Local events

PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT St. Andrew’s Church, North Burlingham Monday 27th January 2020 at 18:00

PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT
St. Andrew’s Church, North Burlingham
Monday 27th January 2020 at 18:00

THE PROJECT WILL:
• Upgrade the facilities and restore parts of the 12th century church.
• Engage the attention of people whilst visiting the church, churchyard or woodland.
• Excite new interest in the building especially from people in the village.
• Explain the built and natural heritage in a well-presented way for people of all ages.
• Provide wayfinding and displays for new audiences exploring the heritage for the first time.
• Be sustainable through a framework of fun and engaging activities, events and work-shops aimed at a wide range of people.
• Be an exemplar for other rural villages aspiring spiritual, social and cultural heritage, encouraging volunteering opportunities and greater wellbeing.
YOU ARE INVITED TO:
• View our professionally produced architectural plans.
• Speak with the project team about the proposals.
• Have your questions answered by the Project Manager.
• Tell us about your ideas and give us some feedback!
For further information please email James Mellish (Project Manager): [email protected]

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

Cuppa with a Copper

Broadland Engagement Officer, PC Vicky Bailey, will be hosting monthly drop-in engagement surgeries, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at Acle Library.

The first one will be 10th December from 12.00 to 14.00hrs at Acle Library. – Sadly this was cancelled due to illness…

All residents are very welcome to drop in to see PC Bailey to ask about local issues or concerns.

 

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.

Acle Cardiac Rehab Support Group

The new Acle Cardiac Rehab Support Group has a free event on Tuesday, 23rd May in the Bure Room, at Acle Recreation Centre, from 10.00am to 1.30pm.

This is an informal get-together for people who have a diagnosis of a heart problem, and their carers. Refreshments available.

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Home Watch

Norfolk Home Watch Association – EGM meeting reminder

Police Connect would like to remind residents that there will be an EGM on the 21 April 2016 to discuss the name change for Norfolk Home Watch Association to Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch Association, a discussion of the new constitution for the association and for the constitution to be agreed. If all coordinators could attend it would greatly assist them and the association.

The meeting will be held at Town Green Centre, Wymondham NR18 0PW.

The entrance for the venue is up the left hand side of the Methodist Church on Town Green and the timing for the meeting is 19:00 for a prompt 19:30 start.

BADCOG March newsletter

March 2016

(Blofield & District Conservation Group)

Acle Evening WI

Come along to the next meeting, on Thursday, 10th March at 7.30pm at Acle Parish Room, opposite Budgens.
The talk is Money Matters with Claire Putterill.

New members always welcome

Farmers’ Market

This Saturday, 12th December, from 9.00am at the Parish Rooms, opposite Budgens

..and every second Saturday of the month…