Welcome to our web site!
Ovington is a small village situated in
the Breckland area of Norfolk, approximately I mile north of the
market town of Watton. It contains 43 properties lived in by 200
people. In spite of its small size, it is a very active village and
even has an allotment site as well.
Most activities are situated around the Village
Hall and the Church.
Also located in this area the bottle and clothing banks to cater
for local recycling. We hope you enjoy finding out about Ovington
and please feel free to come and take part in our activities.
Ovington Village Hall is located at the
north end of Church Road..
As the blaze developed, No 9 had to be evacuated. The three dogs there were brought out and a search was made for the 5 cats in the house. Sadly one was brought out unconscious, in her basket, but in spite of valiant efforts by the fire brigade to revive Pickle, she died from the effects of the smoke, which was very intense.
By 7.00 pm the fire had been stopped and the damage could be seen. The shed was completely burnt out and there was damage to the main house as well as the roof next door. In addition, a car was also badly damaged. The final result is such that No 11 cannot be used for about 6 months and No 9 has suffered both smoke and structural damage.Our sympathies go out to Mat and Jane and family in No 11 and Sara and Graham in No 9 and their cats and dogs.
Late News 2016
Church Repair funding - Success!
This grant request has now been
confirmed and the Project starts in earnest in January 2017.
Congratualations to the committee that set this up. It was a lot
of hard work and that was only the beginning! What is needed now
is a group of volunteers who can help every Friday with looking
after the children who will be coming to the Village to look at
aspects of the Church project and it's history.If you have the
time please contact John Hardy - Tel: 01953 889920
The progress of this key project will be recorded on this web site so go here for more details and an update.
Those Road Signs!
After much lobbying by the Parish
Council, speed restriction signs have now been set up on the main
road around the famous Ovington Bends. In addition, two new
official bus stops have appeared near the cross roads, for those
wanting to go to Watton, Dereham, or anywhere else in the world.
A walking Summer project
Ovington Ladies Walking group (an
unofficial organisation, know officially as - The Ovington
Ramblers), spent the summer visiting the sites belonging to the
Norfolk Wildlife Trust, across Norfolk. This
was a heroic effort and they even produced their own book about
the visits. Details of this can bee seen here:
Norfolk Wildlife Trust blog
Queens Birthday -
Ovington Beacon lighting 21st April 8.00pm
On a cold evening on 21st of April the Village Beacon was lit to celibrate the Queen’s Birthday. This beacon is situated at the top of The Old Crown Field, so can be appropriately described as Crown Land. A small group supported this event and in spite
of a strong wind, the fire was lit successfully.