Norfolk County Council’s Kett’s Country Long Distance Path project has a shortlist of 12 potential circular walks along the trail and wish to reduce that to five that will be installed, alongside the signage for the linear route, in the Spring.

They invite you to respond to their survey which is here. It will be live until 31st January 2021.

Please note that two of these potential walks are in Wreningham – so your interest will be appreciated.

The project officer will respond to your questions about the circular walks, or the project in general, from 4th January 2021. 

Contact: Chris Brough, Cycling and Walking Assistant Officer, Environment Team, Community and Environmental Services

Tel: 01603 224436 ; Email: christopher.brough@norfolk.gov.uk ; Web: www.norfolk.gov.uk/greenways


Born 23rd April 1930; died 15th September 2020

Michael passed away after a short illness in Norwich Hospital on 15th September 2020. He was buried in Wreningham Churchyard on 8th October with a lovely, outdoor service led by Revd Lydia Avery.

Michael grew up in Breckles with his siblings; Patrick, John, Roger, Paul, Veronica (Vickie) and Christopher. He was posted to Hong Kong for his National Service before working at Norwich Union where he remained throughout his working life. At Norwich Union, he worked alongside Conway Berners-Lee to install their first ever computer.

In 1961 he married Patricia (Pat) whom he met at work and together they built their house in Wreningham where Michael lived for the rest of his life. They had two children; Sarah and Giles.

Throughout his life Michael loved to tinker with cars and even built his own bright red Jaguar E-Type that he was often seen driving round the village in before he sold it. He could also be seen in the skies above Wreningham in his glider as he was a keen member of Tibenham Gliding Club where he met and befriended Jimmy Stewart.

Michael was an extremely accomplished flautist and was a member of the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and played in many other groups too. He taught his daughter to play the flute and, for many years, they performed together at the Wreningham Christmas Concert that Michael organised at the Village Hall.

After his relationship with Pat ended, Michael met and, in 1988 married, the talented opera singer Sally. With this marriage, Michael gained two step children, Cindy and Dinah, who would in time give him and Sally five grandchildren – Abigail, Gabby, Laurence, Martin and Bevan. Michael and Pat’s daughter Sarah also had her own children, his grandchildren, Martha, Sam and Archie. Martha continues Michael’s musical legacy by performing with the Barnsley Youth Choir ranked 4th best choir in the world! More recently Sally and Michael were blessed with great grandchildren in Marcus, Francis and Evelyn.

Michael was always inventing and creating things. After completing his E-Type he turned to making dovecotes and garden furniture. He tried to patent a revolutionary new rotary steam engine, although this was well into the twenty first century. He made machines to speed up the manufacture of garden seats, devices to make hedge trimming less tiresome or to get a telescope into and out of a garage, and most recently, hydrogen powered jet planes. Michael was always thinking of solutions. He joined a local photography club and enjoyed the technical aspects of taking the perfect photograph as well as the social aspects. He was also a member of a local astronomy club for some time, where he often helped problem solve their technical issues and enjoyed photographing space; the moon in particular.

Michael has been a much loved and charismatic part of Wreningham for 60 years and will be greatly missed by family, friends and indeed everyone who enjoyed chats with him over the years.


Yet another notification of a set of roadworks soon to be started. Believe it when you see it… Openreach (Rescheduled) activity which will impact travel. See below.

Church Road, Wreningham, Norfolk

Delays likely – Traffic control (Stop/Go boards)

Works location: Approx opposite Coach Depot on Church Road

Works description: TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT TO FACILITATE CABLING. TO ROD ROPE AND TEST, AND INSTALL APPROX 20M OF CABLE AND ANY ASSOCIATED BLOCKAGES IN EXISTING IN FW/CW/VERGE – SPINE ROUTE TO EXCHANGE

Responsibility for works: Openreach

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: BC111WBGGKV0B003


Ashwellthorpe Road, Wreningham, Norfolk

Delays possible – Traffic control (Stop/Go boards)

Works location: From junction of Mill Lane to approx outside Wreningham Primary School

Works description: FUNDENHALL V8008 – PON 730728 – FUNDENHALL SPINE SUB DUCT AND CABLING. TO ROD ROPE AND TEST, AND INSTALL APPROX M OF SUB DUCT AND CABLE AND ANY ASSOCIATED BLOCKAGES IN EXISTING IN F/W, C/W & VERGE – SPINE ROUTE TO EXCHANGE

Responsibility for works: Openreach

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: BC111WBGGKV0B002


Mill Lane, Wreningham, Norfolk

Delays possible – Traffic control (Stop/Go boards)

Works location: From junction of Mill Lane to S/O Mill Corner Cottage

Works description: FUNDENHALL V8008 – PON 730728 – FUNDENHALL SPINE SUB DUCT AND CABLING. TO ROD ROPE AND TEST, AND INSTALL APPROX M OF SUB DUCT AND CABLE AND ANY ASSOCIATED BLOCKAGES IN EXISTING IN null – SPINE ROUTE TO EXCHANGE

Responsibility for works: Openreach

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: BC111WBGGKV0B001


Wymondham Road, Wreningham, Norfolk

Delays possible – Traffic control (Stop/Go boards)

Works location: S/O The Larches on Wymondham Road

Works description: TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT TO FACILITATE CABLING. TO ROD ROPE AND TEST, AND INSTALL APPROX 20M OF CABLE AND ANY ASSOCIATED BLOCKAGES IN EXISTING IN FW/CW/VERGE – SPINE ROUTE TO EXCHANGE

Responsibility for works: Openreach

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: BC111WBGGKV0B004


Reference: 2019/2552
Applicant: Mr Alan Miller
Location: Acorns, Church Road
Proposal: Single storey rear extension
Application Type: Householder

The application documents can be accessed here.

Comments by 13 January 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


Highway works are due to commence on Monday 29 July 2019 on Church Road for a duration of three weeks, West of Hethel Road to the public footpath. The works are to install kerbing to a section of the trod path continuing from work started last year. There will be some drainage installation work and repairs to the trod path carried out at the same time.

The road will be closed to traffic until work is complete. However pedestrian access will be maintained. There is a diversion for drivers: a signed diversion route along Church Road, B1113 Norwich Road, C594 Wymondham Road, Gravel Pit Lane and Ashwellthorpe Road will be in place. The diversion route is mapped here.

This work is being carried out during the school holidays to minimise disruption.

The County Council thanks people for their patience whilst this work is carried out.

The work which will cost £21000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

For Further Information: Robert West, Highway Engineer, 0344 800 8020.

Up-to-date information about roadworks in Norfolk is available on the County Council website at www.norfolk.gov.uk/roadworks