Services & Suppliers you may need

A whole list of local and or recommended trades persons in our area. Please do give any feedback via the site if you have used these companies.

Hellesdon Hall Road, open for business despite roadworks

Spotted on Street Life today:

Hi I would like to point out that Hellesdon Hall road is due to close for about 12 weeks so big firms can expand. Who thinks of the small business already trading at Hellesdon Barns, this will kill their trade. Why can’t they keep the road open and have it as a one way.

When they so called improved Longwater trading area did they stop traffic getting to the big shops already in place, NO they changed the road system allowing traffic to still reach the shops with the least problems as possible.

My wife owns Wooly wotnots Wool and crafts shop at the Barns, she has ploughed all her savings into the shop and has just managed to survive the winter period, now they intend to close the road to stop customers easy access to the complex all through the summer.

Can every one who reads this please tell people that they know the complex is still open and will need local trade more than ever over this hard time, as we know the developers will not try to help. Thanks for reading this. Keith

Honingham Oil Scheme

Shona from Rix Heating Oil tells me that they are delivering to the village sometime next week (that’s week commencing 23rd May) If you haven’t been contacted and need some heating oil, phone Shona on 01953 457057.

Defibrillator Update

We are planning to approach local businesses to see if they will help towards the £2K costs of the defibrillator and training; we may also invite villagers to do the same.

We will update you all at the meeting on Tues 26th April as to how we propose to move forward with this.

This is the letter we will be putting to Businesses in the local area:

Honingham Parish Council

14th April 2016

Honingham Village Defibrillator

Dear Sir or Madam

The parish council along with members of Honingham village would like to buy a defibrillator. As I am sure you are aware, Defibrillation is a process in which an electronic device (defibrillator) sends an electric shock to the heart to stop an extremely rapid, irregular heartbeat, and restore the normal heart rhythm. Therefore, being a lifesaving piece of equipment.
As you will appreciate everybody could potentially benefit for having a defibrillator near and handy. It is proposed that the defibrillator will be centrally and conveniently located either in the phone box or on the outside wall of the pub.
In total we will require around £2000 to purchase a good Defibrillator, training for the use and maintenance of the defibrillator will be organized by the parish council. We would be grateful if the businesses and parishioners in the parish of Honingham could see fit to make a donation towards the cost.
If you would like to donate, please make cheques payable to Honingham Parish Council, donations to be sent to
Mr David Bishop
Chairman Honingham Parish Council
3 Tud Lane

Yours faithfully

David Bishop



Sam has let me know that they are now selling their new season asparagus at the goat shed……delicious 😊

Library Van

Library Van will be coming to Honingham next Wednesday, 20th April.

It is at Fellowes Road from 09:40 to 09:55 and The Pump from 10:00 to 10:15.

Next dates are: 18th May, 15th June, 13th July, 10th Aug, 7th Sep, 5th Oct, 2nd Nov, 30th Nov, 28th Dec 16, and 25th Jan 17.

News from Mattishall Surgery

Spotted these on the Mattishall Surgery website:

Appointment System: Our patients should be aware that at the Practice we have a low GP to patient ratio—each weighted GP (full-time equivalent) currently has 1695 patients. This compares to as many as 2550 patients for some other South Norfolk Practices. Despite this it is a constant struggle to meet demand for appointments from our patients. The current wait for a routine appointment at Mattishall with a GP is 2 1/2 weeks, although patients willing to travel to Lenwade can book this week. Each day at 8.30am and at 12 noon we release book on the day appointments with all GPs running sessions. Patients can phone in and request a same day appointment for urgent problems. Patients registered for SystemOnline can also book online appointments with GPs.

We are currently rationalising the number of ways to request repeat medication to enable our staff to fulfil the 48 hour turnaround target to have repeat medication items ready for collection by patients.   As of 31st January patients can no longer e-mail their requests to or   If you have sent a request in this way you will have been asked to register for SystemOnline by presenting at Reception with photo ID.   These email addresses will be withdrawn on the 31st March 2016.

News from The Goat Shed

Do you remember on a previous post, that we told you about the attempted break in at The Goat Shed? Since then, Sam and his team have built a new Shed – the shop is bigger and stronger, and they are able to stock far more than before. The range now includes goat cheese, goat milk, goat meats, pop corn, honey, bird seed, rapeseed oil, dressings, chilli jams and oils, granola’s, apple juice, eggs, potatoes, and onions. Also a range of lotions potions and soaps made from goats milk. Coming soon there will also be ice cream and The Bhaji Man range of curry mixes.

Kids Meet Kids is an Open Day weekend Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th at the farm between 10am and 3pm. There will be the opportunity to meet the new arrivals with bottle feeding at 11am, 1230pm, and 2pm. You can also meet Luna the pony and other animals (chicks, ducklings, piglets) plus there will be Bouncy Castles, Danns ice cream, BBQ, coffee & cake, Norfolk Brewhouse Beer tent, Pedal Tractors, Algy’s popcorn wok, wood turning…..and lots more! Book online before 8th April for discounted tickets.