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Consistently  delivering  a  multi-­‐award  winning  service!  

Your Local Independent Community Magazine

Circulation 11,500 copies

Issue 117 August 2015

Two amazing weeks of music,

arts, food, sport, walking and wildlife.Something

for Everyone!Friday 21st August -

Sunday 6th September 2015

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Welcome to August’s About Thetford

This month’s edition is packed full of details of events

and activities taking place locally throughout the month

of August. Activities for children, young people and adults

alike. Also, the end of the month sees the start of the

Thetford’s Great Festival - full details of what’s happening

can be found in the special festival programme delivered

along with your About Thetford magazine this month.

A special welcome to the numerous new advertisers that

are joining us this month - our free community magazine

would not be possible without the support of advertisers

so please make sure you support them where possible

and mention that you’ve seen their advert in the About

Thetford magazine.

Highlights this month include ‘Project 17’ detailed on

page 14 - a fundraising effort launched to celebrate the

75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment. Page 14 also

details the VJ Day plans for Thetford taking place on

the 15th August. There’s also an advance notice of the

popular Barnham village fete taking place on the 13th

September and a write-up this month about ‘Link-up’

the talking newspaper on page 23. Community Hero

for August is David Smith from the Community First

Responders. Congratulations to him. Deadline for September edition is the 15th August.

Best wishes, Terry Jermy (Editor)

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Publisher; In And About Thetford Ltd, C/o 21 Crecy Mews, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2ZBWhilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information contained within this magazine, the publishers take no responsibility 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 strictly forbidden. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher

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Inside this month...Page 4 & 5 - Festival newsPage 7 - Thetford Past & PresentPage 8 & 9 - Children’s sectionPage 10 - Food CourtPage 12 & 39 - ‘What’s on’ sectionPage 15 - Inheritance tax advice from Lovewell BlakePage 16 - 19 - Environment newsPage 26 & 27 - Health & beautyPage 32 & 33 - Job vacanciesPage 35 - Thetford Library activities throughout AugustPage 40 - CAB Advice on tax creditsPage 42 & 43 - Ancient House Museum special offer - visit for £1!Page 45 - 47 - Sports section

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THETFORD TOWN COUNCILKing’s House, King Street, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2APTel: 01842 754247 • Fax: 01842 762567Email: [email protected] Council Offices Opening Hours: Public counter service available from 9.00a.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday to Friday


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Thetford’s Great Festival 2015This year the Thetford’s Great Festival is bigger and better than ever! Running from the 21st August to 6th September, the Festival fortnight programme is packed with something for everyone!

Last call for budding dames!Launching the festival is the second Thetford’s Great Pantomime Dame Pageant which takes place on Friday 21st August at 7.30pm in the Carnegie. A traditional beauty contestwith less than traditional contestants, the Dames will battleit out through three rounds of talent, swimwear and eveningwear before one of them is crowned the winner.The last casting call for budding Dames who wish to take part is 15th August; application forms are available [email protected] This is a joint venturebetween Thetford Players and Thetford Town Council. Tickets are available for £15.00 from the Festival Box Office and include a buffet and live music; the Carnegie bar will also be open. Please note this is an adult only event.

Scarecrow CompetitionThe Thetford Gardens and Allotments Club will be holding a scarecrow competition as part of their Annual Show which takes place in Kings House Gardens on Saturday 5th September. The scarecrows can be made from any material but must be based on ‘Alice in Wonderland’, with entries no wider than 1m nor taller than 2m. There are 4 classes to enter: primary school age, secondary school age, adults and organisations / companies. Your scarecrow must be brought to the conservatory at King’s House on 19th August between 1.30pm and 3.00pm or 5.00pm to 6.30pm. They will be on display here until the annual show where the results will be announced at 3.30pm during the prize giving. Entry costs just £1.00 and entry forms are available from the Festival Box Office or www.thetfordsgreatfestival.org Completed form must be returned to the Box Office by 15th August – don’t be late!

Music Arts Project (MAP) WorkshopsFREE Festival Music Workshops from the Brandon based Music Arts Project (MAP) will take place between Wednesday 26th August to Friday 28th August in King’s House Gardens for ages 7-18yrs.

Fancy yourself as a DJ? Take the next steps from being a home DJ and learn how to blend tracks together to create soundscapes or instrumentals, as well as how to remix your favourite songs. Music from nothing: Learn about music through playing,with sequencing, sampling, cutting and pasting, using electronica music, a DS and not much else.

Dame’s from 2015 strut their stuff

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THETFORD TOWN COUNCILKing’s House, King Street, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2APTel: 01842 754247 • Fax: 01842 762567Email: [email protected] Council Offices Opening Hours: Public counter service available from 9.00a.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday to Friday


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Samples & Loops: Find out how to add noises from everyday objects and instruments into loops to create your own soundscapes and beats and then learn how to expand these into songs.

Singing Workshop: Discover how you can ‘stretch’ your voice and improve your vocal technique well enough to make even a ‘Voice’ judge spin their chair.

For more information about the Festival workshops and MAP, visit www.musicartsproject.com

Waterworks: Calling all artists working in water-based media...win £100 of art materials! Part of the Thetford'sGreat Festival, 'Water Works' is an exciting new project by West Suffolk Arts Centre (WSAC). For two weeks its artists will be hosting a series of FREE classesand outdoor painting sessions in water-based mediaat familiar locations around Thetford, culminating in an exhibition at St Peters from the 1st to 6th September. 'Water Works' is open to local artists of all levels of experience who will be aged 16 or over on 20th August 2015 and who have a home postcode within the IP24-IP27 area. Everyone who takes part in the painting sessions around Thetford will be invited to submit up to three paintings to the special 'Water Works' exhibition. On the last day of the exhibition all entries will be judged by a panel and a prize of £100 of art materials awarded to the winning artist plus £25 art shop gift vouchers for the two runners up. West Suffolk Arts Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that has been delivering high quality community arts experiences throughout the East of England for more than a decade. To register for 'Water Works' or for more information please find us on Facebook or e-mail: [email protected]

For more details on the above and all other Thetford Great Festival events, please refer to the enclosed Festival Brochure, visit www.thetfordsgreatfestival.org or the Festival Box Office at 20 King Street, Thetford or call 01842 751975. Tickets for all the events can be purchased from the Box Office or via the website.

If you attend any Thetford’s Great Festival Events, don’t forget to use the hashtag #ThetFest15 and upload your photos of the events to share the fun with everyone.

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Fri 7 – Sat 8 Aug Big Wild Sleep OutSun 9 Aug Loki Wrath PathSat 15 Aug Fuzion ColourfestFri 21 Aug – Sun 6 SeptThetford’s Great FestivalWed 9-12 Sept Fun Fair Melford CommonFri 11 Sept WAW WrestlingSat 12 Sept Tour of BritainSun 13 Sept Iceni marathonSat 26 Sept Battle of Britain Wings ConcertSat 17 Oct Flourish Women's ConferenceFri 23 Oct Comedy Club

Visit www.leapinghare.org for moredetails on these and many other events


FESTIVAL BOX OFFICELeaping Hare is once again proud to provideour Box Office Service for Thetford’s GreatFestival (Friday 21st August - Sun 6th

September). Look out for the bright orangeFestival programme, delivered with yourAbout Thetford, Choose your events from thecentre page schedule and then come andget your tickets or book on-line - simples!

Sign up to our web newsletter atwww.leapinghare.org by 28th August andyou will enter our Fabulous Festival Drawand will be in with a chance of winning Summer Hols are here!

Buy tickets/merchandise from our Box Office/Shop at 20 King Street, ThetfordTel: 01842 751975, 07802 701911 and on line at www.leapinghare.org

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There are some great summer activities forlittle ones, why not try the Xpedition forceholiday club at the Art Centre, Bishop’sschool aimed at reception to year 6 between13th -16th August?Premier Sport Multi Sport holiday camp willget children aged 5 – 12 up and running andtakes place at Thetford Academy(3rd - 7th August and 17th - 21st August).

We’ve teamed up with AncientHouse to create HeritageTuesdays, including two for thefestival period. Come and seeMiichael the moneyer bring coin striking to lifeand discover how coins were made whenThetford had it’s own mint. If Michael’s nottoo grumpy - he has a mean reputation! - thenhe might strike you you’re very own coin -pewter £1, chocolate 25p. Then head toAncient House to learn more about theirfascinating collections.

Heritage Tuesdays

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Ford Street was once known as Gaol Lane and before that this part of the town formed the south side of Thetford’s market place. The market closed in 1786 and buildings erected in its place. After the medieval market cross was taken down, a

‘big house’ named Ford Place was built at the east end of the former market place in the 1790s. The past photograph was taken about 1900.

Past & present photographs from the David Osborne Collection.

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Free Cakes for Kids Thetford are looking for volunteers who are willing to make a birthday cake for a child in the Thetford area. The idea behind Free Cakes for Kids is simple; we match enthusiastic bakers

with families who find it difficult to provide a birthday cake for their child.

What do I have to do?Once a cake request comes in, I post it on our Facebook group so the volunteers who are able to make the cake can comment offering to bake. After 24 hours I will then select a volunteer from the list. My choice is determined by who has baked before, making sure new volunteers get a chance and also location.

Do I have to commit to making a certain number of cakes?No. You might make one cake a year, you might make one a month; it really is up to you. Becoming avolunteer baker is flexible; you can fit it round your commitments and bake when you have the time. There is no pressure to bake.

Do I have to be an expert baker?No. The aim of Free Cakes for Kids is to help families who find it difficult to provide a homemade birthday cake for a child. For many of these children receiving a homemade birthday cake, perhaps with their name on it or in the shape of something they really like, will make a real difference whatever the cake looks like and there are no expectations that cakes look professional.

Who covers the costs of the ingredients?Volunteers are usually expected to cover the costs of their ingredients. If we have funds available (from donations) then when a referral comes in, the volunteermay be offered £5 towards ingredient cost. I always state on the cake requests whether there will be anything available to the baker. Local business' have also offered support so if it is ingredient costs putting you off, get involved!

How will the cake be delivered?This will vary with each different referral. In most cases volunteer bakers should expect to deliver the cake to a public location in and around the Thetford area. Our last birthday cake was given to the family directly at a garage. Sometimes they're given to the support worker. Our most popular hand over place is Tesco.

If you would like to apply to become a volunteer baker with Free Cakes for Kids Thetford please email Shauna - [email protected]

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On the hunt for DNA!The Year 4 and 5 children at Thetford Grammar School had a wonderful time being DNA detectivesfor the afternoon. They experienced lots of hands-on activities which gave them an insight into the fascinating world of DNA.

Pupils found out what DNA was, where it is found and also had the opportunity to extract DNA from kiwi fruit. The session concluded with the children gathering DNA from a crime scene in order to find out who had been stealing from the sweet jar! One pupil said “I loved it and thought it was amazing and interesting” while another commented “I had a lot of fun and learnt so much about DNA”. A great time was had by all!

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Calling all local businesses!Local Usborne books organiser, Hannah Butler-Hand, has teamed up with School Lane Surgery as part of a Community Book Pledge project in order to provide books for the children’s area of the waiting room.

What is a Community Book Pledge?Local businesses are contacted to see if they would like to support our NHS services by making a donation towards the purchase of new books.

Why is this an important community project?An inviting waiting area for children makes the experience of going to the Doctors a less apprehensive one. The books help the children to feel comfortable and at ease, especially at a time when they themselves may be unwell. It also provides the opportunity for children to immerse themselves in literacy and the world of books.

How can you donate?Any amount you are able to donate will be greatly appreciated and directly pays for new books (there is no additional charge for Hannah’s services or for the delivery of books). Please send a cheque made payable to School Lane Surgery, labelled on the reverse with your business name, to: Community Book Pledge, C Osterberg, The Surgery, School Lane, Thetford, IP24 2AG by Monday 21st August 2015. If you would like a book plaque in the books bought with your donation to advertise your business, please include an additional £5 and note this with the cheque.

What is in it for me?Supporting our community is important and your role as a local business is invaluable. Little things can sometimes make the biggest difference! Use this as an opportunity to help improve our local services, bring beautiful books into the hands of children and optionally advertise your business too.


 Not a business but want to take part?Any personal donations would be very much appreciated. Maybe you want to show your appreciation for the service you or your family have received at the surgery? This is the perfect way to say thank you!

Hannah Butler-Hand, Independent Usborne Organiser

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We are proud to say we are not normal meals on wheels service. We do not just hand over the meal and leave, our drivers and even our cooks like to go in and help our clients with whatever requirements they need. We see many of our clients on a daily basis which allows us to build up and good relationship with them. Red Hot Meals has been a long running service and has benefittedmany people over the years. The business has now changed management, as of June 2015 Chloe Standleytook over the running of the business. We hope to carry on and even improve the running of the service to a great standard and deliver delicious meals to many more people who would benefit from our service.

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Talk paints a picture of artMembers of Thetford Probus were treated to a guidedtour of some of Britain’s great art galleries in a wide-ranging talk entitled ‘Discovering Art’ given by one of their own members.

Tony Dobbin’s passion for art quickly became apparent as he spoke about the many galler-ies that he has visited, among them The Bowesat Barnard Castle, with the silver swan as its star attraction and the Saltaire at Bradford, where much of David Hockney’s work can be seen. He also highlightedthe wonderful galleries closer to home such as the Fitzwilliam at Cambridge, Norwich Castle, the Sainsbury’s Centre and the Wolsey Gallery in Ipswich. Another gallery that he recommended visiting wasKettles Yard in Cambridge – a rare gem in a domesticsetting.

Illustrating many of his favourite paintingsappropriately using a large blank canvas, he emphasized the rich art heritage of East Anglia from Gainsborough and Constable, Cotman, Crome and Stannard of the Norwich School to more recent painters such as Munnings and Seago. His talk focused mainly on impressionism, but other genre were touched upon and he urged everyone to explore and enjoy art by visiting galleries whenever they could. He also encouraged everyone to draw and paint as a leisure pastime. Tony should know; as well as being a trustee of the Thetford’s University of the Third Age (U3A) he leads their Art Workshop which meets at the Small Court in the Guildhall on the third Thursday of each month. More details on the website at www.tu3a.org

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One of the many pictures used to illustrate the talk; this one by local amateur painter Sheena Robson.

Deadlline for articles and adverts for the September edition will be 15th August

As the meeting was held on the 10th anniversay of the 7/7 bombings, members stood for a minute’s silence in memory of the 52 people who were killed and the many others injured by the terrorist atrocity.

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Thetford Voices

Singing Workshops for 3-18 yr olds

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Full details & application form: Thetford Library, the Leaping Hare & website, school music teachers

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Thetford Lionesses

Thetford (Breckland) Lionesses are delighted that President Dorothy, Secretary Lesley and Treasurer Ann would continue for a second year in their roles. A bouquet of flowers was presented to each. Pictured below are Lesley and Ann receiving their flowers.

The Lioness Club, with help from a generous public, raised £2,145.30 in the year 2014/2015. This moneyhas been donated to the following charities: Clowns in the sky, Lomba Sewing Machine Project, Kit it out, Nepal, Cystic Fibrosis, St Nicholas Hospice, Wicken Fen, Silverline, Ebola, LCIF, Prairie Dog at Banham Zoo, Dogs Trust, and McMillan Cancer Care. Thank you for your help in helping us to help others.

Thetford (Breckland) Lionesses enjoyed an outing to Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve. Ranger Lois took us out in a boat along the fen where we were fortunateto spot barn owls, a marsh harrier, reed warblers, ponies, and a variety of dragon flies as well as a vast display of plant life. A meal at the local pub gave opportunity thanks to Lois for taking time to give us a personal tour and to enjoy time out together.

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Brandon Camera Club Start of a New Season

I can’t quite believe that a whole year has swept past and we are already looking forward to another new and

exciting season at Brandon & District Photographic Club! We will be opening our doors again on WednesdaySeptember 2nd with an informal evening for members old and new, to discuss our fixtures for the coming year, find out more about the club and what it has to offer budding photographers as well as watch a rollingslide show of members’ past work – to tempt you further there will be free tea/coffee and delicious cake.

Our calendar for the coming year will include tuition evenings on Flash Photography, Composition beyond the Thirds and The Secrets of the Crop Tool (Photoshop), as well our regulars – Pat’s Tips and a Q&A session – all your questions answered! There will also be a good array of Workshops throughout the year to help improve your understanding of your camera and not forgetting regular Competitions, judged, in the main, by recognised Federation Judges. This year we are also introducing a series of JPG competitions, judged by ourselves, which we hope will be great fun. This year’s Exhibition will be a little later than normal, on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October – so please put these dates in your diary now. We will be featuring a Historyof Brandon & District through photography, so come and see if you can recognise any of your ancestors, grannies, aunts, uncles, cousins as well as see the high standard of work we produce.

We look forward to seeing you at the Baptist Rooms, Brandon High Street – don’t hesitate, come in to find out more about us and visit our website on www.brandoncameraclub.co.uk

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The war in Europe had ended formally on the 8th May 1945, but conflict still continued in the Far East. This year marks the 70th anniversary of VJ DAY, (Victoryin Japan), and on the 15th August, a national day of commemoration will be held across the nation and Commonwealth for all those who were held as Japanese prisoners of war. With the end of the conflict in the Far East this was finally the end of World War Two. The commemoration will begin at 10am at the FEPOW (Far East Prisoner of War) Tree at the Nuns Bridges, which is dedicated to the men of the 18th Division who were taken prisoner by the Japanese. The Mayor of Thetford, with guests and standards of the Royal British Legion and RAFA, and other associations etc, will pay homage, the last post will be sounded, followed by a two minute silence and the laying of wreaths.

Upon returning to the town, the standards will join with contingencies from the Royal British Legion, RAFA, the Training Wing from RAF Honnington, and units from the local Army and Air cadet forces, and members of the Ex-Servicemen’s Club. At approximately 11.15am the parade will march down King’s Street to King’s House.

The Mayor of Thetford will welcome his guests and the gathering, then the Reverend Bob Baker will conducta small service. A reading will be given by pupils from both the Thetford Grammer School and Thetford Academy. The last post will be sounded and a two minute silence will be observed.

On the completion of the service, the parade will then march back up King’s Street to be dismissed. Upon the conclusion of the parade, dignitaries and all guests are invited back to the Royal British Legion Club where light refreshments will be available and the club will be open to receive guests during the day.

In February 2017, the RAF Regiment will celebrate its 75th Anniversary. As a contribution towards these celebrations, the Association of RAF Regiment Warrant Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers has undertaken ‘Project 17’.

Project 17 is a fund raising venture with the aim of commissioning a fine art piece in Bronze and Granite, comprising an inverted Rifle and Bayonet, driven into the ground, with a combat helmet mounted on the butt of the weapon. It is an

updated version of the time honoured way in which the unmarked battlefield graves of the fallen were identified.At RAF Honington, there is a wonderful memorial to those RAF Regiment personnel who lost their lives, either on operations

or during peacetime activities. RAF Honington often hosts the families of those who are honoured here, either on the anniversary of their loss or at a particular time of the year. A short distance behind the memorial is the Garden of Reflection. This is a small garden area with benches, where they can sit, pause for thought and reflect. This association hopes to have the

sculpture added to the area of the Garden of Reflection, in January 2017.I do hope you will agree that this is a very worthwhile cause, and will help to bring a great deal of comfort

to the visiting families of those who gave their all, and made the ultimate sacrifice. We will remember them, we must remember them.

Our fundraising efforts continue, but we do need a little help and we are seeking donations, no matter how small, to help us achieve our aim. Would you help us please?Donations may be made directly to the project account as follows:

Account Title: Project 17 Sort Code: 20-16-12 Account Number: 33634035Please remember to identify yourself in the Reference section.I thank you, on behalf of the association and all bereaved families.



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Inheritance Tax – The Holy Grail of the £1 Million Tax Free Threshold

In the Summer Budget on 8th July, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, proposed measures that will, by April 2020, effectively achieve the current Conservative Government’s much heralded £1 million tax-free threshold for Inheritance Tax.

In this article I am going to look both at the past and the future. I will give a brief history of the Inheritance Tax threshold (‘nil rate band’) and look at some of the detail behind the Chancellor’s latest proposals to get to the Holy Grail of £1 million.

History - Death duties of one kind or another have been around in the UK since 1694. Although it was 200 years later before a single Estate Duty was introduced in the 1894 Finance Act. Estate Duty was replaced in 1975 by Capital Transfer Tax which was renamed Inheritance Tax in 1986.

The concept of a nil rate band was first introduced to Estate Duty in 1914 under the First World War Government of Herbert Asquith. At that time the nil rate band was set at what today seems like an incredibly low amount of just £100. The figure then remained at £100 all the way through to 1946, when it was substantially increased to £2,000. Thereafter the nil rate band has been gradually increased over the years. At the time of the introduction of Capital Transfer Tax in 1975 the nil rate band was £15,000 and by the time Capital TransferTax had been renamed as Inheritance Tax in 1986 the figure stood at £71,000. Today the nil rate band is £325,000 which means that the first £325,000 of the value of an estate is taxed at zero per cent.

Transferable Nil Rate Band - Up until 9 October 2007 it was not possible for married couples and civil partners to transfer unused amounts of the nil rate band from the first death to the survivor. Whilst there was a tax

planning strategy to overcome this, often families lost out on a nil rate band unless they took professionaladvice. The Labour Party, with Gordon Brown as Chancellor, introduced the concept of a transferable nil rate band between married couples and civil partners. Therefore, using today’s nil rate band of £325,000 per person, this means that a married couple or civil partners now have £650,000 between them without the prospect of wasting any of the nil rate band.

Proposals in the 2015 Summer Budget - For several years now the Conservatives have been talking about a £1million nil rate band and now unconstrained by their previous Liberal Democrat coalition partners, George Osborne explained his proposal to achieve that goal on 8 July. The proposal is to introduce an additional nil rate band for the main residence. This will be with effectfrom 6 April 2017 when a residence is passed on death to one or more direct descendants – eg children, grandchildren etc. The additional nil rate band will be phased in as follows:

Tax Year Additional Nil Rate Band £ 2017/18 100,000 2018/19 125,000 2019/20 150,000 2020/21 175,000

By April 2020 therefore the combined nil rate band and additional nil rate band will be £325,000 + £175,000 = £500,000. The additional nil rate band will be transferable to a surviving spouse or civil partner so therefore by April 2020 the overall Inheritance Tax threshold for a couple will be £1 million. Mr Osborne also announced that he would be consulting on the possibility of including funds that replaced a property on a down-sizing within the additional nil rate band. There will also be provisions in the legislation to restrict the additional nil rate band on large estates – ie those exceeding £2 million.

Conclusion: Whilst the Budget proposals are not yet law, it seems that we are likely to see an effective £1 million nil rate band by April 2020 – but remember that tax legislation is complex and it always pays to seek professional advice. I can be contacted at on 01842 755032 or [email protected]

Disclaimer: Please note that this article is provided for your information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, information contained herein may not be comprehensive and you should not act upon it without seeking professional advice.

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August is often a very dry month but you can extend the flowering season in your garden if you can spend some time watering and dead-heading. Pots and tubs now need attention every day and hanging baskets can need watering twice a day. Even if it rains all day, the water does not get into containers and you will need to be out there with your hose or watering can to keep the display going (even if you feel a fool in your mac). The other thing that needs generous watering is any bush or tree you planted this year; it takes time for the roots to grow down enough to support the top growth and help at this time means years of pleasure – also you probably paid good money for a plant and it’s worth the time and effort of watering to keep it alive.

As for flowers, by removing spent blooms you stop the plant diverting its energy to making seed and it will send up more buds which is what we want to see. Considerusing a liquid tomato feed for your special flowering plants as this will help the size and brightness of the blooms – and it helps tomatoes colour up of course. In contrast to the way you manage flowers, you can encourage the development of the fruit trusses of tomatoes by nipping out the central growth and any flowering shoots. Similarly cutting off the tendrils shooting up from the top of your runner beans will make sure the plant develops its beans rather than just continues growing. This is when I wish I hadn’t used 8 foot bamboos as I try to reach the top growth which is heading for the sky!

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I have no skill with taking cuttings but will try a few pelargoniums this month as they must be the easiest to get rooted. Layering is an easier technique, requiring less follow-up attention and this is suitable for pinks and carnations and also for clematis.

Lawns can look a bit miserable at this time of year but you can help them by raising the cutting bar higher when you are mowing so that you keep a neat look without letting the area get too dried out. If you want to help the grass on our thin soil, go for a high phosphate feed which will strengthen the roots for the winter ratherthan anything to promote lush top growth. Generally it is better to wait a month before working on grass as lawns need water after feeding and September is a cooler and wetter month.

August has two club events with the BBQ on the 15th at the London Road Site (see your club handbook) and a talk by Rodney Tibbs on the 27th. As well as being a highly regarded artist and author our speaker has been gardening for 50 years so should have some good tips for us with his illustrated talk on “Vegetables for Value”. This will be as usual at URC on Thursday 27th at 7.30. Non-members are welcome.

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What’s going on at Knettishall Heath


Thursday 6th, 2-4pm: Butterflies & mothsFamily afternoon. Match caterpillars to butterflies and identify moths. Please book. Age: Families

Sunday 9th, 2–4pm: Where the wild things areFamily afternoon. Wild games and activities following the story. Please book. Age: Families

Tuesday 11th, 10.30am–12.30pm: Young Wardens - Practical conservation skills and fun wildlife activities. Please book. Age: 11-15 yr olds

Thursday 13th, 2–4pm: Watery wildlife Family afternoon. River dipping and other activities Please book. Age: Families

Saturday 15th, 10am–12pm: Guided Walk; from river to heath - Walk with the ranger through the re-serves varied habitats. Please book. Age: All

Thursday 20th, 2–4pm: Woodland bushcraft Family afternoon. Shelter building, fire lighting and other skills. Please book. Age: Families

Sunday 23rd August, 11am–4pm: Knettishall Fair! Summer celebration with stalls, craft demonstrations, wildlife walks, bookable river dipping, family activities and refreshments. Age: All

Tuesday 25th, 7.45pm–9.45pm: Night Walk Guided walk with Suffolk Bat Group looking for Bats and other wildlife. Please book. Age: All

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Guided fen walks: Saturday 5 Sept 10.30am-1pmEnjoy the sights and sounds of the Fen with enthusiastand naturalist John Hill. £3 Meet at the Education Centre, no booking required.

Wildlife Watch Group: Saturday 12th Sept 10.30am-12.30pm. A club for 6 – 12yr olds, £2Contact [email protected] call 01379 688333

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Super furry animals. Wednesday 12 August, 2pm-4pm

Awesome arachnids. Wednesday 19 August, 2pm-4pm

Pictorial orienteering. Tuesday 25 August, 10am-2pm - Fabulous flowers. Wednesday 26 August, 2pm-4pm - Beetlemania.

Family events, £2.50 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential 01379 688333

Activity days, £6 per childTuesday 4 August, 10am-2pm - Wild art

Tuesday 11 August, 10am-2pm - Bio challengeTuesday 18 August, 10am-2pm - Wild fun and

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Introduction to woodblock printmaking: Tuesday 29 September, 10am-4pm. A hands-on course that will introduce you to a range of monotype and relief printmaking techniques. Suitable for beginners. With tutor Glenn Holman. £35, inc materials. Booking essential - 01473 890089

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Big Wild Sleep Out in the BrecksFriday 7 August - Booking essential contact 01842 753732. Join us for a camp out in the Brecks, with the Forestry Commission at High Lodge Forest Centre. We’ll be camping out under the stars in the Forest, and taking part in some ghostly night time activities. We’ll be running a nightjar and glow-worm walk, star gazing, bat detecting and a dawn chorus walk in the morning for the early birds! High Lodge, Thetford Forest. IP27 OAF Start time: 6:30pm set up. Event starts at 7:00pm. End time: Saturday 8 August, 11:00am. Price: MembersAdult £20.00, Child £10.00, Non-members: Adult £25.00 Child £12.50 Wild Walks in Thetford16th August -11am-12:30pm - Join our monthlygroup walk for adults in Thetford; the walks are varied in route and topic, each providing an opportunity to learn something different about the wildlife and heritage of Thetford and the Brecks. This is a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors in the fresh air, meet new people and enjoy learning more about what can be found on your doorstep. For any budding nature enthusiasts, complete beginners and photographers you’ll have the chance to see brilliant urban wildlife such as kingfishers up close. No need to book just meet us at the Captain Mainwaring statue in Thetford 15 minutes before the start of the walk. Free entry.

Urban Wildlife Walk Tuesday 25th August 2pm to 3.30pm and 7pm to 8:30pm. Booking essential contact 01842 753732 or [email protected]. Join the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and RSPB on this guided wildlife walk and prepare to be amazed at the amount of wildlife found in the heart of Thetford. Distance, 2 miles. Start point: Captain Mainwaring Statue, Bridge Street Car Park, Thetford (TL 868830) Price: £5:00 per adult and £2.50 per child

Wild about the Brecks!Sunday 30 August, 10am to 3pm. BTO Office grounds. Price: Free. Join us for a very wild day out to discover the amazing wildlife and heritage on your doorstep! This

free day out will be filled with lots of wild activities for you to take part in including guided walks, bird ringing, bug hunting, pond dipping and more! Natterers, Noctules and NutmegsFriday 28 August - 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Curious? Join the RSPB and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust for an evening of exploration in Thetford as we enter the world of bats and moths. Using bat detectors and moth traps we hope to get an insight into the world of these night time creatures. Start point: Nun’s Bridges car park, Thetford. (TL 873824) Price: £5:00 per adult and £2.50 per child ‘Horrible Heathland Histories’ Saturday 29 August - 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Booking essential. Join the RSPB and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust for a walk to remember as we go on a heathland adventure,stepping back in time to discover the history of heathland in the Brecks. Along the way take part in family activities including bush crafts and bug hunting Start point: Nun’s Bridges car park, Thetford. Grid ref: TL 873824. Price: £4 per adult. £2 per child

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BRECKLAND CATS PROTECTIONFirstly, we apologise for not having an article in last month’s magazine, as we know how many of you look forward to reading it. This is because unfortunately, the lady who usually writes the articles is unwell at the moment.

Anyway, we felt this month was a good time to remind people, yet again, about the importance of neutering, as at the moment we are inundated with kittens and have taken in several pregnant females, who have subsequently given birth. It is so important for cats of both sexes to be neutered. A female cat can have 3 litters of kittens in a year and if they then all grow up to have kittens, the numbers can soon get out of hand! Females come into season at 6 months old, so when they have a litter of kittens 9 weeks later, the mother cat is not fully grown and sometimes is not interested in looking after her babies, as she is really still a kitten herself. We have had this situation a coupleof times this year already; the kittens have been rejectedby mum and so have been taken away from her and hand reared, which is a really time-consuming task! Unneutered cats also are more likely to fight and therefore are more at risk of being infected with feline leukaemia, which is a virus which invariably proves fatal and feline immunodeficiency which is similar to HIV in humans. Picture shows some of the kittens cared for.

We can help you with the cost of getting your cat “done” if you are on a low income of less than £15,000 a year or are on benefits. We issue neutering vouchers which can be taken to any vet and which are worth £25 for a male cat and £40 for a female cat. Depending on which vet you use (they all charge different prices) you will be asked to pay the difference which may be as little as £10. Call us on the number shown below or look on our website to see how to apply. I

If you are looking to home one of our kittens or cats the adoption fee is £50 and the cat/kitten will have been vet checked, fleaed, wormed, had at least its first vaccine and will also be microchipped. In the case of adults they will, of course, have been neutered and if you adopt a kitten then we provide a voucher towards the cost of neutering which can be carried out at the age of 4 months. We look forward to seeing many of you when we have our next sale at St Cuthbert’s Church on Saturday 15th August at 9:30. Contact us on 01842 810018 or visit our website; cats.org.uk/breckland

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Festival Combat arrives 25th August at CBC

Charles Burrell Centre, Combat Paintball and Ironheadsare teaming up on Tuesday 25th August to host ‘Festival Combat’ as part of Thetford’s Great Festival. This unique and exciting event will combine forms of medieval and modern warfare in an action packed day the whole family can enjoy. There will be a chance to test your tank driving skills, learn to master the bow and arrow, engage in sword fights and practise accurate shooting with specially adapted laser guns. The majorityof activities are available to anyone over the age of eight, however children over six can use the laser guns. Combat Paintball have over fifteen years of experience in delivering exciting and professional days out in the forest and offer a range of themed combat zones. They will also be joined by Ironheads who use specially made weapons crafted from latex and carbon fibre and offer the chance to train as medieval knight. They join forcesbetween 10am- 4pm at Charles Burrell Centre on Staniforth Road. This event will be the first of its kind held in Thetford and forms part of an action packed festival that the town can really be proud of. For more information contact Mark Snowdon on 01842 779867. Cost is £3 per participant.

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Barnham Fete

Barnham Fete always proves to be a popular attraction with folks travelling miles to enjoy all the traditional village fete favourites, including home made cakes and afternoon teas, local ales and produce, live music, a host of stalls, and a great atmosphere.

This year, Barnham Fete is thrilled to announce two very special appearances: Firstly, Duke Harry of Euston (the “rock’n’roll” Duke and the host of the Red Rooster festival) will be there to get things off to a great start. Secondly, Jemima, the rare breed Berkshire sow (pictured) will be showing off her fine features. Jemimaloves an audience and is already preparing for the big day. Barnham Fete will be held on Sunday, September 13th, at Barnham Village Hall (just 2 miles south of Thetford) from 1pm – 5pm. Note that date and be there. Follow us on Facebook:


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Spotlight on.... ‘LINK-UP’ - the talking newspaper

During July, the About Thetford met with Mike Wabe, Thetford's Town Crier, however it wasn't to talk about his announcement making skills, but rather another of his passions that he puts his voice to good use for - Link Up, Breckland's Talking Newspaper. Mike is one of over a dozen volunteers who gives a little bit of his time each month, taking local news and making it accessible to people for whom it is easier to listen to rather than read the news. In fact Mike joined Link Up after seeing an article in the About Thetford eighteen months ago and is now hoping that others will be likewise inspired.

Link Up desperately needs a range of volunteers to help them continue the service and there are different ways in which you could help. The group is looking for a publicity officer, someone who can promote all the fantastic work the group does and help find more people that might wish to receive an audio version of local news each fortnight. Alternatively there is the opportunity to be a reader, helping to record selected new stories, or to join the team as a post production operator. These are just the sort of roles that would make good work experience & training can be provided.

The talking newspaper is prepared every other Thursdayevening at the Thetford Grammar School, who support the project, and there is a rota for volunteers, so even if you only have a couple of hours to spare each month there is the chance to give something back and be involved in a fantastic community project that has been running for over thirty years. Don't worry though Link Up has moved with the times and no longer sends out tapes, rather it produces digital recordings that are transferred to USB memory sticks. They even provide listeners with the equipment to listen to the recordings.

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If you would like more information on helping to produce Breckland's Talking Newspaper, know someone who would like to receive Link Up news recordings, or would like to support the charity- perhaps by donating memorysticks to the project please get in touch on 01842 755131. Website: www.linkupbreckland.org.ukE-mail: [email protected]

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Our skin is so amazing how it heals itself from cuts, bruises and burns etc. We tend to take for granted how well it does these jobs until things go wrong. Often we can prevent damage to the skin by wearingsun screens and avoiding extreme changes in temperature but sometimes we need to give it a little help.

Here is a short guide to looking after your skin:- If you have a minor burn, cool it immediately,if possible run under cool water or apply cool compress to the area first to get the temperaturelowered. Then apply Aloe Vera. You can use it straight from the plant by tearing open a leaf and just applying the gel straight onto the skin, or it is available in a tube. Make sure it does not have lots of other added ingredients though as that may cause irritation. It really cools, calms and heals, hot, sore or swollen skin. Aloe Vera is also an excellent aftercare for over exposure to sun.

Insect bites can be treated with either. Apply either 1 drop of Lavender oil or a small amount of aloe Vera to the bite, to calm and soothe the skin. Lavender also has good healing properties and can be applied to the skin neat but must be used very sparingly. It is good also for bruises, insect bites and cuts, and it has antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties. I found it to be amazing when I suffered a bad case of chicken pox in my 20’s. I used it instead of calaminelotion - I had a cream form which I used on my face and also put a few drops (about 10) of the pure essential oil into a warm bath. It really helped with the itching and also the redness. My skin healed extremely well and I became a convert to the many therapeutic values of lavender.

As gardeners are in full swing now a lot are sufferingfrom dry, chapped hands. A good home made exfoliant will help to remove dry skin and also stains (for those who refuse to wear gloves!). Mix sugar together with lemon juice to form a paste, rub into hands and fingers concentrating on dry or stained areas then rinse with warm water. Next apply a good moisturiser as it will be easily absorbed now the dry skin has been removed. You could pop your hands in some rubber gloves or a plastic bag to create heat so the cream can penetrate into the skin better.

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Cosmetics Shelf Life

By Caroline King

How many of us can honestly say we check all our dates on our cosmetics? Wash your make up brushes and hair brushes regularly? Hmm...I can guess the answers to most of those. We are all a little guilty, which is fine with busy lifestyles, family and social commitments. We shop for food and check the dates so why not the same for your cosmetics?

Storage of cosmetics: Most will remain safe and fit for purpose for long time provided they are stored in suitable conditions and not subjected to extreme conditions. Shelf Life: Products are generally made to last a long time, although it is not always clear how long “long” is? If a product has a limited shelf life (less than 30 month) it is required to be labelled with a “best before” date as food does. Best before dates are not common place on cosmetics as they are generally formulated to ensure they have a long shelf life. So how do we know how long to keep our cosmetics for? Symbols introduced by the industry in conjunction with the European Union recommend the length of a product remains usable after opening.This period is referred to as the “Period after Opening” or PAO. This period is given as number of months and an open jar. If a product has been stored correctly you should not experience any problems. Make sure lids are always kept on, you use clean hands prior to using the product and you follow the manufacturer’s instructions in regards to storage....and you should not experience any problems.

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Santon Downham VillageHallIn the heart of the Thetford ForestSet in an idyllic forestry setting, Santon Downham VillageHall is the perfect venue for all occasions. Just off theB1077 between Thetford and Brandon, we are easilyaccessed from the A11 and A1065.

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Services at St Cuthbert’sSunday 9th August

8.00am Holy Communion

Sunday 16th August8.00am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Prayer

Sunday 23rd August8.00am Holy Communion

Sunday 30th August8.00am and 10.30am Holy Communion

Sunday 6th September8.00am Holy Communion, 10.30am All Age Worship,

6.30pm Evening Prayer - Choral

There will be a service of Holy Communion at 10.30am each Wednesday

Morning Prayer at 9.30am each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

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Our Community Hero for August is someone that has dedicated the last decade to helping to save lives on an entirely voluntary basis. David Smith has been a volunteer community first responder with the East of England ambulance service for the last 10 years. Like other first responders he is trained to deliver medical assistance until the ambulance service arrives. He is dispatched by ambulance control and can attend life threatening emergencies and this scheme allows that little bit more time to get treatment started. Dave also volunteers for the St John Ambulance based in Brandon and previously worked on the night bus in Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds providing crucial support when needed.

The About Thetford magazine has in the past supportedthis community group so much so that the vehicle that the Community First Responder has advertisesthe magazine on the side. Now it’s time that we recognise Dave for his personal commitment whichis why, following an anonymous nomination, we’re making him the community hero for the month.

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Congratulations to Dave, he receives a £50 voucher to spend with an advertiser of his choice from within the About Thetford magazine kindly sponsored by Thetford Garden Centre.If you know someone that you think should be nominated as a ‘community hero’ - please email:

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Valuing a career in care

NorseCare are Norfolk’s largest care home provider. We can offer you a rewarding job that you’ll enjoy and that will make a real difference to the lives of others. We are committed to supporting you through training and progression to build a valuable career in care. We are currently recruiting in Thetford and Attleborough for both experienced care staff and those passionate about starting a career in care; we can offer the following:

Care Support Worker starting salary £7.43ph (Contract positions and Casual positions) Required to provide care and support to tenants while respecting their individual rights and choices.

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Our Summer Reading Challenges - it’s not too late to start!

Become a Record Breaker this summer with the Summer Reading Challenge 2015 at Thetford Library. Discover AMAZING world records as

you read your way through your choice of library books, collecting stickers as you go to complete your fold-up poster. New for 2015 a Record Breakers challenge for

pre school children – get the whole family reading.

Pick up your poster at Thetford Library and look out for special Record Breakers themed events. For library opening times visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries

Find out more at the Summer Reading Challenge website : www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

For 11 – 18 year olds let your ImagiNation go wild with ideas for art, music, photography, poetry inspired by the books you enjoy over the summer. Pick up your

ImagiNation booklet at Thetford Library and mobile library over the summer

Record Breakers, Summer Reading Challenge 2015 produced by the Reading Agency, in association with

Guinness World Records TM and delivered by libraries.

Discover Arts Award with Thetford Library and the Ancient House Museum

This is an exciting award scheme for children aged 5 years and over and will run until 31st October – giving lots of time to complete. Children take part in a range of activities to find out about creative art forms from painting to singing, design to writing. To take part,

children purchase a £3 folder; thereafter all activities needed to complete the challenge are free!

Record Breakers for FamiliesCome and take part in fun activities based around

Record Breakers Tuesday 4th August, 10.30am -11.30am.

All welcome – booking essential for this free session.All children must be accompanied by an adult.

To book a place please contact Thetford Library on 01842 752048 or email: [email protected]

Elmer the Elephant Storytime & Activity Fun Time(a Thetford’s Great Festival event)

Thursday 27th August, 10.30am -11.30am.Booking is required for this free session. To book a

place, please contact the library.All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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August 2015

Record Breakers Medal CeremonyFinished Record Breakers?

Then come down to Thetford Library on Friday 4th September & be presented with a medal & certificate.Two sessions – 5.30pm -6.00pm or 6.00pm -6.30pm

Booking essential- please contact the library.All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE Basic ICT Help drop-inEvery Tuesday, between 3pm -4pm a member of staff

will be available to help with simple ICT (computer) questions & queries.

Did you know that Thetford Library has a Facebook page? Why not take a look to find out about our

forthcoming events!

Story Time Activities with Sure Start at Thetford Library – on Wednesdays, 10.00am – 11.00am during

term time. These fun sessions with Sure Start in the library are free and are held in the library during term

time. No need to book, just turn up on the day!For further information please contact Sure Start on

01842 766438

Thetford Audio Book Club with NNAB Are you visually impaired? Come and enjoy audio books with people

who understand. at Thetford LibraryFriday 10th July, 10.30 am – 12 noon.

To find out more please call Mark or Elaine:01603 629558 or email: [email protected]

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time & Books& Buggies Meet up

These sessions will now alternate on Mondays during term time. Sing & share nursery rhymes at Bounce & Rhyme time or have a play & a chat at Books &

Buggies. For preschoolers & carers. Bounce & Rhyme Time Monday 7 September , 10.30am -11.00am. These sessions are free – no need to book.

Reading GroupThe August meeting is on Friday 28th August, starting

at 2.30pm.

The Book ClubThe Book Club meets monthly on a Friday evening. The August meeting will take place on Friday 28th August,

5.45pm – 6.45pm.

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THETFORD SINGS GOSPELHave you ever been asked to start something from nothing? “What do you think about a choir event for the Thetford Great Festival they said”? It's February and to put everything together for a concert in August was a tall order but we advertised and people responded. Not a big group but all enthusiastic and 'up for a challenge'.

The band are mostly local as are the crew and they are excellent. So what is Thetford Sings Gospel?

The idea is to give local people a chance to come together and sing 'Gospel' music that carries rich harmonies, can be soulful and very funky and jazzy which is so different from the style of many other choirs. But it is also a chance for those that come along to have the opportunity to participate from their seats.

Simon Barnett, Thetford Sings Gospel


Saturday 15th August9.30am outside St Cuthbert’s Church

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Thetford Conservative ClubDates for AUGUST 2015

8th August - Karl Richardson15th August - Barry Lee

22nd August - Tony Barker29th August - Karen Bell

Do come along and enjoy the club. We have Bingo Jackpot Joker and Raffles, plus live music

ever Saturday nightMaggie Black - Entertainments Manager

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HMRC has just contacted me to say that I owe them money as they have overpaid my Tax Credits. I didn’t realise that this could happen, and I don’t have enough money set aside to pay them back. What should I do?

Tax Credits are designed to give working people a little bit of extra income to help guarantee a decent standard of living from work. Unfortunately, the system by which entitlement to Tax Credits is decided is complicated and can often lead to people falling into debt when they are asked to repay money they’ve wrongly been given. Tax Credits are gradually being phased into the Government’s new Universal Credit system, which is intended to reduce Credit miscalculations and overpayments. However, whilst we wait for the system to change, problems with the current process seem to be getting worse. Last year, Citizens Advice across England and Wales saw a 14% increase in problems relating to debt caused by Tax Credit overpayments. The combination of pressures on people’s living costs means that being asked to repay Tax Credits at the end of the year can be a real blow. Sky-high energy bills,

expensive childcare and wages which are still failing to keep up with costs mean that it can be a real strugglefor households make ends meet. The last thing hard-pressed households need is for HMRC to put them in more debt. Often, HMRC will be willing to work with you to see what you can afford to pay back, but in many cases, poor communication and delays by the agency have led to our clients struggling to get a fair outcome.If you’re struggling with debt then it’s important to take steps to get on top of your bills. Debt can seem impossible but there’s always a way out of problems. Copyright Citizens Advice. For the most up-to-date advice, please visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk or telephone your local office on 01842 752777. Also, if you have a couple of hours to spare and would like to volunteer at your local CAB, we offer training and support in areas such as giving advice, administration work and/or reception. Please pop in or telephone 01842 754310 for an application form.


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Look out for our exciting events on the Festival website www.thetfordsgreatfestival.org

Ancient House All the Fun of Thetford’s Great Festival

Name: Email:


Valid for up to 5 people until September 6th 2015 The information you have provided will be processed in accordance with the Data protection Act 1998. Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life will keep this Information securely and in confidence, and will not pass it on to any one else. The information will be used solely to keep you informed of events, exhibitions and other activities linked with Friends and NMS; it will not be

used for any other purpose. Incorrectly filled in forms will be rendered invalid. PHOTOCOPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Thetford’s Great Festival Heritage Tuesdays with Thetford’s Great Information Centre. Meet Michael the Moneyer in Kings Street and learn about coin striking 25th August— The London Overspill Project with Lynne Scerri 1st September— Knit and Knatter, learn to card weave with Sue Ketchell

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Events in August Thetford and the Great War

Tuesday 11th November - 31st October 2015 This exhibition has been supported using public

funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund through Thetford Remembers 1914 – 1918 project.

A Taste of the Past Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th August

10am – 5pm Ancient House Trail activity Free with a Museum Trail 2015 card or 50p

with normal admission fee Explore the museum and discover the foods

that people ate long ago and win a sprize! Free admission for one accompanying adult with a

2015 trail card.

Hunt the Object! Tuesday 11th - Saturday 15th August

10am – 5pm Ancient House Trail activity Explore the museum and seek out some of the

amazing objects on display to win a prize. *Free admission for one accompanying adult with a

2015 trail card.

Washday Blues Wednesday 12th August

10.30am — 1pm Discovery Day event £2 or £1 for Friends and Museum Pass Holders

Help Mrs Newton with her washing using a dolly tub, posser and mangle. Make a peg doll to take home. Arrive at 10.30am and stay as

long as you like.


O’ What a lovely War Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd August

10am – 5pm Ancient House Trail activity Help the brave men & women of WW1 to find their missing items hidden around the museum

to win a prize. *Free admission for one accompanying adult with a 2015 trail card.

The Eyes Have It Trail Tuesday 25th Aug – Saturday 12th Sept 10am – 5pm Ancient House Trail activity

Who’s eyes are these? Spot the owners round the museum and win a prize!

*Free admission for one accompanying adult with a 2015 trail card

.Fossils and Dinosaurs Wednesday 26th August

10.30am — 1pm Discovery Day event £2 or £1 for Friends and Museum Pass Holders

Find out about the creatures who roamed Thetford millions of years ago. Handle real fossils and create some Dino crafts to take

home. Arrive at 10.30am and stay as long as you like.

Mini Museum Club – Splish, Splash, Splosh Water Fun

Thursday 27th August 10.30—11.30 am Under 5s drop-in session

Cost: 50p per child Come and join us to sing, explore and play with

water together in the Ancient House.

*Free with a Museum Trail 2015 card or 50p with normal admission fee

Heritage Tuesdays 10.30am — 12 noon In school summer holidays, drop in to handle

some real historical artefacts from our collections or find out about traditional crafts.

In partnership with Thetford’s Great Information Centre.

Free with museum admission

Ancient House Spring/Summer Opening:

Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm Admission Fees

Adults £3.95 Conc £3.55 Child £2.95

Family 1 Adult £8.30 Family 2 Adults £11.00

Free admission: Museum Pass Holders, Friends of Thetford Museum, Children’s University, MA & Art

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NEWS FROM THETFORD DOLPHINSDolphin's swimmers were rewarded for their efforts throughout the season, with a break from training and a week of leisure activities for them and their families.

Sessions included the ever popular water polo, roundersand aquaerobics and a new addition this year, Rollerskating at CurveMotion in Bury St. Edmunds. Barnham Village Hall was once again the venue for the highlight of the week, the annual Summer Barbecue on 3rd July. Presentations were made on the night by Head Coach Terry Clucas, to the winning team from the Club's series of mini- galas held in January, April and June. The Black Adders had held the position as team scoring most points for the first and second rounds, but were pipped to the post in the last round by the Red Arrows, who took the trophy for top scoring team overall. Final positions were Red Arrows, 1st place with 208 points, Black Adders 2nd, 186 points, Mean Green Beans 3rd, 176 points, Sunrays, 4th place, 170 points, Blue 5th, 164 points and White Wolves, 6th with 155 points. 14 swimmers tied for the title of Top Swimmer of the series this year. Swimmers scoring most points in the series were: James Foot, Oscar Harris, Toby Szczerbicki,Bethany Wilson, Charlie Trowell, Katie Bloomfield,

MONDAYThetfordCloverfield Church,10am, 12noon, 5pm and 7pmTel: Shani 01842 820001

WEDNESDAYSCharles Burrell Centre5.30pm and 7.30pm Tel: Maxine 01842 766027

THURSDAYSCharles Burrell Centre9.30am and 11.30amTel: Maxine 01842 766027

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Thetford's nearest Roller Derby team are looking for new recruits!

Roller Derby is a full-contact team sport, played on roller skates on an indoor track, in which a speed skater from each team scores points by overtaking members of the opposing team. Players try to hinder the other team's scorer using teamwork, agility and extreme force! The hard-hitting athleticism and alternative aesthetic make Roller Derby a popular and fast-growing spectator sport.

Just 20 minutes drive from Thetford, Suffolk Roller Derby has grown from humble beginnings in 2012, taking beginners and forming them into fully fledged competitive teams. This year, for the first time, Suffolk’s women are entered into the national championships, beating Hertfordshire's Herts Breakers but losing to the Norfolk Brawds. The two remaining fixtures in the South East division are against Eastbourne's Bourne Bombshells and the Killa Hurtz Roller Girls from Essex, with a place in the play-offs still up for grabs! 2015 has also seen SRD's men's and co-ed teams playing their first matches.

Sounds like fun? SRD are running a beginner intake starting on Monday 17th August 2015! The club is open

to all men and women aged 18 and over - previous skating experience helps but is not essential; and all starter kit is provided. Training is held on Mondays and Thursdays, 7-10pm, at CurveMotion roller rink in the north of Bury St Edmunds, and costs £5 per session.

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Lottie Prud’hommeYoga, Dance and Fitness

Lottie has been a Yoga & Meditation teacher in Suffolk and Norfolk for several years and a BWY Teacher Train-er for 13 years. Originally an English Graduate and High school teacher, she has gone on to train many Yoga teachers throughout the East of England. Lottie teach-es Yoga and dance to all ages, but she also specialis-es in low-impact Exercise to Music and adapted chairexercise. She has completed the GP Referral course. She is qualified in Advanced level Belly Dancing Techniques and Teacher Training and she teaches belly dance classes and a fusion of Eastern Dance and Yoga.

Belly Dance, sometimes also known as Danse Orientale, is a beautifulform of low impact dance which actively tones deep muscles in the body. It makes us feel wonderful and it is fun. It is also deeply feminine and connects us with the goddess within! We do not need elaborate clothing – leggings and a tee-shirt are all that is required. We dance either with dance shoes or with bare feet. For all the classes, we warm up and cool down. Safety and well-being of each student is paramount. Lottie also teaches one:to:one sessions. Lottie is a qualified complimentary therapist and Touch for Health Practitioner and these skills give her an understanding of the healing effects of movements.

In 2014, she taught Yoga at an international dance conference in Bali and has created a film of Yoga Flow Water sequences, which is dedicated to dancers.

The 2 low-impact classes are devised especially for those who would like a gentle, low impact approach.The Chair classes are either all seated or a combinationof seated and standing. The Yoga and Belly Dancing are for all ages and for beginners, improvers, advancedRenew, refresh and have fun whilst keeping fit!

Community Classes in Thetford:Mondays: 3.15 pm – 4.15pm, Low-impact Keep Fit Dance, TBC. Yoga 5.45pm – 6.45 pm Thetford United Reformed Church

Alternate Thursdays 11.15am– 12.15am Lowimpact Keep Fit Dance, Methodist Church

Thursdays 1.15pm – 2.15pm Chair Exercise, Methodist Church. Thursdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm Belly Dancing, Thetford United Reformed Church

For details please contact:Telephone: 01366 – 727352 / Text: 0793888974

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[email protected] our Facebook page or call on 07938190185. Also adults can join our mens or ladies side on a Wednesday night.

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