Now that the Winter nights are arriving it is important that all our street lights are working efficiently.  If you notice a faulty light, please contact the Clerk with details, the number of the pole and where the light is situated.

As all the village lights belong to the Parish Council, please do not contact the District or County Councils with faults, as they then have to report the fault to me for action.

Jane Pearce – Clerk – Tel 01986 788657 or email wortwellpc@btinternet.com

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New National Power Cut Phone Line

There is now a new free national power cut phone line – 105 – to help people contact the company that looks after their electricity network – this is UK Power Networks for this area.

The number will enable people to report or get information about power cuts as well as report damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put themselves, or someone else, in danger. 105 is funded and delivered by the electricity network operators, and is a first for the UK’s energy industry. As well as calling 105, people can find more information on the website: http://www.powercut105.com/

UK Power Networks still runs a Priority Services Register for people who may be more vulnerable in a power cut e.g. older people, those dependent on medical equipment, parents of young children etc. To join, they can call 0800 169 9970, email psr@ukpowernetworks.co.uk or apply online at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.


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Harleston Medical Practice Flu Clinics Autumn 2016


This year our Adult flu vaccination will be on the following Saturdays at Bullock Fair:
NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED – Simply turn up at your allotted time (as indicated below).

Saturday 1st October 2016

09:00am – 10:15am for patients with surnames beginning with the letters A-B
10:15am – 11:15am for patients with surnames beginning with the letters C-D
11:15am – 12:15pm for patients with surnames beginning with the letters E-G
12:15pm – 13:30pm for patients with surnames beginning with the letters H-J

Saturday 15th October 2016

09:00am – 10:15am for patients with surnames beginning with the letters K-M
10:15am – 11:15am for patients with surnames beginning with the letters N-Q
11:15am – 12:15pm for patients with surnames beginning with the letters R-S
12:15pm – 13:30pm for patients with surnames beginning with the letters T-Z

There are also limited Monday evening flu appointments available for workers. Please contact reception for details on: 01379 853217

You qualify for an NHS flu jab if you are aged 65 or over on 31st March 2017  or:

you are pregnant or have:
a heart problem
a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or emphysema
a kidney disease
lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
liver disease
had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease or you have had your spleen removed

You should also consider having the flu vaccine if you are:

the main carer of an older or disabled person
a household contact of an immunocompromised person
a health or social care worker- you should be vaccinated by your employer as part of an occupational health programme.

Children’s Flu Clinic

Parents of all children eligible for vaccination will be contacted with details of the children’s flu clinic once vaccines have been received by the practice.


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Sun 4 Sept     9.30 am    Holy Communion (BCP)

4.00 pm    Choral Evensong with the Blythburgh Singers

Sun 18 Sept   6.00 pm    Taizé Evensong

Sun 25 Sept   6.00 pm    Harvest Festival Evening Prayer

Sun 2 Oct       9.30 am    Holy Communion (CW)

Sun 16 Oct     6.00 pm    Evening Prayer

Sun 23 Oct   11.00 am    Morning Prayer (CW)



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This is your Chapel and you are most welcome to join us at any of these services. (Usually 9.a.m.)

4 Sept    10:30 am    Combined Partnership service at Pulham

11 Sept     6:00 pm     Harvest Festival service led by ourselves

18 Sept     9:00 am     Morning Worship   Miss P. Williamson

25 Sept     9:00 am     Holy Communion   Rev’d J. Evans

2 Oct       9:30 am     Combined Service at Redenhall Church

9 Oct       6:00 pm     Village Praise   Rev’d J. Evans

16 Oct       9:00 am     Morning Worship    Mr. C. Basham

23 Oct       9:00 am     Morning Worship  Miss P. Williamson

30 Oct       9:00 am     Holy Communion    Rev’d J. Evans

Date for your diary:

On Friday 7th October we (the Partnership Choir) will be performing the musical “Greater Than Gold” at 7p.m. here at the Chapel.  Admission FREE! More singers always very welcome.  If you are interested…..

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7pm. No need to read music.

Come along and join in with us for some singing fun!


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Wortwell Parish Council is looking for a Tree Warden.  Tree Wardens are volunteers who work within their own parishes with support and help.

Tree Wardens are involved with activities like gathering information about trees, liaising with local people about tree preservation and conservation, and practical projects.  An example of a practical project is the planting carried out every year in conjunction with South Norfolk Council during National Tree Week, when the District Council provides Tree Wardens with tree/hedge plants they have requested to plant in their parishes.

All project work would be with the approval of the Parish Council.  If you have a love of trees and enthusiasm for the subject you may be the person we are looking for.

If you are interested, please contact the Clerk in writing, at Malt House, Low Road, Alburgh IP20 0BZ or wortwellpc@btinternet.com  telling us why you think this vacancy would interest you.                Jane Pearce—Clerk, Wortwell Parish Council

Jane Pearce – Clerk,   Wortwell Parish Council



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We are a friendly bunch who get together Thursday afternoons 12.30 – 3.30 or somewhere in between, in the Community Centre. We stop for tea and a mardle @ 2.00. We would be very pleased to see you! Ring either Jan on 01359-253653 or Ann on 01986-788752

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581 Timetable_ 2016

Local Bus Services will now be operated in our area by two  local independent bus operators working together in the interest of the travelling public.

In a joint venture, BorderBus of Beccles and Simonds Countrylink of Diss, will be resurrecting the 580 and 581 bus services, operating as the “Waveney Line”.

BorderBus will operate 580 from Bungay and Beccles to Yarmouth via Shipmeadow, James Paget Hospital and Gorleston, with effect from 15 August 2016.

Simonds will operate 581 from Diss, Harleston and Bungay to Beccles via Kirby Cane and Geldeston, with effect from 30 August 2016.

Four journeys per day will connect at Beccles to provide through journeys between Diss and Yarmouth.  All buses will be low floor, wheelchair and buggy friendly. Through ticketing  will be available to make passengers journeys flow smoothly through the inter-change at Beccles.

Timetables can be viewed from: www.borderbus.co.uk     or      www.simonds.co.uk

Printed timetables are also available on request by calling BorderBus on  01502 714565  or  Simonds Countrylink on 01379 647300 or by asking a driver on the route.


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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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