Have you received one of these? Having received one of these in the last few days will show you are on the Electoral Roll and hence eligible to vote. Otherwise you may need to check with South Norfolk Council that you are on the Roll. The contact details are on the card you just looked at, or, see this SNC page for details.

There is still time to register if you wish to vote in the elections on 6 May. You will have to do it before 11:59pm on 19 April.

Norfolk Citizens Advice have launched their Grants for Individuals in need database. This funded as part of the Coordinated Community Support Programme and is on the Norfolk Citizens Advice website. The database contains largely small local grant giving organisations that operate in Norfolk.

The webpage contains:

  • Brief information on how to use the database
  • A short video demonstration
  • A tips document on maximising successful applications with hints and tips from grant organisation trustees
  • A feedback link to report out of date information, suggest organisations to include,  or just give feedback on your experience of using the database

Contact Isobel Abbott at i.abbott@ncab.org.uk for further information.

Reference: 2021/0544
Applicant: Mr A Moore
Location: Rectory Cottage  Church Road Wreningham NR16 1BA
Proposal: Erection of ground mounted solar panels
Application Type: Full Planning Permission

Please return comments to South Norfolk Council by 21 April 2021:
on-line: via Comment tab on-line
email: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
post: SNC, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE

Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line here.

In response to the recent serious flooding in the county, the Norfolk Strategic Flood Alliance (NSFA) has been formed to:

  • monitor remedial and preventive works
  • prepare a strategy to meet similar and anticipated events due to climate change

Norfolk ALC is on the NSFA steering committee to provide the Parish Voice and influence Alliance decisions e.g.:

  1. An information leaflet is being prepared for distribution (via the Mardle in Wreningham) but see here.
  2. A hotline (number to be announced) will be set up to act as a single point of contact to the services involved
  3. The public are asked for their suggestions: wellbeing@NorfolkALC.gov.uk
  4. To seek the support of the press and media to keep the public informed of progress.
  5. A Zoom webinar is being arranged for 24th March at 7 p.m. with presenters from Anglia Water, Water Resources East and the Fire Service, with a Q&A session at the end.

See our earlier post here

Marc Williams, an Area Coordinator for the UK charity Arthritis Action, is inviting people to join their new group for Norfolk and Suffolk.

Online Arthritis Action Groups

There are online Arthritis Action Groups throughout the country, now including a group for Norfolk & Suffolk, both as daytime and evening groups. They provide hands-on, practical help to combat the pain of arthritis through self-management and lifestyle advice and a range of free resources, including fact sheets, exercises, recipes and videos.

Arthritis Action Groups are an opportunity for people with arthritis to talk with others and share their tips on how to manage their arthritis and stay active whilst at home, and they welcome new attendees. They discuss a variety of self-management techniques.

Participants will need to contact them directly for the log-in instructions for the meeting, and they have produced ‘How To’ guides for those not familiar with using Zoom.

Future Group Dates:

30/03/2021 – Norfolk & Suffolk Online Group (Launch) – 2pm

09/04/2021 – Coffee morning (open to all areas) – 10:30am

30/04/2021 – Coffee morning (open to all areas) – 10:30am

11/05/2021 – Norfolk & Suffolk Online group – 2pm

28/05/2021 – Coffee morning (open to all areas) – 10:30am

For joining details see http://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/media-centre/events or contact Marc Williams: Marc@arthritisaction.org.uk / 020 3781 9233 / 07562 430886


Marc is available for one-off presentations on self-management of arthritis via zoom if there is a local group that would be interested. These are free of charge.

Following a number of reported flash flooding incidents in the Parish, the Parish Council has been contacting the authorities.

South Norfolk Scrutiny committee have, on 27 January 2021, considered the nature of flash flooding in the District. They have made some interesting points with respect to defensive work and the nature of sandbags: Agenda plus reports for the Scrutiny Committee meeting and the draft minutes.

Under the Land Drainage Act 1991, Norfolk County Council is the ‘operating authority’ for ordinary watercourses in 79.3% of Norfolk. They publish specific guidance on their webpage “Information for Home Owners“. If you wish to report an obstruction / maintenance issue, the Water Management Team’s contact details are: water.management@norfolk.gov.uk or; 0344 800 8020.

The phrase “Riparian responsibility” occurs repeatedly and it is important that you are aware what this means if your property is next to a watercourse, see here.

(image courtesy: Image by Linda Russ from Pixabay)

This group recently met on-line on 22 January 2021. The meeting is on YouTube here with the presentations available here. Other material has been provided:

The contact for the Town and Parish Council Forum is Erika Voinic, Executive Assistant Apprentice, 01508 533980 or evoinic@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Our handbook for Wreningham residents has been revised and is published in print and online, providing useful information and a warm welcome to village life.

Commissioned by the Parish Council and written by Keith Morris, the Handbook has information about village history, local government, faith, village hall, regular events, clubs and societies, facilities, education, media, public transport, health and useful contacts.

Download  the handbook here

The handbook will be delivered to new village residents. If you are new to Wreningham and have not received one, please contact the Parish Council chairman, Michael Hill at wrendriff@gmail.com

As a result of the current Covid crisis, and in accordance with government guidance, all events within the Village Hall are for the moment suspended.  We will look to revise this position as soon as we are able to do so. 

Takeaway fish and chips will remain available on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month and takeaway pizzas will be available on the 1st and 3rd Fridays.  Unfortunately, the law does not currently allow us to sell takeaway alcohol.

Ian Holloway, Chair, Wreningham Village Hall