Archive for Month: April 2014

  • LETS DANCE

    Talented young dancers aged 5 – 16 years showed off their skills to an admiring audience at a sharing event to mark the third anniversary of the youth dance programme supported by Breckland Council. The evening celebrated the many projects, performances and achievements of the dance groups since the opening of the studio in 2011.…

  • 40 YEARS OF BRECKLAND

    40 years ago today, Breckland Council took over as the district authority for this area.  Happy Birthday Us! We were formed as a result of the Local Government Act 1972, which brought in larger district councils, and abolished many of the old authorities. Residents of the former Borough of Thetford, Urban Districts of Dereham and…

  • MEET THE MASTER GARDENERS

    This bunch of green-fingered growers will soon be out and about, using their knowledge to nurture novice gardeners, and kick off the two-year Breckland Master Gardeners project.  Last weekend these experienced gardeners and food-growers completed a training course run by Dr Anton Rosenfeld and Gabbie Joyce from the leading growing charity Garden Organic. Covering diverse topics such as…

  • LOTS TO DO FOR CHILDREN

    A packed Easter holiday timetable of activities for children now offers something for mums too, as 2014 sees the launch of Breckland’s new women-only bootcamps.  Children aged five to eleven years attending the Rural Sports Programme sessions can try their hand at range of activities including kwik cricket, rounders, dodgeball and relay races, whilst their…