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Norfolk residents gripped by fear over village’s fate

New Buckenham village fate

By Ian Bred, Norfolk Correspondent

A Norfolk village is in fear after residents were called to a meeting to learn its fate.

Villagers have been ordered to the village hall for the crunch decision at 1pm on August 27.

They will take blankets, torches and tinned foods in case the news is bad.

New Buckenham, which is near Old Buckenham (they are nothing if not original in Norfolk) has been fearing the worse.

Villager Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “I remember once being called to the headmaster’s office to learn my fate. It didn’t end well.

“Now signs (photo: New Buckenham Facebook group)have gone up calling us to the village hall for the village fate.

“People are stockpiling food and bottled water in case they get to the hall, only to be told they can never leave again.

“Some Norfolk people are even fleeing to Suffolk where everything in life seems far more certain.”

Norfolk Police said they could not comment on New Buckenham’s fate.

The news comes just weeks after the Norfolk Day annual wash was postponed for another year, whether the locals needed it or not.

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