Watton Friday Market (Every Fortnight)

As we held a Market on Easter Saturday instead of the Friday we were very pleasantly surprised at the number of people that came in. It was so nice to see everyone that we discussed the situation and we could possibly hold a Saturday Market occasionally in the weeks that we don’t have one on Friday. This could be every 2 months as long as the hall is available for…

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The Memory Café is OPEN again!

For those with Dementia and their Carers, The Memory Café is OPEN in Watton once more!We meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Methodist Centre, High Street, Watton from 10am-12 Noon on Tuesday 7th June, Tuesday 21st June, Tuesday 5th July, Tuesday 19th July, Tuesday 2nd August, Tuesday 16th August, Tuesday 6th September, Tuesday 20th September, Tuesday 4thth October, Tuesday 18th OctoberTuesday is a FUN…

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Free Information, Advice, Representation and Advocacy Services launch for all Norfolk residents

Free Information, Advice, Representation and Advocacy Services launch for all Norfolk residents New Information, Advice, Representation and Advocacy services are launching in Norfolk, providing residents with smoother access to the services they need, free of charge. The free support, funded by Norfolk County Council, will be available to anyone in the county who needs help identifying which organisations in the county can help them, as well as helping them access…

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Breckland Council releases £5m+ in £150 rebate payments

Residents in Breckland are being encouraged to check their bank accounts over the next few days as many are expected to shortly receive their £150 council tax rebate payment. The Council Tax rebate scheme was announced by Central Government to provide a one-off payment of £150 to eligible householders to help counter the rising cost of energy bills. Through the Anglia Revenues Partnership, which deals with all Council Tax and…

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Is your dog anxious?

Anxious Dog

Anxiety is becoming increasingly recognised, understood and talked about in people.  But what about dogs? It can be upsetting to think that our dogs might be feeling stressed. However, many unwanted behaviours we see are stress-induced. Anxiety is a normal physiological response to a perceived threat. All animals have this system – including us. When a threat is perceived, the body produces adrenaline in a ‘flight or fight’ response. This…

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Fuel Debt? Get help from CAP today

FREE debt help charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are urging people to seek help after households paying up to more than 50% extra for their energy bills Heather Nunn Mid-Norfolk debt centre Manager, explains “Christians Against Poverty is seeing a significant increase in demand for its free debt help in Fenland and across the UK. We are concerned many more people will need support as the cost of energy spirals…

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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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