Rectangle: Rounded Corners: HOCKERING VILLAGE

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Handy Numbers

Hockering Parish—Handy Numbers and Information

Police (non-emergency)                                                                       0845 456 4567 or 101

Hockering's Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) is Hayley Greenhill and can be contacted on the above number.


Hospital (Norfolk and Norwich)

Colney                                                                                                   01603 286286


Local Bus (X1) Traveline                                                                     0871 200 2233


Village Hall – for hire details and

full details of activities including

Children's Group; Bingo; Bowls; Goat Club                      

George Leslie                                                                                                  01603 880157


HQN Editor Laura McMahon                                                                       01603 880664


Hockering Playing Field for details of hiring

and events.

Matthew Darge                                                                                              07916 266022


Hockering VC Primary School, The Street                                         01603 880310


Mattishall Primary School                                                                   01362 858451


Neatherd Secondary School, Norwich Road,

Dereham                                                                                              01362 697981


Northgate Secondary School, Dereham                                              01362 697033


Doctors : Dr H Jones and partners,

The Street, Mattishall                                                                          01362 850227


Mattishall Pharmacy

The Street, Mattishall                                                                          01362 858585


Public House – The Victoria

The Street, Hockering                                                                         01603 880507

(take-away fish and chips on fridays)


Hockering Post office / shop / garage

The Street, Hockering                                                                         01603 880408


Hockering Parish Council

(The Parish Council meets every 2nd

Tuesday of the month at Hockering

Village Hall)

(Clerk – Mrs Penny Hawker)                                                              01603 880836

OFFICE HOURS ARE : 10am – 4pm weekdays only.

Please leave a message on the answerphone should you wish to ring outside these hours.


Parish Councillors:

Matthew Darge                                                                                              07916 266022

Richard Hawker                                                                                   01603 880836

Rosemary Neave                                                                                  01603 880952


Breckland District Council for:

Dog Warden; Pest Control (free of charge);

Refuse collection and disposal.

Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham                                         01362 656870


Breckland District Councillors for Hockering:

Bill Borrett and Gordon Bambridge                                                          01362 656870


Norfolk County Council: General enquiries:                      

Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DH                                                              0844 800 8020


Tesco, Kingston Road, Dereham                                         0845 677 9236


Newspaper delivery: Norfolk Newspaper


(Daily paper is the Eastern Daily Press.

Local weekly is the Dereham Times)                                                 01953 600478


Dereham Leisure Centre, Station Road,

Dereham                                                                                              01362 693419


Dereham Library, 59 High Street, Dereham

Opening times to 9.15 am – 5pm

except for Saturday which is 9.15 – 4 pm and Tues and Fri which is 9.15 – 7pm                                                                     01362 693184


Barnham Broom Country Club                                                           01603 759741


Peddars Way Housing                                                                         01362 694858


Hastoe Housing                                                                                   020 8943 4433


Hockering Church Service Times:

1st Sunday – Morning Prayer

2nd Sunday – Morning Prayer

4th Sunday – Holy Communion

All Services are at 9am (unless otherwise stated)


Contact Details for Hockering Church:

Rector Mark McCaghrey                       01362 850971

Mattishall & Tudd Valley Benefice Office,

Church Rooms, 

Dereham Road,

Mattishall, NR20 3QA  (next door to the doctor’s surgery)

                                                                                                                       Tel No:  01362 858873

Office Hours:  Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9.15 am to 12.15 pm




Hockering Village Hall

* Carpet Bowls – New Players urgently wanted.

Please check notice board for home and away matches and venues.

* Bingo – Once a fortnight on a Monday 7.30pm.

* Parish Council Meeting – Monthly 7.30pm – see notice board for dates.

All Welcome to attend any of the above.


Paddy Everson                                                                                       07981 756305


Mobile Library:

We are route EDE343.

For up-to-date information on when the mobile library is in your area, please click on the link below.

Breckland Council is switching to one main customer contact number – 01362 656 870 – with new, simple touch-tone options to make it quicker and more convenient for customers to contact us.


These changes are being introduced from Monday (12 December 2016), so from this date we will only be promoting ‘one number for Breckland’.


By investing in touch-tone technology, the Council aims to not only improve its customer service, but also to work more efficiently by making better use of officer time and council resources.


For the time-being, all other existing customer contact numbers (Eg: Housing or Council Tax) will continue to work, but will be phased out by 1 April 2017.


Please note:  Direct dial numbers for individual officers remain unaffected by the changes we are making to our main contact number.