Welcome to the Acle Parish Council website.

Our contact details are on the right hand side of the page.

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Public toilets at Acle Bridge

You may have seen articles in the local press about the possible closure of Acle’s toilets.

Please note that this refers to the toilets at Acle Bridge, which are managed by Gt Yarmouth Borough Council, and not to the toilets in The Street which are managed by Broadland District Council and Acle Parish Council.

Parish Council Elections

Parish Council elections take place on Thursday, 7th May. All the current parish councillors cease to be councillors on Monday, 11th May.  Some of the current councillors may decide to put themselves forward again for election. Some may not.

Would you like to stand for election? Are you  interested in parish matters and would you like to find out more? Would you like to be part of the decision making body for many of Acle’s open spaces, the Christmas lights and hanging baskets, commenting on local planning applications, deciding on grants for local groups, helping with community projects and generally making Acle an even better place to live, work and visit?

There are 12 spaces on the Parish Council. If 12 or fewer people put themselves forward then everyone will automatically be “elected” on to the Council, without an election. If more than 12 people stand for election, then there will be a vote on 7th May.

Parish councillors are unpaid volunteers.  Training is available. Parish Council meetings are held on the last Monday of the month, unless there is a bank holiday, when the meeting is moved forward one week, so you would need to be able to attend most of these evening meetings.

You need to be 18 or over and live or work in Acle to be a councillor, and you must be a British subject or an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union.

Nomination forms will be available shortly and need to be delivered to Broadland District Council by 4pm on Thursday, 9th April.  If you are interested in finding out more, speak to one of the current parish councillors, or the clerk on 01493 751070 or email : Paulinejames@aol.com

Tots2Teens Holiday Activities

Tots2Teens Holiday Activities

Do you have children who are aged between 5 and 16? If so, Tots2Teens holiday activity sessions run by Broadland District Council could be for you. Multiple sessions are run daily during all school holidays and include a wide range of activities including art, cookery, sports, wildlife activities and specialised sessions for older children.  All sessions take place at schools and village halls around Broadland, from Aylsham to Sprowston and Thorpe St Andrew to Acle offering young people the opportunity to try something different and make new friends. To become a member of Tots2Teens and receive our e-brochure before each school holiday, please telephone us on 01603 430525 to register your families details.


Booking lines for our February half term holiday sessions are now open, members can see what’s on and make bookings online at www.broadland.gov.uk/t2t or by calling a member of the Tots2Teens team on 01603 430525. 50% discounts are available for families claiming council tax or housing benefit from Broadland District Council. To keep up to date with all the Tots2Teens news, please like us on facebook- www.facebook.com/bdctots2teens

Upton Horticultural Society

Upton Horticultural Society starts its 2015 season on Tuesday, 10th February at 7.45 pm at Upton Village Hall with a talk on Snowdrops.

Membership is £7.50 for the year or you can pay £2.50 for one meeting. Ring John Harriss on 01493 751057 for more details of just turn up on the night.

10th Feb      Snowdrops

10th March  Harbingers of Spring

14th April     Workers, Wellingtons and Wheelbarrows

12th May       Unusual edibles

9th June        The Lake District and its Wildlife

14th July       Garden Bugs; cohabit, conserve or control

11th August   A Year in a Florist Shop

8th Sept        The Story of Henstead Exotic Garden

13th Oct         Highlights of Chelsea and Hampton Court Shows

10th Nov        Sweet Peas

8th Dec           Annual Meeting and Social Evening

Budget meeting

There’s a meeting of Acle Parish Council on Monday, 26th January at 7.30 in the Methodist Church hall. It’s the meeting to decide the budget and precept for the forthcoming year so come along and tell the councillors what you want your money spent on…. do you think the parish council should pay for additional policing in the area? Do you think the parish council should pay towards the upkeep of the play area and skatepark at the Rec Centre? Come along and tell the councillors.

BADCOG talks

Blofield and District Conservation Group (BADCOG)

1. Talk on the Work of the How Hill Trust by Simon Partridge – 13th February

2. Talk on Work Being Undertaken on the Bure by Mark Webster from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust – 13th March

Both talks at 7.30 pm at the School Room of the Methodist Chapel, Chapel Road, Lingwood

Next blood donor session 21st January

Acle Recreation Centre from 13.00 to 15.15 and 16.45 to 19.00
Ring 0300 123 23 23 to book

Agenda for 26th January 2015

26th January 2015

Draft minutes for 12th January 2015

12th January 2015

Draft Minutes for 15th December 2014

15th December 2014