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New RAF Downham Market Memorial Banner

Fri, 23rd February

On Sunday 11th February, the ‘RAF Downham Market Memorial Trust’ erected a banner to highlight the site of their future RAF Downham Market Memorial.

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Big Adoption Day – Downham Town Hall

Thu, 22nd February

On 21st March Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption are holding a Drop-In information session at the Town Hall as part of a country wide ‘Big Adoption Day‘ where agencies across England will open their doors to raise awareness and promote adoption.

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‘Tricky Period’ Project Launched At Downham Library

Wed, 14th February

Homeless women and women on low incomes will benefit from a new service set up to provide free sanitary products at libraries in West Norfolk, including Downham Market.

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Volunteering Opportunity at Denver Waterways Complex

Tue, 13th February

The Environment Agency is looking for people who live close to Denver, Downham Market to volunteer at the Denver Complex. This would involve helping boaters to use Denver lock, keeping the site tidy and attractive, and attending waterways festivals.

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New ‘Disability Champion’ Ready To Listen And Help

Sat, 10th February

People of all ages who may be vulnerable or have a disability now have a new champion in their corner.
Councillor Susan Fraser has been appointed as the borough council’s new Disability Champion and she is eager to hear from people who may be experiencing any difficulty accessing council services.

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Wedding Show at The Town Hall

Thu, 8th February

Downham Market wedding stationery and hire company ‘Loubear and Tops‘ are holding their first wedding show at the Town Hall on Sunday 18th March from 10am to 3pm.

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Ward Gethin Archer Opens Ninth Office New In Downham Market

Mon, 5th February

Solicitors Ward Gethin Archer celebrated the opening of their new office in Downham Market on Monday, February 5.
Their new office on London Road is their ninth across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, a move which reinforces Ward Gethin Archer as one of the region’s largest law firms.

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Platform One Café is Pulling into Downham Station

Tue, 23rd January

Taking over from the former Railway Arms, the new Platform One will open on 20th February.
Jason Sutton, also the owner of Charmed Interiors, will be fuelling commuters and travellers with food and drinks in this new café.

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Whalebone – The White Hart’s New Name

Fri, 10th November

Some people have wondered about the new name for The White Hart pub; The Whalebone.
While the word, meaning the bristly filter used to catch tiny sea creatures in a whale’s mouth, might be a strange name for an old coaching inn – it may be more fitting than you would expect…
According to NorfolkPubs, between 1748 and 1791 The White Hart was originally called The Whalebone!

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Bin Lorry Recycle Week Visit to Hillcrest School

Mon, 16th October

Pupils at Downham’s Hillcrest School were delighted when a council bin lorry paid a visit as part of Recycle Week.
Katie Shaw, Contract Supervisor for Kier, spoke to 75 pupils about recycling, and showed them how the bin lorry works
“The children were very well behaved and seemed really fascinated to learn how their recycling is taken away, and what happens to it,” said Katie.

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