Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Suffolk and Norfolk will merge to become huge ‘super’ county

New county of Suffolk in the UK
The new map of East Anglia with the new ‘Suffolk’ county

Norfolk and Suffolk are to merge and become a supersize county, bringing huge economic benefits to the area.

Officials have decided the fairest way to name the new county is to take bits from both county’s names.

As a result, they will use the ‘Suff’ from Suffolk and the ‘olk’ from Norfolk to create the new entity called Suffolk.

The large county will attract new business and tourism from all parts of Britain.

And it will do away with the unfortunate Norfolk name, which has been the subject of antagonism and ridicule for hundreds of years.

The new county of Suffolk will become more efficient, with only one county council, police force and other emergency services.

There are also suggestions Norwich City could be scrapped so all residents can support the flagship Ipswich Town football team.

Local councillor Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors to the new North Suffolk coast, with picturesque hotspots like Cromer, Blakeney and Wells-next-the-Sea.

“We will obviously have to rename the Norfolk Broads to the enlarged Suffolk Broads.

“The Royal family have been informed and say they like the idea of their Sandringham estate becoming part of Suffolk, just like the Queen’s Framlingham Castle.”

It is expected there will be a public consultation on the new merger and name change.

But this will just be a rubber-stamp exercise, so people in the now-doomed Norfolk county can forget about any form of protest.

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