Breckland Council

As part of National Licensing Week (18-22 June), Breckland Council is showing local people why the work they do with licensees, operators and regulators in the area, is so vital.

A housing development in a Norfolk village, built on council-owned land, has hit a major milestone, after every home in their phase one build has been sold.

DROPOSED DEVELOPMENT at: Barn to the rear of Wood View, East Church Street, Kenninghall, Dereham, Norfolk NR16 2EP

Take notice that application is being made by: Mr Ian Womack C/O Lanpro Services

For planning permission to: Conversion of barn to two residential dwellings.

Local Planning Authority to whom the application is being submitted: Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk

A landmark environmental centre, which helped to educate school children across the Norfolk about food, energy and transport, has suddenly announce it will close after nearly 20 years.

Flags have been flying at half-mast at County Hall and Breckland, as further tributes were paid to former Norfolk County Council leader Cliff Jordan.


Tributes were today continuing to be paid following the death of former Norfolk County Council leader Cliff Jordan.

But despite the idyllic nature of our forests and woodlands, they are being blighted by fly-tipping.

Communities in a mid-Norfolk town have issued a rallying cry to get its “dangerous” transport infrastructure right before it is too late.

The first phase of a major new development of 5,000 properties across the Thetford area has been given council approval - meaning hundreds of new homes built in a village.

A Breckland village is in line for a development of up to 40 homes, after councillors unanimously supported a planning application for land close to an existing new-build site.

Fears have been raised about how a town will cope with hundreds of new homes ahead of a meeting to discuss the first phase of a town’s 5,000 home development.

Application for a Variation of a Premises Licence NOTICE IS HEREBY given that SALLY JANE BISHOP has applied in respect of THE OX AND PLOUGH, Old Buckenham, Attleborough Norfolk. NR17 1RN

Application for a Premises Licence

Thursday, May 31, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Victoria Dawn King has applied in respect of The Lodge, North Tuddenham, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3DJ for a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 to allow for sale of alcohol Monday -Sunday 7am - lam

Twenty five more dwellings in the settlement of Yaxham have been allowed after an appeal decision on May 14 by the Planning Inspectorate.

Notice of Application for a New Premises Licence Under Section 17 of The Licensing Act 2003

Application for a Variation of a Premises Licence NOTICE IS HEREBY given that East of England Co-operative Society has applied in respect of Co-op Foodstore, Old Swaffham Road, East Dereham, Norfolk NR19 2AZ

The launch of a project to help tackle unemployment in Thetford has seen the opening of a new training hub.

More than £200,000 of taxpayers’ money has been used to pay ‘golden hellos’ to attract staff to work at the region’s councils in the past two years.

A fast growing lottery launched by a Norfolk council could contribute up to £30,000 to charitable causes by the end of the year.

A £70m bid, which council leaders say would kick-start the building of more than 13,500 new homes to the north of Norwich, is entering a crucial period.

Breckland Council has elected Richard Duffield as its new chairman.

Community spirit was shown by residents, businesses and public figures as they took part in a town litter pick.

I always knew football fans take the sport seriously - but this week we found out just how much.

Controversial applications to build near to beauty spots in mid Norfolk are set to be considered by Breckland Council’s planning committee.

Thetford Jobcentre has relocated to enable people to obtain information about local services in one place.

Breckland Council’s Cabinet has drafted new measures to help improve air quality in Swaffham.

SALLY JANE BISHOP has applied in respect of THE OX AND PLOUGH Old Buckenham for the Variation of a Premises License under the Licensing Act 2003 to allow for the addition of an area of Church Green to the existing Premises License

Residents and businesses are being invited to join together to create the largest single town litter pick.

Dignitaries from across Norfolk, and further afield, gathered in Dereham to attend an official civic service.

There was one particular headline which caught my eye this week - and for once I have to admit it wasn’t one of our own.

Parish residents are being asked to give their views on revised proposals for an extended boundary.

Councils have reassured tax-payers over services outsourced to struggling firm Capita.

I had to have a chuckle at this week’s furore surrounding Breckland Council.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that Amin Bashdar has on the 16 April 2018, applied to Breckland District Council as the Licensing Authority for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of ‘Maxi Café’, Unit 14 Lime Kiln Lane, Thetford, IP24 2BU.

The second stage of a public consultation into boundary changes in Thetford has started.

Breckland Council has installed a community fridge in Dereham as part of a district-wide initiative to combat food waste.

A council which has launched a scheme to protect local business has been told it ought to practice what it is preaching, as it has been revealed it heavily relies on major brands itself.

Independent shops in Breckland are fighting back against the national chains in an attempt to entice people back to their local high street.

Another local authority has thrown its weight behind the Just Dual It campaign.

Thetford Town Council is calling for boundary changes so that people moving into thousands of new homes on the outskirts of the town pay the same as those already living there.

An innovative new scheme to help independent shops in Norfolk fight back against multi-national chains is set to be launched.

Attempted car break-ins and reports of suspicious activity have left residents in a Norfolk market town feeling concerned that they are facing a growing crime problem.

Villagers have raised concerns over a bid to build an organic free range egg production unit for thousands of hens.

A proposed petrol station, drive through restaurant and coffee shop along the A11 could create 85 new jobs.

Breckland has become the first district council to launch a lottery where proceeds will be donated towards good causes in the community.

A council in Norfolk has created a fund to support organisations and communities that wish to stage events that conserve the heritage of the First World War.

A memorial stone has been dedicated to a Norfolk war hero 100 years after he earned a Victoria Cross for his courage.

A bid to build a new housing development in East Harling has been met with strong opposition over the “detrimental impact” it could have upon village amenities.

Public Notice

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Variation of a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003

The expansion of a major employment site which has the potential to employ hundreds of people can now go ahead following a £2.65m funding award.

Amid challenging times for the high street a council has launched a rate relief scheme to encourage more retail firms into market towns.

A multi-purpose community and business centre has launched a new project to provide work experience opportunities for unemployed people.

A new gym which allows member access 24 hours a day could be coming to Thetford.

An internationally acclaimed singer will take to the stage in a series of daytime performances across Norfolk.

Cabinet meetings held by Breckland Council are set to be held in public locations outside of the main council offices.

A new £3.4m electricity substaton will breathe new life into a key employment zone hampered by a lack of power - creating 1,700 new jobs and saving 1,450 more.

A proposed substation for Norfolk could be key to creating more than 1,500 jobs and safeguarding a further 1,000.

Residents have been left frustrated and outraged after more than eleven days without mobile phone signal.

People will have to wait a bit longer for their bins to be emptied, with collections across most of Norfolk once again cancelled because of the weather.

Council bosses have warned of “severe disruption” to services today as snow brought by the Beast from the East weather front continues to cause problems across Norfolk.

A litter pick event due to take place in Thetford has been cancelled due to the weather.

People are being encouraged to take part in a community lottery which will help Breckland-based groups and organisations raise much-needed funds.

Residents of three Breckland communities are being reminded consultations are still ongoing and their views are being sought.

A litter pick event is set to take place on Barnham Cross Common in Thetford.

Application for a Premises Licence

Monday, February 19, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that The Mid-Norfolk Railway, The Station, Station Road, Dereham, NR19 1DF, has applied for a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 to allow for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises every day from the hours of 11.00am to 11.00pm.

A controversial resubmitted bid to build houses in a small village, which many residents felt would harm its character, has been refused.

A planning application for a new camp site in Gressenhall may struggle to move forward after the parish council refused to give its support.

Application for a Premises Licence

Monday, February 12, 2018

Application for a Premises Licence Notice is hereby given that Catherine Jill Frost of 140 Hills Road, Saham IP25 7EZ has applied for a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 to allow for the Sale of Alcohol - Off Sales Mon-Sat 08:00 to 23:00.

Breckland District Council members will decide whether to raise council tax in order protect frontline services later this month.

The delivery of a 5,000 home development on the outskirts of Thetford will be accelerated after Breckland Council received a £9.9m funding boost.

Councils in Norfolk have played down fears of disruption to local services following suggestions of financial difficulties at outsourcing giant Capita.

Attleborough Town Council has been threatened with “black magic” after it erected a fence to try to keep dogs off certain parts of Gaymers Meadow.

The reconstruction of the service will see the closure of the small offices in Swaffham, Watton, Attleborough and Dereham town centre.

To help tackle litter in parts of Watton a new group has been launched.

Initial building works on a £1.2 million project to bring a new lease of life to a cat rescue centre in Dereham are firmly underway.

RSPCA inspectors have visited a travellers’ site in Thetford over animal welfare issues.

Residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to help keep Thetford’s Community Fridge stocked.

Independent retailers will be given an online shop window as part of plans to create a ‘digital high street’ in some of Norfolk’s market towns.

A Norfolk village will get outdoor gym equipment and a youth football club can buy some moveable goals thanks to a couple of new grants from Breckland Council.

It is a problem you would expect in the crowded streets of London but a Norfolk market town has become embroiled in a battle against dangerously high pollution levels. If it is not solved residents, particularly children and the elderly, could face serious health risks. STEVE SHAW reports...

Opinion: Residents’ concerns must be listened to

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Another week, another major housing application comes under the spotlight.

A tied vote among Breckland councillors forced planning committee chairman Nigel Wilkin to use his casting vote to refuse an application for 291 homes in Dereham yesterday.

A district councillor has questioned how many people have to die before changes to speed limits will be implemented in Dereham.

Campaigners fighting plans for 50 homes in their village told a government planning inspector that allowing them to be built would be a “slap in the face for local democracy”.

Improvements to two community facilities in a Breckland village will be able to go ahead following funding grants.

Drivers navigating a busy market town are more likely to risk using dangerous A47 junctions than battle with town centre congestion, it has been revealed.

The demolition of an historic farmhouse and barns in Necton is expected to be approved by planners to make way for 46 new homes.

The views of residents in Breckland communities are being sought on administrative changes requested by parish councils.

A fire at Fakenham Connect this morning was started deliberately, police have said.

Breckland District Council has approved grant funding bids which will go towards improving play facilities and open spaces across the district.

A farm in Gressenhall, near Dereham, is looking to provide a new campsite which can cater for disabled visitors.

A developer was warned to “work with the community” after an application for 284 homes in Dereham was turned down by council planners by one vote.

Breckland residents are being asked by the council to make sure they use the correct bins when recycling over the Christmas period.

More than half of the money needed to buy Beeston pub The Ploughshare has been raised by a village group, who are planning a new fundraising drive from 2018.

A housing developer is being accused of putting profit ahead of the community by failing to provide enough outdoor playing space with a proposed 280-home scheme in Dereham.

Breckland Council has confirmed that deputy Dereham mayor Thomas Monument has been suspended from the Conservative Party after being convicted of attacking a former partner.

Time limits are to be enforced in car parks in and around Swaffham’s town centre in an effort to make parking restrictions more consistent.

Notice of an Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Richard Pyne has applied

A vision for the future of a Norfolk town has been given the thumbs up by voters in a referendum.

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