The 2016/17 audit has been concluded and the statement of accounts is published below. The Parish Council accounts are available for inspection at the address shown and between the hours of Tuesday 3-7 pm or Saturday 9 am to midday by prior arrangement with the clerk.
Reasonable offers invited for the Pool Table in Wreningham Village Hall. Buyer collects. Pictures below. Included are: a cover, balls, triangle, brush, chalk and a cue or two.
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Hughie and Tressie Glaves took on the task that I had had on my to do list for the past 4 years: make the benches in the Reading Room and the playing field presentable. Two coats of British Racing Green sorted out the bench in the Reading Room. A wash down with an industrial film remover made the playing field bench as good as new. Thank you to Hughie and Tressie for their work this morning (I only wish I had taken a before picture!)
The search is on for South Norfolk Council’s Community Pub of the Year. SNC advise that “Our pubs play a huge part in local life and these awards help to recognise the work they do within our community”.
Your vote should be made by 10 September 2017. See poster
A potentially life-saving public access defibrillator has been installed in the South Norfolk village of Wreningham, thanks to the parish council and the National Lottery.
The automated external defibrillator can play a vital role in saving people’s lives and works by detecting an irregular heart rhythm and then sending an electric shock to restore a normal one.
The £2,000 defibrillator, which is available to the public 24 hours a day, was paid for by a grant from the National Lottery and purchased off the Community Heartbeat Trust. It is now fixed to the wall of the village hall next to its car park, near the centre of the village.
Parish council chairman, Michael Hill, said: “Our thanks go to the Mulbarton First Responders Group and the National Lottery for helping us to follow through on our plan to secure a defibrillator for the village. It is positioned at the village hall as it is well located and the hall regularly hosts sizeable events including dancing, Zumba and private parties.
“We know that with a cardiac arrest, every minute is vital and the chances of survival go down by 7-10% with every minute’s delay in using a defibrillator.
“We have arranged life-saving training sessions for villagers already but the equipment is designed to be used by anyone.”
In the event of an emergency ring 999 and they will direct you to the nearest defibrillator and give you a code to access the box. The device will literally tell you what to do and will only give an electric shock if it is needed. It is perfectly safe for anyone to use, no training is needed.
Wreningham Village Hall is located on Mill Lane, NR16 1AN.
If you live near Wreningham and would like further information and to join the next training course, please email Michael at email@example.com
Pictured above is Michael Hill, right, with the defibrillator, and fellow villagers Hughie Glaves, left, and Chris Peachment.
From 24th July 2017 the Mobile Library will be stopping at the village hall
Every 4th Monday from 16:25 to 16:50
This is instead of the second stop in Top Row at the old post office.
The full schedule is here.
Some people reported seeing Anglian Water employees surveying the roads in and around Wreningham. A significant upgrade to the mains water system is being planned. I would expect that all those affected will receive notification from the organisations concerned. But, if you want to check the website roadworks.org shows the planned activity in the village for the next few months:
- 6-10 July, Church Road, UK Power Networks: delays possible
- 17-21 July, near Croft, Church Road, UK Power Networks: delays unlikely
- 16 October – 12 November, Ashwellthorpe Road (West from Wymondham Road junction to nr The Stables), Anglian Water: road closure
- 26-30th October, Hethel Road (Fir Cottage to Church Road junction), Anglian Water: road closure
- 26 September – 12 March 2018, Mill Lane (East from Village Hall to 41 Mill Lane): traffic control
- 13 November – 17 December, Church Road (Hethel Road junction to Norwich Road): road closure
- 4 December – 21 January 2018; B1113 (Top Row to Church Road), Anglian Water: traffic control
- 2 January 2018 – 22 January 2018, B1113 (South from Top Row to Carrick House), Anglian Water: traffic control
- 15 January 2018 – 18 February 2018, Top Row (Norwich Road to Stevens Lane), Anglian Water, road closure
Rev Suzanne Cooke said goodbye to the Upper Tas Valley Benefice in South Norfolk at All Saints in Wreningham on Sunday morning (July 2) at her final service before moving to begin a new ministry in Northumberland.
Suzanne is taking up the post of vicar of Doddington, Ilderton, Kirknewton and Wooler and will be licensed at Kirknewton on July 27. She is moving with husband Adrian and children Alice and Toby.
She was part-time priest-in-charge of six parishes, eight churches and four church schools, including Wreningham, in the Upper Tas Valley Benefice for just over four years.
Parishioners said goodbye at a party in Ashwellthorpe Village Hall on June 24 and a farewell service at All Saints Tacolneston on June 24. They presented Suzanne with money to buy her own set of vestments.
Her final act in Norfolk was to celebrate a Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion service in Wreningham on July 1 with a congregation of over 40.
She said: ”I have felt most at home here in Wreningham, partly thanks to lots of small acts of kindness.
”I am very proud of what we have achieved here, increasing the congregation for the BCP service from small beginnings of around 5 or 6 to 20 to 25.
”Jesus model of ministry is to go and then stay and love and then to move on. It can appear tough but we need to trust that Jesus knows what is best for us all. For me it is now time to take the message and move on.
”I am still fully committed to rural ministry and I will take all the things you have taught me into my new role – so thank you.”
While part of the Diocese of Norwich, Suzanne also helped to run a creative worship service called Soul Circus at Norwich Cathedral, led a chaplaincy team at the Royal Norfolk Show and was a regular columnist for Network Norfolk.