About Michael Hill

Wreningham Parish Council Chair

Charlotte Ditchburn, the Access Field Officer for the British Horse Society covering the East Region, has written for assistance with their project to record legal rights, and to preserve and reinstate routes.

They wish to recruit Historical Research Volunteers in the Eastern Region. Contact information

Address: Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire  CV8 2XZ

Phone: 02476 840749; email: charlotte.ditchburn@bhs.org.uk

Reference: 2020/1112 (previously 2020/0571)
Applicant: Miss Rebecca Wells
Location: Wrenlea, Hethel Road, Wreningham NR16 1BB
Proposal: Two storey side extension to form attached annexe
Application Type: Full Planning Permission

Comments, which will appear on-line, to South Norfolk Council by 21 July 2020 quoting the reference number 2020/0571

Email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk;

online: www.south-norfolk.gov.uk or

by post: South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE

1st May 1946 to 25th April 2020

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Maurice Green, a longtime resident of Wreningham.

Born in Portsmouth, he grew up in Duxford with five siblings, four sisters and a brother. Maurice was a practical young man with a preference for metalwork and mechanics over more theoretical subjects. He excelled at sports and became an ABA Eastern Counties boxing champion. He had a variety of jobs, including dairyman, driver, working with thoroughbred race horses, and as a coalman. Maurices’ love of horses was central to his life; he was a steward at the racing track in Wreningham.

His passion for horses was shared by Pam. They married in 1967, the next year Nick was born, followed by Darryl in 1973. The Greens stabled their horses at Hill House Farm where they supported Mr & Mrs Peel and eventually inherited the farm. An easy going man with simple tastes, Maurice did not do holidays, he worked hard and enjoyed his dog, a simple life, his family, his horses and, of course, his Massey Ferguson tractor.

He passed away in the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital being treated for cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Pam, his two sons, Nick and Darryl and Nick’s partner, Annie. His cremation was held at Breckland Crematorium on 13 May 2020 and following his wishes, his ashes will be scattered across the fields on his farm.

His family are grateful for the many tributes, flowers and cards received and ask that any donations be made to the Norfolk and Norwich Colney Centre.

A regular sight about Wreningham, Maurice and his tractor

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.

This application revised in October 2019 has a further revision out for public consultation. Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line .

Comments by 24 June 2020 to SNC.

email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE

Norfolk County Council’s Cycling and Walking team are working on a project to improve waymarking and access on the historic Kett’s Country Long Distance Path, a 17-mile recreational walking route between Wymondham and Norwich.

This project also involves the creation of five brand new circular walks to connect local communities to the linear route and other green spaces. The long-distance path and all circular walks will be following existing public rights of way or quiet roads.

This is due to be completed by March 2022 with improvements to access and sign installation due to take place from March 2021.

Here is a map of the proposed route.

In the short term, Chris Brough of NCC, would welcome your feedback – see details below. In the longer term he will provide more information on the circular walks and ways in which parishioners can have their say and how they can help.


Chris Brough, Cycling and Walking Assistant Officer, Environment Team

Community and Environmental Services

Norfolk County Council

Tel: 01603 224436

Email: christopher.brough@norfolk.gov.uk

Web: www.norfolk.gov.uk/greenways

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Our District Councillors have provided the following:

The “call for sites” for the Village Clusters has been completed with some 350 applications put forward. These have been assessed but no decisions have been made regarding their suitability to be included in the Emerging Local Plan.

South Norfolk Council is currently being run by an Emergency Committee. This is made up of senior officials and some members of the council.

The Council’s finances have taken a hit. Income is lost because of closure of the Leisure Centres and loss of Rate income amongst others. Some of the shortfall will be made up by Central Government.

It is anticipated that economic Growth in the District will fall by some 25%. This is better than most Local Authorities but will have to be addressed when the position becomes clearer.

Most applications for Business Grants have been paid. However, if there are any businesses having difficulty sourcing these, I will be happy to help.

On the last point, contact Nigel Legg at nlegg@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Recently I have received scam e-mails attempting to encourage me to give away my account details. Others in the village have received similar attempts. Please take care.

Co-incidently, this morning an email came from Lastpass (a password manager I use) about a “world celebration” for passwords. I thought I might share their blog item on the subject here. And, in the spirit of even-handedness: there are other password managers available!