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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:    


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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

19th February at 7.30pm



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





For full details visit:


St. NICHOLAS CHURCH  (Click HERE for information.)

Services for February:

Sun 4th 11.00 am  HC CW (Rev’d. Peter Trendall)

Sun 11th 11.00 am  MP (Rev’d. Peter Trendall)

Sun 14st Henstead 7.00 pm Benefice Holy Communion for Ash Wednesday (Revd. Barry Slatter)

Sun 18th 11.00 am Family Service CW

Sun 25th 11.00 am MP CW (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 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





Social Tea Dance


Sunday 25th March 2018

2.00 pm - 5.30 pm

40’s SWING & 50’s R & B

DJ’ Include:



Tickets £5 which includes tea, coffee & cake




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 please contact

Richard on 07557 303114 or Wrentham 45’s

Face Book page

Some all day pitches available

Tickets £5 which includes tea, coffee & cake




Wrentham Village Hall


Sunday 15th April, 2018


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




10.30 - 12 noon

Click on poster

to enlarge


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

Refreshments & FILMS

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

on the last Saturday of each month

at 7.00pm for 7.30pm

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. 

Films for:

March  31st - Paddington 2

April 28th - The Kite Runner

May 26th - Darkest Hour

June 30th - Swallows and Amazons

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

    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 2-3-year-olds are being encouraged to take their child to have a simple nasal spray vaccination at their GP surgery, while carers are also advised not to put off their free flu jab.

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  or  for more information.

 Councillor Tony Goldson,

Cabinet member for Health and Chairman of the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Being Board.

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,


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