Attleborough Town Guide - 2019/2020

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Town Guide 2019/20


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Attleborough Town Mayor Foreword In my capacity of Mayor of Attleborough I am deeply privileged to be asked to write some words about our fine town. I have been a resident of Attleborough since 1978 and am currently in my 10th year of service to the Town. Attleborough has a variety of local businesses, which include shops, cafes and public houses, as well as light industry, transport, logistics, retail and hospitality and is proud to be a historical Charter Market Town; the first market was held as far back as 1226. The Charter Market is still held every Thursday between 8.00 am -2.00 pm and has recently relocated to Queens Square in front of the Town Hall.

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St Mary’s Church is close by and is a beautiful place to visit and view the rood screen. The town has shops, cafes, hotels, public houses, restaurants and local health care facilities on Queens Road and Station Road, with several residential and nursing homes. The town is fortunate to have many local community groups with unsung heroes who organise activities, functions and fundraising events in which townspeople participate. The local Tourist Information Centre and Community Car Scheme are run by volunteers at the Town Hall. Attleborough is located just off the A 11 trunk road and is ideally situated in the heart of Norfolk, approximately 15 miles south of Norwich, 15 miles north of Thetford and within easy access to Wymondham, Diss, and other local historic towns which are accessible by local bus links. If you wish to visit the Town by rail there is a service which runs from London to Norwich via Cambridge and a link to Attleborough Railway Station. Attleborough is identified on the A 11 Growth Corridor and strives to ensure the future of local businesses. For education provision Attleborough has several nurseries and after school clubs, a school for children with complex needs, Infant and Junior schools and an Academy which incorporates a sixth form centre. Education facilities are expanding to ensure provision for our growing younger population. The town provides areas for public recreation which include Gaymers Meadow, the Recreation Ground and several other play areas situated throughout the town, which are maintained by the Town Council Grounds Staff and we continue to work towards the delivery of the proposed Linear Park for the future well-being of all residents. The Town Council is made up of 15 Councillors and meetings are usually held on the first Monday of every month. We work closely with the District Council and Norfolk County Council and other associates. The Attleborough Neighbourhood Plan was approved in November 2017 and the Town Council continues to progress projects by proactively working with external partners to ensure the right infrastucture is delivered alongside the 4,000 new homes being built. It is our passion that Attleborough is, and remains, the place to work and live. On behalf of the Town Council and all residents of the town, I hope you find this guide useful and we welcome you to visit our wonderful town.

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Attleborough Town Council The Town Council is the local level of Government for the Town of Attleborough under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972. Town Councillors, numbering fifteen, are elected for a term of four years for the two wards for the Town being Queens and Burgh & Haverscroft. Five District Councillors for the Town serve on Breckland Council. The Mayor, who wears a chain of office consisting of a medallion and engraved silver plates carrying the names of previous holders of the office, and the Deputy Mayor are elected annually by the Town Councillors at the AGM. The Town Council has responsibility for various recreation grounds, the Decoy Common, St Mary’s Churchyard and the Cemetery. In addition to full council which is held at 7.00pm each first Monday of the Month (except bank Holidays) in the Town Hall, Councillors attend Sub Committees to deal with Planning, Recreational Matters, Town Hall, Tourism, Finance, Highways and The Market etc. The public are welcome to all Council meetings, there is a period of public participation at each full Council meeting.

The Town Council is represented on the following outside organisations including Police Liaison, Town Twinning, Connaught Hall the Market, Attleborough Infant, Junior, and High School board of Governors, East Harling Internal Drainage Board and Banham Poultry Liaison Committees, Community Enterprise Centre, The Carnival and Attleborough Area Partnership. The Town Council derives its money from a precept paid by Breckland Council. The Council supports many organisations throughout the Town by way of grants including Citizens Advice Bureau and a variety of Youth and Community based organisations. In March each year the Council holds its annual assembly where Parishioners can come along and speak about Town affairs. Town Council minutes are available in the Library and are posted outside the Town Hall, along with other Town affairs. Visit the Town Council website at:

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for Permanent & Temporary Recruitment Quality People continue to provide a recruitment service for the towns of Attleborough, Dereham, Diss, Thetford, Watton & Wymondham plus the surrounding areas throughout Breckland & South Norfolk. Telephone: 01953 453644 | Email: Find us at: Queens House, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AE

Attleborough Town Council Mr Tony Crouch - Mayor T: 01953 452981 M: 07980 170278 E:

Queens & Besthorpe Ward

Mr Eddie Tyrer - Deputy Mayor T: 01953 451167 M: 07780674282 E:

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Mrs Beverley Bulmer E:

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Mr Anthony Busk T: 01953 454158 E:

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Mr Barry Cousins T: 01953 457386 M: 07768474294 E:

Queens & Besthorpe Ward

Mrs Vera Dale T: 01953 452886 E

Queens & Besthorpe Ward

Mr Joe Ellis T: 01953 451527 M: 07778223603 E:

Burgh & Haverscroft Ward

Mr Keith Montague E:

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Mr Philip Leslie T: 01953 450350 E:

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History & Information The Town Sign & Pump. The Town sign was donated by the Chamber of Commerce and Trade to the town in 1975. The sign was carved by Mr Harry Carter of Swaffham and was erected near the entrance of Queens Square. The sign depicts the heritage of the town being agricultural and cider. At a ceremony at Queens Square on May 31st 1975 the sign was dedicated by Revd Canon I. F. Webb and unveiled by Mr P. C. N. Soloman as president of Trade and Commerce and a deed of gift of the sign was handed to Mrs R. E. D. Francis as Chairman of the Parish Council. In 2003 an aluminium Sign cast by Ivan Soanes of Norwich replaced the original Town Sign in Queens Square, the old sign was then renovated and placed on the junction of London Road and West Carr Road in the summer of 2007. The Town Pump and Acorn is a tree pump sited at Queens Square to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of Queen Victoria in 1897. The Town Pump was revamped and dedicated by the Revd Michael Aisbett, attended by the Mayor Peter Neal and other town councillors to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.

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Focal point for the Remembrance Day service each year, the memorial remembers those brave men of the town who lost their lives in the First, Second and Korean War. The memorial sits on the corner of Queens Road and Church Street.

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Attleborough Town Hall

Attleborough Town Hall was opened by Gillian Shepherd MP on 5th November 1999 after being acquired by the Council in 1998. The Town Hall clock was donated to the Council by the Women’s Institute, and is proudly situated on the front of the Town Hall for all to see.The Town Hall hosts many different offices which include The Town Clerk’s office, The Tourist Information Centre, Attleborough Archive & Citizens Advice Bureau.

Trim Trail at Gaymers Outside fitness equipment has been put up at Gaymers in Attleborough following a grant from the National Lottery Fund.

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Attleborough Christmas Carnival Attleborough has over the years, built up a reputation for presenting one of the finest displays of Christmas lights in East Anglia. To mark this, a Christmas Carnival is held on the last Sunday of November each year, to coincide with the switch on of the lights. The format for this event includes: Craft and charity stalls in the Town Hall Church Hall and Sports Centre, a Street Fair in Queens Square, Carol Singing around the tree, Fun Fair rides in the Queens Square car park, a family church service in St Mary’s Church and of course the Father

Christmas procession accompanied by his helpers who arrives in town with his sleigh and presents. The businesses and stalls around the town enter the spirit by decorating their windows and stalls in the theme for the year and of course fancy dress is encouraged on the day. The enthusiasm and support of the local businesses have helped make this event a tremendous success attended by several thousand people, proving that the community spirit is alive and thriving.

Attleborough Christmas Lights Attleborough is now well known to have the best Christmas Lights show for miles around. The organisers try to improve the selection every year.

A lot of hard work goes on all year round to get the spectacular results. Talks start with the electrical contractors in early June, as there is much work to be done before the lights can be put in place. Hundreds of bulbs have to be replaced and miles of cable overhauled to the very high electricity board standards. Money is always needed to help pay for this updating and replacing, so they rely on donations from local organisations and businesses, with more being raised from the general public and Town Council.

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Busseys Busseys have been associated with the Ford Motor Company almost since the first Model T Ford rolled off Henry Ford’s production line. Over the years the company has seen much development and expansion including 7 sites across Norfolk. One of these sites being their Ford Attleborough branch which was acquired in 2005. Since then, Busseys Attleborough has been a favourite among many because of their friendly staff and high-quality customer service. Busseys Attleborough offers a great selection of New Ford Cars, a wide range of Used Vehicles, dedicated Motability specialists and Servicing from the Ford trained technicians. Visit Busseys Attleborough today!

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Attleborough Town Twinning Attleborough and Nueil-les-Aubiers in France became twin communities following ceremonies in France and England in 1996 and 1997. The Attleborough Town Twinning Association was set up to promote international friendship between the twinned communities and to encourage and assist clubs, societies and families to meet their counterparts in France. The Association consists of interested individuals and families and is run by a volunteer committee with a Town Council Representative attending meetings. The Mayor of Attleborough is an ex-officio member of the committee.

Membership costs are: Individuals: £5 per year Families: £8 per year

Membership is open to all who live and work in the town and the surrounding villages or who belong to a social club or society or who have family friendship links with the Attleborough Town and District.

• A wide variety of social events.

Nueil-les-Aubiers is in the Department of Deux-Sèvres, 80 miles east of La Rochelle and 50 miles south of Angers, bordering the beautiful Loire Valley.

• Opportunities to visit France, its Atlantic Coast and the Loire Valley.

Wherever possible this arrangement is reciprocated when twinning partners visit Attleborough. For further Information please contact: Mr Brian Lawrence Secretary & Treasurer Telephone: 07710 248303

There are many benefits to Membership of the Association including:

• Opportunities to meet with other Francophiles and establish personal friendships.

• Encouraging links with local schools and colleges. • Possible opportunities for work experience. • All members of the Association pay their own fares when visiting France and are welcomed into French homes as personal guests.

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Attleborough In Bloom The Attleborough In Bloom project was started in 2005 with 20 baskets within the town centre, which was doubled to 40 baskets the following year. 2006 also saw the large floral display stand in Queens Square. Following the structural survey of the lamposts at the beginning of 2007 it was decided that we cannot attach the baskets to the posts until they have been replaced with new ones. Every Spring & Summer there is a mass of colour at Queens Square with 25 baskets around the outside whilst the inside is home to the large 3 tier display and a large selection of perennials around the trees. Baskets are also along the Church

wall at St Mary’s with other ground tubs throughout the town and at each of the main entrances. Year on year we improve & extend the Attleborough In Bloom project which has been, and continues to be funded by businesses, organisations, groups, and individuals. You may wish to make a donation to the project, or you may wish to sponsor a tub or floral display for a specific reason, the birth of a child, to celebrate a wedding or wedding anniversary, a milestone or achievement in life or in memory of a loved one. If you wish to contribute to the project please contact the Town Clerk’s office on 01953 456194.

Attleborough Market : Tel. 01953 452523 The Attleborough Market is held every Thursday from 8.00 – 14.00 on the Queens Square. The market hosts ad-hoc stalls including local crafts people, charity stalls and local producers as well as regular stall holders. The whole market offers a wide range of local produce; meat, fruit and veg, arts and crafts, furniture and lots more. If you would like information about renting a stall on a day by day basis, please call Terry Staff on01953 452523.

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Roger Thompson Mortgage Solutions Roger Thompson Mortgage Solutions have been based in Attleborough for over 20 years.

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Attleborough Education : Pre-School Groups Pavillion Pre-School Nursery Tel: 01953 452256 Contact: Mrs Dale Ages: 2 - 12years (Breakfast Club/After School Club) Play Plus Tel: 07810 135529 Contact: Mrs Howes Ages: Rising twos to school age

Norwich Road Nursery Tel: 01953 453316 Contact: Mr & Mrs Percy-Griffiths Ages: 6 months - 5 years Chapel Road School Special Needs Tel: 01953 453116 Contact: Mrs Karin Heap Ages: 4 - 19 years (all children welcome)

Hall Farm Nursery Tel: 01953 888516 Contact: Mrs Butcher Ages: 3 months - 5 years (Holiday clubs for up to 8 years old)

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Rosecroft Primary School Rosecroft Primary School London Road Attleborough Norfolk NR17 1BE Telephone: 01953 453127 Email: Rosecroft Primary School (formerly Attleborough Infant School) is sited at it’s new location on Norwich Road, as you head out of Attleborough towards The Breckland Lodge. It serves the growing town of Attleborough, as well as a number of outlying villages. The original establishment, known as the National School, was run by the Church and opened in 1840. New buildings were erected for infants in 1875 and further additions were built in 1895 and 1898. In 1952 a large extension consisting of hall, cloakroom, work area and two classrooms were added with two further classrooms being built at the rear of the school in 1971. The school served children from the ages of 5-14 until the 1960s when the High School opened to take pupils from the age of 11. In 1974, under reorganisation in Norfolk, Attleborough County First School for 5-8 year olds was established, followed by subsequent reorganisation in 1999 to an Infant School.

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Attleborough Junior School Besthorpe Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2NA Tel: 01953 453491 Fax: 01953 452106 Email: Web: Headteacher: Mrs G Long Attleborough Junior School has approximately 400 pupils aged between 7 and 11. The school is set on a large site which helps to provide a good range of opportunities for the children. The school is continually working towards providing pupils with the highest possible quality of education, valuing them as individuals and helping them develop their role in the wider community. The school enjoys a good reputation for the quality and range of sports that the children are involved in. The school is well resourced while the ICT suite and library allow pupils to develop their learning across the curriculum. A number of clubs and organisations use the school as a base for a wide range of activities.

Chapel Green School Chapel Green School, Attleborough Road Old Buckenham, Norfolk, NR17 1RF Tel: 01953 453116 Email: Reception: Jen Davey Business Manager: Deborah Miller Headteacher: Karin Heap Chapel Road is a County School for children with special educational needs. It caters for pupils who have complex needs, in particular severe and profound learning difficulties, at the age from 3 to 19 years. There are 7 classes ranging from Foundation Stage up to Sixth Form. Chapel Road School is a supportive, challenging and happy learning environment. Individuals are respected and encouraged to reach their full potential, enabling them to participate as equal citizens within the local community.

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Attleborough Academy & Sixth Form Centre (AAN) 9 Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2AJ Tel: 01953 452335 Fax: 01953 456817 Email: Web: Principal: Mr Neil McShane Attleborough Academy Norfolk is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation. Excellent relationships between students and staff are at the heart of the Academy and are often commented on by our visitors. The Academy is a hardworking and caring community of people with high standards, high expectations and strong core values. Our core values use the word CARE as an acronym. They are:

• Commitment to continued improvement • Acknowledgement of efforts and achievement • Respect for others and the environment • Excellence in all we do CARE therefore has a genuine meaning within our community as we want the Academy to be a place where these values are seen in all aspects of our work together. Our students are our greatest asset. We have mixed age tutor groups and there are student leaders within each form who take a prominent role in the leadership of the Academy. Our team of Prefects in Year 11 and Sixth Form Presidents provide younger students with effective role models for behaviour and learning.

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Adult Education : Tel. 01953 455634 Norfolk Community Learning Services are based in Attleborough at the Community & Enterprise Centre, Church Street, Attleborough, NR17 2AH, situated on the corner of Norwich Road and Church Street. There is a wide range of courses on offer during the day and in the evenings to people aged 19+, including Creative Textiles, Sewing, Drawing & Painting, languages and computer courses. There are also accredited qualification courses in English, Maths, Support Teaching & Learning, AAT Accountancy, GCSEs.

To support our migrant workers in the area we offer ESOL courses for those who wish to learn or improve their English. The centre is open to the general public on week days from 8.45 am to 4.30 pm, so please feel free to drop in if you need help or advice in choosing a course. Other facilities and services at the Centre include Pavilion Crèche, Sure Start Children’s Centre and a local Breckland Council Office.

We have Family Learning courses for parents wanting to learn with their children or find out more about how to support their children’s learning.

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Religion in Attleborough : Church Services Christ Community Church 10:30am Mr Robert Tervet Tel: 01953 452 865

Attleborough Baptist Church Pastor Malcolm Ryan Tel: 01603 867908

Sunday Family Worship

Sunday Worship Building Buddies Toddlers Craft and Coffee Morning Care Groups Men’s Fellowship ABC Evening Young Peoples’ Group Sunday @ 4

10.30am Wednesday 9.30am Friday 10am Weekly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

For full details please go to St Mary’s Church Revd Matthew Jackson Tel: 01953 454977

Sunday Holy Communion Sunday Parish Eucharist Sunday Evensong

8.00am 10.00am 6.30pm

The Methodist Church Sunday Services 10.30am and 6.00pm* Revd Jacqui Horton Tues - Women’s Meeting Tel: 01953 453534 for details. Tel:01953 609106 Tues – Youth Club Tel: 01953 603225 for details. * Praise Service first Sunday in the month. Roman Catholic Church Parish Priest Father Pat Cleary The Baptist Church, Leys Lane Attleborough Sunday Mass at The Baptist Church, Leys Lane Attleborough 8.30am Local Contact: Anne Lister 01953 452651

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SLM Toyota From humble beginnings in a small garage bought by Father and Son Graham and Brian Wakeford in St Leonards-on-Sea, SLM quickly expanded and in 2017 acquired the Dingles Motor Group with three centres in Lowestoft, Norwich and Attleborough. The Attleborough centre is a Toyota dealership and sells new and used cars and light commercial vehicles, as well as running a service and repair centre. From a small family business the SLM Group now employs 350 staff. Of the 14 who are based at the Attleborough centre, 3 are sales executives, they have 2 Motability specialists, and 4 Technicians.

they have all stayed and have been there between 6 and 14 years. There is still very much a family feel to the Attleborough centre, in fact they have a Sales Executive whose Mother is a sales administrator, and whose Grandfather is a part-time driver, collecting and delivering vehicles! With an emphasis on outstanding customer service both on sales and repairs, SLM Attleborough is the place to visit for all of your motoring needs.

Interestingly, the 4 Technicians all completed their apprenticeships at the centre, but instead of moving on elsewhere

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The Methodist Church Founded in 1913, Attleborough Methodist Church is now in the Norwich Circuit under the leadership of two Ministers, Revd Jacqui Horton (Tel 01953 609106) and Deacon Julie Dower (Tel 01953 455530) with support from a team of Church Stewards. Sunday Morning Worship at 10.30am, informal friendly style with a blend of traditional and contemporary hymns. On the first Sunday evening of the month, there is a ‘Praise Service’ held in the Church Hall at 6pm. All hymn wording and other images are projected. A warm

welcome awaits you. The church offers on Tuesdays the following: ‘Tall & Small’ for carers and toddlers 9-11am, term time, ‘Womens Fellowship’ meeting on the 2nd and 4th weeks at 2.15 pm (Details Tel 453534) and in the evening, a thriving Morley and Attleborough Methodist Youth Club, catering for local youngsters aged 7 to 10 at 6pm and 11 to 15 at 7.25pm. (Contact Mr Robert Hendry 01953 603225). The premises are used by many community groups within and around the town. To book the premises, contact Mrs Beryl Kempson (Tel 01953 453089).

Attleborough Baptist Church Leys Lane, Attleborough NR17 2HX. If you want to hear God’s Word faithfully preached every week, this is the church for you. At Attleborough Baptist Church we seek to strengthen each persons confidence and joy in the Lord Jesus Christ, and encourage them in an obedient and consistent walk with him.

for personal and spiritual growth. Sunday Worship every week at 10.30am

Wherever you may be on your journey of faith, here’s where you will find a supportive congregation and opportunities

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Other activities include: Sunday School and Creche, Care Groups, ABC Evening, Building Buddies, Toddlers, Coffee and Craft Morning, Men’s Fellowship… and some social events!

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St. Mary’s Church We are the Church of England in Attleborough. As your Parish Church we are here for you. St Mary’s has stood in the heart of Attleborough for over a thousand years. Today it is still a place of pilgrimage and prayer, of worship and spiritual growth, and a social hub for the community. We are proud of our heritage but the Church is much more than a historic building. The Church is a dedicated group of men and women active in our community in many, many ways in the service of Christ; living out their faith and showing the love of God in practical ways.

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We offer... Daily prayers for our community, praying by name for the sick and those who have died. A welcome for visitors and pilgrims. The church is open daily. Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals with care and support. Visiting the sick and housebound. Lunches and coffee mornings, and a space for community groups in our Hall.

We are active partners in the Foodbank in Attleborough. Musical excellence in our worship supported by our well established Choir. Our work with children and young people includes: Messy Church, run jointly with the Methodist Church, and Open the Book, telling Bible Stories to the pupils at the Junior School.

Drop in and Play, a Place of Welcome for all on Thursday mornings with activities for pre-school children. We are a centre for civic events and proud to be part of our town community. Main Sunday Service 10am. 01953 454977

Friday Fun Club, providing fun and fellowship for Key Stage 2 children, and Sunday Club, for preschool and primary age children.

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Your Local Garage For The Last 40 Years! Phone today for further details: 01953 887 275 Banham Vehicle Services Rosary Farm, Kenninghall Road Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HB

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Bespoke Handmade Curtains & Roman Blinds And other soft furnishings

Materials & poles supplied & fitted Large selection of fabrics to view at my workroom by appointment Trading for over 20 years.

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Christ Community Church We’re a growing Church made up of ordinary people from Attleborough and the surrounding towns and villages. We love Jesus and we’ve got a big heart for our community.

the streets. We also run specific activities like an IT project bringing young and old together, and a summer drama week. ‘Ignite helps me get through the week’ Young person.

What we do: Sundays We meet every Sunday morning at 10.30am, Attleborough Community Hub (Independance Matters) on Station Road to hear relevant teaching from the Bible, worship Jesus and build friendships. During our Sunday morning meetings we have a brilliant programme of activities for children and young people.

Sparklers Sparklers is a parent and toddler group that meets every Friday 10am to 11.30pm at the Lighthouse, runs social events and also provides support and advice to parents. ‘Sparklers was such a warm and friendly group, the leaders seemed genuinely interested in me. 4 years since I first went as a parent, I now help and love it’ – Tabitha, Sparklers Mum

Prayer Triplets We gather in the week in smaller groups for prayer, friendship and Bible reading.

Treasures Treasures is a project all about befriending and supporting older people. We meet every month for coffee and chat, as well as hold seasonal lunch events. ‘Treasures has given me friendship in a community where I knew no-one’ Rosemary,

Alpha Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. It’s a low key, friendly and fun way to learn about the Christian faith over 10 thought provoking sessions. We run courses every year. ‘What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions - life and death and their meaning’ The Guardian The Lighthouse Charity We started a charity in 2007 to serve the needs of local community. We run three projects: Ignite Ignite is a youth project with a passion to support and meet the needs of local young people. We run a drop in venue and go out and spend time with young people on

Attleborough The Lighthouse Venue The Lighthouse is also the name for our community venue available for hire. There are a number of local groups who already use the facilities. Please contact us if you have a booking enquiry. It’s also where the offices for both the Lighthouse charity and Christ Community Church are based. Contact us: Christ Community Church The Lighthouse 131 Hargham Road NR17 2JP 01953 452865 Attleborough Town Guide 2019 /20 | 51

We stock everything for your pet. Foods & accessories for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs & birds. We have a wide range of pets for sale & our own brand of Super Premium and Grain Free Foods at very competitive prices. If any item is too big, Please ask about our local delivery service. Call In & See Us At Queens Square, Attlebororough. 01953 453102 Branches at;

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Useful Numbers You May Need PUBLIC SERVICES Attleborough Town Council (Clerks Office) Breckland District Council Head Office Dereham Norfolk Country Council Police (non-emergency) Anglian Water Citizens Advice Bureau Library Attleborough Day Service Electricity Power Cuts & Emergency Gas (Escapes) Doctors: Dental Surgeons: Rookwood, Connaught Road Church Street Health Clinic: Station Road Hospitals: Norfolk & Norwich St.Lukes Hospital, Ellingham Road Community & Enterprise Centre Friends & Neighbours Veterinary Surgeons: Connaught, Station Road Paul Jarmen, Haverscroft Ind Est The Old Golfhouse, Connaught Road

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TRANSPORT SERVICES Rail: There is a regular service from Ely / Cambridge to Norwich Buses: There are regular services to Norwich. Details of coach & bus services are displayed locally or can be obtained by contacting Traveline: 0871 200 2233 Coaches: National Express has a regular service to London. Bookings and enquiries telephone: 0871 781 8181

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Attleborough Doctors Surgeries Both surgeries are open 08.30-18.00 Mon-Fri Except Wednesday, Closed 12.00 to 14.00. (closed at weekends and bank holidays). Address: Appointments: Dispensary: Fax: Web:

The Surgery Address: The Surgery Station Road Queens Square Attleborough Attleborough NR17 2AS NR17 2AF 01953 453166 Appointments: 01953 453166 01953 452663 Fax: 01953 454858 01953 453569

Attleborough Tourist & Information Centre The Tourist Information Centre is located on the ground floor, just inside the front door of Attleborough Town Hall, the office is manned by volunteers 5 days per week. Opening Times: April – September (Spring/Summer) Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri 10:00 – 12:00 Thurs 10:30 - 15:00pm October – March (Autumn/Winter) Monday – Friday 10:00 – 14:00 Saturday 10:00 – 12.00

As with so many groups and organisations we need more volunteers, if you can spare two hours a week and require further details either pop into the Tourist and Information Centre office or contact the Town Clerk’s office on 01953 456194.

The office has become a very important part of Attleborough being an information centre for residents from the Town and surrounding areas & visitors to the area. • Offering leaflets on local attractions • What’s on locally • Bus & Train timetables • Attleborough postcards & mementos • Town information • Bookings for the Community Car • General local information The Tourist and Information Centre office has about a dozen volunteers who do an excellent job in manning the office and offering such an important service to the community.

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Rose of India If you are looking for somewhere to go for a relaxing evening spent eating delicious freshly cooked food, the Rose of India is the ideal place. Raj and his team will give you a warm welcome in this restaurant, which is fully air conditioned in the Summer months. The menu includes vegetarian options and if there is something in particular you would like that isn’t on the menu, just ask, as Raj is passionate about his food, and there is a good chance he will prepare a bespoke meal for you. If you fancy dining at home, they also offer a home delivery service (free within a 4 mile radius, a small charge after that). Their outside catering service also provides food for weddings, parties and other events.

Consulting Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineers and Surveyors providing Cost Effective Engineering Solutions Plandescil Ltd Connaught Road Attleborough Norfolk NR17 2BW t: 01953 452001 e:

Attleborough Library • Monday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm) • Tuesday: 8am-7pm (Open Library access only) • Wednesday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm) • Thursday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm) • Friday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm) • Saturday: 8am-4pm (staffed 10am-4pm)

Attleborough CAB

• Sunday: 10am-4pm (Open Library access only) Tel: 01953 452319 Email: Web: Church St, Attleborough NR17 2AH

The Citizens Advice Bureau is independent and impartial, we give free, confidential advice and are based within Attleborough Town Hall. We speak up when services and policies are failing. We oppose all discrimination. Opening Hours: Wed & Thurs 10am-1pm, 1pm-3pm (Appointment Only) Telephone: 03444 111 444 Website: Email:

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Attleborough Community Car Service Telephone: 01953 456930 (Bookings at the Attleborough Tourist Information Office) Opening Times: April – September (Spring/Summer) Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri 10:00 – 12:00 Thurs 10:30 - 15:00pm October – March (Autumn/Winter) Monday – Friday 10:00 – 14:00 Saturday 10:00 – 12.00 Co-ordinator: Diane Jones The Community Car Service has been running for 20 years and is run by volunteers with the aim of helping local residents who have no means of transport or are unable to use public transport to travel to local medical appointments. Please give 7 days notice for bookings. For more information about becoming a volunteer community car driver please contact Diane Jones on 01953 453418

Morley & Attleborough Methodist Youth Club Tel: Robert Hendry 01953 603225 (Tuesdays only: 07788 742131) The Morley & Attleborough Methodist Youth Club meets Tuesday evenings, term time, at the Methodist Church, London Road, Attleborough. Anyone wishing to join the club or help are welcome, further details from the leader Robert Hendry on 01953 603225. Safeguarding procedures are in place and most leaders hold a community first aid certificate. Children aged 7-10 meet from 6.00-7.45pm / Children aged 11-15 meet from 7.25 – 9.05pm. Entrance is £1.00. Facilities include: a tuck shop, music centre, dance mat, the internet, table football, modern computer games and a pool table (including competitions). Older children have the opportunity to have a weekend away at the coast during the summer holiday.

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Breckland S.O.D.A. Patricia Marjoram (Group Leader) Tel: 01953 850381 Web: S.O.D.A. the Society for Disabled Artists, is part of a national organisation and meets fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon at The Chapel, Hargham Road. A group of people with varying degrees of disability meet to paint, draw and listen to speakers on various art topics.

Attleborough Heritage Group The Centre is situated at Soma House on Station Road, near the Railway Station and is open to all every Thursday from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm or by prior appointment. Extensive facilities include: • Museum / meeting room • Friendly help with family and local history research • Internet access for members • Light refreshments • Disabled access and car parking Attleborough Heritage Group is overseen by a volunteer Committee who run the Centre on behalf of our ever-increasing membership, which includes members from as far away as Australia. The aims of the Group are to: • Promote research into the history and heritage of Attleborough and District. • To document, and preserve for future generations, the memories of their predecessors. • To encourage the Community, young and old, to take an active interest in the history and heritage of the Town and District. • To encourage the preservation of the Town’s heritage. We need your help! If you have memories, photographs, documents or items that will help us in our aims, please let us know. We are able to photograph and copy items at the Centre. We run a full programme of events, talks and presentations throughout the year – contact the Centre for details. Attleborough Heritage Centre 01953 455877 (Answer machine out of hours). e-mail: website: Attleborough Heritage Centre, Soma House, Station Road, Attleborough NR17 2AS.

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“Rosedale really do make an emotional time more bearable and your care and concern shines through all you do.� – from a family we have cared for at Rosedale

We are a family business and promise to provide exceptional care and a truly personal 24 hour service, when you need it most.

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Attleborough & District Horticultural Society President: John Frost 01953 860841 Chairman: Jenny North 01953 455481 Vice-Chairman: Peter 01953 454494 Secretary: Pauline Garred 07879 816495 We are the only Horticultural Society in Attleborough and if you are interested in gardening and live in or near Attleborough you may like to consider joining us. We have monthly meetings on gardenrelated subjects and three horticultural shows a year. Our year starts in January but you may attend any of our meetings as a guest at the nominal rate of £2 (refundable if you decide to join).

of interest. Discounts are available to members at some local outlets. Above all we are a friendly group of people. Our annual subscriptions are: Juniors (under 16), Members & Senior Citizens £12.00 Most of our monthly meetings are held at Attleborough Junior School, at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Our Spring and Autumn shows are held in the Connaught Hall.

Visits are arranged to gardens and places

Attleborough Children’s Centre Laura Hammond- Family Worker or Amy Puttock - Play Worker on 01953 451196 Attleborough Children’s Centre is based at the Attleborough Enterprise Centre. We run a group from the centre on Tuesdays 1-2.30pm for 0-5 year olds. The group has a rolling programme of child centred activities for parent and child to enjoy. All sessions are free. In addition we have a team of play workers, family workers, development workers and early year’s teachers. We offer individual support to families at home. This can range from a play worker visiting to offer ideas and support around play to a family worker offering support and guidance to parents. We also work closely with partner agencies including health, adult education, childminding matters and child care provision in the area. We are constantly looking to include parents in the development of the services.

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Prestige & bespoke hard ooring specialists. T: 01953 455193 info@hopkins

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Attleborough Women’s Institute Mrs Anne Tinker: 01953 453601 The WI was started in Canada in 1897 by Adelaide Hoodless. She realised she urgently needed to learn household skills from more experienced women, when due to ignorance her child died of an illness caused by the use of un-sterilised dairy equipment. The society gradually spread around the world reaching the British Isles in 1915 when the first group started in Wales. Kate Gaymer formed the Attleborough Institute in 1936. Since then the local institute has gone from strength to strength with the modern Attleborough Women’s Institute members organising many activities including arts, craft, singing, keep fit and a walking group. They have annual trips to The End Of The Pier Show at Cromer, The Thursford Christmas Show and Norwich Theatre. Over recent years they have donated money towards various local projects including the Town Hall clock, benches for the Churchyard, the library, Attleborough Junior School and the Attleborough Youth Group. The Women’s Institute has raised money for the Christmas Lights, Attleborough In Bloom, Air Ambulance, First Response and the erection of the old Town sign on the corner of West Carr Road and London Road. The Women’s Institute meeting takes place at 7.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Connaught Hall; most months they have a speakers and anyone is welcome to come along and join in or for more information telephone Mrs A Tinker on 01953 453601.

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Doreen Parker (Secretary and Treasurer): 01953 456958 Email: The Attleborough Group is a part of the Norfolk Branch of the Fellowship. The Fellowship is a nationwide organisation embracing over 500,000 people, offering them friendship and support if and when required. To maintain this organisation is costly and the Fellowship income has to include subscriptions from retired civil service members. The group is for the over 55’s and meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at The Methodist Church Hall on London Road, between 10am and 12 noon. We have various activities and different speakers or entertainment each month.

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Helping you enjoy living independently at home Harleston Branch: 01379 640100 Halesworth Branch: 01986 800227

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Snetterton Branch: 01953 667950

Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club Based at its dedicated premises at Deopham Road, Attleborough, the club boasts a 3000 sq ft gym, for both males and females, and most age groups to enable people of all abilities to enjoy the sport in a safe environment. The impressive main training area has a thirty foot mirrored wall, two boxing rings and a double bank of punch bags and is complimented by a vast selection of training and fitness equipment used in the sport of boxing. The coaching team are ABA qualified, hold first aid certificates and deliver training sessions to members from 8 years old to 60+. The club is also proud to promote and deliver the ABA Boxing Awards Scheme to its younger members. The whole team of volunteers hold a current CRB Disclosure, and the club is fully insured.

Subscriptions for all training sessions (Youngsters, Juniors, Seniors, Mens & Ladies) are all kept deliberately low so that the sport is affordable to all. Attleborough ABC has its own range of merchandising that can be purchased from the club, which includes Tee Shirts, Training Vests, Hoodies, Jackets and Beanie Hats. The gym is also available for hire to groups on an hourly basis. If you have a business and would like to discuss the many advertising and sponsorship opportunities available, call us on 01953 457329.

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Selling more than just roses...

• Specialist & Seasonal Plants • Gift Shop • Rosarium Restaurant • Display & Wildlife Gardens • Events London Road Attleborough NR17 1AY 01953 454707 Open: Mon to Fri: 9-5; Sun & Bank Hols: 10-4




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Quality Shoe repairs Key Cutting Shoe Care Watch straps and batteries 2 Queens Road, Attleborough Norfolk, NR17 2AG

T: 01953 456284

Attleborough Town Archives Attleborough Town Archives now in its eleventh year was officially opened in January 2001 by the then Mayor, Cllr. Mike Harper, and are funded by the Attleborough Town Council. The Archives are the records of Attleborough past and present through minutes, photographs, letters, maps and the like. There are 1896 Annual Assembly minutes, 1904 Parish Council minutes, Indentures dated 1784 (on parchment), early Sales notices, Crossed Letters of the 1800’s, obituary details of the soldiers named on the War Memorial , shopping lists from the 1940-1950’s, details from the headstones of the Methodist Cemetery, Thieves Lane, letter headings from businesses past and present and much more. Attleborough history needs to be preserved for future generations. The collating, cross referencing and care of the donated material is the responsibility of the Honorary Archivist Cllr Barbara A Waters, who gives illustrated talks to groups or societies large or small on request. By appointment Historians, Teachers, Students, Librarians and Genealogists are all able to refer to these documents for their studies. Cllr. Waters enthused, “It is wonderful that an old market town like Attleborough has such a colourful history in its buildings and people which can be traced and will be preserved through the Archive. The Archive is continually expanding and is looking for larger premises.” The Archives are open to the public from 9am - 12noon on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month and also by appointment. Tel: 01953 456 549 E-mail:

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The Hope Coffee Co. private hire | events | promotions | community It’s clear to see that The Hope Coffee Company is not just another coffee van! Our friendly professional baristas will support your event by bringing the best organic coffee, teas and hot chocolate to you in our beautifully converted Piaggio Ape Classic 3-wheeler. Hope – for the farmers as all our drinks are from ethically traded coffee, tea, chocolate and sugar Hope – for the planet as all our disposable serving items are from plant based materials and therefore 100% compostable

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Hope – for the community as we pledge support to community based projects and fundraising events for local charities A family company, proudly based in Attleborough we love would love to add a unique and fun touch to your :wedding – party – corporate event – charity fundraiser – community event - festival Follow us: Facebook & Instagram email us: call us: Mark : 07484 224092 Jacqui : 07717 176668

Attleborough Sports Hall Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AF Tel/Fax: 01953 454116 Email: Manager: Attleborough Sports Hall is situated in Queens Square Car Park and is open seven daysa-week 6pm – 10pm Monday to Friday and 10am-2pm at weekends. The sports hall was built in 1982 and is now operated by Parkwood Leisure, in partnership with Breckland Council. During school holidays and half terms Parkwood Leisure and Breckland Council provide a variety of activities for children. These include the Rural Sport Programme where youngsters between the age’s of 5-9 get a chance to take part in a range of sporting activities, including Dodge Ball, Street Dance and Archery. Sport specific and fun sessions also take place for different age groups and can be booked by contacting the centre on (01953) 454116. The High School Tennis Courts can be booked at the Sports Hall throughout the year and Parkwood Leisure hope to operate a tennis club/academy within the near future. The Sports Hall also incorporates a gym; this can be used either on a pay as you go basis or as part of a monthly expressions membership. Attleborough Sports Hall provides a wide range of activities including: Badminton, Karate, Kook Sool Won, 5-a-side Football, ZUMBA, Aerobics, Bujitsu, and cricket nets. The Sports Hall is also available for parties, car boot sales, dog and fashion shows and much more. We can even supply security doormen for these events. For more information on Attleborough Sports Hall please visit or telephone us on (01953) 454116.

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Hello Dog Lovers of Attleborough!

Please come and visit our beautiful shop for great fashion ideas and collectables.

1 High Street | Attleborough | NR17 2EH

We are looking for donations of quality saleable clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, household items, small furniture, and DVDs and CDs. If you are having a spring clean out, please think of our homeless furry friends who rely on your donations and support!

Would you like to meet new people and be part of our team? We are looking for volunteers to work half a day or more in our charity shop. We have roles such as window dressing, in-store merchandising, customer service, stock processing and many more‌We would love to hear from you!

We also offer a local collection service.

Dogs Trust Charity Shop Open Mon to Sat, 9.30am to 5.30pm Please email: or call us on 01953 452835

Attleborough Writers Group The Attleborough Writers’ Group is an offshoot of the Creative Writing class held for many years within the town of Attleborough, Norfolk, UK. Some members have been affiliated to the Creative Writing class for over ten years. The group meets fortnightly in Attleborough to write, discuss and critique their own work. The main aims of the group are: • To support each member in their endeavour to be creative and to give each member confidence in their own abilities and aspirations. • To encourage other local people to become interested in creative writing and to start their own writing groups. • To raise the profile of creative writing as a viable interest for all sections of the community requiring no credentials or experience. In December 2009 the writers published their first book entitled ‘Dark Horses’, an anthology of short stories and poems. The event was successfully launched by the Mayor of Attleborough, Mrs. Vera Dale, and received much local support. The group was delighted to be awarded a grant from Breckland Council towards their second anthology, ‘Light and Dark’, which was launched at Christmas 2010. In the summer of 2010 the writers were invited to take part in the Breckland Arts Festival and have subsequently attended many local craft fairs offering helpful advice to anyone wishing to take up creative writing. In November 2012 the Attleborough Writers’ Group launched its fourth anthology of short stories and poems entitled ‘Fourth Write’. The Attleborough Writers’ Group, now an acknowledged part of the town’s society, would like to invite prospective guest speakers to come along and share their experiences. Please contact Attleborough Writers’ Group at

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Personal Face 2 Face Personal Face 2 Face Advice Ltd have been trading in the small friendly market town of Attleborough for in excess of 30 years arranging financial business for the folk of the town, their families and, however hard it is to admit, even their families too. As people move around the country we are also happy to travel and often make combined days of appointments in other counties. Most of our business has been referred from friends, neighbours and families and has been built up on the trust of our relationship with our clients. While we do have an office on Queens Square where people are always welcome to come in to see us, a lot of our customers prefer us to visit them in the comfort of their own home, possibly in an evening after work or at a time which is mutually convenient and where paperwork etc is often readily to hand. We are Mortgage and Protection Advisers which means that we can recommend products and policies from all the companies to suit your needs and your pocket. We have the backing of our Network The Right Mortgage and are members of the Financial Conduct Authority who oversee the work which we do. Giving an on going service to our customers is the key for us, not just selling a product but looking at your plans for the future and building protection around them. We will then follow that up with other meetings as and when required to ensure that you always have our service at hand. As you will see from the advert we offer a whole variety of products to suit all your needs.

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Nuts & Bolts Conveniently located just over the road from the central Attleborough Queen’s Square carpark is the handy DIY and hardware shop, Nuts ‘n’ Bolts.

range of HG cleaning products, each one specially designed for a specific task. There are also 4 different carpet cleaners available for hire.

If you are undertaking any decorating or home maintenance projects (whether plumbing, electrical or gardening) this is where you can come for all your tools, accessories and paint – they even have a paint mixing machine for a greater choice of colours.

These are just a few examples of some of the things you will find in-store, so call in to see their full range. If you can’t find what you are looking for, or need some advice, just ask any of their friendly staff team who will be happy to help.

For those who enjoy cooking there is a wide range of bakeware, cookware, knives and kitchen utensils as well as a great selection of Kilner jars and bottles.

This really is a one stop shop for all your basic DIY, home and garden requirements.

When it comes to cleaning they stock everything from dusters and cloths to mops and brooms. They have an extensive

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Function Room Available For Birthday Celebrations, Christenings, conferences, Wedding Receptions, Funeral Teas & Much More. For more information visit T: 01953 454 363 | E: 8 Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2JX

Sherbourne House We would like to welcome you to Sherbourne House, a privately run, petfriendly, Georgian country house hotel, built around 1740. We offer a relaxing and comfortable experience for all our guests, every time. Located in the historic market town of Attleborough, Norfolk, Sherbourne House is ideally placed for Norwich, Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, and places of interest in the Breckland area including Thetford Forest, Old Buckenham Airfield, Bressingham and Wymondham. Sherbourne House offers one large and two small meeting or syndicate rooms that are ideally prepared to accommodate a variety of business meetings or conferences.

Sherbourne House also provides the perfect location for special events, such as parties or intimate gatherings. The Restaurant at Sherbourne House serves a wide variety of freshly-cooked, local produce from our tailor-made menus to cater for all tastes. Sherbourne House is the perfect location for any occasion. Sherbourne House also runs special bookings and events throughout the year for public holidays such as Valentines, Mothering Sunday, Christmas and New Years. So, whether you’re visiting for business or leisure, contact Heather or Pauline on 01953 454363 for more information.

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Servicing & Repairs for Gas Appliances and LPG Specialist Heating Systems Powerflushed Tel: 0800 781 4014 Mob: 07540 809806 2 Chapel Close, Pulham Market, Diss, Norfolk, IP21 4SS “New and replacement boilers installed�.

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Did you know that Attleborough Hall Farm has one of the country’s biggest horse Rescue Cof fee shop p P lay area p and Rehoming Centres right on Visit or centre p walks p the doorstep? We Paddock d tack shop p Sec ond-han are open for you . .and lots of horses, ponies and donkeys! to visit FREE every weekend and Bank Holiday, and on Wednesdays during school holidays, 10am to 4pm.

Welcome to Hall Farm

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Come and enjoy Wacky Wednesdays! Could you offer a horse a new home? We have dozens of horses looking for experienced homes. If you can help, we would love to hear from you. You can call us on 01953 499100 or you can drop into the visitor centre any weekend. Our website has details of all our horses and ponies who need a home. Visit


We’re open every Wednesday during the school holidays with loads of free activities for children and the chance to meet some of the cutest ponies in Norfolk. We look forward to seeing you...

World Horse Welfare Hall Farm Rescue & Rehoming Centre, Ada Cole Avenue, Snetterton, Norfolk, NR16 2LP 01953 499100 ·

World Horse Welfare Looking for somewhere to visit during the school holidays? Why not come along to World Horse Welfare Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre for a great family day out? We’ve got lots to offer, from children’s activities to beautiful walks around the farm – and dogs on leads are welcome, so you really can bring all the family!

you’re in need of coffee and cake after your walk – or maybe a cool drink and an ice-cream! – make sure you pop into our coffee shop before you go. You might even be able to see some of our horses and ponies doing their rehabilitation exercises in our indoor school whilst you enjoy your refreshments!

Here at Hall Farm we care for around 120 horses and ponies at any one time. Many are very unwell on arrival but with dedicated, specialist care from our team, we aim to rehabilitate them fully and find them loving new homes when they are ready. You’ll be able to meet some of our horses and ponies on your walk around the farm and find out fun facts as you go too. If

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Taylor Wimpey Homes Enjoy town living at Taylor Wmpey’s Grosvenor Park Located in the peaceful town of Attleborough, Taylor Wimpey’s Grosvenor Park development offers residents a quality selection of homes in a charming, wellconnected town. With local amenities and transport links right on its doorstep, and a selection of homes which offer something for everyone, homeowners will feel right at home in the close-knit community of Attleborough. The two, three, four and five bedroom homes at Grosvenor Park have been built to suit the needs of a variety of buyers, including first-time buyers, couples, downsizers and growing families. There are plenty of restaurants near the development and whether it is a coffee break, a wine and dine meal or a family-friendly spot, there is something for all of the family. For those with full-time work commitments, Grosvenor Park is just over a mile from Attleborough railway station which has direct services to Norwich and Cambridge. The A11 runs just west of the town, with links to the A14 and M11. Above all, Attleborough is a family-friendly place to live and boasts areas where everyone can relax, have fun and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Attleborough Sports Hall is nearby to the development and has a range of leisure facilities and activities for all ages. The town has open green spaces and country parks with opportunities for cycling, walking and running available for all to enjoy. Families living at Grosvenor Park will also benefit from being within close

reach of well-regarded schools including Attleborough Primary School and Attleborough Academy Norfolk. In addition, and as part of the planning agreement with Norfolk Councty Council, Taylor Wimpey East Anglia will contribute over £2million to the community, which will go towards improving education, library, public open spaces and transport facilities in Attleborough. Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “We recognise the importance of making sure that we support the communities in which we build our new homes, and it has been our pleasure to able so many people to feel at home at Grosvenor Park. “We have a variety of schemes to help people make the move to Grosvenor Park available, including the Governmentbacked Help to Buy scheme, as well as our Easymover and Part Exchange schemes. I’d encourage anyone who is interested in joining the community to get in touch and find out more about our new homes at Grosvenor Park.” Located in a well sought-after location, Grosvenor Park is home to 375 brand new, high-quality homes, priced from £179,996. Visit the development located on London Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 1GT, or contact the Sales Executives at Taylor Wimpey’s Grosvenor Park development on 01953 660515, for additional information. Further information about Grosvenor Park, or other Taylor Wimpey developments in the area, can be found online at

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