FEATURED BUSINESSES – Local Business at your service

The Featured Businesses can be seen by clicking on the Living Tab on the Home Page, going to the Business Sub Tab and Scrolling to find  details of a local business. More details of the Massage Therapist (Marian), Cakes Beautiful (Tania)and Paula’s Cakes (Paula) can be found by clicking on the Name of the Business in the left hand column and  FEATURED BUSINESSES will be shown.

We are blessed with a number of very talented people in and around Trunch. We have Chiropodists, Cake makers and decorators, Artists, Crafts people, Gardeners, Computer and IT experts, Carpet fitters, Builders and Decorators, Plumbers, Electricians, Vets and Garage motor mechanics.

If you need help look up, our Business section under the LIVING tab on the Home Page you may just find who/what you are looking for. Good luck!!


Village Hall Fayre on Saturday 30th March 10.00am – 2.00pm

Craft Stalls, Bric-A Brac, Books, Tombola, Raffle, Refreshments and much more

Come along and keep the much needed support of the village hall going!


The new kitchen should be up and running.


The refit of the Village Hall kitchen is now complete and looks jolly good. We would like to thank all those people who rallied to the call to raise funds to make it happen!!

Village Hall Jumble Sale held on Saturday 19th January raises £560 to go towards much needed improvements to the hall. Well done! Caroline and the team of helpers.

The popular coffee mornings at the Methodist Church and Village Hall raise money. Next morning in village hall 22nd March

The organisers of Trunchonbury donated £3000 from the profits of the successful Music Festival to the village. The Trunch Village Society and Village Hall Management Committee gratefully thank the organisers especially Karen and Steve Randell.

The reconstruction of the Playing Field car park is now complete. You will see that steel posts have been fitted 3 metres apart such that vehicles can go through but large vans should  be prevented from swinging round and destroying the surface. The posts are removable to enable grass cutting and maintenance machinery to gain access.

The 2nd phase of the building of six more affordable homes by Broadlands in Fullers Lane  is nearing completion. This will make a total 18 new homes.We welcome all the new residents and hope that they will enjoy living in Trunch.

Parish Council elections are being held on Thursday 2nd May 2019. Candidates wishing to serve as Councillors must complete a nomination. Nomination forms together with guidance notes and a timetable for submission of the forms are available from the Clerk (01263 833902) or  the Chairman (01263 720252). If any prospective candidates wish to know about the time commitment and responsibilities of the Council and Councillors’ the Clerk or Chairman will be pleased to discuss these with you.


GARDEN SOCIETY SPRING SHOW – Saturday 13th April from 10.00am

The Annual Spring Show will be held on Saturday 13th April 2019 starting at 10.00am in the Village Hall .

All exhibitors and visitors are welcome. See entry form and classes by clicking on link below.


TRUNCH CONCERTS – St Botolph’s Church – 27th April DIXIE MIX JAZZ BAND

Jazz Band DixieMix

The hottest and the best. Jazz favourites

Saturday 27th April 2019, 7.30pm, St. Botolph Church

The DixieMix Dixieland Jazz Band, one of the UK’s most engaging and successful jazz ensembles, will be opening the 2019 season of Trunch Concerts in St Botolph’s. The band, led by charismatic cornetist Simon Nelson, brings together the best jazz musicians in East Anglia. Their talent, knowledge and enthusiasm for traditional jazz combines with great humour and emphasis on first class music.
Last year Dixie Mix performed in St Botolph’s with resounding success to a packed church, with over 140 people in attendance, and received several standing ovations!
The band, formed in 2006, has rapidly established itself as one of the UK’s most engaging and hard working jazz ensembles.  DixieMix‘s fresh and enthusiastic approach has helped the band gain national recognition, leading to a tour with Rod Stewart, TV appearances and multiple festivals and theatre gigs.       Photos 2018

WITH LICENSED BAR. Tickets at the door – £12 (£10 concessions, free under 16).
Tickets in advance – from Trunch corner stores,  phone 01263 722072.



VILLAGE HALL QUIZ and FISH & CHIPS NIGHT on Friday 26th April at 7.00pm


The monthly Quiz and Fish and Chips Night will be held on Friday 26th April at 7.00pm.

Come and enjoy a fun quiz evening with a fish’n chip break. By popular demand we are starting earlier 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 3rd April 2019 at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room

All residents are welcome to attend.




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


A Fundraising Group is exploring 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 £300 so far.

The necessary refitting of the kitchen is complete and operational.


A quiz with a serving of fish and chips will be held each month, the next one is to be held on Friday 22nd March 2019 starting at 7.00pm


Coffee mornings will be held in the Village Hall at fortnightly intervals. The next one will be on Friday, 22nd March  at 10.00am

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 – Saturday 23rd March with the ‘Flying Folk’ band from 8pm

Hi everyone we have a band with a difference at the Crown this Saturday as ‘Flying Folk’ make their debut at the Crown. So if you like a bit of folk with a squeeze of difference come to the Crown from 8pm this Saturday.

Visit the Web Site >> www.thetrunchcrown.co.uk

see also The Trunch Crown

A Note from the Local Management Team :-

All pub users, and even those who just walk by, will have seen the resurgence of the Trunch Crown; come in and experience the convivial atmosphere, the welcome of the bar staff and the friendliness of the patrons.

We all must appreciate a ‘good local’ is vital to any village as it provides a meeting 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 visit.

The great news is that after much work with Bateman’s, The Crown has opened 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 will be staged.

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.

We hope  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


The next coffee morning will be held on Friday 22nd 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 5th and 19th April


Home Library Service contact Royal Voluntary Service on 01603  397998 or email: norfolkhls@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk


SUNDAY 7TH JULY 2019 (10.00 AM – 4.00 PM)
Our Summer Fun Day is set for Sunday 7th July this year and will include a wide range
of stalls and events on the Paddock plus Open Gardens and the ever popular
Scarecrows. Food and refreshments will be available around the village including at the
Village Hall.
This year the open gardens will be held between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm allowing
owners the opportunity of free admission and refreshments at the event for two hours or
so before we finish. Concessionary admission will also be available to owners
displaying scarecrows.
All profits go to the Village Society where funds are made available to be released by
way of grant applications to local clubs, organisations and groups seeking finance for
improvements, maintenance and running costs. Our village clubs and organisations
play a vital role in providing wonderful opportunities for our community and without them
these benefits would be greatly missed by us all.
Once again we will be relying on the generosity and assistance of the local community
in helping us make it another successful day. Should you wish to volunteer to help, to
open your garden, to display a scarecrow or if you simply require further information
please contact Mike Tyler on 01263 720728 or email mikerobtyler@gmail.com


The Annual General Meeting of the Trunch Village Society is being held on 15th May at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room.

All residents are welcome to attend.