Thetford born & schooled, Terry is passionate about Thetford and has family links to the area stretching back many generations. He is involved in numerous local groups including being the Chairman of the Charles Burrell Centre Board, a Trustee of the Thetford Community Association and was elected to Thetford Town Council aged 22 in 2008. Terry was elected Mayor of Thetford for the 2016/17 Mayoral year and he is believed to be the youngest Mayor of Thetford in its more than 800 years of a Mayoralty. Terry also serves on Breckland District Council and Norfolk County Council. He is an avid social media user with an online blog – www.jermysjournal.blogspot.com and on Twitter via @CllrTerryJermy
Terry was approached by the previous owners of the About Thetford magazine in 2014 and asked if he wished to take over the business so that they could retire. Despite being particularly busy already he agreed to the new challenge as he wanted to see the magazine continue and develop further as it is such an important resource locally. Terry convinced his brother and sister to join him and establish a new Ltd Company (In and About Thetford Ltd) which purchased the publishing rights to the magazine.
Terry produced the first magazine under the new ownership in November 2014 and has served as Editor since that time. During this time the magazine has grown and developed further with 12,500 magazines now printed every month and the delivery area extended to include more of the rural area surrounding Thetford. There have been new features added and he is always thinking creatively with each issue.
Karen-Emma is About Thetford’s Assistant Editor and Marketing Officer and she loves her role as it is so varied. Meeting with people from the community and business worlds and putting together articles and content for the magazine comes naturally to her.
Previously Karen-Emma has worked within the museum service in Norfolk as well as with “Visit Ely” and also has a degree in Fashion under her belt too!
If you are thinking of advertising with us or indeed if you already advertise but think a refresh of your ad is in order get in touch with Karen and she can advise you as to what will work, help plan a campaign with you. It’s also important to Karen that you feel able to send in information and photos from groups that you are a part of that you think others in Thetford may want to know about and get involved with!
With 2 grown up children now off at Uni, Karen-Emma has time again to spend on her interests and hobbies which very recently have included keeping chickens. She also loves creativity and has a spinning wheel in her home and can make threads and wools to knit garments with!
Getting to know what’s happening in our fabulous town is something our Assistant Editor is passionate about.
The About Thetford magazine is an independent community magazine covering the town of Thetford and it’s surrounding villages
13,000 copies are printed and distributed every month which ensures every household in Thetford, Croxton and Barnham is covered.