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Dereham Cares – support for Toftwood & Dereham residents
March 29, 2020

Dereham Cares will provide help and support to people living in Dereham and Toftwood by matching them with a volunteer who can help with essentials such as collecting a prescription, talking on the phone to combat isolation, or delivering basic foodstu …

Dereham Cares – yes we do!
March 27, 2020

More than 60 people have already registered with the Dereham Cares scheme in order to help people facing difficulties as a result of being isolated due to the Corona Virus. The scheme launched less than a week ago and has already gained over 60 volunte …

Dereham Cares support scheme needs your help
March 23, 2020

District Councillor Alison Webb is leading a new scheme, Dereham Cares, together with District Councillors Hilary Bushell and Phillip Duigan. The Dereham Cares project is designed to provide help and support to people who find themselves isolated with …

New pocket park planned for Dereham
March 5, 2020

A new community pocket park is to be developed, offering a new tranquil public meeting space, community garden and a performance area in the heart of Dereham. The plans for the park will now become a reality in 2020 due to a successful funding partners …

Now you can get updates about the work that we do!
December 30, 2019
People value reading news and updates

Image: Daniel Munoz/Reuters The good news is that you can now sign up to receive updates from the aboutDereham Partnership. These are sent out by email (no trees were involved) about once every two months – so you won’t get bombarded! But you will have …

We hope we did our little town proud – yes, you did!
November 17, 2019
Dereham Community Crafters

We were all terribly sad to hear that the Dereham Carnival which has brought so much enjoyment to thousands of Dereham families will no longer go ahead in 2020. The Chairman and all of the volunteers who made it happen are also saddened that they now f …

Help us to help others in Dereham
August 23, 2019

Helping out helps Dereham Have you ever thought you would like to help others but don’t know where to start? Have you sometimes thought it would be nice to get out more and meet new people? We are lucky in Dereham to have many small community groups pr …

Results of wayfinding study now released
July 18, 2019

The aboutDereham Partnership has received the completed report recommending new pedestrian signs for Dereham town centre from specialist consultants Streetwise. The expert from Streetwise, Peter McGrail, spent a week walking all the streets in the town …

Dereham hero 55 years on still raising money for animal charities
May 14, 2019

Local Dereham hero, Shirley Ramm has raised thousands of pounds for a whole host of charities. As Shirley explained, she cannot bear to see animals suffering and will do everything to ensure that abandoned or ill treated pets receive the care and treat …

AboutDereham Partnership – just over one year old!
April 30, 2019

Tell us about your volunteer opportunities! The aboutDereham Partnership is a little over one year old, depending if you take the start date as being the very first meeting or when we formally adopted our constitution. In a fairly short space of time, …

Let’s keep our town clean!
March 18, 2019
Trash Tribe in Dereham

On Saturday 16th March, the Trash Tribe, a local environmental group from the charity Pure Clean Earth, took to the streets of Dereham for the second time. With positivity being the philosophy, the group cleared trash from the streets, the entire car p …

Rural transport scheme launched to get Breckland back to work
February 21, 2019

Get Moving with Tripstart Breckland Need help getting into work? Tripstart Breckland could help! Tripstart Breckland can provide: – Help overcoming barriers to getting a job – One to one support – Confidence boost – Motivation – Support with finding ot …

Deadline imminent for funding for Community Innovation
February 11, 2019
Elderly lady alone

The final countdown has begun for residents, charities and community groups to submit their applications for grant funding to help develop innovative projects which could help tackle isolation and improve health and-well-being within the Breckland dist …

Join the Trash Tribe in Dereham, Saturday 9th February
February 8, 2019
Trash collection team

Trash collection team Pure Clean Earth, a new online environmental group tackling plastic pollution in Attleborough, is expanding its “Trash Tribe” to Dereham and is calling for volunteers to help clean up the town. The new TrashTribe event will take p …

aboutDereham makes successful bid to Market Town Initiative
December 5, 2018

The aboutDereham Partnership has been awarded up to £4,900 from Breckland Council’s Market Towns Initiative for a study to improve the pedestrian signs in the town centre. The group, formed in January, is an association of voluntary and community group …

Group aims to shout about everything that is good about Dereham
November 23, 2018
Biscuit celebrates Xmas in Dereham

A scene from the 2018 Dereham Carnival. Picture: Nick Butcher A community organisation is working to shout about all that is good about Dereham. The aboutDereham Partnership wants everyone to know about Dereham – where it is, its many amenities and att …

Messy Church welcomes the Mayor of Dereham to their Harvest Session
October 31, 2018
Mayor of Dereham Hilary Bushell joins in the Messy Church at St Nicholas

31 children and 61 adults came to the October half-term session of Messy Church. They were surprised and delighted to find a special visitor who joined in the fun and messiness of their family fun morning….the Mayor of Dereham! Mayor of Dereham Hilary …

The Osiligi Maasai Warriors perform their tribal songs and dances in Dereham
October 12, 2018
The Osiligi Maasai Warriors perform at St Nicholas Church

The Osiligi Maasai Warriors enter St Nicholas Church On 7th October 2018, the Osiligi Maasai Warriors made their spectacular entrance into St Nicholas Church where they performed tribal songs and dances before a rapt audience. It was difficult to pack …

Teddy bears zipwire down 19th century windmill for fundraising event
September 6, 2018

 Dereham Windmill’s popular teddy bear zipwire fundraiser saw dozens of families turn out on Sunday September 2 to soak up the fun-fuelled afternoon. Eager stuffed toy owners were quick to sign up their cuddlies for a zipwire ride down from the top of …

Community groups team up to promote market town as a ‘great place to visit’
August 22, 2018

The Dereham Carnival parade in 2017 which attracted hundreds of visitors. Picture: Antony Kelly A new partnership has been created to showcase the many things Dereham has to offer locally and nationally. More than 70 voluntary and community organisatio …