Great Massingham offers key services and contacts, supporting both the village residents and neighbouring communities. All numbers carry the STD code 01485 if calling from outside the area.
Call 520588/520387 for Hall, Bar and Vic Cross.
The Village Hall on Station Road is at the heart of the community offering the following regular events:
Keep Fit Every Wednesday 1.30 to 2.30pm
Bingo Fridays at 7.30pm
Auction Most Sundays
Coronation Club 4th Wednesday in the month from 2pm to 4pm
West Norfolk Radio Some Sundays from 7pm to 10.00pm (live music broadcasts) Check posts to find out what is on and dates
Craft & Chat 2nd Monday in the month from 2pm to 4.30pm
Trefoil Guild 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm
Film Night 3rd Thursday in the month from 7pm for 7.30pm
Short Mat Bowls Wednesdays 7-10pm from October 2018 until March 2019 then back in the autumn.
Short Mat Bowls Mondays 2 – 4pm until April 2019 then back in the autumn.
Quiz Night Monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month
Historical Society 3rd Monday of each month at 7.30pm (From January 2020)
Parish Council 2nd Monday in the month at 7.30pm (From January 2020)
See “Events” on the front page for further details of other events and news and the separate page for the Village Hall and Social Club.
The Social Club is run on behalf of the members by a CIC (Community Interest Company) and the Directors are: Chair – Gary Whittred / Secretary – Peter Wadham / and Vic Cross and Deb Lambert.
The Club is a members only club and has a licensed bar which is open Mon. to Sat. evenings 7pm to 11pm and Sunday lunchtimes. The bar prices are generally about 20% cheaper than most pubs. The club also hosts various village events such as Quiz Nights, the Coronation Club, and various other fundraising activities. The club also hosts the snooker and billiards clubs, both of whom enter teams in local leagues, and has two full-size snooker/billiard tables and a pool table.
There is also a TV and a large-screen projector system to provide Sky Sports and other televised events. The CIC is also responsible for organising various fundraising events and is currently raising money to provide a Defibrillator at the Village Hall/Club.
The Social Club is a not-for-profit organisation and is run solely by volunteers (with paid bar-staff). All proceeds from its operation are used to maintain and improve both the Club and the Village Hall.
The hall is available for private hire – Call 520588/520387 for Hall, Bar and Vic Cross.
Sports Clubs at the Village Hall
The village hall is also the hub for various sports clubs including tennis, bowling, football, snooker, billiards, and netball.
All welcome to join or support – see separate page for each sport/club.
The Community Car Service
The Community Car Service helps anyone without access to personal transportation to attend doctor, hospital or dental appointments, visit a relative, go to the shops, care centre or social club etc. To book a trip, call the community service on 01485 520823 at any time to speak to someone or to leave a message. Once the trip is over, passengers pay the volunteer driver approx. 45p per mile.
For further information see the separate page on this site and www.massinghamcommunitycars.co.uk
The Village Stores & Post Office
Mark, Kerry and the staff welcome you to your local village store and post office. The shop is open 7 days a week – Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7pm and from 9am to 4pm on Sundays. Post office hours are – 9 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday & 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. No Post Office on Sundays.
The Village store has lots of new lines including a new range of newspapers & magazines, stationery, DIY and cakes & biscuits. Also available is freshly ground coffee and tea to take away and hot soup in the colder months. More changes coming soon…….
A wide range of local produce including fresh bread, cooked meats and local eggs along with tinned and frozen foods.
A dry cleaning service available twice a week plus photocopying and A FREE local delivery service every Friday afternoon between 1pm and 5pm. Call 520272
The Post Office offers a full postal service along with insurances, foreign currencies, cash-back with no purchase, cheque & cash direct to your bank account.
Cards now accepted for payment.
Please note our new extended opening hours and website details…
Due to popular customer demand and to simply be open when you need us, we have decided to extend our opening hours. New hours, also shown above are: Monday to Saturday 7am to 7pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for latest news or visit our website www.massinghamstores.co.uk
Post office hours will remain the same. (see above)
The Dabbling Duck
Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant and Bar – 520827 | www.thedabblingduck.co.uk
A warm welcome can always be found at the Dabbling Duck which is open every day. Food is served all day every day as follows:
Breakfast 8 am to 10 am, Morning Coffee 10 am to midday (Monday to Saturday) & Afternoon Tea from 3 pm to 5.30 pm (Monday to Saturday ) Main Restaurant serves food from midday onwards everyday. Sunday Lunch served from midday until 8 pm.
Locally sourced, seasonal weekly menus along with a child’s menu are available and you can even have a takeaway!
A picturesque countryside pub named after The Wind in the Willows. A meeting point for the local community, The Dabbling Duck offers a fantastic British menu and real ales favoured by CAMRA Real Ale Campaign.
The quirky dining room at The Dabbling Duck comes complete with walls full of library books, stripped floorboards and sash windows that create a cosy ambience.
The Dabbling Duck has 6 guest bedrooms in the main building, all are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high specification, In June 2015, further bedrooms were added at the rear of the property.
Other Community Services: Useful Numbers
Allotment Association Gill Goold 0750 8242223
Borough Council James (Jim) Moriarty) 07879 492400
Bell Ringers Tower Captain Dale Gagen 520024
Community Car Scheme Office 520823
County Council Stuart Graham Dark 07450 679 355
The Coronation Club Jill Whitmore 520609
Doctors – Great Massingham Surgery 520521 | www.massingham-dockingsurgeries.co.uk
The Film Night Arthur Allen 520 628
Guide Trefoil Guild Shirley Rae 520259
Massingham Historical Society Peter James 521 706
The Mallard – Editor Bev Randall 520899 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mallard – Treasurer: David Baines 520966 /email@example.com
Parish Council Mick Wingell – Chair 520369
Pre-School Pip Armitage 07807185746
School Ann Beardall 520362
Rector Rev. Judith Pollard 601251
Tennis & Multi Sports Club Arthur Allen 520 628
Village Hall Bar 520 588
Village Stores & Deli Mark Eldridge 520 272
Websites of local interest:
(A publication compiled from local parish magazines around the 1900’s – including Little Massingham & others)