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!!


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!!

There will be another Village Hall Jumble Sale held on Saturday 1st June. The last sale raised £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 help raise money.

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 complete. This will make a total 18 new homes and the y were officially opened on 5th April. We welcome all the new residents and hope that they will enjoy living in Trunch.

There were nine Nominations received from prospective candidates before the deadline. There are eleven Councillor positions on the Trunch Parish Council so the Election will be uncontested and the following persons are appointed – Brian Boughton,Gloria Green, Nick Hurst, Richard Nevill, Carole Owers, John Spencer, Paul Taylor, Michael Tyler and  Shirley Wild.

The Parish Council has TWO Councillor vacancies.

If you are interested in getting involved in the decision making process for your village please send you expression of interest to the Clerk at julie.chance@tiscali.co.uk by the deadline of Friday 24th May 2019

Interviews will be held immediately prior to the Parish Council meeting on 5th June 2019 and the successful candidates will be co-opted onto the Parish Council at the July meeting.


GARDEN SOCIETY TALK – Tuesday 4th June – Dahlias and Pitcher Plants by Derek Hazell

An illustrated talk by Derek Hazell will be held on Tuesday 4th June  at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room.

Entrance Fee Members £1.00 – Non Members £2.00

Come and hear our Vice Chairman giving a most interesting talk, you may learn something about these delightful plants.

Full membership  £5.00 per annum.


TRUNCH CONCERTS – St Botolph’s Church – Saturday 25th May at 7.30pm -Roger Garland (violin) and Michael Finnissy(piano)

Saturday 25th May 2019, 7.30pm, St Botolph Church

Roger Garland (violin)

Michael Finnissy (piano)

Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor Op.45    Edvard Grieg

Seterjentens fridag                                   Michael Finnissy

Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor Op.80     Sergei Prokofiev

Roger Garland studied the violin with Manoug Parikian whilst reading Music at Cambridge. In 1969, he joined the English Chamber Orchestra, combining this with recital and solo work throughout the country. In 1973, he joined the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields with whom he has made many solo appearances and broadcasts in Europe, North America and Australia. He has also appeared as soloist in broadcasts for the Chichester Festival and the Flanders Festival. He has broadcast solo recitals and chamber music on the BBC and is a keen champion of 20th century music, his latest CD being of the Trio by Michael Finnissy on Et Cetera Records with the Gagliano Trio. He also leads the Guarnerius String Quintet.

Michael Finnissy is an English composer and pianist known for his imaginative, eclectic style. Finnissy debuted in Europe in 1969 at the Amsterdam-based Gaudeamus Music Week. He began teaching composition at the Dartington Summer School in the mid-’70s and thereafter taught mainly at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Winchester College, University of Sussex, Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven in Belgium, and from 1999 he has served as professor of composition at Southampton University.
From 1990-1996 Finnissy was president of the International Society for Contemporary Music. Among his works is the massive 2007-2008 stage work Mankind, for vocal soloists, several choruses, chamber ensemble, piano, organ, and ripieno children’s orchestra. Michael Finnissy was awarded two British Composer Awards in 2015. His choral work John the Baptist won the Liturgical award, and his piano cycle, Beat Generation Ballads won in the Solo/Duo category.

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 21st June at 7.00pm


The monthly Quiz and Fish and Chips Night will be held on Friday 21st June / Friday 26th July and Friday 23rd August.

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 5th June 2019 at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room

The Parish Council has TWO Councillor vacancies.

If you are interested in getting involved in the decision making process for your village please send you expression of interest to the Clerk at julie.chance@tiscali.co.uk by the deadline of Friday 24th May 2019.

Interviews will be held immediately prior to the Parish Council meeting on 5th June 2019 and the successful candidates will be co-opted onto the Parish Council at the July meeting.


The First Draft of the Local Plan (Part 1) concerning housing development in North Norfolk between now and 2036 has been issued for consultation and we have until the 19th June 2019 to make comments. Only the proposed development in large and small growth towns and large growth villages is covered in the Plan (Part 1). We know that a large development of houses is planned for North Walsham. Trunch is classified as a small growth village and any proposed development will be covered by Part 2 of the Local Plan to be issued in October 2019. However, under Part 1 of the Plan, the North Norfolk District Council are seeking to identify available sites in small growth villages for small scale development (0.25 and 1 hectare in size). Details of the Local Plan can be found at www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/localplanconsultation.

The North Norfolk District Council’s Planning Policy Manager, Mark Ashwell, is attending the Parish Council meeting on 5th June 2019 to discuss the issues raised in the Local Plan and how it may impact on Trunch. If you have an interest in the Council’s plans for housing development in Trunch you are urged to attend so that we can respond to NNDC with your comments.

The Trunch Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 5th June 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.






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 £500 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 will be held on  ………………………. 2019 starting at 7.00pm


Coffee mornings will be held in the Village Hall at fortnightly intervals.

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.













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 Fridays on June 7th and 21st June also July 12th and 26th 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


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.