The Green Heart of Poringland


Environmental responsibility and community support has long been recognised as making good business sense, particularly for local businesses.

By becoming one of our commercial patrons, local companies can demonstrate their commitment to the environment and local community, in the knowledge that their patronage will safeguard and enhance one of Poringland’s most precious assets. 

Being a business patron costs just £50 per year – that’s less than a pound a week. 

If you would like to join our growing band of patrons or know more about its work, please pick up the phone and ring the Association secretary on 01508 493353. 

Please invest in our community facility, please invest in our future. 





 Norfolk Homes was founded in 1985 and since then has built over 2750 new homes at numerous locations in Norfolk including its popular site at Brooke Meadow Way in Poringland. 

Since its inception, Norfolk Homes offered excellent value, well proportioned homes, that are not only built to a high standard with an unrivalled specification, but continue to evolve by embracing traditional standards with modern methods and innovation.

Each development has a good range of home types from our huge portfolio of different styles – from a starter property to an executive home or a bungalow.  Each property enjoys a very high specification that is envied by many competitors. 

The popular, award winning Poringland development with an imaginative blend of classical period style and contemporary properties, together forming an extremely pleasing environment. Brooke Meadow Way offers a variety of housing from one bedroomed apartments to large 5 bedroomed homes, all built with to a high specification. 

There is a regular bus service to and from the city. The village itself has good amenities and is surrounded by beautiful countryside – and of course has the wonderful Poringland Lakes on its doorstep.

View Norfolk Homes Website at http://www.norfolkhomes.co.uk/



 Drayton Insurance Services are the latest in a growing band of local businesses  lending their support to Poringland Lakes.  

The Drayton-based company who have an office in Poringland, will be principal sponsors of the Friends of Poringland Lakes, an informal community group which shares the same values as the PCFLA, that is to protect, conserve and enhance one of Poringland’s most important wildlife habitats. 

Drayton Insurance Services will be meeting the cost of printing and distributing the specially designed Friends’ leaflets which will go to over 3,250 homes in Poringland and surrounding villages as a supplement to the popular Five Plus parish magazine. 

In addition Drayton Insurance Services will be donating £5 to the PCFLA for every new policy sold for the next twelve months accompanied by the leaflet. 

“We are delighted to be associated with Poringland Lakes” said director Sue Howard.  “This is a new era not only for the lakes but for our company as we have recently opened an office at 16a The Street, Poringland, which is just a stone’s throw from the lakes.” 

Drayton Insurance Services offer the advantage of a genuine, personal service and over 15 years of combined insurance knowledge, providing and an extensive range of insurance products including personal, commercial, motor and household insurance. 

The Friends of Poringland Lakes will be launched formally at Silvers Day to be held at Poringland Community Centre on Sunday 5  October between 2 and 4pm. 

For more information about Drayton Insurance Services, please click on http://draytoninsuranceservices.co.uk/, ring the Poringland office on 01508 492818

or call in for a friendly chat about all your insurance needs.


One of the village’s best known businesses has today joined forces with Poringland Lakes by becoming a commercial Patron.  

With its prime location and friendly service, Groundhog Home Hardware has quickly built up a glowing reputation, both for the range of goods it offers and its outstanding customer service. 

A family run business, Groundhog Home Hardware provides a wide selection of products and services including basic homeware needs, key cutting, DIY products,  Dulux paint mixing, cleaning materials, cookshop, stationery, helium balloons, plumbing, electrical, pet, horse and wildlife supplies, gardening supplies, fencing, firewood logs, aggregates and much more. 

The shop regularly promotes some fantastic special offers which can be browsed on line. 

In addition to its high profile hardware shop, Groundhog also provides a wide range of building services through Groundhog Property Services.  Specialising in barn conversions, new builds, extensions etc they also have a plumbing, carpentry and landscaping service with an enviable reputation for quality work at keen prices. 

For more information about Groundhog Property Services and Groundhog Home Hardware please go to http://groundhogservices.co.uk/  or visit on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Groundhoghomehardware.


Mick Waller & Son Engineering Services, Oaklands, High Green, Brooke, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1HA, Tel:  01508 558278

Mick Waller and Sons Engineering Services are a family business based in Brooke near Norwich.  They have been established since 1996, having been associated in the industry for over 45 years. The company prides itself on its reputable business and high standard of customer care. 

As suppliers and installers of pumps and pipe work, Mick Waller and Sons’ flexibility enables them to cater for a wide selection of applications from the smallest garden pump to the largest sewage pump. The company also specialises in the drilling of boreholes and the supply and installation of borepumps and sewage package stations.  Mick Waller and Sons also cater for the water treatment plants for borehole domestic & commercial. 

For your free 30 day no obligation quotation please call Mick on 07702 198940 or 01508 558278. 


Poringland Dentists Add a Smile

Poringland Dental Practice are pleased to support and become a Patron of Poringland Lakes. 

Poringland Dental is an independent family friendly practice committed to providing its patients with a high standard of dental treatment.  The practice team provide a professional and modern service in a pleasant, relaxed and understanding environment. They have an ongoing programme of investment in training and facilities with a commitment to providing excellence in dental care and personal service. 

In addition to general dental care, they are pleased to offer a range of cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. They also offer very attractive incentives at varying times. With ample free parking and disabled friendly waiting room, surgeries, toilet and the offer of Domiciliary visits to those who are not in a position to attend, Poringland Dental can offer the complete package.
"We have been impressed with the conservation work being done at the lakes and the commitment of its volunteers" said the Practice owner and principal dentist Justyna Wasiejko.

Lakes chairman Dave Gudgeon was equally enthusiastic.

"Poringland Dental's involvement has certainly put a smile on our faces" he said with a grin.
For further information about Poringland Dental please visit their website at http://www.the-dentists.com or give them a call on 01508 494599.


 One of Norfolk’s best known angling personalities has given the thumbs up to Poringland Lakes. 

Pete Wood, owner of P W Angling in Norwich, has agreed to become a Patron of Poringland Lakes. 

“I have heard a lot about how local volunteers have worked hard to save the lakes” said Pete.  “I am delighted to offer my support and give what advice I can.” 

Pete, a keen angler with Huntsman Angling Club, opened PW Angling in August 2011.  During the past three years the business has gone from strength to strength.  

The Long John Hill shop has become something of a mecca for local anglers, attracted by PW’s sensible prices and first class service.

“We are delighted that Pete is involved” said Association chairman Dave Gudgeon.  “Although business commitments don’t allow Pete much spare time, we hope to see cast a line at Poringland Lakes – just to show us how it should be done” smiled Dave. 

PW Angling can be found at 59 Long John Hill, Norwich, NR1 2JJ (tel 01603 619381


Zaks Pleased to Add Support 

A high profile Poringland business has joined forces with the Conservation and Fishing Lakes Association to protect one of the village’s most important amenities. 

Local residents and those further afield, are very familiar with Zaks Poringland where diners enjoy a true all-American experience. 

Known for the quality of its food and friendly service, the popular restaurant is decorated with ‘Americana’ including Stateside signage and American sporting memorabilia, supplemented by Rock, Soul and Blues music from the 50s, 60s and 70s which gives Zaks a really authentic feel. 

Announcing the sponsorship agreement, Chief Operating Officer Chris Carr was pleased to offer Zak’s support.  

“We at Zaks are really impressed with all the voluntary work being done at Poringland Lakes and it is great to support a great scheme in our neighbourhood” said Chris.

Lakes chairman Dave Gudgeon was delighted to hear of Zak’s support.  

“Zaks is synonymous with Poringland” said Dave. “So it is really encouraging that one of the village’s best known businesses is willing to help in this way.”


Well-known local builder, Danny Morley, is the latest business to support Poringland Lakes.

Having worked for Woolnough and Cogman for many years, when the company closed down in 2013, Danny set up his own business.

Since then it has gone from strength-to-strength.  Renown for the quality of his work and reasonable prices, today his services are much in demand.  Fully qualified, Danny offers a wide range of building services including brickwork, plastering, roof and much more.

Examples of his excellent work can be seen throughout the village, most recently construction the brick-built bus shelter in Stoke Holy Cross.

Danny can be contacted at daniel.morley930@btinternet or on 07920 090646.