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CONTENTS

All About Attleborough 2015-2016 INTRODUCTION Foreword

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HISTORY AND INFORMATION The Town Sign and Pump The Town Council The Town Hall Christmas Lights Attleborough Town Twinning Attleborough in Bloom / Market

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ATTLEBOROUGH EDUCATION Education in Attleborough

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RELIGION IN ATTLEBOROUGH Churches in Attleborough

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MAP OF THE TOWN Attleborough Map Useful Numbers

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LOCAL SERVICES Attleborough Bible Society / Attleborough Breastfeeding Cafe Attleborough Doctors Surgeries / Attleborough Tourist & Information Centre Attleborough Library / Attleborough Art Society / Attleborough CAB Attleborough Community Car Service / Attleborough Churches Outreach Group Breckland S.O.D.A. / Attleborough Heritage Group Attleborough & District Horticultural Society / Attleborough Children’s Centre Attleborough Women’s Institute / The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club Attleborough Town Archives / Attleborough Sports Hall Attleborough Pensioners’ Association / Morley & Attleborough Methodist Youth Club Attleborough Writers Group

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INTRODUCTION Introduction : Foreword All About Attleborough is the new enhanced and updated version of the Town Guide, produced by the Attleborough based Dispatch Magazine, on behalf of the Town Council, the residents & businesses of this great town. Attleborough continues to be a bussling market town and it is expanding in terms of retail shops and businesses which are both opening or relocating here, as well as the increase in houses as demand to live in Attleborough is evident.

Our Carnival and Party on the Park continues to grow year on year, and of course we have the awesome Christmas Carnival & Lights display which is the envy of many other towns throughout the county. We would like to say a massive thank you to all the businesses who have supported this edition with adverts, which enables us to produce this publication, so we can promote All About Attleborough.

We have much to celebrate in Attleborough as our high street is vibrant with a high proportion of the town centre shops being occupied. Companies are reporting an increase in business and more people are wanting to live in Attleborough.

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INTRODUCTION 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.

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.

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.

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HISTORY & INFORMATION 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.

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 andspeak about Town affairs.

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.

Town Council minutes are available in the Library and are posted outside the Town Hall, along with other Town affairs. Town Council pages are available on the Attleborough online website, www.attleboroughonline.co.uk, which is updated frequently.

The Town Council is represented on the following outside organisations including Police Liaison, Town Twinning, Connaught Hall

Attleborough Town Council.

Councillors’ term of office is generally 4 years.

A list of previous Town Mayors: 1988 Mr Sidney Wilson • 1989 Mrs Betty Campbell • 1990 Major Peter Shaw 1991 Mr John Salter • 1992 Mr Peter Daynes - Sadler • 1993 Mr Keith Martin 1994 Mr Tom Byford • 1995 Mrs Betty Campbell • 1996 Mrs Barbara Waters 1997 Mr Adrian Stasiak • 1998 Mr Peter Francis • 1999 Mr John Evans 2000 Mr Michael Harper • 2001 Mrs Denise Francis • 2002 Mr Peter Neal 2003 Mrs Barbara Waters • 2004 Mr John Evans • 2005 Mr John Evans • 2006 Mr Jeremy Burton 2007-2009 Mrs Vera Dale • 2010 Mr Geoff Farrow • 2011 Mrs Karen Pettitt • 2012 Mrs Sam Taylor 2013 - 2014 Mrs Karen Pettitt • 2015 Mr John Taylor

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HISTORY & INFORMATION Attleborough Town Council : Burgh Haverscroft Ward and Councillors The town is divided into two wards, the following information is for the Burgh Haverscroft Ward. London Road Fairfield Drive Barley Way (West of Dodds Rd junc) Fen Street Beech Avenue Long Street (South End) Foundry Corner Birch Drive Meadow Way Fowlers Lane Blenheim Drive Maurice Gaymer Road Flowers Lane Buckenham Road New Road Granary Road Bunns Bank New North Road Halford Close Burgh Common Oaklands Close Halford Place Cedar Drive Ollands Road Halford Road Cider Close Pine Court Hargham Road Clover Road Plantation Close Haverscroft Industrial Estate Cow Common Poplar Road Hillsend Lane Croft Green Poplar Way Holly Road Dodds Close Russett Close Keeling Way Dodds Lane Rye Lane Kent Close Dodds Road Shannons Close Larch Close Dorset Close Shrub Close Laxton Close Edenside Drive (From No 5) Slough Lane Leys Lane Ellison Close

Station Road Swangey Lane Sycamore Close The Oaks Thorpe Drive West Carr Road (South Side from bypass to Long St) Whitehouse Lane White Horse Lane Winchmore Court Woodside Close Woodside Court Woodside Park Worcester Way Wroo Road Wymbur Drive

Councillors: Burgh Haverscroft Mr Geoff Ellis T: 01953 452380 Mr John Taylor (Mayor) T: 01953 454257 Mrs Julie Blyth M: 07561 346032 Mr Glenn Dickerson T: 01953 454141 Mr Roger Bond T: 01953 456216 Mr J Williams T: 01953 456143 Mr M Weaver M: 07584 661147 Mr J Smith M: 07446 039755 Miss Taila Taylor

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District Councillors: Burgh Haverscroft Mr Keith Martin Mr Adrian Stasiak Town Clerk

T: 01953 452086 E: keith.martin@breckland.gov.uk T: 01953 453745 E: adrian.stasiak@breckland.gov.uk

Gina Lopes T: 01953 456194 Town Hall, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2AF.

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HISTORY & INFORMATION Queen’s Ward & Councillors The town is divided into two wards, the following information is for the Queens Ward. Alexandra Way Anglers Alley Arlington Close Arlington Gardens Ash Tree Close Atling Close Atling Way Bayfield Benningtons Court Besthorpe Road (All of northside & up to 113 on Southside) Bickley Close Bilberry Close Blackthorn Road Bluebell Close Bowling Green Close Bracken Drive Bramley Court Bryony Way Briar Gardens Burdock Way Campion Way Carvers Lane Cawdor Close Celandine Road Chapel Road

Church Street College Court Connaught Plain Connaught Road Crowshall Lane Cygnet Close Cyprus Road Dairy Farm Court Defiant Precinct Deopham Road Dunnett Close Eastland Close Eden Lane Edenside Drive (To No 3 only) Elizabeth Close Ellingham Road Estcourt Road Etive Close Exchange Street Ferguson Way Fiddlers Green Fishermans Court Foxglove Road Gentian Way Griffen Lane Hammond Way

Hazel Road Heather Close High Street High View Drive Hill Common Holly Court Honeysuckle Way Ingram Court Iris Close Jasmine Court Kenan Drive Kingfisher Road Kishorn Way Knevet Close Lavender Close Leigh Close Lomond Road London Road (Town to West Carr junc) Lushers Meadow Mallow Close Mill Lane (All East side & No 40 - 58 West side) Millers Square Morley Road Morar Drive Mortimer Close

Norfolk Drive Norwich Road Oaktree Farm Orchard Close Paddock Gardens Plassett Drive Plumstead Drive Primrose Close Queens Close Queens Court Queens Road Queens Square Richmond Park Rosecroft Sheppard Way Short Road Snowdrop Drive Sorrell Drive South Acre Speedwell Close Springfields St Edmunds Close St Edmunds Gate St Marys Close Sunart Close Surrogate Street Suva Close

Tantallon Drive Teasel Road The Coppice The Drift The Old Orchard Thieves Lane Thyme Close Tulip Close Tummel Way Varrick Close Violet Close Warrens Lane Watling Road Wayland Close Wayland Court West Carr Road (All northside, London Road to bypass, southside) Westfields White Horse Lane Whitworth Avenue Willow Court Woods End Yew Tree Road

Councillors: Queens Mr Tony Perkins

T: 01953 454503

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Mr A Heginbotham

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Mr Edward Tyrer

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Mrs Sam Taylor

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Mr Tony Crouch

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Mr Jeremy Burton

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District Councillors: Queens Mr Tristan Ashby

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Rhodri Oliver

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Mrs Karen Pettitt

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HISTORY & INFORMATION 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.

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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HISTORY & INFORMATION 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. Anybody wishing to help or for more information, contact Karen Pettitt on 01953 455755.

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.

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.

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.

Anybody who wishes to donate to this worthwhile cause should ring Geoff Ellis on 01953 453163 or Averil Howell on 01953 452437.

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Andy Free and family along with Jane Patrick, have been gently guiding bereaved families in Attleborough and the surrounding area for many years now to arrange a funeral service which truly reects the life which has been led. You are welcome to visit us at the funeral home, or if you prefer, we can visit you in the comfort of your own home. Our family provides the very highest professional standard of service with a high level of local knowledge to be able to arrange the best for you and your family. We consider it a privilege to look after your loved one as if they are part of our own family. We also offer the comfort of planning for the future and advice on memorialisation.

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HISTORY & INFORMATION 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: Mrs Mary Ridgway Secretary Telephone: 01953 455995

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

• Encouraging links with local schools and colleges.

There are many benefits to Membership of the Association including:

• All members of the Association pay their own fares when visiting France and are welcomed into French homes as personal guests.

• Possible opportunities for work experience.

• 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.

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HISTORY & INFORMATION 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 Car Park. 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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The Clinic on the Green Natural therapy for the Mind & Body On driving through the beautiful village of Old Buckenham, you pass the village green and you may have seen The Clinic on the Green and wondered what it offers. The Clinic on the Green was established in 2002 by Emma Broom who is a registered osteopath. Her aim has been to provide a place which provides people with a range of treatments that compliment orthodox medical practice and takes care of the person as a whole. An osteopath assesses the mechanical, functional and postural state of a person, to identify areas of the body that are causing problems. Tension in the connective tissue can be released by gentle manipulation. There are a number of techniques that an osteopath can apply to any part of the body, among them are cranio-sacral which is especially effective on young children and babies who have experienced birth trauma. Osteopathy is beneficial during pregnancy to aid the physical function and alignment of the mothers’ body. Many aches, pains and strains can be easily

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corrected with osteopathic treatment. Alongside osteopathy there is Physiotherapy and a full range of massage therapies, including sports massage. The Clinic on the Green provides a full range of beauty therapy, manicures, pedicures, eyelash/ brow tinting, waxing and facial and body treatments using the natural skin care products of Decleor, of which we stock a range. Foot care at The Clinic on the Green extends to Chiropody to relieve foot pain including corns, callus, verrucae and ingrown toenails. For the full range of holistic therapies we have on offer please visit our website www.thecliniconthegreen.co.uk or call reception for details 01953 861210 The Clinic on the Green really does offer head-to –toe treatment and there is always a friendly voice to help with any questions you may have.

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EDUCATION Attleborough Education : Pre-School Groups

Pavillion Pre-School Nursery

Norwich Road Nursery

Tel: 01953 452256 Contact: Mrs Dale Ages: 2 - 12years (Breakfast Club/After School Club)

Tel: 01953 453316 Contact: Mr & Mrs Percy-Griffiths Ages: 6 months - 5 years

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Tel: 01953 454767 Contact: Mrs Howes Ages: Rising threes to school age

Special Needs Tel: 01953 453116 Contact: Mrs Karin Heap Ages: 4 - 19 years (all children welcome)

Hall Farm Nursery Tel: 01953 888516 Contact: Mrs Beevor Ages: 3 months - 5 years

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EDUCATION Attleborough Infant School Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2AJ Tel: 01953 453127 Fax: 01953 457494 Email: office@attleborough-inf.norfolk.sch.uk Web: www.attleborough-inf.norfolk.sch.uk Headteacher: Mrs Gill Howard

Attleborough Infant School caters for children ages between 4 and 7. The majority of the children come from the town itself with some using school transport to travel from nearby villages. The School currently has approximately 270 children on role in 9 classes. The Headteacher Gill Howard took up her post in September 2006. The last OFSTED report (April 2010) states: “Attleborough is a good and improving school. It has some outstanding features. The headteacher, very ably supported by senior leaders, provides inspirational leadership so that the school has continued to improve. Behaviour is exemplary throughout the school. Pupils absolutely love coming to school so that attendance has risen significantly. Relationships are outstanding. Pupils are extremely polite, get on well with each other and are very accepting of and thoughtful towards those who are less fortunate or different from themselves. This leads to very effective inclusion of pupils in all groups.

school and ensures that all groups of pupils are highly valued and treated with respect as individuals. An excellent partnership exists between the school and its parents and carers. They are delighted with what the school offers their children. The school provides an environment in which creative thinking and behaviour flourishes because it is actively promoted and celebrated by everyone at the school. We have taken ownership of the curriculum and are creative and innovative in how we teach and run the school. High standards in the basic skills of Literacy and Numeracy go hand in hand with the provision of a broad, rich and stimulating curriculum which focuses on the individual needs of the children. We believe that the promotion of children’s creativity should be at the heart of the educational process.

Pupils demonstrate excellent appreciation of how to keep safe and why they need a balanced diet and regular exercise. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding because all aspects are given high priority through the school. Excellent spirituality, for example, can be seen in pupils’ pride in their school and the pleasure they derive from their own, and others’, achievements.” The outstanding quality of care, guidance and support offered to pupils and their families is a real strength. These aspects both contribute strongly to the delightful atmosphere which pervades the

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EDUCATION Attleborough Junior School Besthorpe Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2NA Tel: 01953 453491 Fax: 01953 452106 Email: office@attleborough-jun.norfolk.sch.uk Web: www.attleborough-jun.norfolk.sch.uk Headteacher: Mr Chris Read Attleborough Junior School has approximately 380 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. 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 Road School Chapel Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2DS Tel: 01953 453116 Fax: 01953 455931 Email: office@chapelroad.norfolk.sch.uk Web: www.chapelroad.norfolk.sch.uk Headteacher: Mrs 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 NORFOLK

GROWTH OF THE ACADEMY The next few years will indeed be an exciting time at Attleborough Academy Norfolk. In March 2015, we were successful in obtaining funding for a new building which will be the first in the published Norfolk County Council’s Master Plan for the growth of the Academy.

The new building will therefore be the first stage in the improvement of our facilities which in the future, is projected to include the new Sports Village and Community / Sixth Form Centre on the current Infant School site as we eventually grow to an Academy of around 1,400 students.

Attleborough Academy Norfolk were one of only five schools in the County and also one of only 277 schools nationwide to have been chosen to receive a portion of the ring-fenced £2 billion available from the Government funded ‘Priority School Building Programme’.

Due to the expertise and resources within our Academy chain, the Transforming Education in Norfolk (the TEN Group), we are able to offer travel from a much wider area to the Attleborough Academy Sixth Form. From September 2015, we will be able to offer transport for Sixth Form age students from the

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catchment areas of Old Buckenham High School and Wayland Academy Norfolk. Please visit our website to keep up to date with all the latest developments www.aan.norfolk.sch.uk

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EDUCATION Attleborough Academy & Sixth Form Centre (AAN) 9 Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2AJ Tel: 01953 452335 Fax: 01953 456817 Email: office@aan.norfolk.sch.uk Web: www.aan.norfolk.sch.uk 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: • • • •

• placing the student at the centre of all that we do • driving up educational standards and outcomes for our students • ensuring that our students are fully prepared for the future and next steps in their chosen careers • ensuring that we develop our students into individuals who are resilient and capable of responding to an uncertain future • developing as learning institutions,sharing our best practice with one another and developing the Group so that it becomes more than just the sum of its parts Please visit www.aan.norfolk.sch.uk and www.tengroup.org.uk for more information.

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. AAN is a converter Academy. In January 2014, we chose to convert to Academy status sponsored by the Transforming Education in Norfolk (the TEN Group). The TEN Group is a federation of educational institutions in Norfolk, all committed to excellence in education. At our core is a passion for making a positive and significant difference to our students’ lives. By working together, we are committed to providing greater opportunities for our students, as well as aiming high to achieve success both as a Group and as each individual organisation. We are all passionate about student success and share the same values of:

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C.J. Webster Electrical Supplier Ltd • Account discount available to Anglia Farmers members • Friendly family run business with over 75 years combined electrical knowledge. • Industrial lights and lamps including sox, son, HQI and fluorescent tubes • Industrial plugs of all sizes, single and three phase • Cable, heavy duty, light duty, industrial and domestic • Motor starters and control gear • 2 wire & 5 wire proximity sensors • Cable management, light, medium, heavy duty cable tray and trunking • A wide range of cable ties and fixings • Wide range of low energy lighting solutions • Batteries, tools and torches • Ideally situated with great parking facilities

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EDUCATION Adult Education : Tel. 01953 455634

Adult Education is based in Attleborough at the Community and Enterprise Centre, 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 16 years and over, including leisure, exercise and computer courses, vocational courses and GCSE’s . There are also courses available to people who wish to improve their reading, writing or maths skills, and Family Learning courses for parents wanting to learn with their children or find out more about how to support their children’s learning.

to 4.30pm, so please feel free to drop in if you need help or advice in choosing a course or financing it. One-to-one appointments can also be made with a Norfolk Guidance Services consultant for people seeking help returning to work or wanting to make a career change. Other facilities and services at the Community and Enterprise Centre include Pavilion Crèche, a SureStart Children’s Centre and a local Breckland Council Office.

Like many towns in Breckland there are a growing number of migrant workers in the area and ESOL courses are on offer for those people who wish to learn to speak English. The centre is open to the general public on week days from 8.45am

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RELIGION Religion in Attleborough : Church Services Hargham Road Chapel Mr David Jack Tel: 01953 457767

Sunday Service Monday - Pray & Bible Study Last Sunday in the month – Wayland Court Last Tuesday in the month – Coffee Morning

Attleborough Baptist Church Sunday Worship Pastor Malcolm Ryan Building Buddies Toddlers Tel: 01603 867908 Craft and Coffee Morning Care Groups Men’s Fellowship ABC Evening Young Peoples’ Group Sunday @ 4

11.00am 7.30pm 3.00pm 10-12pm 10.30am Wednesday 9.30am Friday 10am Weekly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

For full details please go to www.attleboroughbaptistchurch.org Christ Community Church Sunday Family Worship Mr Robert Tervet Wed and Thurs - mid week groups Tel: 01953 452865 Tuesdays - Alpha courses* *10 week course run 2/3 times a year sometimes in the daytime.

10.30am 7.45pm 7.00pm

St Mary’s Church Revd Matthew Jackson Tel: 01953 454977

8.00am 10.00am 6.30pm

Sunday Holy Communion Sunday Parish Eucharist Sunday Evensong

The Methodist Church Sunday Services Revd Jacqui Horton Tues - Women’s Meeting Tel:01953 609106 Tues – Youth Club * Praise Service first Sunday in the month. Roman Catholic Church Sunday Mass at Methodist Church Parish Priest: Father Dick White London Road Tel: 01953 603104 Local Contact: Anne Lister 01953 452651

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RELIGION Hargham Road Chapel Hargham Road Chapel was started almost eighty years ago and was formerly known as “The Gospel Hall.” Two evangelists held a mission in the town, and as a result a small group of Christians met together in a small wooden hut. Later as numbers grew a corrugated iron building was erected. The present brick building was built in the 1970’s; this suffered an arson attack in 2003, but has now been completely refurbished.

Once a month we hold a short service at Wayland Court for the residents and friends. This starts at 3.00pm (usually the last Sunday in the month) and is followed by tea and cakes. All are welcome to come. On the last Tuesday of each month we have a coffee morning from 10 to 12am, again all are welcome.

We are an independent church, committed to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. We are a friendly group of Christians, who meet regularly for worship, prayer and encouraging one another. The main service is at 11am on Sundays, when we have times of worship, breaking of bread (communion) and Bible teaching. Monday evenings at 7.30pm we have our payer time and stimulating Bible study, finishing at 9.00pm.

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RELIGION 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.

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).

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

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 some inspiration go to: www.wordsforlife.org

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. 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 more details please visit: www.attleboroughbaptistchurch.org

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RELIGION St. Mary’s Church St Mary’s Church (The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) has stood at the heart of the market town of Attleborough since medieval times. The church still plays an important role in the life of this thriving community and is growing as the town expands. St Mary’s has an active congregation of all the ages and a wide range of activities. The Church Hall adjoining the church is used daily by many organisations including a day care centre for the elderly. Visit the church to savour the peace and beauty of this ancient place of worship and enjoy its treasures, open all year round. Sunday Services - 8.00pm, 10.00am and 6.30pm (evensong). The church has Saxon foundations and is built in Norman and Early English styles. The present building is only part of the original construction. The large square Norman Tower, now at the east end was once at the centre of a much larger building which had a fine chancel and choir extending to the east, while the North and South transepts formed the shape of a cross. The whole of this eastern end belonged to the College of the Holy Cross, founded in the late fourteenth century by Sir Robert Mortimer, who enlarged the nave for the Parish.

A medieval record suggests that the young St Edmund – King of the East Angles – spent a year at the college studying the Psalter with the priests in Attleborough before his coronation in Suffolk in AD 856. Inside the church there are many interesting features, including the amazing Rood Screen for which St Mary’s is famous. It has been described as ‘one of the most precious possessions of our English Churches’. Dated around c1500 the 52 floor long oak screen is the only one in Norfolk to stretch across the nave and both side aisles. It has a richly carved rood loft along the front painted with the shields of the 24 English Bishoprics of the day. The screen was moved to the back of the church in the 1840s, where it remained until 1931, when it was restored to its rightful place. Other interesting features include the stained glass windows, the stone font with its comical faces, a 16th century chest with three locks and a richly carved pulpit attributed to the workshop of Grindling Gibbons. Near the aisle altar is a marble floorstone commemorating Captain John Gibbs who notoriously drove his carriage and four horses up and down the deepest part of the Devil’s Ditch on Newmarket Heath for a £500 wager in the time of Charles II.

The Tower originally had a spire and, although it is said that the old chancel was demolished after the closure of the Monasteries, it is believed by some that is was destroyed when the spire fell down some 300 years ago.

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RELIGION Christ Community Church Christ Community Church is a vibrant and exciting Church made up of people living in Attleborough and the surrounding towns and villages. We are part of the Newfrontiers family of churches which is made up of hundreds of churches around the world who all share the same passion to make Jesus Christ known and to build excellent churches modeled on the principles found in the New Testament. We enjoy meeting together for worship and teaching on Sundays at 10.30am at the Attleborough Junior School, Besthorpe Road, Attleborough. We also hold midweek groups which provide an opportunity for people to make friends, grow in their faith and ‘do’ life together in a smaller setting than in our main Sunday meetings. They are informal, friendly and supportive, providing an ideal setting in which to meet new people. These meet in the evening of Thursdays and Wednesdays at 7.45pm and meet in peoples homes. We regularly run Alpha courses. The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening manner over 10 thought-provoking weekly sessions. It’s low key, friendly and fun. And it’s supported by all the main Christian denominations. We run 2/3 courses every year and some courses meet at 7pm while others meet during the day. Visit our website for more information about us visit our website: www.christcommunitychurch.co.uk or e-mail us at: info@christcommunitychurch.co.uk Church Office 18 Hargham Road, Attleborough Norfolk NR17 2ER 01953 452865

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We can plan each meeting to your specific requirements to provide the perfect setting for your upcoming event. The Main Room can accommodate 22 in most styles (theatre 30); the Middle Room up to 8; and the Drawing Room up to 6.

Small Meeting Rooms – hire only •Includes unlimited Tea & Coffee •Free Wi-fi •Water and mints •Flipchart •Screen •Full Day – £80.00 •Half Day – £45.00 (up to 1 pm or from 1pm – rates for other times on request)

Whether visiting for business or leisure, Sherbourne House offers a perfect location for any occasion. We are pet-friendly and have free wi-fi.

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Day delegate – £22 •Minimum 8 people

Georgian country house hotel We would like to welcome you to Sherbourne House, a privately run 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.

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Sherbourne House offers one large and two small meeting or syndicate rooms ideally prepared to accommodate a variety of business meetings.

The restaurant here serves a wide variety of freshly-cooked, locally-sourced produce to cater for all tastes.

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INFORMATION 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: Station Road Station Road Dispensary Queens Square Queens Sqaure Dispensary 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 Plain

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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 22 22. Coaches: National Express has a regular service to London. Bookings and enquiries telephone: 08705 808080.

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LOCAL SERVICES Local Services Attleborough Bible Society Geoffrey Ward: (Honorary Chairman): 01953 455918 Michael Steggles: (Honorary Treasurer): 01953 454775 Michael Gooday: (Acting Secretary): 01953 455521 National Bible Society website: www.biblesociety.org.uk Attleborough Bible Society is a small branch of the national body which promotes the reading of the Bible at home and abroad at the same time as sharing the good news of the Christian Faith. The local branch raises money for the work of the Bible Society from gifts and from the proceeds of its mission-style collecting boxes (available on request). It also publishes a “Thought for the Month” article based on a scripture verse which is printed in local church magazines as well as the Diss & Attleborough Dispatch.

Attleborough Breastfeeding Cafe Breastfeeding locally compared to the national average is very high; however without help from places like Attleborough Breastfeeding Cafe the drop off in breastfeeding rates would be a lot greater. It’s very important that those considering breastfeeding come along too, as with any new skill breastfeeding is an art that is not always easy to pick up, and investing time antenatally will pay off after baby is born. Attleborough Breastfeeding Cafe are urging pregnant mum’s to pop in and see us, make the most of your free time to get all the information on breastfeeding. We are open every Friday from 9.30am - 11am at The First Floor of the Enterprise Centre, Church Street in Attleborough.

For more info visit: www.attleboroughbreastfeedingcafe.co.uk Email: attleboroughbreastfeedingcafe@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/attleboroughbreastfeedingcafe.

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LOCAL SERVICES 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 452394 Appointments: 01953 453166 01953 456736 Dispensary: 01953 456736 01953 453569 Fax: 01953 454858 www.attleboroughsurgeries.com

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 6 days per week. Opening Times: April – September (Spring/Summer) Monday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00 / Saturday 10:00 – 13:00 October – March (Autumn/Winter) Monday – Friday 10:00 – 14:00 / Saturday 10:00 – 12.00 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. 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. www.AttleboroughOnline.co.uk

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LOCAL SERVICES Attleborough Library Tel: 01953 452319 Email: libraries@norfolk.gov.uk Web: www.norlink.norfolk.gov.uk 31, Connaught Road, Attleborough NR17 2BW Opening Times: Monday 9:30am – 5pm Wednesday 9:30am – 5pm Thursday 9:30am – 5pm Friday 9:30am – 7:30pm Saturday 9:30am – 4pm Weekly storytime is held at Attleborough Library every Saturday afternoon between 14:00 – 14:30. Everyone is welcome to come and listen to their favourite stories (children aged 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult).

Attleborough Art Society Pat Shearing Tel: 01953 452965 Enid Scoging Tel: 01953 888251 Attleborough’s Art Society, Artline was started in January 2008 and meets once a month on the last Tuesday evening of the month. The society consists of a group of like-minded people of all ages who are interested in the visual arts. They meet for discussions and listen to speakers in a wide range of subjects as well as art activities, critiques, painting days and visits out. Artline meet at 7.30pm in the Francis Room of the Connaught Hall.

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: Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 4pm Telephone: 08444 111 444 Website: www.yarevalleycab.org.uk Email: advice@yarevalleycab.org.uk

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CONNAUGHT VET CLINIC

Become part of the family At Uplands Way Vets we put your animals health and wellbeing first. We like to think of ourselves as one big family, which includes you and your animals.

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LOCAL SERVICES Attleborough Community Car Service Telephone: 01953 456930 (Bookings at the Attleborough Tourist Information Office) Office opening hours: Monday 10.00am - Tuesday 10.00am - Wednesday 10.00am - Thursday 10.00am - Friday 10.00am -

2pm 2pm noon 3pm noon

Co-ordinator: Stuart Shearer Deputy: Anne Turner The Community Car Service has been running for 18 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 either Stuart Shearer (Car Scheme Co-ordinator) on 01953 452846 or the Town Clerk on 01953 456194.

Attleborough Churches Outreach Group The Outreach group was founded in 2002 with the aim of reaching without distinction, the local community with the good news of Jesus Christ. A small group of Christians meet weekly on Saturday mornings at 9.30am to pray for the town of Attleborough. Each month from April to October we have a bookstall at the Town Market. Here free Christian newspapers are offered to passers by. Good second hand Bibles and books are also available, again at no cost. The team of helpers are at hand to chat with visitors to the stall and answer questions. From time to time Christian reference books and stories of heroes of the faith are donated to the libraries of Attleborough Schools.

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LOCAL SERVICES Breckland S.O.D.A. Patricia Marjoram (Group Leader) John Rogers (Treasurer) Tel: 01953 850381 Web: www.soda-national.org.uk 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 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: enquiries@attleboroughheritage.org.uk website: www.attleboroughheritage.org.uk Attleborough Heritage Centre, Soma House, Station Road, Attleborough NR17 2AS.

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LOCAL SERVICES Attleborough & District Horticultural Society Chairman: John Frost 01953 860841 Vice-Chairman: 01953 453766 Nancy Hunts: 01953 455073 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 garden-related 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 £1 (refundable if you decide to join). 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. Our annual subscriptions are: Juniors (under 16) £1.00 / Members £6.50 / Senior Citizens £6.00 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.

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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LOCAL SERVICES 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: deepea2@uwclub.net 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. We are open to all retired civil servants, GPO and BT staff and their surviving spouses, so if you have recently retired, or moved to this area you would be very welcome to join us.

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LOCAL SERVICES 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, Men’s & 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. If you have a business and would like to discuss the many advertising and sponsorship opportunities available, contact either Jeremy Burton or Peter Neal. The gym is also available for hire to groups on an hourly basis. If you require any further information about the club, either visit our website: www.attleboroughamateurboxingclub.co.uk or contact us via email: succeed@attleboroughabc.co.uk or telephone the gym on 01953 457329.

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LOCAL SERVICES 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 business’s 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: archive@attleboroughtc.org.uk

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LOCAL SERVICES Attleborough Sports Hall Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AF Tel/Fax: 01953 454116 Email: Attleborough@parkwood-leisure.co.uk Manager: paul.bealey@parkwood-leisure.co.uk Attleborough Sports Hall is situated in Queens Square Car Park and is open seven days-a-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 www.leisurecentre.com or telephone us on (01953) 454116. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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LOCAL SERVICES Attleborough Pensioners’ Association Doreen Parker (Secretary and Treasurer): 01953 456958 Email: deepea2@uwclub.net We are affiliated to The Norfolk and Norwich Pensioners’ Association and The National Pensioners’ Convention. We are primarily a pressure group that attempts, sometimes successfully to amend political decisions that are detrimental to pensioners and other low-income groups. Note the rallies held in London and lobbying of M.P.s re the anti council tax campaign. On the other hand we have social afternoons every 4th Monday of each month at the Methodist Church Hall between 2pm and 4pm. We have various speakers both informative and entertaining ones. We are open to all that have retired and if you wish to join us you would be very welcome to come and try us out before you need to become a member.

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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LOCAL SERVICES 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 email Charlie Cooper on: awgwriters@aol.com or visit www.attleboroughwritersgroup.com for further details.

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Complete Homes For the complete home improvement At Complete Homes Norfolk we understand that whether you are making a small or fundamental change to the appearance of your home, it’s a big decision and one which shouldn’t be taken lightly and customer care is our priority.

Complete Homes specialises in the installation of UPVC double glazing windows, doors, conservatories, fascias, and guttering as well as garage conversions, extensions and much much more, in and around the Norfolk and Suffolk boarder.

With years of experience behind us we take the time to discuss your needs then can carry out all the stages of the work from start to finish. We thrive on happy customers and with our informal, no sales pressure service we offer a very personal touch. Conservatories Norfolk Conservatories Norfolk window replacement upvc doors and plastic windows replacement conservatories new building work Bathrooms & Kitchen fitters

Our skilled craftsmen take great pride in their work and give great attention to detail offering the very best quality possible. Take the time to look through our website and the huge range of services we offer at www. completehomesnorfolk.co.uk

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making sure you are getting the best value for money. We use the latest Computer Aided Design technology and will discuss with you your general requirements and preferences

then produce a design, allowing you to see a detailed visualisation of how your selection will look. This service is free and without obligation to buy. So call us on 01953 457702 and see how we can transform your home.

We are FENSA registered and give a 10-year guarantee as standard giving you peace of mind. We also use the most up to date materials for your needs

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HOMECARE LANDSCAPING • Complete garden clearance • New gardens designed & planted • Existing gardens redesigned • Ornamental shingle gardens • Low maintenance gardens • Garden Maintenance on a regular basis • Paths, Drives & Patios • Lawns, turfed or seeded • Trees lopped & felled • Hedges planted & maintained • Garden fencing & gates • Wildlife ponds • Industrial landscaping undertaken • Pressure cleaning • Free estimates & advice For a friendly fair service

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Personal Face 2 Face Independent Friendly Help & Advice 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.

Group and are members of the Financial Conduct Authority who oversee the work which we do. Recently we won an award for the Top Business Partner for Quality in 2014 from Stonebridge which was quite a ’Feather in our Cap’ to be given that honour over and above the many other companies.

We are Independent 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 Stonebridge

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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Small classes, wide horizons Hethersett Old Hall School is a friendly, high-achieving independent school set in sixteen acres of beautiful grounds and just a short, easy’ drive from Attleborough. Call to arrange a tour for your family to see our school in action - from nursery to sixth form - and discover for yourself what makes it such a happy and successful place for your child to thrive.

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