Norfolk County Council EXPERIENCE project invites the residents of Wreningham to take part in a survey about tourism in the area. The survey is about Summer  tourism. It will be repeated every six months for the next 2-3 years, focussing on Winter and Summer tourism alternately, you may have seen the previous one issued in April about Winter tourism.

To take part please click here.

More information

The results will be used to tailor the activities of the project and to better understand the benefits and disadvantages of tourism for local people.

Anyone who is over 18 and a resident in Norfolk can take part.

Prize draw for £40 of Jarrold vouchers for participants (excluding employees of Norfolk County Council and their families, and anyone involved in the prize draw).  

The survey closes at midnight on 15th October 2021. (posted 29th Sept)

Please help us to tidy up litter in Wreningham, Top Row and Penny’s Green by joining the Big South Norfolk Litter Pick on Sunday October 10, at 2pm.

Volunteers are required to help us keep our lovely village tidy by taking part in South Norfolk’s Big Litter Pick 2021.

We will provide litter pickers, bags and holders and high-vis jackets (you can bring your own). You just need to bring yourself and, ideally, some gardening gloves or similar.

We will start at 2pm in the Village Hall Social Club and finish off with a free drink and cake in the Social Club from 3.30pm onwards.

If you have any queries, or to confirm you are coming, please email, or ring 01508 488318 – but you can just turn up.

A11 Spooner Row to Thickthorn Concrete Reconstruction and Surface Repairs Scheme

Summary (See full document from National Highways in this link)

Work on the A11 between Spooner Row and Thickthorn during the coming months:

• Phase 1 – A11 Tuttles Interchange to Thickthorn Interchange road surface repairs

• Phase 2 – A11 Spooner Row to Tuttles Interchange reconstruction

Phase 1 – Road Surface repairs

From mid-October – every evening from Sunday at 8pm to 6am Friday morning. Closure of the A11 between Tuttles to Thickthorn, finishing in winter.

Also some weekend closures to work on larger repairs.

Signed diversion routes will be in place

Phase 2 – Preparation

From 15 September 2021 for seven weeks – Single lane closure between 9am and 4pm on the A11 between Spooner Row and the Tuttles Interchange on either carriageway depending on the work requirement.

Also work overnight from 8pm to 6am.

In November and December several mid-week night-time slip road closures, with number of weekend night-time carriageway closures.

Phase 2 – Reconstruction

Will commence in early 2022 for the A11 road between Spooner Row and the Tuttles Interchange.

We just been informed that 22 September 2021 is “World Car Free Day” – more information here. A handy excuse for us is that South Norfolk Council (SNC) has been rather low-key about the event.

For Wreningham residents, many of whom rely on their car for their daily business, it could be a struggle to do more than acknowledge the date in the calendar. At such a late stage the Parish Council is unable to tackle the matter. But, if you have thoughts on what might be done to reduce dependency on cars, please contact your SNC councillors – see their contact details here.

If you venture into Norwich on Sunday 19th, it is possible that a number of streets will be closed to traffic, as Car Free events happen. Norwich City Council has encouraged people to apply for road closures and do something in a car-less manner with their streets. See their document here:

South Norfolk has a policy on the naming of roads, properties, etc. especially when new developments are considered. This policy can be seen here.

The Parish Council has been asked to consider creating a list of such names which would be relevant to Wreningham. Do you have any suggestions which we may retain ready for when we are asked to suggest or consider one? Please read the policy to get a feel for what is acceptable.

Send your suggestion to the Clerk –

Just a warning to watch out for tick bites when in your garden or when you go for your walk around the fields and woods in the area. We do know of at least one case of Lyme’s Disease in the village – caught early and being treated.

Public Health England have provided some information in poster format – here.

The Police have written to alert residents to courier fraud scam
A courier fraud scam is operating in Norfolk by suspects claiming to be police officers. The Police note a rise in incidents where cold-callers make efforts to defraud victims of money, often stating a need to withdraw large sums in connection with an investigation.

Officers are investigating an incident which happened on 6 July where a woman was conned out of £4,200. Following a cold-call from a man claiming to be a police officer, the victim went to her bank and withdrew the money, believing she was helping an investigation into counterfeit money. After withdrawing money, she returned home where a ‘courier’ collected the cash, and telephoned the victim later on to confirm it was counterfeit. Another attempt that day is also being investigated after a cold-call by someone claiming to be from Hertfordshire Police and were investigating a theft from the victim’s bank account. The man was asked to withdraw £9,000 to be collected the following day. The victim withdraw £2,000 and told a family member about the incident who immediately reported it to police. No money was handed over.

Detective Inspector Richard Weller, from Swaffham CID, urged people to make elderly or vulnerable relatives and neighbours aware of the scam: “Courier fraud is nothing new; suspects will often approach victims under the guise of a police officer, bank or government department, in an effort to win trust and encourage people to go along with the scam. They will often use a range of techniques and in these most recent incidents, cold callers claim to be police officers investigating bank account thefts and counterfeit money. These scammers can be really convincing, making the caller feel they are helping a genuine police investigation, compelling them to withdraw the money. Suspects will then arrange to collect the money from the victim.  More often than not, we’re talking large sums of cash into the thousands which is ultimately people’s savings and funds they rely on.”

“Police officers will never ask you to withdraw money, or send someone to collect money. Scammers target the elderly and I would urge people to make their family members, friends and neighbours aware of this scam and the warning signs.”  

Further advice includes:
Your bank or the police will NEVER ask for your PIN, bank card or bank account details over the phone – never give these details to anybody. Neither the police nor the banks will send a courier to collect money from you. Always request Photo ID and if unsure call the police. If you’re asked to telephone a bank, then always do it on a different phone to the one you were contacted on. Fraudsters will keep the line open and have been known to play ringtones, hold music and a recorded message down the phone so the victim believes they are making a call to a legitimate number. Ensure you can hear a dialling tone before calling police or use a friend or neighbour’s telephone instead. Do not rush into complying to the scammers demands / requests. If you have already given your bank details over the phone or handed your card details to a courier, call you bank straight away to cancel the card.

If anyone has received a similar type of telephone call or has any information about these incidents. Contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting Operation Radium.  Alternatively, Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111. If you believe a crime is in progress, always call 999. For further advice, head to the Action Fraud website: or call 0300 123 2040.
South Norfolk Engagement Officer, OCC Building 7, Gateway 11, OCC Wymondham, NR18 0WW Tel: 101 Ext 2951