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Our mission is the cultural, economic, environmental and social development of Wayland. We run a number of diverse projects across the town of Watton and the 13 surrounding villages, including a community gallery and sensory garden, dementia services, a community fridge, unemployment support and conservation work


Although the building has been closed to the general public through much of 2020, and our staff and most tenants working from home following government advice, we continue to maintain services for our tenants and the local area as much as possible. Our support officer is available to answer emails and respond to phone calls and voicemail messages.

Since lockdown ended, the podiatrist, physiotherapist and beautician are now all available for appointments once again. Unfortunately, the Gallery remains closed to the public but please see separate item on our online exhibitions.

We currently have serviced offices available to rent if you are looking to start up or downsize a business. We also offer virtual tenancies for those working from home who prefer a separate registered business address.

If you wish to contact us please email amanda@wayland,org.uk or phone 01953 880204 and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.


Drawing The Year To A Close  is the Dragonfly Gallery’s last exhibition of 2020 and marks the end of a different and difficult year for us all. This exhibition is open to all artists, local and national and has had a more submissions than ever before. We have therefore decided that, rather than turn artists away, the gallery is housing a two-part winter exhibition in both December and January. We hope you enjoy looking at the varied and wide-ranging mix of creative work submitted by our artists.

Much of the work is for sale as gifts or cards. If you would like to make further enquiries about this exhibition or work in previous ones please contact amanda(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)wayland.org.uk">amanda(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)wayland.org.uk and we will get back to you.

If you wish to view the huge range of talent exhibited online during 2020 please visit https://thewaylanddragonflygallery.co.uk/ where you will see very varied work, from the very young still at school through to the aged living in care.

A very Merry Christmas from all of us at the Gallery and from the Wayland Partnership.

A look back to the Wayland Farmers' Market

Jan was very proud of the Wayland Farmers' which launched in 2000. In the video below - which was made in 2002 - Jan explains how the Farmer's Market came into being. The video also gives you a flavour of the market at it's vibrant best.


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Project complete!

We are delighted to have completed our new Sensory Garden! With £17,000 funding from the Postcode Local Trust, as well as £3,500 from the Screwfix Foundation and £,2000 from Tesco, we have turned our empty yard into a sensory garden for people with disabilities and their carers. Come down to Wayland House and have a look!

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Our community fridge project is transforming the way Wayland thinks about food waste. Businesses and residents donate food they no longer need, and then other local people come along and collect what they need. For free!


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The HAPPY Project, funded by the People’s Health Trust, aims to meet the needs of isolated and lonely people in our area as well as some of the villages.


The Dragonfly Gallery and Visitor Centre is one of the many local attractions that make Wayland unique and distinctive. It is the home of the Visitor Centre but its main function is as an art gallery – It is the only community owned gallery in the area.


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The Wayland Business Centre, run by the dedicated, professional and friendly Wayland Partnership team can be found in the centre of Watton in mid Norfolk. With light, airy rooms, ample free parking and up to date technology, Wayland Business Centre is THE place for you if you are considering letting office space, hosting a meeting or presentation or offering training.





Wayland House,

High St,



IP25 6AR

01953 883915