Where are we? Where are we going? Why? How will we get there?

These are the questions the Trust aims to answer as it begins the work to produce a new Strategic Plan -  and we would like your ideas!
The Trust’s work is guided by a strategic plan which sets out what the organisation wants to achieve over the next 5 year period. Work to produce the plan for the 2016-2021 has begun and the Trust is keen to hear the views of external organisations, visitors to our sites, and anyone else who is interested in the Trust’s activities.
We want to gather information on what you think are the strengths and weaknesses of the Trust, and explore potential future opportunities and possible threats - so that we can build up a picture of the current situation and decide where to go from here. 
Would you like to see more events happening at our sites or more opportunities to volunteer – or are you more interested in quiet walks and wildlife watching? Let us know by completing our online survey.
It should only take you 5-10 minutes. The information submitted will not be traceable to individuals. 
We look forward to hearing your views and ideas!

News in brief

  • Leafleting at Burgh Castle: Seven local people helped give out leaflets at Burgh Castle Roman Fort to explain our 'Dogs on Leads' policy from March - July, assisted by officers from Gt Yarmouth
  • New book: Susanna Wade-Martins’ new book The Conservation Movement in Norfolk: A History is now available: http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=14717
  • Saturday 2 May Horning Boat Show The Friends of St Benet’s Abbey will have a stall at the Horning Boat Show: http://www.horningboatshow.co.uk
  • Sunday 10th May from 2pm National Mills Day at St Benet’s Abbey: Alison Yardy of Norfolk Historic Environment Service, mill expert and co-author of A-Z of Norfolk Windmills: A Visual Guide Through Aerial Photography will be on site to answer questions about the 18th century mill at the Abbey. Free Friends of St Benet's Abbey guided tours of the mill and the wider Abbey site available at 3.00pm on Saturday and Sunday More inf: http://www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk/
  • Saturday 16 May 2015 NAHRG 25th Anniversary Conference in association with the Centre of East Anglian Studies: Anglo-Saxon East Anglia: 10.00 a.m. until late afternoon Lecture Theatre 3.02, Julian Study Centre, UEA. More info at http://nahrg.org.uk/event-article.php?id=22 or contact enquiries@nahrg.org.uk or ring 01953 453915. 
  • Saturday 23 May 11.00am – 4pm Caistor Roman Town Family Fun Day: including Roman and Icenian re-enactors, children’s archaeology-related activities, guided walks, teas in the church. Small charge for parking. Kindly funded by South Norfolk Council and Caistor St Edmund Parish Council.
  • Sunday 2nd August 2015 Boat trip to the Bishop’s service at St Benet’s Abbey. The Friends of St Benet's Abbey (TFOSBA) have chartered a special trip on the ‘Southern Comfort’ Mississippi River Boat from Horning to St Benet’s Abbey, to arrive in good time for the afternoon service and return by 18.00. St Benet's Abbey Guides will provide stories of the history and wildlife of St Benet’s as you travel. Tickets are £10.00 for the return journey. Please reserve tickets by email: tfosba@gmail.com