New Buckenham is an historic market town, now effectively a village, in the Breckland District of Norfolk, England. Surrounded by mixed farmland, it lies some 15 miles (24km) SW of Norwich, 4 miles (7km) from Attleborough and 8 miles (13km) from Diss. Of particular interest and linked to its long history is the layout of streets in a near orthogonal medieval grid pattern.
WILLIAM BARBER CHARITY
The Trustees of the William Barber Trust have one alms-house that has just become available.
The accommodation comprises of a sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with managed communal front garden and outhouse behind. The property has central heating and double glazing throughout.
If you wish to apply for this accommodation please contact the Clerk to the Trustees in writing at the following addresses.
Mrs. Jenny Shorter
William Barber Almshouse Trust
38 Factory Lane
The closing date for applications is Monday 16th December 2019
Members of the New Buckenham Society have been collecting old photos, documents and cuttings of the village for years, now brought together and put on-line for all to see.
You can use the website to move about the village in the past, see what it looked like, who was there and what's been written. The Society is keen to hear from anyone who can lend photos or other material to put on the website, perhaps also histories of the New Buckenham families. Please tell your family and friends with New Buckenham connections.
New Buckenham is drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan that will guide the village's changes during the next twenty years. Issues include traffic, communuications, building, heritage and environment. At present (March 2018) an extensive consultation process is being carried out. When the Plan is finally approved by the statutory authorities - and the village! - it will have legal status.
For full details of the Neighbourhood Plan go to www.np4nb.online.
The Neighbourhood Plan team works on behalf of New Buckenham Parish Council.