The Ashwren Players drama group was formed in the early 1970s and had a long history of performing plays, reviews and pantomimes in Wreningham village hall. Ashwren Players grew in 2007 when the Mulbarton Players disbanded and many of their members joined us. Indeed, over the years many people from the locality have been involved in supporting the group and its performances.

Unfortunately, Ashwren Players decided to call it a day and all the props, costumes, and funds have been distributed.

As a final “farewell”, we are inviting everybody who had ever been involved or helped to attend a “curtain closing” event on Sunday 1st March at Wreningham village hall from 7 pm to 10 pm. There will be a buffet, informal entertainment and a licensed bar.

Please pass this invitation to anyone you know who played any part in the life and times of Ashwren Players.

To help us plan this event, let Val Keel know if you (or anybody you contact) is hoping to be there on 01508 488231 or val@valkeel.co.uk


An updated welcome booklet for new residents to Wreningham has been published online, providing useful information and a warm welcome to village life.

Written by parish councillor Keith Morris, the updated Welcome Pack contains information about village history, local government, faith, village hall, regular events, clubs and societies, facilities, education, media, public transport, health and useful contacts.

If you spot anything which is incorrect, or anything you think should be added, please email keith.morris@networknorwich.co.uk

Download  the booklet by clicking here

The packs are delivered to new village residents but are also available to existing residents. If you are new to Wreningham and have not received one, please contact council chairman, Michael Hill at wrendriff@gmail.com


Reference: 2020/0129
Applicant: Mrs Kay Goldsmith
Location: Ivy Cottage, Ashwellthorpe Road, Wreningham, Norfolk NR16 1AW
Proposal: Two storey side extension
Application Type: Householder

Please return comments by 18 February 2020 to SNC:

on-line: via Comment tab here
email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE


For those needing to travel between Wreningham and Stansted Airport an existing option is about to become a lot more viable.  From the 15th December, many of the Norwich to Cambridge train services are being extended to Stansted Airport. See here and here.

The journey time between Wymondham Station and Stansted will be approximately 1¾ hours.  That will take you right alongside the terminal building.  If you’d been planning to drive, park in the airport’s Long Term of Mid Stay car parks, taking the bus link to the terminal, you’ll find the overall journey time between Wymondham and the inside of the airport terminal to be almost the same by train.

Of course, life isn’t perfect.  The through trains between Norwich and Stansted won’t be operating in the early mornings or in the evenings (that will require a change) but, otherwise, it’s a very regular service.  You can check the train times here, (put in dates after 15th December to see the new services and times).

Of course, with the introduction of the new Greater Anglia fleet – already operating on the route to Cambridge, the train is a great improvement, too.

Thanks to David Kirk for finding this for us.


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.