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 by Thetford Fire brigade, Thetford Town Council, UPP Broadband, Norfolk Waste Partnership, Thetford River Group, and local residents, who all volunteered their time to help reduce the impact of litter on wildlife and the natural environment.
A £1.8m project to provide modern, quality emergency accommodation to homeless people in Breckland is nearing completion.
The Breckland Council project has seen Elm House, a former pre-school in Thetford, completely refurbished over the past year. When opened this spring, the service will provide temporary housing to single adults, couples, and families from Breckland district area.
The building work is now complete, and once opened, Access Community Trust will manage the centre on the Councils behalf, residents will be supported to if they seek further services where required.
The Daisy Programme and Thetford Town Ladies Football Club have announced they will be working together to raise awareness of domestic abuse, and the support available to those affected by it, in Breckland.
The Daisy Programme will run awareness sessions at the football club, and invite the players to become domestic abuse awareness ambassadors. The charity’s logo will also be displayed on part of Thetford Town Ladies’ kit, as a way of making fans more aware of the work they do.
The arrangement between the club and the charity was made by Breckland Council, which works with The Daisy Programme. Cllr Stuart Terry, who represents Thetford Boudicca ward on Breckland Council, is also an assistant coach at Thetford Town Ladies. He brought the idea of working with the charity to officers at the council, and the link was made with The Daisy Programme.
Harper Knight, aged two, from Thetford, Norfolk has been dressing up each Clap for Carers Thursday at 8pm as one of the nation’s key workers for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Mum, Anna Knight, 34, Owner and Operator of Little City Norfolk, had been in the process of launching the mobile role play franchise for children before lockdown.
Anna was still receiving new deliveries regularly full of costumes and props for children during the first few weeks of lockdown, which greatly excited Harper in a time where she was exceptionally upset to not see her grandparents or playmates.
One Thursday evening Harper decided to wear a police officer outfit during the time of Clap for Carers applause. Anna took photos of her and posted them to her social media accounts.
The local community then started to get involved, with some commenting that it made their week and they were looking forward to seeing what Harper would wear next.
After the overwhelming positive response and continued engagement Harper’s outfits attracted, Anna decided to do something beneficial with the attention and set up a fundraiser on JustGiving for EACH here.
Harper’s outfits have since included a firefighter, a nurse, Captain Tom Moore, a post officer and a supermarket worker.
Some of the famous North Norfolk Bagot goats have headed south to continue their valuable conservation and habitat-management work.
The 15 billies have been sent on a long-term loan to heathland near Thetford, on land looked after by Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
The loan follows the sale of a group of billies to Suffolk Wildlife Trust last year.
Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “We’re delighted that the wildlife trusts see the same potential benefits as we do.
The goats are a cost-effective way of managing vegetation and vulnerable habitats, and they act as a draw for tourists, too.”