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Britannia Alan Cook is your trusted local Thetford removals company. We have over 40 years’ experience successfully moving and storing our customer’s belongings in Thetford and the wider Norfolk area. We’re proud of our exceptional reputation for customer service. Our friendly and professional team are always on hand to assist with your removals and storage in Thetford.
Removal Services in Thetford
Britannia Alan Cook is one of the leading removals companies in the East Anglia area. We can help whether you’re moving in Thetford, across Norfolk, or further afield nationally or even internationally. We’re known for our reliable and professional services and can supply everything you need for a hassle-free move, from the packing material to an expert packing service. We also have removal specialists who can safely move antique and precious items, as well as having experience with commercial moves in Thetford, to get your business securely relocated with minimal downtime.
Storage Services in Thetford
If you need storage in Thetford, we have a large and secure storage facility in Norfolk. Whether you need short-term storage to help between moves, or long-term storage, we can assist. We can store just a few items or a whole property’s worth, and we always offer competitive rates, working with you to find the right storage solution for your needs. We can even deliver a storage container to your home for you to load, and also offer a professional packing service to ensure they’re securely packaged for storage.
Thetford is a market town in Norfolk close to the Suffolk border and just east of Thetford Forest, the largest lowland pine forest in Britain. There is evidence of a settlement at Thetford that dates back to the Iron Age, and as such, the area is rich with history. Thetford Castle was established around the Norman Conquest and Thetford Priory, one of the most important East Anglican monasteries, was founded in 1103. Both sites can now be visited to learn more about the history.
After WW2, Thetford became an ‘overspill’ town for Londoners, vastly growing in size. Now, the town is a melting pot of different cultures and heritages, with a variety of restaurants, shops and attractions around the town. It’s notable for being the location where popular TV show Dad’s Army was filmed, and the town now houses a museum dedicated to the show. There is also a leisure centre with a swimming pool, a golf club, and plenty of other opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities and sports.
Moving to Thetford
The area of Fairfields is particularly popular amongst families, being in a quiet area and in the catchment area for a primary school. Abbeygate is known as a more affluent area and has a range of upmarket properties as well as shops and boutiques. The Ladies Estate area is popular among younger people, with a curving suburban layout and streets named after famous women.
Thetford’s average property prices are cheaper than the average in Norfolk, being £228,655 compared to the county average of £302,890. The majority of property sales have recently been for terraced homes, which sell for around £180,450. Detached homes sell for around £323,230 and semi-detached homes sell for an average of £212,102.
For renters, a one-bedroom flat will cost around £650 per month. A two-bedroom home will cost around £800 per month and a three-bedroom home will cost around £1,000 per month.
Schools in Thetford
There are a few primary schools in Thetford, although only one, Redcastle Family School, has been deemed Good by Ofsted. Norwich Road Academy and Admirals Academy were both judged to Require Improvement. Barnham Church of England VC Primary School and Elveden C of E Primary Academy are just outside of Thetford and received Good and Outstanding ratings respectively on their latest reports.
Thetford has one state secondary school in the town, Thetford Academy. It received a Good Ofsted rating on the latest report and has a pupil-to-teacher ratio of 15:6. There is also Thetford Grammar School, an independent school that met the required standards related to quality of education in the latest inspection by the ISI.
Transport Links in Thetford
Thetford railway station sits on the Breckland line between Norwich and Ely. Trains to Norwich take around 40 minutes and trains to Cambridge take around 45 minutes. Trains from Thetford to London Kings Cross take an hour and 40 minutes with one change.
Thetford bus station is a short walk from the town centre and railway station. Routes connect the town to other areas of the county and further afield, including Bury St Edmonds, Mildenhall, King’s Lynn and Watton.
Thetford sits on the A11 road between London and Norwich. Driving to Norwich from Thetford takes about 45 minutes and to Cambridge takes around 50 minutes. Driving to Central London from Thetford takes around two hours.
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