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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 -
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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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
***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
15th January at 7.30pm
WRENTHAM COMMUNITY FORUM
THE GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION SCHEME
For full details visit: www.waveney.gov.uk/gardenwaste
St. NICHOLAS CHURCH (Click HERE for information.)
Services for January:
Sun 7th 11.00 am HC (Rev’d. Barrie Slatter)
Sun 14th 11.00 am Confirmation Service with the Bishop of Dunwich. All welcome. (This is a Benefice Service)
Sun 21st 11.00 am Family Service (Rev’d. Peter Trendall)
Sun 28th 11.00 am MP (Rev’d. Peter Trendall )
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.
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 07543555753
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
EVENTS / MEETINGS
ANTIQUE & COLLECTOR’S FAIR
Wrentham Village Hall
Sunday 14th January, 2018
Wrentham Village Hall
Sunday 28th January, 2018
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
Click on poster
WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL
To book Wrentham Village Hall or to obtain a key
for a booking please contact:
Angela Day -
or email: email@example.com
For information on ‘What’s On’ in the Village Hall
hosts evenings of
Refreshments & FILMS
(includes a glass of wine, beer, lager or tea/coffee)
once a month
at 7.00pm for 7.30pm
The film on 27th January is ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
The film on 24th February is ‘DUNKIRK’ -
The 2017 blockbuster starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles and Cillian Murphy amongst many others.
For information on facilities for showing films click here
Starting again soon
WRENTHAM COMPUTER GROUP
The Meeting Room,
Wrentham Village Hall
Every Monday morning from 11.30am to 1.00pm
Please find below the latest newsletter and some crime prevention
posters / advice in relation to theft of power tools
(Click on picture to see poster)
On behalf of Councillor Tony Goldson
Don’t put off your flu vaccination
Many of you will have seen in the news lately how ‘Aussie flu’ is making its way to the UK. It is even more important therefore that we are as best protected against flu as we can be by getting a flu vaccination.
‘Aussie Flu‘ or ‘Flu A H3N2’ is one of a mix of flu strains which we are seeing circulating in England at the moment
We see this subtype in many flu seasons and it circulated last winter in the UK and then subsequently in Australia.
The circulating strains of A H3N2 so far match those in the current flu vaccines meaning they are still the best defence we have against the virus.
People with long term health conditions such as diabetes, heart, kidney or liver disease are eligible for a free vaccination, as are pregnant women and those over 65.
Parents of 2-
Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications, especially among some of the most vulnerable groups. Public Health England’s Chief Medical Officer has warned flu and the complications associated with it cause, on average, 8,000 deaths a year.
Children from reception class to year four will receive their nasal spray vaccination at school as part of the national vaccination programme and those aged two and three years old can have the spray vaccination from their GP.
It’s often all too easy to put off the vaccination due to other commitments, or thinking it won’t work. However, flu is a nasty illness that can leave its sufferers out of action for some time, and can even cause death. The vaccination offers effective protection against this illness.
Our take up rates for vaccination this year have been lower than some other areas of the country, and it is not too late to be vaccinated. It is therefore crucial that we get this message out and make sure people don’t delay it any longer and book themselves in for their vaccination.
People should contact their GP, pharmacist or midwife to the get the flu jab.
Visit www.nhs.uk/staywell or www.healthysuffolk.org.uk for more information.
Councillor Tony Goldson,
Cabinet member for Health and Chairman of the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Being Board.
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