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Monday, 14 March 2022 00:00

New greenery for Swaffham town centre

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Breckland Council has installed new planters in the centre of Swaffham to help brighten the town for residents and shoppers and create a barrier for air pollution. The cost of approximately £5,000 to purchase and install the planters was funded by Breckland Council’s Market Towns Initiative scheme. The Market Towns Initiative aims to make improvements across the district’s five market towns, by ringfencing £150,00 for each town, and it has funded a diverse range of projects that reflect the unique natures of the towns. The new Swaffham planters are located on Lynn Street, close to the junction with the A1065, and screen the pedestrianised area from the busy road. The planters cover just over 10 metres of ground and are filled with green screens constructed of ivy, with space for…
Tuesday, 08 March 2022 00:00

Nar Ouse Business Park development begins

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Work has begun at the new Nar Ouse Business Park which will provide approximately 15 hectares of serviced, development land for office, industrial and research space in King’s Lynn. The scheme is a partnership between the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and the New Anglia LEP. Two buildings are currently being constructed by RG Carter. New Anglia LEP has contributed £3.22m from its Growth Deal with government. Cllr Richard Blunt, Cabinet member for Development and Regeneration at the borough council, explained: “It is one of the largest brownfield regeneration projects ever handled in West Norfolk and is conveniently located adjacent to the A47 in King’s Lynn, with easy access to the A10 to Cambridge, and to the A17. This first plot is office premises, of up to…
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After being in storage for more than forty years Gorleston's Carnegie clock is set to returning to its rightful place at the heart of the high street. Back in 1907, the then County Borough of Great Yarmouth purchased the clock for a sum of £110 and placed it on the corner of Gorleston's Carnegie library, making it viewable from all directions. It passed into the ownership of Norfolk County Council during local government reorganisation. Following the demolition of the old library in 1975, the clock was put into storage for safety. Now thanks to the hard work of community volunteers and the support of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, the clock will be returned to Gorleston High Street with a new home at Palace Cinema. As part of the move the…
Friday, 11 February 2022 00:00

Electricity Upgrade Will Switch on Snetterton

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Work has begun on a new primary electricity substation that will 'switch on Snetterton' by increasing the power supply at Snetterton Heath, making it easier for businesses to set up and grow. The new substation will help to support and sustain business growth on the site which is in a prime position on the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor. The project is being led by Breckland Council, working in partnership with UK Power Networks. Grant funding totalling £3.43M has been received for the upgrade from New Anglia LEP and the BRP (business rates pool). Councillor Sam Chapman-Allen, Leader of Breckland Council, hailed the 'significant' development, commenting: "This new electricity substation represents a huge step forward for Snetterton Heath and will help to maximise the potential this key site offers for business…
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Children from Costessey Primary School joined local volunteers to plant a heritage orchard at Queen’s Hills Community Park as part of a project run by South Norfolk Council.Year 6 pupils from Queen’s Hills Primary School planted 36 fruit trees, including apples, cherries, plums, damsons, quinces, meddlers and pears. All the trees are rare heritage varieties from the region and grown in Norfolk. The children were helped by new volunteer group ‘Friends of Queen’s Hills Community Park’.Volunteer Pauline Williams said: “These trees will enrich the biodiversity of the area and help feed our wildlife. The community will also be able to enjoy the fruit for many years to come.”
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A unique new archaeology mission is set to launch next week allowing residents to join with professionals to explore Great Yarmouth’s history. As part of the High Street Heritage Action Zone Scheme, Great Yarmouth Borough Council is partnering with Cotswold Archaeology to create the ‘Uncovering Yarmouth’ project, which will see them investigating the history of the Great Yarmouth Minster churchyard and around the Market Place. The project will kick off on Monday 14 February, using ground penetrating radar to extend our knowledge of the area’s past. Radar is used by archaeologists to identify structures beneath the ground without having to dig it all up. The aim of the survey is to discover the line of the medieval town wall and the probable St. Nicholas' Gate, which was totally demolished in…
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In January a ceremony was held to mark the lifting the last steel during the construction of the Broadland Food Innovation Centre. The build is on schedule and will be ready to open in autumn 2022 and is now welcoming enquiries from potential tenants.The Broadland Food Innovation Centre, being built close to Norwich, is part of a food innovation project designed to support and fast-track the growth and success of food and drink businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk.The project represents Broadland District Council’s ambition to generate the optimum environment for business growth and to support the local economy by providing bespoke units with wrap-around services that will help food businesses in the region develop.The Centre will offer 13 food-grade incubation units, two test kitchens, a sensory kitchen, meeting rooms and…
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The 2022 Broadland & South Norfolk Business Awards finalists have been announced.Organised by South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Councils, the awards celebrate the excellence, innovation and best practice shown by businesses across the combined area.South Norfolk Council’s Cabinet Member for Stronger Economy, Councillor Lisa Neal, said: “This has been an extremely challenging time for local businesses and these awards are an excellent opportunity to celebrate the hard work and commitment it has taken to run a successful business through the pandemic.”
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Proposals for a once-in-a-generation facelift for Great Yarmouth's historic town centre have been unveiled. Great Yarmouth Borough Council has released details of the plans to improve the market place and surrounding area, making it a more attractive destination for people to visit and businesses to set up shop in. The plans will now go out to public consultation to ensure they meet the needs of residents, visitors, businesses, and community organisations that use the town centre.
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This week, Broadland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environmental Excellence, Cllr Judy Leggett, joined volunteers from the Norwich Fringe Project at Spring Plantation in Taverham.The 12 volunteers were busy at the Council-owned site planting 500 whips to improve the woodland under canopy to encourage a greater diversity of fauna and flora. Cllr Leggett said: “It was brilliant to meet the volunteers and to see the excellent work of the Norwich Fringe Project. This is just one of the woodland areas that they help us to maintain, and we are really appreciative of their efforts. These young trees will help us to fulfil our pledge to plant one tree for every resident in the district, just one step that we are taking to help tackle climate change and make council activities…
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