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February edition of Biz Buzz now out! Learn more about the dark arts of business! Seminars in New Buckenham for all abilities – youngsters or mature workers planning a start-up. + Heavy lorries in the village…Are they bad for business? + Good news on Fuel Cell Vehicle we reported on last month + AND….of course…the Read More

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Parking, traffic and pavements

The NP team has just secured funding from Breckland Council to do a formal review of parking, traffic and pavements.  These were the issues foremost in the survey of resident opinion.  A consultant has been engaged and work will start soon, hopefully with some willing volunteers to count and measure.

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Walk and talk with the architect

Twenty people walked and talked with the architect, Ben Woodings BA (Hons) Arch, on 3rd November in glorious late autmn sunshine. We learned much about the differing styles of village architecture and how this knowledge might be incorporated in a Neighbourhood Plan design guide for any further development.

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Walk and Talk with the Architect

20 people walked and talked with the architect, Ben Woodings BA (Hons) Arch, Grad Dip Arch, on 3rd November in glorious late autmn sunshine. We learned much about the differing styles of village architecture and how this knowledge might be incorporated in a Neighbourhood Plan design guide for any further development.

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Meeting the ecologist

We met the professional ecologist on 25th September just before she ‘trod the land’ as part of her wildlife appraisal.  Already she has looked at the national and county data on wildlife relevant to New Buckenham and has found that there is relatively little recorded.  That’s not to say that the diversity of wildlife is Read More

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Visit to Norfolk Record Office

Funded by the Neighbourhood Plan project, a bunch of villagers went to Norfolk Record Office on 20 July. We had a conducted tour starting with the Reading Room where the public can call for and read any of the collection.    We proceeded behind the scenes to one of the Strongrooms where everything’s kept at Read More

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Research Phase

July 2018       We are now going through our research phase, with specialist reports being prepared.  Some special interest groups have now been formed as a direct result of the Neighbourhood Plan project.  Although much of this will not appear in the statutory Plan itself, these initiatives are a bonus to village life and are rightly Read More

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Open Day – one year on

Our Open Day, one year on from the official launch of New Buckenham’s Neighbourhood Plan, took place on 28th April.  As at the launch we had an excellent turnout from village residents.  Our poster display (see below) brings everyone up to date with what we’ve done and our provisional thoughts about how the Plan and Read More

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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 Read More

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Our second focus group met on Monday 5th March in the village hall to discuss the village’s voluntary organisations and clubs.  The group was led by Mary Dowson and TrishMallett.   As with reports from the other focus groups, their write-up of the meeting will be published at the Open Day on 28th April.

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