Plans agreed for Swaffham’s heritage zone

Breckland Council’s Cabinet have agreed to approve and adopt plans for Swaffham’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. The two documents are the Swaffham Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan and the Swaffham Public Realm Masterplan. The documents have been drafted as part of the Swaffham High Streets Heritage Action Zone programme and have recently been out to public consultation. The government-funded High Streets Heritage Action Zone programme, which is being…

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Watton & District Diabetes UK Support Group

At the March Meeting, Roger Pawsey, pastor of Watton Pentecostal Church, held a lovely service to enable our members say goodbye to Helen – secretary, Ron – Chairman, Susie – Group member and all other group members, family and friends who had passed. In April we had brilliant speaker Mike Wabe give an excellent talk on “Life & Death in a Victorian Goal”. Mike has given different talks over the…

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Anzac Day – Letter from Australia

By Chris O’Connor. Nearly 20 years ago I stood with thousands of others at the Australia War Memorial in Canberra as they interred the body of Australia’s Unknown Soldier. During the service the Australian Prime Minister at the time, Paul Keating, started his address to the nation with one of the most moving speeches ever made in this nation. In part he said: We do not know this Australian’s name…

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Your chance to help shape Norfolk cycling and walking route plans

From today you are getting the chance to share your thoughts on where you would like to see new cycling and walking routes created across the county. Norfolk County Council is working in partnership with all district and borough councils to create a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Norfolk. The Norfolk LCWIP builds on plans already completed for Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Greater Norwich. A survey…

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The Richmond Park Seniors’ Christmas Cracker in March

On a cold, dark and damp December morning with growing uncertainties about Covid 19 cases a message was received from Santa that he really didn’t want to expose himself and his elves to such risks, but he did promise to make it up to all his disappointed followers in the Richmond Park Golf Club Seniors. The Annual Christmas Golf and Luncheon was duly postponed True to his word early in…

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Great Ellingham and District Flower Club in Spring

“Up the Garden Path” by Crystal Dybal

In March, 58 members and visitors were taken “Up the Garden Path” by Crystal Dyball (above) who showed us a little piece of her garden with a delightful parallel arrangement, followed by many more beautiful designs inspired by her garden. Following a fund raising bingo evening on April 14th, we meet again on our usual day, the 4th Tuesday of the month, on April 26th, to welcome Jenni Baker with…

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Hingham and Hardingham Art Group

“Mixed Impressions” May 2nd to May 30th All artists exhibiting are members of the Hingham and Hardingham Art Group. The Group was started in the mid 1970s and we have some very long associated artists amid our many members. The Group has even thrived through covid and lockdowns, perhaps in part due to the setting of fortnightly ‘homeworks’ which were then published on our facebook site: Hingham and Hardingham Art…

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Explorations by Julian Bull

A Quiet Read by Julian Bull

Pictured is A Quiet Read by Julian Bull. Explorations by Julian Bull is at the Dragonfly Gallery, Watton. IP25 6AR. April 2nd to April 29th, 2022. Weekdays 10 – 4 and Saturdays 10 – 1. Speaking about this exhibition, the artist said “Art to me is a journey; an exploration of many different avenues; never getting stuck on the same track too long. This way the experience always remains fresh…

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Community turns out to support Thetford’s Spring Clean

Dozens of Thetford residents and representatives from local community groups have taken part in a litter pick to help tidy and brighten up the town. The event, which took place on 30 March, was organised by Breckland Council in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s national #SpringClean project. Over 60 bags of litter were collected by the 34 participants, along with three discarded bikes and a mattress. The event was supported…

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