Wreningham Parish residents can now help keep Wreningham, Top Row and Penny’s Green litter free after the Parish Council bought litter-picking equipment which can be borrowed for free.

Sets of two litter-pickers, bag hoops and high-vis jackets are now available for residents to borrow for ad-hoc litter picking around the area. Litter picking would be done at residents’ own risk.

Sets are located at homes on the main roads in the parish and can be borrowed via a quick email or phone call as follows:

Wymondham Road and general enquiries:

Cllr Keith Morris, on 01508 488318 or at keith.morris@networknorwich.co.uk

Ashwellthorpe Road:

Cllr Hughie Glaves: Porthtowan or at: hugh.glaves@btinternet.com

Church Road, Hethel Road & Penny’s Green:

Sarah Lidington: Cloverside, Church Road or at sarahl@live.co.uk

Mill Lane

Christine Bilham: Cha-Am or 01508 489626 or at: bilham8@aol.com

Top Row 

Nicky Allen: The Birches or at: clerk.WPC@gmail.com

Pictured is Cllr Keith Morris with the litter picking equipment available for residents to borrow.


Update: 8 November 2021

This is an update on the progress of NCC Greenways Team project to improve waymarking and access on the historic Kett’s Country Long Distance Path, an 18-mile recreational walking route between Wymondham and Norwich. It is creating five 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. The project is due to be completed by the end of March 2022.

Here is a map showing the route:

The Wreningham circular route has had improvements to access points and bridges in the Long’s Wood area. The information board near the Church will be repositioned to the verge by the Bird In Hand.  There may be some additional notice signs installed along the route.

The team is gathering information about the local history, heritage and biodiversity for their promotional materials, so if you think something would be worth highlighting, or know someone who would be a good source of information, please contact Helen Terry at the Norfolk Greenways Team – norfolkgreenways@norfolk.gov.uk.

Original Post: December 2020

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


Church Road, Wreningham, Norfolk

01 March — 05 March

Delays likely – Traffic control (two-way signals)

Works location: O/S Nyika to O/S Bird in the hand PH, Church Road.

Works description: Access 23 m/h for cleaning and maintenance. Approx 20 min each M/H No excavation. The use of Temp 15 min delay boards, roaming 2 Way Lights and Give and Take where road widths allow. Only one manhole will be worked on at any one time. We have other planned works in close proximity; only one set of TM to be in operation at a time. Emergency vehicles, pedestrians and residents will always be given access. Work to be carried out between 09:30 ana 14:30 to avoid TS times

Responsibility for works: Anglian Water

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: AD00258153584_2


Ashwellthorpe Road, Wreningham, Norfolk

01 March — 05 March

Delays possible – Traffic control (two-way signals)

Works location: O/S Hawthorne Cottage to O/S Green Meadows, Ashwellthorpe Road

Works description: Access 11 m/h for cleaning and maintenance. Approx 20 min each M/H No excavation. The use of Temp 15 min delay boards, roaming 2 Way Lights and Give and Take where road widths allow. Only one manhole will be worked on at any one time. We have other planned works in close proximity; only one set of TM to be in operation at a time. Emergency vehicles, pedestrians and residents will always be given access.

Responsibility for works: Anglian Water

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: AD00258153584_1


Mill Lane, Wreningham, Norfolk

01 March — 05 March

Delays unlikely – Traffic control (give & take)

Works location: Mill Lane opposite Wreningham School

Works description: Access 1 m/h for cleaning and maintenance. Approx 20 min each M/H No excavation. The use of Temp 15 min delay boards. Only one manhole will be worked on at any one time. We have other planned works in close proximity; only one set of TM to be in operation at a time. Emergency vehicles, pedestrians and residents will always be given access

Responsibility for works: Anglian Water

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: AD0025815584


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


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



24 September — 26 September

Delays unlikely – Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 41

Works description: Remedial work Permanent reinstatement Installation of valves and temporary bypass in the verge & carriageway
Responsibility for works: Anglian Water

Current status: Planned work about to start
Works reference: AD035WAT-06769MR18




Anglian Water contractors will be performing routine maintenance to the roadside pots associated with the vacuum sewage system. This will start on 22 October 2018. Each pot will take between 15 and 30 minutes to service. There may be signals/traffic control in use and hence some delays. The roads affected are:

  • 22 to 24 October – Ashwellthorpe Road
  • 22 to 24 October – Mill Lane
  • 23 to 25 October – Wymondham Road
  • 24 to 26 October – Church Road

Some more details are available via https://roadworks.org/


The Village Village Hall Committee, which is organising the fireworks display for 3rd November, has obtained a temporary road closure notice for Mill Lane – either side of the Village Hall. Details below:
Map_Wreningham Fireworks 2018
Order – Wreningham Village Fireworks Display

If you have any queries relating to the temporary traffic management for this event, contact Adam Mayo on 01603 819839.