Community Infrastructure Reports
Acle Lands Trust Chairman’s Report 2022
Who does what?
Who does what?
The Parish Council is funded by a precept which is an amount decided by the parish councillors each year and collected for the Parish Council by Broadland District Council as part of your Council Tax; if you look at your Council Tax bill you will see a line for a small amount for the Parish Council.
The Parish Council is made up of 12 parish councillors, who stand for election every four years, or who are co-opted when there is a casual vacancy. The parish clerk is employed by the Parish Council to deal with the administration, take the minutes of the meetings, produce the accounts and budgets and be the first port of call for local residents. The deputy clerk is employed to manage the Council’s assets and projects.
The Parish Council looks after the Pyebush Cemetery, the play areas in Damgate Lane and at Beighton Road, the grasscutting around the village, various benches, litter bins, hanging baskets, allotments, bus shelters, the Fletcher Room (Acle Pre-school at the Primary School) and most of the streetlights. The Council is consulted on planning applications but does not make the final decision. The Council supports various local charities and groups and appoints some of the trustees for Acle Recreation Centre and the Acle Lands Trust.
The land and facilities at the Recreation Centre are run by a management committee of trustees and you can contact the administrator on 01493 752043.
Broadland District Council is the authority which decides on the planning applications, (apart from a few low-lying properties which are in the Broads Authority area.) It also looks after your rubbish collections, sorts out street nameplates, deals with pest control and other aspects of environmental health, tree preservation orders and licensing. Broadland also runs the Tots 2 Teens holiday play schemes.
Norfolk County Council mends the roads, the pavements, the streetlights on the trunk
roads and some housing estates, manages the schools and adult education, social
services, libraries, public footpaths and bridleways.
Should you need him, your Member of Parliament is Jerome Mayhew and you can contact him on 01603 865763 or [email protected]
The Parish Council meets on the last Monday of each month (apart from when there is a bank holiday when the meeting is moved forward) at 7.00 p.m. in the Methodist Hall. There is always an opportunity for the public to ask questions or raise issues at the beginning of the meeting but then, once the meeting starts formally the public is not allowed to join in. There is no meeting of the full Council planned for August.
You can contact the Parish Clerk, Pauline James, on 01493 751070 or the Deputy Clerk, Fiona Richardson, on 07536 456 161, both on email of [email protected]
Acle and District Good Neighbour Scheme
This is a voluntary organisation where people who need a assistance can phone a central number and a volunteer will be asked to help out. All volunteers will be checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB). The Scheme is funded by grants from Broadland District Council, Norfolk Rural Community Council, Acle Parish Council and by local fundraising.
Services that might be included are transport to appointments at the doctors’ surgey, or at a hospital (45p per mile will be charged for petrol), occasional gardening, dog walking, help around the house, collecting shopping or library books or just a cup of tea and a chat.
If you are interested in joining as a volunteer please phone Pauline James on 01493 751070 or email [email protected]
There is a Tea & Talk drop in session every second Thursday of the month, at Acle Methodist Church, at 2.00pm.
Other than the above Tea & Talk, owing to the reduced number of volunteers, and the ongoing risk from Covid-19, we regret that it is unlikely that residents can be helped at present.
Advice and Support to get back into work
New kerbside collection
Kerbside collection of batteries, textiles and small electricals starts today.
Leave your items out in carrier bags, tied shut..
More information about what can be collected here