​Local Government Boundary Commission for England is undertaking an electoral review of Norfolk County Council. As part of the review, the Commission is required by legislation to have regard to electorate forecasts for a period five years after the publication of its final recommendations (in this case, that period is 2025).

The County Council submitted these forecasts in late 2019, which were agreed by the Commission and published. These were used as the basis for the consultation on division patterns, which was due to end on 11 February 2020.

On 30 January, the Commission received a representation from a district council in Norfolk which cited significant concerns about the electorate forecasts. Having considered the points raised, the Commission has agreed that the forecasts should be revisited.

The Commission has asked Norfolk County Council to provide updated electorate forecasts by 11 February and will extend the existing consultation period by six weeks to 24 March.

Any party that has already made a submission based on the existing electorate figures is invited to make another submission once the updated electorate have been published.

When they have been received, the new electorate forecasts will be published on the Norfolk review site at http://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/eastern/norfolk/norfolk-county-council.

As a result of this, the public consultation on the draft recommendations will now take place from 2 June – 10 August 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact mark.cooper@lgbce.org.uk

​Get in touch

If you have comments on ward arrangements please so by 24 March 2020. Representations should be made:

– Through the interactive consultation portal, where you can explore the maps of the recommendations, draw your own boundaries and make comments;

– By email to reviews@lgbce.org.uk;

Or in writing to Review Officer (Norfolk), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 1st Floor, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL

NCC are consulting on the reduction to the speed limit on B1113, Norwich Road through Wreningham, as in this plan: the existing speed limit is 50mph and the new limit is 40mph. The Parish Council, with others, has been pressing for a speed reduction for many years.

The Parish Council will be requesting that the new limit should instead commence at/near the Wreningham village sign near the Bird in Hand. Pleased send comments (for or against) by 12th December 2019 to the NCC contact:

Bradley Shaw, Trainee Technician, Highway Projects Team 1, Community and Environmental Services, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

Tel: 01603 222452 | Dept: 0344 800 8020 | bradley.shaw@norfolk.gov.uk

We have received notification that the bus services in Norfolk will have significant changes. The note is attached here – those which mention Mulbarton are in green lettering, whereas mention of Wreningham is in one entry in blue ink.

It is not clear whether these are temporary arrangements or more permanent. Please contact the names given in the note if you need more information.

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

STRO2403: Temporary road closure (except for access) on 24th February 2019 – U76093 Blacksmiths Lane from its junction with B1113 Norwich Road for a distance of 40 metres eastwards in the PARISH OF ASHWELLTHORPE AND FUNDENHALL because of carriageway surfacing.

STRO2403: Temporary road closure (except for access) on 24th February 2019 – B1113 Norwich Road from its junction with U76093 Blacksmiths Lane for a distance of 150 metres north eastwards in the PARISH OF ASHWELLTHORPE AND FUNDENHALL because of carriageway surfacing.

STRO2355: Temporary road closure (except for access) from 25th February 2019 to 27th February – C594 Wymondham Road from its junction with B1113 Norwich Road for a distance of 1270 metres westwards in the PARISH OF ASHWELLTHORPE AND FUNDENHALL because of carriageway surfacing.

STRO2351: Temporary road closure (except for access) from 25th February 2019 to 24th May 2019 – C346/ C513 Long Stratton Road from its junction with C349 Tabernacle Lane for a distance of 1000 metres south eastwards in the PARISH OF FORNCETT because of works to connect a new portable water main.

If you would like more information on any of these, please contact Norfolk County Council, Adam Mayo (Community and Environmental Services) on 0344 800 8020 quoting the relevant order number.

The Greater Norwich Local Partnership have opened a consultation on a number of additional sites. Some of these are in or near Wreningham and you should be aware of them. More information is available on the page link here. The Wreningham specific information has been extracted and placed at the end of that page.

You are encouraged to make your views known to GNLP but please also let your Parish Councillor know what you think.

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.


The NAIP (click here) is out for consultation until 15th June 2018.  Norfolk County Council (NCC) invites feedback from individuals and groups.

In NCC’s words: “We have developed a draft Norfolk Access Improvement Plan for Norfolk 2018–2028 which incorporates the Rights of Way Improvement Plan. The draft Plan sets out priorities for improving access to the countryside for residents of Norfolk and visitors to our county over the next ten years. The document will replace the previous 10 year plan which was reviewed as required under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CROW Act, 2000).”