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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) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Faith and the Church estate

Faith and the Church estate             Our first focus group discussed Faith and the Church estate on 26th February. About 30 people came in spite of the freezing weather and had a constructive couple of hours covering a range of relevant … Continue reading

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The focus groups are coming!

The focus groups are coming!  We’ve done the survey of residents as individuals, now we want to get some collective views from people representing village organisations such as charities, voluntary services, fund raising and clubs.  The main question will be:  … Continue reading

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Mobile reception

From Charles Clarke      I run a property renting business.  The pathetic mobile signal is a major problem. I doubt if the proposed site at  Ragmere Road, Old Buckenham will make much difference. Thanks Charles.  The proposed mast is near Downmore … Continue reading

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We’ve just been awarded our next grant allocation from Locality, the government funding body for community projects such as ours.  The grant of just over £4,000 covers consultancy fees (professional town planning, heritage and landscape advice), focus group expenses including … Continue reading

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Meeting with planning consultant

Meeting with planning consultant. The team met Clare Wright MA MRTPI, an independent town planning consultant on 12th December (centre of photo). Although our engagement with the village and survey has gone well, we now need help from someone experienced … Continue reading

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The survey responses are now all the database – a very time consuming process, especially when faithfully transcribing all the comments. As we’ve said before, the forms are anonymous and those doing this have no idea who submitted them. What … Continue reading

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Survey ends 30 September

The survey of residents will end this Saturday, 30th September.  The on-line version was closed yesterday for technical reasons but completed paper survey forms may be delivered to Old Vicarage, Castle Hill Road, or at Thatched Cottage, Marsh Lane, by … Continue reading

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Most residents have now responded to the survey, but we are still accepting paper and on-line forms.  The team is now taking a break and will be back on track later in September. We detected that one of the questions … Continue reading

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