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Survey on Police Budget

As Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green, gears up to set the policing budget for 2017/18, there is still time to have your say and help inform his decision.

The Commissioner, who will take his budget proposals to the Norfolk Police and Crime Panel on 2 February, is inviting people to share their views on whether or not they would support a rise in the policing element of the council tax they pay.

As well as taking part via an online survey, you can share your views face-to-face with the Commissioner in a number of locations over the coming week:

  • Lorne will be attending the King’s Lynn Safer Neighbourhood drop-in session at the council offices on 6 December from 11am.
  • He will be at the Sheringham Town Council meeting at 8pm that evening (6/12).
  • On 7 December, Lorne will join police officers in Mulbarton for a street surgery outside the Co-Op store from 1pm.
  • He will then spend some time on Norwich Market later that afternoon (7/12).
  • Lorne will also be attending the town council meeting in Aylsham on the evening of 8 December.

Having launched his budget consultation at a public meeting in Great Yarmouth earlier this month, the Commissioner says he is delighted with the response so far but wants to hear from more Norfolk residents before he sets the county’s policing budget and, with it, how much tax payers contribute.

“This is one of the most important decisions for which police and crime commissioners are responsible”, Lorne said, “and, while the buck does ultimately stop with me, with 40% of our policing budget coming from tax payers’ pockets, I want all Norfolk residents to have the opportunity to have their say.”

The PCC’s police budget consultation will run until 9 December.

To take the online survey, visit www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/budget-consultation

For more information please read the budget consultation information pack

If you’d like a hard copy of the consultation information pack and survey sent to you, or require the information in another format, please get in touch.

You can also share your views by telephone on 01953 424455, by email to TellLorne@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or by writing to me at OPCCN, Building 8, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, NR18 0WW.

New parish councillor

Local resident Anna Wade was co-opted on to the parish council at the meeting this week.

The councillors welcome Anna to the council and look forward to working with her.

Broadland District Council – training for business start-ups

Is 2017 the year to start your own business?

 Have you always dreamed about starting your own business but not sure where to start?

 Maybe you want to turn your hobby into a business or just want to be your own boss?

 A free programme is offered by Broadland District Council for all Broadland residents who want to find out more about self-employment.

The three hour Business Start-Up Workshop is designed to introduce you to the basic principles of starting a business, where you are also provided with a Business Start-Up Toolkit.

After attending, the follow-on Business Essentials Programme delves deeper into what to expect in starting and running your own business. The course shares knowledge and signposts you to additional resources.

Throughout and after each course, you will receive on-going support and advice from the Council’s Business Advisors as you decide whether running a business is right for you.

After completing the programme, you may have the option to take a series of further free courses as discussed with the Business Advisor.

A new programme begins every month and courses take place at the Council’s training facility in Hellesdon.

For further information please contact the Council’s Business Support team – Tel: 01603 430449, e-mail: business@broadland.gov.uk  or visit our website:  www.broadland.gov.uk/training to find out course dates and the range of other courses available.

Parish councillor vacancy


There is a vacancy for a parish councillor for Acle.

Unless 10 or more electors request an election, the parish councillors will co-opt a new councillor on Monday evening at the meeting in the Methodist hall which starts at 7.30pm.

If you are interested in being considered for parish councillor, please contact the clerk, Pauline James on 01493 751070 or paulinejames@aol.com, or speak to one of the other councillors.

Councillors are volunteers and unpaid. Training is given. The only commitment is to attend most of the parish council meetings, which are usually held on the last Monday of each month.  Otherwise you just need to care about the village and its residents. Come along to Monday’s meeting to find out more.

Agenda for 28th November 2016


Youth club

Every Tuesday

6:45 – 9.00pm for ages 11-13
Ages 14+ can stay until 9.45 if they wish

in the Bure Room, at Acle Recreation Centre

50p per session

Come along and give it a go!

Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting

Residents of Acle are invited to join the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting this Saturday, 19 November 2016, from 08:30 at Brundall Park Run, Postwick Lane, Brundall.

The meeting will give people the chance to raise any issues or concerns they may have about where they live and speak to panel members made up of representatives from the police, district council and other agencies.

The panel will decide on the priorities for the area for all partners to act upon for the next two months.

Anyone unable to attend can speak with an officer from Acle Safer Neighbourhood Team by calling 101.

Casual Vacancy for parish councillor

Jack Horner-Glister has come off the parish council. We thank him for his enthusiasm, especially for helping with the Resilience Group.

There is therefore a casual vacancy.

The vacancy is advertised until 23rd November 2016. Unless 10 or more electors request an election, in writing to Broadland District Council, then the parish councillors may co-opt a person to fill the vacancy at the next parish council meeting, on 28th November.

poster for vacancy

If you would be interested in being considered for the vacancy, please get in touch with the parish clerk, Pauline James, on 01493 751070 or Paulinejames@aol.com before 28th November.

Parish councillors must be over 18 and must live or work in Acle. Councillors are unpaid volunteers and must be able to attend most parish council meetings, usually held on the last Monday of each month, at 7.30pm in the methodist hall. Training is given. All you need is a strong interest in the village and its inhabitants.


Good Neighbours Quiz – 3rd December

Saturday 3rd December 2016


St. Edmund’s Parish Hall, Acle

(Opposite Budgens)

 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. start

£3.00 per person to enter

(All ages welcome – maximum 6 per team)


Free tea / coffee at half time

 For more information or to book a table,

contact Angela Bishop on 01493 751299




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