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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 (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, 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 www.wrentham350.com.
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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 -
or phone: 07543555753
Many thanks for your continued support – Wrentham Parish Council
Garden Waste Collection Scheme
THE OUTREACH POST OFFICE
The Outreach P.O. is open in Wrentham Stores on:
Tuesdays 10.00 am -
Wednesdays 9.00 am -
Thursdays 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,
For local times see:
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)
Monday to Friday Open from 7.00am to 6.00pm daily
Saturdays Open from 7.30am closing at 4.00pm
Sundays Open from 8.00am closing at 1.00pm
The shop will be closed on Dec. 25th & 26th, & Jan.1st
During the last week in December the shop will be open reduced hoursonly.
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
HENSTEAD EXOTIC GARDEN
Address: Henstead Exotic Garden
Church Road, Henstead, Beccles, Suffolk
Mobile Number: 07715 876606
HUNDRED RIVER FARM & MAIZE MAZE
Address:: Hundred River Farm,
Tel: : 01502 476240
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
SERVICES IN DECEMBER
(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.
Historic Wrentham Chapel is on Chapel Road NR34 7LT.
TIME 4 TEA
On the 1st Monday of each month
Jackie will be doing clothing alterations
at Time 4 Tea
Donations to Time4Tea charity.
Click on poster to enlarge
NEWS and EVENTS
Royal British Legion
The Wrentham branch of The Royal British Legion now has its own website.
THE HORSE AND GROOM
Local residents, Robert and Tyler Harber have taken over the
Horse and Groom. They have carried out a total refurbishment of
To Book a meal call on 01502675279 / 07392119023
For latest information visit their Facebook page:
ONELIFE SUFFOLK COMMUNITY CLUBS
running healthy lifestyle programmes aimed at children and families
THE NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
in CHAPEL ROAD
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
Items of Interest
WRENTHAM SPORTS FACILITIES
Why not join
Wrentham Bowls Club, Wrentham Tennis Club or Wrentham & Mutford Football Club
click here for Information
The football club has had a very successful season
WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL
London Road, NR34 7HJ
*TO BOOK THE VILLAGE HALL*
Email Stephen on: firstname.lastname@example.org
(See booking information )
For information on ‘What’s On’ in the Village Hall
The redecoration of the main hall has been completed.
Paintings by Celia
see her on Facebook:
For more information email ;
Roll away the winter blues!
Starting on Tuesday January 9th. 2024
(Continuing every Tuesday until April 23rd. )
From 10.00am until 12 noon
in Wrentham Village Hall.
For further details
please contact Fiona Anderson
by email: email@example.com
phone: 01502 675560
WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL CINEMA
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
Films for 2024
Jan 27th -
24th February -
30th March -
SINGING FOR FUN
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
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
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