A community partnership is celebrating half a decade's work helping to improve a mid Norfolk town.

AboutDereham is celebrating its fifth birthday, having undertaken important work such as the creation of the Ellenor Fenn Garden in Dereham's town centre since the group's launch in 2018.

Mike Webb, group chairman, said: “I want to thank all the organisations, individuals, members and businesses who have shown their continued support for the town of Dereham.

“The efforts made to promote our town and to generate a sense of pride and belonging has been phenomenal.

"I’d also like to thank the management team, without whom aboutDereham could not function.

“We’ll continue to build a coordinated three-way partnership between the community and voluntary sector with the public, including our three local councils, and business sectors.

Dereham Times: Mike Webb Chairman of aboutDerehamMike Webb Chairman of aboutDereham (Image: Breckland Communications Team)

“We’ll only continue to be successful by working in partnership with others.”

Mr Webb said aboutDereham's website was a key part of its success. 

The website includes details on clubs and organisations, attractions, events, news and volunteering.

AboutDereham's goal is to "promote and contribute" to help the town become economically successful and culturally vibrant.

It brings together 35 voluntary and community organisations in and around the town. 

Its projects have included creating fingerposts signing the way to major town attractions and working with Breckland Council to create and launch Ellenor Fenn Garden in Wright’s Walk.

Dereham Times: A series of information panels unveiled in Dereham, with the help of aboutDerehamA series of information panels unveiled in Dereham, with the help of aboutDereham (Image: aboutDereham)

The group is now looking ahead to the next five years and hopes to encourage the town council to implement a community toilet scheme, and the creation and installation of brown tourist signs on the A47.