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Wednesday, 26 October 2022 00:00

Community at Heart Award winners announced

The eighth annual Broadland Community at Heart Awards were presented on Friday night at The Space in Sprowston.

The awards, organised by Broadland District Council, and sponsored by Clarion Housing, celebrate the extremely valuable work of volunteers, individuals, businesses and community groups in the district.

A judging panel chose the winners from nominations made by members of the public and for the first time, this year everyone who was nominated was invited to the awards ceremony.

Each winner was presented with a trophy and £250 to donate to their chosen community group or voluntary organisation. Finalists were also presented with a certificate congratulating and thanking them for their work in the community.

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 00:00

Marriott’s Way 10k is a runaway success

Hundreds of runners took to Marriott’s Way on 9 October to take part in Broadland District Council’s annual 10k race, sponsored by Saffron Housing.

The popular Marriott’s 10k race - which raises money for Norfolk Trails, a charity that maintains the 26- mile long Marriott’s Way footpath, cycle route and bridle way - saw runners of all ages and abilities compete.

Participants set off from Aylsham in waves, with the race finishing in the historic Reepham Market Place, where spectators cheered 276 runners over the finish line. 

Runners of all ages and abilities enjoyed the run, with many commenting on the enthusiasm and encouragement from the marshals on the course. There was also a huge cheer for the last runner over the line, competing still at the age of 73.

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Wednesday, 05 October 2022 00:00

Broadland expands successful recycling service

Broadland District Council has worked hard with its residents to achieve the highest recycling figures in Norfolk.

The Council is always looking for ways to improve its services and now Broadland District Council is taking another huge step by ensuring that all residents in the district have the opportunity to recycle any wasted food. 

Broadland was the first local authority in Norfolk to carry out separate food waste collections and from 3 October the Council and its recycling and waste collection partner Veolia, are starting to roll out food waste collections across the whole district, adding an additional 30,000 households to the service.

Cllr Judy Leggett, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Excellence, said: “We are pleased and proud to make this investment in our district, rolling out this important service to all residents. As well as reducing harm to the planet and protecting the environment, this forward-looking step will bring real benefits to our district. The food waste we collect will be used to generate electricity and as fertiliser for use in farming.”

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To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Broadland District and South Norfolk Council have each launched a free treasure trail.

The trails, designed for the whole family, encourage visitors to explore the districts, solve the clues and uncover the areas’ hidden history. Along the way, there are discounts available to use at local shops and cafés, as well as some fantastic prizes to win.

Broadland District Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Trudy Mancini-Boyle, said: “If you’re looking for something free and fun to do this summer, then take part in our Traveller’s Charms treasure trail. Whether on foot, bicycle or even by boat, it’s a fantastic way to explore our beautiful district and spend time with friends and family.”

South Norfolk Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Kay Mason Billig, said: “Our Queen’s Treasure Trail will have you out exploring the area and visiting some wonderful places that you probably didn’t realise were right on your doorstep. So grab a picnic, or pop into one of the many eateries along the way and make a day of it.”

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Winners and finalists of the second annual Broadland and South Norfolk Business Awards attended a glittering event on 23 March at Norwich City Football Club sponsored by Fosters Solicitors. It was a fantastic evening where both councils were joined by some of the most exceptional businesses in the area, and provided a chance to celebrate business innovation, entrepreneurialism and excellence. 

Jewellery and accessories company Lisa Angel won the Business Growth Award, sponsored by Big Sky Living. Despite a difficult couple of years, the company has managed to expand their high street presence, explore new lines and increased their online offering. Broadland Council Portfolio Holder for Economic Development Cllr Jo Copplestone said: ‘’They have continued to invest in their staff and have a clear understanding of the challenges ahead and what they need to do to continue to grow.’’

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In January a ceremony was held to mark the lifting the last steel during the construction of the Broadland Food Innovation Centre. The build is on schedule and will be ready to open in autumn 2022 and is now welcoming enquiries from potential tenants.

The Broadland Food Innovation Centre, being built close to Norwich, is part of a food innovation project designed to support and fast-track the growth and success of food and drink businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The project represents Broadland District Council’s ambition to generate the optimum environment for business growth and to support the local economy by providing bespoke units with wrap-around services that will help food businesses in the region develop.

The Centre will offer 13 food-grade incubation units, two test kitchens, a sensory kitchen, meeting rooms and state of the art conferencing facilities.

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Monday, 07 February 2022 00:00

Business Award finalists announced

The 2022 Broadland & South Norfolk Business Awards finalists have been announced.

Organised by South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Councils, the awards celebrate the excellence, innovation and best practice shown by businesses across the combined area.

South Norfolk Council’s Cabinet Member for Stronger Economy, Councillor Lisa Neal, said: “This has been an extremely challenging time for local businesses and these awards are an excellent opportunity to celebrate the hard work and commitment it has taken to run a successful business through the pandemic.”

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Monday, 18 October 2021 00:00

Nominations for Business Awards now open

Nominations for Broadland District and South Norfolk Council’s Business Awards are now open. The Awards recognise and celebrate the amazing array of successful businesses in both districts. 

Despite the challenges of the past 18 months, many businesses have survived and even thrived, not just financially, but by being adaptable, innovative and excelling at supporting the very communities that have supported them. 

To recognise this, the Councils have added five new categories to the awards, including Outstanding Employer, Business in the Community, Working Together, Business Resilience and Business Innovation.

Businesses are invited to nominate themselves for an award in any of the 10 categories and residents can support their favourite business by nominating them as ‘Retailer of the Year’.

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On 12 October 2021 a ceremony was held to mark the beginning of construction of the new Broadland Food Innovation Centre.

Broadland District Council recently received final confirmation from the European Regional Development Fund for c. £5.7m for the food innovation project, which includes the Broadland Food Innovation Centre being built close to Norwich in Broadland District; bespoke innovation support packages with access to experts on every aspect of business growth; and a cluster which brings together research, academia, supply, production, the food and drink community, charities, government and finance. This support will be available to both tenants and eligible businesses through Norfolk and Suffolk. The Centre is scheduled to open in autumn 2022.

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Two local councils are calling on residents and businesses to dispose of their waste responsibly, or they could face a hefty fine.

In the last 12 months, Broadland District and South Norfolk Council have carried out 206 fly-tipping investigations, resulting in fines for businesses and residents who have broken the law and blighted the countryside with their waste.

South Norfolk Cabinet Member for Clean and Safe Environment Councillor Michael Edney said: “We live in a beautiful part of the world and we want to keep it that way. Fly-tipping is selfish and harmful to the environment and wildlife, it blights our countryside and costs taxpayers over £50K a year to clean up. If you are caught fly-tipping, we will not hesitate to fine you.”

Just this month, a mobile catering business was issued with a £300 fixed penalty notice for fly-tipping business waste in a lay-by near Diss. Not only did the owner have to pay the fixed penalty, but also had to pay for the waste to be removed by a licensed waste contractor. The owner was also advised on how to dispose of waste properly and legally in the future.

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