The last occupant of the almshouses in Church Road, East Bilney left some six years ago and, following a meeting with a repre- sentative from the National Almshouse Assciation, the Trustees have agreed that, in view of the cost of bringing the almshouses up to twenty-first century standards, coupled with their location and the absence of a village shop or regular bus service, they propose to ask the Charity Commission to produce a new scheme whereby approval is given to sell the almshouses. The proceeds (less repayment of a grant) would be used for charities in Norfolk with similar objectives (elderly peo- ple) or retained by the Association and used to assist charities in Norfolk in need of refurbishment.

If anyone wishes to comment on this proposal please e-mail the Acting Clerk to the Trustees ([email protected]) or write to
Mrs. P. Jeffery, Bilney House, East Bilney, Dereham, Norfolk. NR20 4HW
not later than 7th DECEMBER, 2018.

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