Owner of abandoned car fined £200

A man who abandoned his car in a busy residential area of Attleborough has been fined £200 by Breckland Council. The vehicle, which did not hold the relevant tax or MOT certificate and was in a state of disrepair, was reported to the council after being abandoned on a grass verge for several months. Breckland Council’s Environmental Enforcement team investigated the issue and instructed the registered keeper to have the…

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Norwich Western Link Pre-Planning Application Public Consultation to launch later this month

A public consultation on Norfolk County Council’s Norwich Western Link project will launch in August, with people being invited to give their views on proposals before the planning application is finalised and submitted. The Norwich Western Link is a new 3.9 mile dual carriageway road that would connect the A1270 Broadland Northway to the A47 west of Norwich. As well as improving travel between these two major routes, the new…

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LANGHAM DOME – THE BIRTHPLACE OF VIRTUAL REALITY?

Watton & District Rotary Club had a recent visit to Langham Dome a WW2 Training Facility at Langham Airfield on the North Norfolk Coast. The Dome was a ‘State of the Art’ AA (anti-aircraft) gunnery trainer, trainee gunners were schooled in in accuracy using ground-breaking-stop-frame film technology developed in 1940 which ‘simulated’ air attacks by projecting images of enemy aircraft onto the interior roof of the dome, some 25ft tall…

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New Director of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service appointed

Ceri Sumner has been appointed as the new Director of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. The appointment follows existing Interim Chief Fire Officer Tim Edwards’s announcement of his intention to retire from the service at the end of the summer. Ceri Sumner said: “I’m delighted to be appointed as Director of Norfolk Fire and Rescue. It is a privilege to lead such a crucial, well -regarded service of dedicated professionals,…

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Reaction to HMICFRS report on Norfolk’s Fire & Rescue Service

Pictured: Tim Edwards, Interim Chief Fire Officer of Norfolk Fire and Rescuse Service Her Majesty’s Inspectorate has published a report into Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. The overall judgement was that the service requires improvement, although there are key areas judged to be good, including our understanding of fires and other risks in Norfolk’s communities and our response to incidents. Interim Chief Fire Officer Tim Edwards said: “We welcome the…

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Union flags flying high in Watton

Pictured: Cllr Paul Claussen meets Cllr Claire Bowes and Cllr Tina Kiddell to celebrate Union Flags being hoisted across Watton High street.  The installation of 23 Union flags along Watton high street has now been completed. The flags have been erected as part of a Market Town Initiative funded project by Breckland Council. 16 Union flags were erected just before the Platinum Jubilee, with the final 7 flags installed this…

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Norfolk County Council launches consultation on the future of mobile libraries

Norfolk County Council has launched a consultation about changes to the rural mobile library service, as part of proposals to save £13 million. The six mobile libraries operated by Norfolk County Council stop outside a variety of places within local communities, ranging from playgroups, schools, care homes, and traveller sites – as well as locations where there is high footfall such as parish halls, pubs, and supermarkets. There are currently…

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Norfolk to celebrate Car-Free Day

Norfolk County Council is encouraging residents to give up their cars for the day this September in support of a global initiative to reduce carbon emissions. Car-Free Day is celebrated across the world and encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day in favour of more sustainable forms of transport. Norfolk Car-Free Day will be held on Sunday 25 September and the council will once again be waiving…

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New Manager For The Wayland Dragonfly Gallery

We are delighted to announce that we have a new manager for the Dragonfly Gallery. Her name is Jackie Piermont and she can be contacted on dragonflygallerywayland@gmail.com She has only been with us a short time but already has lots of ideas for exhibitions, workshops and events. She is an accomplished artist and keen photographer among her many talents. We know she is looking forward to meeting local people and…

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