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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 a very interesting church at  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. With a core of old Wrentham families plus many new residents it still has a real sense of community.  

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:


Wrentham, Suffolk enjoys connections with  Wrentham Massachusetts. In 2023 Wrentham Massachusetts celebrates its 350th anniversary.  While it is not quite as old as Wrentham  in England, the inhabitants are still proud of the milestone and are planning several activities throughout the year.  More information is available at


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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  

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


Garden Waste Collection Scheme

for details visit




The Outreach P.O. is open in Wrentham Stores on:

                                          Tuesdays 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Wednesdays 9.00 am - 12.00 noon

Thursdays  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 07543555753


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,


For local times see:

Website: /


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



OPEN HOURS (Until March 30th 2024)

Monday to Friday Open from 7.00am to 5.00pm daily

Saturdays Open from 7.30am closing at  4.00pm

Sundays Open from 8.00am closing at 12.00 noon


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


 More information on what  ‘First Responders’ do


Address: Henstead Exotic Garden

Church Road, Henstead, Beccles, Suffolk

NR34 7LD

Mobile Number: 07715 876606





Address::  Hundred River Farm,

                  Valley Farm,



Tel: :  01502 476240








Historic Wrentham Chapel is on Chapel Road NR34 7LT.

(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.



On the 1st Monday of each month

Jackie will be doing clothing alterations

at Time 4 Tea

 Donations to Time4Tea charity.





10.30 - 12 noon

Click on poster to enlarge


Royal British Legion

The Wrentham branch of The Royal British Legion now has its own website.



Public House   

Local residents, Robert and Tyler Harber have taken over the

Horse and Groom. They have carried out a total refurbishment of

    the premises

To Book a meal call on 01502675279 / 07392119023

For latest information visit their Facebook page:




Why not join

Wrentham Bowls Club, Wrentham Tennis Club or Wrentham & Mutford Football Club

click here for  Information


London Road, NR34 7HJ


 Email Stephen on:

For availability

(See booking information )

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

Click here

The redecoration of the main hall has been completed.

(See news)



hosts evenings of

 FILMS & Refreshments

on the last Saturday of each month

 Tickets £5.00 AT THE DOOR

Doors open 6.45pm  Film starts 7.30pm

July 27th - Grey Matter

August 31st -The Holdovers

September 28th = Bob Marley: ONE LOVE



Singing for fun is now on Thursday mornings


For Parents & Pre School


Click on pictures

IJAB School Of Performing Arts

IJAB school of performing arts provides high quality dance and performing arts classes for students aged 2 years to adults in a friendly and encouraging environment.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves through performing arts

Classes at Wrentham Village hall

Classes we offer: Ballet, Tap, Street dance, Musical Theatre Contemporary. Modern, Jazz, Freestyle, Commercial.

Special Education needs classes

Private singing or dance sessions

Please contact us for more information: 07394985137


Find us on Facebook

and Instagram @IJABschoolofperfomringarts

(See poster)

Voluntary Help Centre

Registered Charity No. 1164155

The Voluntary Help Centre in Southwold provide a community car service for people living in Southwold, Reydon and surrounding villages, including Wrentham.  The community car service prioritises getting people to medical appointments such as at the hospital, doctors, dentists etc, however if we have drivers available we can also accommodate other trips such as hair appointments, shopping etc. 


We are currently looking for volunteer drivers in all areas. In particular, volunteers are needed in Walberswick, Blythburgh, Wangford and Wrentham, to help meet journey requests from those villages.

So why not join the VHC and be a volunteer before you need a volunteer?

Volunteer drivers receive 45p per mile per journey undertaken.

Come and talk to us at the Stella Peskett Millennium Hall and see how you can help, or phone us on (01502) 724549


  Power Failure  105

  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


Have your say … Bonsey Gardens Play Park

East Suffolk Council have committed to make improvements to play

areas across the District … one of these is the Bonsey Gardens Play


It is vital that, as residents & users of the play area, you have your say

to shape what happens to your play park.

More details can be found on the ESC website:

<< the survey closes on 1 st March 2024 >>


"Did you know Suffolk County Council are cutting their ENTIRE arts budget? Every person in Suffolk deserves access to the arts and for a tiny fraction of their budget the council can make this happen. Can you sign and share the petition to oppose these cuts?

Items of Interest

    1  The floods in 1993

    2 Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

     3   The Restoration of the War Memorial


     4  The Olympic Torch in Wrentham

     5  A celebration of 42 years service by Geoffrey & Stanton Sallows

     6  The Chipperfield family have presented a bench to the village.





We are working with East Suffolk Council as part of the S106 agreement to offer First Homes to first time buyers who have lived in Wrentham for a minimum of 5 years (there are other eligibility criteria that must be met which we will be very happy to discuss with anyone who feels they might be interested in purchasing a plot using the First Homes scheme).


We are very keen to ensure that the residents of Wrentham are aware of this scheme and the benefits it affords first time buyers who do not wish to move away from the village they may have grown up in.                            Claire Richards, Sales Manager

For information:  Jubilee Park


ORWELL HOUSING are taking handover on behalf of East Suffolk Council of some lovely new affordable housing at Jubilee Park, Wrentham.

There will be 3 x two bedroom houses guide prices £117,500 - £122,500 for a 50% share.

Shared ownership is a great way to get on the property ladder

Filmed in and around

Lowestoft & Southwold

A curmudgeonly instructor at a New England prep school remains on campus during Christmas break to babysit a handful of students with nowhere to go. He soon forms an unlikely bond with a brainy but damaged troublemaker, and with the school's head cook, a woman who just lost a son in the Vietnam War.

The story of how reggae icon Bob Marley overcame adversity, and the journey behind his revolutionary music.