All about Long Stratton
The Town is situated halfway between the county city, Norwich, and the market town of Diss; along the Roman built road, the A140 which runs from Cromer (North Norfolk) to Ipswich (Suffolk).
Long Stratton borders five other parishes: Tharston and Hapton, Tasburgh, Morning Thorpe, Pulham Market and Wacton.
Long Stratton has two Church of England churches (St Mary's and St Michael), as well as a methodist church. The church of Long Stratton St Mary's is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.
Long Stratton is home to approx. 4000 people. The statistics further confirm that Long Stratton is used as a commuter Town, with the average employed person travelling 17.25 miles to their place of work.
Long Stratton is part of the electoral ward of Stratton. This ward had a population of 5,519 at the 2011 census.
The Town accommodates three schools first known as: Manor Field First School, St. Mary's Middle School, and Long Stratton High School. However, in September 2006, 'Manor Field First school' became 'Manor Field Infant school' and 'St. Mary's middle school' became 'St. Mary's Church of England junior school'.
Shopping facilities are located along the main street which runs through the Town (part of the A140 road), as well as in two small shopping centres (South Norfolk Shopping Precinct and The Icehouse Precinct – so called because it was built adjacent to the Victorian icehouse belonging to Long Stratton Manor). A co-op supermarket is located in the centre of the Town. In August 2015, a Subway sandwich shop opened inside the supermarket.
There are also two public houses (The Queen's Head and The Swan).
Long Stratton also has a doctors surgery, as well as a leisure centre operated by South Norfolk Council.
In terms of public transport, numerous operators run bus services between the Town and the city of Norwich.
The Town has also seen the creation of two new housing estates for the new millennium, increasing the village population and size.