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Woodton Parish Council Parish Document. Geography Woodton is situated in South Norfolk near to the Suffolk county line. The nearest towns are Bungay and.

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1 Woodton Parish Council Parish Document

2 Geography Woodton is situated in South Norfolk near to the Suffolk county line. The nearest towns are Bungay and Harleston and the nearest city is Norwich. Woodton is situated in South Norfolk near to the Suffolk county line. The nearest towns are Bungay and Harleston and the nearest city is Norwich.

3 Parish Boundary

4 Statistics Population 472 Households 194 Area 885 hectares SNDC 2001 Census

5 Village Information Location of notice boards - opposite the Village Stores Location of grit bin – at the junction of Chapel Hill and Hempnall Road Location of grit bin – at the junction of Chapel Hill and Hempnall Road Bin Day - Wednesday Bin Day - Wednesday Location of dog waste bins - ? Location of dog waste bins - ? Post Box – by Woodton Stores Post Box – by Woodton Stores

6 Businesses based in Woodton Kings Head – Public House Woodton Village Stores Woodton Village Hall Woodton CP School W R Andrews and Sons – Vehicle repair Poppy Cottage – Self Catering Holiday Unit Georges House – Workshop The Flat – Georges House – Self Catering Holiday Unit Beechbank – Storage H W Webb Engineers

7 Key Amenities - Health Doctors’ Surgeries The most local practices serving the area are:- Bungay Medical Practice - 28 St John’s Road, Bungay. Tel: Heathgate Surgery – The Street, Poringland, Norwch. Tel: Millgates Surgery – Mill Road, Hempnall, Norwich. Tel: Dentists There are many practices in Beccles, Loddon and Long Stratton, but the more immediately located ones are:- Bungay – Mr R S Loomes, 11 Trinity Street, Bungay. Tel: Poringland – Poringland Dental Practice, The Street, Poringland, Norwich. Tel: Long Stratton – Netherton Dental Practice, The Plain, Long Stratton, Norwich. Tel:

8 Leisure amenities in Woodton List of social clubs as per Church Leaflet List of social clubs as per Church Leaflet Location of recreation areas Location of recreation areas

9 Key Amenities – Service Stations Petrol Stations The most local places to buy petrol/diesel are:- Bungay1. Bungay Filling Station, Hillside Road East, Bungay. This is the Shell Garage next to the Rainbow supermarket. 2. Charlish Garage, St Johns Road, Bungay. BrookeBrooke Garage, Norwich Road, Brooke, Norwich. Alternatively:- Beccles – BP garage on the A146 at the roundabout shortly before reaching Beccles Morrisons Supermarket Tescos Supermarket Norwich – there are filling stations both at Tescos, Harford Bridge, Norwich and next to Sainsbury’s supermarket, Queens Road, Norwich – and many others.

10 Key Amenities - Pets Vets Bungay – Wherry Veterinary Group, Hillside Road, Bungay. Tel: Poringland – Three Rivers Veterinary Group, 113 The Street, Poringland, Norwich. Tel: This practice also has premises in both Beccles and Loddon. Pet Stores Bungay – Bungay Pet Stores, Market Place, Bungay. Tel:

11 Key Amenities Stores and Post offices General Stores Woodton – Hempnall Road, Woodton. Tel: Ditchingham – Ditchingham, Bungay – Contaact details needed here. Hempnall – The Street, Hempnall, Norwich. Tel: Post Offices Bungay – 47 Earsham Street, Bungay. Tel: Open 5 full days a week plus Saturday mornings. Collection Point – for letters and parcels at back of this post office. Limited opening hours. Ditchingham – Hollow Hill, Ditchingham, Bungay. Tel: Closed Wednesday from 1.00pm and Saturday afternoons. Brooke – Norwich Road, Booke, Norwich. Tel: Closed Wednesday from 1.00pm. Closed Saturday afternoons. Hempnall – The Street, Hempnall, Norwich. Tel: Closed Wednesday from 1.00pm and Saturday afternoons. This needs checking.

12 Key Amenities - Halls Village Halls Woodton – Hempnall Road, Woodton. Contact Jill Youngman ( ) or Marjorie Codling ( ) Hempnall – Need address and contact details Hempnall Mill Centre – Need address and contact details Brooke – Norwich Road, Brooke, Norwich. Contact ???? Need

13 Key Amenities Police Station As Woodton is situated in Norfolk, we of course come under the services of Norfolk Constabulary. Non-emergency number is Remember only to ring 999 if a crime is happening or someone is in immediate danger. Hospital Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust – Colney Lane, Colney, Norwich. Tel: James Paget – Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth. Tel: All Hallows, Ditchingham – Station Road, Ditchingham, Bungay. Tel: / Beccles & Districk War Memorial Hospital – St Mary’s Road, Beccles. Tel:

14 Key Amenities Recycling Centre Bergh Apton – on Wellbeck Road, between Brooke and Bergh Apton. Hempnall – on B1527 between Hempnall and junction with A140. Both of these are open seven days a week, but the times of opening are shorter during the winter months.

15 Key Amenities – Education Nursery and Pre-School Stepping Stones - Privately operated nursery situated on the site of Woodton Primary School. Woodton Playgroup – this operates during term time at the Woodton Village Hall for children aged 2 – 5 years old. This is Government funded for all 4 year olds and 3 year olds in the term following their 3 rd birthday. Contact: Hilary Todd – or mobile All Hallows Day Nursery This is privately run and ………..xxxxxxx More detail needed here plus contact details. Willow Farm Nursery School – Hedenham – Privately operated nursery Primary Woodton County Primary School – This small school offers a caring and friendly environment for children aged from 5 – 11 with experienced staff and excellent teaching facilities. Contact school secretary on for more details. Brooke VC CE Primary School – This is a larger school offering a similar education for primary aged children. Tel: Hempnall Primary School – Just 3 miles from Woodton, this primary school also offers excellent primary education. Tel: xxxxxx

16 Key Amenities – Secondary Schools Secondary Hobart School, Loddon – Kittens Lane, Loddon, Norwich. Tel: Most children from Woodton and Bedingham, and particularly those who have attended Woodton Primary School, go on to Hobart School at the age of 11. This school has an excellent record both through its Ofsted reports and public examination results. Long Stratton High School – Manor Road, Long Stratton, Norwich. Tel: No sixth form. Bungay High School – Queen’s Road, Bungay. Tel: Offers education for those aged 11 – 18. Framingham Earl High School – Norwich Road, Framingham Earl, Norwich Tel: No sixth form. Notre Dame - Some children from the nearby villages go to Notre Dame Catholic VA High School, Surrey Street, Norwich. Tel: Has excellent sixth form.

17 Key Amenities - Education Colleges It is worth noting that not all, but some of, the above Secondary Schools offer sixth form education after GCSE examinations have been sat. The following facilities for further education are available in Norwich or nearby:- City College - Ipswich Road, Norwich. Tel: Hewett School – Cecil Road, Norwich. Tel: City of Norwich School – Eaton Road, Norwich. Tel: Wymondham College – Folly Road, Wymondham. Tel: This is a state run school with an excellent sixth form. Education is free but there is a separate charge for those wishing to weekly board.

18 Key Amenities - Citizens’ Advice Bureau Bungay – 2 Chaucer Road, Bungay. Tel: Beccles - 1 Ballygate, Beccles. Tel: Job Centre These are situated in:- Beccles Hungate Court, Beccles. Tel: Diss – Church Street, Diss. Tel: Lowestoft – Rushton House, Clapham Road, Lowestoft. Tel: Norwich – Kiln House, Pottergate, Norwich. Tel: Employment Agencies There are many of these situated in Norwich, Beccles, Diss and Lowestoft. The only one in Bungay is:- Ryburn Consultants Ltd – Woodside, Flixton, Bungay. Tel:

19 Banks and Cashpoints Banks & Cash Points The following banks are situated in Bungay. All have cash point facilities outside their premises:- Barclays – Broad Street Lloyds TSB – Market Place NatWest – Market Place Norwich & Peterborough Building Society – this is also situated at Market Place, Bungay. Other Banks in the Area:- Beccles – branches of Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds TSB and NatWest can be found in Beccles. Loddon – there is also a branch of Barclays at Church Plain, Loddon.

20 Leisure amenities in surrounding area Libraries Libraries Local towns / market days Local towns / market days Leisure centres Leisure centres Parks / recreation areas Parks / recreation areas

21 The Hempnall Group of Parishes All Saints’ Church, Woodton St Andrew’s Church, Bedingham Our churches are always open to welcome you into a place of quiet and peace for stillness and prayer. As well as offering regular services, we are pleased to be here for baptisms, weddings and funerals, and in any way that may be of help to you. To find out more about what goes on Sundays and during the week, do visit our websites. The addresses are below. Discover too the fine heritage of our medieval parish churches. You’ll find round towers, beautiful stained glass, carved fonts, painted screens and many other features of architectural and historic interest. Our parish magazine Outlook will be delivered free to your home 10 times a year. Team Rector: Revd Michael Kingston, The Rectory, Hempnall Tel: Team Vicar: Revd Liz Billett, The Flat, George’s House, The Street, Woodton Tel:

22 Woodton Methodist Chapel In Woodton Methodist Chapel services are held every Sunday morning at 11am in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to join us. Junior Church meets every Sunday: the children come into Chapel for the first ten minutes, and then return at the end and show everyone what they have been doing. Woodton Chapel is part of the Waveney Valley Ecumenical Partnership. Revd David Gibson is the Superintendent Minister; He is assisted by Revd Ruth Browning of the United Reformed Church. There are a few social occasions, including Coffee Mornings, twice a year, which are well supported. Do come along and see for yourself. Minister: Rev’d David Gibson (Superintendent) Telephone No: Minister's address: The Manse, 13 Rose Hall Gardens, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1BJ Website:

23 Woodton United Charities

24 Parish Council Names and Bios Names and Bios

25 District Council Woodton is in South Norfolk and is served by South Norfolk District Council based in Long Stratton. They can be contacted on and many of there services are available on line at norfolk.gov.uk. Our norfolk.gov.ukwww.south- norfolk.gov.uk elected member is Councillor Michael Windridge.

26 Details of County Council At a county level, we are looked after by Norfolk County Council. They can be contacted on and are on line at At a county level, we are looked after by Norfolk County Council. They can be contacted on and are on line at Our elected Member is Our elected Member is Councillor Adrian Gunson.

27 MP Richard Bacon MP was first elected as Member of Parliament for South Norfolk in Since then he has been an active constituency MP and has twice been re-elected to represent the South Norfolk constituency, each time with an increased majority. Richard Bacon MP was first elected as Member of Parliament for South Norfolk in Since then he has been an active constituency MP and has twice been re-elected to represent the South Norfolk constituency, each time with an increased majority.

28 Other Things We Might Include:- Bus service that comes to Woodton Library – where and how often Fish Van – visits village and when etc. Pubs – in Woodton, Brooke, Ditchingham, Hempnall, and the Dove this side of Poringland


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