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





Updated on 4 April

The Mulbarton and Stoke Holy Cross Ward will be contested on 2 May by the candidates named in this SNC document extract.

The Parish Council will be elected uncontested with the candidates named in this document.

Posted on 19 March

Local Parish and Ward elections are scheduled for 2 May 2019. See SNC web page for all the details about being a voter, voting and being a councillor.

You have to be registered as a voter if you want to vote – so do check.

If you want to be a councillor for the Ward or the Parish, you will need to follow the guidance provided according to the timetable set. Wreningham Parish Council has an allocation for 7 councillors.

NB. If you are an EU citizen living in the UK and you are voting in the next European Elections from 23 to 26 May 2019, you might need to check this information.



During March, when you next shop at Waitrose in Wymondham and receive a token for a good cause, keep an eye out for the Wreningham Heritage Group appearing as one of the three good causes.

WHG will be doing lots of work to capture the history of Wreningham and its people. Give them your support by giving your Waitrose tokens to them

Thank you.