Norfolk County Council Cabinet to consider latest budget proposals

Plans for a balanced budget and a 2.99 per cent Council Tax rise will be considered by Norfolk County Council’s cabinet on January 31st. A report to cabinet also proposes a review of how the council operates, to tackle a predicted £60 million gap the following year. Two possible Council Tax rises have been tabled – 2.99 per cent or the maximum permissible 3.99 per cent – but councillors have…

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Watton Rotary Club – Paul Harris Fellowship Awards

David Branson

In this club we use this special award in recognition of particular and exemplary service to the club or the community. We have great pleasure in awarding a Paul Harris fellowship to: DAVID BRANSONDavid (pictured above right with President Paul Weatherill) is a past President of this club. He has worked over a number of years, with the young people at the Wayland Academy, currently with a particular interest in…

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Watton Rotary Club Christmas Meals on Wheels

Approx 40 Christmas Meals were again delivered to needy Watton area residents on 23 December, prepared by Jacob Weatherill and his staff at Florintina Catering, Watton. The meals consisted of roast turkey, roast potatoes, assorted vegetables, stuffing and gravy, all delivered in a thermal container so the food just needed reheating, and followed by a mince pie and cream, also included as previously kindly donated by Watton Bakery. The project…

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Scam Alert – Fake ‘in contact with COVID’ text messages

Norfolk County Council are warning about text messages circulating claiming to be from the NHS stating you have been ‘in contact with COVID’. The text message then provides a link to ‘get a test’. These messages are fake. Anyone following the links supplied in the messages will be taken to a fake NHS website which will attempt to gather personal and financial details. Remember the NHS will: Never ask for payment –…

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New partnership set to housing for Breckland rough sleepers

Five new properties, which will offer dedicated support to rough sleepers, are to be built in Breckland thanks to a new partnership between Breckland Council and Broadland Housing. The new homes, which will be opened later this year in Thetford, will see former rough sleepers from across the district provided with support to help their transition into longer-term accommodation, as well as offering help to access education, employment opportunities and…

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Antiques & Collectors Fairs

At the Queens Hall, Watton on Sunday 20th February & 13th March 2022. Once again, Watson Fairs bring this very popular regular event to Watton. It’s a quality haven for Antiques and Collectables, made up of independent antiques dealers all under one roof, all offering an eclectic mix of unusual items. There’s over 40 tables selling a wide range of antiques such as Coins & Militaria, Silver, Jewellery, Ceramics, Small…

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£1000 fine for rogue waste carrier caught fly tipping ​

An illegal waste carrier who lived in Swaffham has been fined £1000 by Breckland Council after being caught fly tipping waste in Ashill. After receiving a report from the member of the public about fly-tipping on agricultural land Breckland Council launched an investigation, which quickly linked the waste to a Norwich household.  The resident confirmed they had hired a ‘man with a van’ via social media to dispose of the…

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Breckland Council Going for Gold

Cllr Paul Claussen

This year, Breckland Council will be applying for Gold Award status within the Armed Forces Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The scheme, launched in 2014 by then Prime Minister David Cameron, recognises organisations who pledge, demonstrate and advocate their support for the Armed Forces Community. Breckland Council currently holds the Silver Status and is now gearing up to go one step further in 2022 to achieve this coveted Gold status, which…

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THE WATTON SOCIETY NEWSLETTER AND 2022 PROGRAMME

Hello and Happy Christmas and Better New Year to all our members and friends. We can now give you information on next year’s programme and other activities we have been involved with.  Thank you to all of you who have paid your subscriptions, (£5 per annum) we will continue to collect these at meetings or through the door of 30 Brandon Road (the yellow house), please phone 01953 882613 if you…

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