The Parish Council has a vacant allotment for hire on Tunbeck Close.

If you would be interested in taking on the tenancy, please send your application (in writing please) to the Clerk, Mrs. Jane Pearce at Malt House, Low Road, Alburgh IP20 0BZ or

Thank You.


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As many of you know we have struggled for some years to establish with the authorities that we have a serious speeding issue involving drivers using our village as a rat run. Drivers appear to be from both inside and outside the village. The Parish Council has now been able to make a strong enough case to install a speed meter. This has been storing information on a mobile basis around the hot spots of the village, in both directions, in more than one place, for a number of weeks.

Sadly, the results are, frankly, shocking. Speeds up to 90+ have been recorded! Whilst this is very worrying and disappointing it is pleasing to finally have the hard evidence to allow us to take our case further with both the Highways and Police departments. Our objective is not to ‘catch’ motorists speeding (although some should be on a warning that this will happen). Our objective is rather to prevent the speeding from taking place at all. We will keep you posted of developments as we make progress to stamp out this dangerous and antisocial behaviour.

Councillor Leggett


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The mobile library service provide residents living in more isolated rural communities that do not have a library building, with the opportunity to borrow books and access other library and council services.

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 library catalogue or the Norfolk libraries app for collection from a mobile library, then can be returned to any branch library or mobile library in Norfolk.

All vehicles are equipped with a lift for people with mobility problems, wheelchair users and prams/buggies.

Our mobile libraries offer:

  • Fiction books for adults and children (book request: adults – 60p, children – free) mobile library, then can be returned to any branch library or mobile library in Norfolk.
  • 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 cassette tape (tapes– free, a small charge applies for CDs for adults, children – free)
  • Jigsaw puzzles (free)
  • Long loan periods

    15 books can be borrowed free of charge at any one time per person.  Mobile libraries do not charge for overdue books, although a repeat loan charge may apply for hired items (principally DVDs, CDs, and spoken word formats) not returned on the due date.  A replacement charge may apply if items are lost or stolen.

We offer a free e-mail reminder system to advise our customers that the mobile library will be in their area within the next two days.  Anyone wishing to be added to the mailing lists should ask their mobile library driver for the green e-mail slip to complete, or alternatively contact us direct with their name, email address and route number or village name.

We are 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 know of anyone who might be interested, please ask them to speak to the mobile library driver or to contact us direct.

Norfolk Library & Information Service

Room 46, County Hall, Martineau Lane

Norwich, NR1 2UA

01603 222267/222303

Next visits to Wortwell:

07-Jul-17     04-Aug-17     01-Sep-17

Willow Close        14.15 -14.30

Sancroft Way       14.35 -14.45

The Packway       14.50 -15.15



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Sun.   2nd July    9.00 am  Rev’d. J. Evans   Holy Communion Service
9th July    6.00 pm Rev’d. J. Evans    Village Praise (evening)
16th July   9.00 am  Mr. C. Basham   Morning Worship
23rd July   9.00 am  Rev’d. J. Evans   Morning Worship
30th July   9.00 am  Mrs. C. Remblance  Morning Worship
6th Aug    9.30 am  Combined service at St. Mary’s Church, Redenhall
13th Aug  6.00 pm Miss P. Williamson   Village Praise   (evening)
20th Aug  9.00 am  Mrs. R. Adams  Morning Worship
27th Aug  9.00 am  Morning worship led by ourselves

You are MOST welcome to come along to any or all of these services. Wortwell Chapel is your local place to meet for Christian Worship and Fellowship. It would be lovely to see you! The “choir” continues to rehearse at 7 o’clock weekly on Tuesday evenings at the Chapel on the High Road.  We always need new folk to come and join us. This is an enjoyable singing session with the aim of giving regular concerts in the local community. It’s fun and it’s free!

The local bible study group for Wortwell meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Bell P.H. at 2p.m. led by the Rev’d. Nigel Tuffnell. This is open to anyone of any faith (or none), to come along and join in the discussions

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Following the last edition of the Mardler when I asked anyone interested in playing table tennis at the Community Centre to contact me, this is to let you know that we are having a meeting at the Community Centre on Monday, July 3rd at 7.00 pm to see if we can get something going.

Please feel free to come along even if you did not register an interest previously.

I look forward to seeing you.

Simon Leggett


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Parish Councillors

  • Allison Copeman – Chairwoman- 01986 788116
  • Margaret Colyer – 01986 788511
  • Robert Hadingham – 01986 788622
  • Lua Leggett – 01986 788789
  • Daphne Cook – 01986 788303
  • Chris Shore – 01986 788025
  • Julie Nutt – 01986 788163


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Wortwell Silver Festival will celebrate the 25th anniversary since the Community Centre was opened.  The event is taking place on Saturday 16 September (previously planned for 5 August) at the Community Centre and you are all welcome to attend.

The event is a joint venture between Wortwell Community Centre Management Committee,  Wortwell Parish Council, The Bell and villagers.

If you would like to get involved with organising, running stalls or events we would love to hear from you.  Even better, please come to our next meeting at The Wortwell Bell on Wednesday 31 May at 2.30pm.  If you can’t attend  but would still like to be involved please ring Mags on 01986 788511.

We will be holding an ‘Auction of Promises’ and are looking for donations of time, skills or special treats e.g. gardening, car washing, home baking, music lesson etc from villagers.  We would also like to hear from local businesses and tradespeople as we will advertise your business in the promotional flyer for the festival in exchange for a donation to the auction in lieu of a charge.  Please contact Allison on 01986 788116 with your donations!


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Wortwell Community Centre is shortly to acquire two table tennis tables.  There must be a lot of people out there who, like me, used to enjoy playing but who haven’t done so for years for one reason or another.   Or you may be a serious player looking for a nearby venue to practice.  Either way, we’re trying to find out if the village has an appetite for either a club, or table tennis practice sessions.  At this stage I can’t give you any further details but if you would like to register an interest please phone Simon Leggett on 01986 788789 or send me an email to  We can then assess whether there is the demand to take it further.


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I would like to warn owners of works vans that their has been in increase in this type of vehicle being broken into and tools being stolen. Please consider fitting an independent lock to the rear and side doors if you are not able to remove your tools when your vehicle is not in use or if you are unable to securely park your vehicle off road.

You can contact me by e-mail or call 01953 423773

Currently the Neighbourhood Team are working on  the following priorities-

Speeding in Denton.

Anti-social behaviour at the recreational ground in Harleston.

Speeding and vehicle anti-social behaviour in Harleston.

You can also follow us on Twitter – @southnorfpolice Facebook – South Norfolk Police

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