provided.

If you are able to help please contact

The Parish Clerk -  email: frances.bullard@live.co.uk     

Tel: 07543555753


Many thanks for your continued support – Wrentham Parish Council

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HELP NEEDED!!

Wrentham Parish Council are looking for a local handyman who would be willing to undertake small jobs around the village.

If this is you, or you know anyone who could help, please contact: The Clerk - Frances Bullard:

email:  frances.bullard@live.co.uk

or Telephone: 07543555753

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WRENTHAM & COVEHITHE PARISH CHARITY

This charity offers financial aid to anyone

living in Wrentham and Covehithe or closely

associated with the parishes, who has a

money problem that they, their family

friends or social security can't help with.


There are 6 trustees beyond which

everything is confidential.


If you require help please ring


Nigel Drane  01502675623

Mike Day  01502675262

David Fletcher 01502675566

(See poster)

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***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 -

 email:  frances.bullard@live.co.uk    

or phone: 07543555753

Many thanks for your continued support – Wrentham Parish Council

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THE NEW LOCAL PLAN

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

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WRENTHAM COMMUNITY FORUM


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

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THE GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION SCHEME

 

It is time to renew your annual charge

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

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St. NICHOLAS CHURCH  (Click HERE for information.)


Services for October:

Sun 7th 11.00 am  HC CW (the Archdeacon of Suffolk)

Sun 14th 11.00 am  MP  CW  (Rev’d Eric Dore’)

Sun 21st 11.00 am Family Service CW

Sun 28th 11.00am MP

 

  WRENTHAM CHAPEL (click HERE for information)


Services at the Chapel (U.R.C.) are normally held on the first and fourth Sundays of each month at 3.00 pm. All welcome.

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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 07543555753

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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  


For local times see:

Website: /www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/mobiles-home





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 FARM & MAIZE MAZE


Address::  Hundred River Farm,

                  Valley Farm,

                  Sotterley,

                  Suffolk

Tel: :  01502 476240

Website: hundredriverfarm.wordpress.com



WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL


To book Wrentham Village Hall or to obtain a key

for a booking please contact:

Angela Day - Tel: 01502  675262

or email: angeladaydream@outlook.com

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

Click here

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WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL CINEMA


hosts evenings of

 FILMS & Refreshments

on the last Saturday of each month

 at 7.00pm  for 7.30pm


Tickets £4.50 at the door


Films:












 For information on facilities for showing films click here












June 30th   Darkest Hour

July 28th   The Greatest Showman

Aug.25th    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (Cert15)

Sept.29th   The Post  (Cert.12A)

Oct.27th     Finding Your Feet. (Cert.12A)

Nov.24th  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Cert 12A)


CRIME PREVENTION

Please find below the latest newsletter and some crime prevention

posters / advice in relation to theft of power tools

- supplied by Suffolk Constabulary.


(Click on picture to see poster)



ToolTheftsA4Poster.pdf van leaflet.pdf Power tools.pdf Halesworth SNT newsletter Dec 2017.pdf


EVENTS / MEETINGS

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A  CRAFT FAIR

will be held

in

Wrentham Village Hall

on

Sunday  4th November, 2018

10.00am - 3.00pm


Craft Stalls & Refreshments

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                         Remembrance Sunday


                              4.00 pm on November 11th

                        at

                              St. Nicholas Church, Wrentham


Wrentham Band will be playing

‘a selection of nostalgic music through the wars’.

     

The craft club have been very busy knitting thousands of poppies which the church will be decorated with for the afternoon.

After the performance there will be refreshments

on offer.

A collection will be made  for Help The Heroes

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Social

TEA DANCE

in

Wrentham Village Hall

On

Sunday 11th November 2018

2.00 pm - 5.30 pm

40’s SWING & 50’s R&B

DJ’s Include:

3 BITS OF RHYTHM. VINTAGE ROB

& LADY ANGELA

Tickets £6 which includes tea, coffee & cake

AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR ONLY

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www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk

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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

Click on poster

to enlarge


Wrentham Village Hall, London Road,

Wrentham, Beccles NR34 7HJ

Every Wednesday Starting 26th

September

11.30am - 1pm

Call to book on FREE now