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Welcome to Thompson Village Website

This a community website and we welcome contributions.  Do you have a  good Thompson photo you would like to share?  Do you want to advertise a local event?  Contact us and we will give your news front page space. 

Last updated: November 2017

Christmas Carols Thompson Village Hall

Come and sing Christmas  Carols on Tuesday 19th December at Thompson Village Hall.  Light refreshement will be served at what may well be the last public event to be held in Thompson Village Hall.   Time to be announced.

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

Village Sign

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.

Litter pick

Our Autumn litter pick was well supported, 14 pickers collected all the material in the picture below.

Litter pick

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

 Thompson 5 km and 10 km runs 

This year's 5 km and 10 km runs were held on 01 October

Warm up

Runners warming up for the races

114 runners in total finished the two runs, of these there were 31 5km runners and 83 10km runners.

5 km Start

The start fo the 5km run

 For the results of the two runs please click on the links below.

Result of the 5km run

Results of the 10km run

Thanks go to all the runners and the organisers of the run and all their helpers who made this event a succcess. Look out here for details of next years run.

News about St Martin's Church, Thompson.

A message from Thompson PCC

You may have noticed that scaffolding has been erected at the front and back of the church (photographs below with notification of cancellaion of thr handbell concert) The Nave is also full of scaffolding, right up to roof height! This signals the beginning of the project to revitalise St Martin's church.

 The scaffolding was put in place in November to allow detailed inspection of the fabric of the building, in particular to examine the roof timbers and upper parts of the walls of the Nave from inside and the ends of the roof timbers from outside. Alas, following that inspection, our professional advisors - architect, structural engineer etc - have said that the building should remain closed to the public for the time being.

 In order to tell you more about this, what impact it may have on forthcoming events at the church, and to answer any questions you may have, we will hold a public meeting in the Village Hall, starting at 6.30pm on Friday 16th December. The meeting will be kept very short (about half an hour) and it is proposed that the carol singing planned for that evening might start with some singing at the Hall, before moving off around the village. Mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate will also be available. 

We would very much like to see you there! 

Please note that the Church Clean-up day on 10 December 2016 has been cancelled.

 

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.