March 2017

Notice of audit and date for the exercise of public rights

notice

Minutes of 27th February 2017

27th February 2017

Two petitions re closure of smaller Co-Op

KeepItCoop-Downloadable  for printable version of the petition from the Labour candidate, Thomas Rednall

Link to e-petition from district councillor, Lana Hempsall click here

 

East of England Co-Op community event

East of England Co-Op has invited Acle residents to attend a public community event on Thursday, 6th Acle at the Recreation Centre from 6.30 to 8.00pm.

To find out more and to register to attend (for catering purposes) click here

Refurbishment of former Budgens store

East of England Co-op to take on former O’Flynns Budgens store in Acle

The East of England Co-op has announced it will be opening a new food store in Acle later this year, having successfully purchased the former O’Flynns Budgens store on Norwich Road.

The 5,985sqft store will close in spring 2017 for refurbishment works to create a new generation East of England Co-op supermarket, with the opening scheduled for summer 2017.

Roger Grosvenor, Joint Chief Executive for the East of England Co-op said: “Having been a part of the Acle community for a number of years, we’re delighted to be opening a new, larger store which will allow us to expand our services and range of products for our members and customers.”

The East of England Co-op food store on Main Street will remain open until the newly renovated supermarket opens its doors. Colleagues will then transfer to the new supermarket, joining the current team at the O’Flynns Budgens store who are all being transferred to the local retailer.

Roger added: “It was important to us that we protected the jobs of colleagues at our Main Street store as well as colleagues from the former O’Flynns Budgens, who’ve been providing a service to the local community for many years.

“Over the coming months all of us at the East of England Co-op will be working hard to deliver a store that Acle can be proud of.”

Consultation on improvements to the A47

From The Highways Agency:

We are consulting on our proposals to improve the A47 between Blofield and North Burlingham. Our proposals will create a new dual carriageway that will relieve congestion, provide extra road space, improve safety and help provide a free-flowing network.

This consultation provides you with an opportunity to view, discuss and help shape our proposals.  This will help us understand what is important to our customers and local communities and will help inform the selection of a preferred option

Norwich City Library – Monday 13 March to Friday 21 April
Lingwood Village Hall – Wednesday 29 March – 3pm to 8pm
Blofield Courthouse – Friday 31 March – 10am to 5pm
Lingwood Village Hall – Saturday 1 April – 10am to 2pm

For details of the proposals click here

Appointments system at Acle Medical Centre

Details of the new appointments system are available here

Minutes from the 2016 Annual Parish Meeting

2016 Minutes

Co-Op to take on former Budgens Store in Acle

East of England Co-op to take on former O’Flynns Budgens Store in Acle
The East of England Co-op has announced it will be opening a new food store in Acle later this year, having successfully purchased the former O’Flynns Budgens store on Norwich Road.
The 5,985sqft store will close in spring 2017 for refurbishment works to create a new generation East of England Co-op supermarket, with the opening scheduled for summer 2017.
Roger Grosvenor, Joint Chief Executive for the East of England Co-op said: “Having been a part of the Acle community for a number of years, we’re delighted to be opening a new, larger store which will allow us to expand our services and range of products for our members and customers.”
The East of England Co-op food store on Main Street will remain open until the newly renovated supermarket opens its doors. Colleagues will then transfer to the new supermarket, joining the current team at the O’Flynns Budgens store who are all being transferred to the local retailer.
Roger added: “It was important to us that we protected the jobs of colleagues at our Main Street store as well as colleagues from the former O’Flynns Budgens, who’ve been providing a service to the local community for many years.
“Over the coming months all of us at the East of England Co-op will be working hard to deliver a store that Acle can be proud of.”
The current East of England Co-op store on Main Street is planned to be divided into two units, one of which will see the opening of an East of England Co-op Funeral Services branch, with the second unit to become a base for East of England Co-op employees who travel across counties to carry out their role.

Changes to the Co-Op and Budgens

Roger Grosvenor, Joint Chief Executive for the East of England Co-Op, has responded to questions from district councillor Lana Hempsall:

“I can advise that the Society has purchased the Budgens in Acle and it is our intention therefore to relocate our existing colleagues into the Budgens supermarket following an extensive refurbishment. The vacated food store will be split and part will be used for a funeral arranging office and the remaining space converted to a small regional office for colleagues who cover the Norfolk area.
We intend to have a meeting with all the residents within the community of Acle in the near future to advise them of our plans.”