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..


News 2017

Fire!

The Street


On 12th January at about 3.30 pm a fire started at 11 The Street, when a shed and fuel tank caught fire behind the house. The first Fire Brigade arrived swiftly and within an hour Fire Engines from Watton, Dereham, Hethersett, Sprowston, Thetford, and a water bowser, together with the Police, all arrived. The fire hydrant opposite the fire proved inadequate, with low water pressure and the one in Church Road was used, as well as one on the Watton road to refill the bowser. The Street, Church Road and Carbrooke Road were closed to traffic.

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!

Heritage Lottery Fund

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

The 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

Old News

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.


Village Beacon
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