We have received notification that the bus services in Norfolk will have significant changes. The note is attached here – those which mention Mulbarton are in green lettering, whereas mention of Wreningham is in one entry in blue ink.

It is not clear whether these are temporary arrangements or more permanent. Please contact the names given in the note if you need more information.


The Norfolk Library Service is inviting everyone to write a poem about the Mobile Library, in any capacity – a fantasy journey, a memory of the library, a recent visit to the library – the choice is the authors. Closing date is 21st December.

Poems can be given to drivers or emailed to central.mobiles.lib@norfolk.gov.uk

The Mobile Library Team will pick their favourites and the authors will have the chance to be filmed, if suitable, reading their poems on the Mobile Library for a Digital Anthology which will be shown on our internal screens in the New Year. We have 2 guest judges: Hayley Scott, author of Jar Baby and the Teacup series, and Elly Griffiths, author of the Ruth Galloway series, who will be around when we film for the Digital Anthology to meet the winners.

For more information please contact Rebecca Bradshaw, Audience Development Coordinator – Mobile Library, Norfolk Libraries and Information Service

Tel: 01603222267 |rebecca.bradshaw3@norfolk.gov.uk

Room 045, County Hall, Martineau Lane NR1 2UA




Some say this noticeboard has been long overdue for Penny Green. Thanks to Hughie Glaves and John Knight for installing it on a thankfully dry day.

John & Hughie – just about finished.

This project was paid for as a community benefit from the Parish Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) money.

If you have a notice for this board then please contact the parish clerk.


Defibrillator, Village Hall

Our defibrillator was commissioned in March 2017. At the time the Parish Council organised training in CPR and the use of the Defibrillator. So far it has not been needed, which is good. But, if ever it was needed it would be a shame for you not to know where it is, how to use it and potentially save a life.

We are planning another training session or two with the help of the Mulbarton First Responders. If you are interested, whether to refresh your knowledge or to learn about this for the first time, please contact the Parish Council Clerk via email – clerk.wpc@gmail.com

This what the British Heart Foundation has to say about defibrillators.


Great recycling news for Wreningham as thanks to resident Val Keel there is now a drop off point for (normally) impossible to recycle plastic – particularly pet food packaging, baby food packaging, biscuit wrappers and crisp/snack packets.

The recycling costs are being met by manufacturers so there is no cost to users. The scheme is operated by TerraCycle which awards points for items sent to them; these are converted into money which is then donated to a nominated charity. In this case, that is PACT Animal Shelter. The more items collected, the more funding PACT will receive. Recycling

The items collected are: pet food packaging from cat or dog food or treats; biscuits, crackers and cake bar packaging; crisps and other snack packets; baby food pouches and snacks. Please make sure everything is clean and dry, especially the pet food pouches.

“I’m happy to take other types of printed packaging too such as coffee bags, sauce sachets, chocolate bags (basically anything with a silver lining) so if you want to include it, I’ll check whether I can do anything with it,” says Val.

“In addition, I’m happy to take any stretchy plastic/polythene such as bubble wrap, magazine mailers, bread bags, toilet roll outers, carrier bags and mailing bags – just cut off any paper labels first. You probably realise these items can go in supermarket carrier bag bins so you can take them there yourselves but if it’s easier to drop them off with everything else, I’ll do it.

“The thing you have to be careful about is that the plastic needs to have stretch in it. If it is noisy when crinkled and doesn’t stretch, it can’t be recycled, don’t pass it on to me, please put it in your normal waste bin.

“Just drop off the items (clean and dry) in the bin at Atherstone House, Wymondham Rd, Wreningham (24/7) and I will do the rest. Please spread the word; talk to friends, family, neighbours, people at work, school, church or groups you might be a part of and let them know I will take their items and pass them on so they don’t add to landfill or worse, the rivers, lakes or seas.

“If in doubt as to whether an item is acceptable, put it in the bin anyway, I’ll sort it out. If you have any questions, feel free to knock on my door or call 01508 488231,” says Val.

Don’t forget, Wreningham School also collects stationery items under a different TerraCycle scheme.

https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/


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.


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