Wensum Residents Association


Wensum Community Centre is currently closed as a result of Covid-19.

We are currently busy supporting our community by delivering food and prescriptions to those in need as well as offering friendly and reassuring phone chats.

Want to join our email list to be kept informed of developments? Click here

In need of help, could offer local help? email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you pretty quickly.

14/4/20 UPDATE: we checked the numbers and we have carried out about 240 tasks and have helped around 90 people.

This is down to the 130 amazing people who have offered help and are carrying out tasks in the community, thanks!

About Wensum Residents’ Association

We aim to improve life for local residents in the west of Norwich. We hope to do this in two main ways:

  • Maintaining and managing the Wensum Community Centre on Hotblack Road for the benefit of all users and groups in the local community.
  • Improving the local environment for residents by making improvements to local facilities and organising events for the community. We can also represent residents’ concerns to bodies and services such as the police or local councils.

Our area

We represent people living in the following two areas of Norwich:

  • The triangle of Dereham Road, Waterworks Road and Old Palace Road
  • The triangle of Guardian Road, Bowthorpe Road and Dereham Road

This map gives you a rough idea of the borders, but do bear in mind we’re not too strict about it!

Our constitution

We are a democratic voluntary organisation. No members get paid for the work they do for the Association. Membership of the Residents’ Association is open to anyone who lives in the local area.

Monthly meetings

Meetings take place once a month at the Wensum Community Centre on weekday evenings, starting at 7.30pm. For a full list of dates for 2020, please contact [email protected].

Other ways to get involved

Even if you can’t make it to meetings, you can support the Residents’ Association in other ways. We may need volunteers to help with or organise future events. Another good way to get involved is through the Wensum Social Club. There is more information on this website about current groups and activities at the club – click on the menu for more details.