Saturday, 8 October 2016

Typical Saturday in Old Buckenham

Plenty going on
With two events happening between 10am and noon this morning, there was plenty for the blog editor to report on today.
On his walk to the village Green there was one distraction at Manor Corner where a car coming up Cake Street had failed to get round the corner and gone straight into the pond. The occupants appeared unhurt and were happily engaged in taking 'selfies' in front of their half-submerged car. Later when the car had been removed, its route into the pond across a small grassy traffic island and through the reflector posts was obvious for all to see.

Then on to the Church Rooms where the 'Fawns', the local baby and toddler club, were holding a fund raising event. You could have your face painted, checked through the displays of pre-loved toys and books before enjoying a drink and something from the table laden with lots of homemade cakes.

Moving on further to the Village Hall there was the chance to examine the relevant documents that will shape the future growth and development in the district until 2036. The plans on show included one showing the potential housing sites that had been put forward for the village and another indicating the two sites that Breckland was putting forward as feasible for development. Public consultation on these documents started on Monday 6 September and goes on for six weeks. You should be able to read the information online via the Breckland Council website 

To complete the day there was the village quiz this evening. With some fifteen teams of six taking part, the hall was rather full. There was a wide range of questions to try to consider and many could be seen deep in thought in their attempts to sort out the right answer.
A halfway break to enjoy a meal of fish and chips, cooked in a van right outside the door, was welcomed. A game of true or false was played while the results were worked out with those guessing wrongly having to drop out.
When the general quiz results were announced it turned out to be a very close thing with previous winners 'Maggie's Mob'  losing out by just half a point to their old rivals of the Women's Institute A team. Susan Hunter of the WI collected the trophy after a very pleasant evening.

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