Trunch Concerts – A Christmas Carol at St Botolph’s Church on Sunday 29th November 3pm and 7pm

A CHRISTMAS CAROL                         

by Charles Dickens.


SUNDAY 29th November 3pm
SUNDAY 29th November 7pm

With social distancing in St.Botolph’s Church, Trunch
On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean-spirited and miserly old man, is visited by the ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley. Shown Christmas’ Past, Present and Future he is offered the chance of redemption…but will he take it?
THIS IS MY THEATRE is a Sussex based theatre company which was formed in 2016 from talented young actors and musicians. With great success THIS IS MY THEATRE tours all over the country and performs in historical places like medieval churches and National Trust venues. In 2019 their tours with Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet received a lot of very positive reviews.
Previous productions include The Tempest at Brighton Fringe Festival (2017), Macbeth (Touring, 2017), The Importance of Being Earnest- (Touring, 2018), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland -(Touring, 2018).
In June 2019 THIS IS MY THEATRE brought Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet to St Nicholas Church (Swafield) and received a very enthusiastic reception.
What people said about the performance at St Nicholas in Swafield:
“Many congratulations on that wonderful evening last night.  By far the best theatre experience I have ever had, completely encompassing and at one with the medieval church. We both felt overcome by it. Thank you!”
“Thanks to you for another enjoyable evening!  I had to keep dodging the daggers from my prime position in the pews! And the music really added to the experience. The actors were all well trained. (I think Romeo actually really loved Juliet in real life!) …  It was as close as I will ever get to a stage play again unless you all put on another one !! Please do!“
The performance will take place inside St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch. The audience will be seated with the required government social distancing. Masks should be worn all the time. 
The number of places is limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets – £15.
To book tickets, please call us 01692 402624
Tickets will be also available from Trunch Corner Stores, phone 01263 722072.



Due to the spread of the Coronavirus Parish Council meetings are being held using video conferencing by Zoom

The next ordinary meeting of the Parish Council is on Wednesday 2nd December at 7.30pm by Zoom.

To join a Zoom meeting contact the Chairman,

If you have any issues for inclusion on the AGENDA please let me know by 19th August(Brian Boughton 01263 720252 or You can always make contact with the Clerk or any other Councillor. Contact details are on the Parish Council web site

PILATES GROUP SESSIONS – Due to Coronavirus sessions are cancelled

Come along and meet with a friendly group of people for 1 hour of enjoyment organised by Sonya Powley in the Village Hall.

For more information please contact Michele Horsefield 01263 720649

Meetings have been cancelled until further notice

FEATURED BUSINESSES – Local Business at your service

This month’s featured business is:-



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 HAWTHORN FENCING HEDGES & TREES and the owner, Dan Plumley based in Gimingham, 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!!



8th November 2020

Latest – Confirmed Cases in UK – Total 1,171,441 New 24,957  Deaths  48,888 (Change from previous day 413 )

35 cases per 100,000 persons in Norfolk in week 23rd Oct-3rd Nov

Population of Norfolk 907,760

24.3% of North Norfolk’s  population are OAP’s. The highest % in the UK

9.5% of North Norfolk’s population are over 80yrs. The 2nd highest in the UK

People with certain health issues and weakened immune systems are urged to remain at home. Specific instructions have be issued by the Government to the ‘extremely vulnerable’

Keep washing your hands (20secs for each wash) and avoid social contact.

Look out for the elderly.

By pulling together we can beat this dreadful virus.


If in coming weeks, due to cash flow, you start to struggle with your finances such that buying food becomes a problem or if you know of a neighbour in a similar situation, then please contact :-

David Burns at 07831 394346 /

Chris and Jenny at 01263 722072 /

We don’t want anyone in the village to worry about food and paying for it whilst there is so much else to concern all of us during this difficult time, so just ask and we will do our best to support you if that situation arises.


As part of the Cromer Care initiative a Befriending Service is available for elderly people who may be lonely and/or vulnerable, seeking information or requiring additional support. The residents of Trunch are invited to make use of this service. By calling 01263 512254 you will be answered by a friendly voice keen to offer help, support and have a friendly chat. Remember, you can also contact members of the Parish Council or Village Society by contacting the telephone numbers/email addresses shown on the leaflet distributed to every household earlier in the month. We are here to help and share your concerns. Trunch Parish Council


To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus  the popular coffee mornings at the Methodist Church and Village Hall will not be held for the time being.


The Open Gardens, Scarecrows and Fun Day will not be held this year due to the Coronavirus.


Guided by Charlene Pinkham, a member of the Trunch Beekeeping Group, our beekeepers Michele Horsefield, Julia Smith and Liz Miles visited North Walsham Junior School to give the children an insight into the life of honey bees, caring for them and the honey making process.







The young people who play football thanked the Parish Council and Village Society for providing and installing the new goals. It seems we have scored a winner on this occasion! Well done the team of volunteers who put up the goals.


As part of a campaign by the Woodland Trust to help combat climate change the Parish Council have been given 105 trees to plant. The Council is planning to plant them mainly around the West and South edges of the playing field to boost the density where the existing shrubs and trees grow in order to augment and protect the natural habitats of wild life. The pack of trees comprise a mix of hawthorn, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, common oak and rowan. With so much in the news recently you must have been moved by the voices of young people calling for us to protect the future of the planet. The planting of trees is only a small contribution and the Parish Council and Village Society are looking at other ways to support our local environment to help create a lasting legacy for future generations.

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The TRUNCH CONCERTS at St Botolph’s Church, Trunch and St Nicholas Church, Swafield, enter their 22nd season this year.

All concert proceeds will continue to be donated to restoration and conservation projects for the churches of Trunch, Swafield and Bradfield. The Church and crommunity would like to thank both the audiences and the performers for their generosity. Since 1998 the concerts have aised over £30,000 towards these projects.
Thanks too to the dynamic Trunch Village Society for its support for TRUNCH CONCERTS.Performers reserve the right to change their programmes from those indicated in the brochure or website.
The organising team will take reasonable steps to give notice if any concert has to be postponed or cancelled. Please check this website for up to date information closer to the dates of the concert.






The monthly Quiz and Fish and Chips Nights scheduled for 24th April, and 29th May are cancelled as a precaution against the spread of the Coronavirus.

When they return come and enjoy a fun quiz evening with a fish’n chip break. By popular demand we start at 7.00pm and the questions are quite easy!

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 to book your place.


Call for Contractors/Suppliers

Trunch Parish Council is undertaking a review of it’s procurement procedures for the placement of orders/contracts for both minor capital expenditure and maintenance works under the headings of grass/landscaping, tree surgery, building works and general maintenance (including painting). Parties wishing to be considered for inclusion on approved lists of contractors/suppliers should contact the Parish Clerk, Julie Chance, via email at or telephone on 01263 833902.

All contractors must carry public liability insurance, be aware of Health and Safety regulations and adhere to them. Unless they have carried out work for us before, when applying for inclusion on the list they should give us a CV, details and photos of some previous work done, details of training certificates (if any) and the name of at least one referee.

North Norfolk District Council – Draft Local Plan

Since the presentation by Mark Ashwell, the Planning Policy Manager of North Norfolk, at the Parish Council Meeting on 5th June a Public Meeting was held in order for residents to express their views on the First Draft of the Local Plan issued for consultation by the North Norfolk District Council. Ed Maxfield our County Councillor and Greg Hayman our District Councillor attended, besides seven Parish Councillors the Clerk and twenty eight residents. After an explanation of the main issues raised in the Plan, Ed and Greg fielded questions and comments from the residents and after a well delivered lively debate from the residents two main issues emerged. Firstly, it was recognised that the NNDC are proposing to make a change of designation of Trunch village from Countryside to an Area for Small Scale Development which would allow some allocation (to be announced in Part 2 of the Plan next Spring) of new ‘open market’ housing. Secondly, concern over the lack of adequate infrastructure and the drastic effect on local services the building of a total of 2590 houses in North Walsham, 909 in Cromer and 117 in Mundesley between 2016 and 2036 will have on us all. Sufficient interest and valid points of concern were raised and as a result the Parish Council and individuals can make reasoned responses to support Trunch remaining a Countryside Area in order to control what type of development (affordable housing), if any, should be allowed and to seek assurances that any development will go hand in hand with the provision of adequate infrastructure and local services. The last matter may require lobbying of Central Government.


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The Trunch Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th March at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room.

All Parish Council meetings are open for residents of Trunch to attend. Please do come along.




THE TRUNCH CROWN – Takeaway food and home delivery available

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Takeaway and home delivery at the Trunch Crown

Due to the closure of the pub during the Coronavirus emergency we are offering takeaways and deliveries to anyone including those self isolating. Please give us a ring on 01263 722341 or message on Facebook and we can arrange everything for you. We are also selling bottles of wine and beer alongside the take away. Payment is cash on collection, PayPal or Bacs at the moment. Takeaway and delivery is available from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday to Saturday

Please make use of this valuable service. By doing so you will be supporting Iain and this valuable village asset in very difficult circumstances.


Due to the Coronavirus no events are planned for the foreseeable future.

See you in the Trunch Crown as soon the current Coronavirus emergency is overcome –  Support your local


The popular coffee mornings held in the village hall will not be held for the time being due to the spread of the Coronavirus.

When the restart please come along and support this important cause in raising funds for the village hall and local charities.  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.

When this  important social occasion starts again, hopefully, later this year do come along, you will be surprised by the warm welcome that you will receive.

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!


TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY ORDINARY MEETING by Zoom on 17th February 2021 at 7.30pm

Trunch Village Society Ordinary Meetings will be held by Zoom video conferencing. The next meeting is being held on 17th February 2021 at 7.30pm