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Welcome to Thompson Village Website

This a community website and we welcome contributions.  Do you have a  good Thompson photo you would like to share?  Do you want to advertise a local event?  Contact us and we will give your news front page space. 

Last updated: December 2021

Flooding Information

The Norfolk Stategic Flood Alliance and Norfolk County Council have produced two useful leaflets/booklets entitled "Be prepared for Flooding" which give advice about about being prepared for flooding and useful contacts and links.

To see these leaflets please follow the links below:-

Be prepared for flooding


One-number leaflet


 Thompson 5km and 10 km Runs

Sunday saw the running of the Annual Thompson5km and 10 km runs.  The event attracted in the region of 60 runners.  We are also fortunate that a local photographer has been kind enough to supply us with many photographs of the event. To see the photographs and the results please follow the relevant link below

Photgraphs of the 2021 event

Results 5 km run

Results 10 km run


Norfolk CC Spring into Wellbeing Campaign

Norfolk County Council's SPRING INTO WELLBEING campaign of events commences on 04 March 2021.  For information regarding the campaign and the events please follow the link below.

Spring into wellbeing

Food Waste Week

For information regarding Food Waste Week please follow the links below:



              2021 Census

The 2021 Census will record data on Sunday 21 March 2021.  For information about this years Digital-first Census including how data can be collected/submitted please follow the link below. 

                              Census link

Parish Council - Casual Vacancy
There being no applications to the Returning Officer to fill the vacnat post of Parish Councillor, Thompson Parish Council can now fill the vacancy by co-option.  Should you wish to be considered for the current Parish Councillor vacancy in the first place please contact the Parish Clerk.  Further information regarding the post and contact details for the Parish Clerk can be found by clicking the following link.

                            Link to vacancy information

Parish Council - Casual Vacancy

Following the resignation of a Parish Councillor a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor has occured.  If you are interested in filling this vacancy please click on the following link for details of of the vacancy and for application details.


Help to manage finances and

 avoid scams for people at risk and those who support them

The National Trading Standards Scam Team have produced guidance on managing finanace and avoiding scams.  It is especially useful for people at risk and those who support them, but it will provide valuable pointers to us all. Please click on the following link to view or download the document.

Help to manage finance and avoid scams


AGM of Thompson Millennnium Green Charitable Trust registered Charity No. 107130

Due To the on-going CoVid 19 situation this years AGM of the Thompson Millennium Green Charitable Trust will be a virtual meeting helod on line via Zoom.  For details of the meeting and how to attend it please follow the link.


National Survey - give your views on the sharing of Health data

Watton Medical Practice is involved with a national research study which is open to all UK residents and aims to establish patient and public views on the sharing of health data through a national survey. We wondered whether you might be willing to help us spread the word about this study or might even want to get involved yourself? Anyone at any surgery in the country can take part!

For further information follow the link


Coronavirus pandemic

Thompson Parish Council are preparing a list of vulnerable people who need assistance and also of people willing to help those needing assitance during this outbreak.  The initial contact is the Parish Clerk and any names/information given will be held in the strictest confidence and destroyed at theconclusion of the current emergency.  A leaflet drop to all properties in the village will be carried out in the next day or so but meanwhile for more information please

click on this link

Meal deliveries

If you are self-isolating and can't get out for a meal Richard at the Thompson Chequers is offering a takeaway and delivery service of food on his menu.  To place an order or to discuss your requirements please contact Richard on 01953 483360

Click on this link for the day to day menu.

Postponement of Planning Inspectorate - Local Inquiry

The latest guidance on the Coronavirus pandemic has led to the Planning Inspectorate cancelling the Local Inquiry.  It will be re-arranged in due course and the dates advised on the village notice boards and on this website.

To see official notification of postponement click here

Cancellation of various village activies

In addition to the cancellation of of the Local Inquiry Thompson Community Hall have announced the cancellation of all Hall sponsored events until guidance from Public Health England suggests recommencemnt is ok.  Other Community Hall Users have also cancelled activities.

At present cancelled events are:

       Yoga (Thursday a.m.)

    Stitchers (Wednesday evening)

    WI (second Tuesday of month)

    Wayland Quilters (second & fourth Tuesday evening)

    Coffee mornings (every Tuesday morning)

    Lunch club (first Tuesday from 11:30)

     Games afternoons (First Tuesday from 2.00 pm)

    Indoor Curling (Thursday evening from 7.00 pm) 

    Ice CreamThursday (Thursday from 3.00 pm)

    Jigsaw Challenge (24th April)

    Film Night (3rd April & 15th May) 

    Line Dancing (Wednesday evenings)

The list will be updated.

Planning Inspectorate - Local Inquiry


The Planning Inspectorate are to hold a local inquiry as part of the determination of an order under section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.  The order making authority is Norfolk County Council and the title of the order is "Norfolk County Council (Thompson, Pockthorpe Lane) Modification Order 2018".

The Inquiry will commence at 10.00am on 07 April 2020  in Thompson Community Hall, School Road, Thompson, Norfolk IP24 1PY and is currently scheduled to last two days. 

For more details click here

Thompson 5 km and 10 km runs

The annual Thompson 5 km and 10 km runs took place today, Sunday 22nd September  2019.  The start was at 10am with some 49 runners in the 5km race and 107 runners in the 10km.   All runners completed the courses of this popular race event. The 10 km course was measured and the 5km course approximate.  The results and timings can be found by following the link below.  Both sets of results are on the page, it being necessary to click for either the 5km or 10km results.  The link given at the run was incorrect.

Results of 5km and 10 km runs

Parish Councillor Vacancy

A vacancy for a Parish Councillor has arisen owing to the resignation of a Councillor.  Should you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply to fill this vacancy please follow the "Notice of Vacancy" link below giving more details.  Also see the lnk to qualifiction criteria for a Parish Councillor. 

The display period for the Notice of Vacancy has now expired without any application for an election being requested.  The vacancy will now be filled by co-option.  Should you be interested in applying to fill this vacancy please follow the the instructions in the link below:

Application to be co-opted Thompson Parish Councill as a Parish Councillor

Qualifiction criteria

Fibre broadband comes to Thompson

Fibre to the property broadband is now available in some parts of Thompson and is already connected and in use in some properties.  If you have signed up to receive notification of the service from Openreach as yet notifications do not appear to have been provided so check with your service provider to find out of its availabilityto your property or use the Openreach checker - link below.  It is understood that not all service providers have yet made it available - BT have. 

Link to Openreach availability checker



Litter Pick

Another successful litter pick of Thompson and Merton was held on Saturday 3rd November 2018.  A couple of trailer loads of litter and tipped materials  trailer rubbish 2018were cleared from the villages.   Should you wish to join in with our next litter pick it will be in Spring 2019, please watch out for the date which will be annouced shortly.

2018 Thompson 10 km and 5 km Runs

Congratulations to all of the 164 runners who completed todays (23 September 2018) run.  The full results can be found by clicking the following link


Result provided by and can also be found on the links below.

10k -

 5k -


Norfolk Churches Trust Bike-ride

The Norfolk Charities Trust bike-ride takes place on Saturday 08th September 2018 between 9.00 am  and 5.00 pm.  For more information and to take part in the ride please follow the link:

Village litter pick

There was a good turn out for the spring litter pick which unfortunately collected a larger than normal amount of rubbish and fly tipped material from the village and roads leading to the village. The photo's show some of the 3 trailer loads of rubbish collected.

March 2018 litter pickMore litter March 2018

Littering and fly-tipping seems to be on the increase and with the new charges introduced for the disposal of some types of rubbish at Norfolk's disposal sites this is likely to get even worse.  If you see fly-tipped material within the boundaries of the village or even fly-tipping being carried out please report it, either to Breckland Council using the following link: Fly-tipping link to Breckland Council or should you not wish to report it directly inform the Parish Clerk who will report it for you.  Link to Parish Clerk

Battle Area Activity

To see current and future battle area activity please click on the Battle area acticity button above.  This will be updated as new data is received

Village Sign

You  may noticed that the Village Sign is no longer in place, it fell over during the recent windy spell of weather.  The sign was erected in 1977 to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubillee and was repaired in the 90's.  In the last few years the Sign was presented for proffessional repair and maintenance but deemed to be beyond repair.  It was subsequently re-assembled, oiled and re-instated on the oak pole, which has now failed resulting in further damage to the signed when it impacted with the ground.  After some 40 years the ravages of weather and time life coupled with this latest damage mean that a new sign is required.   It is estimated that new carved oak sign will cost between £6000 and £9000 and a cast aluminium sign between £4000 and £6000.  The lead time once an order is placed is likely to be about 1 year, so please don't expect to see the sign back soon.  Fund raising to obtain a replacement is required and to this end the Council is already investigating the possibility of grant aid helping with the cost of a new sign.

Litter pick

Our Autumn litter pick was well supported, 14 pickers collected all the material in the picture below.

Litter pick

The green bags and the clear plastic bags are picked litter and all the other rubbish is fly-tipped material.  The problem of fly-tipping is getting worse.  If you see fly tipping please report it either on the Breckland fly tipping link or to the Parish Clerk

Tuesday morning coffee morning - open 1st & 3rd Tuesday every month at Village Hall

Our coffee mornings tie in with the Active Norfolk Thompson Walks.  To find out more about these walks see

Don't forget the weekly regulars .......

Stitchers every Wednesday evening from 7:15pm both at the village hall - Novice meets experienced stitchers here - a great place to learn a craft and have a chat and laugh along the way.

Thompson WI meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except August.

For more information about whats on in Thompson click the events button at the top and bottom of this page.