Sad news that another local pub and its incumbent post office has closed in the nearby village of Bradenham. The 700 hundred inhabitants have lost the historic pub The Lord Nelson, sited opposite the idyllic looking village cricket pitch, which has apparently been struggling to survive for some time.
There is hope that someone will take over the hostelry in due course. Perhaps a parish population profit may placate a pub purchase with a fresh planning application for 14 new homes on land west of the bowling green and south of Nelson Close.
Local builder Chris Tilley, managing director of Clayland Homes, promises a £40,000 grant for village amenities in addition to a recreational grant of £11,000 to be paid to Breckland Council. The planning application details the inclusion of six affordable homes to be let by Hastoe Housing Association.