Thetford Town Council - A Proud Heritage
Thetford lays claim to
one of the oldest mayoralties in the country and celebrated 800 years of the office in 1999. The historical power
associated with the town is represented by an impressive collection of
regalia including the Sword of State (one of only
27 towns in the country to have the honour) and the Ceremonial Mace (a replica of that in the Houses of Parliament).
Henry VIII granted the privilege of a sword of office and a sword bearer in 1532. The current Sword
of State and Great Mace were donated to the town by Sir Joseph Williamson in 1675.
In 1974 many of the town’s powers were lost under the local government reorganisation. Today Thetford Town Council is
responsible for the town’s Allotments, Cemetery, Guildhall and Carnegie Room which are available to hire. The town council
offices are situated in King’s House in the town centre. The town has links with four twin towns in Europe; Hurth in Germany,
Les Ulis in France, Spijkenisse in the Netherlands and Skawina in Poland. Thetford Twinning Association arranges reciprocal visits
and exchanges throughout the year.
Deputy Town Clerk Vacancy
Please contact Thetford Town Council on 01842 754247 or visit King’s House, King Street, Thetford IP24 2AP to request an application pack
that will include the detailed Job Description and Person Specification. Alternatively, please email
to request the application pack electronically. Any CV’s can be attached to the application form – but must be submitted in addition to
the standard application form questions that must be answered.
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RSPB Presentation May 2013
Brandon Voluntary Forum - Monday 20th May
Free Training for SME Manufacturers
Thetford Bus Interchange - Public Enquiry Tuesday 4th June 2013
Dog fouling – useful contact details if you witness any irresponsible dog owners
Cycle Breckland Festival 2013
New Chairman announced at Norfolk County Council
Norfolk STEPS/Positive Handling Training Programme
Empty Homes – Restoration Grant
Breckland’s Big Switch and Save
Officers from Breckland Council have been working hard on a scheme to get residents to sign up for the Norfolk -wide energy switch,
which aims to slash energy bills for residents by as much as £171 a year.
For further details
Redevelopment Of Magistrates Court
There have recently been many reports to Councillors of persistent Dog Fouling in Thetford. It is the responsibility
of dog owners to clear up after their dogs & bins are provided to cater for this. Please report any problems to Breckland's Environmental Services.
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Hit the great outdoors and get in great shape when the FREE weekly parkrun event comes to Thetford!
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Enterprise Norfolk - FREE Programme of business start-up support in Breckland.
Aspiring business people in Breckland have access to an extensive programme of free support to help them start a successful business. Breckland Council have teamed up with
Norfolk and Waveney Enterprise Services (NWES) to provide a suite of business support activities in Attleborough, Dereham, Swaffham, Thetford and Watton.
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Norfolk’s 111 health helpline service is now up and running.
The 111 service is being rolled out across the country and replaces NHS Direct’s telephone service offering urgent health advice and information. Medical advice and urgent
healthcare information can now be accessed by calling 111. The new freephone NHS helpline has been launched across Norfolk for all non-emergency healthcare calls.
A11 Fiveways to Thetford Improvement Scheme
The A11 will become a dual carriageway between Fiveways and Thetford. The improvement primarily follows the line of the existing road, except for at the Elveden bypass.
Work has now commenced on this project & information on road closures & journey disruption may be obtained on the Highways Agency website.
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Snow Clearance Plan - Volunteers Needed
THETFORD AREA ACTION PLAN Adoption Statement 5th July 2012