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Thetford projects taking off... We are delighted to inform you that the many projects available to you on your doorstep are growing and growing! One in particular is our Green Ventures project which recycles old and used bikes that have been donated. So with summer around the corner why not get yourself ready for summertime bike rides! You don't have to slog it out in a sweaty gym to maintain a 'keep fit' lifestyle. Simply boosting your levels of general daily activity can massively improve your health and energy. So what are you waiting for? If you have an idea which you would like to talk to us about, or if you would like to find out more about Thetford Healthy Town, then please contact Holly Gilbert or Carol Doherty on 01842 757350 or email enquiries@thetfordhealthytown.co.uk.

calling local businesses..... We would also like to hear from you if you have a business in Thetford and would like to support your employees to be more active or eat well. Many of our projects have tailored programmes to help businesses, all of which are free or very low cost, with potentially very positive benefits. Please visit our website www.thetfordhealthytown.co.uk which has a new page specifically aimed at supporting businesses. Alternatively please phone Holly Gilbert on 01842 757350.

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Green Venture With summer almost here the Green Ventures bike shop has extended its opening hours so that you can now come and visit us on Saturday mornings from 9.00 - 1.00 to see the array of children’s and adult bikes that we have to offer. We also stock a range of cycle accessories including helmets, locks and lights that will help you keep safe on the roads. The shop will continue to be open Tuesday to Friday from 11.00 to 5.00. The shop is managed by Chris Norton who joined us in March. He is assisted by Chris Fairhurst, both of whom are keen cyclists and can guide you towards the bike that is right for you. Since opening in February 2010 over 700 bikes have been collected either via donations from members of the public or household waste recycling centres in Bury and Mildenhall which are run by The Waste Recycling Group. All the bikes collected are assessed when they enter the shop as to whether they can be repaired, used for spares or dismantled into their core components.

We are also offering a repair service to help keep your bike on the road and in addition have 3 levels of bike service to suit your budget. If you have a bike sitting in a shed which is in need of repair then pop along to the shop and we will give you a quote. The project has also teamed up with Georgie Burr the ‘Bike it’ Officer and will give a 10% discount off the price of a service to any students that attend a Bike it school in Thetford. For further information about the project please contact Chris Norton on 01842 821459 or email green.ventures@keystonetrust.org.uk

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Competition How would you like to win a Green Bike Voucher worth £50 to spend on bikes and accessories from Green Ventures? Simply answer the following question:

The Green Ventures Bike Shop at 39 Brunel Way will be opening on Saturdays from the 22nd May 2010. What will be the opening times on Saturdays How to enter: Either send your answer on a postcard with your name, address and telephone number to Carol Doherty, Thetford Healthy Town Programme Office, The Limes, 32 Bridge Street, Thetford, IP24 3AG by Midnight on 30th June 2010, or Enter via the website at www.thetfordhealthytown.co.uk The winner’s name will be chosen at random from all the correct answers and published in the next newsletter and on the web site. The Programme Manager’s decision is final. Entries will not be accepted from anyone associated with the Thetford Healthy Town Programme. The winner will be informed within seven days of the closing date.

Norfolk RCC –Community Gardening Project Community gardening classes continue at Riversdale Community Centre and during June and July to make the most of the ( hopefully!) lovely summer weather, there will be fortnightly sessions on Monday and Saturday mornings. With the help of volunteers from the Thetford Green Gym project, the garden area has been cleared and raised beds established for the group to use for outside vegetable and herb growing space. The group have begun planting the beds up and the space is really taking shape.

If you would like to get involved; whatever your experience of gardening you’re very welcome. Come along and develop your vegetable growing skills. All sessions are free, fun and open to all. If you would like to book or for further information please contact Lucinda Leonard on 01362 698 216 or email lucinda@norfolkrcc.org.uk June sessions: 7th June, 12th June, 21st June, 26th June All sessions are from 10am-12pm at Riversdale Community Centre, Tanner Street, Thetford.

Men’s Health Week (14th-20th June) June sees the return of Men’s Health Week, organised by the Men’s Health Forum, this year the focus is on getting more people to be physically active. According to the British Heart Foundation physical inactivity is likely to be the reason for 1/3 of coronary heart disease deaths. Physically active men are likely to be healthier in numerous ways including lowering their risk of diabetes, bowel cancer, dementia and depression. Most men don’t achieve the recommended 5x30 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, and we would like to see this change.

There are so many opportunities in Thetford to be active, you could join one of the many Thetford Healthy Town projects or simply get into the spirit of the World Cup and kick a ball around in the park with your children or friends! Start putting your health first this June by getting active and having fun! Need inspiration? Come and join the Active Norfolk team at the Thetford Healthy Town gazebo on Tuesday 15th June (10.00-14.00) to find out more of what’s on offer!

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Learn to Swim for FREE! Breckland Leisure Centre is pleased to now be offering free ASA beginners swimming lessons for adults. Two 6week courses have already begun with one for 16-60 year olds and one for over 60s. For more information and to book a place on forthcoming courses please contact Breckland Leisure Centre on 01842 753110.

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june • what • when • where Date

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13.00 – 16.00 Green Gym 16.00 – 17.00 Boxing (11-16 years) 15.30 – 17.00 Bike Maintenance (8-16 years) Wed 2 June 10.00 – 16.00 All Being Well Roadshow 17.30 Run in Thetford 19.00 – 20.00 Salsa Dancing Ballroom & Latin Dancing 20.00 – 21.30 Thu 3 June 10.00 – 13.00 Green Gym Family Cycle Ride & Picnic 11.00 – 14.30 Fri 4 June 10.00 Walking for Health Sat 5 June 13.00 – 15.00 Street Dancing (11-16 years) Mon 7 June 10.00 – 12.00 Grow Your Own Gardening 11.30 Run in Thetford 14.00 Walking for Health Tue 8 June 13.00 – 16.00 Green Gym 16.00 – 17.00 Boxing (11-16 years) Wed 9 June 17.30 Run in Thetford 19.00 – 20.00 Salsa Dancing 20.00 – 21.30 Ballroom & Latin Dancing Thu 10 June 10.00 – 13.00 Green Gym Fri 11 June 10.00 Walking for Health Sat 12 June 10.00 – 12.00 Grow Your Own Gardening 13.00 – 15.00 Street Dancing (11-16 years)) Mon 14 June 11.30 Run in Thetford 14.00 Walking for Health Tue 15 June 10.00 – 14.00 Mens Health Week@gazebo 13.00 – 16.00 Green Gym 16.00 – 17.00 Boxing (11-16 years) Wed 16 June 17.30 Run in Thetford 19.00 – 20.00 Salsa Dancing 20.00 – 21.30 Ballroom & Latin Dancing Thu 17 June 10.00 – 13.00 Green Gym Fri 18 June 10.00 Walking for Health Sat 19-27 June TEAM GREEN BRITAIN BIKE WEEK 2010 Sun 20 June 13.00 – 16.00 Green Gym Mon 21 June 10.00 – 12.00 Grow Your Own Gardening 11.30 Run in Thetford 14.00 Walking for Health 18.00 – 19.30 Bike Maintenance (16 years+) Tue 22 June 13.00 – 16.00 Green Gym 16.00 – 17.00 Boxing (11-16 years) 18.00 – 19.30 Bike Maintenance (8-16 years) Wed 23 June 17.30 Run in Thetford 19.00 – 20.00 Salsa Dancing 20.00 – 21.30 Ballroom & Latin Dancing Thu 24 June 10.00 – 13.00 Green Gym Fri 25 June 10.00 Walking for Health Sat 26 June 10.00 – 12.00 Grow Your Own Gardening Mon 28 June 14.00 Walking for Health Tue 29 June 13.00 – 16.00 Green Gym 16.00 – 17.00 Boxing (11-16 years) Wed 30 June 17.30 Run in Thetford 19.00 – 20.00 Salsa Dancing 20.00 – 21.30 Ballroom & Latin Dancing

Venue and Details Please contact Jane Delaney Breckland Leisure Centre (£2.00)* Green ventures, Brunel Way/ contact Chris Norton (accompanied by adult) Market Place, Thetford (Dr Bike) Breckland Leisure Centre Abbey Neighbourhood Centre (£2.50) Carnegie Rooms (£3.50) Please contact Jane Delaney Thetford Meetup Café. Please contact Georgie Burr Meet at Thetford Riverside Kiosk (1 or 2 miles) Breckland Leisure Centre (£2.00)* Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda Leonard essential see contacts below) Meet at Breckland Leisure Centre Meet at Santon Downham Forestry Commission car park (4 miles) Please contact Jane Delaney Breckland Leisure Centre (£2.00)* Breckland Leisure Centre Abbey Neighbourhood Centre (£2.50) Carnegie Rooms (£3.50) Please contact Jane Delaney Meet at Rishbeth Wood/Warren Lodge, B1107 (2 miles) Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda Leonard essential see contacts below) Breckland Leisure Centre (£2.00)* Meet at Breckland Leisure Centre Meet at Thetford Riverside Kiosk (1 or 2 miles) Outside Boots on King Street. Please contact Jane Delaney Breckland Leisure Centre (£2.00)* Breckland Leisure Centre Abbey Neighbourhood Centre (£2.50) Carnegie Rooms (£3.50) Please contact Jane Delaney Thetford Riverside Kiosk (2.5 miles) www.bikeweek.org.uk Please contact Jane Delaney Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda Leonard essential see contacts below) Meet at Breckland Leisure Centre Meet at Lynford Stag, A134 between Thetford & Mundford (1.5 or 2 miles) Green ventures, Brunel Way / contact Chris Norton Please contact Jane Delaney Breckland Leisure Centre (£2.00)* Green ventures, Brunel Way / contact Chris Norton (accompanied by adult) Breckland Leisure Centre Abbey Neighbourhood Centre (£2.50) Carnegie Rooms (£3.50) Please contact Jane Delaney Meet at West Harling Heath Car Park (3.2 miles) Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda Leonard essential see contacts below) Meet at Santon Downham Forestry Commission car park (2.5 miles) Please contact Jane Delaney Breckland Leisure Centre (£2.00)* Breckland Leisure Centre Abbey Neighbourhood Centre (£2.50) Carnegie Rooms (£3.50)

How about… Cooling off with some fruit cubes this summer? Fill an ice cube tray with pure fruit juice and freeze it for a delicious and refreshing alternative to sweets!

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july • what • when • where Date

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Thu 1 July Fri 2 July Mon 5 July

10.00 – 13.00 10.00 10.00 – 12.00 14.00 13.00 – 16.00 17.30 19.00 – 20.00 10.00 – 13.00 10.00 10.00 – 12.00 14.00 13.00 – 16.00 17.30 19.00 – 20.00 10.00 – 13.00 10.00 10.00 – 12.00 14.00 13.00 – 16.00 17.30 19.00 – 20.00 10.00 – 13.00 10.00 10.00 – 12.00 13.00 – 16.00 14.00 13.00 – 16.00 19.00 – 20.00 10.00 – 13.00 10.00

Green Gym Walking for Health Grow Your Own Gardening Walking for Health Green Gym Run in Thetford Salsa Dancing Green Gym Walking for Health Grow Your Own Gardening Walking for Health Green Gym

Please contact Jane Delaney Please contact Malcolm Bellingham Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda Leonard essential see contacts below) Please contact Malcolm Bellingham Please contact Jane Delaney Breckland Leisure Centre Abbey Neighbourhood Centre (£2.50) Please contact Jane Delaney Please contact Malcolm Bellingham Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda Leonard essential see contacts below) Please contact Malcolm Bellingham Please contact Jane Delaney Run in Thetford Breckland Leisure Centre Abbey Neighbourhood Centre (£2.50) Please contact Jane Delaney Please contact Malcolm Bellingham Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda Leonard essential see contacts below) Please contact Malcolm Bellingham Please contact Jane Delaney Run in Thetford Breckland Leisure Centre Abbey Neighbourhood Centre (£2.50) Please contact Jane Delaney Please contact Malcolm Bellingham Riversdale Centre (booking with Lucinda Leonard essential see contacts below) Please contact Jane Delaney Please contact Malcolm Bellingham Please contact Jane Delaney Abbey Neighbourhood Centre (£2.50) Please contact Jane Delaney Please contact Malcolm Bellingham

Tue 6 July Wed 7 July Thu 8 July Fri 9 July Sat 10 July Mon 12 July Tue 13 July Wed 14 July Thu 15 July Fri 16 July Mon 19 July Tue 20 July Wed 21 July Thu 22 July Fri 23 July Sat 24 July Sun 25 July Mon 26 July Tue 27 July Wed 28 July Thu 29 July Fri 30 July

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1940’s Swing Dance . . . . . . . .Corinne Fulford . . . . . . .07802 701911 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .info@dadsarmythetford.org.uk Ballroom and Latin Dancing . . .Sam Dawson . . . . . . . . .01362 656870 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam.Dawson@breckland.gov.uk Bike Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .Chris Norton . . . . . . . . .01842 821459 Boxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stefan Clifford . . . . . . . .01362 656336 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .stefan.clifford@breckland.gov.uk Combat Boot Camp . . . . . . . . .Catherine Kidd . . . . . . . .08456 345185 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .info@combatbootcamp.co.uk Dr Bike/Bike It . . . . . . . . . . . . .Georgie Burr . . . . . . . . .01842 757349 / 07973 128206 . . . .georgie.burr@sustrans.org.uk Green Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jane Delaney . . . . . . . . .01842 757349 / 07836 624135 . . . .j.delaney@btcv.org.uk Grow Your Own Gardening . . . .Lucinda Leonard . . . . . .01362 698216 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lucinda@norfolkrcc.org.uk Joy of Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sean West . . . . . . . . . . .01842 768305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .sean.west@keystonetrust.org.uk Running Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nick Clarke . . . . . . . . . .01603 697009 / 07881 900375 . . . .nick.clarke@activenorfolk.org Salsa Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holly Gilbert . . . . . . . . . .01842 757350 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .holly.gilbert@norfolk.nhs.uk Street Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stefan Clifford . . . . . . . .01362 656336 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .stefan.clifford@breckland.gov.uk Walking for Health . . . . . . . . . .Malcolm Bellingham . . .01842 757351 / 07747 077159 . . . .malcolm.bellingham@yahoo.com

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Get Set for Cycling! 19-27th June marks Team Green Britain Bike Week and in Thetford there are loads of opportunities throughout the month to get you cycling! Half-term family cycle ride and picnic: Thursday 3rd June, 11am start. Starting at the Thetford Meetup Café you can join Georgie Burr, the Bike it Officer, and cycle together into the forest for a picnic. The ride will be about 6 miles in total. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. All you need to do is bring along a picnic and a bike! To sign up contact Georgie on 07973 128206 or georgie.burr@sustrans.org.uk Is your bike in need of a bit of TLC? If so Bike it and Green Ventures are here to help! There are a number of FREE bike maintenance courses being held at the Green Ventures bike shop on Burnel Way throughout June. Courses are for a range of ages, all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. To book a place on one of the following courses call Chris on 01842 821459.

Tuesday 1st June: 3.30- 5pm: Changing a tyre and inner tube (8-16 year olds) You will learn how to do a 5 minute safety check on your bike, and then how to remove a wheel and tyre in order to fix a puncture. Monday 21st June: 6- 7.30pm: Brakes (16+ years) Learn how to do a 5 minute safety check and replace cables and brake blocks as well as adjust brakes. Tuesday 22nd June: 6- 7.30pm: Brakes (8-16 years)

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Learn how to do a 5 minute safety check and replace cables and brake blocks as well as adjust brakes. You can also join Georgie on the 2nd June at the All Being Well Roadshow on the Market Place, where you can get your bike safety checked.

NEW Salsa Class begins 2nd June!! A new exotic and exciting salsa class is coming to Thetford and will begin on Wednesday 2nd June. The classes will take place in the evenings (7pm) at the Abbey Neighbourhood Centre and will last for an hour led by David, an experienced salsa teacher. It is a 10 week course, so it is best to start as early as you can to get the most from it. The classes are only £2.50 a time so there is little reason not to give it a go. It is designed for beginners and will get you dancing in no time even if you have 2 left feet! Salsa is a very social dance and many men like the dance too; really it would suit anyone who just wants to have a bit of fun!

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Support to Change Many people do want to change their lifestyle to become healthier but it can be difficult to know where to start and get motivated to make changes. Thankfully there are a number of services on your doorstep that can support and guide you in making changes that will really make a difference to how you look and feel as you lead a healthier lifestyle.

Exercise Referral June sees the launch of the exercise referral scheme; to join you must contact your GP to be referred. A range of classes in various locations across Thetford will take place from pilates, for core strengthening, to chair-based classes and circuit training. In addition, a range of healthy lifestyle sessions will be included covering a range of areas including stress, nutrition and motivation to help you maintain the positive changes you have made for your health. The scheme is available to those who would benefit from having a more physically active lifestyle perhaps because they have a condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure or are an unhealthy weight. If you would like more information on the scheme please contact Michelle Jermy on 07725582817/michellejermy@hotmail.com or come and meet Michelle on 2nd June at the All Being Well Roadshow on the Market Place. Alternatively, to join the scheme, book an appointment with your GP from the 1st of June. Classes will begin in July.

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Thetford Health Trainers Since February, the Thetford Health Trainers have been working with individuals to support them in leading healthier lifestyles. They offer 1-to-1 support to those who want to be more active, eat healthier, reduce alcoh ol consumption and stop smoking. The service is available to all over 16 years of age and is free. Support may take the form of advice, or alternatively the health trainer you are working with may join you in starting a new class which can often be daunting. If you would like more information on the NHS Health Trainer service and how they can help you, please contact Sarah Lynam on 01842 757341/sarah.lynam@ norfolk-pct.nhs.uk

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Rosemary Musker High School Healthy Living Day On 12th May Rosemary Musker High School held a Healthy Living Day for all year 8 pupils. Throughout the day students took part in various activities including dodge ball and making fruit kebabs. They also learnt about other important ways to stay healthy including hand hygiene and the importance of sleep and a good breakfast. Two ‘Thetford Healthy Town’ projects also took part in the day, Bike It’s- Georgie demonstrated how simple fixing a puncture on your bike can be and students had fun trying for themselves! Sean, from the Joy of Food project, illustrated just how important it is to check food and drink labels when shopping. Pupils were surprised at just how easily your recommended daily allowances of salt and sugar can be consumed with all that’s hidden in what we eat and drink! Thanks to the generosity of the Thetford Tesco store, the children were also able to sample some exotic fruits including ‘sharon fruit’, ‘pomegranate’ and ‘mango’. Although some preferring to stick to bananas and satsumas, many of the year 8’s were surprised to find out how much they liked these new fruits!

Want to Stop Smoking? META and the NHS have launched a FREE support service for migrant workers wishing to quit smoking. META Stop Smoking Service is aimed at providing a free, easily accessible service, to guide and support migrant workers in Thetford who wish to stop smoking. META is delighted to announce that we have recorded our first two official 4-week quits and hope there are many more to follow. For more information on META Health and META Stop Smoking Services please contact Danielle Ross on 01842 754639 or Danielle@keystonetrust.org.uk. Se você quiser deixar de fumar ,ou apenas quiser saber mais alguma informação sobre as várias maneiras para

ajudá- lo a desistir, por favor ligue para o seguinte número 01842 7573 ou envie um email para paradefumar@keystonetrust.org.uk. ou venha até a Meta na morada seguinte: The limes, 32 Bridge Street, Thetford, IP24 3AG Jeśli chciałbyś rzucić palenie tytoniu lub chciałbyś zasięgnąć informacji na temat jak rzucić palenie tytoniu zadzwoń pod 01842 757346 lub email rzucpalenie@keystonetrust.org.uk lub przyjdź do METY w Keystone, The Limes, 32 Bridge Street, Thetford, IP24 3AG.

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