Attleborough Town Guide 2021/2022

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Foreword Mayor’s Message In my capacity of Mayor of Attleborough I feel deeply privileged to write some words about our fine town. I have been impressed with the many residents who have done remarkable things to lift those around them during what has been a very challenging year. Of all the assets the town has, the community is our greatest. 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 8.00am and 2.00pm and is located at 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 local Tourist Information Centre and Community Car Scheme are run by volunteers at the Town Hall. The town is fortunate to have many local community groups, with unsung heroes who organise activities, functions and fundraising events in which townspeople participate. We are particularly grateful to those who have assisted others during the Coronavirus crisis. Attleborough is located just off the A11 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 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 stops frequently at Attleborough Railway Station. Attleborough Is identified on the A11 Tech / Growth Corridor and strives to ensure the future of local businesses, with a strong focus on sustainability. For education provision Attleborough has several nurseries and after school clubs, infant and junior schools, and an Academy which incorporates a sixth form centre. Education facilities are expanding to ensure 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 Breckland District Council and Norfolk County Council and other associates. The Attleborough Neighbourhood Plan was approved in November 2017 and the Town Council has organised a community led committee to progress projects by proactively working with external partners to ensure the right infrastructure 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. Attleborough Town Guide 2021

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MyHills Pet & Garden Myhills are Norfolk’s oldest group of pet and garden stores, and we opened our Queens Square shop in 1977, but after 44 years are delighted to be relocating to our brand-new purpose-built shop in High Street, just next to Sainsbury’s. As a local family run company, we are immensely proud to have achieved this with the new store being 10 times the size of the Queens Square one, and in addition to stocking a huge new range of pet and garden products, we now also have an extensive hardware and homeware department on the first floor. The whole store is fully accessible with automatic entrances and a customer lift giving access to the first-floor departments. For the conscientious pet owner, we now offer an in-store weighing service so that when discussing feeding or medications you can bring your pet in to be weighed so that we can give the best possible advice. We have two entrances, one from the Sainsbury’s side where we also have 2 customer collection bays, and a pedestrian entrance from the High Street, plus we will still be offering our delivery service every Tuesday to Attleborough and the surrounding villages.

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Attleborough Town Council The Attleborough Town Council consists of fifteen Councillors who are elected for a term of four years. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected annually by the Town Council at the AGM. Attleborough has two wards, these being Queens and Burgh & Haverscroft. The Town Council has responsibility for various recreation grounds, the Decoy Common, St Mary’s Churchyard and the Cemetery. Full Council meetings are held at the Town Hall at 7pm on the first Monday of each month (except Bank Holidays) where members of the public are welcome to attend. These meeting are currently held via Zoom calls where members of the public are welcome to listen in. Details can be found on the Town Council website

Burgh/Haverscroft Ward Councillors

Queens Wards Councillors

Mr Philip Leslie – Mayor 01953 450350

Mr Edward Tyrer - Deputy Mayor 01953 451167 07780674282

Mr Keith Montague 01953 451136

Mr Tony Crouch 01953 456194

Ms Taila Taylor 07983178799

Mr Barry Cousins 01953 457386 07768474294

Mr Anthony Busk

Mrs Vera Dale 01953 452886

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Joshua Francis 07825220465 Sue Marsh 07841 531521

Andrew Smith 07735 414529

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Attleborough Day Centre, established since 1994 to offer high quality Day Care to Older People and people living with a disability is continuing to support vulnerable individuals throughout the pandemic and in 2021 by offering the following services in Attleborough and surrounding areas; Day Care – To combat loneliness and isolation, service users can meet friends and enjoy a hot meal at the Day Centre, access support, advice and signposting with support needs. Our Centre is open to Older People needing a high level of support from their families, living alone or feeling isolated; people that may be living with dementia or some other medical conditions and who are in need of support and stimulation. We accept referrals from social services and other care professionals as well as from families and individuals. Outreach service – Our staff can visit you in your home for befriending, providing activities & stimulation & offering carers respite for few hours. We can help with getting out and about, maintaining existing skills and keeping people independent and living in their homes for as long as possible. The cost of this service is calculated on an individual basis – please contact the Centre for more information. Hot meal delivery service - Order a two course lunch from us up to five days per week Monday – Friday for £5.00 and we will deliver it hot to your home. Our friendly and professional staff follow all social distancing rules and we have a food hygiene rating of FIVE. We can also cater for special diets.

Attleborough Day Centre is a non-profit organization. If you are interested in getting involved in supporting your local community in a rewarding role, either working for us or volunteering, please get in touch. For more information on job vacancies or any of our services please contact; Emma Callaghan at Attleborough Day Centre on 01953 454613, mobile 07926628123 or email

“The last year has been a very challenging time for the Day Centre as with the wider community, but we recognized the importance of continuing to support Older People and their families throughout this time. The well-being of local Older People is at the heart of the Day Centre and we anticipate that there will be an even greater need for high quality Day Care as we come out of lockdown. We are working towards re-opening the Centre for building based Day Care as soon as possible, so that people can get back to a positive routine, see friends and get the stimulation that is so important for individual health and well-being. We can’t wait to open the Centre doors and welcome our service users back. Although things will be a bit different, we have been planning for the last few months how best to deliver a safe, Covid secure service and are now ready to get back to our new normal.” (Emma, Day Centre Manager) Edna had used the Day Centre for five years. Before the pandemic, she came to the Centre to meet friends, play board games and have a hot lunch. After building based activities were suspended, Edna used the meal delivery service to get hot meals delivered to her door five days a week and also used the Outreach service once a week for two hours. Outreach worker, Sally helped Edna get to the shops when the weather permitted or would stay to have a chat and a game of scrabble. “I enjoy the lunches and getting the quizzes and word games that the Centre sends out each week. I have always liked mixing and talking with other people and particularly enjoy the chance to get out with the outreach visits.” (Edna, Attleborough) “The Day Centre offers good value for money and the Outreach service provides companionship as well as enabling Mum to get out and about something she really enjoys”. (Beryl, daughter)

“Thanks so much for sending the birthday cake, what a fantastic service you are running!!” (Alan, relative of meal delivery user)


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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, and they have 3 Motability specialists. There is still very much a family feel to the Attleborough centre.

Here are just a few of the services they offer: • Air conditioning services with new environmentally friendly gases. •

Tyre replacement–including a price match.

Service and MOT’s on all makes and models of cars.

Plus as well as selling new cars, they sell various makes of used cars including 4 wheel drive, and light commercial vehicles. They will also source vehicles for you.

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

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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Tracy Turner Occupational Health and wellbeing services are pleased to announce Clear Sound will be providing an ear wax removal service at their premises. Ear wax If ear wax builds up it can become impacted, causing many annoying and painful symptoms such as earache, a buzzing or ringing in the ear or the sensation of a ‘blocked ear’. Once the wax is removed, there is often instant relief from the symptoms experienced. Harry Turner uses professional ear clearing equipment such as a video otoscope and ENT tools to clear the ear wax. After careful examination, the consistency of the ear wax will determine if micro – suction or water irrigation is required.

Face to face appointments are by appointment only due to Covid HSE & government guidelines. Tel: 07584034933 Email: Daily. Weekend, evening and home visits available.

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

Individuals: £5 per year Families: £8 per year There are many benefits to Membership of the Association including: •

A wide variety of social events.

Opportunities to meet with other Francophiles and establish personal friendships.

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

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 on 01953 452523

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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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Move any vehicles off the driveway

Clean & wipe down appliances

Remove visible clutter from under the bed

Clean toilet & place lid down

Hide wheelie bins & tidy outdoor clutter

Put away tea towels & utensils

Make beds & smooth covers

Wipe down mirrors & surfaces

Take down or fold up washing lines

Clean sink & remove drying racks

Plump pillows & cushions

Pull back or remove shower curtains

Mow the lawn, weed beds & tidy edges

Take off any fridge magnets

Clear dressing tables & surfaces

Remove bath & floor mats

Remove covers & clean garden furniture

Move bins out of sight

Tidy away children’s toys or leave neatly

Remove bottles & personal items




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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:

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• 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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Home care with a difference At Home Instead we believe in a more personal approach to care for our loved ones. It’s one of the reasons why our home care service is rated outstanding by the care quality commission. See how we can help you by giving us a call or visiting our website.

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Home Instead Taking care to a new level, CQC rated Outstanding Home Instead in Hingham is helping people remain independent and happy in their own home. For the last 12 years Home Instead has been one of the Norfolk’s leading provider of care in the home, helping people stay connected to their family, friends and local community in cost-effective ways that have the clients’ best interests at heart. It’s not just good news for the vast majority of people who prefer to stay in their own homes rather than move into a carehome. Their extended family (who may well be living in another part of the country) can ensure they’re safe and well on a daily basis thanks to a comprehensive and totally secure online service. The last 12 months has seen Home Instead increase staffing levels to maintain its exceptional levels of service and its truly individual and personal care. “Building relationships has always been at the very heart of our business and we’re looking forward to building on that in 2021,” says director Tom McEwan of Home Instead.

develop very strong relationships with our clients and their relatives.” Family has always been at the very heart of Home Instead Senior Care in Norfolk (it was founded after personal and first-hand family experience) and Tom has ensured the company’s ethos of individual, personal and customer focused attention is shared by everyone - from the dedicated office staff to the team of inspirational and award winning CAREGivers. “We keep in touch with our clients on a regular basis to make sure they’re satisfied with the service we’re providing and asking if we can help in any other way,” he says. “It’s an incredible testament to our staff and CAREgivers that our clients have continued to live the life they wish to live in their own homes - and despite the pressures of the last 12 months we’ve maintained a totally personal, totally bespoke and totally individual level of care.” If you’d like more information and details on the many homecare services Home Instead please visit the local office in Market Place Hingham or call 01362 357974.

“Our services took on a new dimension last year as people were unable to visit relatives and vulnerable family members, but our staff have been fantastic and we’ve continued to


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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

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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.

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.

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.

Other facilities and services at the Centre include Pavilion Crèche, Sure Start Children’s Centre and a local Breckland Council Office.

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Supportive & professional advice for your Business for your Family Administration of Estates Children Clinical Negligence Conveyancing Divorce & Separation Elderly Client Personal Injury Powers of Attorney / Court of Protection Road Traffic Accidents Tax & Estate Planning Wills & Trusts

Commercial & Business Construction Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency Debt Recovery Employment HMRC Disputes & Litigation Intellectual Property Licensing Litigation & Disputes Regulatory Issues

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

Sunday Family Worship

Attleborough Baptist Church Sunday Worship 10.30am Pastor Malcolm Ryan Building Buddies Toddlers Wednesday 9.30am Tel: 01603 867908 Craft and Coffee Morning Friday 10am Care Groups Weekly Men’s Fellowship Monthly ABC Evening Monthly Young Peoples’ Group Monthly Sunday @ 4 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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Outstanding advice and legal expertise for the region

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

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Sunday Worship every week at 10.30am 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! For some inspiration go to:

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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. St Mary’s Attleborough Every Sunday 8am - Holy Communion (BCP) 10am - The Parish Eucharist (also streamed lived online) 6.30pm - Evening Prayer (Choral Evensong on the last Sunday of the month) Thursdays at 10am: - Holy Communion

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All Saints’ Besthorpe 11.30am - Holy Communion (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month) 11.30am Informal Service (5th Sundays) Revd Matthew Jackson Rector of Attleborough with Besthorpe Rural Dean of Thetford and Rockland The Rectory, Surrogate Street Attleborough, NR17 2AW 01953 453185 07480 063759 St Mary’s Church Office: 01953 454977 attleboroughwithbesthorpe

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Attleborough’s local tackle shop

Unit 26 Haverscroft Industrial Estate New Road Attleborough NR17 1YE

Tel: 01953 457413

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.

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 the

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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

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Useful Numbers You May Need PUBLIC SERVICES Attleborough Town Council (Clerks Office) 01953 456194 Breckland District Council Head Office Dereham 01362 656870 Norfolk Country Council 0344 800 8020 Police (non-emergency) 101 Anglian Water 03457 919155 Citizens Advice Bureau 03444 111444 Library 01953 452319 Attleborough Day Service 01953 453373 Electricity Power Cuts & Emergency 0800 783 8838 Gas (Escapes) 0800 111 999 Doctors: See Page 55 Dental Surgeons: Rookwood, Connaught Road 01953 454216 Church Street 01953 454358 Health Clinic: Station Road 01953 456643 Hospitals: Norfolk & Norwich 01603 286286 St.Lukes Hospital, Ellingham Road 01953 459000 Community & Enterprise Centre 01953 455634 Friends & Neighbours 01953 453691 Veterinary Surgeons: Connaught, Station Road 01953 454945 Paul Jarmen, Haverscroft Ind Est 01953 451452 The Old Golfhouse, Connaught Road 01953 451100 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: The Surgery Address: The Surgery Station Road Queens Square Attleborough Attleborough NR17 2AS NR17 2AF Appointments: 01953 453166 Appointments: 01953 453166 Dispensary: 01953 452663 Fax: 01953 454858 Fax: 01953 453569 Web:

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

The Tourist & 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. 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

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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)

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

Attleborough CAB 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:

We would like to wish everyone in Attleborough a Happy and Healthy year! Also to ask our readers to support the advertisers in the Attleborough Town Guide, without whom the publication of this guide would not be possible.

Stay safe everyone! From the Attleborough Town Guide Team!

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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. Attleborough Town Guide 2021

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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

Visits are arranged to gardens and places of interest. Discounts are available to members at some local outlets. Above all we are a friendly group of people.

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.

Our annual subscriptions are: Juniors (under 16), Members & Senior Citizens £12.00

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).

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.

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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Barkers Print & Design are pleased to announce that it has new owners. The Business was started on the High Street in Attleborough by Colin and Phyllis Barker in 1986. The printing industry has seen many changes since then and Barkers Print has always

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changes. Now, after 34 years of successful trading, Colin and Phyllis Barker have decided to retire.

Steve and Nicky Chenery, who have both worked at Barkers Print for many years, are looking forward to the challenge of running their own business. They will continue to supply the very extensive local customer base that has been built up. Colin and Phyllis are pleased that the business has been passed onto safe hands, and this will ensure that Barkers Print continues to be a useful part of the community for many years to come.






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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 DBS Disclosure, and the club is fully insured.

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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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SupportIT Solutions Are you looking for a local, reliable IT Solutions company? SupportIT Solutions based in Attleborough began in 2020 when we realised that there was a lack of cost-effective support in the local area for people working from Home, small businesses and those with Gaming PCs. We took the opportunity to create SupportIT Solutions and give the local area the advanced technical support it needed offering competitive prices and excellent customer care that they are satisfied with. We realised quickly through the National Lockdowns office workers, small businesses, teachers and key workers have little IT support whilst being at home, so we took the opportunity to enter the market, build our brand and deliver our expert knowledge into a service they can trust. We offer simplicity but do not let that damage quality.

Upgrades Is your PC starting to run a little slower? We would be more than happy to help with upgrading your pc. From a little extra RAM or some more storage that’s no problem. Wanting some more performance? We can install a new CPU and any another hardware you desire to give your system a little boost. Cleaning It is hugely important to get your PC cleaned at least once a year to prevent any overheating that could cause long lasting issues for your system. This could even lead to a corruption of all your files so you lose everything. We don’t just offer physical cleaning we also provide a technical cleaning service to make sure your machine runs faster cleaning all unused files and background applications which may lead to your PC slowing down.

Data backup Being a small business or working from home the files you work with are extremely important therefore they need to be backed up regularly. We offer cloud backups to keep all your important files safe in case the worst happens. Antivirus We offer antivirus plans to keep your pc clean and malware free. It only takes 2 seconds and you could have nasty programs on your PC you don’t want. Don’t take the risk and have an extra layer of protection to keep your system safe. Contact us for all your computer requirements. Telephone: 07942 885695 Website: www.SupportIT.Solutions

Repairs We are fully equipped to fix any repair anything you need. We guarantee that you will be satisfied with our work. Each repair is unique this is why we offer a quality service with excellent customer care to make your experience with us effortless and leaving you satisfied. Contact us so we can tailor a solution to your specific issue.

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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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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 456549 E-mail:

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Electric 11 Electric11 is a family run business by Kris and Clare Abraham. We recently moved to Attleborough from East London and have brought our young family and business here with us. Kris is our qualified electrician, electricity board trained with over 20 years’ experience in the trade, Clare is our qualified PAT tester and looks after many of our commercial clients. We undertake all manner of domestic and commercial electrical works from replacing light fittings and full house rewires to commercial 3 phase systems and installation of underground cabling on farms and caravan parks. Whatever your electrical requirements may be please get in touch.

We are very excited to be joining the local community here in Attleborough and making this our family home, having already engaged with many of the local businesses and received such a warm and welcoming response from our new neighbours. Contact us on 07584316894 or visit for more details.

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. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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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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Lantern Financial Planning How can a Financial Adviser help me? Everyone’s financial journey is different, but we’re here to offer the guidance you need throughout different life events. We will understand your current position to allow us to develop a bespoke financial plan to help you achieve your goals. These goals could be events such as buying a house, ensuring your family are financially protected, saving for a particular purpose or retirement. Once your goals have been set your Adviser can assist with helping you achieve them by offering specific advice: 1. Mortgages - We can help you with purchasing your first home, moving home, or simply re-mortgaging to obtain a more competitive interest rate. 2. Protecting your family - We can help you set up suitable protection plans to ensure

no matter what happens to you, you can continue to provide for your family. 3. Building your wealth - We’ll help you find suitable financial products, which combined with the right planning, will help you invest your money wisely, grow your savings, and avoid paying unnecessary tax. 4. Planning for your retirement - You may be wanting to work less and spend more time with your loved ones. We can help review your existing provisions and structure your income to support you during retirement. Why choose Lantern Financial Planning? Based in the local area I’m an Independent, Chartered Financial Planner who can help find the financial solutions you need. You can rely on me to take a calm, considered and friendly approach, cutting through complexities and providing honest, transparent, and straightforward advice. Together, we will build a long-lasting relationship to guide you through your financial journey.


Our services include: Pension Review and Retirement Planning Savings/Investments Advice Mortgages/re-mortgages Protection (life/critical illness cover) 07917 095564

Being independent, gives us the ability to consider products from a fully comprehensive market which gives you truly unbiased advice. For a free initial consultation with James, a Chartered Financial Planner, please get in contact.

“Guiding you through your financial future to achieve your goals.”

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 then 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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“Thanks to Rosedale, I now feel closure and a sense of peace, after all the upheaval of recent weeks.” – 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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Morley Village & Sports Hall Morley Village & Sports Hall is South Norfolk’s largest hire multipurpose venue for sports, weddings, parties, business and events, home to Morley Youth Football Club and many classes and clubs for adults and children including Climbing, Baby Signing, Badminton, Dance, Fitness, Football, Karate, Rugby, Table Tennis, Toddler Sessions, Musical Theatre & Zumba. Set in 5 acres of leafy grounds in the pretty village of Morley, Wymondham with two beautiful churches we are centrally located between the two market towns of Wymondham and Attleborough and only minutes from the A11. Our fantastic facilities include Sports Hall & Community Hall, Meeting/Therapy/Break Out Room, Badminton, Short Tennis, Table Tennis, Climbing Wall, Football Pitch, Picnic Area and Playing Fields available to hire hourly from £10 per hour or whole venue bespoke hire packages for all event types and sizes - our friendly team will work closely with you to meet all your booking needs. Morley Village & Sports Hall is managed by the Morley Village & Sports Hall Trust, an independent, self-financing charity registered with the Charity Commission. When you hire a space at Morley Village & Sports Hall you help support the running of our venue, our community events and projects and development - find out more here


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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

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”.

Kerry Butcher Accountancy Services It’s been a strange year for everyone – here at KBA we have found ourselves using words like furlough and SEISS grants – trying to help with business rate relief as well as deferring VAT payments and July self-assessment payments for clients. Overall, the one thing that we have seen throughout all of this is a strong sense of community spirit. Despite everything that has been thrown at us all, we have stuck together! Never has it been more important to support each other – so thank you to our clients, fellow businesses and neighbours for helping us here at KBA get through this last year.

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Peter Beales Garden Centre • GARDEN CENTRE •

Selling more than just roses...

Peter Beales is arguably one of the best destination garden centres in the area, stocking a wide range of plants, quality gardening tools, compost, as well as roses. Many locally handcrafted gifts are to be found within the garden centre gift shop. The popular Rosarium restaurant offers a freshly prepared menu suited for all; whether it’s tea and scones, a light lunch or a delicious hot meal from the weekly specials board. It’s free entry too into the 3 acre rose and wildlife gardens - a ‘must see’ for residents or visitors to Attleborough alike.

• 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

Peter Beales also provides seasonal garden tours, advisory courses, hands-on workshops on a range of topics and group guided tours with refreshment packages, ideal for local clubs and associations. For up to date information please visit our website and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Many thanks Tony Vale Chairman Wymondham & Attleborough Talking Newspaper Registered Charity No: 1089872 01953 605434



Wymondham & Attleborough Talking Newspaper provides a free weekly audio news and information digest and a monthly audio magazine, for visually impaired people. For details, visit or telephone 01953 605434.


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

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Norfolk Clubhouse Local Norfolk based charity, Norfolk Clubhouse, plans Mental Health Hub in locality to tackle problems at the heart of Norfolk Communities. Norfolk Clubhouse, a charitable social enterprise based in Norwich with online hubs in Norfolk are working together to support members of communities in Norfolk experiencing the effects of COVID-19 in diverse ways. Norfolk Clubhouse is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which provides a lifetime Membership model of positive mental health support for adults 18 years and over, living with long term conditions to grow confidence and to access opportunities for education, training and employment in Norfolk, in partnership with local organisations and businesses. We also provide social connection and opportunities to grow strengths and abilities of people with mild to moderate mental and physical difficulties who don’t meet the criteria of other services and who feel socially isolated. June Webb, Founder of Norfolk Clubhouse said “we are joining with several organisations in Norfolk to support the potential growth in the resilience of our local communities, through providing long term support for our Members to develop their capabilities in partnership with community organisations and businesses, strengthening whole families and communities within Norfolk.” Please contact June Webb on or 07935072726 (messages only) – website for further information on becoming a Member or to refer someone. We are online only at present and when safe we will meet up face to face throughout Norfolk

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Pride Home Care Pride Home Care is an award winning, established, professional, passionate and very successful family run homecare provider with a proven track record and reputation of delivering care of highest quality to individuals in their own home across Breckland and South Norfolk. The flexibility of their homecare services enables their customers to live safely and comfortably in the home they know best. From daily or weekly care visits right through to night care and live-in. They offer a wide range of home care services including temporary respite and rehabilitation. The dedicated Care team are all fully trained, have access to ongoing specialist training and qualifications to develop their career. All staff are supported and listened to and treated as part of the ‘Pride family’ and colleagues in care. The company believes care is not about time and task but is about relationships, trust, compassion, independence, dignity and ensuring that everyone is involved. The whole team are passionate about delivering a quality service of an extremely high standard, as if it were their loved ones receiving care and support. Pride Home Care believe previous experience in care is desired but not essential as they will support you every step along the way through the Care Certificate to becoming a fully functional member of their team, with full induction training provided as well as shadowing shifts with an experienced member of staff.

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Pride Home Care want all of our employees to be the very best that we believe you can be. By choosing Pride Home Care, they are safe in the knowledge that the support is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and also are a member of the UK Homecare Association . With over 20 years’ experience in the sector between us , we are recognised as one of South Norfolk’s top home care providers with their proven track record and reputation and been rated a consistent 10 out of 10 by website also receiving a Top 20 Homecare award being one of the top 20 most recommended Homecare providers in East of England. As well as recently being awarded the Norfolk contracts for Homecare and support!! Offering the full range of home care services, from night care to simple care, meals, medication, independence and dignity. They are there through it all, to fully support them with our exceptional home help. Pride Home Care’s objective is to provide a consistently outstanding quality of care for our service users. Enabling people to continue to live independently in their own home, achieving their desired outcomes, maintaining their quality of life and adhering to their lifestyle preferences. We will achieve this by being a caring, knowledgeable, viable organisation and through working alongside the local community, helping in the development of a caring inclusive society.

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Pride Home Care is an established, professional, passionate and very successful family run homecare provider. We have a proven track record and reputation of delivering care of highest quality to individuals in their own home across Breckland and South Norfolk. We are rated a consistent 10 out of 10 by reviews also receiving a Top 20 Homecare Award for being one of the top 20 most recommended Homecare providers in East of England. Flexibility of our homecare service enables our customers to live independent lives safely and comfortably in the home they know best. We offer a wide range of home care services including companionship, respite for carers and rehabilitation. Specific duties include: personal care, meal preparation, medication. These services are provide hourly, daily and weekly visits right through to night care and Live-in Care. The company believes care is not about time and task but is about relationships, trust, compassion, independence, dignity and ensuring that everyone is involved. Our objective is to provide a consistently outstanding quality of care for our service users. Enabling people to continue to live independently in their own home, achieving their desired outcomes, maintaining their quality of life and adhering to their lifestyle preferences.

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The whole team are passionate about delivering a quality service of an extremely high standard, as if it were their loved ones receiving care and support. All staff are supported and listened to and treated as part of the ‘Pride family’ and colleagues in care.

Join Us and start your career in care. • No experience required, as we provide full ongoing support, training and career development. • Great rates of pay and enhanced rates at weekends and bank holidays. Mileage and Travel Time on top. • Free Uniform and Jacket, PPE, Sick Pay, Holiday Pay and much more. • Full Time and Part Time hours available in your local area, you must be available weekdays am run from 0700 or pm run until 2200 and every other weekend. • Drivers and Walkers. If you are a caring, compassionate and dedicated individual wanting to build a rewarding career in the care sector and make a change to someone’s life we would love to hear from you.

Please call us on 01953 303 288 or visit

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