The Street (part) Norfolk Homes and Community Centre

Before "Norfolk Homes" building program started this aerial picture shows The Street in 1998. (Pic.Ann Garton).

The Street looking south in early 2000.

(Pic. copyright Mike Page).

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The site of Budgens and the Community Centre in 1993. (Pic's Mike Fordham)

From The Footpath looking south 1994.

(Pic. Mike Fordham).

1994 The scene looking west from the Village Hall car park.

2016 (Pic's. Mike Fordham).

June 2000 and work commences on the huge "Norfolk Homes" site on the west side of The Street.


By December 2000 progress had advanced to the roundabout stage and The Street would never look the same again.


June 2001. (Pic.R.Gooderham).

The new supermarket 'up and running' pictured in 2007. (Pic. R.Gooderham).

Development of 4 units at 'Bugdens' commences February 2017. (Pic's R.Gooderham).

Progress at March 2017.

April 2017

The scene looking east April 2017.

June 2017

The new skyline August 2017. (Pic's. R.Gooderham).

June 2018.


The Residential development continues.

July 2002. (Pic.'s Copyright Mike Page).

January 2003.

(Pic. copyright Mike Page).

May 2003

(Pic .copyright Mike Page).

April 2006.

(Pic. copyright Mike Page).

June 2006.

June 2006.

August 2006.

March 2007.

October 2008

March 2009.

June 2009.

(All Pic's. copyright Mike Page).

THE 'HEATH' area - the next stage. October 2010.

These four pictures taken from the central red dot on the aerial picture .

Looking West

Looking North

Looking East

Looking South

The 'Spine' road starts it's journey north

towards Stoke Road.

(Pic. R.Gooderham).

The Spine Road progressing across The Heath -July / October 2011. (Pic's R.Gooderham).
Looking south from the lakes Feb 2012. (Pic. Richard Gooderham).

Looking south from the lakes Feb 2012. (Pic. Richard Gooderham).

Looking north towards Stoke Road and the new roundabout. March,September and November 2012. See also Stoke Road entries.

Aerial view of the 'Heath' site October 2011.

(Pic. copyright Mike Page).

Aerial view looking north.March 2013 (Pic. copyright Mike Page).

The new 'Youth Pod' Situated at the S/W corner of the green play area.

March 2013 (Pic. Roger Bear)

June 2013 looking south from The Lakes at Hillside.(Pic. R.Gooderham).

Grading topsoil preparing for the next stage adjacent to the Lakes August 2013. (Pic. R.Gooderham. )

Various panoramic views of The Ridings area. March 2016

(Pic's R.Gooderham)..

Various panoramic views of The Ridings area. March 2016

(Pic's R.Gooderham)..


On 16/5/1993 exploratory "digs" were made on the land which was eventually to be the site for the Community Centre. Seen here are members of "Arkwrights", the main fund raisers for the project, at the first sample area. (Pic.R.Gooderham).

Seven years on and the new owners, Norfolk Homes, donate the site for the Community Centre and Police Beat Base to the village. (Pic.R.Gooderham).

2/9/2006 The footings are in at last, 13 years from the initial "digs". "PHEW" (Pic.R.Gooderham).

The frame goes up 30/9/2006 (Pic.R.Gooderham).

9/12/2006 (Pic.R.Gooderham).

13/1/2007. (Pic.R.Gooderham).

16/6/2007 nearing completion of the first phase and was opened on14/7/2007 - The Library was to follow on. (Pic.R.Gooderham).

The Library gets off the ground and by mid-September 2007 had reached this stage. It would be another seven months before opening day. (Pic.NPS South East Ltd.).

Finished at last!The Police Beat Base, on the left ,the Community Centre,with the opening of the Library,April 2008, the cultural centre of the village is complete. (Pic. R.Gooderham).

The official opening July 14th. 2007. Performed by Andrew Spruce and Douggie Potter .

The Queen's Birthday celebrations 11th. June 2016.

(Pic.'s Mike Fordham).


Covid 19 Vaccination Centre April 2021

Poringland Community Centre was selected to be one of the first vaccination centres in Norfolk and covered an area as far south as Diss. New Pic's 20/5

Marshalls usher vehicles arriving in the car park.

Residents in the checking in queue.

The check in desk.

The stock room.

Filling the syringes.

The waiting area.

'Ready' 'Steady'


All pictures Roger Bear.