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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: November 2019


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.