Community Alerts

Residential Drop-off Single Stream Recycling at the Public Works Department

As of June 1, 2017, there will no longer be a Residential Drop-off Recycling container at the Department of Public Works.

Sweatt Beach

Sweatt Beach will open for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 27th. The beach is a public beach and open daily 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. - weather permitting. Click here to go to the Recreation Page for more detailed information on Sweatt Beach.

Lake Pearl Parking Permits

Effective March 1, 2017, the sale of Lake Pearl Boat Ramp Parking Permits may be purchased ON-LINE ONLY and will be issued by the Police Department. Please select "On-Line Payments" from the left-hand side Dropdown menu and follow the prompts.

Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the King Philip Regional High School beginning at 7:30 p.m. Voter registration for the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk's office and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Public Safety Building. Click here to view the June 5th Annual Town Meeting Warrant.

Taunton Street - Sidewalk Reconstruction and Road Construction

Taunton Street sidewalk reconstruction is currently scheduled to begin the first week of June. Taunton Street will remain passable. However, at times, a travel lane may be blocked and will create minor traffic delays.

Road construction is currently scheduled to begin after school ends for the season. This will create significant impacts on traffic. The construction will be done in phases, and at times, will necessitate closing of the road to all but local traffic. There will be detours at George Street and Beach Street, depending on what phase is being performed.

Drought Advisory Affects the Town of Wrentham - Updated April 2017

This is an important message from the Town of Wrentham:

Due to the abundant spring rains the Drought Management Task Force has downgraded our drought status from a Watch to an Advisory. Additionally, MassDEP has certified Wrentham’s 2016 residential gallons per capita day (RGPD) at 59 RGPD. Previously, we were in violation of our Water Withdrawal Permit conditions of a maximum RGPD of 65. This successful change is a direct result of our Town’s conservation efforts. Due to both of these conditions, the Town of Wrentham will now be at a Stage II Water Ban. This stage is effective annually from May 1 through September 30. All non-essential outdoor water use is restricted daily between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Permissive uses are allowed.

Permissive uses allowed outside the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. are:

  • Irrigation during the months of May or September to establish a new lawn or new plantings; irrigation of public parks and recreational fields by means of automatic sprinklers; watering of lawns, gardens, flowers and ornamental plants by means of a handheld hose; and irrigation using stored storm-water runoff.

These restrictions are mandatory for all residents of the Town of Wrentham; including residents on private wells.

Read more about the water ban

More information about Wrentham's Water Department

Water Deficit Continues Throughout Most of Massachusetts

Performance Standards for Public Water Supplies

Please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477 for more detailed information.

Economic Development Opportunities

The Town of Wrentham has just released a new Economic Development Opportunities brochure. Click on this link to view the brochure.

Events

Memorial Day Observances in Wrentham 2017

The annual Memorial Day Parade will take place rain or shine on Monday, May 29th beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The parade will form at 10:00 a.m. on Randall Road where all marching units and vehicles will gather. The parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. and proceed to the Wrentham Center Cemetery where ceremonies will honor all who have made the ultimate sacrifice in order that freedom and the Constitution may be preserved. Following ceremonies at the cemetery, the parade will re-form and proceed to the Wrentham Town Common with brief observances at the war monuments.

All veterans with or without uniforms are invited to participate. Those veterans who have served in the Gulf Wars, Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF) are especially invited to join the parade and subsequent observances. Veterans from surrounding communities that do not have a parade are cordially invited to march with us.

Also, at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29th members of the American Legion Post 225 Rifle Squad and Color Guard will pay tribute and lay wreaths to the deceased veterans at memorial sites throughout the town.
Just as in previous years, members of the local Scouting organizations will place flags on veterans’ graves at the various cemeteries on Saturday morning, May 27th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Center Cemetery.

Any questions, please call the Veterans Service Officer at 508-384-8333.

Arts on the Common

Arts on the Common is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9 am - 4 pm.  Click here for more information.

Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the King Philip Regional High School beginning at 7:30 p.m. Voter registration for the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk's office and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Public Safety Building. The warrant for the Annual Town Meeting is closed.

Save the Date - Opioid Presentation

Dr. Ruth Potee, family physician and Chair of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County will be making a presentation about substance abuse, addition and teen brain development. The presentation will be held on Thursday, June 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the King Philip Regional High School Auditorium. Admission is free. Resource agencies and educational material will be available. This presentation is sponsored by the Wrentham Public Health Nurses. Click here to view the Flyer for the Opioid Presentation.

Original Congregational Church's Upcoming Events

A non-profit, volunteer-run series of music events at the Original Congregational Church, 1 East St., Wrentham, MA (corner of Routes 140 and 1A). Tickets available online at website, at church office, or at door before concert. Get on our email mailing list for any changes to this season’s schedule, and for more information about future events.

BLACKSTONE VALLEY BLUEGRASS & BAZA
The harmonica and guitar duo Baza (1920-1940 style blues) opens for Blackstone Valley Bluegrass. Great fun!
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door