Local Information

This page has information about clubs, organisations, businesses and other local services in and around Mundford:

  • Reporting flooding/works affecting protected species
  • Clubs and Societies
  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Retailers
  • STANTA
  • Transport
  • Health Services
  • Police
  • Other Local Services
  • Other Local Interest

Reporting flooding/works affecting protected species

Drainage – reporting concerns
Overflows/statutory nuisances caused by drains/cesspools/septic tanks: Please notify Breckland Council at https://www.breckland.gov.uk/reportehissue Please provide as much information as possible; there is also the facility to upload any supporting documents/photos. Alternatively, contact the council on 01362 656870
Issues relating to publicly owned drainage sewers: Please notify https://www.anglianwater.co.uk
Issues relating to ditches/non-emergency flooding issues: Please contact Norfolk County Council Floods at https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling-and-planning/flood-and-water-management
 
Flooding – reporting incidences
***If the flooding is life-threatening, contact the emergency services and report the issue to Norfolk County Council at a later date***
Report a flood at: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/safety/floods/report-a-flood It is important that evidence is provided, such as photos or an insurance claim, to confirm that the property has been flooded internally. You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire and supply information about the incident, for example when it occurred, how the water entered the property, where the water came from (green space, road, toilet etc.).  If you do not have access to the internet, a paper copy can be posted to you – in this instance please call 0344 800 8020
 
Wildlife – reporting sights of protected species
Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service (NBIS) Website: http://www.nbis.org.uk Includes information on species, habitats, protected sites, and geodiversity for Norfolk.  Wildlife records can be submitted via this site.  For more information on what constitutes a useable wildlife record, see http://www.nbis.org.uk/records
Contact: nbis@norfolk.gov.uk
Please note: the presence of any wildlife does not preclude development.  If you believe a protected species might be adversely affected by proposed works, please inform your Local Planning Authority.  Guidance on protected species and the planning process can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/protected-species-how-to-review-planning-applications

Clubs and Societies

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Magazines

The village magazine for Mundford, Cranwich and Ickburgh is The Mundford Messenger.

Click below to view the online magazines of these nearby villages:

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Churches

St Leonard’s Church, Mundford (C of E) Sunday service times vary. Contact: Rev. Linda Lubbe 01366 328921.

Mundford Methodist Chapel There is a Service of Divine Worship each Sunday at 2.45pm. All Welcome! Contact: Rev. Chris White 01842 753819.

Catholic churches nearest to Mundford are:

  • St Thomas of Canterbury, Brandon | website
  • St Mary’s, Thetford | website
  • Our Lady of Pity, Swaffham | website

There is a small church in the woods near Mundford that is no longer in regular use. Our Lady of Consolation and St Stephen, Lynford is cared for by the Norfolk Churches Trust.

Find more local churches.

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Schools

  • Mundford Preschool – 07787 205924 | facebook
  • Mundford Primary Academy – 01842 878278 | website
  • Iceni Academy (Methwold) – 01366 728333| website 

Find more local schools.

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Retailers

Mundford benefits from having the following businesses located in the village:

  • Brown’s Cafe and Restaurant
  • The Crown (pub and B&B)
  • Crown Hairdressers
  • Hand Car Wash
  • Costcutter with Post Office and Yallops Butchers
  • Mundfords (eclectic furniture and gift shop)
  • Mundford Fish Bar
  • Village Hair and Perfect Beauty

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STANTA

Stanford Training Area is used by the British Army for training. It is about 30,000 acres in size and situated near Mundford. The live firing and air activity schedule is published weekly. 

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Village Halls

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Transport

Mundford Community Car Scheme

The Community Car Scheme may be used by any resident without access to a car. Please give 48 hours notice and avoid phoning at weekends (unless it is a real emergency). A mileage fee is paid to the driver. Volunteer drivers always needed.

  • Community Car Scheme: Ann Shepherd – 01842 878872

West Norfolk Community Transport

WNCT was set up to provide a range of safe, affordable door to door transport services for people who are unable to access public transport due to location, age or mobility issues. 

Visit the WNCT website.

Trains

The nearest railway stations to Mundford are:

  • Brandon (Norwich to Cambridge line)
  • Downham Market (Kings Lynn to Kings Cross line)

Plan your rail journey on the National Rail website.

Coaches

The nearest National Express coach runs from Thetford. Plan your coach journey on the National Express website.

Plan your journey anywhere in Great Britain by bus, rail, coach and ferry on the Traveline website.

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Health Services

NHS Helpline

If you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency or for health advice and information contact:

  • NHS Direct – 111

Hospitals (with A&E)

  • West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds – 01284 713000
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn – 01553 613613

Doctors

  • Boughton Surgery – 01366 500331
  • Brandon Medical Practice – 01842 810388
  • Feltwell Surgery – 01842 828481
  • Forest Group Practice, Brandon* – 01842 810206
  • Lakenheath Surgery – 01842 860400

*The Forest Group Practice is not currently providing any services from its surgery at Mundford Village Hall.

Dentists

  • Oasis Dental Care Ltd, Brandon – 01842 812276
  • Townsend House Dental Surgery, Thetford – 01842 755373
  • Clarence House Dental Surgery, Watton – 01953 882777

Find more GPs, Hospitals and Dentists on the NHS website.

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Police

If you have any concerns or questions relation to a policing matter, you can contact the local beat managers by either calling 101 or by emailing STNThetford@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.

If you would like crime prevention advice follow this link where you can find a Crime Prevention A-Z as well as advice on lots of other matters.

Always dial 999 in an emergency.

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Other Local Services

Post Offices

There is a Post Office in Costcutters, St Leonard’s Street, Mundford, IP26 5HG

Click to find other Post Offices

Libraries

  • Brandon – 01842 810184
  • Downham Market – 01366 383073
  • King’s Lynn – 01553 772568
  • Lakenheath – 01842 860723
  • Mildenhall – 01638 713558
  • Swaffham – 01760 721513
  • Thetford – 01842 752048

There is also a mobile library which visits Mundford every four weeks:

  • Mobile library – 01362 693184 – timetable

Citizens Advice Bureaus

  • Brandon – 01842 811511
  • King’s Lynn – 01553 774719
  • Mildenhall – 01638 712094
  • Thetford – 01842 752777

Tourist Information Centres

  • Brandon – 01842 814955
  • Brecks Tourism Partnership – 01842 760116
  • Downham Market – 01366 383287
  • King’s Lynn – 01553 763044
  • Mildenhall – 01638 715484
  • Swaffham – 01760 722255
  • Thetford – 01842 751975 | website

Town, District and County Councils

  • Thetford Town Council – 01842 754247 | website
  • Breckland District Council – 01362 656870 | website
  • Norfolk County Council – 0344 800 8020 | website

Other Local Interest

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