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Village shop aiming to provide 'saving grace' for local residents officially opens

PUBLISHED: 10:57 13 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:39 13 March 2019

A new shop has officially opened at The Lodge Griddle & Grill in North Tuddenham, near Dereham. Pictured are Terry Stork, Bill Borrett and Vikki Hunt. Picture: Matthew Usher Photography

A new shop has officially opened at The Lodge Griddle & Grill in North Tuddenham, near Dereham. Pictured are Terry Stork, Bill Borrett and Vikki Hunt. Picture: Matthew Usher Photography

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A new shop in a rural village which is aiming to act as a "saving grace" for local residents has been officially opened.

A new shop has officially opened at The Lodge Griddle & Grill in North Tuddenham, near Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher PhotographyA new shop has officially opened at The Lodge Griddle & Grill in North Tuddenham, near Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher Photography

The Lodge Griddle & Grill in North Tuddenham, near Dereham, has had a shop added to the building which was opened on Tuesday, March 12.

It is hoped that the shop will tackle the issues that those living rurally can often face in needing to travel to bigger towns in order to buy goods.

The shop was officially opened by Norfolk county councillor Bill Borrett, who said: “I am really excited by this project and very pleased that Norfolk County Council is able to help fund it.

“The community shop is much needed in North Tuddenham and it will also contribute to our aims of helping to reduce isolation in communities and enabling people to remain independent for as long as possible.”

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