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10th November 2020


I am contacting all Town and Parish Councils across Breckland to seek your help in encouraging your community to take part in Census 2021.

Please visit The Census 2021 website which has comprehensive Census information.

There are also part time temporary LOCAL JOBS available at

Taking part in the census is so important, as it gathers essential information that’s used for things that affect your community.

Public bodies use census information to help plan and fund services like housing, education and healthcare. Charities and businesses also use it to inform their work.

If you need help to promote the census, visit our Downloadable resources page. Here, we’ll provide resources that you can use in your community. There’ll be a range of materials from leaflets and posters to content for newsletters and social media posts.

Keep checking the page regularly, as we’ll add more as the census gets closer.

If you feel a presentation may be helpful or you have any Census related questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Paul Walmsley

Census Engagement Manager,

Office for National Statistics


+44 (0)7452 942306

[email protected] 


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Road Works and Closures

Important roadworks information 22 Dec 20
Important roadworks information 8 Dec 2020
A1066 Dec 20

  Ref: HW/12/82/B46/PMB026/EC/CP

 For immediate release

30 October 2020

 Overnight and weekend road closures for major resurfacing scheme in Brettenham –

A1066 Thetford Road – UPDATE

The major resurfacing works to reconstruct the old worn out road surface on a section of the A1066 near Thetford are continuing to progress well.

To minimise disruption we’ve been carrying out the work overnights and at weekends on the A1066, from just east of the junction with Lodge Lane, along to West Harling Road.

Due to poor weather we were not able to work on the weekend of 03/04 October, and due to the forecast conditions, we will not be able to carry out the planned work this coming weekend, Saturday 31 October/Sunday 1 November.

This means the road will now be closed:

  • Overnight on weekdays (Monday-Friday) from 7pm to 6am, until Saturday 21 November 2020
  • Overnight on Sunday 1 November
  • From 6pm on Friday, 6 November, until 6am Monday, 9 November

The road will remain open as usual at all other times, but for safety reasons a 20mph speed restriction will be in place while the road does not have its upper surface course.

Access to businesses and properties within the road closure area will be maintained from one end of the closure dependent upon where works are taking place, however there may be some short delays.

Signs continue to be in place to let people know that businesses are open as usual and when the road is closed there will be a signed official diversion route in place. We will tell emergency services and bus companies about the closures, so that they can plan for their vehicles.

We thank everyone for their continued patience while we carry out this major resurfacing work.

The work, which is expected to cost £2.8m, is being carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.


This is one of two major road resurfacing schemes, made possible by a successful bid for £3.5m from the Department for Transport’s Challenge Fund. Government funding for schemes on the A1066 near Thetford, and A1122 near Marham was confirmed in February 2020, with additional funding coming from Norfolk County Council.

For Further Information

David Barley, NCC Surfacing Engineer –   [email protected]

Up-to-date information about roadworks in Norfolk is available on the County Council website at


If you need this report in large print, audio, Braille, alternative format or in a different language please contact 0344 800 8020 and ask for Kathryn Walpole or textphone 0344 800 8011 and we will do our best to help.

Caroline Pearson, Business Support Assistant (Highways County Hall)

Community & Environmental Services

Tel: 01603 223961

County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

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A1066 Diversion due to Resurfacing Works

Reference:  PMB026/HPD/AS

Scheme Title:    Brettenham A1066 Thetford Road

Type of Work:   Carriageway Resurfacing Works

Works Start:      From or soon after Monday 7th September 2020 for 11 weeks

I am emailing you to let you know that in September we are planning to start on the reconstruction and resurfacing of a section of the A1066 Thetford Road, from the A1066 Hurth Way Roundabout to 200m east of the junction with Lodge Lane / West Harling Road. These works are required due to the significant failure of the old road structure causing repeated maintenance issues. We expect the works to take 11 weeks to complete, starting on Monday 7 September 2020.

While the work is underway, we will need to close the A1066 to through traffic at certain times so we can carry out the work safely and swiftly. The closure times will be as follows:

Weekday overnight closures from 7pm to 6am from Monday 7 September to Saturday 21 November 2020.

Weekend closures (from 6am on Saturdays to 6am on Mondays):

  • 3 / 4 October 2020
  • 10 / 11 October 2020
  • 17 / 18 October 2020
  • 24 / 25 October 2020

The road will remain open as usual at all other times, but for safety reasons a 20mph speed restriction will be in place while the road does not have its upper surface course. I have attached a plan showing the proposed diversion routes for traffic. There will be signs erected to divert local traffic. These measures are essential to safely carry out necessary maintenance work to the highway and are programmed in an attempt to minimise disruption.

Vehicular access to properties within the closure will be maintained from one direction at all times and special signs, indicating businesses remain open, will be erected where required. Consultation letters have been sent out to the businesses affected by the closures.

Emergency services and bus companies will also be made aware of the closure, so that arrangements can be made for their vehicles.

I accept that the works may cause inconvenience to the public but I hope that you will understand the need for this work. If you do have any comments please let me know.

Kind regards

Alice Steggles, EngTech MIHE, Engineer
Community and Environmental Services
Tel: 01603 223721 | Dept: 0344 8008020
County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

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Government Resources

For the latest information on what to do to protect yourself and others, please check the NHS website. Here are some general resources about coronavirus (covid-19) which have been produced to support people with a learning disability and their families and carers, but that apply to us all.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 Pandemic meetings are not taking place until further notice. If you have identified a vulnerable person needing help, please call Breckland District Council on: 0344 8008020

If you wish to find out about the strategies put in place and help made available for those that need it by Breckland District Council, please follow the below link.

Breckland Coronavirus information