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Cookery course for men

Age UK Norfolk and the Joy of Food are holding a free, 4 week cookery course at the Acle War Memorial Recreation Centre & Social Club.

The cookery course (Kitchen Kings) is designed for men over 55 years of age who previously may not have had a role in the kitchen at home and who have now become carers for their partners or widowers, or men who simply have never learned to cook and are now taking an interest.

The course teaches basic cookery skills and recipes, the focus being dishes that are simple to prepare and don’t cost a fortune. Groups are kept small to ensure beginner cooks have a supportive environment in which to learn.

The course is free and all equipment and ingredients are provided.

Details of the course and how to sign up are in the attached pdf.



Land adj Hillside Farm, Reedham Road

David Futter Associates will be attending the parish council meeting on Monday, 28th July to give a short presentation on plans for a mixed-use site on the land behind Hillside Farm, Acle

7.30 pm in the Methodist Hall

Agenda for 28th July 2014

28th July 2014

Draft minutes of 30th June 2014

30th June 2014

Beighton Road closure 4th – 22nd August

Beighton Road will be closed for utility connections for up to 19 days from 4th August, between Hillcrest and the spur towards Beighton Road play area

Beighton Road closure order


Car fire at Budgens

Just to reassure everyone that the incident is not being treated by Police or Fire as being suspicious

Acle’s Neighbourhood Plan consultation


Broadland District Council is consulting the public on Acle’s Neighbourhood Plan.  You can view the Plan on:


and submit your comments, by 5 pm on 25th August.

Acle’s Neighbourhood Plan is being consulted on by Broadland District Council as part of the lengthy process that these plans have to go through.

The Plan is a result of many months work by a committee made up of local people, local groups and representatives from Broadland District Council, Broads Authority and Norfolk County Council.  There have been several open events and a consultation already.  At a later date, Acle residents will be invited to vote as to whether the Plan should be adopted.

The policy areas are:

Acle Bridge area improvements

Village centre public realm improvements

Acle Academy

Pre-school provision

Improving links to the countryside and surrounding villages

Improving access to the Wherry Line

Reducing the severance effect of the A1064

Village centre development

Business space

Future housing mix

Future housing integration

Residential car parking


You can see a copy of the Plan and post your comments at http://consult.broadland.gov.uk/portal/neighbourhoodplans/

or by filling in a comments form at Acle Library, where there is also a copy of the Plan.

Outline planning application for the land off Norwich Road

Indicative Plan

Norfolk County Council has applied for planning permission for up to 140 dwellings on the land between Norwich Road and Mill Lane.

Note that this is an outline application, which means that the drawings within the application which show a possible layout of roads and homes are for illustration only, to show how 140 homes might be accommodated on the site, together with open space and a play area.

The application is just for the principle of housing on that site, for up to 140 homes, and for the access off Norwich Road.

If you want to comment, you can do so at:


Put in 20141108, click on Search, then click on 20141108 and at the bottom of the page you will see Add Comments.

Or you can write to Broadland District Council quoting application number 20141108 and marking your letter for Glen Beaumont.

The Parish Council will be considering this application at the meeting on 28th July at 7.30 pm in the Methodist Hall.  Residents are welcome to attend any Parish Council meeting and there is time at the beginning of the meeting to raise any issues with the councillors. Note that the Parish Council is only consulted on planning applications and it is Broadland District Council which decides on applications.

4th August commemoration


4pm Acle Church Reflection

4.30pm Petals and Poem

beside the two WW1 graves in Acle Churchyard

Music and Picnic in the park

Music and Picnic in the Park

Elvis is alive and living in Norfolk! Come to a fantastic evening of entertainment with “The Bluesueders” . Hear a belting range of Elvis, and other songs from the 50’s and 60’s rock and roll, interspaced with a few newer numbers, from this tribute band. See the white tasselled- jump suit – it could only be the King. Outstanding singing, wonderful costumes. What a package. It’s on Sunday, 10th August 2014 at Wroxham Barns,Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QU –  6:30pm to 10pm, doors open at 5:30pm. Bring chairs/rugs, a picnic and drinks, but there will be wine and bottled beer available for sale and the coffee shop will be open. This is a charity event organised jointly by Broadlands, and Wroxham Bure Valley Rotary Club with the Benjamin Foundation, and the local Community First Responders benefitting. Tickets: In advance- Adults (16 and over) £10, children under 16(must be accompanied by an adult) £2:50. On the night –Adults (16 and over) £12. Children under 16( must be accompanied by an adult) £2:50. Tickets available from Abbotts Estate Agents, Riverside Centre , Hoveton. Tel :  01603 783838, Mick Holden Tel: 01603 781310 or direct from the office at Wroxham Barns.Blue_Sueders_Concert_Poster_PDF