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Agenda for 30th July 2018


Acle Community Gym

Opening hours are:

Mondays (excl bank holidays) : 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Fridays (excl bank holidays) : 9.30am to 12.30pm

£5 per session, pay as you go

In the Yare Room at Acle Recreation Centre (opposite children’s play area)

Contact: 01493 741004 or 01493 752043


Lloyds Bank mobile unit on Tuesdays

A mobile unit from Lloyds Bank visits the Acle Recreation Centre car park on Tuesdays from 10.00 to 12.15 and 13.00 – 14.45.

CPO for cemetery land turned down

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government refused the Parish Council’s petition to make a Compulsory Purchase Order to acquire one acre of Mr Molineux’s land to extend the cemetery at Pyebush Lane.  The Secretary of State felt that:

i)it had not been proved that no other land was available by agreement,

ii)regard had not been for the convenience of other property of Mr Molineux, the landowner, and that compulsory acquisition of this land would be inconvenient in relation to that other land,

iii)that, therefore, there was not a compelling case in the public interest for the making of the CPO to justify in a proportionate manner the interference with the landowner’s private interests and human rights.

The parish council was very disappointed by this and the councillors know that this will upset many residents. The council will be writing again to all landowners to try to find some alternative land for a new cemetery.

Privacy Policy

We wanted to let you know that we’ve updated our Privacy Policy in line with new data protection laws, which come into effect on
25 May 2018.We take our data privacy responsibilities very seriously at the Parish Council and we want you to understand and feel confident about how we collect, store and handle your personal data.

Our new Privacy Policy explains this, and sets out the rights you have in relation to your personal data.

If you’d like to find out more you can read our Privacy Policy below.

Privacy Policy

Parish Council Chairman’s Report 2018

Parish Council Chairman’s Annual Report: Tony Hemmingway – April 2018


During the Summer, the Parish Council bought the leasehold of the two flats above Barclays, using some of the capital proceeds from selling the land north of Springfield. The rentals from the flats and from Barclays will provide a good income for the parish. We have also used some of the sale proceeds to part grant-fund, part loan some money for repairs to the roof at the Recreation Centre. The new play area at Springfield has now been completed and fenced and is looking great.


Village centre commuter all-day parking has irritated many residents for some time. We have commissioned Norfolk County Council to advise on new parking restrictions for the centre, including new double yellow lines in places, and limited parking in other places. We hope to have the final drawings on display at the Annual Parish Meeting on 23rd April so that we can consult with you as residents as to whether you want us to go ahead with the restrictions. Hopefully you have read about the proposals in our February Community Newsletter but, if not, the details are on the Council’s website.


It is now 2 years since we wrote to the Government to ask them to make a Compulsory Purchase Order for land north of the current cemetery, for a cemetery extension. The lack of a decision is very worrying for everyone, and very disappointing.


The Parish Council meets on the last Monday of each month, apart from when there are bank holidays, when the meeting is moved forward by one week. Residents are always very welcome to attend the meetings and to raise issues with us. The Council looks after the cemetery, most street lights, the Damgate Lane, Beighton Road and Springfield play areas, the public toilets in The Street, the Fletcher Room (Pre-School), the grasscutting around the village and employs a part-time parish clerk, Pauline James. We have continued to fund the Tuesday night Youth Club, staffed by the YMCA, but we are still looking for more parents to get involved.


The current parish councillors are Sally Aldridge, Annie Bassham, Angela Bishop, David Burnett, Jackie Clover, Barry Coveley, Chris Linehan, Roger Jay, Jamie Pizey, Ellen Thompson, Anna Wade and myself. The councillors are variously involved in village groups such as the Lands Trust, Recreation Centre, Resilience Group, Good Neighbours, AVA, Royal British Legion, Acle Archive and various sports clubs. Look out for events commemorating the end of WW1, with a big party planned for the weekend of 3rd November.


I thank the other councillors for their support, the local Police, our district councillor Lana Hempsall, our county councillor Brian Iles, our cleaner Mick Ward and all volunteers who, behind the scenes, help to keep Acle looking so clean and tidy.


The details of our two websites are included below. Please send details of village events to the clerk so that they can be included on the online calendar. We also have a Facebook page with links to other village groups.

Proposals to restrict commuter parking

Commuter parking

The current draft proposals are:

The Street by Crossway Terrace – double yellow lines along west side to support parking bays for 7 cars on the east side, restricted to 2 hours, Mon-Fri, 9am to 4pm. Double yellow lines at junction with Bridewell Lane and South Walsham Road.

Old Road – double yellow lines on north side, as far as Carters, to support parking bays for 5 cars on the south side, restricted to 2 hours, Mon-Fri, 9am to 4pm.

Mill Lane – double yellow lines at junction with Glebe Road and Mill Crescent. On the section of Mill Lane near to The Street single yellow lines to prohibit parking Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm.

Birtles Way – double yellow lines at junction with The Street.

Reedham Road – double yellow lines from junction with The Street.

Market Manor – double yellow lines at junction with Reedham Road.

New Road – double yellow lines at junction with Springfield, New Close, Broadland Way and turning for the BP Garage/Starbucks/Travelodge. Double yellow lines along entire north side. Parking unrestricted on south side, east of Broadland Way.

Priory Close – single yellow lines, restricted to 2 hours, Mon-Fri, 9am to 4pm

We hope to have plans available for public consultation at the Annual Parish Meeting on 23rd April.

NCC: charges to dispose of DIY waste from 1st April 2018

DIY waste

Service update: from 1 April 2018 there will be a charge for the disposal of all DIY type construction and demolition waste. There will no longer be a free 80 litre or one item concession.

Up until 1 April you can continue to dispose of one item or the equivalent of one 80lt sack per household per week for free.

DIY waste is classed as construction and demolition waste, not household waste, and whilst we’ve previously accepted small amounts for free, we can no longer do this.  Our services need to reduce their costs. We prefer to save money by changing our policies rather than by reducing opening hours or closing a recycling centre. Removing the free DIY concession will help us to do this.

DIY waste can be disposed of through our ‘Pay as you throw’ service.  Other options include hiring a skip or employing a licenced waste carrier. Please make sure to factor in the cost of disposing of DIY waste when planning your latest DIY project.

For more information about the change in our policy read our press release.

Prices per 80 litre sack or single item

  • Unsorted/non-recyclable DIY waste – £5
  • Flat glass – £5 (classed as non-recyclable at Mile Cross Recycling Centre)
  • Rubble – £3
  • Plasterboard – £9 (£15 at Mile Cross)
  • Timber – £3
  • Scrap metal – no charge

Acle Recreation Centre – parish representatives

Moped rental

Kickstart Mopeds offers reduced hire of mopeds to assist people in getting to work or to college.

For more information go to their website here