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Local Plan for the Broads

Local Plan for the Broads: Have your say
Public drop-in session
 Come and talk to members of Broads Authority staff about the Local Plan for the Broads consultation:
 
Sat 9th December, Potter Heigham Village Hall, 10am – 12pm
Reminder: How to respond to the consultation
Please make your response to the consultation documents on our comments form, using the guidance to help you determine which Tests of Soundness your comments refer to. Information available on the website www.broads-authority.gov.uk/broadsconsultations.
Email completed comments forms to: planningpolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk
The deadline for responses is 4pm on 5 January 2018.
All comments received will be made public and cannot be treated as confidential.

Broads Local Plan

Local Plan for the Broads: Have your say
Public drop-in sessions
A reminder that there are two more public drop-in sessions when you can come and talk to members of Broads Authority staff about the Local Plan for the Broads consultation:
Wed 6th December, Geldeston Village Hall, 6pm-8pm
Sat 9th December, Potter Heigham Village Hall, 10am – 12pm
Reminder: How to respond to the consultation
Please make your response to the consultation documents on our comments form, using the guidance to help you determine which Tests of Soundness your comments refer to. Information available on the website www.broads-authority.gov.uk/broadsconsultations.
Email completed comments forms to: planningpolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk
The deadline for responses is 4pm on 5 January 2018.
All comments received will be made public and cannot be treated as confidential.
We look forward to hearing your views.
 
Natalie Beal
Planning Policy Officer
01603 610734
Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY
01603 610734
www.broads-authority.gov.uk

Acle Lloyds bank to close

Click here for the Lloyds factsheet

Volunteers needed to set up Community Speedwatch in Acle

At least 6 residents are needed to set up a new Community Speedwatch Group in Acle.

Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.

Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. In cases where education is blatantly ignored and evidence of repeat or excessive offences is collated (even across county borders), enforcement and prosecution follow.

Volunteers receive appropriate training, and are supported by neighbourhood policing team (NPT) staff. The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable and proportionate in order to:

  • Reduce death and injury on the roads
  • Improve the quality of life for local communities
  • Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit
  • Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed

Speedwatch activity is not about interfering with neighbours’ behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community.
Although 6 people are needed to set up a Group, it is vital to have more than 6 people or else the Group will soon fold,as 3 people are needed for each speed monitoring session. There was a Group in Acle a few years ago but gradually the number of volunteers dropped off and the Group was disbanded.

You only need to help out as little or as often as you can. Monitoring can only be done during daylight hours, but can be at weekends if that’s when the volunteers are available.

Please contact the parish clerk, Pauline James, if you are interested in joining an Acle Group.

Tel: 01493 751070 or Email: Paulinejames@aol.com

Agenda for 27th November 2017

Agenda

Give blood – 5th December

Tuesday, 5th December at Acle Recreation Centre

Ring 0300 123 23 23 or click here to book a slot

Police meeting 24th November

On Friday, 24th November there will be a public meeting with Inspector Lisa Hooper who manages the Acle area (Acle and 11 surrounding parishes). This is a public meeting to talk about the changes to the police structure – making PCSOs redundant and closing the Acle station. Please come along and bring your friends or neighbours as it’s an important change.

7.00pm at Acle Methodist Church, Bridewell Lane. Refreshments from 6.45pm.

Weekend closures of South Walsham Road 2/3 and 9/10 December

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C875 South Walsham Road from a point 150 metres north west of its junction with the U59932 Englands Road for a distance of 320 metres north westwards in the PARISH OF ACLE because of sewer connection works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 2nd December 2017 to 3rd December 2017 and 9th December 2017 to 10th December 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be 4 days within the period.

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Police meeting

Police Inspector Hooper will be attending the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting tomorrow at Lingwood Village Hall at 7.00pm. This is a public meeting so please come along to raise any local issues or concerns. Inspector Hooper will also be happy to discuss the changes to the policing structure, the making the PCSOs redundant and the proposed closure of Acle Police Station.