• Cuppa Care – Acle

    The Cuppa Care Project has been initiated by the Rotary Club of Norwich, as part of the Club’s Centenary Celebrations, and developed and delivered by a partnership of local charities working jointly towards bringing people together and tackle loneliness that may be caused through poverty, disability, age, gender, lack of accessible local support and information services, geographical remoteness, poor transport or other issues.

    Whether you just want to get out of the house, to meet new people, or chat about something that’s worrying you – we have friendly people on board of our Cuppa Care Bus who can help. Apart from Hear for Norfolk you will be able to access support from Age UK Norwich, Vision Norfolk, Norfolk LGBT+ Project, Norfolk and Waveney Mind, Norfolk CAB, Age UK Norfolk and The Wellbeing Service.

    Car Park by Acle Methodist Hall, Bridewell Lane, Acle NR13 3RA
    Monday, 16th October, ’23
    Monday, 20th November, ’23
    Monday, 18th December, ’23
    Monday, 15th January, ’24
    Monday, 19th February, ’24
    Monday, 18th March, ’24
    10am -12 noon
  • 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.

  • Just a Cuppa

    Every Tuesday at Acle Library at 2.00pm

    Come along for a chat and refreshments…

  • Help available at Acle Library

    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


    Click Early Childhood & Family Service events

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Farmers’ Market

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

    ..and every second Saturday of the month…

  • War grave in Acle


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