LODDON PARISH COUNCIL ALLOTMENTS
Loddon Parish Council owns and manages the allotment gardens near Loddon Mill in Bridge Street, Loddon. Plots are available to residents of Loddon and Chedgrave. Further information is available on the Allotments page.
The Skate Park has recently been extensively renovated and is a well used sport facility to the village.
The Skate Park can be accessed by walking over the Loddon & Chedgrave Playing Field or through the pedestrian access off Kitten's Lane.
KITTEN'S LANE PLAY AREA
The Play Area is a safe enclosed area for young people to play.
The Play Area can be accessed by walking over the Loddon & Chedgrave Playing Field or through the pedestrian access off Kitten's Lane.
LODDON STAITHE PUBLIC CONVENIENCES
Loddon Staithe and car park is owned and maintained by South Norfolk Council. It is possible to moor a boat here and it is a short walk into the village to explore Loddon by foot.
Loddon Parish Council manages the Staithe Public Conveniences which also includes shower facilities. Shower tokens can be purchased from The King's Head Loddon and Bridge Stores.
The Public conveniences are open 7.00am - 8.00pm summer time and 7.00am - 5.00pm winter time.
LODDON TENNIS COURTS
Loddon Tennis Courts are managed by Loddon Parish Council on behalf of the Loddon & Chedgrave Playing Field Committee. The Courts can be booked online and cost £5 per 60 minute slot. Further information is available on the Tennis Court page. The Tennis Courts benefit from floodlighting for winter play.
Loddon Tennis Club launched in 2022 and members can access adult and junior coaching, cardio tennis and club only sessions via coach Paul Solomon.
OLD HOCKEY FIELD
Loddon Parish Council owns the freehold of the field on the other side of George Lane (adjacent to Filbert Road) where the village pond is located. This is known locally as the ‘Old Hockey Field’. There is a covenant on this land which states that it must be used as open space or provision of recreational activities for local people. Currently Loddon Junior Football Club maintain and train on the two upper pitches.
LODDON & CHEDGRAVE PLAYING FIELD
The Loddon & Chedgrave Playing Field was conveyed to Loddon and Chedgrave Parish Councils on the 08 February 1954 for the benefit of Loddon & Chedgrave residents.
Loddon Parish Council and Chedgrave Parish Council have set up a Deed of Trust and have registered the land as being jointly owned by both parish councils.
The Loddon & Chedgrave Playing Field committee is not a registered charity but has a formal constitution and was formed to manage the playing pitches and Tennis Courts. Loddon Parish Council has the right to appoint two representatives to the committee. The committee’s work is funded by contributions from the sports clubs and grants from Loddon and Chedgrave Parish Councils.
Loddon Parish Council has installed and maintains the Play Area and the Skate Park.
In 2021, CCTV was installed by the Playing Field Committee to cover the Play Area, Skate Park, the Tennis Courts, the Playing Field, the Jubilee Hall Car Park, and the Old Hockey Field.
PYES MILL PICNIC AREA
Pyes Mill is owned by South Norfolk Council, and the picnic area is maintained by Loddon Parish Council.
Pyes Mill can be accessed by road, by boat or by footpaths from the marina or Trinity Church. There is a car parking area, picnic benches, barbecue areas, and free 24-hour moorings.
The site derives its name from one of the local mills that stood near here. The excellent Norfolk Mills website describes them both.
The sculpture at Pyes Mill, by local artist and sculptor Mark Goldsworthy was commissioned by South Norfolk Council as part of a Southern Broads regeneration initiative.
LIBRARY ANNEXE REAR HALL
The Library Annexe Rear Hall is available to hire. The location is in the centre of Loddon village and parking is convenient in South Norfolk Council's Car Park in Church Plain (parking charges apply). The hall benefits from a kitchen and toilet facilities.
£15 per hour for one off bookings e.g. birthday parties
£10 per hour for local community groups and/or Not for Profit organisations
£12.50 per hour for profit making businesses
Further information is available on the Library Annexe Rear Hall page.
LODDON INFORMATION CENTRE FOR VISITORS
The Information Centre is temporarily closed. There is a great selection of local walks, cycle routes and places to visit on the Information Centre Page.
In 1982 the land on which the Jubilee Hall stands and the area of land immediately surrounding it including the car park was deeded to the Jubilee Hall Charity.
The Jubilee Hall Management Committee holds the land and property in trust for the purpose of providing a community hall for the inhabitants of Loddon and Chedgrave.
The Jubilee Hall Management Committee is a registered charity which is responsible for the management of the Jubilee Hall and Loddon Parish Council has the right to appoint one trustee as its representative.
The Parish Council is also the custodian trustee for the charity. This means that it holds the deeds on behalf of the charity but has no financial responsibilities or rights to become involved in the day to day management of the charity.
BROADLAND MEADOW PLAY AREA
In 2021, Loddon Parish Council adopted from Taylor Wimpey the Broadland Meadow Play Area and an area of Public Open Space alongside the beck.