Great Massingham is a thriving community with a shop, post office, village pub & restaurant, a medical centre with its own dispensary, village school and pre-school playgroup, the village hall, bar, social club and an very active tennis and multi-sports club.
The Village Hall has fine facilities for indoor activities and is a centre for a wide range of entertainment, while a large playing field, bowling green, basketball court and tennis courts provide sporting facilities for the more active villagers and visitors – please see further information on the Village Hall page.
Even fishermen are catered for with a large well stocked village pond, once the fish pond for a nearby Augustinian Priory! Children and toddlers too have a well equipped play park equipped with a good range of playground rides and slides.
A daily bus service provides connections to nearby Kings Lynn and Fakenham but there is also a thriving community car service manned by volunteers, used for transport to hospital appointments for example or to anywhere where public transport might be a little difficult.
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
Great Massingham has a well staffed medical centre to cater for the village and surrounding area. As well as a team of doctors and nurses for general illnesses the surgery also hold a number on specialty clinics to dealing with more specific complaints, such as asthma, diabetes, blood pressure and so on. The practice also has its own dispensary. For more information click on the link below.
The Parish Council
Chair: Vic Cross
Vice Chair: Sue Nash
Clerk: Kevin Webb
Address for Parish Council correspondence:
1 Townshend Green West
Norfolk. NR21 8NQ
Tel: 01328 855046
Meetings are held each month on the Monday nearest to, but not before, the 20th of the month.