A47 roadshows

Highways England, the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads including the A47, has announced it will hold four roadshow events in Norfolk. The details of these are:

• Monday, 14 August – King’s Lynn Market Place (outside the Dukes Head), PE30 1JS,11am – 6pm;
• Tuesday, 15 August – Attleborough Sainsbury’s, High Street, NR17 2EH, 12 – 7pm;
• Wednesday, 16 August – Great Yarmouth Tesco Extra, Pasteur Rd, Southtown, NR310DW, 12 – 7pm;
• Thursday, 17 August – Gorleston Morrisons, Black Reach, NR31 6SA, 12 – 7pm.

The £300 million of improvements to the A47 announced by Highways England comprise six schemes, with work slated to start in 2019/20 financial year. Four of the six schemes will be on sections of the road in Norfolk, these are:

• Dualling the A47 North Tuddenham to Easton;
• Dualling the A47 Blofield to North Burlingham;
• Improving the A47/A11 Thickthorn junction;
• Improving A47 Great Yarmouth junctions including reconstruction of the Vauxhall Roundabout.

Further information on these improvements is expected to be announced by Highways England in the near future.

For more information on the A47 Alliance, visit ;

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Reedham Road underpass closed this week

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 emergency flooding / drainage investigation works in the carriageway the use by vehicles of the junction of the C875 Norwich Road to the roundabout at the junction of the C875 Reedham Road in the TOWN OF ACLE will be temporarily prohibited from 31st July 2017 to 4th August 2017 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.


Blood donation session

The next blood donation session is at Acle Recreation Centre on Tuesday, 1st August from 12.50 – 15.30 and 16.30 to 19.15

Ring 0300 123 23 23 to make an appointment

Agenda for 31st July 2017


Safer Neighbourhood Meeting 17th August

Residents living in the Acle area are being encouraged to have their say and help shape local priorities.

A Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting will take place on Thursday 17th August, 10am at the East of England Co-Op Supermarket, Norwich Road, Acle.

The meeting will give people the chance to raise any issues or concerns they may have about where they live and speak to panel members made up of representatives from the police, district council and other agencies.



Acle garage sale – 3rd September

This year Acle and Brundall Lions are holding their big Acle Garage Sale on Sunday 3rd September from 9am to 2pm.

Entry will again be £5 and there are no other costs. We will do all the advertising and preparing the maps and householders keep the proceeds from everything they sell.. Flyers are in the course of being delivered to all households and we are again hoping for a good day.

Please contact or 01493750598 for any further information.

Planning application for change of use of agricultural land for an extension to the cemetery and playing field

The Parish Council has applied to the Broads Authority for change of use of some of the agricultural land  north of the current Pyebush  Lane cemetery and Recreation Centre playing fields, for an extension to the current cemetery and playing fields.  This process is a separate process from the current application to the Secretary of State for a Compulsory Purchase Order to obtain 1 acre of land for a smaller extension, to the cemetery only.
It would be helpful if residents who support the planning application were to write to the BA to express their support.
You can access the website page at:
Scroll down and click on Public Access Search Portal
Under Enter Keywords type in BA/2017/0224/FUL
You can then look at the map, or other Documents (there are pages and pages!) and you can click on “comments” to add your comment – you do need to register I’m afraid…or you can email the officer at:, or write to:
Maria Hammond
Broads Authority
Yare House
62-64 Thorpe Road
Quoting BA/2017/0224/FUL
You need to get any comments to the BA by the end of 1st August, ie next Tuesday

Speedwatch and police surgeries

On 7th July Beighton Community Speed Watch was trained and will be out in the village shortly. Please contact PC Andy Mason at Sprowston on 101 if you are interested in starting up a new scheme or simply to find out more about it.
Community Surgeries with PCSO Bob Hall
Blofield Heath – Tuesday 15th August, 2pm-3pm – Heathlands Community Centre, Woodbastwick Road
Woodbastwick – Thursday 20th July, 10am-11am – The Fur and Feathers Inn, Woodbastwick
South Walsham – Wednesday 6th September, 10am-11am, – Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road

Minutes for meeting on 22nd May 2017