Plan to improve communication between businesses in Fakenham

Moves are being made this week to improve communication between businesses in Fakenham and raise the profile of community events in the town.

Town councillor Lisa Smerdon is forming a database containing contact details of as many Fakenham businesses as she can.

She will use this to promote community events being run by the town council, Fakenham and District Chamber of Trade, Kick Start Fakenham and other groups in the town.

It is a timely move with the main hall of Fakenham Community Centre reopening on Saturday after being closed for nine months for work to be carried out to make the building structurally safe.

And last week Fakenham mayor Jeremy Punchard expressed concerns about an apparent lack of interest in the town holding its first carnival parade for 20 years.

Mrs Smerdon, who owns the shop Sweets 'N' Things, on Oak Street in Fakenham, said: 'All of the businesses need to work together to attract people to Fakenham and make sure that everyone knows what's going on in the town.

'It is also important to encourage new businesses to get involved in community events.'

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To get on to the database or book events at the community centre, call Mrs Smerdon on 01328 855172 or visit Sweets 'N' Things, Oak Street, Fakenham.

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