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Downham in the News – Late August

Here you can find collected news stories not mentioned in the original Downham in the News – August post: If you are interested in reading an entire story please feel free to click the title link of each story. Without further adieu here they are: Top award for club in Downham Market DOWNHAM Conservative Club has won a coveted national award at its first attempt. The popular establishment is the first from East Anglia to receive the Sir Marcus Fox Award for the Best Conservative Club of the Year, beating more than 1,000 other contenders. Downham Market Twinning Association: Vive la twinning

FRIENDSHIPS were rekindled and new ones forged when members of Downham Twinning Club visited Civray, in the Charente, Sud Vienne region of France. Instead of the traditional coach transport, some 31 members took a plane to Poitiers where they received a warm welcome from their hosts. “Some people have been members since the club began 36 years ago and the friendships are more like extended families, while some were on the first or second visit,” said the club’s Marion Ross.
Downham Market Town Council by-election

A BY-ELECTION to fill a vacant seat on Downham Town Council has been delayed after no candidates were put forward to contest the poll. Voters in the town’s north ward had been due to go to the polls on September 13, but no-one had been nominated to stand by the deadline on Thursday. And officials have now re-scheduled the election for Thursday September 27, subject to there being enough candidates for a contest.
Downham Market walkers raised £800 for British Heart Foundation through Highland walk

TWO keen walkers have raised more than £800 for the British Heart Foundation after completing a 200-mile Highland hike. David and Sarah Coles followed the West Highland Way from Glasgow to Fort William, where they took a break to scale Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak. Instead of putting their feet up, they continued along the 79-mile Great Glenn Way from Fort William to Inverness.
Fare’s fare..? How much could you end up paying to travel between Norwich, King’s Lynn, Diss, Thetford, Downham Market, Ely and London from January

Mind the gap between your ticket and your bank balance. Commuters between Norfolk and London face fare rises of at least 6pc from January, it emerged today. That means a basic £6,900 season ticket between Norwich and London Liverpool Street could cost £7,313, while commuters travelling between King’s Lynn and London could have to pay more than £5,000 a year for the first time. Train companies will not announce next year’s so-called regulated fares, set according to government guidelines, until October.
Revamp work starts at Arbuckles restaurant in Downham Market

WORK has started on a new extension at Arbuckles restaurant in Downham. The extension will allow the restaurant to cater for parties and functions of up to 100 customers at a time, while leaving plenty of room for the regulars.
Police appeal after oak flooring stolen from an outbuilding near Downham Market

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after 15 boxes of oak flooring were stolen from an outbuilding. Thieves smashed a wooden door panel to get into the outbuilding in Engine Road, Ten Mile Bank, on Sunday afternoon. A chainsaw, a strimmer and a large amount of heating oil were stolen along with the boxes of flooring during the raid which happened between 3pm and 4pm.



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