Application ref: 2019/1583
Applicant: Miss Naomi Todd
Location: Land Adj To Wreningham Village Hall Mill Lane Wreningham Norfolk
Proposal: Extension to day room to form study and sitting room. Addition of concrete pad

Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line

Comments by 28 August 2019 to SNC
email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE



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/


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.


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


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