Village Groups

Broadland Older People’s Partnership

Broadland Older People’s Partnership is an independent body whose membership is open to any Broadland resident aged 55 or over or any Broadland resident who is a carer for an older person.
Membership is free and new members are very welcome.
The BOPP’s aims are:
To challenge, advise and comment on the development of services used by older people To provide a focal point for the different statutory agencies within Broadland to consult and liaise with the representatives (organisations and individuals) of older people To raise the profile of older people within the district

https://www.broadlandolderpeoplespartnership.org/

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

Heating Oil bulk-buying scheme – free membership

Heating oil is an unregulated commodity. Unlike mains gas and electricity, there are no rules and regulations or price controls. Oil has seen dramatic price fluctuations in recent times – and you can’t easily buy it in small helpings just when you need it.

So how can you shop around for a really good deal on heating oil? The answer is to join a bulk-buying scheme – and there’s one that already operates right across Norfolk.  ThinkingFuel, a partnership between Community Action Norfolk and AF Affinity, Anglia Farmers’ bulk buying group, already has more than 3,000 members.

The idea is that everyone in the scheme gets a really low price on their oil because it’s negotiated by a single expert supplier, who buys in bulk, and then passes on the savings to the members. Everyone pays the same price regardless of how much they order.

It works like this. You can join as a community group or an individual. You have to register to be part of the scheme and we are currently offering FREE LIFETIME individual membership (Normally membership costs £20 a year or £60 for lifetime membership). The bulk ordering takes place on two set days each month to maximise savings. That’s when you get the best deal, but you can order oil on any working day of the month and still get a competitive price – but those two important days give the best price.

Acle Parish Council has paid to join as a community group, but there is currently free membership for individuals, so it’s a good time to sign up:

Find out more here

 

Mobile Lloyds Bank

Mobile Lloyds Bank

Don’t forget there is a mobile unit from Lloyds Bank which visits the Acle Recreation Centre car park on Tuesdays from 10.00 to 12.15 and 13.00 – 14.45 and the mobile bank also visits The Kings Head car park in Lingwood on Fridays, between 9.45 and 11.30…

Acle & Bure to Yare Benefice

ACLE & BURE TO YARE BENEFICE: WHO’S WHO
RECTOR: Rev’d Martin Greenland, 01493 750393 [email protected]
with particular responsibility for Acle, Beighton w Moulton, Limpenhoe, Southwood &
Cantley, & Halvergate w Tunstall
ASSOCIATE PRIEST: Rev’d Dr Lorna Allies , 01493 296321 [email protected]
with particular responsibility for Reedham, Freethorpe & Wickhampton
READERS: Nicholas Cowen, 01493 700915 [email protected]
Vic Walsham, 01493 752273
CHURCH WARDENS:
Acle (vacant)
Beighton Ann Adey 01493 700414
Rosemary Whyborn 01493 750079
Cantley (vacant)
Freethorpe Graham Allcock, 01493 700256
Jean Thompson, 01493 700451 (Assistant)
Halvergate Sally More, 01493 700279
Nick Butcher, 01493 701122
Limpenhoe: Michael Brook, 01493 700259
Reedham Kati Cowen, 01493 700915
Wickhampton Brenda Pawsey, 01493 700068
Peter Ledward, 01493 700008
ORGANIST (Acle) Brian Bemment 01603 714246
ACLE PARISH HALL Mrs Page 01493751125/0794788965
“OUTLOOK” EDITORS:
Kati Cowen 18 Church Road, Reedham, NR13 3TY, 01493 700915
e-mail: [email protected]
John Orsborn 18 The Hills, Reedham, NR13 3TN, 01493 700441
“OUTLOOK” ADVERTISING EDITOR:
George Nicholls e-mail: [email protected] gmail.com
Website www.abychurches.co.uk/ (Digital copy of Outlook)

Acle Allotments

Acle Allotment Association

There are currently 40 plots of varying size on the Boat Dyke Lane allotment site with 42 active members involved in their cultivation. The allotment site was initially established under local (Parish) council control and was later extended to its current size. Since 2002 it has been operated by the Acle Allotment Association (AAA).

 The association holds two annual events, the first being our BBQ for members and family which is usually scheduled for mid-July. This is followed closely by our Open Day, when we open up the allotment site to visitors. In addition to affording visitors the opportunity to view the allotment site and individual plots, visitors can sit back and enjoy refreshments, take part in the raffle and purchase cakes/produce from our allotment stalls. This is our main income generator so we look forward to greeting all those who can make it on the day; usually in mid-August so look out for posters advertising the event.

 We produce a member’s newsletter, this is published at regular intervals throughout the year and helps keep members in touch with association activities and events. We have recently launched our own website https://gwilym013.wixsite.com/acleallotments which is open to all visitors.

 If you would like to find out more about the allotments or the workings of the association then please do not hesitate to contact either Robin Cushing (our Chairman) on 01493 750277 or Gwilym Foulkes (our Secretary) on 01493 751947.

Acle Allotment Association

Acle Allotment Association

There are currently 40 plots of varying size on the Boat Dyke Lane allotment site with 36 active members involved in their cultivation. The allotment site was initially established under local (Parish) council control and was later extended to its current size. Since 2002 it has been operated by the Acle Allotment Association (AAA).

 

The association holds two annual events, the first being our BBQ for members and family which is usually scheduled for mid-July. This is followed closely by our Open Day, when we open up the allotment site to visitors. In addition to affording visitors the opportunity to view the allotment site and individual plots, visitors can sit back and enjoy refreshments, take part in the raffle and purchase cakes/produce from our allotment stalls. This is our main income generator so we look forward to greeting all those who can make it on the day; usually in mid-August so look out for posters advertising the event.

 

We produce a member’s newsletter, this is published at regular intervals throughout the year and helps keep members in touch with association activities and events.

 

If you would like to find out more about the allotments or the workings of the association then please do not hesitate to contact either Warren Thorpe (our Chairman) on 07426500803 or Gwilym Foulkes (our Secretary) on 01493 751947.

 

Acle Medical Centre

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Acle Good Neighbours

Contact details: 07538 532 796

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Library – unstaffed opening hours

You can now visit Acle Library even when it is unstaffed. First you need to register, then you can scan your library card and type your PIN into the access point near the library entrance.

Please note that both documents are two-sided.

Right click on the document and select Print if you wish to print the form – copies are available at Acle Library

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