GARDEN SOCIETY – QUIZ NIGHT – Sunday 13th January

The Garden Society are holding a Quiz Night in the Social Club on 13th January at 7.30pm.

Everybody welcome in teams of four

ROAD CLOSURE in SWAFIELD 7th January 2019 until 19th March 2019

Road Closures in Swafield

I met with Barhale’s Site Manger, Barhale’s are the Main Contractor responsible for the sewerage scheme under construction. The gentleman gave me a set of plans showing the closures with dates together with the diversion route. The street in Swafield will be closed to through traffic from it’s junction with Bradfield Road to the junction with Little London Road from 7th January 2019 until the 3rd February.  Immediately after this The Street will be closed from the junction with the Bradfield Road to the sharp bend at the junction with the North Walsham road from 4th February until 19th March. This means that no traffic from Trunch and North of Trunch will be able to gain access to North Walsham using The Street in Swafield between 7th January and 19th March. The official diversion is via Mundesley but an alternative is via Southrepps to Thorpe Market then using the A149 to North Walsham. There will also be closures in and around Bradfield village. There will be occasions when the The Street will appear passable but if you use this, as the contractor pointed out, you will do so at your own risk. Not good news but main sewers are much needed in Swafield.

The bus company, Saunders, have posted an emergency timetable covering the period from 7th January until 19th March. This can be seen by visiting the

VILLAGE HALL QUIZ and FISH & CHIPS NIGHT on Friday 22nd February at 7.00pm


The monthly Quiz and Fish and Chips Night will be held on Friday 22nd February at 7.00pm.

Come and enjoy a fun quiz evening with a fish’n chip break. Following our first event and by popular demand we are starting ealier this time at 7.00pm and the questions will be a little easier!

All profits will be used to assist in improvements to our village hall.

Teams of up to 6 people (bring your own alcohol if required. The entrance fee is £8 per person which includes fish’n chips and hot beverages.

Please contact Michael on 01263 720728 or Jill on 01263 720816 to book your place.

TRUNCH PARISH COUNCIL MEETING Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room

All residents are welcome to attend.


TRUNCH VILLAGE HALL – LATEST NEWS -AGM on 15th March 2019 at 7pm


Annual General Meeting  on 15th March 2019 at 7.00pm in the village hall. All residents welcome to attend.

AN ASSET TO THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 100 YEARS – Let’s make it 200 years and beyond!

At present we have two specific issues: An immediate need for refurbishment of the kitchen to meet Health & Safety standards, and a serious shortfall in income required to meet our annual expenses, primarily due to under use of the facilities.


A Fundraising Group will explore various sources of income, including grants, fundraising events, marketing of the Hall etc.


The Hall belongs to the Residents of Trunch, and the Committee, having already met with Hall users to discuss the way forward, now need to involve all residents in seeking their ideas, sharing their expertise and in volunteering to assist in the activities that will take place. As a result of the public meeting held on 5th October at least six additional residents have agreed to serve on a Fund Raising Group to help raise vital funds. Other residents have agreed to assist with fund raising and staging of events.

The Christmas fayre raised £1100.  As a result of an application for Grant Funding the Management Committee received £5000. The coffee mornings have raised circa £200 so far.

The necessary refitting of the kitchen is to proceed in the new year. To take advantage of the seasonal discounts on offer the kitchen units have been purchased and are awaiting installation.


A quiz with a serving of fish and chips will be held each month, the first one is to be held on Friday 11th January 2019 starting at 7.30pm


Coffee mornings will be held in the Village Hall at fortnightly intervals. The next one will be on Friday, January 11th at 10.00am


A jumble sale will be held in the village hall on Saturday, January 19th between 11am and 1pm

We also have a Village Hall table at the Monthly Table Top Sale at the Methodist Church (First Saturday of the month)


Donating Bric-A-Brac for the monthly Table Top Sale (donations can be dropped off at the Methodist Church (marked Village Hall Stall) or left with John Jones at 18 Kingsley Close, Telephone: 01263 721796, John will collect heavy items.

Joining in with fund raising events. Keep a look out for details of future events.

THE TRUNCH CROWN – QUIZ NIGHT – Tuesday 12th February – 8pm

The new tenant, Iain Chambers, welcomes you to the newly refurbished premises.

Iain took on the tenancy of this Bateman’s public house  on Tuesday 13th November when the refurbishment commenced.

Besides serving the familiar Bateman’s cask ales, food will be served offering the speciality dish Italian Pizza, in house or take away.

Traditional Sunday roasts will also be available.

Membership is available and for full details contact Iain, email: or telephone: 01263 722341

Winter opening times (October – March)  12.00noon – 3.00pm and 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Summer opening times (April – September) 11.00am – 11.00pm

Saturday and Sunday  12.00noon – 11.00pm

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A Note from the Local Management Team :-

All pub users, and even those who just walk by, will have seen an unfortunate decline in the village pub of late to the point it is now closed.

We all must appreciate a ‘good local’ is vital to any village as it provides a meeting and a place for us all to commune socially. It also has the capacity to support events and activities in the village, like concerts etc. It can provide a vital attraction to those who holiday in the area, giving refreshment, guidance and a place to meet others.

All this makes it important to have a great village pub, that’s warm, welcoming and a place where all are comfortable to go.

The great news is that after much work with Bateman’s, The Crown will soon re-open under a local licensee Iain Chambers who lives in the village. This has been made possible with help from local people who are assisting financially and with skills that will allow the pub not just to re-open, but be brought up to a high standard of environment and offer.

The pub is going to be open 7 days a week, with a food offer of Pizza/Pasta (Inc Takeaway) in the week and back to the traditional roast on Sunday’s. We will have a great range of beers, wines and spirits (including local gins!). Quality tea and Coffee will be served as well as pies and other snacks. Quiz nights, music and other events are planned.

We hope the pub will return to its place at the heart of the village and hope to work with the village societies to help them with their aims.

It’s going to take a while to get this standards right and re-fit kitchens etc. so the pub will remain closed until the 1st December whilst work is done in and out to bring it up to the standards we aspire to.

We hope in December you will join Iain at the pub and show your support by coming in for a drink or a meal, and make sure the pub can take its place once more in the heart of the village.

See you in the Trunch Crown!!!  Support your local

VILLAGE HALL – FUND RAISING COFFEE MORNINGS – on Fridays 8th February/22nd February

The next coffee morning will be held on Friday 8th February and Friday 22nd February between 10am and 12noon. Please come along and support this important cause in raising funds which will go towards improvements to the village hall. Home made cakes, coffee, tea and a warm welcome to all. If there is a anyone who finds it difficult to get there please telephone Helen on 01263 720728 and transport can be arranged.

Future coffee mornings will be held on 8th and 22nd March.


Home Library Service contact Royal Voluntary Service on 01603  397998 or email:


The village Open Gardens , Scarecrows and Fun Day will held on Sunday 7th July 2019 starting at 10am. Scarecrows will be displayed around the village with many events, stalls and exhibitions being staged in the Paddock. Refreshments, including ice cream will be on sale throughout the day  More details to follow


a.-Glebe-1.1-hiveTrunch Beekeeping Group is keen to increase the membership. Villagers interested in this fascinating and educational pastime are welcome to join. Looking out for the wellbeing of honey bees is a remarkably rewarding experience. During 2018 we will be carrying out regular hive inspections and organising a hive demonstration at Glebe Lodge.

The Group have now seven hives. Bearing in mind the Group was only formed April 2016 by inexperienced aspiring bee keepers the achievement of setting up the hives has been relatively successful. Members attended various courses organised by experienced and well known bee keepers. The Group have attracted interest from other local bee keepers whose help is invaluable. Last year the Group was able to collect and sell some of the honey.

The Group plan to purchase two queen bees, an Easy-Clean hive steriliser and additional stock of honey jars this year. New types of hive are being introduced to the bee keeping market and it planned to try a couple of these.

The next members meeting is on 5th March at 6.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room.

The group’s very extensive web site, with a Members Area,  is

If you are interested in joining our Group please contact Brian Boughton on 01263 720252 or contact any member of the Group.