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.
The Village Hall and Social Club
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 Wednesdays from 1.45pm to 2.45pm
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
Baby & Toddler Thursdays from 10.00am to 11.30am
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
Short Mat Bowls Mondays 2 – 4pm until April 2019
Quiz Night Monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month
Historical Society 2nd Monday of each month at 7.30pm
Parish Council 3rd Monday in the month at 7.30pm
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 8 am to 5.30pm and from 9.30am to 12.30pm 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 Thursday – 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.
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:
Allotment Association Gill Goold 0750 8242223
Borough Council Tim Tilbrook 601413
Bell Ringers Tower Captain Denys Winner 520598
British Legion Denys Winner 520598
Community Car Scheme Office 520823
Doctors – Great Massingham Surgery 520521 | www.massingham-dockingsurgeries.co.uk
The Coronation Club Jill Whitmore 520609
Guide Trefoil Guild Shirley Rae 520259
The Mallard Editor; Bev Randall 520899 / email@example.com
Treasurer: David Baines 520966 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Council Kevin Webb – Clerk 01328 855046 / Vic Cross – Chair 520387
Pre-School Pip Armitage 07807185746
School Ann Beardall 520362
Rector Rev. Judith Pollard 601251
Websites of local interest:
(A publication compiled from local parish magazines around the 1900’s – including Little Massingham & others)