THANK YOU TO SO MANY PEOPLE
Living in lockdown during the past few months has made many of us realise how lucky we are to live in Great Massingham. We live in a beautiful village with a strong and friendly community. We have an excellent surgery, a magnificent church, a fabulous village hall with a wide range of activities, a village pub with a well-deserved reputation throughout Norfolk, a first class pre-school and primary school, a post office and a village store that is the envy of surrounding villages and now an excellent butchers’ shop supplying excellent locally sourced meat. (Imagine if you and your family would have had to spend lockdown in a high rise flat in the middle of an urban estate!)
But, it is all too easy to take what we have for granted. We must ensure that we support all these local businesses if we want to keep them. The old adage “Use it or Lose it” is as relevant now as ever. So, as the lockdown eases we all should continue to support our local businesses if we want to keep our village thriving.
We have been shielding for four months now and may have to continue for another four but it has been made so much easier seeing friendly faces and having the support of our surgery, pub and shops.
Andrew Bickerton on behalf of the village