Application: 2017/2831
Applicant: Mr Chris Todd
Location: Land Adj To Wreningham Village Hall, Mill Lane, Wreningham
Proposal: Change of use to paddock and erection of stable (revised)

If you have any comments please contact SNC, referring to the application 2017/2831, by 9 January 2018:
post: South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE

This is early warning of a talk by the Archaeologist, John Newman, who worked on the 2014 dig at the Bird in Hand.

The talk will be held in the Village Hall on 16th February 2018 at 8pm. Mr Newman will talk about the finds from the Bird in Hand and also discuss potential for further finds from the planned Summer dig in the village. Meeting information on the Summer 2018 Dig.

This is a village project and all are encouraged to find out how they may make discoveries in their own gardens under the supervision of trained professionals. Steve Hickling will host the meeting and be ready to answer your questions.


Many Ashwellthorpe Road residents will be well aware that their telephone and broadband service has been curtailed courtesy of the severing of the telephone lines by Anglian Water’s contractors. A swarm of OpenReach and BT vans have delivered personnel to reconnect the cable ends and restore the lost service.

Whilst this progresses, OpenReach invite you to let them know if your service has degraded or completely lost. Contact details are on the BT webpages.

Don’t forget that in the interim the Village Hall has a high-speed service which you can use. You don’t have to enter the Hall, just pick up one of three sets of signals (all the names start with “TP-Link”) and log into the broadband.

Some people reported seeing Anglian Water employees surveying the roads in and around Wreningham. A significant upgrade to the mains water system is being planned. I would expect that all those affected will receive notification from the organisations concerned. But, if you want to check the website shows the planned activity in the village for the next few months:

  • 6-10 July, Church Road, UK Power Networks: delays possible
  • 17-21 July, near Croft, Church Road, UK Power Networks: delays unlikely
  • 16 October – 12 November, Ashwellthorpe Road (West from Wymondham Road junction to nr The Stables), Anglian Water: road closure
  • 26-30th October, Hethel Road (Fir Cottage to Church Road junction), Anglian Water: road closure
  • 26 September – 12 March 2018, Mill Lane (East from Village Hall to 41 Mill Lane): traffic control
  • 13 November – 17 December, Church Road (Hethel Road junction to Norwich Road): road closure
  • 4 December – 21 January 2018; B1113 (Top Row to Church Road), Anglian Water: traffic control
  • 2 January 2018 – 22 January 2018, B1113 (South from Top Row to Carrick House), Anglian Water: traffic control
  • 15 January 2018 – 18 February 2018, Top Row (Norwich Road to Stevens Lane),  Anglian Water, road closure

The final heat for the Atomic Jive Festival will be held in Wreningham Village Hall on 24th June. The band is VINCE & The SUNBOPPERS from Italy.

The ‘Starfighter Rock & Roll Club’ will be hosting the heat. Winners will receive a pair of tickets for the Festival on 19th & 20th August. Contestants must be over 18 on the Festival dates and be available to dance on both days. Cash prizes await the winners as well as various awards. Details on the Flyer here.


Community Action Norfolk is working with Norfolk County Council and Insight Track on the Total Transport project. The initial pilot area includes the Breckland and South Norfolk districts, so if you live, work, or travel around these areas, we’re particularly interested in hearing from you.

As part of this project, this piece of research is being carried out to find out about your travel needs and how you access travel information.  Your feedback will be analysed and reported to Norfolk County Council in early August and will guide the County Council in designing a future travel information portal.

This survey will take around 10-15 minutes to complete.  Your views and opinions are greatly valued and will enable us to best meet your needs into the future. Please click here to take part.  The deadline for the survey is 10th July.

If you are a carer you are welcome to complete this survey on behalf of the person you care for.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about the Total Transport project, please contact the Project Officer or call 01603 223483.

Please direct all general queries to the main office by calling 01362 698216 or

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On Sunday 17th April, a very bright and sunny day, 20 or so volunteers gathered at the village hall for the announced Village Litter Pick and to collect their pickers, Hi-Viz jackets, and sundry large bin bags. The Social Club had made the arrangements and South Norfolk provided the equipment.

Men, women and children dispersed along the four main roads of Wreningham to retrieve the litter dropped along the roadsides. An hour or so later, when all had returned, there were 11 bags of landfill and 10 bags of recyclables. South Norfolk collected them on Monday. Three fly-tipping locations were identified and reported for South Norfolk to deal with.The Social Club prepared a splendid spread of  filled rolls in the Margaret Preston Room. Everyone enjoyed the stroll around the village and supported the idea of coming back next year for Village Litter Pick 2017.

Thanks to everyone who helped put this event together and especial thanks to the volunteers giving up a small part of their weekend for the village.