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Draft minutes of Annual Parish Meeting 2014

Annual parish meeting 2014

Norwich Road development – poster re exhibition on 15th May


Changes to the disposal of paint

Paint - from 1 April 2014 paint will not be accepted at any Norfolk County Council Main Recycling Centres. Please do not put liquid paint in your household waste kerbside collection. If paint is completely dried out it can be accepted in your rubbish collection.  Metal cans may be recycled at Main Recycling Centres in the metals container; plastic cans will be accepted in the waste to landfill container.  Liquid paint will be accepted at Household Waste Amnesty days held annually at selected sites. Please check the website for forthcoming dates www.norfolk.gov.uk/hazardouswaste Your local district, borough or city council may offer a hazardous waste collction service, but there may be a charge for this. Please contact them for further information.

Special Constabulary – Volunteers Needed

The Special Constabulary is a team of volunteers from the local community who provide tremendous help and support to regular police officers.

Do you want to use your spare time giving something back to your community? Do you work full-time and want to carry on with your job but get involved in different aspects of policing as well?

Why not join the Special Constabulary and get involved?

If you would like any further information about the role of a Police Special, please contact Recruitment Team (Norfolk & Suffolk) by telephoning 01473 613589 or from http://www.norfolk.police.uk/joinus/policespecials.aspx


Public Exhibition re land off Norwich Road

Norfolk County Council is holding a public exhibition at the Church Hall on Norwich Road, on Thursday, 15th May from 3.30 to 7.30 pm, to show the plans for the land between Norwich Road and Mill Lane, Acle.  All residents are invited to attend.

Chairman’s Report

This has been yet another busy year for the Parish Council, in looking after many of the village facilities and the local environment, dealing with planning matters, finances, cemetery maintenance, footway lighting and much more. The councillors were also pleased to be involved, together with others, in the arrangements for the Acle Economic Masterplan (funded by Broadland District Council), the grant-funded Acle Neighbourhood Plan and the volunteer-led Community Resilience Plan.

The final version of the Neighbourhood Plan is going out to public consultation shortly and all Acle electors will be invited to vote on whether or not you support it. Please ensure you are on the electoral roll if you wish to vote.

Once again we have been pleased to produce a quarterly Community Newsheet, delivered to every household in the village with the quarterly edition of Acle News, which is produced and published by Acle Society. I must thank all distributors of Acle News for their help in delivering the Newsheet, and the clerk, Pauline James, for writing it.

The Parish Council has applied to the Broads Authority for planning permission for cemetery and playing field extensions, to the North of the existing cemetery and playing field. The Parish Council hopes to purchase this land in due course.

In 2013 the Parish Council completed the refurbishment of the children’s play area at the Recreation Centre and installed the new skatepark; both are much enjoyed by local children.

In common with some other villages in the Broadland District Council area, Acle is in line for some new developments, with an additional 36 homes planned for the Parish Council’s land at Springfield and a possible development of up to 140 houses on Norfolk County Council land between Norwich Road and Mill Lane.

The Parish Council has also paid for a new website for the whole village:  www.visitacle.com. This is for the whole community and will feature local events, local clubs and local businesses, as well as news from the Council.  Please contact the clerk if you would like to see anything else added to the site.

Since Christmas we have welcomed three new parish councillors: Polly Bryant, Janet Kenealy and Angela Bishop who were co-opted to fill vacancies on the Council.  Brian Grint, Nigel Law and David Burnett resigned as parish councillors and we thank them all for their time on the Council.

I send my thanks to the local Police, our district councillor Lana Hempsall, our county councillor Brian Iles, all  members of the Parish Council for their help and support, Mick Ward and all volunteers who help to keep Acle looking good behind the scenes. In 2013 we received another Anglian in Bloom Silver Award as a village, with additional awards for the Allotment Association and for Hermitage Close, plus a certificate for the lovely hanging baskets, and we have entered again this year. If you would like to help with this, please contact Jackie Clover on 750809.

John Harriss, Parish Council Chairman – April 2014

White paint on A47

Warning: White paint spillage on highways

Motorists using the west bound A47 and the slip road to the A140 Harford roundabout are being warned of a spillage of white thermoplastic paint which could cause confusion for drivers. The white lining continues onto the A140 roundabout and into Markshall Farm Road. Norfolk County Council is monitoring the situation and will have road warning signs in place next week. NCC has also alerted the Highways Agency.

Upton Plant Sale on Sunday, 11th May

The annual Upton Plant Sale takes place on Sunday, 11th May at 2.00 at Upton Village Hall in Cargate Lane. The queue usually starts well before 2 o’clock so don’t get there too late!

Acle and District Good Neighbour Scheme

We’re launching the Acle and District Good Neighbour Scheme on 14th April.

This is a voluntary organisation where people who need a bit of assistance can phone a central number and a volunteer will be asked to help out. All volunteers will be checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB).

Services that might be included are transport to appointments at the doctors’ surgey, or at a hospital (45p per mile will be charged for petrol), occasional gardening, dog walking, help around the house, collecting shopping or  library books or just a cup of tea and a chat.

If you are interested in joining as a volunteer please phone Angela Bishop on  07956 199 356 or email her on angelabishopworkshops@btinternet.com.

Come along to the launch at the Annual Parish Meeting on 14th April at 7.30 pm in the Methodist Hall to find out more.


If you need help, or know of someone who needs a bit of assistance, please ring the Scheme’s mobile number on: 07538 532 796, preferably after 14th April.

Acle WI Open Meeting

Residents are invited to the WI meeting tonight at Acle Church Hall at 7.30pm. Christine Adams will be giving a talk on how she moved her medieval home brick by brick to Wells-Next-The-Sea.