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.


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 8th February

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


GARDEN SOCIETY AGM – 12th March 2019 at 7.30pm in Methodist Community Room

The Annual General Meeting will be held on 12th March 2019 at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room. Please note change of date from that previously published.

All members and visitors are welcome. Come and air your views and help with planning future events.

Annual Membership retained at £5.00 per person.

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 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 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 6th March 2019 at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 6th March 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 – Saturday 16th February at 7.30pm -Sally Hart on Keyboard

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

Hi all, we have a return of Sally Hart this Saturday playing Jazz, Classics, and Show Tunes on the key board. This time she will be accompanied by a vocalist on some of then tunes. Its a laid back night of chilled tunes and relaxed renditions. So if you like Burt Baccarat, The Carpenters and even soul music there will be a bit of something for us all. Starts approx 7.30pm and is free as always.

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

VILLAGE HALL – FUND RAISING COFFEE MORNINGS – on Friday 22nd February and 8th March

The next coffee morning will be held on 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.