Campaign to SCRAP fly-tipping in Norfolk (click here for details)
Fly-tipping is a huge problem everywhere. Often the blame is put on the new charges being made at refuse centres but there is some mis-information being spread about this. You can find out the true information - together with official charges in this download. (click here for details)
The aims of CAWRA are:-
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Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday each month
Venue - Cloverfield Church and Community Centre at 7:30PM for refreshments with meeting starting at 8:00 PM
Future dates :-
Thursday 28th March 2019
Thursday 25th April 2019
| Bergamot Play Area garden work 10/10/2018
The members of the CAWRA Gardening Group planted up areas of the Bergamot play area to brighten up the area.
Good Causes Lottery
The Breckland Good Cause Lottery has been launched today and tickets are now ready to buy.
We hope that you will purchase these which all greatly benefit the CAWRA area.
Click on images below for more details
We were very sad to hear of the passing of our local councillor John Newton - Please click here for our tribute to him
| Once again, CAWRA is grateful to
Steve Hitchman of Breckland District Council and to Serco for resolving the
fencing problem at the bottom of Campion Road leading from Cloverfield on to
8 new heavy-duty wooden bollards have been installed by Serco to replace the original broken fence, together with a new litter bin. The bollards will halt any unauthorised vehicle access on to the green belt that divides Cloverfield and The Willows.
The new CAWRA Gardening Group have recently received plant and bulb donations for the Bergamot Play Area project and some other CAWRA areas for which they are very grateful.
Many thanks go to Thetford Town Council, Thetford Rotary, Andy Temple, Councillor John Newton, Martin Fancourt & Felicity Gabriel
Any further donations are most welcome as are any volunteers who wish to join the group.
| On the 24th of October
2018, CAWRA members attended the presentation in the Mayors Chamber at
Kings House in Thetford to receive a cheque for £1,500 as a medium-sized
grant from Thetford Town Council in support of the Associations Community
Shown are (left to right) Councillor Brenda Canham, Rob Butler (CAWRA Chairman), Martin Fancourt (CAWRA Gardening Group Coordinator) and Councillor Jenny Hollis. CAWRA is very grateful to the Town Council for their generosity in assisting the kick-start of the project.
There is a freedom of information request with a request for details of the licensed HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupation) in Thetford Click here for the link to the file it makes interesting reading.
AGM report 2017 - 2018 - please click the following links for reports - Chairman's Report , Treasurer's Report & Annual Financial Statement.
Latest news following the recent AGM we would like to welcome 2 new commitee members :- Rebecca Tate - Project Coordinator & Chris Wallis - Membership Secretary
We also have a new group the Gardening Group which will be improving the estate with various gardening projects in the future, Martin Fancourt has taken on responsibility for cordination of the group. The gardening group and the litter pick group have new logos as below. So please keep an eye open for the logo as we undertake projects and litter picks on the estate.
|Next Litter Pick Friday 12th
& Saturday 13th April 2019
Meeting at 10:30 at Cloverfield Community Church
Community Garden Project 2018/2019
It is intended to create a Community Garden on the (current) wasteland adjacent to the Cloverfield Church and Community Centre car park area. This area extends from Charlock Road to Green Lane and is approximately 2000 Sq Metres in area (shaded area below).
The successful implementation of this project will provide a peaceful and reflective communal area and clean up a current eyesore.
There will be no ball games, cycling and similar allowed.
Click here to go to the form for adding your comments or suggestions.
Bergamot Play Area Update
Our thanks go to Roz Barnett, Amenities, Land and Property Officer at Thetford Town Council and her work team
for the two new notices placed at the entrances to the Bergamot Children's Play Area.
These notices were produced and successfully installed just a few days after being requested by CAWRA in mid-March.
Green Area Adjacent to Bergamot Play Area
Following continuing discussions with Breckland District Council Environment Officer Stephen Hitchman from March 2107, the damaged and rotten old fencing near to the Bergamot childrens play area on the Willows was replaced over a period of ten days in November 2017 by council contractors SERCO.
The old fencing had been subjected to being walked on and kicked over as the burial of the posts was quite shallow. The new 4 x 4 posts are securely installed 3 feet minimum in depth utilising heavy duty metal anchors and set into dense concrete.
As there are no connecting sections to walk on between the new posts they should easily outlast the previous ones which had been in situ since 2000.
Any tampering with the new posts will be prosecuted as criminal damage.
CAWRAs thanks go to Mr Hitchman for maintaining the agreement to replace the old fencing and the SERCO team for a job well done!
| Images from recent activities
see below for details of activities
New Team members always wanted.
CAWRA Litter Pick Co-ordinator Rex Ingle welcomes anyone wishing to join his litter picking team or assist with regular letter picks in the CAWRA area.
Next Litter Pick
The litter picks for January 2019 will be on the Friday 18th & Saturday 19th
Meet at 10:30 at the Cloverfield Community Church Car park
Below are reports from our activities on various parts of the estate
| Litter Pick 13-5-2017
The following people kindly gave up there time to help with our litter pick
Malcolm Neale, Margot Wilson, Rex Ingle, Sheila Wright, Robert Whittaker, Maryam and Ed
OConnor, Councillor John Newton, Neil Glen, Reverend Helen Jary, Bob Baldwin, Carl and Guy Wheeler, Felicity Gabriel, Sue and Richard Clark, Tom Duchesne, Janice Butler, Catherine Eggleton (Breckland District Council)
In total 25 bags of litter were collected.
| Litter Picks 17th
& 18th November 2017
A litter pick spread over 2 days.
Litter Pick 5th & 6th January 2018
The litter pick was over 2 days with the first day on the area of the estate closest to Green Lane and the second day clearing a length of Green Lane in total we collected approx. 35 bags of rubbish mostly beer cans and bottles plus a lawnmower, traffic cone, car wheels, parts of kitchen cabinets & various garden items.
Litter Pick 16th & 17th February
Another of our 2 day litter picks (we pick for approx. 1.5 hours on each day). With 9 pickers on Friday & 5 on Saturday we collected a large amount of rubbish including large childrens toys, carpet, plastic roofing sheets and a wheelchair. Once again thanks to Rex for organising the litter pick. If you are interested in helping the next pick will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
Below are various documents available from our archive.
Click on the required document section below to view these documents
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Treasurer & Membership Secretary
Gardening Group Coordinator
Litter Pick Coordinator
Local Thetford Castle Ward Councillors
Below is a map of the area covered by CAWRA
Cloverfield, The Willows and St. Andrews are in the Castle Ward of Thetford Town Council
Click here for a map showing the area covered by the Castle Ward
and here for a list of street names in the Castle Ward
Our Gratitude to the following
CAWRA is very grateful to the following for their kind and continuing active support:-
Whos responsible and for what
Links - Click on Logos below to go to web sites
Below are the various ways to contact CAWRA
To send a membership application please click here
To report an issue to CAWRA (please remember CAWRA cannot become involved in personal issues) please click here
To send a general Email to CAWRA please click here