| Campion Road Wooden Bollards
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.
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.
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.
New additions to the Bergamot Childrens Play Area.
Thetford Town Council, who own this play area, have kindly provided and installed two new heavy-duty notices at the entrances to the area (see pictures) after the original ones were mindlessly vandalised. The installation took place on April 4th, 2019. These notices remind residents and visitors that dogs are not allowed into the play area and ball games are also not allowed under any circumstances at any time. This is to protect children in the play area and CAWRA is very grateful to the Thetford Town Council Officers for their prompt actions in realising these important installations.
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!
| Fencing Around Area Adjacent to Community
Church (site for proposed Community Garden)
Breckland District Council assist CAWRA again. CAWRA are very grateful to Fiona Culshaw, Land Management Officer at Breckland DC for her very kind assistance and efficiency in realising the project to have the two unprotected borders surrounding the land area next to Cloverfield Church and Community Centre completed on 10th of April 2019 with the fencing. CAWRA would also like to thank Adrian Welsh of RFT / Flagship who made the installation, for a job extremely well done. We are receiving very favourable comments from residents and the area looks vastly improved already!