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Broadland Back into Work programme

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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

Consultation about plans for the Herondale site

Safer Neighbourhood Area Panel (SNAP) meeting – revised date

The next SNAP meeting is:

Wednesday, 15th January 2020 6.30pm at Brundall Memorial Hall, Links Avenue

All residents are very welcome to attend

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.

 

Statement of persons nominated for elections on 12th December 2019

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Revised plans for land north of Norwich Road

Broadland District Council have announced that there are amended plans for the planning application no: 20191215.

These include an amended layout, changes to the access road, minor design changes, levels, drainage and play area information.

You can see these plans at :

https://secure.broadland.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/GeneralSearch.aspx

Put in 20191215 under Application Number, then click Search at the bottom of the page

Then click on 20191215 and then View Related Documents at the bottom of the page

Documents are listed with the dates they were submitted so you can find then newer documents.

The parish council will consider these amended plans at the meeting on 28th October.

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Plans for land off Norwich Road/Mill Lane

The plans have been published for the Norfolk County Council land off Norwich Road/ Mill Lane. It’s for 137 residential units, and includes 1-beds to 4-beds, with a mix of affordable rented, shared-ownership and market homes.

You can see the plans at :

https://secure.broadland.gov.uk/…/Planni…/GeneralSearch.aspx

Put in 20191215 under Application Number, then click Search at the bottom of the page

Then click on 20191215 and then View Related Documents at the bottom of the page

I would start with the “Site Masterplan”…

Affordable rented and shared ownership homes on Land off Norwich Road

33% of the dwellings on the land off Norwich Road will be affordable (intermediate housing and rented housing for eligible households whose needs are not met by the market)
• Of these, expected that 60% will be rented and 40% will be Intermediate Housing (=dwellings for sale at prices below local market price – can include shared equity)
• Up to 1/3rd of the affordable rented dwellings to be let on first occupation to people living in Acle, or if not then people who work in Acle, or if not then people who need to move to Acle to support family members or receive support, or if not then other residents in Broadland area (BDC to allocate the tenants)
For checking with Housing Options to ensure you are registered on the Council’s Housing list please use:-

[email protected]

Tel 01603 430641

For the Intermediate Tenure (probably as shared ownership) in the first instance please register with Help to Buy ESE (for shared ownership NOT equity loan):-

https://www.helptobuyese.org.uk/