Nottingham Building Society's Fakenham branch
A market town in Norfolk, Fakenham is located 25 miles north west of Norwich and just under 20 miles north east of King’s Lynn. Accessible via the A1065 or A148, its attractions include the racecourse and the Museum of Gas and Local History - the only surviving town gasworks in England and Wales, complete with all equipment used for the manufacture of gas from coal. The name Fakenham is Saxon, possibly meaning Fair Place/Place on a Fair River, or hamlet (ham) on the river.
Our branch is prominently positioned in the town centre, on Bridge Street, close to retail outlets including a coffee shop and opticians, a hair salon and pubs. The experienced and friendly team are on hand to discuss a range of savings accounts or talk about financial or estate planning. They can also assist with finding a mortgage through our mortgage broker service, provided by Nottingham Mortgage Services, or help you with home insurance.
Services available at our branch include
Bite-sized fact: Kinnerton Confectionary, the first brand to offer character chocolate in the UK (in 1978), is based in Fakenham. Due to them making everything from Easter eggs to advent calendars they are now a household name.
Fakenham is located near: Brandon, Bury St Edmunds, Cromer, Dereham, King’s Lynn, Newmarket, Norwich, Swaffham, Thetford and Watton.
4 Bridge Street
Tel 01328 594 100
Fakenham branch in the news
Branch cheque in with local charity
Fakenham charity First Focus received a welcome boost when we dropped in to present them with a cheque for £3,300.
The charity was one of nine fantastic organisations who received Grants For Good totalling £32,000 from The Nottingham.
Assistant Branch Manager Claire Brown (centre) handed the donation over to the charity’s April Simnor (left) and Clarissa Belson.
It will assist First Focus in their work with job centres and colleges to achieve employability via online training courses, personal life skills, job applications and CV writing and life skills.
Festive support for children’s charity
Fakenham colleagues painted the perfect picture to encourage other local businesses to take part in a colourful idea to help change young lives in the region.
Our branch became a drop-off point for the Break Christmas Arts and Crafts Appeal 2018. The charity offers a wide range of services, including the provision of homes for looked after children across East Anglia.
Colleagues clubbed together to kick-start the collection in the form of two giant art sets - which in turn will be used by youngsters supported by Break to make decorations and cards for their families.
Assistant Branch Manager Claire Brown said: “We support Break’s view that every child and young person deserves a home where they feel safe and loved. It very much fits with our ethos of everyone having a roof over their head. We were delighted to be involved.”