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.
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
5. Priory Gardens
6. Kings Head Meadow
7. Leisure Centre
8. Kett’s Park
9. Norfolk Constabulary HQ
10. Becket’s Chapel
12. Central Hall
13. Tolls Meadow
14. Wymondham Station
15. Heritage Museum
16. Catholic Church
17. The Lizard
18. Browick Road Recreation Ground
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