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Exciting new plans for the future of Watton and Swaffham have been drawn up as part of the Future Breckland project.

Future Breckland: Thriving People and Places is a project to revitalise Breckland’s five market towns and equip them for the future. The project has already seen a plan drawn up for Dereham: plans for Attleborough and Thetford will follow. Now, the newly-revealed plans for Watton and Swaffham are setting out proposals that are individually-tailored for each town. The proposals include long-term goals for the next decade and shorter-term goals for the next one to three years.

The plans have been drafted by economic specialists Hatch, with urban regeneration experts, We Made That, after being commissioned by Breckland Council. The programme is being backed by Norfolk County Council and local town councils.

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Monday, 14 March 2022 00:00

New greenery for Swaffham town centre

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 colourful bedding plants to be added later. The maintenance of the planters will be funded by Swaffham Town Council.

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Swaffham Town Council is delighted to have been awarded a £36,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Swaffham High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next year.

Swaffham HSHAZ is one of more than 60 high streets to receive a share of £6 million for their cultural programme.

Over the next year, the cultural programme activities will centre around the life and work of Howard Carter, the son of Swaffham who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb a century ago.

Activities will include an interactive drama production celebrating the work of Howard Carter, created by Year 9 High School pupils and children from Swaffham primary schools, and performed within the HSHAZ area. 

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