Partners in Town: Wayland Job Fair was a great success

Jan Godfrey. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Jan Godfrey. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

The warm weather in March has brought out the spring flowers in abundance already.

It is a delight to drive through the Wayland villages, where displays of daffodils and primroses bring colour to the verges, along with the blossoming hedges and the magnolias in the gardens.

This year’s Wayland Job Fair, which took place on Tuesday, March 28 at the Queens Hall in Watton, was another resounding success.

More than 170 people from Watton and the surrounding area came along to meet more than 25 employers including Center Parcs, Wincanton and the RAF, as well as a number of organisations available to talk to about apprenticeships, training and help with transport to work.

Many people left with job opportunities to pursue and employers were delighted with the turnout by local people.

The event was the culmination of a wider Job Centre and Breckland Council roadshow that has been travelling to all Breckland towns over the past few months, with the aim of bringing jobs and advice to the communities where it is needed.

Following the success of the roadshow, it is hoped that this will now become a regular event in the calendar with another event planned in September and again in March 2018.

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The exhibition in the gallery at the beginning of April is by Elsing Artists – bold ceramics mingle with delicate watercolour and fine textiles and felting to create an elegant show which demonstrates the artists’ skills.

At the end of the month, the exhibition will be The World of Christine Watson. Christine has a diverse range of artistic skills and this will be a very interesting solo show.

On May 20, we will be holding an open day between 11am and 2pm at the Queens Hall, when Wayland residents can see, ask questions and make suggestions about what we and our partners do.

We will also take the opportunity to present the Wayland Volunteer of the Year awards.

Every community has among its members, people who give time, energy and resources to help their neighbours or the wider community.

If anyone wants to nominate a volunteer, they should contact Jan on 01953 880202.