About Michael Hill

Wreningham Parish Council Chair

We are looking for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to support our Parish Councillors. This is a varied and interesting role within a flexible working opportunity. You will be based at home and support the bi-monthly meetings at Wreningham Village Hall, held the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, November plus the Annual Parish meeting in May. We hope to make the appointment in time for the November 2019 meeting.

Key duties include:

  • Organising, attending and reporting to meetings
  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Supporting Councillors in their Parish Council duties
  • Dealing with Parish Council business including South Norfolk Council Planning applications
  • Ensuring the website & village noticeboards carry current and relevant information
  • Liaising with local organisations and external bodies
  • Managing the Parish Council’s finances / financial record keeping, including the annual audit

You will have good organisational and communications skills, a facility with use of IT in support of Council business, self-motivated, able to work independently and to plan and manage your workload.

Previous relevant experience would be an advantage. Support will be provided and the appointee will be encouraged to take advantage of training to improve their knowledge and skills. NJC Pay Scales will apply depending on experience and qualifications between LC1 SCP 7 – 10 (£10.16 – £10.79). You will expect to allocate an average of 4.2 hours a week to your role.

Application by email to be with the Chairman by 10th September.

Please contact the current Clerk, Anne Rayner on clerk.WPC@gmail.com or Michael Hill (Chair) on wrendriff@gmail.com for further details or to meet and discuss the post.


A revision (2019/1504) to an earlier revision (2019/0353) of the original planning application (2018/2301) has been received by South Norfolk Council.

Location: Land North Of Wymondham Road, Wreningham
Applicant: Orchard Homes
Proposal: 3 dwellings with associated garaging, access drive and amenity.
Application Type: Full

Application 2019/1504 proposes extending the garage block to three for the middle house (plot 2).

Comments, including the reference number, to SNC by 15 August 2019
email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE


Highway works are due to commence on Monday 29 July 2019 on Church Road for a duration of three weeks, West of Hethel Road to the public footpath. The works are to install kerbing to a section of the trod path continuing from work started last year. There will be some drainage installation work and repairs to the trod path carried out at the same time.

The road will be closed to traffic until work is complete. However pedestrian access will be maintained. There is a diversion for drivers: a signed diversion route along Church Road, B1113 Norwich Road, C594 Wymondham Road, Gravel Pit Lane and Ashwellthorpe Road will be in place. The diversion route is mapped here.

This work is being carried out during the school holidays to minimise disruption.

The County Council thanks people for their patience whilst this work is carried out.

The work which will cost £21000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

For Further Information: Robert West, Highway Engineer, 0344 800 8020.

Up-to-date information about roadworks in Norfolk is available on the County Council website at www.norfolk.gov.uk/roadworks


Adrian Nicholas,  Specialist Technical Advisor at SNC (01508 533722; anicholas@s-norfolk.gov.uk ) has written of contact with Group Lotus and discussions about their Hethel track use and related noise/inconvenience to neighbours.

When we posted about this in February 2019, we had hoped to hear that Group Lotus were reinstating their periodic email updates sent to residents living near their site. These would provide information about the company’s activities, including planned use of the Hethel test track.  We have heard nothing about this, but have received a copy of their 2019 calendar for track use – see here

However residents have heard noise from cars on the Hethel track. Some find this untenable. If this is you, then please let Adrian Nicholas know. Write to him at anicholas@s-norfolk.gov.uk providing details of your complaint.


Reference: 2019/1287
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Aaron Kelly
Location: Oak House  Wymondham Road Wreningham NR16 1AT
Proposal: Rear extension

Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line

Please make your comments, quoting the reference 2019/1287, to South Norfolk by 15 July 2019.

email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE


Found you!

Summer’s a great time to be out and about, going to festivals and exploring the countryside. Unfortunately, your location can be difficult to describe sufficiently in an emergency – 999 call handlers have to deal with directions like “I can see a farm in the distance…” or “There’s a big white tent nearby”. When every second counts, being able to describe where help is needed is crucial.

This week, emergency services across the UK are joining forces to raise awareness of what3words in their local communities. The message is simple: this Summer, prepare to help the emergency services find you:

  • download the free what3words app
  • find your 3 word address, just in case.

You can see an example on our own website, here and click on the red square.


Formerly South Norfolk Older People’s Forum

New members always welcome

Next meeting on Wednesday 10th July 2019 at 1pm until 3pm

With coffee on arrival

At Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, NR9 3JJ

Topics to include :

  • Information on SCAMS and local policing,
  • Updates on Services provided by Age UK Norfolk,
  • The role and responsibilities of the ‘Settle in Service’ volunteers,
  • Wiltshire Farm Foods providing information on Nutrition,
  • ‘Driving Miss Daisy’, local transport services,
  • Hethersett Library Services.

Time will be allowed for the usual question and answer session after each talk.

If you find it difficult to get to the meeting, free transport could be available from where you live. If required please call Malcolm Court on 01508 570461 by 5pm on 1st July 2019


Wrenfest is fast approaching and we are hoping to see you all there for a fun filled day. We are now starting to get the last things together and we are looking for help. Could you help in one of the following ways:

  • Provide a gazebo for us to use for our stalls?
  • Help with set up or give an hour of your time to be on a stall for the day?
  • Bake a cake?
  • Be a parking attendant?
  • Give up a space on your driveway for the day for helpers so they don’t take up valuable spaces in the car park?
  • Could you sell raffle tickets in advance?

If you can help in anyway then do please get in touch either via e-mail wrenfest@outlook.com mob: 07736 474591 or drop into the school and let them know.

The day is set to be a great event, food, licensed bar, live music, stalls, entertainment and a great raffle! If you are on Facebook please do join the event Wrenfest where there will be weekly updates of what will be happening on the day.

Also if you have a business and would like to advertise in our programme which will be distributed to surrounding areas do please get in touch.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Jo Lattimore

Friends of Wreningham School