wymondham town council

Eric Thorburn

colin and Eric thorburn

This years recipient of the Civic Award is Eric Thorburn.

Eric Thorburn has been an outstanding servant and champion of Wymondham Heritage Society and the Heritage Museum, serving both with energy, distinction and great success. As a result the local community have had the benefits of an active heritage society and a very successful museum which has been widely praised by visitors and professionals alike. The existence of the museum for over 30 years, has brought thousands of visitors to the town from Norfolk and much farther afield. There are many special features and much to attract children and families. The museum acts as a memory of the local community, providing much knowledge about its history and heritage. This jewel in Wymondham’s crown owes much to the efforts of Eric Thorburn.

New Mayor Elected

Cllr Colin Foulger was elected as Town mayor on Tuesday 6th May 2014 at the Wymondham town Council Annual General  Meeting. Councillor D Fernee was elected as Deputy Mayor.

Colin Foulger


Wymondham in Pictures

This area is intended to give anyone thinking of visiting Wymondham a quick whistle-stop tour of the town in pictures. 

Wymondham Market Cross

Probably the most iconic building in Wymondham is the Market Cross. Wymondham’s first Market Cross was probably a shaft -on-steps type, but we don’t know where it was situated. However, we do know that by the late 16th Century there was a Market Hall which was burnt down in 1615 and the present cross was roughly  on the same site in 1617-1618 at a cost of £25 7s Od. The Market Cross is now used as the Tourist information Centre run by the Town Council.

Below is a map of Wymondham that has numbered arrows pointing out the main attractions of the town followed by a list giving the names of the numbered attractions. 

By clicking on any name in the list a brief description of the attraction will appear together with several pictures of it.


Click on the name of the attraction below to see a short description with pictures.

1. Mid Norfolk Railway

2. Tiffey Valley

3. Becketswell

4. Abbey

5. Priory Gardens

6. Kings Head Meadow

7. Leisure Centre

8. Kett’s Park

9. Norfolk Constabulary HQ

10. Becket’s Chapel

11. Library

12. Central Hall

13. Tolls Meadow

14. Wymondham Station

15. Heritage Museum

16. Catholic Church

17. The Lizard

18. Browick Road Recreation Ground





Cllr Dianne Fernee – Deputy Mayor


Cllr Dianne Fernee

18 Orchard Way


NR18 0NY

Tel: 01953 605624

email fernee.d252@btinternet.com

Cllr John Andrews


Cllr John Andrews

41 Rothbury Road


NR18 0PD

Tel: 01953 607786

email john.andrews1234@virgin.net


Town Council Elections

For a list of candidates please click on this link below:

The Wymondham wards are – Abbey, Cromwells, Northfields, Rustens, and Town



Town Council set to install new play equipment at Ketts Park. Please take part in our community consultation. Go to Latest News above to find out how.


Town Council : Statutory local government elected body for the Parish of Wymondham Norfolk. The Town Council has a number of statutory duties and powers including the provision of recreation areas,play facilities,woodlands, wildlife sites, open spaces,allotments,markets,Tourist Information Centre and the Town Cemetery.We also act as a link to South Norfolk District Council including being consultees in all planning applications relating to the Town and to Norfolk County Council for the reporting of faulty street lights and highways issues.

Photographs of Abbey & Market Cross by Tim Smith – www.spacepenguin.co.uk

Please Note:  The Planning Lighting and Highways meeting  and the Wymondham Town Council meeting scheduled for 3rd September 2013 have been cancelled due to lack of business with the agreement of the appropriate chairperson.