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Affordable Housing at Beighton Road

New Affordable Housing at Beighton Road, Acle – Expected December 2014

Broadland District Council reports that work is progressing well on the homes on Beighton Road/Hillcrest, with expected completion in December.

The allocation of these affordable properties will give priority to local people – which includes residents and former residents of Acle, those needing to move to the parish to give/receive care from family followed by those residents of the surrounding parishes.

So it is important to ensure that anyone in housing need in the Parish contacts the Housing Options Team at Broadland District Council, and registers their interest in these local connection properties (if they have not already done so).  This will enable the Housing Team to check that the correct details are held and to ensure those in need are still registered – as some applications may have lapsed.

The person to contact with regard to these local needs properties is:-

Alex Alston – Housing Needs Assistant

Direct dial number – 01603 430595


Moth evening on Friday

Friday 1st August 8.00pm until late: Acle Lands Trust Moth Evening at Roman Wood. Experts will help us discover which species use this community woodland. Bring a torch. Meet at the entrance by the Hermitage Restaurant, but please do not use their car park. Parking is available on hard standing at the BAM-Nuttall compound off the A1064, immediately beyond the last house: take care if walking along the road; the meeting point can also be accessed by walking from the compound down to the Boat Dyke, then turning right up Boat Dyke Lane. Phone 01493 750393 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting if you have any questions.

Beighton Concert on Saturday, 16th August

7.30 pm at Beighton Church

WW1 and WW2 songs and uplifting songs from the shows

£7 on the door, including refreshments


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.