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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 - 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: www.wrenthamband.org)    





ABOUT WRENTHAM


WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL


To book Wrentham Village Hall or to obtain a key

for a booking please contact:

Angela Day - Tel: 01502  675262

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

Click here

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WRENTHAM VILLAGE HALL CINEMA

will be hosting evenings of refreshments

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

& FILMS

at 7.00pm 

on the last Saturday of every month (except December)

You can find out which films will be shown by sending an email to "whatson@wvhc.org.uk". when a reply email will automatically be sent to you.


For information on facilities for showing films click here

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WRENTHAM COMPUTER GROUP

in

The Meeting Room,

Wrentham Village Hall
Every Monday morning from 11.30am to 1.00pm

Click here for more details







EVENTS / MEETINGS

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‘VILLAGE LITTER PICK’


We are looking to have a village litter pick

on

25th March 9.30-12.30

Could  anyone willing to assist contact the Parish Clerk by email: frances.bullard@live.co.uk  

or phone: (07543555753).

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LADIES FASHION SHOW

&

POP UP SHOP

in

Wrentham Village Hall

on

Tuesday 4th April 2017

at 7.00 pm (show starts at 7.30pm)

at least 50% off ex High Street fashions

e.g.M&S, New Look,

Next, Wallis

Raising funds for Wrentham Village Hall Kitchen


For tickets, £6,

contact Nuala: 01502  675179

or Jackie at ‘Simply Sewing’, Wrentham.


Fabulous Raffle Prizes to be won on the night


NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR

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SOCIAL DANCE

in Wrentham Village Hall






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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




















Every

Monday

Morning

10.30 - 12 noon

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FIRST RESPONDERS

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

Email: angela@daydream.freeserve.co.uk


 More information on what  ‘First Responders’ do

Items of Interest

Click on item below to read:


 *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.


AROUND & ABOUT


HENSTEAD EXOTIC GARDEN


Address: Henstead Exotic Garden

Church Road, Henstead, Beccles, Suffolk

NR34 7LD


Mobile Number: 07715 876606

Email: andrew.hensteadexoticgarden@hotmail.co.uk


Website:  www.hensteadexoticgarden.co.uk




EMERGENCY CONTACTS


  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

  Email: rob@badgerbuilding.co.uk


‘AVIAN FLU’


Please share this information with all your friends, family and neighbours, especially those that you know keep poultry or captive birds.

You may have already seen information in the press that the Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe.

This now requires keepers of poultry and other captive birds across England to keep their birds indoors, or take appropriate steps to keep them separate from wild birds. 

Information on the new measures can be found here: Poultry keepers are advised to be vigilant for any signs of disease in their birds and any wild birds, and seek prompt advice from their vet if they have any concerns.

Any person in charge of poultry (such as chickens, hens, turkeys, etc) and captive birds must take all appropriate and practicable steps to ensure that:

a) poultry are housed or otherwise kept separate from wild birds;

b) other captive birds are kept separate from wild birds;

c) poultry and other captive birds are provided with feed and water which is not accessible to wild birds.

d) any person who comes into contact with poultry and other captive birds must take all reasonable precautions to avoid the transfer of contamination between premises, including cleansing and disinfection of equipment, vehicles and footwear;

e) there are reductions to the movement of people, vehicles or equipment to and from areas where poultry or captive birds are kept to minimise contamination from manure, slurry and other products;

f) vermin control programmes are implemented effectively, including preventing the entry of wild birds, around buildings where poultry or captive birds are kept;

g) housing and equipment is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at the end of a production cycle;

h) disinfectant at the right concentration is kept at all points where people should use it, such as farm entrances and before entering poultry housing or enclosures.

Further bio-security advice can be found here.

The following guidance is also available:

How to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it, measures to prevent it, and the Prevention Zone –

www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

Biosecurity and preventing disease in captive birds within a Prevention Zone -  

www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#biosecurity

·Clinical signs that poultry keepers should look -

www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#about-avian-influenza

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PARISH INFORMATION


***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 -

 email:  frances.bullard@live.co.uk    

or phone: 07543555753

Many thanks for your continued support – Wrentham Parish Council

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THE NEW LOCAL PLAN

The NEW LOCAL PLAN can be viewed at www.waveney.gov.uk/newlocalplan

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PARISH COUNCIL INFORMATION


The next Parish Council Meeting is on

Monday 20th March 2017 at 7.30pm

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WRENTHAM COMMUNITY FORUM

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THE GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION SCHEME

The payment for green waste collection is now due for renewal

For full details visit:  www.waveney.gov.uk/gardenwaste

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St. NICHOLAS CHURCH  (Click HERE for information.)


Services in March:

Sun 5th  11.00 am  HC CW  (Revd. Peter Trendall)

Sun 12th   11.00 am MP CW

Sun 19th 11.00 am MP CW  

Sun 26th 11.00 am MP CW (Revd. Peter Trendall)


WRENTHAM CHAPEL (click HERE for information)

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THE OUTREACH POST OFFICE

 

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

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COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH

If you would be interested in Coordinating or volunteering please contact the Parish Clerk on 07543919868

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For Travel Information  

(Bus Timetables,  Bus Passes, Park & Ride,  

Tickets & Fares etc)

go to www.Suffolkonboard.com


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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,

email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk  

or visit the

website: suffolklibraries.co.uk/community-services/mobile-libraries.


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ALLOTMENT Available

There is a vacancy on the allotments - it's a half plot

at a cost of  £17.50pa

Anyone interested should contact:

The Parish Clerk - Mrs Frances Bullard

email:  frances.bullard@live.co.uk

Telephone: 07543919868


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