West Norfolk Aviation Society – January 2022

On Tuesday 11th January 2022 a healthy crew assembled at the Mundford Bowls Club all prepared for take-off. There were some old-ish faces returning to the fold with the prospect of three potential new members.  Commander, David A, called us all to order and announced the first action for the evening: a quiz presented by Chairman and resident wit, Chris H. Each crew member was given a check list with 10…

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5 Steps to tackling New Year credit card fear

A local free debt help charity is offering support to those who are struggling financially at the start of 2022Fountain of Life church in Ashill, which partners with national charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), has been providing a free debt help service in the Mid-Norfolk area since April 2014 CAP’s Mid-Norfolk Debt Centre Manager, Heather Nunn says, “Christmas is often an expensive time of year, so it’s common for us to…

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Cabinet votes to support draft “balanced budget” proposals

Breckland Council Cabinet voted to support draft “balanced budget” proposals at a meeting on 10th January, Councillors discussed a draft budget for 2022-23 which is balanced and enables the delivery of a range of initiatives, despite ongoing challenges such as the pandemic and falling central government funding. The draft budget will be presented to the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Commission later this month before being put to a vote with…

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Cock-a-doodle don’t ​

Cock-a-doodle don’t ​ The owner of a flock of noisy cockerels which were kept in a house’s conservatory has been fined £660 by Breckland Council after his birds regularly woke neighbours in the early hours.  The resident, in the Neatherd area of Dereham, was issued a noise abatement notice by Breckland Council after receiving numerous complaints about the poultry owner allowing his cockerels to cause a noise nuisance in a…

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WILD CHURCH 2022

WILD CHURCH 2022 What a wonderful six months we have had at Wild Church. Thankyou to everyone who has joined with us as we have explored nature and faith and been encouraged to do more to look after our wildly wonderful world. We have enjoyed going on bug hunts and building a community bug hotel at Loch Neaton. We went pond dipping in the Loch and found lots of beasties.…

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Watton Rotary Club – Plant Britain

WATTON ROTARY CLUB – PLANT BRITAIN Watton Rotary Club are involved in the Plant Britain initiative which involves planting a tree for each child who started school in 2020-2021, the programme having been launched on BBC TV Countryfile in 2022. Our allocation of 420 trees was in 4 varieties – Wild Life, Wild Wood, Year Round Colour and Working Wood – and have all now been planted at local junior…

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West Norfolk Aviation Society December 2021

West Norfolk Aviation Society December 2021 It was a dark and stormy night when the crew of the WNAS returned to the Mundford Bowls club base last Tuesday evening. The few that didn’t make it back for fear that their high sided vehicles would be overturned in the wind deprived themselves of entertainment they will regret for weeks to come. Steve and Jean again, provided the ammunition to shoot at…

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A Smoke Free Australia?

Chris O'Connor

A Smoke Free Australia? Letter From Australia by Chris O’Connor Australia has a plan to almost wipe out smoking by 2025 – with health experts demanding a radical New Zealand-style ban to make it happen. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is outlawing the next generation of Kiwis from ever being allowed to buy cigarettes in her bid for a smoke-free NZ. When the new law comes in next year,…

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Wayland Men’s Shed Update

Wayland Mens Shed, Social Group, at Watton Sports Centre. I had very much hoped to end our second ​year under the Covid menace on a high, but fate has thrown yet another curved ball at us with yet another variant to try and make our lives more difficult.  It’s been a long 6 months since we reopened in June 2021, with moving to the Sports centre, reorganising our social side,…

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