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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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