Breckland Council

Several small businesses in Breckland have been given a cash boost after winning a share of a £100,000 grant fund.

A council which spent £8m on a golf club secretly agreed to sell it months ago, but kept the public in the dark about it while telling Conservative election candidates the confidential information.

A rapidly-growing market town could be in line for even more new homes, with a bid to build up to 80 homes being its latest proposed development.

Toilets at an interchange have been closed to the public due to vandalisation.

A domestic abuse charity is one of several groups to receive a boost in funding aimed at improving health and wellbeing in Breckland.

A historic former school site in the middle of a market town could be turned into housing under new proposals.

A town station could almost double its car parking spaces - using land from a council allotment.

A Norfolk councillor who distributed thousands of leaflets in his ward criticising the rise in council tax has been accused of "sad, misleading, gutter politics".

Serious questions have been asked by councillors about why an expected road improvement tied to housing growth in Dereham has been deemed "undeliverable".

One of the country's largest funeral directors wants to build a new crematorium on farmland in a Norfolk village.

Cans of an unidentified substance have been left at a woodland spot.

A meeting to discuss a recent run of anti-social behaviour in a town has been held.

A Norfolk market town stands to double in size over the next 25 years after plans to build 4,000 homes were approved by councillors.

The fate of a major homes development which will close to double a Norfolk market town in size will be sealed today.

A decision is set to be made today on plans to build a new business park in Dereham which could be turned down after council officers warned the "oppressive" development would have a "detrimental impact".

As part of the Your Town series, we are casting a close eye on life in some of our biggest towns. Reporter Donna-Louise Bishop takes a look at the very heart of Norfolk: Dereham.

There have been more than 3,000 reports of dog fouling in Norfolk over the past three years - but only 22 people have been taken to court.

A mid Norfolk entrepreneur has spoken about how the problems facing those looking to start new businesses in a market town are damaging the high street.

Taxpayers in Broadland will not see a council tax hike for the upcoming financial year.

Council tax bills are set to rise in Breckland after an increase was approved by councillors.

Breckland Council is set to decide on the rate of council tax for the following year at a meeting later today.

A serious shortage in the number of outdoor sports spaces and play areas in Dereham, which has left some sports teams without enough pitches to play on, is to be addressed by the town council.

A public consultation is underway to gather people's views on proposed changes to Breckland Council's draft Local Plan, which will act as a blueprint for the district's growth until 2036.

A programme tackling loneliness and promoting creativity and volunteering in some of Norfolk's isolated villages has won an award.

Villagers have launched a campaign to save and reopen an 18th century pub which once served as the hub of a mid-Norfolk community.

A report has revealed the gender pay gap for council staff has narrowed but men are still getting paid five times more in bonuses than women.

Developers have withdrawn plans to build 25 new homes in Watton after recommendations were made to Breckland Council for it to be refused.

Plans for 26 homes to be built in a Norfolk village have been refused on the grounds of safety over contaminated land.

Plans for a new state-of-the-art police station in Swaffham have been given the green light.

Plans for 40 homes to be built in a small mid-Norfolk village with no doctor's surgery and poor transport to nearby towns will go ahead despite objections raised by villagers.

A team of volunteers took to the streets of Dereham on Saturday to clean up the town.

A small village is set to see hundreds more homes built, in plans which will also bring a new roundabout at a dangerous junction close to a primary school.

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham to be re-opened.

A village is set to almost double in size after two separate applications for nearly 250 homes were submitted for approval.

A new event aimed at cleaning up Dereham town centre is set to take place this weekend.

A small village north of Dereham could potentially grow in size after plans for 40 new homes were submitted for approval.

Three community projects aimed at young people, the homeless and former offenders will benefit from more than £55,000 of funding.

Neighbours of a factory which recently apologised for flooding near homes which caused a "rotting flesh smell" were visibly upset as they voiced their frustration at a public meeting on Saturday.

Plans to build a new mid Norfolk police station as part of the force's vision for the future of policing in the county have been earmarked for approval.

A rural transport scheme has launched an innovative new project to help people overcome barriers to getting back into employment.

A district council will hold a free open evening in an effort to encourage local residents to stand as councillors.

A council roadshow which has visited various towns in an effort to make it easier for residents to get involved is set to visit Dereham on its last stop.

A campaigner who has spent years fighting against housing plans near a Dereham beauty spot is now involved in an appeal to bring three bungalows to the area.

An MP has said he has "no doubt" a successful judicial review will be held over plans to locate a substation connected to one of the world's largest windfarms in a quiet Norfolk village.

A couple have told how they want to move out of their Norfolk home after their driveway was repeatedly used as a toilet by passers-by.

A Norfolk town council could be set to transform a children's play area they described as "sorrowful" in time for the summer months.

A council knew of the terrible conditions inside a Thetford block of flats before new tenants, including four children and a baby moved in, it has emerged.

A former nightclub venue will not reopen under the same use in the future after plans were approved to convert the building into flats.

Plans to develop a patch of land in Dereham which has sat empty for more than half a decade could bring up to 100 new jobs to the town.

A new £100,000 fund has been launched in Breckland to support local entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses in an effort to boost employment and training opportunities in the area.

A leisure complex which cost a district council £8m to build is still not fully let more than two years after it opened.

A widow who had planning permission to build on her smallholding withdrawn after an objector threatened a judicial review said she had faced "personal harassment" from opposers of the project.

A project is about to get underway to improve Thetford's Butten Island and adjacent riverside to encourage more people to use it and combat the perception it is a haven for anti-social behaviour.

Councillors look set to call time on a building's life as a night club and bar, with plans to turn it into flats poised for approval.

New luxury glamping accommodation could be built in mid-Norfolk, with an application for a tree house holiday let recommended to be approved when it is discussed at a planning meeting.

A Norfolk council reversed a decision to grant planning permission to six homes when an objector threatened a judicial review over a hedge.

Staff at a district council have raised over £2,000 for three different charities.

Plans for a new state-of-the-art police station in Swaffham, which will replace the existing station in the town as part of Norfolk Police's 2020 vision, have been revealed.

An MP has raised fears about an energy firm digging up land which was contaminated after a fighter jet crash.

The construction of a new 'roundabout to nowhere' which has cost taxpayers £1.5m has not led to any firm interest from businesses - despite being billed as the key to "unlock the full potential" of an employment site.

A mid-Norfolk sports club could see its car park developed into homes if sell-off plans to fund a quarter of a million pound replacement astroturf pitch are approved by a district council.

Troops of scouts in Dereham can be prepared to see their group's hut extended, if plans to expand the building are approved by the district council.

Bags of rubbish alongside a barbeque and a vacuum were dumped by the side of the road in a Norfolk town.

A Norfolk council which voted unanimously to approve a draft local plan is facing criticism from a town council for "disappointing and worrying" issues.

A scooter hire business is proposing to move its premises from a mid-Norfolk town into a former shop in a rural village.

Drivers are being forced to pay a "stealth tax", it has been claimed, after it was revealed car owners in Norwich paid £74 on average last year to park their cars.

A selection of the region's most selfless and committed individuals gathered on Wednesday evening at The Halls in Norwich for the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2018.

A council is to partner with a private developer to build sixteen new homes in a mid Norfolk village.

A Norfolk council voted unanimously to accept changes to its draft local plan which removed restrictions on development in the district's rural areas, despite reluctance from 'heavy hearted' councillors.

A new electoral ward created in Thetford has been named after a Celtic tribe who lived in the area, after councillors raised concerns of confusion.

A councillor who raised questions about a council leader's alleged 'undisclosed personal connection' to the previous owners of a multi-million pound golf club has resigned from the Conservative group.

The leader of a council which repeatedly kept secret a decision about a multi-million pound golf club it bought has denied having an "undisclosed personal connection" with the club's previous owners.

The future of a controversial contract which sees Norfolk planning decisions made by staff 450 miles away was today called into question by councillors.

The region's most hard working, caring, and talented individuals were celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony this evening.

A community organisation working to highlight all that is great about Dereham has been awarded funding to improve the mid-Norfolk town.

Breckland District Council is planning to raise the amount of council tax it gets in order to "maintain the council's strong financial position" and "protect local services."

A Norfolk council has launched a new fund to support projects improving residents' health and wellbeing which has been welcomed by one of the area's district councillors.

Another 291 homes are set to be built on the outskirts of Dereham after Breckland Council's planning committee approved the plans despite significant opposition.

A Norfolk MP has spoken up about his "serious concerns" over the pace of development in and around Dereham, and called a proposed development of 291 homes 'house dumping'.

As the Christmas shopping countdown begins, businesses in Attleborough have spoken about the impact major traffic works are continuing to have on footfall.

Plans to build a farm shop incorporating a cafe and butchery at a farm in Great Ellingham have been approved by planners.

Four new electric car charging points will be installed across Breckland in an effort to encourage more environmentally friendly ways of travel.

Breckland Council is in the running for a prestigious national prize after being shortlisted in the 2019 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

Breckland Council is looking for volunteers to help keep its community fridges going.

Dedicated volunteers took part in a community litter pick to help tidy up their local area.

Hundreds of pounds have been raised for a Norfolk cancer charity following a council chairman's civic reception.

Plans for more than 300 homes on the edge of Attleborough look set to get the go ahead.

Remembrance Day is set to be marked across the Dereham, Fakenham and Wells area, with several events and projects taking place on or leading up to November 11.

Plans to build 97 more homes on the Swan's Nest site in Swaffham have been approved by Breckland Council's Planning Committee.

A project designed to combat unemployment has successfully helped 12 people to find work.

A council which spent millions of pounds on buying a golf club has now made a decision about its future in secret.

Controversial proposals for a 10,000-home garden town near Dereham are unlikely to be backed by Breckland Council, with its leader and chief executive recommending councillors distance themselves from it.

Residents have condemned a decision to cut down a row of trees to make way for a junction.

Traffic congestion and lack of access to centres of employment are critical factors in why plans for a proposed 10,000-home in mid-Norfolk should not go ahead, according to Dereham Town Council (DTC).

Traders in a Norfolk town undergoing major £4.5m road improvement works have pleaded with customers not to abandon them despite the disruption.

Sponsors of the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards have given their reasons for getting involved as the deadline for entries approaches.

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