Poringland is a village, found in the constituency of South Norfolk, It was also known as East Poringland and Great Poringland, and was part of the ancient district of Henstead. Its name is derived from ‘Poor spring land’, because it has poor soil. It lies 5 miles south of Norwich City Centre and a further 6 miles away from Bungay. The population of Poringland has rapidly grown in the past 50 years from 500 to well over 6000. The church of Poringland All Saints is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.
The village sign, which stands close to the church and the village pond, depicts the artist John Crome, founder of the Norwich School of artists, working on his famous painting ‘The Poringland Oak’. Cromes Oak Close in the village is named after the artist. Many of Crome’s paintings are available to view at the Norwich Castle Museum. The original of the Poringland Oak hangs in Room 7 at Tate Britain.
Poringland has a variety of shops and other local services including a Supermarket, local stores, a Pharmacy, Dental Practice, Optician, Veterinary and 2 Doctors’ Surgeries, a Fish and Chip shop, 4 Public Houses, Take Away Food outlets, Hairdressers and vehicle services. A variety of cultural activities are also available.
Significant Leisure facilities have been provided in recent years. Poringland Wood is a delightful area covering 10 hectares with good paths, a picnic area amid a variety of pine trees, silver birches and other deciduous trees. Poringland Lakes is an interesting area with a maze of pathways around various water in former sand excavations. It is not yet available for public use. Poringland Community Wood off Carr Lane is a large area recently planted with trees. A network of paths runs through the wood. A pond provides additional interest. The village also boasts a popular Play Barn.
Janette is a real people person and has embraced the opportunity to become part of the local communities where she works. A life spent in estate agency has taught Janette the importance of delivering on service and she will always go the extra mile to ensure complete customer satisfaction - this has been proved time and time again as so much of the offices work comes from repeat business.
Janette is proud to be a member of the national association of estate agents (MNAEA) a qualification that ensures service standards and a depth of knowledge of her own local area. Janettes effervescent personality shines through and her enthusiasm for her job is clear to see. Janette is very committed to the 'Howards way' of customer service and is proud of what her offices have achieved so far although she says 'the best is yet to come.'
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