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Distinguished gathering at Breckland Chairman's reception

Picture taken at the new village hall. Breckland Council Chairman, Gordon Bambridge, is front centre. Dignitaries from across Norfolk and further afield gathered at Bawdeswell Village Hall on 30 September to attend the official reception of Breckland Council Chairman Gordon Bambridge.

Over 120 guests attended the reception including past and present Chairmen from Norfolk Councils, Breckland Council senior management and representatives from USAF bases at Mildenhall and Lakenheath, RAF Marham, the Police and Fire Service. Cllr Bambridge said: This evening has been an opportunity to promote Breckland to other authorities and to military and civilian organisations. I am extremely proud of the Council and what we do, and of the district s wonderful towns and countryside.

It is a privilege to represent the district for this civic year and I am enjoying every minute of it! As a staunch supporter of local fund-raising efforts for a new village hall for over ten years, Cllr Bambridge said that he was proud to hold his reception in the newly-completed hall to show off its facilities to the wider world. He said It was a great pleasure for me to stand in the foyer of the new hall hall to welcome my guests, and to finally see in use the result of tireless fund-raising by local people.

It was important to me that the reception was held within my ward and, as a rural member, that it was held within a rural community. A raffle held for NARS (Norfolk Accident Rescue Service), the Chairman s chosen charity, raised 440. The charity, which was formed in 1971, provides voluntary emergency medical assistance at the point of crisis.

The evening was supported by the Council s leisure provider Parkwood, who gave 500 to towards the cost of the evening.

Motorists warned of icy conditions on Norfolk roads

Motorists warned of icy conditions on Norfolk roads Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:48 AM Police are warning people to take care of black ice on the roads and pavements this morning. Officers have already been called to a number of crashes across the region today. Norfolk police tweeted: A number of RTCs already this morning around Norfolk, roads are icy, please drive to the conditions.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to a three-vehicle crash on the A47 at Dereham during rush hour. The accident happened between the B1146 Draytonhall Road junction and the A1075 South Green junction just after 8.15am. Firefighters from Dereham, Hingham and Earlham helped to manually assist two casualties out of vehicles.

A woman had back and shoulder pain while a man had hip pain but neither required hospital treatment. Elsewhere, emergency crews were called out to deal with a crash at just after 9am involving two cars on the B1153 at Docking. Police say that one car went down a bank and the other was turned on it s side, however there are no serious injuries.

Ambulance, police and fire crews were also sent to Billingford Road, Bawdeswell, where one car crashed at about 8.15am. An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said a female casualty was out of the car, conscious and breathing. She was not taken to hospital Meanwhile, a woman in her 30s was treated for a minor shoulder injury after the car in which she was travelling ended up on its roof in a field between Thorpe Market and Cromer this morning.

She did not need to go to hospital. Ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene on the A149 North Walsham to Cromer Road at about 7.30am. Norfolk Fire Service said appliances from Cromer and Mundesley provided scene safety and assisted the ambulance.

The road was not blocked but traffic was delayed by the crash. Emergency services were called to a two-car crash in Saxthorpe this morning. It happened just before 8.30am on the B1354 when a white Vauxhall Astra crashed with a red Daewoo.

Ambulance crews were attending two people, one woman in her 20s with ankle injuries and another person with shoulder injuries.

The road was blocked while the vehicles were recovered.