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Businessman Jo Pearson, chosen to lead Thetford Town Board after £20million town investment





A Thetford businessman has been chosen to lead a new board set to help transform the town with £20million worth of investment.

Jo Pearson of the Pearson Group, has been selected as the first chairman of the new Thetford Town Board.

Earlier this year, as part of the national budget, it was announced that Thetford is in line to receive £20 million from the Long Term Plans for Towns Fund.

New Thetford Town Board Chairman Jo Pearson, left, at the town's Captain Mainwaring statue. Picture: Breckland Council
New Thetford Town Board Chairman Jo Pearson, left, at the town's Captain Mainwaring statue. Picture: Breckland Council

Breckland Council, which is the accountable body for the central government funding, set up the Thetford Town Board to help steer the investment and map out priorities in the town over the coming years.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Pearson said: “I am honoured to have been appointed to the role of Thetford Town Board Chairman.

“Many across Thetford will know me or they will know my family business, having been central to the Thetford business community for over four generations.

“I am looking forward to putting my passion for Thetford into action, bringing together new board members, defining our priorities, and allocating investment in the town, over the coming years.”