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Last updated: May 2019
Fibre broadband comes to Thompson
Fibre to the property broadband is now available in some parts of Thompson and is already connected and in use in some properties. If you have signed up to receive notification of the service from Openreach as yet notifications do not appear to have been provided so check with your service provider to find out of its availabilityto your property or use the Openreach checker - link below. It is understood that not all service providers have yet made it available - BT have.
Forth coming events in Thompson
Tuesday 07 May 2019 commencing at 7.00pm
Thompson Parish Meeting
AGM of Thompson Parish Council
Village events in May, June and July 2019
17 May 2019 Jigsaw Challenge
18 May 2019 Grand opening of the petanque terrain and exhibition match
2nd June 2019 Afternoon tea and plant and table top sale
14th June 2019 Film Night - The Favourite
27th/28th July 2019 Heritage weekend
Another successful litter pick of Thompson and Merton was held on Saturday 3rd November 2018. A couple of trailer loads of litter and tipped materials were cleared from the villages. Should you wish to join in with our next litter pick it will be in Spring 2019, please watch out for the date which will be annouced shortly.
2018 Thompson 10 km and 5 km Runs
Congratulations to all of the 164 runners who completed todays (23 September 2018) run. The full results can be found by clicking the following link
Result provided by chiptiminguk.co.uk and can also be found on the links below.
Norfolk Churches Trust Bike-ride
The Norfolk Charities Trust bike-ride takes place on Saturday 08th September 2018 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. For more information and to take part in the ride please follow the link:
Village litter pick
There was a good turn out for the spring litter pick which unfortunately collected a larger than normal amount of rubbish and fly tipped material from the village and roads leading to the village. The photo's show some of the 3 trailer loads of rubbish collected.
Littering and fly-tipping seems to be on the increase and with the new charges introduced for the disposal of some types of rubbish at Norfolk's disposal sites this is likely to get even worse. If you see fly-tipped material within the boundaries of the village or even fly-tipping being carried out please report it, either to Breckland Council using the following link: Fly-tipping link to Breckland Council or should you not wish to report it directly inform the Parish Clerk who will report it for you. Link to Parish Clerk
Battle Area Activity
To see current and future battle area activity please click on the Battle area acticity button above. This will be updated as new data is received
You may noticed that the Village Sign is no longer in place, it fell over during the recent windy spell of weather. The sign was erected in 1977 to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubillee and was repaired in the 90's. In the last few years the Sign was presented for proffessional repair and maintenance but deemed to be beyond repair. It was subsequently re-assembled, oiled and re-instated on the oak pole, which has now failed resulting in further damage to the signed when it impacted with the ground. After some 40 years the ravages of weather and time life coupled with this latest damage mean that a new sign is required. It is estimated that new carved oak sign will cost between £6000 and £9000 and a cast aluminium sign between £4000 and £6000. The lead time once an order is placed is likely to be about 1 year, so please don't expect to see the sign back soon. Fund raising to obtain a replacement is required and to this end the Council is already investigating the possibility of grant aid helping with the cost of a new sign.
Our Autumn litter pick was well supported, 14 pickers collected all the material in the picture below.
The green bags and the clear plastic bags are picked litter and all the other rubbish is fly-tipped material. The problem of fly-tipping is getting worse. If you see fly tipping please report it either on the Breckland fly tipping link or to the Parish Clerk.
Tuesday morning coffee morning - open 1st & 3rd Tuesday every month at Village Hall
Our coffee mornings tie in with the Active Norfolk Thompson Walks. To find out more about these walks see ww.activenorfolk.org/fittogether
Don't forget the weekly regulars .......
Stitchers every Wednesday evening from 7:15pm both at the village hall - Novice meets experienced stitchers here - a great place to learn a craft and have a chat and laugh along the way.
Thompson WI meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except August.
For more information about whats on in Thompson click the events button at the top and bottom of this page.