Community Services

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

The Village Stores & Post Office

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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 |


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 |

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   /

The Mallard                                                              Editor; Bev Randall 520899 /

Treasurer:                                                                 David Baines 520966 /

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 website                            Caroline Boyden  521816 /

Websites of local interest

UK Villages

Norfolk Coast

New Revelations Book

(A publication compiled from local parish magazines around the 1900’s – including Little Massingham & others)

Karl Andrews
Dabbling Duck October
West Heath Barn
Langham Glass
James Amos