Dereham Town Council

The owners of a former Norfolk nightclub have been given permission to add two rooms to their controversial development.

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

A Norfolk councillor is urging residents and business owners in one of the county’s market towns to give pigeons the ‘push’ to improve its centre.

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.

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.

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

Families of soldiers listed on a mid-Norfolk war memorial are being urged to come forward to take part in a special commemorative day.

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.

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

The future of the Dereham Christmas lights switch-on event has been cast into doubt after the group behind organising it announced it was stepping down from the responsibility.

It is one of Dereham’s biggest success stories of the past half decade - the revival of the town’s carnival following its 22-year gap.

It was a seven-year journey which started with a view from a conservatory, but now the couple instrumental in restoring a forgotten Norfolk landmark are hanging up their clogs.

An organiser behind one of Dereham’s calendar highlights has praised the efforts of all involved with the Christmas lights switch-on.

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 controversial bid for almost 300 homes on land at the edge of Dereham is due to be reconsidered by Breckland Council’s planning committee on Monday and has been recommended for approval.

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).

Concerns have been voiced over the potential impact that 255 new homes in Dereham could have on traffic congestion in the town.

Motorists experiencing around 30 minutes worth of delays due to works on one of Dereham’s busiest roads have warned other drivers to stay well away from the area.

Motorists can expect to experience lengthy delays for two weeks on one of Dereham’s busiest roads later this month.

Motorists in a Norfolk town are facing more lengthy delays following the closure of one of the town’s busiest roads for the second time in a matter of weeks.

A developer behind plans to build 279 homes in Dereham has agreed to contribute a quarter of a million pounds to tackle a shortage of sports and outdoor play facilities in Dereham.

A First World War memorial campaign led by former head of the army Lord Dannatt will see 6ft tall Tommy silhouette statues erected around the county.

Dereham Town Council has expressed concerns after a recent spike in arson incidents in the town.

Hundreds of years ago, Dereham Market would serve local residents with important items from cattle to other traditional goods.

A mid-Norfolk town has claimed back part of its land after being given the green light for a restricted byway.

Breckland Council has approved plans to build 279 new homes in Dereham despite fierce opposition from residents, groups and councillors.

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

Visitors to a mid-Norfolk windmill will be transported back in time with the unveiling of a new attraction at its upcoming reopening event.

A town councillor has become the first mayor to be re-elected since the formation of the council.

The MP for mid Norfolk has held a discussion with staff from Highways England about a dangerous junction on the A47.

A 19th-century landmark is due to reopen its doors following recent renovations.

Access to one of Dereham’s moors has been granted to the public, following an agreement between the private landowner and local pressure groups.

As a direct result of county council policy all of the domestic, commercial, tourist and heavy goods traffic moving between the north of the county and the A47 is funnelled into a single section of road (Quebec Road) where the parish of Hoe meets that of Dereham on the town outskirts.

In our latest article looking at how a fully dualled A47 would benefit our communities, mid-Norfolk’s MP George Freeman praised the Just Dual It! campaign and highlighted the need for dualling near one of Norfolk’s biggest market towns.

A formal complaint made by a town council has exposed how planning officers working on behalf of Breckland District Council have been misinterpreting planning policy.

An antiques museum has announced it will be moving to a dedicated room within Dereham’s town council offices, to be known as the Dereham Archive Centre.

A group of Dereham youngsters were wrongly accused of desecrating a graveyard and making Nazi salutes as they held a funeral for their much-loved... skateboard.

Visitors to a Norfolk cemetery have been left distressed after a member of grounds staff removed items left on loved ones’ graves.

Drivers on the A47 are facing a 25-mile diversion for seven weeks for £2.2m worth of road repairs.

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 single carriageway road bridge over a heritage railway line proved to be a bridge too far for an application for 291 houses in Dereham which was refused by planners.

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.

A residential home in Dereham has backed calls for a reduced speed limit on one of the major routes into the town despite Norfolk County Council stating that no change will be made due to a lack of serious accidents.

The Dereham Town Council has highlighted their concerns over a proposal to review money given to bus companies by the county council to subsidise bus routes.

Norfolk County Council is desperately seeking to save money due to cuts to a central government grant and one their proposals is to reduce gritting across the county.

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.

The career of a disgraced deputy town mayor and district councillor hangs in the balance after he was convicted of attacking a former partner.

Campaigners battling to save one of Dereham’s oldest oak trees are celebrating a victory for nature over concrete after developers were told it should not be felled to build an access road for a proposed housing scheme.

A widow has told of her shock and devastation that a bench, donated to Dereham and erected in memory of her late husband, has been removed by the town council without any notification.

Vandals have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at a town cemetery, a place largely untouched by criminal activity for 150 years.

A group for people living with dementia have thanked the Dereham Town Council for providing their group with games and equipment.

Significant work has been carried out to make public paths in Dereham more ‘walker-friendly’ and new plaques have been installed to mark the improved routes.

A bid to build 100 homes on employment land in Dereham has finally been approved, despite a previous refusal and dismissal at appeal.

A group of residents in Dereham have begun formulating a strategy to voice their concerns about a planning application which could see almost 300 homes built close to their estates.

A decision over whether to grant planning permission for 285 new homes in Dereham has been delayed.

Two mid Norfolk community car schemes are in urgent need of more volunteer drivers to help maintain their good work.

After viewing the proposals for Dereham Neighbourhood Plan it is clear this represents a welcome change from the piecemeal development that has afflicted the town in the past.

A much maligned transport study, commissioned by Breckland Council to assess the impact of proposed development on Dereham’s roads, will not be able to be used by developers as definitive evidence alone to support their planning applications, councillors heard today.

Traffic gridlock outside three schools in Toftwood has caused angry confrontations between motorists.

Town councillors have agreed to invest £61,000 in a fresh bid to tackle traffic gridlock in Dereham.

Two major housing applications come before Breckland planners on Monday which could see another 500 homes being built in Dereham.

A fresh bid to tackle Dereham’s traffic problems has been launched with town councillors urging Norfolk County Council to work with them on a highways plan for the town.

Concerns over proposals to build more than 400 homes in Dereham were brought before councillors tonight.

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More than 150 people queued in cold weather to get their first glimpse of the new Aldi supermarket in Dereham this morning.

Anger was expressed at a public meeting held to explore what can be done to tackle gridlock in a Norfolk market town.

Dereham Town Council wants to hear people’s concerns about congestion and how future development could being even more vehicles to the town.

Legal action may be taken against a fly-tipper who dumped rubbish at allotments in Dereham.

Highways England is being called upon to stand before councillors and answer questions about the state of the A47 in light of the death of a young motorcyclist.

A stretch of the A47 where a young motorcyclist died near Scarning last month was tonight labelled a “disgrace” as calls were made for someone to be accountable for it.

The death of a young motorcyclist on the A47 near Dereham has prompted fresh talks on how safety can be improved on the road.

Work has begun on a new cemetery in Dereham which has been designed to serve the town for the next 150 years.

A group of attractions is trying to put Dereham on the tourism map and has started by producing a brochure to show what the heart of Norfolk has to offer.

Anger is mounting at the destruction of large sections of hedgerow running along a well-used footpath in Dereham.

A bold new scheme which aims to attract new businesses to Dereham has been given the go ahead.

People living along a walkway have voiced concerns about the maintenance of the public footpath.

People are being urged to discover Dereham and the surrounding area by foot with the publication of four new walking leaflets.

Children’s lives will be put in danger if proposals to build 100 homes in a busy area of Dereham are approved, a councillor and former mayor has claimed.

Work to demolish a derelict eyesore which has blighted Dereham for more than two years is about to begin.

Dereham Town Council has taken the first step to completing a Neighbourhood Plan by submitting an area application to Breckland Council.

An action group set up to fight a proposed large-scale housing development on the edge of Toftwood and Dereham has said it will also oppose any plans for an additional 100 homes off Westfield Road.

A parcel of land behind an industrial estate in Toftwood is the latest green space in the town to be earmarked as a potential site for a housing development - but it is not being backed by the town council.

Glowing tributes have been paid to outgoing mayor Tim Birt who lost his seat on Dereham Town Council in a shock election result.

A budget supermarket could be the latest store to open in Dereham after council officers recommended the scheme for approval.

People in Norfolk are being urged to help ensure the Light Dragoons are given an extra special send-off.

A disused building which has become a blot on the landscape of a mid-Norfolk town could make way for apartments.

Dereham is thriving, according to civic leaders and community stalwarts as they came together to recap issues and events from the past year in the mid-Norfolk town.

How should Dereham get the best use of its £2.3m memorial hall?

A clarion call has been made for members of the public to help give a spectacular send-off to an army regiment which has made mid-Norfolk its home for almost 15 years.

There will be no encore for a festival which brought a feast of arts and culture to Dereham due to funding fears.

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