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 Sundays from 7pm to 10.00pm (live music broadcasts)
Baby & Toddler Thursdays from 10.00am to 11.30am
Craft & Chat 2nd Monday in the month from 2pm to 4pm
Film Club 3rd Thursday in the month from 7pm for 7.30pm
Short Mat Bowls Mondays 7-10pm until March 2016
Short Mat Bowls Mondays 2-4pm until April 2016
Quiz Nights Monthly on a Thursday
Historical Society 2nd Monday in the month from 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 it’s 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 pages 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. 40p per mile.
For further information see the separate page on this site and www.massinghamcommunitycars.co.uk
The Village Stores & Post Office
Ray and the staff welcome you to your local shop and post office. Open 7 days a week – Monday to Saturday fron 8.00am to 5.30pm and from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Sundays.
Offering a wide range of local produce including fresh break, cooked meats and local eggs along with tinned and frozen foods. A dry cleaning service is available twice a week and A FREE local delivery service is available every Thursday – call 520272
The Post Office offers a full postal service along with insurances, foreign currencies.
NOTE Post Office is closed on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and Sundays.
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 everyday. Food is served Monday to Sunday from 12noon to 2.30pm and from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. Locally sourced, seasonal weekly menus along with a child’s menu are available and you can even have a take away!
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 ambiance.
The Dabbling Duck has 6 guest bedrooms in the main building, all are tastefully decorated and furnished to high specification, In June 2015, further bedrooms were added at the rear of the property
Other Community Services:
Allotment Association Gill Goold 07513125964
Borough Council Mike Tilbury 529340
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 Film Club Arthur Allen 520628
The Coronation Club Jill Whitmore 520609
Fishing Warden Nigel Yates 520844 or 07527866055
Football Club Secretary Barry Talbot 520653 (Seniors)
Guide Trefoil Guild Shirley Rae 520259
Massingham Historical Society Anthony Robinson 520455 / email@example.com
The Mallard Editor; Bev Randall 520899 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: David Baines 520966 /email@example.com
Parish Council Kevin Webb – Clerk 01328 855046 / Vic Cross – Chair 520387
Tennis and Multi-Sports Club Arthur Allen 520628
Pre-School Pip Armitage 07807185746
Baby & Toddler Group Rachel Lockwood
School Ann Beardall 520362
Village Hall/Social Club/Bar Vic Cross 520588/520387
Rector Rev. Judith Pollard 601251
Great Massingham.net website Caroline Boyden 521816 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Websites of local interest
(A publication compiled from local parish magazines around the 1900’s – including Little Massingham & others)