Living in Woodton

Please find below a list of useful everyday information for living in Woodton. Please also visit our Woodton Directory to find more local businesses and services.

Banks & Cash Point Facilities Cashpoint-ATM-cash-machine-stock

  • Lloyds TSB – Market Place, Bungay (will be closing in May 2018)

Other Banks in the Area

  • Beccles – branches of Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds TSB and NatWest.

Post Office Facilities – are available in Bungay, Beccles, Ditchingham, Brooke and Hempnall.

Credit Union  ESL logo

Eastern Savings and Loans is the new name for Ipswich and Suffolk Credit Union and Norfolk Credit Union.

A Credit Union is a financial co-operative that is owned and democratically controlled by its members and run solely for the benefit of its keep-calm-and-join-your-local-credit-unionmembers. Members save with the Credit Union and then take out loans if they wish. Members receive free life insurance through the Credit Union, too. Interest rates are very competitive for small loans. Savings do not attract a set interest rate, but any profits made by the Credit Union are paid out to savers as an annual dividend. There is also a Christmas Club.

You pay a one-off joining fee of £4 and an initial £1 savings deposit (£5.00 in total). Please click here for more details on how to join.

Citizens’ Advice Bureau cab1

  • Bungay 2 Chaucer Road, Bungay:  01986 895 827
  • Beccles – 1 Ballygate, Beccles:  01502 717 715

Dentists dentist1

The most immediate dental practices to Woodton are:-

Doctors’ Surgeries dual-head-stethoscopes-78888-163895

For a full list of all local medical services, please visit NHS Choices. The most local practices serving Woodton are:-

Woodton’s Local Pub

The Kings Head in Woodton is a great local facility for regular meet ups or a place to eat good food in welcoming surroundings. They now have a website that is well worth a visit and you can email them using to make a booking or for any general information.

General Stores

Woodton is very lucky to still have its own Village Shop. There are also a couple of other general stores nearby.

  • Woodton Village Shop: Hempnall Road, Woodton, open 7 days a week:  01508 482 405
  • Ditchingham Stores, 37 Loddon Road, Ditchingham, Bungay: 01986 892 471 (also has a Post Office). Open from 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 7am to 8pm on Saturdays and 9am to 6pm on Sundays
  • Hempnall Stores, The Street, Hempnall, Norwich: 01508 499 292 (also has a Post Office)

Hospitals and Hospiceshi-res-ambulance

JobCentre Plus Corporate_logo_of_JobCentrePlus.svg

Our nearest JobCentre Plus locations are:

  • Beccles  – 1-5 Hungate Court, Beccles: 01502 404 500
  • Diss – Church Street, Diss:  01379 614 300
  • Lowestoft – Rushton House, Clapham Road, Lowestoft:  01502 504 000
  • Norwich – Kiln House, Pottergate, Norwich: 01603 248 700

There are many independent Employment Agencies situated in Norwich, Beccles, Diss and Lowestoft.  The only one in Bungay is Ryburn Consultants Ltd, Woodside, Flixton, Bungay.  Tel: 01986 896 334.

Libraries books

Woodton is served by the Mobile Library Van on route CEN 143, which calls at the village once a month on Mondays, bewteen 11:30am and 12:30pm.  2014 dates are entered in our Village Diary. The Mobile Library van stops at Fennels Farm, Homestead Farm, Tumbleweed Farm, Woodton Farm, and Woodton Farm Cottages.

Our nearest static libraries are:

Bedingham also has a Book Swap Bookshop in the old telephone box at the bottom of Triple Plea Road. Please do have a look!

Newspapers 688newspaper

Regular morning newspaper delivery can be arranged with:-

  • Woodton Stores: 01508 482 742
  • Glenday News, Ditchingham: 01986 892 017

Police Police-helmet-007

Woodton is served by the Long Stratton Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Click here to meet our local Police Officers.

There are a number of ways you can get in touch with Norfolk Constabulary depending on the urgency and type of request.

  • By phone, dial 101 to speak to Norfolk Constabulary
  • Always dial or text 999 in an emergency

Post Offices post_box_finishes-202x300

Woodton’s nearest Post Offices are:

  • Ditchingham  – 37 Loddon Road, Ditchingham, Bungay: 01986 892 471. Open from 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 7am to 8pm on Saturdays and 9am to 6pm on Sundays
  • HempnallThe Street, Hempnall, Norwich NR15 2AD:  01508 499 292.  Open Monday-Friday 9.30 – 5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am – 1.30pm
  • Bungay – There is a Collection Point for letters and parcels behind the old Post Office premises in Earsham Street (limited opening hours).
  • Brooke – 4 Norwich Road, Brooke, Norwich NR15 1AB.  Tel: 01508 550201.  Closed Wednesday from 1.00pm.  Closed Saturday afternoons

For more information, please visit the Post Office website.

Recycling Centres Print

Full details of all Norfolk’s Recycling Centres can be found here. Woodton’s nearest centres are:

  • Bergh Apton –  Wellbeck Road, Bergh Apton, NR15 2AU: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday ONLY
  • Morningthorpe – Mill Road, Morningthorpe, Long Stratton, NR15 2LJ on B1527: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday ONLY.

Rubbish Collection plastic-rubbish-bag2


  • If you cannot compost yourself, or dispose of your garden waste through a composting scheme, you can ask for a Brown Bin from SNDC for £43 per year
  • Your Brown Bin may be collected in Week 1 or Week 2; please call 0808 168 3333 to check