Your village shop needs you – please show your support

Our Village Shop & Post Office – both open 7 days a week! – plays a vital role in our community, along with our School, pubs, other local businesses and community groups. It helps to make our village an attractive place to live.

But like all small village shops, it needs the support of the village community.

So please show your support and pop in regularly for all you need plus a catch-up with Sylvia!

Where else could you find a shop, Post Office, dry cleaning service and Avon Representative all under one roof?!

Thank you Surlingham.


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Community Orchard afternoon – Sunday July 22 – 2.30 pm

Probably our last work session until the autumn – we’ll be meeting around 2.30 on Sunday afternoon and anyone who’d like to join us will be most welcome.

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Big Sky at Surlingham Church

A packed church thoroughly enjoyed a concert by Big Sky choir conducted by Sian Croose tonight in Surlingham church.

Those of us lucky enough to be in the Ferry later were treated to an extra impromptu performance!

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School Summer Fair

The FOSS Summer Fair will be held on Sunday 8th July, 12-3pm at Surlingham School.  We will have lots of games and activities, raffle , bar, refreshments, teas and cakes and a barbecue with delicious meat from the Orchard Farm shop and veggie alternatives.  We would love it if you could come along and join the fun!

We are also always delighted to accept offers of help if anyone can do an hour serving tea and cake or behind a stall it would certainly lighten the load for the few who organise the event.  (email

Summer Fair Poster

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Boardwalk treacherous

Some one has asked us to draw attention to the hazardous state of the boardwalk IMG_3706 between the gun club and the ‘stiles’ as it has got worse recently – see photo.  Does anyone know if there are any plans to do anything about this?

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This Friday at Coldham Hall

Apologies for any inconvenience but we are closed all day this Friday for a private function.


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New guide to care and support in Norfolk – a crucial time for information

A new, updated Norfolk – Your guide to care and support for adults 2018/19 has been published today in association with Norfolk County Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to find and access care and support services throughout the county.

If you are looking for information on what your choices may be, this guide can help. With information to help you understand your options, where to go for advice and how the paying for care system works, the guide can support you to make informed decisions.

The new edition of Norfolk – Your guide to care and support for adults 2018/19 and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in and around Norfolk. It includes information about how to stay independent for as long as possible, the different care and support options available and what to look for when choosing a care provider if you need one.

It also offers guidance on important issues such as paying for care and what financial assistance may be available from the local authority. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout Norfolk, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.

It can be downloaded from and is available in spoken word. For a free copy of Norfolk – Your guide to care and support for adults 2018/19 contact Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or email It is also available throughout the region from various outlets including hospitals, GP surgeries, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society.


Norfolk Poster 2017-18 (email)

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We are hiring!

Any youngsters in the village who fancy earning some money from pot washing, get in touch!

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Attention! Grand Opening of a new Patisserie/ Cafe on our farm beside the Yare Valley Farm Shop! NR14 7GD

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