Parish Document Woodton Parish Council
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.
Statistics Population 472 Households 194 Area 885 hectares SNDC 2001 Census
Village Information Location of notice boards - opposite the Village Stores Location of grit bin – at the junction of Chapel Hill and Hempnall Road Bin Day - Wednesday Location of dog waste bins - ? Post Box – by Woodton Stores
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
Key Amenities - Health Doctors’ Surgeries The most local practices serving the area are:- Bungay Medical Practice - 28 St John’s Road, Bungay. Tel: 01986 892055 Heathgate Surgery – The Street, Poringland, Norwch. Tel: 01508 494343 Millgates Surgery – Mill Road, Hempnall, Norwich. Tel: 01508 499333 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: 01986 893336 Poringland – Poringland Dental Practice, The Street, Poringland, Norwich. Tel: 01508 494599 Long Stratton – Netherton Dental Practice, The Plain, Long Stratton, Norwich. Tel: 01508 532226
Leisure amenities in Woodton List of social clubs as per Church Leaflet Location of recreation areas
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.
Key Amenities - Pets Vets Bungay – Wherry Veterinary Group, Hillside Road, Bungay. Tel: 01986 892771 Poringland – Three Rivers Veterinary Group, 113 The Street, Poringland, Norwich. Tel: 01508 492834. This practice also has premises in both Beccles and Loddon. Pet Stores Bungay – Bungay Pet Stores, Market Place, Bungay. Tel: 01986 892563
Key Amenities Stores and Post offices General Stores Woodton – Hempnall Road, Woodton. Tel: 01508 482405 Ditchingham – Ditchingham, Bungay – Contaact details needed here. Hempnall – The Street, Hempnall, Norwich. Tel: 01508 499292 Post Offices Bungay – 47 Earsham Street, Bungay. Tel: 01508 892100. 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: 01986 892820 Closed Wednesday from 1.00pm and Saturday afternoons. Brooke – Norwich Road, Booke, Norwich. Tel: 01508 550201. Closed Wednesday from 1.00pm. Closed Saturday afternoons. Hempnall – The Street, Hempnall, Norwich. Tel: 01508 499292. Closed Wednesday from 1.00pm and Saturday afternoons. This needs checking.
Key Amenities - Halls Village Halls Woodton – Hempnall Road, Woodton. Contact Jill Youngman (01508 482237) or Marjorie Codling (01508 483799) Hempnall – Need address and contact details Hempnall Mill Centre – Need address and contact details Brooke – Norwich Road, Brooke, Norwich. Contact ???? Need
Key Amenities Police Station As Woodton is situated in Norfolk, we of course come under the services of Norfolk Constabulary. Non-emergency number is 0845 456 4567 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: 01603 286286 James Paget – Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth. Tel: 01493 452452 All Hallows, Ditchingham – Station Road, Ditchingham, Bungay. Tel: 01986 892728/891660 Beccles & Districk War Memorial Hospital – St Mary’s Road, Beccles. Tel: 01502 719800
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.
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 3rd birthday. Contact: Hilary Todd – 01508 482239 or mobile 07891 915 140 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 01508 482294 for more details. Brooke VC CE Primary School – This is a larger school offering a similar education for primary aged children. Tel: 01508 550419 Hempnall Primary School – Just 3 miles from Woodton, this primary school also offers excellent primary education. Tel: 01508 xxxxxx
Key Amenities – Secondary Schools Secondary Hobart School, Loddon – Kittens Lane, Loddon, Norwich. Tel: 01508 520359. 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: 01508 530418. No sixth form. Bungay High School – Queen’s Road, Bungay. Tel: 01986 892140. Offers education for those aged 11 – 18. Framingham Earl High School – Norwich Road, Framingham Earl, Norwich Tel: 01508 492547. No sixth form. Notre Dame - Some children from the nearby villages go to Notre Dame Catholic VA High School, Surrey Street, Norwich. Tel: 01603 611431. Has excellent sixth form.
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: 01603 773311 Hewett School – Cecil Road, Norwich. Tel: 01603 628181 City of Norwich School – Eaton Road, Norwich. Tel: 01603 274000 Wymondham College – Folly Road, Wymondham. Tel: 01953 602078. 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.
Key Amenities - Citizens’ Advice Bureau Bungay – 2 Chaucer Road, Bungay. Tel: 01986 895827 Beccles - 1 Ballygate, Beccles. Tel: 01502 717715 Job Centre These are situated in:- Beccles - 1-5 Hungate Court, Beccles. Tel: 01502 404500 Diss – Church Street, Diss. Tel: 01379 614300 Lowestoft – Rushton House, Clapham Road, Lowestoft. Tel: 01502 504000 Norwich – Kiln House, Pottergate, Norwich. Tel: 01603 248700 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: 01986 896334
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.
Leisure amenities in surrounding area Libraries Local towns / market days Leisure centres Parks / recreation areas
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: 01508 498 157 E-mail: Team Vicar: Revd Liz Billett, The Flat, George’s House, The Street, Woodton Tel: 01508 482 366
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: 01986 896501 Minister's address: The Manse, 13 Rose Hall Gardens, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1BJ Website:
Parish Council Names and Bios
District Council Woodton is in South Norfolk and is served by South Norfolk District Council based in Long Stratton. They can be contacted on 01508 533633 and many of there services are available on line at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk. Our elected member is Councillor Michael Windridge.
Details of County Council At a county level, we are looked after by Norfolk County Council. They can be contacted on 0344 8008020 and are on line at www.norfolk.gov.uk. Our elected Member is Councillor Adrian Gunson.
MP Richard Bacon MP was first elected as Member of Parliament for South Norfolk in 2001. 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.
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