Village services

Post Office

The Green, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk IP25 7LA. Telephone 01362 820285 ‎

Opening Hours

Monday 9am to 5pm | Tuesday 9am to 5pm | Wednesday 9am to 12.30pm

Thursday 9am to 5pm | Friday 9am to 5pm | Saturday 9am to 12.30pm


Doctors Surgery

Dr Mo Chilenge & Dr Dooldeniya

The Green, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7LA

Phone: 01362 820225

Repeat Prescription Telephone No: 01362 820225

Appointment Telephone           No: 01362 820225

Out of hours emergency number    01603 488 488


Surgery and Reception hours

Monday to Friday    8.30am to 1pm, 3pm – 6.30pm


The practice has an attached pharmacy/prescription facility which is much valued by the village. Patients can phone for repeat prescriptions and collect during reception hours.


The following articles provides some information about the recent changes to the Doctor’s service

Recent Events at Shipdham Surgery


Venues available for hire

Shipdham has the following venues available for hire:

WI Hall Marlene Secker 01362 820327
Bullock Park Pavilion Sarah Howlett 01362 820047
Shipdham Community Centre Bill Fawcett 01362 820102

The Golden Dog                         David Ridgewell               01362 820255

Bus timetable

Timetables for Konect buses can be found at Konect

Timetable for First buses can be found at First


Shipdham Manor Care Home

Shipdham Manor, which dates back over 200 years, has been tastefully extended and linked to the original coach house to provide facilities very much in keeping with the 21st century. Our rooms, most with en-suite facilities, are tastefully decorated and provide our residents with a quality environment for enjoyment of life in later years. Although all rooms are fully furnished, we encourage residents to bring with them items of furniture and personal possessions so that their room can be a true home from home. For more information, visit their website

Mobile Library

The updated route to Shipdham will be on a Tuesday, 4 weekly, starting on 9 April 2019
The new stops are as follows:

12:30-12:45 EASTGATE
12:50-13:05 BLACKMOOR ROW
15:00-15:30 PARK ESTATE
15:35-17:00 OLD SCHOOL


Coach to Norwich

The Wednesday coach to Norwich leaves the King Billy at 9.10 am and picks up at The Green at 9.15 am.  It leaves Norwich to return at 1.05 pm, arriving at approximately 2.15 pm in Shipdham.



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