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Draft minutes of 28th September 2015

28th September 2015

Extraordinary meeting on 12th October


Cemetery extension

Many residents will be aware that the Parish Council has been trying to negotiate the purchase of a piece of land north of the current Pyebush Lane cemetery for many years.

The landowners, the Molineux family trust, who had very generously given land for the existing cemetery and for an additional sports pitch, felt unable to give up any more land.

The Parish Council has been looking around the village for other land which would be suitable for a cemetery but has not found any. Much of the land around Acle is low lying, with a high water table, which is not suitable.

The Council therefore, reluctantly, approached Broadland District Council to ask them to set in motion a Compulsory Purchase Order for 3.49 acres of the Molineux family’s land (which would also include a piece of land north of the playing fields for additional recreational space).

You may have seen in the EDP that Broadland District Council refused that request at its Cabinet meeting on 29th September. Acle’s district councillor, Lana Hempsall, does not believe that a Compulsory Purchase Order is the right course of action in this case and spoke against the Parish Council’s proposal at both the Cabinet meeting on 29th and the Overview & Scrutiny meeting on 22nd.

The parish councillors are stunned and saddened by BDC’s decision and are unsure how to proceed to find new burial land for the village.  Please note, therefore, that the Parish Council will not be able to accept any further requests from residents to reserve a grave space, until the Parish Council has met to make a decision on this.

The Parish Council is taking legal advice as to how it can proceed and will continue to seek land for a new cemetery and associated car parking.

You are invited to a Parish Council meeting on Monday, 12th October at 7.30pm in the Methodist Hall to find out more about this issue.

Acle WI – meet author Rachel Hore

Acle Evening WI invites you to join them on Thursday, 8th October to meet Author Rachel Hore who will be speaking about her novel, “A Week in Paris”

7.30 pm in the parish room opposite Budgens

Free entry. Refreshments and raffle ticket for £1.

Reedham Road closed south of The Hill

In accordance with the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that owing to repairs to a burst water main the use by vehicles of the C875 Reedham Road from 60m south of its junction with U59447 Jollys Lane for 100m southwards in the PARISH OF ACLE will be temporarily prohibited from 2nd October 2015 to 6th October 2015 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 5 days within the period. If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 21 days.

Change of use at Fishley Hall of barns for use as a wedding venue

There is a planning application currently being processed by the Broads Authority for a change of use of barns at Fishley Hall to a wedding venue. Some residents at Horses Head, on the outskirts of Upton, have complained that they were not consulted about this application and they are concerned that noise from events at this location could cause a nuisance, especially at night.


It may be that some Acle residents on the west of the village would also wish to view this application. Go to:


and put in BA/2015/0271/CU

Although it is marked as closed for consultation, the officer is extending the time to receive comments, and you can email him on


or ring him on 01603 756022


Acle Library celebrations

29 September 2015
10:00 – 11:30

Acle Library will be 25 years old on 29th September 2015. You are very welcome to join them for an informal celebration with tea, coffee, cake and memories between 10 – 11.30

Broads Authority Public Forum 26th October

Broads Parish Forum

Hickling Broad Enhancement Project

Monday 26 October

Hickling Barn, Tate Loke (off Mallard Way), Hickling NR12 OYU

Open from 6.30pm (presentation at 7.30pm)

The Broads Authority is holding its next Broads Parish Forum on Monday 26 October.

The focus of this event is the Hickling Broad Enhancement Project, a multi-benefit scheme to improve the condition of this internationally important wetland site for wildlife, local people and visitors.

Broads’ communities are invited to drop in to Hickling Barn from 6.30pm, to meet Broads Authority staff and members and chat about issues and ideas in the local area.

A special presentation on the Hickling Broad project will start at 7.30pm.




Saturday 3rd October – Food and drink festival

Poster_Acle Food and Drink Festival

Acle “Tasty” Food & Drink Festival is back for a second year on Saturday 3 October 2015, 10-4pm @ Acle Academy, South Walsham Road, Acle  NR13 3ER.  More Halls of delights are on offer, with numerous stall holders with tasters and offerings.  Our Vintage Tea Room experience has the addition of the Tasty Bakery.  The Tasty Bake off competition is again a free to enter cookery competition for the public.  Demonstrations from top local chefs including Richard Hughes from the Lavender House and a Top Chef off to watch between EDP Norfolk Chef of the Year 2013 & 2014, Mark Dixon from Fleggburgh Kings Arms and Dan Smith of the Ingham Swan.  Other demonstrations too, including our very own GCSE students assisting and show casing their skills with the chefs.  This is a family day out with small entry fees of £2 Adults & £1 Children, under 5’s free.  Look out for posters and roadside banners with all the details.  Everyone is welcome to join us celebrate Food & Drink.  Stall holders can contact Suzanne Webb, Event Co-ordinator on 01493 701081 or email suzmwebb@aol.com for more details.

Agenda for 28th September 2015

28th September 2015