Wortwell Bowls Club

The bowls green is beside the Community Centre.  The season starts in late April and continues until the end of August.  The Club plays in 2 leagues, an E.B.A. South Norfolk League on Wednesdays and an Upper Waveney League on Tuesdays alternating home and away games.  Taster sessions every Monday at 2pm  available to non members.

Membership is £20 per season.

Contact: Eve Peck on 01379 586432 or Neville Hadingham 01986 78822 for more information

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Do you want to know more about Devolution?

The Parish Council have asked Margaret Stone, our County Councillor, to give a short presentation on the proposed Devolution for Norfolk.  This will be held in the Community Centre at 7.30pm on Monday, 25th July.  This will be an informal presentation and there will be time for you to ask questions.  This will be followed by a meeting of the Parish Council.

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The mobile library service now visits Wortwell on Fridays,  every 4 weeks.

Dates for 2016:  5 August, 2 September, 30September, 28 October, 25 November and 23 December.

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Police Report

There has been an increase of trailers being stolen in the county, with Ifor Williams trailers being the most sort after. If you are the owner of a trailer we would recommend –

  • Overtly marking your trailer to make it less desirable and more difficult to sell on.
  • Store your trailer more securely – behind a vehicle to make it difficult to remove or in a barn.

If you require any further crime prevention advice please contact us.

POLICE CONNECT is a service that can keep you up to date with crime information, appeals, meetings, events and safety advice. This information can be sent to you by e-mail, text or phone call.

If you are interested in this service please contact us and we will send you a form to complete or your can register on our website www.norfok.police.uk

If there is any information you would like to see from us on a regular basis please let us know and we will aim to include it.

Report anything suspicious on 101

Always dial 999 in an emergency.


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Dog Fouling

Is dog fouling blighting your local area?

South Norfolk Council works proactively with community groups across the district to spread the important message about clearing up after your dog. We are currently working with school children to design posters that will help publicise this important message

Dog fouling is a public nuisance and a threat to health. It costs local taxpayers thousands of pounds every year for South Norfolk Council to clean it up.

Dog Fouling is not only unpleasant it is also dangerous. The biggest threat to public health from dog excrement is toxocariasis. This is an infection caused by a roundworm parasite. The eggs of these parasites can be found in soil or sand contaminated with faeces and if swallowed. Symptoms include eye disorders, vague ache, dizziness, nausea, asthma and, in extremely rare cases, seizures/fits. Often the eggs are ingested when passed to the mouth by the hands, this can occur through touching inanimate objects including the wheels of toys, prams and soles of shoes.

It is the responsibility of the dog owner or person in charge of the dog to always clean up after the dog using a poop scoop or a bag. The bagged poo should then be disposed of in one of the 470 dog poo bins available across South Norfolk or taken home to put into your own wheelie bin. Bags containing dog poo should not be left, hung on trees, gate posts or left on paths in parks or rural areas.

Not clearing up after your dog is an offence for which we can issue a fixed penalty. The current fine is £80, failure to pay may result in a prosecution in the magistrates’ court where the maximum fine is £1,000.

To report dog fouling to South Norfolk Council please call 0808 1682 999.


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The Ranger’s are coming !!!

The Highway Rangers are coming to Wortwell soon.

If you have any work you would like added to the list (see typical items below) please report them to a Parish Councillor.

You can contact all members of the Parish Council by phone, or fill in a short form at The Wortwell Bell so that we can pass all job requests to the Highways department in advance of their visit.

Typical Jobs that the Highway Rangers do:

  • Side out a carriageway or footway (overgrown grass/weeds or soil encroachment)
  • Strim grass verges
  • Clear verge grips
  • Rod and flush drains
  • Clean out drainage gullies
  • Clean out drainage chambers
  • Rod and flush kerb drainage off lets
  • Wash signs, bollards or reflector posts
  • Minor sign/post repairs (such as straightening and reattaching)
  • Repair minor kerb defects
  • Clear small areas of mud and soil from the carriageway.
  • Soil and seed verges
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The Parish Council would like to thank villagers for their continued efforts to collect the vouchers.  So far, Wortwell has been awarded grants to the Parish Council towards football goals, to the Community Centre Management Committee towards a hearing loop and to the Bowls Club towards equipment.

The Parish Council would like other organisations in Wortwell to benefit from the Community Chest. Please let any Parish Councillor know if your organisation would like to apply for a grant and we will forward collected vouchers to you.

July’s tokens need to be submitted to the EDP by Friday, August 5 and August’s tokens need to be  submitted by Friday, September 2. The application form can be downloaded from EDP’s website – www.edp24.co.uk/communitychest

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Village Party




On Saturday 4 June, the Parish Council organised a village party to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. There was plenty on offer to entertain everyone, including party games, a bouncy castle, a quiz and a ‘Wortwell’s Got Talent’ competition and an afternoon tea was served.

Children were presented with a commemorative coin by Robert Hadingham, Chairman of the Parish Council.  Queen Elizabeth 90th birthday roses were planted at the entrance to the Community Centre.

The Parish Council are very grateful to South Norfolk Council for awarding a grant towards the cost of the party.


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Parish Councillors

  • Robert Hadingham – Chairman – 01986 788622
  • Allison Copeman – Vice Chairperson- 01986 788116
  • Lua Leggett – 01986 788789
  • Daphne Cook – 01986 788303
  • Margaret Colyer – 01986 788511
  • Chris Shore – 01986 788025


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The next Joint Meeting of the Alburgh, Denton, Earsham, Topcroft and Wortwell parishes will be held in Wortwell Community Centre on Monday, 13th June at 7.30pm.

The Guest Speaker will be Mr. Geoff Doggett who will address the meeting on “The Waveney and its local Communities.

Our County and District Councillors will also be attending and will be available to answer your questions.  We also hope for police attendance.

All members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.                              Jane Pearce – Clerk


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