Local events

Parish Council Jubilee Events In Acle

Acle Parish Council are sponsoring a number of events for all Acle residents to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of her Majesty the Queen after 70 years of service.

Friday 3rd June 2022 from 7.45pm – 9.45pm at Acle Recreation Centre Main Hall, Bridewell Lane, Acle.

ACLE BIG BAND EVENT

Entertainment from The Pavilion Big Band Concert.  Tickets available from Wilkersons Hardware and East Coast Hospice Charity Shop Acle. £5 each.

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Saturday 4th June 2022 from 2pm – 4pm at Acle Recreation Centre Main Hall, Bridewell Lane, Acle.

FREE CHILDREN’S PARTY including entertainment from Moore Madness with free refreshments.

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Sunday 5th June 2022 from 1.30pm – 4pm at Acle Recreation Centre Main Hall, Bridewell Lane, Acle.

FREE INDOOR/OUTDOOR STREET PARTY

Entertainment from Vintage Singer Ashlea-Lauren. Free refreshments. Sponsored by Acle Parish Council. (There will be limited capacity inside the hall so please arrive early to avoid disappointment).

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Good Neighbours

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.

Cuppa Care

Cuppa Care is coming to Acle tomorrow (Monday, 14th), 10.00 – 12.00, and once a month for the next few months…
It’ll be at the Methodist Church, opposite the Library..
Come along for some advice, or just for a cup of tea and a chat….

Just a Cuppa

Every Tuesday at Acle Library at 2.00pm

Come along for a chat and refreshments…

Help available at Acle Library

HELPING HAND AT THE LIBRARIES
Bags of items are available for collection, for Free, in all libraries.
Keep Warm and Go – Bags contain; Hat, blanket, scarf, gloves, thermal vest and thermal socks
Toiletries to Go – Bags contain; deodorant, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel and hand gel
Cleaning to Go – Bags contain spray cleaner, cleaning cloths, washing up liquid and washing powder
Tricky Period – Bags contain one pack regular and one pack of super/night sanitary pads
Tricky Period Sustainable – Menstrual cup; choice of either size A or size B
Washable sanitary pads (three regular & three super pads)
There is additional information on these webpages:

Acle & District Men’s Shed

The Men’s Shed is about to get some portable buildings at Acle Rec Centre and will then start meetings.

At present, there is a social meeting every Tuesday at The Hermitage Pub at 3.00pn

For more details:

[email protected]

Early Childhood and Family Services

Details of services and events for 0-5 year olds in the area:

Acle Library, Blofield Library and Brundall Library

 

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Interested in attending a Men’s Shed in Acle?

Acle hopes that a Men’s Shed might be set up in the New Year.
 
What is a Men’s Shed?
 
Men’s Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter.
 
Sheds are whatever the members (or Shedders) want them to be. Although labelled sheds, they often aren’t sheds at all. They can be empty offices, portable cabin’s, warehouses, garages, and in at least one case, a disused mortuary. Some Sheds are purpose built workshops, but they rarely start out that way. Many don’t have premises at all in the beginning and instead form a group that meets regularly for the social connection, company and camaraderie until they can find somewhere to kit out with tools. Many Sheds get involved in community projects too – restoring village features, helping maintain parks and green spaces, and building things for schools, libraries and individuals in need.
 
Activities in Sheds vary greatly, but you can usually find woodworking, metalworking, repairing and restoring, electronics, model buildings or even car building in a typical Shed. Sheds typically attract older men, but many have younger members and women too. Whatever the activity, the essence of a Shed is not a building, but the connections and relationships between its members.
 
If you are interested in finding out more, either to attend or to help run a group, please contact Amie below:
Amie Evans, Development Worker
 
Adult Social Services
Mobile: 07785 270 373
Facebook: Amie Evans DW

AVA

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

Emergency planning

Know the risks, be informed, get prepared!  This summarises what the Emergency Planning Officer of Broadland D.C. and colleagues will be outlining at “Norfolk Prepared” – a meeting to be held on Tuesday, 15th May at 2.00 p.m. at Blofield Courthouse, Yarmouth Road, Blofield.  All are invited to hear local planning for emergencies great and small that may affect any of us.  Free entry though NB seating is limited to the first 50 people who arrive!  This meeting has been arranged by members of The Blofield Surgery Patient Participation Group.  Information on the Surgery website or ‘phone (01603)715804 for further details.