Recent News

  • Meeting the Prime Minister and Brexit

    For those of us in the ‘sticks’ it is not so often that we get to say Hello to a prime minister, so it was a real pleasure to meet her on Thursday and to hear her views on particularly Brexit. Which is, lets face it, the biggest issue of the age at the moment.…

  • Gressenhall Apple Day

    Very pleasant day with perfect weather for the visit to Apple Day and Gressenhall Museum. Not so many trade and charity stalls this year I thought, and an awfully frustrating queue to get in, especially as we are members so have a ticket already, at last a young lady took charge and opened a ticket…

  • Shop Local…..Two

    My word what a lot of excitement a simple reply on Facebook to a lamentation about lack of shops in Dereham (and indeed other rural market town centres).  I have been praised and abused, and nearly everyone has an opinion. Some do not care, one person said to me “I do not shop in small…

  • Shop Local

    Picked up from a Dereham Facebook page today sadness at yet another unit being taken over by a charity.  See my comments below I am more that saddened that we have another charity shop opening in the town. But the fact that it is, is really down to all of us who do not shop…

  • The Birds Are Back

    Funny old year for birds as I have said before, but today we have back in the garden Blue Tits, been away for 3/4 months Hedge Sparrow / Collared Dove / Robin / Wren – all been away for 3/4 weeks It is good to get them back. Afew weeks ago I saw a Grey…

  • Breckland Local Plan

    Had a number of complaints about the Local Plan, and people saying it’s not accessible. I have just been on via my home system – which has a pretty poor access and had no problems try Breckland_Local_Plan_Pre-Submission_Publication_Part1.pdf This will get you the main document, you can then click for maps and other bits, the index…

  • Local Flavours

    Local Flavours is an exhibition for food producers, growers and suppliers in Norfolk. Many of these are in the Breckland area. Norfolk is largely a farming county, but we also have an amazing array of craft food businesses who use the crops grown in the county to convert into luxury foods. Milk into cheese, pork…

  • ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW

    I will be there all day, give me a ring if you want to meet up

  • MY SPEECH FOR COMMUNICATIONS AWARD CEREMONY

    I was honoured to have been chosen to be granted the first recipient of  of The Dereham Articulate Speakers award which was presented last night at a ceremony in Dereham. Thank you to the group and to anyone who supported my nomination. My speech in full First of all thanks to Dereham Articulate Speakers and Toastmasters…

  • BRECKLAND WINNING AWARDS

      Copied from Leader of Breckland As you may be aware, the council was a finalist in the Commercialism in the Property Estate category – and I’m delighted to inform you that the council was named as the winner. This is a tremendous achievement for the council. It recognises on the national stage the vision…