Friday 11 November at 7.30pm Wortwell Community Centre
Tickets £10 can be purchased at Wortwell Bell in advance or £12 on the door

Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain – It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England – where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. Inspired by the 1942 pamphlet given to GIs on their way to Blighty, the show will take the audience back to the British home front, where two American officers have been charged with explaining British life to their recently arrived countrymen. The problem is, they’ve only just arrived themselves! The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life. A rib-tickling show for all ages.

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Mobile libraries are free to join and are open to people of all ages.  Items can be chosen from the vehicle or reserved via the online catalogue for collection from a mobile library. They can be returned to any branch library or mobile library in Norfolk.  All mobile libraries are equipped with a lift for people with mobility problems and wheelchair users. Our mobile libraries offer:

Fiction books for adults and children (book request: adults – 60p, children – free) Non-fiction books for adults and children (subject requests are free) Large print books (book request 60p) DVDs for adults and children (a small charge applies) Audio books on CD and tape (tapes – free, a small charge applies for CDs for adults, children – free) Jigsaw puzzles (free)

The mobile library service offers an e-mail reminder system to advise mobile library users that the mobile library will be in their area within the next two days.  If you wish to be added to the mailing lists, please ask your mobile library driver for the green e-mail slip to complete or alternatively contact us direct with your name, e-mail address and mobile library route number. The mobile library service is keen to recruit more ‘Mobile Library Friends’ – volunteers who help us to promote the service by doing any of the following: telling their friends/neighbours about the mobile library delivering fliers locally, putting up posters suggesting improvements/alternative stops.

If you are interested, please speak to the mobile library driver or contact us direct. To check the mobile library timetables for your area, please click on the link: and choose your village from the list.

More information is available on the Norfolk County Council website:  (search ‘mobile libraries’), or contact the mobile library office on 01603 222303 or e-mail: .
Next visits to Wortwell:  Fri 25 November & Fri 23 December
Willow Close      14.15 -14.30
Sancroft Way      14.35 -14.45
The Packway       14.50 -15.15


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Wortwell & Mendham Bulk Buying Oil Group, WAMBBOG

We are still going strong after 10 years
Monthly order on 3rd/4th


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A joint meeting of Alburgh, Denton, Earsham, Topcroft and Wortwell Parish Councils will be held in Wortwell Community Centre on Monday, 14th November at 7.30pm.  The Guest Speaker will be Steve Hammond from the East Anglian Ambulance Trust who will address the meeting on the role of the Community First Responders.

The Joint Meetings are intended for all Parish Councillors and members of the public from the respective villages, and we look forward to welcoming many of you to Wortwell Community Centre.  As usual, our District and County Councillors together with the local police have also been invited to attend. There will be an opportunity to question all speakers.  Coffee and biscuits will be served at the end of the meeting.

Jane Pearce – Clerk Wortwell Parish Council




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The Parish Council has received a number of concerns regarding the altered Wortwell/Harleston bus service. As a council, we discussed this at the recent Parish Council meeting and have passed these concerns on to the County Council. Councillor Stone has listened to our points and has agreed to look into the service. She confirmed that the County Council subsidises bus companies around the county to ensure that uneconomic routes can still be supported. We will inform you of any changes or any response from Councillor Stone in due course.


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Sun   6 Nov      9.30 am Holy Communion (BCP)
Sun 13 Nov   3.00 pm Remembrance at Wortwell War                                        Memorial
Sun 20 Nov     4.00 pm Evening Prayer
Sun 27 Nov   11.00 am Morning Prayer (BCP)
Sun   4 Dec     9.30 am Holy Communion (CW)
Sun 18 Nov     4.00 pm Compline
Sat  24 Dec     6.00 pm Carols by Candlelight (Christmas Eve)
Sun 25 Dec     9.30 am Family Holy Communion (Christmas Day)
Sun   1 Jan      No service
Sun 15 Jan      4.00 pm Compline
Sun 22 Jan    11.00 am Morning Service (BCP)


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6 November    9.00 am    Morning Worship with Mr. C. Basham

13 Nov              6.00 pm    Village Praise with Miss P. Williamson

20 Nov              9.00 am    Morning worship with Mrs. C. Remblance

27 Nov            10.30 am    Harleston (London Road) Church

4 December     9.30 am   St. Mary’s Church, Redenhall

11 Dec               6.00 pm   Village Praise with Miss P. Williamson

18 Dec               9.00 am   Morning Worship

25 Dec              (No Service at Wortwell)

1 January         9.00 am   Morning Worship

8 Jan                6.00 pm   Village Praise

15 Jan               9.00 am    Morning Worship

Date for diary: Saturday 17th December (evening): Christmas Wreath – making activity. Make your own wreath for your door. Limited places must be booked at £8.  Look out for further details which will be posted on the Chapel board.

Come along and join the “choir” for a jolly good sing every Tuesday evening at 7pm. We now have almost 30!

To get you into the seasonal festive spirit, there will be a Christmas music and carols celebration on Friday 16 December at 7pm.

Looking for something to do on a Tuesday evening?  In January the choir will start to rehearse a new musical.


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The trustees of the Wortwell Town Lands Charity will be distributing monetary gifts to Wortwell senior citizens who are deserving and in need again this Christmas.  If you feel you may be eligible and have resided in the village for a minimum of 3 years please apply.  Contact details below.

PLEASE NOTE  – You will need to re-apply in writing annually

Wortwell Town Lands Educational Grants

Parents/Carers of Wortwell Children/Young Persons in receipt of state education are invited to apply for assistance with  residential educational trips and/or transfer to secondary education, college, apprenticeship or university that have taken place in the past 12 months.  For application form please email –  Closing date for applications – 16th November 2016 (sorry no exceptions)
Mrs Dawn Staff, Secretary/Treasurer, 43 High Road, Wortwell, IP20 0HA   Tel: 788108

All payments will be made at the discretions of the charity Trustees.

WORTWELL POORS ALLOTMENTS CHARITY The above village charity would like to invite any Senior Citizens living in Wortwell to apply for a small Charity Grant at Christmas. Please contact Mr. C. Thomas, Clerk to the Trustees, Tunbeck Farm, Wortwell, IP20 0HP. For inquiries, please phone 01986 788209.

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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

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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:

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 or apply online at


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