Grand re-opening of Loddon Country Market

The Country Market reopens on Tuesday 5th March at The Hollies.

Come and support this local enterprise – cakes and savouries, fresh eggs, crafts, plants.,br />Fruit, flowers and vegetables in season.

FREE tea, coffee and nibbles this week

Loddon Annual Parish Meeting

This is a meeting of  Loddon Parish electorate (if you live in Loddon, that’s you!).

It is your chance to hear annual reports from various people and organisations within the Parish – Jubilee Hall Management Committee, District and County Councillors, Loddon & District Business Association, Loddon Town Estate Charity and Loddon Buildings Preservation Trust.

Come along and find out what’s been happening in your community.

The meeting takes place at the Parish Council Office (Library Annexe) on 14 March at 7pm.

Are you a budding Actor?

Are you a budding actor – between the ages of 13 and 18 years old?

If so, Loddon Mill Arts, in association with The Keeper’s Daughter Production Company, are offering a two week acting course during August.

LAMDA and NYT graduate actors from the company will intensively train a limited number of students, during a two-week period, to create a unique production that will be performed publicly at Loddon Mill Arts.
Students will learn about acting, performance and have the opportunity to be involved in ‘behind -the-scenes’ aspects of theatre production.

Places are limited and application forms need to be returned by April, when auditions will be held.

For more information please follow this link – Summer Acting School.

Information Centre volunteers needed

Do you enjoy meeting people?

Would you like to help promote the Loddon area to visitors?

Can you spare a couple of hours a week?

We are seeking volunteers to help staff the Tourist Information Centre, at The Old Town Hall, through the summer season.
If you think you’d be able to help, or would like to know more, please get in touch with the Parish Council office - 01508 522020.

Parish Plan review

Loddon Parish Council is looking to update the “Parish Plan” – the document that shows the views of local people, and guides Councillors when making decisions about the future of the parish.

We need your help to tell us what is important to you. 

A drop-in consultation event will take place on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March,  at the Parish Council office, where you will have the opportunity to express your views.

Look out for further information on the Parish Notice boards, the web site, and Contact magazine.

A Loddon Astronaut?

Marshall (aka Jim) Postle-Floyd, who grew up in Loddon and went to all three schools, has always wanted to be an astronaut and has entered the Lynx Apollo competition to make this dream come true.
Even before this competition, he chose A levels which might help him get into space.
He did maths, further maths, physics and chemistry at A level (achieving A*/A grades) at East Norfolk College.
He is also a keen baskteball player and played for East Norfolk college and the Wildcats club.
He is currently studying maths and astronomy at Durham University.

He would make the best of this opportunity, so please help him on his way and vote at:

Loddon Skate Park Appeal

The Loddon Skate Park team are trying to raise money to get much needed repairs and improvements to the skate park on Kittens Lane.
With support from the Parish Council, and local people, it is hoped to raise enough to carry out these improvements.
For further details of the work of the group please visit their website –

Loddon Pantomime – Rumplestiltskin

Performances will take place on 10th-12th, 17th-19th and 24th-26th January 2013.
Booking is advised for this popular event – postal bookings can be made from November 19th using the booking form in Contact magazine or by telephone from 3rd December – again, details in Contact.

A plea from Loddon Players

We are, at the moment,discussing our annual pantomime and whilst we dearly wish to continue with this very popular Loddon tradition we are concerned we will have too few adult cast members for our January production.

Anyone who has a desire to “tread the boards” will be very welcome. Experience is not a necessity. All we ask of you is enthusiasm and some of your time to help us to continue to entertain your families.

If you want to know more please contact  – steveburton1000attiscalidotcodotuk

Waveney Valley Audio Tours

A new website has been launched – Explore Waveney Valley which also features Loddon.
There are some very interesting anecdotes from long standing members of the community – it’s well worth a visit!