wymondham town council

New Town Mayor


Town Mayor Cllr. Tony Holden (left) & Deputy Mayor Cllr. Lee Hornby (right) 
Cllr Tony Holden has been elected the new Mayor of Wymondham. Tony currently works as a supervisor for a logistics company in Norwich, but most people recognize him from JP’s coffee shop on Norwich Road in Wymondham. JP’s was a successful business that Tony and his wife Samantha started and ran for 9 years before selling it in 2015. Tony was one of the founders of the Wymondham town team and has been responsible for helping to organizing many events in the town including the very popular carnival. Having been a councillor for only 3 years Tony said “It’s a huge honour to be elected Mayor and I’m looking forward to a very busy year”
“Wymondham is a great place to live and we are very lucky to have so many volunteer groups and a council that is keen to support them.” Looking forward to the year ahead Cllr Holden outlined his priorities at a recent meeting of WTC. These include engaging more with our residents through the use of social media and an improved web site, the council will also be talking to the market traders to find out what can be done to re-invigorate this historic asset to the town.
“This is a very exiting time for Wymondham with so many great projects in the pipeline, including the upgrade of Ketts’ park and the planned artificial grass pitch, the ever-popular music festival, Vintage day and the Ketts’ park woodland project.  I’m particularly looking forward to the heritage trail and GoGo hare app’ going live in July.

Kings Head Meadow Review update

Statement issued by Amy Brooke NCC

In August 2016, Wymondham Town Council (WTC) accepted an offer from Norfolk County Council (NCC) to provide a mediation service and help the community find a solution for the location of the play area at King’s Head Meadow.

The working group, made up of nominated members of the community, has now put forward a proposal for a compromise solution. This proposal is based on feedback from interested parties in the community and agreed by consensus as being the most viable option.

A report outlining the initial requirements for this proposal has been provided to WTC and the Town Council has now asked Play England to give them expert specialist advice on the existing and proposed new site.

As a result of reaching this stage in the process and having helped people in Wymondham work together to put forward this compromise solution, which has a consensus of support, NCC now considers its work is complete and that the time is right for it to step away from the process to allow the final decision making, which ultimately rests with Wymondham Town Council, take place.

Town Clerk Trevor Gurney commented that this matter will be discussed at a future meeting of the Town Council.


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