of 56 /56
Issue 59 September 2010 Your Local Independent Community Magazine Circulation 10,800 copies SELF EMPLOYED FULL TIME AND WEEKEND DRIVERS REQUIRED (VEHICLES SUPPLIED) Free Ringback on Arrival (to any landline/mobile) Free No Obligation Quotes Airport Transfers (discount on return trips) Business Contracts Welcome (VAT Registered, computerised billing) Up to 8 Passenger Vehicles Available For further details call our staff on 01842 76 45 76 or email - [email protected] PHONES ANSWERED AT ALL TIMES TAXIS FOR HIRE 24/7 TAXIS FOR HIRE 24/7

About Thetford

Embed Size (px)


Free Community Magazine

Text of About Thetford

  • Issue 59 September 2010

    Your Local Independent Community Magazine

    Circulation 10,800 copies


    Free Ringback on Arrival (to any landline/mobile)Free No Obligation Quotes Airport Transfers (discount on return trips)Business Contracts Welcome (VAT Registered, computerised billing)Up to 8 Passenger Vehicles Available

    For further details call our staff on 01842 76 45 76or email - [email protected]


    1 Cover September 2010:Front Cover 25/08/2010 00:22 Page 1

  • 2Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    2 West Suffolk College:Layout 1 25/08/2010 00:24 Page 1

  • The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher

    Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information contained within this magazine, the publishers take noresponsibility for the accuracy of statements made by its contributors, in any advertisements or for any loss arising from non-publication of any advertisement. Reproduction of any part of this publication without permission of the publishers is strictlyforbidden. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher

    Publisher: About Thetford Limited131 Nunnery Drive, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 3EP

    Tel: 01842 761549 email: [email protected]

    If you would like to advertise yourbusiness please contact

    [email protected] or call Marje on

    01842 761549 07754 034 015DEADLINE for Oct. Issue 15th Sept.

    3Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements


    Competitive Rates - Contracts Welcome

    Distance No Object!

    Phone: 01842 766900

    Mobile: 07979 267 938

    KES CABSDear Readers,

    Another month has own by and as you read my letter thismonth, the Thetford Festival will be in full swing for all toenjoy. The summer holidays have come to an end, buthopefully not the summer weather as we could all do witha few more weeks of sun, before the delights of Christmasare in the ong. It would help us greatly, especially as weapproach our busiest time, if all copy for inclusion in theAbout Thetford could be emailed to us by 15th of eachmonth. Many thanks in anticipation,Best Wishes, Marje


    ALL AGE WORSHIPSunday 26th September at 10.30am

    Thetford Methodist Church, Tanner Street


    Worship Band - Puppets - Toy CornerEveryone is welcome

    Lively Worship for all the Family - Coffee

    Breckland Mobility SuppliesUnit 5 Telford Way - Thetford - IP24 1HU

    Opposite Cosy Carpets

    TEL: 01842 766087



    For:- Scooters, Wheelchairs, Chairs, Beds

    Bath-Lifts, etc

    We also Hire Wheelchairs & Scooters

    3 August:Layout 1 25/08/2010 00:28 Page 1

  • 4Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements


    In Aid of







    L o t s o f P r i z e s t o b e W o n

    Raffle to win Multiyork Vouchers & many more prizes

    Tug of War teams: 5.00 per team of 5 adultsClosing Date for entering a team: Tuesday 31st August


    For more information or to enter a teamemail: [email protected]

    Organised by Thetfordbased company


    THETFORD RUGBY CLUB12.30pm - 4pm


    Quiz & Fun Nightin aid of the Mayors Charities

    Saturday 25th September 2010at The Carnegie Room, Thetford

    Doors open at 6pm for 7pm start5 per head including chicken and chips

    Teams: Maximum of 6 people(as many teams as you like)

    Tickets available at the door on the night

    Cash Prizes, Rae & BarThe Mayors Charities are

    St. Nicholas Hospice - Thetford Young CarersLaptops for Teaching at Riversdale


    Opening on:

    8th, 9th, 10th & 11th September6pm till 10pm Weekdays2pm till 10pm Saturday


    (Come and see whats in town this year)

    SILVERTHREADSOver 60s Afternoon TeaTuesdays 2pm till 4pm

    Cloverfield Community Centre

    For more information ContactMrs Moya Brown 01842 761863

    Tuesday 14th.September is our 1st anniversary,and the Mayor & "Dads Army" are coming to help

    us celebrate . Every one is welcome


    Breckland Leisure & Waterworld CentreCroxton Road, Thetford IP24 1JD


    Sunday 5th September 201010am till 3pm

    Admission FREE(Donation on the door appreciated)

    In aid of Asperger Youth Group Thetford(Charity No. 1074699)

    Craft &GiftFayre

    Card & Scrapbook SuppiesQuality Local Hand Made Crafts

    WHEELER EVENTSpresents

    [email protected]

    Sunday 12th September 1pm - 4pm

    Prize for the Best Dressed 'Aztec' judged at theOpening Ceremony

    All the traditional stalls, plus new rides and inflatables, Tri Golf,

    Coconut Shy, Archery, and ATC Sedan Rides.

    Arena attractions include Irish Dancing,The Green Dragon Morris Dancers,

    and ATC 1109 Sqn. Display

    Join us at this lovely traditional event!FULL BAR & BBQ

    Enquiries: Phone Elizabeth Holland on 01842 890522

    Come and enjoy

    4 - 5 Whats On September:Layout 1 25/08/2010 11:59 Page 1

  • FOBS Garden PartyIn recent years a charity known as Friends ofBrandon Station (FOBS) has been formed with theaim of acquiring a lease from Network Rail in orderto preserve the nineteenth century flint building andultimately find communal use for it.

    With the help of a small group of volunteers (the Friends),a great deal of superficial work has been carried out tomake the station one of the most attractive in the region.The murals and flower boxes have already wonprestigous awards. The next step requires considerablefunding and a GARDEN PARTY for local families is beingheld at Riverside Lodge, High Street, Brandon on Sunday12th September from 12noon until 6pm to help bring theexistence and aims of FOBS to the attention of thegeneral public.

    A host of attractions has been laid on including theBreckland Brass Band from 1 to 3pm, a Tea Dance in thelarge marquee to the non-stop piano playing of Thetford`smaestro Pip Jepson, Rowing Boat Hire, Model Railway,Barbecue and Cake Stall, Licenced Bar, Teas and Coffee(Toilets on site). Children will be well catered for with aBouncy Castle, Play Rangers, Balloons, Lucky Dip andFace Painting.

    Entrance to the riverside gardens for this family funday is 1 for adults, children free but must beaccompanied. All enquiries to Chris on 01842-811236.

    5Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    Discos for all occasions!Contact kevin @ K&M roadshow,

    m 07881842993 - 01842 761027or email: [email protected]

    We are also agents for:Paradise BOUNCE

    child & adult bouncy castles, rodeo bullinflatables for hire, and we have many more

    fun & games for you to enjoy.

    Paradise CHOCOLATEchocolate fountain ideal for any party

    occasion you have.

    Contact mark on01953 665009 m 07525 925986or email: [email protected]



    Friends of Grove Surgery Charity Fund Raising Event

    Saturday 18th Septemberat The Old Coee Mill, School Lane, ThetfordSocial Evening, with Licensed Bar and Music,

    includes a Big Rae and Racing7pm till 11:30pm.

    Tickets 3.50 including Buet Supper,available from Grove Lane Surgery.

    All proceeds to frOGS Charity No.1035779

    Inner Wheel Club of Thetford

    Candlelit Supper with Comedy Plays

    On the evenings of 22nd and 23rd October

    two one act comedy plays, with a two course

    supper served in between, will be performed

    at Barnham Village Hall. These are aimed to be

    fun evenings with all proceeds being divided

    between the Motor Neurone Disease

    Association and St. Nicholas Hospice. Do come

    and support one of the evenings. The

    experienced actors, who are nearly all from

    Barnham, are giving up their time to create the

    entertainment for these two charity nights.

    To book a ticket, priced at 16.00, or for

    further information, please call Jean Dunning

    on 01842 890 363 or

    Jackie Clark on 01842 890482.

    An Invitation to you to join us onSaturday 25th September

    for our Family and Friends Afternoonwith activities for all ages

    and onSunday 26th September 10.45 am.

    'Back to Church Sunday'Haven't been for a while? - Never been before?

    This is what you've been waiting for!Followed by a barbecue!

    Church of the Nazarene, Croxton Road, Thetford.

    4 - 5 Whats On September:Layout 1 25/08/2010 11:59 Page 2

  • 66 Steves Heating and Plumbing:Layout 1 25/08/2010 12:02 Page 1

  • Thetford Past and Present

    7Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    Today, it is difficult to imagine that Thetford was once an important religious centre, boasting several priories andnumerous churches. The Cluniac Priory and the impressive, well preserved 14th century gateway are poignantremainders of a distant and intangible past. Past photograph from the David Osborne collection.

    7 Thetford Past and Present September:Thetford Past 25/08/2010 11:43 Page 1

  • 8Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    New Committee Members NeededIf you would like to take a more active part in supporting the museum,

    please contact Oliver Bone on 01842 752599Ancient House, Museum of Thetford Life

    21-23 White Hart Street, Thetford, IP24 2BPwww.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

    Support Your Local Museum

    Friends Events

    Autumn/Winter 2010 Talk ProgrammeEvening Talks starting at 7.30pm

    14th SeptemberThetford in the Second World War

    Frank MeeresNorfolk Record Office

    Afternoon talks starting at 2:30pm

    19th OctoberBoudica Story

    Dr Natasha Hutchenson NMAS

    16th NovemberTudor Music Performance

    Nigel Amies & Mark Harper

    Christmas SocialTuesday 7th December - 7:30pm

    Talks are free to members, non-members 3.00

    Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee after the talk.

    Membership fees: Adults 3.00, Children 1.50

    Are you considering a new kitchen?Then here are 5 reasons you should call me today1. My supplier offers the best deals during the coming few weeks.

    2.Your new kitchen supplied to you at my cost price.3.An extra 10% off the cost of installation.

    4. Beat the VAT rise scheduled for the new year.5. I offer a free no obligation quotation.

    Over 30 ranges to choose from(including integrated appliances) Rigid cabinets, not flat pack(at the lowest prices around)

    If required, supply or install only Immediate delivery if required

    No up front payments Price matching service - like for like

    Wall & floor tiling service also available Worktop / sink / appliance replacement

    Electrical & gas work arranged General property maintenance

    Your new kitchen may be more affordable than you think!Call Mark on 01842 751840 or 07940 527534

    8 Ancient House Advert:Layout 1 25/08/2010 01:35 Page 1

  • Forty young people from Thetford took part in a90 minute tour of Wembley Stadium on Monday(9th August 2010) thanks to a community footballproject co-ordinated by a local charity and thegenerosity of a local business, town council andhousing association.The Thetford Community Association was set-up adecade ago to co-ordinate and develop the ThetfordCommunity Ballpark; a floodlit sports facility on theRedcastle Estate. But for the past year the group hasalso been co-ordinating a community football coachingproject at the Ballpark thanks to funding from theFootball Foundation.

    The young people that attend the project were asked tocome up with a destination for their reward trip, followingtheir good behaviour whilst at the project. Coaches thatsupport the project also wanted to progress theyoungsters passion for football and provide them withan opportunity they may not otherwise get. Afterdiscussion, the young people chose to go to WembleyStadium in London.

    Funding for the trip came from; Shadwell Stud, ThetfordTown Council and Flagship Peddars Way.

    Terry Jermy, Project Co-ordinator for the ThetfordCommunity Association said; We are so very gratefulfor the funding provided by these three organisations.Without them this trip would not have been possible. Allof the young people attending thoroughly enjoyed

    themselves and the trip has further fuelled their passionfor football and sport, particularly important given thatthis is a World Cup year and we are just two years awaynow from the London 2012 Olympics.

    Chris Kennard, Finance Director for Shadwell Stud said;Trips like this would never happen without the unsungheroes that put so much time into supporting theircommunity. Shadwell are delighted to have been able toplay our small part in facilitating this trip - a well earnedreward for all the course participants and a mostappropriate one as Thetford looks to achieve HealthyTown status.

    David Seaton, Managing Director of Flagship PeddarsWay said, We are delighted to support this special eventfor the youngsters of Thetford Community Association.It is very encouraging to see young people make acommitment and take an interest in sport. We hope theyall have a day to remember.

    The community football coaching takes place everyMonday and Thursday evening from 6pm 8pm at theThetford Community Ballpark. Youngsters pay 50p toattend. The sessions are supported by four coaches;Dean Roberts, Ed Cussons, Jaime Pinto and Peter Dean.The project only has limited funding which is due toexpire soon and is keen to hear from any localbusinesses or organisations that would be interested insupporting the activity. For more information, pleasecontact Terry Jermy on 07742157967

    Trip to Wembley Stadium for Thetford Youngsters

    9Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    Pictured :The youngpeople from the TCAFootball Coachingproject at the start of thetrip with Chris Kennard(Shadwell) far left,Pauline Quadling, Mayorof Thetford centre, andTerry Jermy, TCA ProjectCo-ordinator centre.

    9 Trip to Wembley :Template 25/08/2010 01:42 Page 1

  • Jennifer-Rose Mitchell is facing the challenge of alifetime as she gears up to trek the Himalayas inNepal. On 20th November 2010 she will embark onthe journey to Nepal to trek for 6 days in a rowaveraging at 7 hours per day.

    "I've never walked such a long distance before," saysJennifer-Rose. "I do go to the gym but now I have toseriously up my game in preparation for the trek. Iveeven had to knock anything sweet on the head. I mustbe mad!"

    The hard work will all be worthwhile for Jennifer-Rose ifshe succeeds in raising 2,700 for The AlzheimersSociety. Jennifer-Roses Mum, 55 years of age, wasdiagnosed with early on set Alzheimers late last year. Asboth Jennifer-Rose and her Mum are so young it hasbeen a great shock and are therefore very grateful forall the help they are receiving from the society.

    "When Mum was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimersit was a very difficult and confusing time for us both,"Jennifer-Rose explained. "We didn't know much aboutthe condition and had no idea what sort of help orsupport was available.

    "But we were put in touch with The Alzheimers Societyand they have been amazing. They helped us talk toMums employer and put us in touch with lots of groupsto keep Mum occupied. They have always been therewhenever we've needed advice or support.

    "The Alzheimers Society has done so much for us, nowit's time I did something for them."

    "My Colleagues at Gonville & Caius College have beengenerous and I hope other people will sponsor me if theycan," said Joe. "Even a few pounds will make a hugedifference and mean that The Alzheimers Society cancontinue their invaluable work supporting families likemine."

    You can sponsor me by visiting her online fundraisingpage on www.justgiving.com/Jennifer-RoseMitchell.

    10Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    Local Female takes up Alzheimers Trekking Challenge!Click to sponsor Jennifer-Rose at www.justgiving.com/Jennifer-RoseMitchell


    4 Wheel Alignment, etc.

    M&S BRECKLAND MOTORS(Est. March 1981)

    8-9 St. Helens Way, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1HG







    2 76


    OPEN TIMES:Monday - Friday 8am till 5pm

    Saturday 9 till 1pm

    Full Range ofAutomotive

    Services including:




    MOT 4


    A friendly atmosphere with highly trained staffSpecialising in - Hair-UpsExtensions Colouring Conditioning Competitively Priced Free Consultation OAPs Discounts Anyday Wedding Packages Complimentary Tea and CoffeeBook your Prom Hair Early to avoid DisappointmentOpening Times: Mon Closed Tue, Wed & Fri 9am - 5pmThurs 9am - 6pm Sat 9am - 3pmAppointments not always necessaryModels for First Year Students Half Price - Tuesdays & Wednesdays

    Christines Beads - semi-precious and fashion jewellery for all occasions


    4 White H

    art Street, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1A

    DTel: 01842 766466

    10 Jenifer Rose Alzheimer's:Helen Shapiro 25/08/2010 13:48 Page 1

  • 11Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    We offer high quality beautifulwedding photography that youwill treasure and at competitiveprices

    We take pride in makingyou look your best on yourspecial day

    Give us a call and we will come toyou to discuss your requirements.

    We also do portrait sessions in thecomfort of your own home.


    www.GaryMaynardPhotography.comNunnery Drive Thetford NorfolkT. 01842 750660 M. 07708764855

    19 Guildhall StreetThetford, Norfolk

    IP24 2DT

    Tel: 01842 763145

    The Hairdressers to visit

    The Thetford TeamPeter, Jane, Fiona, Anneka, and Denise

    Good Salon Guide


    Fully Air Conditioned

    Est. 1981

    Berties Crafts

    www.bertiescrafts.co.ukContact Pauline on 01842 766297

    13 White Hart Street, Thetford IP24 1AA

    Artists Requisites * DMC ThreadsHaberdashery * Wedding DIY

    Crafty bits, lots of beads & findings

    Adult and Kids Workshops

    Please call Marion for a consultation 01842 821817 or 07768 931289

    Email [email protected]

    All types of

    Celebration Cakesmade including

    Traditional and Novelty, Wedding Cakes

    and Cup Cake Towers

    11 Gary Maynard 25/08/2010 12:08 Page 1

  • Put a smile on your mug!The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning is back and this yearthe charity needs your help even more than before dueto the economic climate. Can you help them? If so all youneed to do is register to take part and you will receive afree fundraising pack so you can help even more peopleliving with cancer.

    This years Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning event takesplace on Friday 24 September.

    Helen Chapman, Fundraising Manager for MacmillanCancer Support said: Last year 184,000 was raised inNorfolk from 800 events. It would be wonderful if readerswho have held events before could go one step furtherby raising an extra 50 at their events. If everyone didthis we could potentially raise 225,000!.

    There are currently 2 million people living with cancer inthe UK and one in three of us will be affected by cancerat some point during our lifetime.

    Macmillan is most famous for its nurses but we doprovide other support including a free phone line foranyone affected by cancer, financial support for thingslike hospital trips and we also campaign for better cancercare. So every cup of coffee on 24 September really willcount.

    Everyone can make their cuppa count by holding a coffeemorning, at home, at work or at school. To hold a coffeemorning for Macmillan, register by calling 0845 6021246 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee. Unable tohold an event? Then why not make a donation toMacmillan by calling the above number and paying bydebit or credit card.

    12Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    01842 761061


    4 Anna Gurney Close, Croxton RoadThetford

    Warm friendly salon atmosphere Paul Mitchell associated salon 4 Star Good salon guide rated Paul Mitchell & TIGI products for sale Loyalty card for all customers Wedding packages Prom packages

    Appointments not always necessary

    Our new opening times:Monday 2 to 5pm during schoolterm-time only, and by appointmentsome evenings

    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9-5 (Closed for lunch 1-2)

    Wednesday 9-12:30

    Saturday 9-12:30

    For further details or appointments please call in or phone 01842 762581

    12 Macmillan Coffee Morning 25/08/2010 01:49 Page 1

  • Best Foot Forward!Are your feet feeling tired, swollen ankles,cracked heels and dry skin?

    During the summer our feet can suffer from someif not all of the above, usually because we arewearing sandals and flip flops and our feet havedried out more, plus a little neglect!

    During the winter months our feet tend to beenclosed in shoes and boots with socks. This helpsto keep our feet warm and moist and although iteliminates the dryness some will suffer with fungusproblems due to the moisture enclosed in the shoeand lack of air. Keeping feet clean and dry and avoidwearing socks made from synthetic material will allhelp.

    Paraffin wax is a good treatment for dry and crackedskin to help rehydrate the feet, it uses hot wax whichis coated onto the feet and they are then wrappedup in polythene to allow the heat to be absorbed intothe skin. It is left on for about 10-15 minutes andthen removed like taking off a pair of socks makingthe feet soft and smooth. The used paraffin shouldalways be discarded and never placed back into theheater, this would be unhygienic and wouldcontaminate the wax heater.

    To keep your feet and toes looking and feeling greatremember to file with a foot rasp regularly (once aweek would be good) and apply moisturiser daily.Remember any type of moisturiser is better thannone at all! It will help to keep the moisture in theskin and and prevent the heals from cracking.

    I am often given samples of different products to tryand dont always want to put them on my face so Iuse them up on my feet!

    To reduce the risk of swollen feet try to elevate thefeet during the evening, especially if you have tostand a lot during the day. Massage can really helpto reduce fluid retention.

    Wearing comfortable shoes and restricting highheels to a minimum will all help to make your feethappy.

    Lisa Stallings, Halcyon Days Skincare LtdTelephone: 01284 704991

    13Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    3 Woolhall StreetBury St Edmunds01284 - 704991www.halcyondaysskincare.co.uk

    Wax BarBeauty Salon

    Skin Care CentreCaci Non-Surgical Face Lifts

    Nouveau Contour Permanent Make UpIPL Permanent Hair Removal/ Skin Rejuvenation

    (Gift Vouchers Available)

    Losing weight is one thing.Keeping it off is another.

    F ind out how I dropped 6 dress sizes a nd kept it off.

    Katrina Bates, Bury St Edmunds

    01284 754932lighterlife.com/katrinabates

    Gwen Owen, Newmarket

    01638 662239lighterlife.com/gwenowen

    Change the way you think about food and do both.

    After: dress size 12

    Before: dress size 24

    whowohd6 d6



    drAfter: ess size 12

    r ize 24

    t F i nd out uodniFFF iF iF i

    d w I dro pp d d eed d d pppppppppopprrrororo


    s d e ss sizes eziss


    t a nd k ppt peekdna

    fit o ffff.f.fffffffffotii

    13 Halcyon Days September:Halcyon Days 25/08/2010 01:52 Page 1

  • Books for Babies Session dates in Thetford

    Everyone is welcome to any of these events (some of the groups ask you to pay a small fee to attend)

    Monday 13th September 10 - 11.30amjoining Bumps for Babies at the U.R.C.

    Wednesday 15th September 1.45 - 3.00pmwill be joining Story Start at Drake School

    Monday 20th September 10.15am - 12 Noon we will be joining Thetford Toy Library at Fulmerston Rd

    Thursday 23rd September 9.30 - 11.30amwill be Joining Funstart at Canterbury Way Surestart

    Wednesday 29th September 1.30 - 3.00pmsession at Queensway First School

    Friday 1st October 1.00 - 3.00pmwe will be joining Funstart at Kingsway

    Tuesday 5th October 9.30 - 11.00amBishops C of E School

    Wednesday 13th October 1.30 - 3.00pmat Thetford Library

    Wednesday 20th October 1.45 - 3.15pmat Redcastle School

    Tuesday 2nd November 9.30 - 11.00amwe will be joining Cloverfields Parent and Toddler group

    at Cloverfields Church

    Friday 12th November 1.30 - 3.00pmat Norwich Road School in the hall

    Tuesday 16th November 9.30 - 11.00am at Raleigh School

    14Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    Dusty SpringCleanThe only thing we cant clean is your conscience

    Carpets and Windows

    Weekly & Fortnightly Domestic Cleans

    Spring Cleans End of Tenancy Cleans

    Offices Hotels Pubs

    Guttering & Conservatory Roofs Cleans

    Call 01842 821456 for a free no-obligation quoteVisit us at www.dust-free.co.uk

    Home Visiting Foot Health Practitioner

    Alison LaytonMCFHP MAFHP

    For all your foot health needsNails Cut, Corns, Calluses etc.

    Call: 07904 684959

    Cloverfield Church, Rosecroft Way

    10.00am, 5.00pm and 7.00pmTel: Shani 01842 820001



    14 Books for Babies:Layout 1 25/08/2010 01:57 Page 1

  • 15Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    15 Terry:Layout 1 25/08/2010 01:59 Page 1

  • My ForthcomingExhibition

    at Thetford Arts Centre6th - 18th September 2010

    Im extremely excited about my exhibition coming up atThetford Arts Centre this month, as this is going to bemy first solo exhibition there. I have had a passion for artfor as long as I can remember, so this is an absolutedream come true for me!

    I am now working on my Gold Arts Award (which is an A Level equivalent qualification) after completing both myBronze and Silver Awards when I was 12. Through theArts Award I have had a lot of really amazing experiencesthat I wouldnt have had otherwise. These include:

    Having my first exhibition at the age of 12,

    Putting on workshops and demonstrations,

    Meeting and interviewing some amazing artists and practitioners,

    Regularly exhibiting at Thetford Arts Centre,

    Winning art competitions,

    Campaigning for Thetford to gain a larger arts centre,

    Becoming a part of my local arts community,

    Getting my letters and art related articles published in the paper and newsletters,

    Setting up TACTAC (Thetford Arts Centres Teen Art Club).

    Its been absolutely brilliant for me to have had theopportunity to do all these things by the age of 14 and Ithink theyve really helped me develop as an artist andindividual.

    My forthcoming exhibition is going to include a vastvariety of work that I have created whilst completing myGold Arts Award. I have always particularly loved pencildrawing and, although my exhibition wont consistentirely of this, you will be able to see a lot of examplesof how I enjoy expressing myself in this art form. Therewill also be work on display in many of the othermediums that I have explored.

    Im going to be at Thetford Arts Centre throughout mostof my exhibition. Some days I may even be putting ondemonstrations. Please feel free to drop by and have achat with me. I really hope you get as much enjoymentfrom viewing my work as I have had creating it!

    Thetford Arts Centre is situated in the Guildhall, on theMarket Place. It is open weekly, Monday Saturday from10am 1pm and there is free admission to allexhibitions. To find out more, please go towww.thetfordartscentre.org.uk, email [email protected] or phone 01842 766599.

    By Eloise Trett

    16Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    DENNY BROS means BUSINESSFor all your commercial stationery needs

    FREE Local Deliverycall Simon on 07951 047 758

    email: [email protected] of the Denny Bros shops,

    St. Andrews St. (South)/Kings Rd. Corner,Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3PH

    Tel: 01284 761171

    Denny Bros Supplies Ltd

    Earn 200-600 per monthdelivering and collecing catalogues

    or want a book delivered?Call

    07944 094 116www.ezedone.com/406042

    16 Eloise Trett:Layout 1 25/08/2010 13:55 Page 1

  • Sad FarewellIn the Riversdale garden there was a small gathering ofrepresentatives from local organisations to share in a sadfarewell lunch. The lunch party was arranged tocommemorate the end of the Green Gym project which

    sadly came to the end of its funding. The project is oneof many throughout East Anglia that have lost fundingdue to the financial downturn.

    Although now out of a job Jane Delaney told me she willcontinue to run the project on a voluntary basis until shefinds an alternative position. Therefore for the near future

    at least, the great work the Green Gymhas been doing will continue. Attendingthe lunch were Jade Brown fromThetford Healthy Town, Lucinda Leonardfrom Norfolk Rural Community Council,Angela Clark from Springboard and CarlClark the Pastoral Care Coordinatorfrom Bishops school, and many otherswho have worked alongside Jane andher team of volunteers at the GreenGym.

    Despite the heavy showers everyoneenjoyed the lunch, and joined togetherin wishing Jane the best of luck in herendeavours.

    The South Norfolk office of the Alzheimers Society basedin Thetford has benefited from a cheque of 4000 afterbeing one of the beneficiaries to a charity golf dayorganised by Mike McBride and JoanneCane Captains of Thetford Golf Club.

    Joanne Mountjoy-Dixon and JulesWilliams, the dementia support workersfor Thetford attended a presentationwhere both team Captains presentedthem with the cheque for the Charity.

    Joanne Mountjoy-Dixon said she wasdelighted and humbled to have beengiven so much money raised through thekind generosity of the Club membersespecially in the current economicclimate, and that the money would be putto good use going towards the provisionof services and activities for local peopleaffected by dementia.

    On behalf of the Alzheimers Society aheartfelt thank you is given for the

    generosity of all concerned in raising this money and toMike and Joanne, this years team Captains for theirincredible support.

    Local people to benefit from being Golf club charity of the year.

    Pictures and articles supplied by Gary Maynard Photography

    17Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    17 Green Gyn & Golf Club:Layout 1 25/08/2010 12:12 Page 1

  • At the bus terminus in Thetford I was met by a coachload of teenagers who had travelled down from theNewDay Christian Festival at the Norfolk Showground.The festival, which attracted over 7,000 teenagers thisyear, aims to get young people to grow up with a senseof ownership and responsibility of the communities thatthey live in, so they can make a difference. Coaches fullof teenagers headed out in all directions from the festival

    to carry out volunteerwork for the afternoon,and had done for allfour days of thefestival. The group ofteenagers and theirescorts split into twogroups, one groupmade their way intothe town centre andwere inviting peopleto attend aCelebration to be

    held by the new Hope Church Thetford, inthe Carnegie Room on Cage Lane in Thetford. TheCelebration will begin at 7pm on Saturday 18thSeptember, with guest speaker Mike Betts.

    The other group came to help with clearing of overgrowngardens belonging to people who couldnt cope. These

    gardens were selected from a list produced by Carl Clarkthe Pastoral Care Coordinator on the Abbey Estate. Thecoach parties came over four days to make the most ofthe time given, with different teenagers taking part eachday. I joined the group who were clearing gardens, theywere all enthusiastic about getting on with the job andwere not put off by the rain, although I must admit therewas a bit of a rush to get back to the coach when wehad a really heavy down pour. As soon as the rain

    stopped everyone went straight back to work diggingover and clearing weeds.To find out more about the Hope Church Thetford andwhat its about, contact Nigel & Glenda on 07944558771 or Dan & Annette on 07932 176993 or visit thewebsite http://www.hopechurchthetford.org

    18Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    Teenagers Do Make a Difference

    Picture and article supplied by Gary Maynard Photography

    18 Teenages Make a Difference:Layout 1 25/08/2010 13:57 Page 1

  • Once the teams had cooked their dishes using the same ingredients,the teams were marked according to Knife skills, Food safety, howcleanly they worked, how they used the ingredients, the originality ofthe menu, how the food was presented, and how good it tasted. Afterall the teams had been judged, the results were agreed. Alan and Ritawere awarded the Runner Up prize.

    Recently at Laburnum Grove, Nick Smith the Operations Manager atNorse, who was one of the judges came to present Alan and Rita theiraward, a beautiful cut glass trophy they can display with pride. Thepresentation was made in the company of the day care group who hadcheered Alan and Rita on.

    Later Nick told me he was eagerly trying to convince Alan to enter theCare Cook of the Year competition, a national event where the cookshave to complete a two course meal for four, on a very restrictedbudget, with three of the settings presented as in a restaurant, and thefourth as it would be in a care home. Lets hope Alan takes up thechallenge as he will undoubtedly have a huge amount of support fromall who have had the pleasure of eating at Laburnum Grove.

    Picture and article supplied by Gary Maynard Photography

    Laburnum Grove Chef Wins an Award

    In June this year Laburnum Grove headchef Alan Deri and cook in charge RitaGrundy represented the care home, in acookery competition organised by Norse.Norse was previously known as NorfolkCounty Services, and came under thecontrol of Norfolk County Council, but hadto change its name as they now coverareas outside of Norfolk.

    The competition, based on the TV showReady Steady Cook, was held over 4 days,and the competing teams, came fromcooks in education and health care who allwork under Norse. The teams of a cookand an assistant each faced a cook offagainst two other teams. On the day eachteam was presented with a basket ofundisclosed ingredients, they then hadthirty minutes to plan a menu for a maincourse and a dessert, and a further hour toprepare and cook the food.

    A large group of the clients from LaburnumGrove went along on the day to be in theaudience and to cheer on their team. Alanand Rita worked with raucous support fromtheir fans in the audience and came upwith a mouth watering menu of:

    Stuffed chicken breast fillet, served withpancetta and red onion.

    Potato rosti with red pepper and garlic,cous cous, and ribbons of courgettes.

    Bread and butter pudding, with peachesand flaked almonds.

    Peaches served in a toffee basket with afilling of red wine and whipped cream.


    REPAIRSWASHING MACHINES ELECTRIC COOKERSTUMBLE DRYERS FRIDGES D/WASHERSHotpoint, Hoover, Zanussi, Bosch, AEG, Siemans,Creda, Servis, Indesit, Whirlpool, Electra, Beko.

    Same day / next day repairs15 Mile radius of Thetford All repairs guaranteed


    Thetford: 01842 762255speak to Gwyneth or Jim direct


    Simark Accountants Belmont House

    20 King Street Thetford Norfolk IP24 2AP

    Do you waste hours of time on paperwork you loathe?

    Or do you loathe it so much that its

    not getting done at all?

    Make life easy, call for a free consultation:

    01842 754005

    19Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    19 Laburnum:Layout 1 25/08/2010 12:17 Page 1

  • Gardeners & AllotmentHolders of Thetford.

    Hi gardeners! Sorry I have been away, and things havebeen a bit hectic for us, so I have not been able to talk toyou. As you know the weather has been very hot in EastAnglia, no rain for 3 months, so our water butts havebecome very empty. I went away on holiday and havecome back to a sand dust allotment! The white fly hasdone a lot of damage with all that heat, and now we havethe rain and wind.

    In July you would have been taking your produce in andstarting to see empty parts of your garden andallotments; this to me is a very sad time, as you realiseautumn is round the corner. Right now we can stillharvest the runner beans, kohl rabi, any earlycauliflowers, and cabbages. Your onions should be driedout by now, so hang them in a dry shed to use throughthe winter months.

    If your sweet peas have finished, this would be a goodtime to pick the seed pods for next years setting. Thesunflowers have been a joy to look at, but have startedto go to seed for the birds to eat, I also take some ofthese seeds to grow next year.

    I think this must be the year of the cucumber, as I havehad the best cucumbers ever! They are long and veryjuicy and sweet. The tomatoes are still coming and willcontinue, if you keep the door shut on your green house,until October if we are lucky.

    My fuchsias are still looking lovely and if I keep deadheading them they will keep coming into flower. Thehanging baskets are still in flower and as I have set up agood watering system and keep deadheading they willcontinue for a while longer.

    Back to those empty spaces, well I would say that youshould put in your winter veg now. It's too late to sowseed, but a good garden centre will still have plants onthe shelf.

    Well gardeners, that's all for this month, but I will havesome other hints and tips next month. Don't forget tocome to the Annual show on September the 4th at theChurch on the Way, and if you wish to put any produceor flower arrangement in then you need to be therebetween 8.30 and10.00am. If you only want to come

    and have a look at what can be grown locally, then wewill be open to the public at 2.00pm with the prize givingtaking place at 3.00pm.If that is not enough for you atthe weekend then why not join us at the Multiyork Feteon the 5th September at the Rugby club, which starts at12.30. All the money raised will be going to EACHthe childrens hospice. The Thetford Garden andAllotment club will behaving a stall there too.

    Well bye for now, if you need toknow anything at all contact meon [email protected]

    are pleasedto offer the followingServices












    Private & Commercial grass cutting, hedge cutting, weed spraying,landscaping, planting & turfing

    Removal of unwanted items, garage clearance,office clearance, household waste and rubbish

    Fascias, windows, garage doors,fences, walls, etc

    Patios, drives, decking, machinery and any exterior surface

    Landlord cleans, rentals, offices, post &pre-party cleans, Sparkle & Spring

    Cleans and pre-sale cleans

    Garden & household waste, littercollection, flood/fire/burglary clean up,

    new property tidy up

    From small items to larger loads,short or long distance

    Flats, single room, back to college,office and home

    For a friendly personal service, Private or Commercial

    07799 66007401842 751408


    Square Deal Storage, Hereward Way Business ParkRoudham Road, East Harling NR16 2SR


    STEEL CONTAINERSCommercial & Home Use

    Can store contents of an average 3 bedroomed housefrom as little as 10 per week

    Tel: 01842 762143 Mob: 07801 837 227

    20Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    20-21 Garden Pages September:Garden Page September 25/08/2010 14:12 Page 1

  • Gardening with Old GranddadHi boys and girls,

    How are the pots doing are you eating the produce yet,today I had some nice carrots and new potatoes straightout of the earth, scrubbed clean and boiled, served withcold meat, some nice pickle and butter delicious.

    So what do I do with the wast those carrot leaves putthem in the bin, NO! We make Compost it is so easy eithermake a bin or buy a bin. To make a bin you will need fourold pallets better ask dad to help, nail the pallets togetherin a square place on level ground and begin to fill it withall your kitchen plant waist any thing that will rot downi.e, potato peelings, onion skins. carrot tops, cabbageleaves, the grass cuttings from the lawn even Dad's newspaper can go in, as this started its life as a tree. Oh bythe way let him read it first.

    Once you have a layer about 12 cms deep get someGAROTTA compost maker sprinkle a bit of this over thetop as this speeds up the rotting process, keep the heapdamp as well. I do hope you have fun trying this out. Wellthat's it for this month I've got to go round an measuresome Sunflowers. Be good and safe regards OldGranddad. Contact me at [email protected]

    21Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    Patios Driveways Brickworks Landscaping

    Grass and Hedge Maintenance

    Top Quality Turf Supplied

    Pressure Washing Decking & Fencing

    Domestic & Commercial

    Free Estimates - Fully Insured

    You take pleasure - We take pride

    Office: 01842 751605 Mobile: 07787 306657

    Tel: 01842 811003Fengate DroveBrandon







    Tree Services include:Pruning FellingHedge CuttingConifers & ShrubsStump RemovalSite ClearanceWood Chipping

    All work fully insured, NPTC qualified


    Pearsons accept all major credit cards, switch & debit cardsFor FREE advice and the BEST possible deal, call Pearsons (Thetford) Ltd on:

    01842 752386 [email protected]

    Whatever you need, whatever yourwaste, Pearsons have the right solutionand a competitive price. Skips of all sizes, 2 - 40 cu yd

    Suitable for industrial, commercial and householdenvironments

    85% minimum recycling rate

    Licences can be obtained for standing skips on thehighway and lights and bollards provided inaccordance with local authority by-laws

    All duty of care paperwork provided free of charge

    Pearsons cover Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire

    Same day service in local area if ordered by 10am

    Skip Hire

    20-21 Garden Pages September:Garden Page September 25/08/2010 14:12 Page 2

  • weeks, other than working at the place you have chosen,you are given a booklet to complete documenting yourtime at work. This booklet would consist of questionsabout what you did on a certain day and how you usedcertain skills.

    A friend of mine, did his work experience at a fragrancesand cosmetics factory. Of his work experience he saidI thought it was a very good time, much better thanschool. I learnt to do new things at my placement suchas what actually goes into perfumes. Its really interestingwhat goes into making a bottle of perfume.

    Most of the people I asked when I got back to school saidit was one of their best experiences and that they didntthink it would be as fun as it was. The students receivean evaluation from the employer describing what theyachieved, and what they could have done better. Thisevaluation the student keeps and can use in their CV forfuture job opportunities.

    Joshua Caitens- Smith

    22Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    Servicing and Repairs on allMakes & Models

    Engine Management Diagnostics

    Fault Code Reader Tyres & Exhausts

    (Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Tested)

    Open Monday - Friday 8am - 6pmand Saturdays 8am - 1pm

    VICKERSMOTORS LTDThe Female Friendly Garage

    Good Honest Service

    Telephone:01842 765122

    Email:[email protected]

    23 Brunel Way, Thetford,Norfolk IP24 1HP



    Thank you to theThetford Community

    I wish to say a Big Thank You to all who generouslydonated money on the Jail & Bail day and made it sucha success. A grand total of 1,362.00 was raised at theevent which took place on Wednesday 11th Augustoutside Kings House in aid of St. Nicholas Hospice Care.Well done Thetford. Pam Goveia

    Work ExperienceA Students View

    The work experience scheme is used in many schools toprepare students in Year Ten for what life will be like inthe real world. My work experience was in two differentplacements as the first one did not work out as hoped. Ifany problems are encountered in a work placement thenthe student should speak to the school about it andexpress their concerns, the school can then actaccordingly. My second placement was much more of aworking environment and there was much more to do,which, is what I wanted out of my placement.

    For work experience a student can go to wherever he orshe would like to as long as the school thinks that it issuitable. After choosing the work placement the schoolthen organises health and safety checks for eachplacement.

    The period of time that work experience is for varies froma week to a few weeks, work experience for my year inmy school was for two weeks but the work experiencefor another school may be different. During the two ,

    22 Josh's Piece 25/08/2010 16:10 Page 1

  • Over 1,100 residents have now participated in one or more of theThetford Healthy Town projects

    and it keeps growing... and growing and growing!We now have:

    more projects

    more people joining in

    more success stories

    more pages in this


    Read on to find

    out more..

    eat well move more live longereat well move more live longer


    great news fromThetford Healthy Town!

    great news fromThetford Healthy Town!

    Thetford Healthy Town

    moe pomcci poprowadz


    zdrowszy trybycia, moe

    zechcia/a by:

    rzuci palenie

    dowiedzie si jak je

    zdrowiej by bard

    ziej aktywnym poprzez

    bieganie, jazd na rowerze


    taniec i uprawnianie ogrdk


    Wic moemyci pomc i nie


    ci to nic kosztowa, skonta

    ktuj si

    prosz z MET pod nr tel 0184


    757346 by wzi udzia!

    Thetford CidadeSaudavel pode ajud- lo a viveruma vida mais feliz e saudvel,voc gostaria: Desistir de fumar Descobrir como comer maissaudavelmente Manter se mais activo porcorer,pedalar,danar e cultivarSe Assim for ns poderemosajud - lo e nao lhe custar nada,Por favor contacte META no01842 757356 Para se manterenvolvidoto get involved!

    Thetford Healthy Town







    01842 757346

    Thetford Healthy Town

    can help you tolive a

    healthier happier lifestyle,

    would you like to:

    Quit smoking?

    Find out how to eat more


    Get more active?

    If so we can help and it doesnt


    to cost you anything!

    Contact META on 01842 75735

    2 or

    Thetford Healthy Town 01842 7


    to get involved!

    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:28 Page 2

  • www.thetfordhealthytown.co.ukwww.thetfordhealthytown.co.uk

    Yes, being active can have a massive impact on yourphysical health but there are loads of other reasons to getmoving too, here are some of our favourites:

    De-stresses you when you have had a chaotic day

    Improves cardiovascular health

    Helps me stay young and makes me feel good

    Makes me feel good and happy

    Helps provide more energy, reduces bad moods andgreat for self-esteem

    So whats your reason for moving more?

    On Sunday 26th September Walk4Life Day is taking placeacross the country where families will be heading out for aleisurely Sunday stroll, (not forgetting their dogs!).

    Thetford is never oneto miss out andThetford HealthyTowns very ownMalcolm Bellinghamwill be leading awalk in Thetfordtaking in thebeautiful NunneryLake walk, starting from theSchool Lane car park Riverside Kiosk at 11.00am and theroute will cover 2.3 miles of beautiful nature reserve. It isfree to join in the walk so just turn up on the day.Unfortunately this particular route is not suitable for push-chairs/buggies, although Malcolm does provide variouswalks which are buggy friendly.

    Walking is one of those things that many of us do withoutthinking, but by clocking up just 30 minutes a day youcould be having a really positive effect on your body: Reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes,

    colon cancer and osteoporosis Lowers stress levels Helps control weight Helps lower cholesterol Reduces anxiety and depression Promotes a feeling of well-being Increases energy Strengthens the upper and lower legs,

    arms, abs, knees, hips and buttocks

    You dont even have to do your 30 minutes all at once,accumulate it in bouts of at least 10 minutes and you willbe feeling the affects in no time!

    For more information, contact Malcolm Bellingham on07747 077159 or email: [email protected]

    Walk4Life Day - 26th September 2010 - Join in the fun!

    Thetford Healthy Town has now joined Facebook in the form of a group AND apage!! All you need to do is to already be a member of Facebook and searchfor Thetford Healthy Town in the search box. Then either join our group orlike our page or do both!!

    Our group and page are regularly updated with upcoming events, photographs from recent events, posters of our differentprojects and a monthly calendar and newsletter. As we connect with more and more people, more information will beavailable, including links to project sites and more Facebook pages. We also have the opportunity to discuss local issues inconnection with Thetford Healthy Town, so please feel free to open a discussion on either of the pages!!

    So please join us and spread the word of the amazing new Facebook page and group keeping you up-to-date with theThetford Healthy Town project!!

    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:28 Page 3

  • eat well move more live longereat well move more live longer

    Shauns StoryIn November 2009, Shaun Allen weighed 42 stone and had a BMI of 65 Unable to playfootball with his son and thinking he had heart problems, he visited his GP and pledged tochange his life. He knew HE had to take action for himself and his family.

    Shaun was referred to the Thetford Health Trainers where he was introduced to EmmaRogers, his Trainer who was allocated to him. The Thetford Health Trainers work veryclosely with the Thetford Healthy Town programme to ensure individuals receive thesupport they need to improve their health.

    Emma said Shaun was really motivated and ready to make changes when I met him, hehad some great ideas for how he wanted to do this but he just didnt know where to start.Shaun and I worked together to build him a personal health plan and because Shaun was setting his own goals he found iteasier to stick to the plan. I passed on some information to Shaun about the Joy of Food (one of the many Thetford HealthyTown projects) and spoke to the programme trainer Sean West. I thought these sessions would be great for Shaun and hewas happy to be able to attend.

    In May, Shaun completed a Joy of Food programme. Trainer Sean said "the enthusiasm Shaun showed towards theprogram was fantastic". During the program people are able to raise issues they have, Shaun raised some questions thatactually all the group were concerned about - portion control and sizes. It was great to hear that Shaun is continuing touse his knowledge from Joy of Food today. Shaun is an inspiration to us all! Shaun said I stress to my children howthey must eat properly and exercise. We cook together and they love it!"

    In June, Shaun joined another Thetford Healthy Town project Salsa Dancing at the Abbey Neighbourhood Centre,taught by David who said he has come to be a real star. His effort and commitment have shined to produce a noticeabledifference in him in many ways. There are numerous benefits to dancing; fitness, fun, social interaction and confidenceboosting and Shaun is proof of all these! An hour dance class is hard work, but the fun of it all has kept Shauncommitted and he is now happy to show off his moves!

    Shaun has so far lost an incredible 13 stone and said I wasnt living a full life; youve got to start somewhere. Myattitude to life changed and I stopped feeling sorry for myself. The Health Trainers gave the motivation. You need someoneto say well done. I was spending forty-five pence on a packet of crisps, now Ive swapped them for carrots - and buy abig bag! I still get the crunch but none of the fat. How are children supposed to learn cooking skills if they see theirparents reheating ready-meals? Just stop trying to do it and just do it. Anyone is able to change as long as they want to.Its not realistic to look at quick fixes, think about the long term.

    Sarah Lynam from the Thetford Health Trainers said Shaun has been fantastic to work with. He was ready to make changesand has taken full advantage of everything the Health Trainer service and Thetford Healthy Town has to offer, but mostimportantly Shaun has made steps to make the most of these opportunities, and is living his new healthier life to the fulleach day.

    Are you inspired byShaun?

    Well take your first step and contact the Thetford Hea

    lth Trainers today.

    Contact Sarah Lynam on 01842 757341 or

    [email protected], or if you feel ready t

    o make some

    small changes which will make a big difference to you

    r life, then

    contact Thetford Healthy Town for whats on in Thetfo

    rd, contact

    Holly Gilbert 01842 757350 [email protected]

    .uk who can

    advise you on our many projects to get you started.

    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:28 Page 4

  • www.thetfordhealthytown.co.ukwww.thetfordhealthytown.co.uk

    Stuck for ideas for school lunch boxes?For a really healthy lunch box it is important to include at least one of the following five food groups(see examples below):Starchy foods - thick wholemeal bread, seeded tortilla wrap, pitta pocket, pasta or couscous salad.Fruit & Veg - an apple, satsuma, pot of cherry tomatoes, sweet pepper sticks or carrot sticks, pot oftinned fruit pieces (stored in juice not syrup), pot of dried fruit, homemade fruit salad.Dairy - small carton of milk, cheese portion, low sugar or homemade milkshake, pot of yogurt.Meat, Fish or alternative protein - ham, chicken, beef, tuna, sardines, egg, hummus, or bean /lentil salad.Drink - Fruit juice, water, homemade smoothie.

    SAVE SPACE AND MONEY! Great alternative to that fizzy drink - mix fruit juice and sparkling water together! Put an ice block or freeze your drink to keep your lunch box cool! Environmentally friendly and MONEY SAVING - use reusable containers for items you buy in bulk i.e. buy a

    large pack of dried raisins when making up the lunch boxes using your own small containers which you can re-use!

    Calling local businesses...We are listening to your employees whowould like to get active in their breaks! Ahealthy employee is more productive andcan actually save your company money (i.e.not taking time off through illness). Bysupporting your staff can mean not just

    healthier, happier staff, but you have more chance of retaining themby showing you care. So we would like to hear from you if you havea business in Thetford and would like to support your employees tobe more active or eat well. Many of our projects have tailoredprogrammes to help businesses, all of which are free or very lowcost, with potentially very positive benefits. So what can you lose?Please phone Holly Gilbert on 01842 757350 for more information.

    Life4Life is a completely FREE weight management course.It is written by exercise and nutrition specialists and willgive you all the information and motivation you need tomaintain a weight you are happy with. The course will coverareas which can be confusing or daunting, such as foodlabelling and metabolism, which will help you makehealthier choices. During the four 2-hour sessions you willalso learn how to set goals that you can and will achieve ifyou make the small changes that the Life4Life programmewill support you in doing.

    To join this fantastic course, which runs over 4 weeks, youneed to be over 18 years of age. You also need to have aBody Mass Index of 25-40. If you need assistancecalculating this, the Norfolk Life Team will be happy to helpand to book you a place on the course: 0800 [email protected]

    Life4Life has arrived in Thetford! Sign up now!!

    Thetford EducationPartnership

    Want to findactivities foryour children todo in theirspare time? Then look out for theThetford Education Partnerships website!! TheTEP is already in partnership with the schools inThetford and details of activities can be found ontheir website ranging from outdoor activities tofilm making, youth clubs and more!!http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~tep/

    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:28 Page 5

  • eat well move more live longereat well move more live longer

    Ballroom & Latin Dance

    With a new series of Strictly Come Dancing about tosashay its way onto our screens for the Autumn, many of usare of a mind to give ballroom dancing a try for ourselvesand see what all those celebrities are making a fuss about,after all it cant be that hard can it?

    Xavier Navarre, who teaches at the Carnegie rooms inThetford as part of the Healthy Town initiative says, Whenthe governing bodies were going for sports status, theycarried out a series of tests on dancers and found that a 3minute quickstep danced flat out has the same stresses onthe body as a 400 metre sprint! Strictly Come Dancinghas certainly helped to cast off the fuddy-duddy image ofballroom dancing. When you attend one of Xaviers classesyou are more likely to hear tunes from J-Lo, Shakira andNora Jones rather than Victor Silvester!

    People have always danced to contemporary music saysXavier and thats part of the enjoyment of learning todance, when you realize that you can dance a cha-cha-chato Pink when youre out at a party, it gives you a greatfeeling.

    Whilst dedicated professional dancers practice and train forup to six hours a day, it is the social non-competitivedancers that are the biggest group taking up ballroom,especially for those whose days of disco are long gone. For

    the professional couple, ifyoure stuck behind a deskall day, in front of acomputer screen, or behindthe wheel of a car, thengetting involved in a hobbywhere you can spend timetogether is really positive.

    Xaviers new classes starton Wednesday 8thSeptember 8pm-9.30pm atthe Carnegie Rooms in Thetford. You dont have to beOlympic fit to take part and you dont even need to have apartner! Its all about having fun and taking people alongat their own pace; the fitness aspects will creep up withoutyou knowing it. For more information:www.xadance.co.uk

    Competition WinnerWe would like to introduce and congratulate our competition winner BenFreeman who answered our question correctly in our June newsletter!!

    Ben has lived in Thetford for ten years with his wife and three children andenjoys reading the newsletters to find out more about whats on in Thetford.

    Ben won a 50 voucher to spend at the Green Ventures bike shop and isintending on purchasing a bike for himself so he can go cycling with hisdaughters in places such as High Lodge, where the family spend a lot of time.

    Ben walks to work every day and encourages his family to be active andhealthy by making sure they all eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, as well as taking part in localorganisations such as the Dolphins swimming club and Brownies.

    Although Ben feels he is too busy to do many activities like going to the gym or playing football,he finds time when he is with his family at the weekends for doing fun filled activities!

    For further information about the Green Ventures project, please contact Alan Flack on 01842 757339 or [email protected]

    Well done Ben and enjoy your new bike!!

    Ballroom and Latin dancing or

    Dancesport as itis known now in i


    competitive form, is a recognized O


    exhibition sport... roll on 2012!

    did you know...did you know...

    Dont just be an armchair Strictly fanget-up and get dancing!

    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:28 Page 6

  • Mind, Exercise, Nutrition... Do It!

    MEND provides programmes, services and resources to help children and families learn howto improve their health, fitness and the way they feel about their bodies.

    At MEND we give families all sorts of ideas to help them get healthier, happier and fitter and help them stay that way!

    Find out more about the MEND programme and where a programme is running near you,contact Football in the Community (FITC) on 01603 761122 orhttp://www.mendprogramme.org

    did you know...did you know...Cooking from scratch and preparing foods from whole

    ingredients is generally cheaper than pre-prepared

    items. You can make it as tasty and nutritious as you

    like! Make loads and freeze it!

    On the 21st July the Thetford Healthy Town team andHealth Trainers joined the Joy of Food Roadshow at thelocal Tesco store. Shoppers were treated to bliss balls andcheesy sardine dip by the enthusiastic Joy of Food team.The samples flew off the stall and several signed up to oneof the FREE Joy of Food cookery courses being held overthe summer holidays.

    The team were also keen to point out that eating well startsin the supermarket and the team engaged with shoppersand spoke about the eight key Change4Life messages.Sean West from the Thetford Joy of Food projects said themost important task to do before you leave the door to goshopping is to write a list of what you need and stick to it!"

    The Thetford Health Trainers were also on hand to offersupport to those who would like to make changes to theirlifestyle; be it through quitting smoking, reducing theiralcohol consumption, increasing activity level or eatinghealthily.

    Malcolm, from Walking forHealth, also joined theHealthy Town Team whowere giving out pedometersto shoppers to see just howfar they were walkingduring their visit toTescos. The shopperswho took part in the

    Pedometer Challenge who on average each took 627steps! This contributes greatly to the 10,000 steps(roughly equivalent to 5 miles) we should all try andcomplete each day. By simply increasing your steps by500 a week you will soon feel the benefits. A pedometer isa fantastic way of measuring your progress.

    Here are a few ways you might achieve those extra 500steps:

    Take the stairs and not the lift Park further away from work Get off the bus a stop early Meet friends for a walk instead of a coffee

    Joy of Food Roadshow

    Fat, sugar, salt - High or Low? High fat is more than 20g per 100g Low fat is 3g or less per 100g

    High sugar is more than 15g per 100g Low sugar is 5g or less per 100g

    High salt is more than 1.5g per 100g Low salt is 0.3g or less per 100g

    did you know...did you know...


    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:28 Page 7

  • Visiting the Grow Your Own gardening group willdefinitely provide you with valuable information on howto grow your own vegetables and plants to use fordelicious home cooking. The group enables you toobtain advice and to have discussions about your ownpersonal gardens (or balconies and windowsills), andadvice on any problems you may have. It is also anamazing opportunity to have a look at the Grow YourOwn garden at the Riversdale Centre where you cansee plants at all stages of growth and where you canlearn how to tend to the garden with supervision andguidance from experts! Tel: 01362 698 216 or [email protected]

    Many people who attend the sessions thoroughly enjoygrowing their own produce and experience a feeling of agreat level of achievement when they are able to growand pick their own food to eat in their kitchens. Manyalso find the facility extremely useful to gain support fortheir garden and are able to spend time with otherpeople who are as enthused by gardening as they are.

    A friendly and supportive group awaits thosewho need help for their adventure in growingvegetables or indeed just to gain moreinformation about gardening and theopportunities it provides. Contact Lucinda toregister for the sessions and to find out futuredates which are available for you!

    Did you know? When the skin splits on tomatoes,

    it could mean they are getting too much water. Runner Beans suffer in the heat. If your fruit or vegetables suffer from blight, make

    sure the plant is disposed in a bin, do not use incompost as the bug can spread and damage futureplants.

    When suffering from blight, make sure the plants arethen planted under glass or plastic the following year.

    All seeds germinate, it is the level of care thatdetermines their success.

    Mice will pinch seeds so keep an eye out!! Now is the time to think about planting winter

    harvest plants. It is essential to use fine mesh over plants that are

    prone to being eaten by pests! Salt is good to deter pests and dried out egg shells

    will deter snails.

    Grow Your Own

    From 13th-19th September it is Know yourNumbers! week; this is a UK wide event organised by theUK charity Blood Pressure Association which gives you theopportunity to pop along to a nearby blood pressure stationand find out your numbers!

    Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in your arteries; if itis too high it can damage and narrow your arteries. If it ishigh for a long time without being treated then it can leadto increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, kidney diseaseand some eye conditions. It need not result in any of thesethough as it can be managed with medication or throughlifestyle changes.

    There are often no obvious symptoms of high bloodpressure so you may well have it without realising, however,getting it checked and knowing your numbers is simple

    and painless. If youwould like to getyour bloodpressure checkedthen please come along toone of the blood pressure stations we are holding inThetford with the community nursing team in September, itwill take just minutes but really could save your life!

    Mon 13th Sept (10.00-14.00)- Sainsburys,Forest Retail ParkTues 14th Sept (10.30-13.30)- Outside Boots, King StreetThurs 16th Sept (11.00-14.00)- Abbey NeighbourhoodCentre, Exeter Way

    For other locations and more information on blood pressureplease visit: www.bpassoc.org.uk/microsites/kyn

    Do YOU know YOUR numbers?

    eat well move more live longereat well move more live longer

    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:28 Page 8

  • Friday 16th July was a busy day in Thetfordwith two big carnivals taking place and theHealthy Town Team was out in force to join in!

    The Abbey Community Carnival was held atThe Bishops C. of E. Primary School, wherechildren had the opportunity to visit a rangeof stalls and enjoyed a variety of activities.

    At the Joy of Food stall they sampled a range ofdelicious frozen fruit smoothies, which dontcost much to make, and you dont have tohave a blender because a potato masher isjust as good! The smoothies can be madewith frozen, fresh or tinned fruit, topped upwith orange juice (or your favourite juice)and then just whisk away! You can alsopour them into an ice lolly mould andmake your own healthy ice lolly for thesummer.

    Budding gardeners were able to try theirhand at planting with LucindaLeonard from Norfolk RuralCommunity Council (Grow Your OwnGardening project) and the GreenGym team gave away water cressseeds! Children also had the chanceto use a hula hoop with the rest ofthe Thetford Healthy Town team.

    Parents and teachers found out about all theactivities they, and the whole family, can getinvolved in, from walking or dancing to buyinga recycled bike! Following lunch, familiesenjoyed a parade and various performancesby the school children.

    The second carnival was held at QueenswayJunior School. The day started with a parade

    around the surrounding streets and was topped off bya fantastic range of activities and stalls on theschool field. Again, Thetford Healthy Town werethere with hula hoops and skipping ropes onhand! We were joined by the Thetford HealthTrainers who were able to sign people up for one-to-one appointments. The day was topped off witha range of dance performances by school childrenon the field. Another great carnival!


    Carnival Time!

    Days out for the familyYou will have noticed the many activities during the festivalweek which are now in full swing and finishing on the 5thSeptember. Some of the big events that Thetford HealthyTown were involved in were the Sports day on the 30thAugust (with pictures in next months edition) and the Food& Drink Festival being held on the 5th September.

    The Food and Drink Festival is also accompanied by asponsored 3.5 mile walk and a 10 mile cycle ride whichtake in some of the sights and sounds of Thetford. You canalso enjoy the fun day activities which will be taking placeon the market place car park and grab a delicious bite toeat at the Thetford Food & Drink Festival (held in theGuildhall).

    For inspiration on meals andhealthy eating, there will be lotsof local food suppliers andproducers there sharing tastersand showing youdemonstrations, with Joy of Food theregiving you the chance to make your own too! Children canalso have a go at the Create a Creature Competition wherethey can make banana octopuses and cucumber aliens!

    For a walk/cycle ride sponsorship form or more informationon the festival, please contactSadie Harvey on [email protected] 01842 768 367.

    Increasing activity does not mean havingto visit

    the gym, run or take up a sport (though all or any

    would be good for increasing your overall fitness

    levels). Just by gradually introducing a couple of

    positive habits into your daily life i.e. taking the

    stairs not the lift, walking or cycling toyour local

    shop, you could soon see a big improvement to your

    fitness and energy levels. A little planning, effort

    and motivation is all that is needed.

    did you know...did you know...

    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:28 Page 9

  • eat well move more live longereat well move more live longer

    On Friday 30 July, I put on my walking boots and joinedMalcolm and his band of walkers on a lovely 1.8 mileAbbey Walk. We met outside the Riverside Kiosk in thetown at 10am, and even before we started walking, thesun was shining down on us all.

    This particular walk attracted walkers of all ages, includingyoung mums with their baby buggies and everyone went attheir own pace. There were young children and 2 dogs whoalso joined in; so a great family affair. This walk was alsosuitable for persons with a mobility scooter.

    For a lot of the walk I joined Shirley Blackwell who broughtalong her granddaughter Karis, aged 11 years. Karis saidThis is my second time walking and I want to keep it upwhen I can in the school holidays, and I do it to keep myNanny company. I also like to see different places.

    Shirley said I joined this group as I have retired and needto do something. The gym is not for me, but with walking,you dont feel like you are exercising, although you are! Imeet lots of new people and see lots of different scenery,some which I have never seen before even though I havelived in Thetford for many years! Everyone is friendly.Through healthy eating and with my walks I have lost 1stone in weight and would like to lose a bit more. I feelloads better by exercising and I do plan on keeping this up.I would urge other people to join the group, especiallymums with pushchairs.

    The walkattracted a whopping 44local people, and manywere complementingthe walk with healthyeating.

    Myself? I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and loved the fact Iwent at my own pace and had encouragement fromeveryone taking part. I will certainly do it againand soon!

    Carol Doherty, Project Support Manager,Thetford Healthy Town.

    Want more information on different walks and venues?Contact Malcolm Bellingham,Walk Coordinator on01842 757351 or 07747 [email protected]

    Walking for Health

    Asian Cookery Day Thursday 5th AugustJoy of Foods Sean West held a very successful Asiancooking session at Rosemary Musker High School, whichapart from myself, saw nine local children each make athree course dinner from scratch! On the menu wassushi for starters, a delicious thai green chicken curry formain course and a sweet peach and mango crumble withhome-made custard for dessert!!

    From 10am to 2pm the children were extremely focusedand determined to cook a tasty healthy meal, onlystopping for fifteen minutes to eat some of their yummyfood for lunch! Every child had an oven and workingspace to themselves although they helped each other outwhen needed. At the end of the event the children gavefeedback on the session saying it was fun, interestingand one said I felt nervous at the start but by the end Iwas having an amazing time!

    It was great to see the children having a great time andSean was an excellent teacher, always managing to keep

    everyones attention!!Unfortunately somechildren who hadbooked on thesession could notmake it, meaningother childrenmissed out on thespace available. Ifyou would like tobook into any of Seanscooking classes please make sure you can attend on theday or let us know as soon as possible if you cannot makeit to ensure that all available places are filled.

    For more information about Joy of Food, including detailsof future cooking sessions and to book; please [email protected].org.uk or 01842 768305.

    Jade Brown, Thetford Healthy Town

    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:28 Page 10

  • www.thetfordhealthytown.co.ukwww.thetfordhealthytown.co.uk

    Join Change4Life - you and the whole familyDid you know that if we carry on as we are, nine out of tenof todays kids will grow up with dangerous levels of fat intheir bodies? This will put them at greater risk of seriousillnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes inlater life.

    Change4Life is a nationwide movement that aims to help usall, but especially our kids, eat better, move more and livelonger. We know that kids often like to be treated likegrown ups, before theyve really grown up. This can also betrue when it comes to mealtimes, when kids often end upwith the same amount of food on their plates as grown ups.But when they eat more than their bodies need, it convertsto stored fat in their bodies.

    Many families are now making a conscious effort to servekids-sized portions and are improving their health bymaking this small change. You might even begin to seeclean plates coming back, and if they really are still hungry,its OK to give them some seconds!

    If your family has not yet signed up to Change4Life,why not do it today? For more information go towww.Change4Life.co.uk and join today to receive apersonalised pack full of tips, tools and activities tohelp you and your family to eat better and movemore

    Get into the 1940s Swing!September is a great time to start something new so whynot try out one of the Jive classes starting on Sunday19th September. The beginners Swing Jive class startsat 1.30pm and will run until 3pm, and for those whohave taken the beginners class before there will be afollow on class running from 3pm-4.30pm teaching theBoogie Woogie.

    The classes are held in theCarnegie Rooms in Thetfordand are 5 per person whichis payable on the door. Wearclothing you are comfortablemoving around in and try toavoid trainers or shoes withtoo much grip!

    For a full list of available dates and any furtherinformation please contact Corinne Fulford on 07802701911 or visit www.dadsarmythetford.org.uk

    Fruity FlapjacksPre-heat oven to 170C/Gas Mark 4250g porridge oats (supermarketbrand ones are great for this)125g olive oil spread5 cereal spoons Runny Honey9 dried apricots, cut into small pieces big eating apple, chopped small or grated1 banana, chopped into small pieces1. Melt the spread and honey together in a saucepan over

    a medium heat, but dont let it bubble.2. Take off heat, add oats, apricots, apple and banana and

    mix together well to mash the banana in.3. Press the mixture into a 15cm x 25cm tin and even it

    out (the tin doesnt need to be exact, but about sort ofsize or the mixture will be too thin).

    4. Put into pre-heated oven for 20-30 mins until goldenbrown.

    5. When cooked, cut into squares in the tin, but do not tryto take them out until it is cold. Cut again before takingout of the tin.

    6. You can put the tin on a cooling rack to help it cool faster.

    did you know...did you know...Fruity flapjacks are a great snack to beat those mid-morning hunger pains as they slowly release energyinto the body, see our recipe and try them at

    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:29 Page 11

  • eat well move more live longereat well move more live longer

    Many people are now benefiting from the newly launchedexercise referral scheme. Health professionals can refer youonto the scheme which is specifically developed for thosewho have medical conditions such as diabetes, heartdisease or depression for which a more active lifestyle canhave huge benefits. The sessions are varied and includePilates to circuits and seated exercises, but always withtrained professionals who can ensure activities are adaptedso that you can safely participate.

    As well as physically active sessions there are workshops tohelp support you in changing some aspects of your lifestyleso you can lead a healthier and happier life. The followingworkshops are on offer to all those referred to the Balance,Mind & Body scheme:

    Stress ManagementStress affects many of us at varying intensities in our liveswith devastating consequences if not managed. Thisworkshop tackles a subject many hide from or chose toignore in a relaxed environment where we will discuss howto manage stress in our lives. Next course Friday 10thSeptember at 7pm

    Changing BehaviourMany of us would like to change something about ourselvesor our lifestyle but why dont we? Change has the power touplift, heal, open new doors, bring fresh experience andcreate confidence. This workshop looks at ways to breakdown barriers that prevent us from changing. We shouldalways do what we think we cant. Next course Saturday11th September at 11am

    Motivate Me!Motivate me! looks at our yo-yobehaviour and why we set rigidgoals resulting in the slightestsetback feeling like failure. Wework on positive thinking andfinding out what truly motivates usand how/why we are all different.Next course Saturday 11thSeptember at 12pm

    No Pain, No GainThis session discusses some of the common mythssurrounding exercise. Questions will go on the board andthe group will choose points for discussion such as howcan I get a flat stomach? What do I need to consider whenexercising with my medical conditions? What is thedifference between training for health and training forfitness? Next course Saturday 25th September at11am

    Food For ThoughtThis session discusses some of the common mythssurrounding food. Questions will go on the board and thegroup will choose points for discussion such as why shouldI keep a food diary? I get confused with food labels, whatdoes it all mean? Will reducing the carbohydrates I eat helpme loose weight? Next course Saturday 25thSeptember at 12pmContact Michelle Jermy on 07725 582817 orwww.living4life.co.uk

    What is the Healthier Options NORfolk

    Award (HONOR)? The HONOR is a countywide

    recognised award given to

    caterers who demonstrate a commitment to customer care by

    providing options for healthier foodchoices on their menus.

    The Award was developed bySheffield City Council and adapted

    for Norfolk by a team from Breckland Council and Norwich City

    Council in partnership with TradingStandards, Thetford Healthy

    Towns, Pride in Breckland and Norwich City College.

    All catering establishments with a satisfactory hygiene rating are

    eligible to apply for the HONOR -pubs, hotels, restaurants,

    takeaway outlets, workplaces, sandwich bars, school or hospital

    dining rooms.

    This award is coming to Thetford soon, so look out for it in your

    local catering establishments!

    How can I find out more about the Award?

    If you are interested in finding out more,

    please contact:

    T: 01234 567890E: [email protected]

    W. norfolkhonor.co.uk


    About Thetford Healthy Town Insert 6:Layout 1 24/8/10 09:29 Page 12

  • september what when whereseptember what when where

    Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Contact . . . . . . . . . .Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Email1940s Swing Dance . . . . . . . .Corinne Fulford . . . . . . .07802 701911 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] Boot Camp . . . . . . . . .Catherine Kidd . . . . . . . .08456 345185 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carla Keen . . . . . . . . . . .07731 980756Dr Bike/Bike It . . . . . . . . . . . . .Georgie Burr . . . . . . . . .01842 757349 / 07973 128206 . . . [email protected] Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jane Delaney . . . . . . . . .07836 624135 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] Your Own Gardening . . . .Lucinda Leonard . . . . . .01362 698216 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] of Food (JoF) . . . . . . . . . . .Sean West . . . . . . . . . . .01842 768305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] Corridor Volunteers . . . . .Digby Smith . . . . . . . . . .01842 760369 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] for Health . . . . . . . . . .Malcolm Bellingham . . .01842 757351 / 07747 077159 . . . [email protected]

    Want more information? Contact [email protected]

    Date Time Activity Venue and DetailsWed 1 Sep 10.00 13.00 JoF-Cook & Eat Sessions Age 11-16 years. Contact Abbey Community Centre. Spaces limitedThu 2 Sep 10.00-14.00 JoF-Create a creature Abbey Neighbourhood Centre.

    10.00 13.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane Delaney14.00 River Corridor Volunteers Contact Digby Smith on 01842 760369 for venue each week and more info.

    18.30 Combat Boot Camp Outside Thetford Leisure Centre Contact Catherine on 08456 345185 for infoFri 3 Sep 10.00 Walking for Health Please contact Malcolm Bellingham

    10.30-11.30 JoF-Create a creature Thetford Library. See Library sta for details on how to get a ticketTimings TBC Cycle Training for Adults 16+ years. Contact Georgie Burr

    Sat 4 Sep 10.00 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park. Contact Catherine on 08456 345185 for info13.00 14.30 Street Dance Breckland Leisure Centre. Street & contemporary for 12-16 year olds. Call Carla 07731980756

    Sun 5 Sep 10.00 16.00 Food and Drink Festival Guildhall10.00 Sponsored Walk Registration - School Lane Car Park13.30 Sponsored Cycle Ride Registration - School Lane Car Park

    Mon 6 Sep 14.00 Walking For Health 2 Mile Bottom Picnic Site. Please contact Malcolm Bellingham for infoThu 9 Sep 10.00 13.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane Delaney

    14.00 River Corridor Volunteers Contact Digby Smith on 01842 760369 for venue each week and more info.18.30 Combat Boot Camp Outside Thetford Leisure Centre. Call Catherine on 08456 345185 for info

    Fri 10 Sep 10.00 Walking For Health Knettishall Heath Country Park. Please contact Malcolm Bellingham for infoSat 11 Sep 10.00 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park. Contact Catherine on 08456 345185 for info

    13.00 14.30 Street Dance Breckland Leisure Centre. Street & contemporary for 12-16 year olds. Call Carla 07731980756Mon 13 Sep 14.00 Walking For Health Santon Downham. Please contact Malcolm Bellingham for info

    10.00 12.00 Grow Your Own Gardening Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda Leonard essential)10.00 14.00 Know Your Numbers Week Sainsburys, Thetford. *Turn up and get your blood pressure checked!!*

    Tue 14 Sep 10.30 13.30 Know Your Numbers Week Outside Boots, King Street. *Turn up and get your blood pressure checked!!*Thu 16 Sep 10.00 13.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane Delaney

    11.00 14.00 Know Your Numbers Week Abbey Neighbourhood Centre. *Turn up and get your blood pressure checked!*14.00 River Corridor Volunteers Contact Digby Smith on 01842 760369 for venue each week and more info.18.30 Combat Boot Camp Outside Thetford Leisure Centre. Contact Catherine on 08456 345185 for info

    Fri 17 Sep 10.00 Walking For Health Riverside Kiosk. Please contact Malcolm Bellingham for infoSat 18 Sep 10.00 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park. Contact Catherine on 08456 345185 for info

    13.00 14.30 Street Dance Breckland Leisure Centre. Street & contemporary for 12-16 year olds. Call Carla 07731980756Sun 19 Sep 13.30 15.00 1940s Dance Class Beginners Class. Carnegie Rooms. Contact 07802701911 to book!

    13.00 16.30 1940s Dance Class Intermediary Class. Carnegie Rooms. Contact 07802701911 to book!ALL DAY Breckland Village Games Watton Sports Centre. Go to www.norfolkgames.org/villagegames for more info

    Mon 20 Sep 10.00 Walking For Health Mundford cricket club car park. Please contact Malcolm Bellingham for infoThu 23 Sep 10.00 13.00 Green Gym Please contact Jane Delaney

    14.00 River Corridor Volunteers Contact Digby Smith on 01842 760369 for venue each week and more info.18.30 Combat Boot Camp Outside Thetford Leisure Centre. Contact Catherine on 08456 345185 for info

    Fri 24 Sep 10.00 Walking For Health Rishbeth Wood/Warren Lodge. Contact Malcolm Bellingham for infoSat 25 Sep 10.00 Combat Boot Camp Castle Park. Contact Cath