September 2019

Agenda for 30th September 2019


A47 night-time closures

A47 Works – Thickthorn Interchange – Trowse Newton

Highways England operates, maintains and modernises the strategic road network in
the East of England. We are committed to making journeys more reliable and ensuring
that the region’s roads are fit for now and for the future.
• Road surface improvements
• Refreshment of road markings and studs

The work is planned to start on Monday 16 September 2019 and is programmed to
take approximately 3 weeks. Our working times will be between the hours of 8pm and
6am on weekdays only. Should there be a requirement to significantly re-programme
the work, a further notification will be issued.
These road improvements are necessary to maintain the strategic road network along
the A47. This will add benefits such as a better road surface, safety improvements and
an improved journey for our customers.

Traffic restrictions
We are aware the affect traffic disruption has on our customers and the local
community and will only be diverting traffic onto local roads when absolutely
necessary. Where we do need to close the A47 and divert traffic, we closely consult
with the local authority to agree the most appropriate route and timings.
The following road closure will be in place between 8pm and 6am on weekdays only.
• Closure of the A47 eastbound between Thickthorn Interchange and Postwick
Monday 16 September to Thursday 26 September
• Closure of the A47 westbound between Postwick and Thickthorn Interchange
Friday 27 September to Wednesday 9 October

Broadland Older People’s Partnership

Broadland Older People’s Partnership is an independent body whose membership is open to any Broadland resident aged 55 or over or any Broadland resident who is a carer for an older person.
Membership is free and new members are very welcome.
The BOPP’s aims are:
To challenge, advise and comment on the development of services used by older people To provide a focal point for the different statutory agencies within Broadland to consult and liaise with the representatives (organisations and individuals) of older people To raise the profile of older people within the district


Acle and District Voluntary Aid (AVA)

Daycare from 09.00 to 15.00 on Tuesdays in the Methodist Chapel in Bridewell Lane, Acle.

As part of your day, there’s a 2-course lunch, companionship, tea, coffee and biscuits.

Access to a hairdresser weekly, and a chiropodist every 6 weeks, comes at an extra cost.

The Norfolk Deaf Association visits monthly for hearing aid maintenance.

Transport to and from the meeting can be provided. Referrals are accepted from Acle Medical Centre and Social Services as well as self-referrals.

Luncheon Club on Wednesdays, from 11 – 1,  includes companionship, tea, coffee, biscuits and a 3-course meal. Transport is available if required.  This luncheon is open to all to join.

To find out more, please ring the Co-ordinator, Mandy Stimpson on 01493 368196.

The group is run almost entirely by volunteers. If you would like to help by volunteering some of your time, please contact Mandy on the above number.

Registered charity no: 285333

Broadland Older People’s Partnership – event 18th October



18th October 2019   9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Acle Methodist Church, Bridewell Lane Acle NR13 3RA


Invited speakers : Steven Foyster Peer tutor with Norfolk &Suffolk Mental Health Trust.

Cllr Emma Corlett Member champion for mental health for NCC

Lucy Bennett Older people’s mental health nurse for Broadland


Complimentary light buffet lunch at 12.30 pm

BOPP. Broadland Older Peoples Partnership


Contact Brian 07543882928   email [email protected]