Business Forum 26 March         Our third focus group is more of a forum to concentate on business in and around the village.  We’ve counted about 50 local businesses, ranging from high profile ones with several employees to individuals (sole traders) working quietly in the background.  What can the Neighbourhood Plan do for you?  Will you allow yourself to be helped, perhaps just with a few good ideas?  Whether you are a self-employed tradesman, an employer of others, a part-time online trader (eBay?) or a designer working from home, this event is for you.  Why not bring a work colleague?

Speakers include Jonathan Cage, president of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, and David Sparkes, a development adviser.  They can supply information, offer training and even suggest grants for your business.

The business forum is at New Buckenham Village Hall, 26 March from 7.30pm.  Quite nice light refreshments too!


The Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan

What is it?
The Plan will guide our Parish Council and Breckland District Council as to what we want for our village over the next 20 years.                                                                                        What will be in the Plan?
A whole range of issues such as traffic, wildlife, housing, village activities, heritage, recreation and tourism.                                                                                                                  Will anybody take any notice of it?
Yes, because the Plan will become a legal document under the Localism Act (2011) and must be used as a guide if any changes are to be made in the village.                                  Can I be involved?
Yes!  We’re done our big survey of residents’ opinion and next we’ll be involving other organisations as mentioned above and village groups such the under-16s and their parents.  At any time you can email the team or post a post on our Facebook page.         The Neighbourhood Plan is important for the village so we need to know what people think.  We welcome your comments – just email them to  info@NP4NB.online.   We will read them all and put them on the blog.  Have a look at our Facebook page as well.

Useful links:
New Buckenham Parish Council   www.newbuckenhampc.info
Breckland District Council www.breckland.gov.uk

New Buckenham’s neighbourhood planning working party. 

We are financially supported in large part by Locality, the grant funding body for community projects.