Information

Useful info & local services

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  • Medical
  • Schools / Playgroups
  • Veterinary
  • Parish Council
  • Group 4 News
  • Post Office
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Eating Out
  • Bed and Breakfast/SeIf-Catering Accommodation
  • Refuse collection
  • Newspapers
  • Milk Deliveries
  • Church

Hospital

The nearest hospital is King’s Lynn, A & E unit, post code PE30 4ET.  Tel: 01553 613613

Defibrillator: There is a defibrillator located at the Beachamwell village hall

Doctors: There are 3 medical practices in Swaffham:

  • The Campingland Surgery
    Campingland, Swaffham PE37 7RD,
    01760 721211
  • Manor Farm Medical Centre
    Mangate Street, Swaffham PE37 7QN
    01760 721786
  • Plowright Medical Centre
    Jack Boddy Way, Swaffham PE37 7HJ
    01760 722797

Dentist

There are 2 dental practices in Swaffham:

  • Holmes JC & Associates
    3 The Pightle, Swaffham PE37 7DF
    01760 721335
  • Southlands Dental Practice
    57 Southlands Swaffham PE37 7PF
    01760 721385

Schools / Playgroups

Our nearest schools and playgroups are at Narborough, Marham, Swaffham and Gooderstone. Contact Norfolk County Council for details. 0344 8008020 or look on the website https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/

Veterinary

The Grove Veterinary Group
17 Lynn Street, Swaffham PE37 7AU  01760 723739
The Crossings, Downham Market
01366 382219 (see G4N)

Parish council

Beachamwell lies in the Breckland District of Norfolk. At a local level we are represented by the Beachamwell Parish Council.

Web site: https://beachamwell-pc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/

Councillors:

  • Diana Lambert (Chair)
  • Pat O’Donnell
  • Clerk to the Council: Sarah Hunt
  • Claire Prentice 

The business of the Parish Council is to oversee matters of local interest, amenity and concern. Examples are:

  • Planning issues
  • Road and footpath maintenance
  • Acting as a bridge between the Village and the District and County Councils.

Generally the clerk to the Council is the first point of contact.

However, the Parish Councillors will be happy to offer advice and their details can be found on the Parish Council Notice Board situated on the Village Green.

Meetings are held every two months in the Village Hall and members of the public are entitled, and welcome, to attend.

The agenda is posted on the notice board one week before the meetings and minutes are displayed after each meeting.

Group 4 News

The G4N is a local free publication that is delivered once a month, packed with information. It can also be viewed at http://www.group4news.co.uk/

Post Office

The village is served by a mobile post office, which parks in Old Hall Lane (south of the pub) between 12.55 – 13.15 Monday and Thursday and 11.10 – 11.40 Tuesday and Wednesday.

Check https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder/7162308/beachamwell-mobile-service as the timetable does change from time to time.

The village post box is in The Street, opposite the gate to the church. Mail is collected at 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, and by 10.30am on a Saturday. The nearest Post Office is in Swaffham

Shops

The nearest shopping centre is Swaffham, which currently has 4 supermarkets and a range of independent retailers including a health food shop, 2 butchers and a greengrocer. There is a general market in the town every Saturday.

Transport

There is no daily bus route through Beachamwell but the following services are available:

Saturday: A Swaffham Flyer bus comes through the village picking up at the church circa 9.50 am. It leaves Swaffham town centre at 1.10pm.

Tuesday: Eagles coaches go to Kings Lynn on Tuesday, picking up at the church at 9.15. It leaves Kings Lynn at 1.10 pm.

Tuesday/Friday: Dial-a-Ride pick up in the village on a Tuesday for Swaffham and Fridays for Downham Market. Their telephone number is 01760 720906 and customers contact them to book a place.

Libraries

The nearest branch libraries are in Swaffham and Downham Market. A mobile library visits Beachamwell once a month, Check https://beachamwell-pc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/files/2019/05/EDE-208-Barton-Beachamwell-Boughton.pdf for times and stops.

Leisure facilities

Swaffham has a leisure centre, golf club, rugby club, football club and other fitness centres and gyms.

A variety of keep fit activities also take place at the Community Centre Swaffham 01760 722800. https://swaffhamcommunityhub.co.uk/

If you like swimming, there are large council owned pools at Downham Market and Dereham.

Eating out

Swaffham has a wide range of pubs, restaurants, cafes and take-aways. Surrounding villages with eateries that serve food include Oxborough, Cockley Cley, Fincham and Shouldham … enjoy exploring.

Bed and Breakfast/SeIf-Catering Accommodation

If you ever find you have a more visitors than you can accommodate the following contacts might be useful:

The Great Danes

Contact: Carole Grandsen, 01366 328443, https://thegreatdanes.co.uk/

Refuse collection

Bins are emptied on a fortnightly basis:

Green (household waste) one Friday morning, and Black (recycling waste) the next.

Brown bins (garden waste) can be obtained from Breckland Council 01362 656878 and are collected on Thursday mornings https://www.breckland.gov.uk/

Newspapers

Newspapers are delivered Monday to Saturday and may be ordered from McColls, Swaffham 01760 720610

Milk Deliveries

Dairy Crest deliver milk on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. They may be contacted on 0845 606 3603 or www.milkandmore.co.uk

St Mary's Church

Due to fire Beachamwell does not currently have a functional church at present however the restoration is well underway. The Village Green and Village Hall play host to services for St Mary’s Church in the interim.

Please see NEWS for latest updates on the progress of the restoration or follow the progress directly on St Mary’s Facebook page