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Help us build a picture of wildlife in the Brecks

Are you interested in monitoring wildlife? Live close to the Brecks or visit regularly? Norfolk s Environmental Records Centre is looking for new volunteers to help record the distinctive biodiversity of Breckland, which studies have already shown is a nationally and internationally important hotspot for rarities.

The Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow project is part of the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership scheme (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) and will provide wide-scale monitoring of wildlife which is important for detecting underlying changes to the biodiversity of the area. Whether you re a complete beginner or a seasoned surveyor, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with lots of support and training. Biodiversity Information Officer with Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service (NBIS), Sam Neal said: All you need is enthusiasm!

We can provide training in species identification, or you may just want to tell us what you ve seen whilst out walking in the area. Volunteers can choose from three levels depending on their interest, time availability and expertise: beginners will be given training and encouragement to get started; species surveillance volunteers will help with monitoring at a number of important wildlife sites in the Brecks; river corridor volunteers will survey a stretch of the Little Ouse river for invasive non-native species To find out more, please register your interest by email, [email protected] or visit the NBIS stand at the Charles Burrell Centre Open Day on Sunday 6th September from 10am 3pm, Staniforth Road, Thetford, IP24 3LH. Views from Foulden Common with grateful thanks to Nick Ford Photography 1 Breckland is one of the driest places in England with sandy soils and a continental climate which experiences extremes of temperature.

Previous studies by the University of East Anglia have shown that the area is a hotspot for biodiversity with a huge variety of species identified. In 2010 the university and a team of 200 naturalists collated nearly 1million records with over 12,000 species represented, of which over 2,000 are priorities for conservation in Breckland. The study showed how fragile their survival is, with habitat fragmentation, climate change and nitrogen deposition all risk factors.

New monitoring by Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow will play a key part in developing strategies to ensure the long-term survival of all components of this unique ecosystem. We do hope you can help. More information The Breaking New Ground Partnership will be delivering a 2.2M scheme with a series of new and exciting landscape and heritage conservation projects for the Brecks, thanks to a 1.5M grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The partnership is made up of regional, national and local organisations with an interest in the area, community groups and members of the community and includes: Suffolk County Council, Norfolk County Council, Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough Councils, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Natural England, Historic England, Forestry Commission, University of East Anglia, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, The Breckland Society, Norfolk Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, Iceni Botanic Artists, Green Light Trust, Plantlife, Norfolk Geodiversity Partnership, Orchard Barn Environmental Education CIC, Ancient House Museum, West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. The funding comprises just under 1.5million for delivery of the project with the remainder contributed by the partner organisations and volunteer input. Breaking New Ground is hosted by Suffolk County Council at Brandon Country Park which is in the heart of the area and provides a convenient and accessible location for participants and partners, and is the location for a number of public participation events.

The Scheme outputs will concentrate on a 253km2 area within the Brecks, including Brandon and Thetford, with the aim of delivering real understanding and changes on the ground. This area encompasses a unique landscape in Britain with an incredible and much overlooked heritage and biodiversity. It has been selected to be a representative core of the whole Brecks area and contains The three main landscape character types of the Brecks, the two main population centers, and the greatest concentration of heritage assets.

For more information visit: www.breakingnewground.org.uk 2 The Breckland Biodiversity Audit is available to download here 3 References ^ Nick Ford Photography (www.nickpix.co.uk) ^ www.breakingnewground.org.uk (www.breakingnewground.org.uk) ^ The Breckland Biodiversity Audit is available to download here (ec.europa.eu)

Attleborough & Thetford Weekly Crime summary 26 Feb 4 Mar 15 …

Breckland Home Watch Message 5 th March 2015 Over the last week and a half we have suffered a few burglaries to private and commercial premises. The preferred means of entry to the private dwellings has been forcing a rear or side window. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious persons entering your home or a neighbour s property and do not be afraid of using 999.

A description of the suspicious persons together with any vehicle details and direction of travel would greatly assist attending officers. Home owners are encouraged to review their own home security and the following link gives crime prevention advice: http://www.norfolk.police.uk/safetyadvice/homesecurity/burglary.aspx 1 You can also request a free home crime prevention survey by calling 101. Message from Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley Please note the information contained within the crime summary is information suitable for public distribution and does not include certain categories that may have personal privacy or data protection implications.

11242/15 Attempted Burglary in a Building other than a Dwelling CLOVER ROAD ATTLBEBOROUGH Between 28 Feb 2015 12:30 and 01 Mar 2015 18:00 Attempted entry to garage causing damage to door.

10832/15 Burglary Dwelling MILL LANE ROCKLAND ALL SAINTS ATTLEBOROUGH Between 27 Feb 2015 17:00 and 28 Feb 2015 10:54 Property entered and items stolen.

10587/15 Burglary in a Building other than a Dwelling LING ROAD NORTH LOPHAM DISS Between 26 Feb 2015 17:30 and 26 Feb 2015 22:30 Building entered and items stolen.

10775/15 Other Criminal Damage CEDAR DRIVE ATTLEBOROUGH Between 27 Feb 2015 17:30 and 28 Feb 2015 10:00 Item in children s play area broken.

11550/15 Other Criminal Damage ROUDHAM NORWICH Between 27 Feb 2015 16:00 and 28 Feb 2015 09:00 Doors of property damaged.

11045/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere WEST CHURCH STREET KENNINGHALL NORWICH Between 13 Jan 2015 19:48 and 22 Feb 2015 19:48 IP alleges that unknown person/s have removed 600 litres of heating oil from the tank at his address. Means unknown.

11187/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere ILLINGTON ROAD Between 28 Feb 2015 10:30 and 02 Mar 2015 07:30 Offenders have attended location and entered two static trailers and stolen items from within. Offenders have then made off in unknown direction.

10645/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Building Other Than A Dwelling ST. MARTINS WAY THETFORD Between 25 Feb 2015 17:30 and 26 Feb 2015 08:00 Skylights on property damaged.

10824/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Building Other Than A Dwelling RIVERSIDE WALK THETFORD Between 13 Feb 2015 00:01 and 14 Feb 2015 14:42 Corner of facia on property damaged.

11238/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Building Other Than A Dwelling WHITE HART STREET THETFORD Between 27 Feb 2015 17:30 and 28 Feb 2015 10:30 Window of property damaged 10909/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Vehicle ST. JOHNS WAY THETFORD Between 01 Mar 2015 00:50 and 01 Mar 2015 01:00 Wing mirror pulled from vehicle.

10910/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Vehicle ST.

JOHNS WAY THETFORD Between 01 Mar 2015 00:50 and 01 Mar 2015 01:00 Wing mirror on vehicle damaged.

11498/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Vehicle DURHAM WAY THETFORD Between 02 Mar 2015 15:00 and 03 Mar 2015 14:00 Sugar poured into vehicle fuel tank causing damage.

10901/15 Robbery (Personal) RIVERSIDE WALK THETFORD Between 28 Feb 2015 20:40 and 28 Feb 2015 21:00 Person assaulted.

11067/15 Theft From A Motor Vehicle THETFORD Between 01 Mar 2015 15:20 and 01 Mar 2015 16:20 Vehicle entered and wallet stolen.

11446/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere FOULDEN ROAD ICKBURGH THETFORD Between 02 Mar 2015 09:30 and 02 Mar 2015 20:00 Garden table and chairs stolen.

11527/15 Theft In A Dwelling Other Than From Automatic Machine Or Meter SALISBURY WAY THETFORD Between 16 Feb 2015 05:50 and 02 Mar 2015 10:00 Cash stolen from property.

References ^ http://www.norfolk.police.uk/safetyadvice/homesecurity/burglary.aspx (www.norfolk.police.uk)

Attleborough & Thetford Neighbourhoods Weekly Crime summary 15

Breckland Home Watch Message 22 nd January 2015 This week s Home Watch message draws your attention to the fact that we are still receiving reports of dwelling burglaries. They are sporadic, which makes it difficult for the police to anticipate where the offenders might strike next and plan appropriately. On this basis, this week s message is a plea for you the public to report any suspicious activity, be it persons carrying out random door to door enquiries or sales, vehicles cruising about in areas where the vehicle appears out of place or the behaviour of the persons, which causes suspicion.

You never know that small piece of information that you provide might just be what leads the police to making effective arrests. Please remember as much detail as you can, a pen and paper by the phone is always a good idea to record what you see whilst it is still fresh. The police are interested in colour, make and model of vehicles and especially the registration number.

Any description of the occupants and a direction of travel are also valuable. It is worth remembering that statistically in Norfolk you are likely to be burgled not more than once in every 400 years. We still live in a very safe county so please do not be alarmed by this message.

Together we can address this criminal activity. As always, any concerns or requests for Crime Prevention advice can be requested via 101 which is the same number to use in the event of a non-emergency Please dial 999 in the event of ongoing suspicious activity or a crime in progress. Message from Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley Please note the information contained within the crime summary is information suitable for public distribution and does not include certain categories that may have personal privacy or data protection implications.

2602/15 Burglary in a Building other than a Dwelling WATTON ROAD LARLING NORWICH Between 15 Jan 2015 17:50 and 15 Jan 2015 20:30 Trailer and pressure washer stolen form property.

3153/15 Burglary in a Building other than a Dwelling GRANGE ROAD NEW BUCKENHAM NORWICH Between 20 Jul 2014 18:00 and 15 Jan 2015 14:00 Chainsaw stolen.

3245/15 Other Criminal Damage to A Dwelling NEW NORTH ROAD ATTLEBOROUGH Between 17 Jan 2015 10:30 and 19 Jan 2015 17:38 Window damaged.

2840/15 Theft From A Motor Vehicle EAST HARLING NORWICH Between 17 Jan 2015 12:10 and 17 Jan 2015 12:30 Handbag stolen from vehicle.

3620/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere MALLOW CLOSE ATTLEBOROUGH Between 20 Jan 2015 17:30 and 21 Jan 2015 07:40 Rattan effect planter stolen 2741/15 Other Criminal Damage RUTHERFORD WAY THETFORD Between 24 Dec 2014 16:00 and 16 Jan 2015 10:00 Two steel posts damaged.

3608/15 Other Criminal Damage MONKSGATE THETFORD Between 18 Jan 2015 09:00 and 21 Jan 2015 09:00 Wall damaged with paint.

3522/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Building Other Than A Dwelling BURRELL WAY THETFORD Between 20 Jan 2015 18:30 and 21 Jan 2015 07:45 Window damaged.

3158/15 Other Criminal Damage to A Dwelling BRANDON ROAD THETFORD Between 13 Jan 2015 15:00 and 14 Jan 2015 09:00 Football kicked at window causing damage.

3251/15 Other Criminal Damage to A Dwelling ST.

LEONARDS STREET MUNDFORD THETFORD Between 16 Jan 2015 15:00 and 18 Jan 2015 13:00 Eggs thrown at door causing damage.

3559/15 Other Criminal Damage to A Dwelling GREEN LANE THETFORD Between 20 Jan 2015 20:00 and 20 Jan 2015 21:15 Stones thrown at window causing damage.

2617/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Vehicle EARLS STREET THETFORD Between 15 Jan 2014 00:01 and 15 Jan 2014 23:59 Vehicle damaged.

2678/15 Theft From A Motor Vehicle THETFORD Between 14 Jan 2015 17:00 and 15 Jan 2015 06:03 Red diesel syphoned from vehicle.

2962/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere STATION ROAD THETFORD Between 17 Jan 2015 16:30 and 17 Jan 2015 19:00 Heater stolen.

3175/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere SCHOOL ROAD FOULDEN Between 17 Jan 2015 16:00 and 18 Jan 2015 10:00 Royal mail post box stolen.

3209/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere RUTHERFORD WAY THETFORD Between 16 Jan 2015 16:00 and 19 Jan 2015 09:00 Two roofing vents stolen.

3538/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere MUNDFORD Between 17 Jan 2015 11:00 and 19 Jan 2015 17:00 Three Royal Mail Post Boxes stolen.

2648/15 Theft Of Pedal Cycle MILLINGTON COURT THETFORD Between 15 Jan 2015 18:00 and 16 Jan 2015 09:00 Bicycle stolen.

3036/15 Theft Of Pedal Cycle LONDON ROAD THETFORD Between 17 Jan 2015 23:00 and 18 Jan 2015 01:20 Bicycle stolen.