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)

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The aims of CAWRA are:-

Home Meeting Dates Report an Issue Breckland Lottery News Litter Picks Documents Gallery Links Contact

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
Below is a copy of the latest CAWRA newsletter

A massive thank you to all those who have helped deliver our first newsletter to all the houses across the CAWRA patch (nearly 1,600 in total!)
We couldn’t have done it without you:
Bob & Maggie Baldwin, Sue Clark, Louise Devlin, Martin Fancourt, Brad Fisher, Julie Foreman, Jason Ginn, Jane James, Natasha Salawu, Rebecca Tate, Corrina & Peter Turner, Robert Whittaker & Katherine
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 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.
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    Breckland 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

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We were very sad to hear of the passing of our local councillor John Newton - Please click here for our tribute to him

 {short description of image}  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 The Willows.
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.
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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.

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 {short description of image}  On the 24th of October 2018, CAWRA members attended the presentation in the Mayor’s 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 Association’s Community Garden Project.

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.

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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).

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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.

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Barriers on 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 children’s 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.
CAWRA’s thanks go to Mr Hitchman for maintaining the agreement to replace the old fencing and the SERCO team for a job well done!

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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

O’Connor, 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
Note pages will open in a new window.

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Your Committee
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 Rob Butler
  Chris Wallis
Treasurer & Membership Secretary
 Andy Temple
Rebecca Tate
Project Coordinator

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  Martin Fancourt
Gardening Group Coordinator
Rex Ingle
Litter Pick Coordinator
 Robert Whittaker
Research Co-ordinator

 Local Thetford Castle Ward Councillors
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  Jane James
07747 132739
Civic Links, Finance, Planning
  Roy Brame
07788 381765
Finance, Personnel/Health & Safety, Planning, Venues, Events & Marketing
also a Breckland District Councillor and a Norfolk County Councillor
  Stuart Wright
01842 754166
Civic Links, Planning, Venues, Events & Marketing

Below is a map of the area covered by CAWRA

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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:-

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Who’s responsible … and for what …

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Thetford Town Council is responsible for :-
- Allotments
- Cemetery
-Guildhall/Carnegie/St Peters Church
- Castle Street & Cage Lane Public Toilets
-Cleaning of the Bus Station Toilets
- New litter and dog fouling bins
The council makes comments on all planning applications and - although Breckland District Council make the final decision – they do take any Parish Council’s views into account.
Tel: 01842 754247

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Breckland District Council is responsible for :-
- Litter / Dog Fouling / Waste
- Abandoned vehicles
- Streetlighting
- Noise or nuisance
Tel: 01362 656870

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Norfolk County Council Highways Department
is responsible for :-
- Highways
- Potholes
- Paths & Underpasses
- Roads
- Street Lighting
-Thetford BusStation Toilets Maintenance
Tel: 03448 008020

Links - Click on Logos below to go to web sites

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Can be used to report items like street lights not working etc.

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 Write ToThem -
Enter your postcode for the contact details of local & national politicians.
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 Norfolk County Council -
Responsible for :- social services, trading standards, fire and rescue, transport and education
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Norfolk County Council has a webpage showing the latest scam alerts and contact details to report them.
   Breckland Logo  Breckland Council - Responsible for :-
Tax collection (Council Tax & Non-Domestic Rates)
Leisure Services
Refuse collection
Housing Planning
Arts & Entertainment
Environmental Health
Click on the logo on the left to go to the BDC webpage which links to all the particular departments to report on any of the above & more a very useful link as it covers a wide range of items.
   Thetford Town Council Logo  Thetford Town Council - Responsible for :-
local services, help and support for residents,
local businesses, organisations and events.
Also on the home page is a link to subscribe to the council email newsletter.
   CAB Logo  Citizens Advice Bureau:-
Able to advise on virtually any problem.
We particularly recommend them as a first point
of contact for personal problems.

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

 Also find us on Facebook
Click on link to go to page  
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