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


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

Items of Interest

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    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.


  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





The  next Parish Council Meeting is on

Monday 21st May at  7.30 pm and is the AGM  



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:


or Telephone: 07543555753



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)



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



The NEW LOCAL PLAN can be viewed at






It is time to renew your annual charge

For full details visit:


St. NICHOLAS CHURCH  (Click HERE for information.)

Services for May:

Sun 6th 11.00 am  HC (Rev’d. Peter Trendall)

Sun 13th 11.00 am  MP  (Rev’d. Barie Slater)

Sun 20h 11.00 am Family Communion (Rev’d. Barrie Slater)

 Sun 27th 11.00 am MP  (Rev’d Barrie Slater)


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 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 07543555753


For Travel Information  

(Bus Timetables,  Bus Passes, Park & Ride,  

Tickets & Fares etc)

go to





Charity Vintage day


Sunday 3rd June 2018

 Vintage Stall: 10.00am - 1.00pm

Social Tea Dance: 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Classic Cars & Vehicles

All Day Barbecue

DJ’ Include:



If you require a stall pleas contact

Richard on 07557 303114 or Wrentham 45’s

Face Book page

Some all day pitches available

Tickets £5 which includes tea, coffee & cake


‘Celebration in Creativity


A popular Exhibition of Local Art & Crafts


St. Nicholas Church

Preview Evening Friday 22nd. July

with Church  Open on

Saturday 23rd & 24th July

Further details from

Alison Tel: 01502 675610



will be held


Wrentham Village Hall


Sunday 8th July, 2018

& on

Sunday 23rd Sept, 2018

Free Admission

Vintage Cafe

8.30 am - 3.30 pm

Stall Enquiries: 07919 022352  



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


To book Wrentham Village Hall or to obtain a key

for a booking please contact:

Angela Day - Tel: 01502  675262

or email:

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

Click here



hosts evenings of

 FILMS & Refreshments

on the last Saturday of each month

this includes a glass of wine, beer, lager or tea/coffee

(for a donation of £4.50)


at 7.00pm  for 7.30pm


April 28th - The Kite Runner

May 26th - Swallows and Amazons

June 30th - Darkest Hour

July 28th - The Greatest Showman


See:  ‘Commissionaires’

 For information on facilities for showing films click here


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


(Monday 19 February 2018)

Fire fighters get on their bikes for charity

Six fire fighters from Wrentham Fire Station near Southwold in Suffolk will be embarking on a five day charity cycle ride later this year, travelling almost 400 miles across the country.

Beginning on Monday 18 June, fire fighters Aaron English, Steve Howard, Richard Lark, Shane Sillett, James Supple and Richard Supple will cycle from Llangefni in Wales and arrive at South Lowestoft Fire Station on Friday 22 June.

Named the ‘Wrentham Fire Ride’, the Wrentham crew will cycle 381 miles from the west of the country to the UK’s most easterly town of Lowestoft in order to raise money and awareness for two important charities; The Fire Fighters Charity and Mind.

James Supple, Crew Commander at Wrentham Station said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, other fire stations across the UK who will be providing assistance and to our sponsors without whom the ride would not be possible. We hope to raise £2,000 for our charities and we are extremely grateful to anyone who is able to donate even a small amount.”

On the final day of the challenge, Friday 22 June, the crew will visit the Suffolk County Council offices at Endeavour House in Ipswich to meet Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service colleagues, before cycling the remaining distance to Lowestoft.

The Wrentham Fire Ride is sponsored by Pedal Power, Morrisons Beccles, Kingsley Healthcare, Southwold Golf Club and Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Ltd. Any organisations wishing to offer support to the challenge are asked to contact

To donate to the Fire Ride, or to find out more, please visit

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: /


There will be a

Historical Exhibition


‘Benacre & Covehithe’


Benacre Church

27th - 29th July

Very few of the items that will be on display have been on show before, so why not take the opportunity to go along and visit this rarely opened church




10.30 - 12 noon

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