Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Summer Fair in Old Buckenham

Primary School activity
Old Buckenham Primary School are having a summer fair from 3pm to 4.30pm on Friday 29
June.  All members of the local community and invited to come along for an afternoon of games, stalls and refreshments to raise money for school funds. If you would be interested in being part of a tabletop sale for £5 please please contact the School office. It would be lovely if some of you could join in the activities.
The school is also looking for new members for the governing body, preferably outside the school community. If you are a local resident or business and you are interested in education and feel you could help the school develop further, they would love to hear from you. The commitment is to perhaps six meetings a year, plus any extra training you might wish to undertake. They are friendly bunch and are in need of some ‘fresh blood’ to provide a wider range of experience and a more objective viewpoint.

If you are interested in either of these items and need more information, please contact the school on 01953 860380 or office@oldbuckenham-pri.norfolk.sch.uk

Saturday, 16 June 2018

You have a choice in Old Buckenham

Take your pick
There are two pubs in Old Buckenham and their approach to the flood of football matches on television means you can take your pick about where to go.
One has posted on Facebook that "The Ox and Plough will be showing all World Cup games, some with free food".
Meanwhile from across the Green we have "Message to all partners and other non football-loving people. The Gamekeeper is a Football Free Zone and sanctuary".
Oh, decisions, decisions...

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

New school fete in Old Buckenham

Make a trip to Chapel Green


Sunday, 10 June 2018

Aerobatics over Old Buckenham

Comments from the Airfield manager
Matt Wilkins wishes to pass on this message:
Could you put in an item that last night's (Saturday 9 June) acrobatics north of Attleborough were nothing to do with us. The CAA permitted someone from Cambridgeshire to do a display way after our closing time. In any event we cannot prevent such things, were not consulted and are entirely blameless. We've received a couple of messages including one with copious swearing, entirely inappropriate and which we considered reporting to the Police. 
It's worth reminding people that once an aircraft leaves the ground we have zero control. We ask visitors and members to follow one of the largest patterns in the UK so as to avoid causing annoyance and 99% do. All transgressions are taken up with the pilot. We cannot stop anyone overflying anything anywhere. The law permits an aircraft to fly at 500 ft or more away (or above) any object. Our presence means that a two nautical miles radius around us is on every chart and therefore is likely to reduce air traffic above the area anywhere but our usual pattern.
There are dozens of airfields and even more farm strips. We at the airfield seem to get all the complaints despite going to great lengths to be good neighbours. We're happy to offer what assistance we can in directing people to the right person but would ask not to be sworn at prior to doing so.
We certainly have nothing to do with anything occurring after 8pm and for the most part we are all done well before 6pm. Aside from the Airshow, no aerobatics occur here.

Resolution time in Old Buckenham

Busy time for WI
Each year resolutions are submitted deemed worthy for the Women's institute to campaign on. Short listed to one or two, these are discussed and voted on by each WI throughout the country at their May meetings.
Two members of Old Buckenham WI had been to an information day and gave a very clear report on this year's resolution on Mental Health Matters. After a great deal of discussion, members decided to vote against the resolution with just two abstentions. It was considered that there was no clear way in which the WI could influence policy due to the nebulousness of the wording of the resolution.
President, Kate Lloyd gave a report on the WI Federation Annual Meeting which she and three members had attended. The speakers were Davina Tanner of Britannia Enterprises, responsible for the Britannia Cafe at Norwich Prison and Tim Bentinck, David Archer from the radio show.
Congratulations were given to the team of Gill Freitag, Barbara Frost, Susan Hunter and Doris Monkhouse who had won the Norfolk annual inter WI quiz held at Hempnall. The downside being that Old Buckenham have to set and host next year's quiz!
On the previous day ten members and three husbands were lucky enough to visit Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant. This Biomass energy facility became operational in April 2017 and burns straw, oil seed rape, miscanthus and woodchip to produce enough electricity to supply 82,000 homes saving 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year and producing little or no harmful pollutants. After refreshments and an introduction, everyone donned hard hats, hi-vis vests, goggles and gloves for a tour of the impressive plant. Many thanks go to Barbara Ives for organising this fascinating visit.
The next WI meeting is on Thursday 28 June when Liz Keeble will be talking on 'you are what you think'. Then on Thursday 26 July Jon Read will give a talk on Stainless Steel Tableware with the evening's competition being for a piece of stainless steel.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Vandalism in Old Buckenham

Message from Chapel Green School
The office at Chapel Green School has contacted the blog editor today. Their message was:
"We have unfortunately arrived into school today with vandalism and arson. Police have been informed and we have released the following notice:
Vandalism has occurred at the brand new Chapel Green School site
Pupils and staff are devastated to find a new tree snapped in half and a footpath sign destroyed through arson.
We are sure our local community shares our hurt and disappointment. If anyone has any further information regarding this incident, please contact the police and the school.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Sale at Old Buckenham Methodist Church

Buying and selling
On Saturday 23 June a Table Top Sale will be held from 10am to 12 noon at Old Buckenham Methodist Church in Hargham Road. To book a pitch in advance please phone 01953 861207 or 860599. 
There will be no charge for the pitch, they are just asking for a small donation at the end. Why not take part to make a bit of cash or come and browse for a bargain. 
All are welcome. Teas and coffees will be available.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance will be having a stall at this event

Friday, 1 June 2018

June events in Old Buckenham

Diary dates for June 

Saturday 2   WI coffee morning, 59 Fen Street, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Monday 4   Monday Mardle, Church Rooms, 2.15pm to 4.15pm

Tuesday 5   Coffee and chat, Church Rooms, 10.30am onwards

Wednesday 6   Chapel Friendship Group, Methodist Chapel, 2.30pm

Thursday 7   Parish Council, Village Hall, 7.30pm

Friday 8     Visits from Mobile Library during morning

Sunday 10 Windmill open to public, 2pm to 5pm

Wednesday 13 Luncheon Club, Village Hall, 10am to 2pm

Thursday 14   Breckland Flower and Garden Club, Village Hall, 2pm 

Thursday 14   Social and Wine Circle, Church Rooms, 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Monday 18   Monday Mardle, Church Rooms, 2.15pm to 4.15pm

Wednesday 20 Songs of Praise, Methodist Chapel, 7.30pm

Saturday 23   Table Top sale, Methodist Chapel, 10am to 12 noon

Saturday 23    Cream teas,  26 Hargham Road, 2pm to 5pm

Wednesday 27 Luncheon Club, Village Hall, 10am to 2pm

Thursday 28   Women's Institute, Village Hall, 7.30pm 

Saturday 30   Open gardens throughout village, 11am to 5pm

Thursday, 31 May 2018

June edition of Old Buckenham newsletter

All the latest news
Copies of the June newsletter has now been spread around the village. This issue also contains the schedule for the open village produce and handicraft show that takes place on Sunday 9 September. It's not too early to think about what classes you will be entering.



Thursday, 24 May 2018

Coffee morning in Old Buckenham


Refreshing morning
Book this date to go along and relax in the garden while enjoying those Women's Institute homemade cakes.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Latest from Old Buckenham Parish Council

May Parish Council minutes
Old Buckenham Parish Council held a meeting on Thursday 3 May. The councillors present were Adrian Joel (Chairman), Ben Devlin, Jon Hicks, Phil Little, Andy Nichols and Steve Milner along with Kerry Talbot (temporary clerk) and four members of the public. Apologies for absence had been received from Gemma Frost.
Election of chairman. The Clerk invited applicants/nominations for chairman of the council for 2018/19. Several nominations were received and ballot took place resulting in Phil Little being appointed as the Chair and then signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office which was passed to Adrian Joel for action.
Election of vice-chair. The Clerk invited applicants for vice-chair. Jon Hicks was nominated, seconded and approved for this post.
Minutes of April meeting. These were approved.
Matters arising from April minutes. Phil Little asked councillors to update the meeting at this stage in future meetings with any action points allocated to them. Adrian Joel commented that matters arising from the previous minutes had been addressed with the exception of pollution. Adrian Joel also added that ‘Two Wheel Tuesday’ supervision, signs and marshalling were excellent and no roads were blocked. Phil Little stated that the pollution was not something that the council felt they could address at the current time without any documented evidence.
Public participation relating only to agenda items. A parishioner said he was attending to object to planning application in respect of the Asparagus field off Cake Street. Outline planning had been granted but the revised submission is now substantially larger, not compatible with adjacent buildings and concern was raised regarding the impact on flooding in this part of Cake Street with excess surface water leading to sanitary issues. The
Chairman advised parish council involvement in the planning process and they can only put forward comments. Breckland Council make the decisions. Chairman stated that he was keen for the public to understand that this part of the meeting was not a discussion group and the public were invited to discuss agenda items only. The Chair will endeavour to make process easier for the public to participate and to find a medium ground to enable the parish council to function. This will be a work in progress with the Council looking to serve the whole community. He addressed the issue of allowing parishioners a second opportunity to talk at the end of the meeting but advised that current Standing Orders state that the meeting must conclude by 10pm.
Parish Clerk and councillor vacancies. The position of Parish Clerk has been filled and a job offer issued. Phil Little advised that there were a couple of issues to resolve but was confident that the clerk will be in place for the next meeting. Adrian Joel said that since the last meeting, when Lauren Wiseman was co-opted onto the Council, she has since indicated she did not wish to take up the position and would not be making the statutory declaration of acceptance of office. The vacancy would need to be advertised again. This means that the Council is still short of four councillors and Phil Little will contact theprevious two applicants to ascertain if they are still interested.
General data protection. Adrian Joel advised that a Data Protection Officer was not needed for parish councils. He asked all councillors to complete a declaration to provide permission for use of data and their preferred method of contact. These would need to be passed to the new clerk. Also the parish council computer would need to be searched for ‘old’ data and removed and a Parish Clerk ll members of working parties will need to complete the form.
Planning applications. Asparagus Field, Cake Street. Dwelling and garage (3PL/2018/0387/F). Resolved, with 4 voting in favour and 2 abstentions, not to approve the application
Barn at Roughlands Farm, Grove Road. Change of use of agricultural building to dwelling (permitted development) (3PN/2018/0017/UC). Decided, unanimously, not to submit a view.
East View, Attleborough Road. New garden store extension (3PL/2018/0181/HOU). Noted that this application has been approved by Breckland District Council.
Homestead, The Green. Erection of dwelling and garage. (3PL/2018/0195/D). Noted that this application has been approved by Breckland District Council.
Financial matters. The Current account balance is £42,765 and the Premium account balance is £2,873.20. The sum of £185 has been received from the Eleemosynary Charity and was available to use for the benefit the whole village. The payments approved included £218 to the community car drivers, £90 for cutting the recreation area and £545 for work on the village sign. The Bank Mandate to be changed once a new clerk is in place. Steve Milner pointed out that Barclays will be closing their branch in Attleborough and wondered how this would affect the Council’s banking. Adrian Joel suggested remaining with Barclays and reviewing once the new Clerk was in place.
Chairman’s report. As the new Chair, Phil Little would like to ensure that the Council actions all issues that they have committed to. In terms of planning Phil Little would like to remove any ambiguity and make clear that the parish council are part of the consultation process and do not make decisions. He would also like to ascertain how to make the process easier and more transparent so that everyone knows how the process works.
District Councillor’s report. The Breckland Cabinet will be holding their meeting in each of the five market towns over the next few months. The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held in Attleborough on Tuesday 12 June starting at 10am in the Town Hall. There will be an opportunity for the members of the public to ask questions of Cabinet members from 9.30am to 10am. Breckland will shortly receive a revised copy of the Attleborough SUE from the developers. These will then go out for a period of consultation to residents in the area and stakeholders. Adrian Joel has asked for copies to be sent to him as the Breckland councillor and he will hold a drop-in consultation in the village hall. This will enable residents to make their comments and feed them back to Breckland Council. There will be a special Planning Committee held in Attleborough later this year. Adrian Joel will keep the parish council informed of the date and time of the meeting.
Village Green Working Party. Adrian Joel said that the Ox & Plough had, through social media, asked if there would be any support for a monthly Farmers’ Market outside the pub. Initial indications have shown that there is support for this with the proceeds being donated to the upkeep of the Green. The proposal will be listed as an agenda item for the next meeting.
Road Safety. Steve Milner advised that county councillors have been chasing NCC Highways for their decision in respect of a new crossing. No response has been received to date, a further meeting will take place once the decision has been received. A new radar gun has been received and been in use by the Speed Watch team. Steve Milner said that during the last stint (during school traffic time) 15 cars were logged travelling at over 36 mph. No tractors, trailers or coaches were logged breaking the speed limit.
Play Area. Jon Hicks advised that the grass had been cut twice. Glass had been found in the area following Two Wheel Tuesday and Dave Tranmer (Ox & Plough) had agreed to check the area after the evnt each week. Ben Devlin also to discuss this with Dave Tranmer. No play area maintenance issues have been logged. Once the weather improves, new bins will be installed and the tractor painted. Phil Little to organise signs for when the work takes place.
Recreation Area. The damaged fencing has been repaired. Further damage at the back of the village hall has also now been repaired free of charge and a bin is to be moved. This represents approximately £3,000 of work carried out the work free of charge by the school builders Morgan Sindall and Adrian Joel will write to thank them.
Councillors’ reports. Jon Hicks updated in respect of the High School Council and the bus shelter mural and designs for the recreation ground. Any involvement with this project has been stopped by the High School as academisation is underway which affects Health & Safety issues with the school. Following discussion it was agreed to offer this project to the local community as a whole with Jon Hicks to contact other schools, ie primary school and Chapel Green.
Parish Council Insurance policy. Renewal quote for 2018/19 has been received from Norris Fischer at £508.72 with an additional £48 payable for a three year fixed term. Adrian Joel is to investigate cover and to include possible Farmers Market and fireworks to ascertain how council would be liable. This to be ready for the next council meeting. Council to also contact Dave Tranmer (Ox & Plough) and ask for a copy of their public liability insurance. It was agreed unanimously to go for a three year fixed term cover.
Fireworks. Ben Devlin is in discussions with the OB2000 Trust in respect of this proposed event. Ben Devlin needs to meet with Green Right Proprietors to seek their agreement and their views on any damage that would be caused due to the bonfire. Ben Devlin is also to find out the costs of fireworks and to look at how this will be funded together with insurance cover as he is keen to provide this as a free event. Andy Nichols advised that the next meeting of Green Right Proprietors would be on Monday 14 May and will ask for details, including costs, to put to the members at this meeting. At this point Ben Devlin made his apologies and left the meeting.
Update on defibrillator. Phil Little has been in touch with the Heart Foundation. Since their visit they have no record of correspondence with the parish council so Phil Little advised that Council will have to start the process again. Phil Little has received details of what is required and felt that the Council should make applications to both the Heart Foundation and the Lottery. This way the money put aside for this project could be used for maintenance and training. Phil Little will put together the applications but will take around two months to prepare as public consultation would need to be undertaken. The Heart Foundation said that they felt the Council would have a good chance of success with both funders and it was agreed, unanimously, to go ahead with the applications.
Council website. Steve Milner advised that there had been no enquiries and Adrian Joel asked if the website could be updated. Steve Milner agreed to update it as and when he can.
Highways. Phil Little and Steve Milner advised that deep pothole repairs had been carried out and that the work is ongoing.
Next agenda. Items suggested for the next agenda included a review of working parties, a list of assets, a review of all policies including the complaints procedure, Council insurance, firework event, monthly Farmers’ Market and Parish Council banking arrangements.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held at Old Buckenham Village Hall on Thursday 7 June.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Mobile phone coverage in Old Buckenham

Results of County Council survey
You should be able to read the details of the signal strength from the different mobile phone operators here:
https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-and-how-we-work/campaigns/mobile-coverage-in-norfolk

Tempest later this week in Old Buckenham

Still time to get your tickets

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Visitor attraction in Old Buckenham

Going up the Mill
It has been National Mills Weekend and Old Buckenham Mill was open to the public this afternoon. At times they were queuing  to get in and then waiting to start the climb up the stairs and ladders to the higher floors.
There were three guides on duty to show the parties of adults and children how flour used to be made in years gone by. Several of the visitors were local people who have walked or driven by the Mill many times but had never been inside.
When the tour was finished there were goody bags for the children, including their own personal windmill, and the chance to enjoy drinks and homemade cakes in the afternoon sunshine.






The Mill will next be open on Sunday 10 June from 1pm to 4pm. If you missed this opportunity why not put the date in your diary. Come along and see what is inside that big brick tower near the Green.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Latest on Old Buckenham roof

Raise the Roof update

The Parish Church of All Saints has been at the centre of the village of Old Buckenham for at least 1000 years.  The present building has Saxon foundations, a Norman doorway, 12th to 15th century walls, a 15th Century font and some wonderful medieval painted and stained glass – along with Victorian pews, carved pulpit and stained glass.
In recent years this wonderful building has seen a great deal of work done to preserve it for future generations – including re-facing the Tower and restoring the medieval glass - but it is over 30 years since any of the thatch was last repaired. Some hasn’t been touched for 50 years. 
The thatch is now seriously in need of total replacement. There is already some evidence of water entry into the ceiling and if this continues it could cause catastrophic damage to the structure and interior of the church.
‘Raise the Roof’ is a major project not just to raise the funds to replace the thatch but also to involve the whole community in developing a greater appreciation of this wonderful heritage in the heart of the village. 
The project will now be in two parts:
Re-thatching the chancel roof will take place this year – 2018 – because it is in the most serious state and the nave roof will be done in 2019 or 2020.
There is a need to raise at least £30,000 to cover the cost of the chancel roof alone. The nave roof will probably cost a further £60,000 to £70,000, depending on the issues found when stage one is completed
So far the Raise the Roof campaign has raised over £21,000.
For more information please get in touch with Alison Hannah via email thegables_2000@yahoo.co.uk  

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Changing times in Old Buckenham

Opening hours at the Gamekeeper


This Bank Holiday  Monday was a chance to enjoy the weather and great barbecued food at the Gamekeeper. 
From now on they will be reverting to opening at 11am on weekdays and Saturdays and 12 noon on Sundays. The exception to this will be future Mondays when they will stay closed in the daytime and open at 6pm for the evening.
This decision to reduce opening hours has not been taken lightly but Tony and Jen feel it is necessary to make best use of their resources and spend the time given to make things even better.


Sunday, 6 May 2018

VIP visits Old Buckenham

Supporting the Raise the Roof campaign
The crowd had gathered outside the Church Rooms. The camera is in position and eyes are looking down the road to the Green.


Here comes something, looks like a pony and trap


And it's driving right down to the entrance of All Saints Church.




Ah, it's the Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, who has come from the Rogation Sunday service at Wilby. He has come to talk to those who are helping to raise money towards re-thatching the church roof.




After leaving the church it was time to make a short walk across the Green. Perhaps you saw three men out walking in sober suits and wondered why they were so dressed on such a glorious, sunny and warm day. They were off to take part in a fund-raising meal at the Gamekeeper pub. The blog editor was not attending so he will have to rely on a report from someone else for the next part of the story...



Saturday, 5 May 2018

Picking up in Old Buckenham

Litter pick on village Green
Villagers of all ages were out in force this morning to clear up all the rubbish they could find on the Green. The weather was very pleasant and many bin bags seemed to get filled up. Thank you to all involved.





Friday, 4 May 2018

Money raised in Old Buckenham

Walking in the rain



Just one week ago, Old Buckenham Women's Institute  organised a local walk as a fund raiser for ACWW - Associated Country Women of the World. This is a worldwide organisation to which the Norfolk Federation WI belongs and is dedicated to raising the health and standard of living of women and their families.
A six mile walk around Old Buckenham started from All Saints church in Old Buckenham in not very promising weather. There was also be a shorter walk, around two miles of local footpaths, that left from the Village Hall car park at 11.30am.
When the walks finished, a lunch consisting of a choice of homemade soups followed by fruit pie and cream was served in the Memorial Room at the village hall for those who had braved the rain  and those other WI members who had come along to help raise funds for ACCW.
The total raised was £90.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Great sign for Old Buckenham

Looking brighter
The Old Buckenham village sign is back in position and looking much brighter in the sunshine on Tuesday.
Many thanks to all those who have been involved in this restoration.






Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Catching up with Old Buckenham

Colourful covers
For the last ten years the Old Buckenham village newsletter has been using coloured photos to illustrate the front cover. This year the two other local newsletters have caught up and you have to look more carefully to tell which is which.


Monday, 30 April 2018

Old Buckenham events in May

Diary dates for May

Tuesday 1          Coffee and chat, Church Rooms, 10.30am onwards
Wednesday 2    Luncheon Club, Village Hall, 10am to 2pm
Wednesday 2    Academisation talk, High School, 7pm
Thursday 3        Parish Council, Village Hall, 7.30pm
Saturday 5         Litter pick on Green from 10am
Saturday 5         Barbecue and mini cider festival, Gamekeeper, 1pm to 6pm .
Sunday 6         Meet the Bishop, All Saints Church, 12 noon
Wednesday 9    Ladies meeting, Methodist Chapel, 2.30pm
Thursday 10      Breckland Flower Club, Village Hall, 2pm
Thursday 10      Silver Band concert, Methodist Chapel,7.30pm
Thursday 10      Social and Wine Circle, Church Rooms, 7.30pm 
Friday 11           Visits from Mobile Library during morning
Sunday 13         Windmill open to public, 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday 16  Luncheon Club, Village Hall, 10am to 2pm
Wednesday 16  Songs of Praise, Methodist Chapel, 7.30pm
Wednesday 16  OB2000 Trust AGM, Church Rooms, 8pm
Thursday 17      The Tempest, OB players, Village Hall, 7.30pm
Friday 18           The Tempest, OB players, Village Hall, 7.30pm
Saturday 19     Gamekeeper birthday celebrations, from 1pm
Saturday 19       The Tempest, OB players, Village Hall, 7.30pm
Sunday 20         Christian Aid stall, Church Rooms, 10.30am
Monday 21        Monday Mardle, Church Rooms, 2.15pm to 4.15pm
Wednesday 23  Pre-school open event, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 24      Women's Institute, Village Hall, 7.30pm
  Wednesday 30 Luncheon Club, Village Hall, 10am to 2pm

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Latest Old Buckenham newsletter

Got your copy yet?
The May issue of the newsletter has been spread around ready for you to read the latest village news, check on the parish council minutes before their meeting on Thursday 3 May and see what events are in store for the next few months.


There have also been lots of 'Yard Sales' in Old Buckenham today. It was cold and damp but there were people going around and buying things.


This really was a garage sale...

Friday, 27 April 2018

Old Buckenham bags a bishop

Meet up with Bishop Graham
All Saints PCC invite you to an informal gathering with light refreshments on Sunday 6 May between 12 noon to 1pm at All Saints Church.



The Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, will be visiting Old Buckenham on that Sunday and has kindly agreed to spend time at All Saints Church before going on to have lunch at the Gamekeeper.
This won't be a church service or a fundraiser, just a chance to get together in an informal setting and hear what Bishop Graham has to say. All are welcome. It will provide a chance to say thank you to everybody who is engaged in the 'Raise the Roof’ effort but also to all those who make a difference to life in our village by working on committees, organising, helping out and supporting the many groups, organisations and activities that exist in Old Buckenham.
This is an opportunity to meet Bishop Graham - prominent in religious life (as the longest serving Bishop in the Church of England) of course but also a member of the House of Lords, a regular visitor to the Queen at Sandringham, a broadcaster and entertaining speaker, rumoured to have a keen interest in amateur dramatics. He is a patron of many charities and may provide words of inspiration and perhaps a bit of a pep-talk to encourage everyone, whatever they are working for.
Drinks and light refreshments will be served so an rsvp would be helpful for catering numbers but not essential should you make a late decision. Children and other family members are welcome – it will be delightful if you are able to come along. Please contact Sarah Dye to rsvp or for more details. Ring 01953 860865 or email sarah.dye@hotmail.com

If you want to know more about the meal with the bishop at the Gamekeeper the people to contact are Ray Bayfield (01953 860593 or Terry Cracknell (01953 860747).

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Finding bargains in Old Buckenham

Update on yard sales locations
There are now 23 places who have said they will be having a yard sale next Sunday 29 April. Here is a list of them. 

4 St Andrews Close
28 St Andrews Close
28b St Andrews Close
28c St Andrews Close

17 Hargham Road
28 Hargham Road
29 Hargham Road

3 Fen Street
5 Fen Street
39 Fen Street
50 Fen Street
57 Fen Street
62a Fen Street

Tye Cottage, Attleborough Road
The Beeches, Attleborough Road

Meadow Croft, Doe Lane
Rest-a-while, Doe Lane
The Gables, Cake Street
Blessings, Crown Road

Acer House on the Green
Tamworth House on the Green.
Ashtree Cottage on the Green
1 Old Post Office Terrace

The Ox and Plough will be doing teas, coffees, bacon rolls and sausage rolls on the day. Also free squash for children. 
Grab your bargains and then you can relax with a cuppa and rolls.




Sunday, 22 April 2018

Old Buckenham's great race

10K in pictures
Today Old Buckenham had its first 10K road race, the aim being to raise money towards the cost of re-thatching the village's All Saints Church. It was part of the 'Raise the Roof'campaign which has been fund-raising though all sorts of ways.
The sun shone throughout the day making it better for the organisers but the high temperatures causing some problems for the runners.
Below is a photo essay of the day giving some idea of what went on behind the scenes. You can find the technical stuff like winners, their times and photos of runners crossing the finishing line at https://www.totalracetiming.co.uk/raceresults/67
You can enlarge these pictures by just clicking on them.

Gathering outside the village hall

Signing in

Trying to push a tree over? No just stretching before the run

Ready for the start

Reaching the finishing line

Another sprint to the finish

Gemma makes it ten out of ten (completing her tenth 10K run in the last ten days)

Local runners take on liquid after the race

Massaging those tired legs

Homemade cakes go down well

Awaiting the medal ceremony

Collecting a medal

Another medal winner

Celia gets her own special medal for all her organising