Pulham Market boasts a wide range of facilities and amenities.
Privately-owned allotments are available for rent at The Harrow, Pulham Market. For details, please contact Peter Blackburn on 01379 608312.
Beckvale Community Car Scheme
The Community Car Scheme provides transport for a small fee to take village residents to and from hospital or medical appointments. The scheme, which is supported by Pulham Market and Pulham St Mary Parish Councils and South Norfolk Council, can also be used for compassionate hospital visits, dentists, chiropodists etc. The organisers are always looking for new volunteer drivers who receive a mileage allowance to cover costs. To book a car, or to offer help, please call Andy Yull on 01379 676966.
Pulham Market Burial Ground is owned and run by Pulham Market Parish Council. Plots are available for burials or cremations. Further information, terms and conditions and a list of prices are available from the parish clerk Clare Crane on 01379 608590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus and Rail Services
There are regular public bus services running through the village from Monday to Saturday (except on public holidays) with good connections to Norwich, Diss and Harleston. Bus stops are outside the village store and in Colegate End Lane. Timetables can be found on the wall near the public phone box directly opposite Central Hair hairdressers. Timetables can also be found at http://www.anglianbus.co.uk.
Diss railway station, with fast connections to Norwich and London, is also a short car or bus journey away. See http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/dis/localarea.html or http://www.greateranglia.co.uk.
People living in the parish who need advice on how to deal with issues relating to unsatisfactory sales of goods, poor service from tradespeople, scams by post or email, bogus callers and other related problems, can contact the Pulham Market Consumer Champion, Michele Eveson on 01379 676644 or by email at email@example.com. Mrs Eveson is registered with Norfolk Trading Standards and receives regular updates on problems in the area and will try to point people in the right direction to access further information or help. She also has a copy of the Norfolk Trusted Trader Directory which contains contact details of tradesmen who have received positive feedback from customers and are felt to be trustworthy.
Pulham Market has two lively and active churches; the parish church of St Mary Magdalene, a beautiful 15th century building to the south of The Green, and Pulham Market Methodist Church, a recently extended 19th century red-brick building with adjoining meeting hall, situated in Bank Street. The two churches work in partnership.
St Mary Magdalene is a gateway church and is open for visitors at all reasonable times. Details of services and church groups are published in the Parish Magazine. The church is part of the Benefice of Dickleburgh and the Pulhams which covers six parishes. There is a 12-mile walk trail which links the eight churches of the benefice - walk guides are available from the tourist offices in Diss and Harleston. The Rector is Revd J Roskelly who can be contacted on 01379 676256. He is aided by three local curates - Revd P Schwier, Revd N Steer and Revd J Adlam. For more details see http://www.thebenefice.org.uk . Pulham Market Parochial Church Council is responsible for the financial affairs of St Mary Magdalene and the care and maintenance of the church fabric and its contents. For more information, contact Charlotte Hays at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read about the history of St Mary Magdalene.
Pulham Market Methodist Church is part of the Waveney Valley Ecumenical Partnership - a group of nine Christian churches set alongside the River Waveney between Harleston and Bungay. More details can be found at http://www.wvep.co.uk/pulham-market.asp In addition to its regular services, it runs a Sunday School every Sunday at 10.45 am in the Methodist Hall and on the second Sunday the children join in an All Age Worship service. It also holds Open House Drop-In Coffee Mornings on Wednesdays, 10am to noon. All ages welcome.
Church Hill Surgery
The village surgery covers Pulham Market, Pulham St Mary, Starston and Dickleburgh. A well-staffed local general practice with dispensary, it also boasts a range of community health care services. It has access for patients with disabilities and is located in Station Road, Pulham Market, on the opposite side of the road to the church. For more information call 01379 676227 or see http://www.churchhillsurgery.co.uk.
District and County Councillors
Councillor Clayton Hudson represents the village on South Norfolk Council. He can be contacted on 01379 676259.
For district council services see http://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk.
Councillor Martin Wilby represents the village on Norfolk County Council. He can be contacted on 01379 741504 or mobile 07920 286618.
For county council services see http://www.norfolk.gov.uk.
Homewatch (also known as Neighbourhood Watch) helps look after and protect the safety of residents in the area and their property. The Homewatch Co-ordinator acts as a link between members of the local Homewatch group and the Police, passing on information regarding recent illegal activities in the neighbourhood and suggesting areas for particular attention or ways to improve home security. At times the Police may also make products, such as proximity alarms or shed alarms, available at reduced prices via Homewatch. For more information, call Pulham Market Homewatch Co-ordinator John Collard 01379 676202. See http://www.neighbourhoodwatch.net
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Member of Parliament
Mr Richard Bacon (Conservative) is Member of Parliament for South Norfolk. He can be contacted in writing at his constituency office at Grasmere, Denmark Street, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4LE, or at the House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. If you would like an appointment to see Mr Bacon at one of his advice surgeries, please call 01379 643728. See http://www.richardbacon.org.uk for more information.
Pulham Market Memorial Hall was built in 1895 and refurbished and extended in 1984. The building is owned by the parish council and managed by the Memorial Hall trustees, a registered charity. It offers a versatile venue for a wide range of uses, from dances and private parties to club or charitable events such as sales, shows, meetings, exhibitions, sports and keep fit activities. It has a fully equipped stage and kitchen, as well as a lounge area and a meeting/conference room. It has wi-fi and disabled access, toilets and audio loop. The hall has an alcohol premises licence and is licensed for entertainment. There is plentiful free parking directly adjacent. Hire is available at extremely reasonable rates. Enquiries should be made to the booking secretary Mike Newby on 01379 676610 or via email to email@example.com. See www.pulhammarketmemorialhall.co.uk for additional information Memorial Hall Page
Norfolk County Council's Mobile Library Service visits Pulham Market every three weeks on a Friday with stop-off points at The Green, Chapel Close and Colegate End Road. See the Village Diary for details or call on 01603 222267.
The Pulhams Parish Magazine covers Pulham Market and Pulham St Mary. It is a church magazine but also contains news of life in both villages. It recently celebrated its 500th edition. It accepts contributions from many village organisations and paid-for advertising from local businesses. It is available for a small charge from the Post Office or can be delivered monthly for an annual subscription - please contact Ann Ford on 01379 676385. Pulham Market Parish Council's village diary is also delivered to all households in the village free-of-charge. Articles of interest from the parish of Pulham Market may be submitted to Frank Allen on 01379 676444.
All planning applications in the parish come before the parish council for comment and may be viewed on South Norfolk Council's planning portal at http://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/planning/index.asp The parish clerk also has copies of plans and planning decisions which can be viewed by prior arrangement. Individuals may comment on local planning issues by making their views known to the parish council or logging on to the planning portal and following the online instructions. Alternatively, contact Planning Administration by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org , call on 01508 533845 or freephone 0808 168 3000, or write to South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House, Swan Lane, Long Stratton, Norwich NR15 2XE.
Pulham Market Playing Field is situated in Mill Lane. Its facilities include a pavilion with changing rooms and a small kitchen, a football pitch, tennis court, a BMX bike track and children's play equipment such as swings and climbing frames. The playing field is owned and run by Pulham Market Parish Council. Enquiries concerning hire of the facilities, or any other matter relating to the Playing Field, should be directed to the parish clerk on 01379 608590. The tennis court is hired out by Pulham Market Tennis Club. Please note: Dogs are NOT allowed on the playing field.
Pulham Market is part of the Harleston Safer Neighbourhood Team which covers the south of Norfolk bordering Suffolk and delivers a local policing style. In addition to Beat Managers and PCSOs, the team has Patrol officers who respond to calls for service 24 hours a day. Dedicated to Pulham Market are PC Tim Tyler (Beat Manager) and PCSO Roger Lim based at Harleston Police Station. For emergencies dial or text 999. For non-emergency calls ring 101 (international callers or those in the UK residing outside of England and Wales should call 01953 424242). If you use Minicom equipment call 18001 101, or to send a text message dial 07786 200777.
Public Footpaths and Bridle Paths
South Norfolk is wonderful walking and riding country. Amongst local public rights of way is The Boudicca Way, a 36-mile long footpath between Diss and Norwich which lies roughly parallel to the old Roman Road (A140) and runs right through the centre of Pulham Market. The long-distance path is split into several manageable sections, so Pulham Market is an ideal starting or finishing point for walkers. For more information see http://www.boudiccaway.co.uk. There are 14 footpaths in total in Pulham Market which has its own Footpath Warden, Sue Hewitt. She is responsible for reporting any problems to the landowners, the parish council or the relevant county council department which is responsible for maintaining Rights of Way. She also organises walks in the spring and summer (details can be found in the Village Diary). Parishioners can report footpath problems to Mrs Hewitt on 01379 676602.
Public Phone Box
A public phone box is situated directly opposite Central Hair hairdressers in Bank Street, however this is no longer in use and looking to be removed by BT in September 2018.
Pulham Market Domestic Oil Buying Scheme
To benefit from discounts through bulk buying of domestic heating oil (and other products), there are two local groups open to parishioners. The first sponsored by the Parish Council is with Anglia Farmers – go to www.af-affinityshop.co.uk click on “Heating Oil” and complete the enquiry form; alternatively pick up a Registration Form from the Village Post Office. The second covers seven groups across East Anglia – go to www.bungaybuyers.com click on “How it works” then click on “Join us” to register.
A registered charity run by a voluntary committee, the Ofsted-registered Pre-School meets five mornings a week in Pulham Market Memorial Hall from 9.30am to 12.30 noon, they also have two afternoon sessions on Wednesday and Thursdays, or you can choose full days from 9.30am - 3.30pm on Wednesday and Thursdays. We accept two and three-year-old funded children according to government guidelines and all fee-paying children between two and five-years-old are welcome as well. Providing a safe, friendly environment with fully-qualified staff following the Early Year’s Foundation stage for children from two to five-years-old, the Pre-School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Pre-School has sole use of the hall during its sessions and also has an outdoor equipped play area. If you require further information please contact Pre-School supervisor Sarah Weller on 07752 878612 or
Pulham Primary School
The primary school is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School, founded in 1852 and located on Harleston Road. It takes children aged four to eleven and has around 136-plus pupils on the school roll. It serves Pulham Market and Pulham St Mary, as well as some smaller surrounding villages, and its involvement in the community is very much part of the school life. It has an active friends association called FOPPS (Friends of Pulham Primary School). The majority of children move up to Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston, which is the only Church of England high school in the county of Norfolk, while some attend Diss High School, Long Stratton High School and other schools further afield. For further information see http://www.pulhamprimaryschool.ik.org or call 01379 676313. Details on Archbishop Sancroft High School can be found at http://www.ashs.org.uk or by calling 01379 852561. Ofsted reports for local schools can be viewed at http://www.ofsted.gov.uk.
Pulham Surgery Support Group
The PSSG was established in 1994 and covers the villages served by the surgery. It is made up of enthusiastic volunteers and offers social activities and useful information about health and social issues. Meetings are held in the Memorial Hall. The PSSG is funded by grants and donations and holds a monthly raffle and craft and produce stalls. There is no membership fee and no charge to attend meetings. For more information, see http://www.pulhamsurgerysupportgroup.com
Recycling units for glass, paper and card, and clothes can be found at the Recycling Bank in Falcon Road.
The Tenec Trust
This is a trust fund which receives an annual income from the Pulham Market Town Estate Charity. The trustees use the money to help provide support to individual people in the parish who are in need in accordance with a scheme approved by the Charity Commissioners. For more information, contact the Tenec Trust secretary Frank Allen on 01379 676444.
The Brewhouse opened at the beginning of 2012 as a community building. Its facilities include two upstairs rooms, a meeting room, fully fitted kitchen, disabled access and toilet, and an outdoor courtyard area. Originally the village surgery, it had several other uses before being bought by Pulham Market Parochial Church Council with the help of grants and donations. It is run by volunteers and activities taking place there include PCC meetings, Mothers Union meetings, Sunday School, weekly craft nights and fortnightly community lunches for the elderly or people who live on their own. Evening film showings are also held on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
The Green is used for village events such as Music Day, the carnival and a summer fete, as well as for travelling funfairs and a circus, at the parish council's discretion. The parish council works to maintain it as an important focus to village life in the centre of Pulham Market's conservation area.
Pulham Market is an ideal base to explore the surrounding Waveney Valley which boasts many attractive market towns and villages and other tourist attractions. Information is available at: Diss Tourist Information Centre, Mere's Mouth, Mere Street, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4AG. Tel: 01379 650523 (open all year round - Monday to Saturday 11am - 3pm, closed Tuesdays). Harleston Tourist Information Point, 8 Exchange Street, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9AB. Tel: 01379 851917 (limited opening all year round). A 'Discover South Norfolk' brochure with information for visitors can be found at http://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk. Pulham Market offers good overnight bed and breakfast accommodation and two welcoming pubs offering a range of ales and meals. The Falcon is part of the Brewmaster stable, while The Crown is a freehouse. Hot snacks and drinks are also available in the village store, Sam's Local Shopper, while Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available at The Old Bakery and Red House Farm (see Businesses).
Pulham Market's Tree Warden is Mrs Georgia Hegarty who can be contacted on 01379 676391. She is a volunteer involved with gathering information about trees, liaising with local people about tree preservation and conservation, and practical projects. Information on some of the common queries people may have about trees can be found at http://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/environment/268.asp
A monthly diary of events in Pulham Market is delivered to all homes in the village and is also available to view here on the website by clicking on Village Diary. It is produced by the parish council and is delivered free-of-charge. To advertise an event in the diary, email full details - date, time, venue, details - to email@example.com or call on 01379 676295 by the 16th of the preceding month.
Village Store and Post Office
Sam's Local Shopper on The Green provides a wide range of foodstuffs and beverages, newspapers, stationery and hot snacks and drinks, as well as services such as photocopying, photo printing and newspaper delivery. The village Post Office counter in the store offers a full range of postal services. Store opening hours are: Mon to Fri 06:30 to 19:00, Sat 07:00 to 19:00, Sun 09:00 to 15:00, Bank Holidays 09:00 to 15:00, Closed on Xmas Day and Boxing Day. Post Office opening hours are: Mon to Tues 09:00 to 17:30, Wed 09:00 to 13:00, Thurs to Fri 09:00 to 17:30, Sat 09:00 to 12:30, Sun Closed, Closed all Bank Holidays. Tel: 01379 676217. Fax: 01379 608009. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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