Who does what?

Assisted bin collection

Assisted bin collection
Available when:

  • there are no able-bodied persons living in the property with you and :
  • you are registered disabled or
  • you are elderly or infirm or
  • you have a physical medical condition meaning you are unable to move your bins

The crew will come onto your property on collection days, collect your bins from your front garden, empty your bins and return the bin to your front garden so you won’t need to put your bins out. If you do not have a front garden, please contact them so we can agree a suitable collection point

More information here

Police report 2022

Police report 2022

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Who does what?

Who does what?

The Parish Council is funded by a precept which is an amount decided by the parish councillors each year and collected for the Parish Council by Broadland District Council as part of your Council Tax; if you look at your Council Tax bill you will see a line for a small amount for the Parish Council.

The Parish Council is made up of 12 parish councillors, who stand for election every four years, or who are co-opted when there is a casual vacancy.  The parish clerk is employed by the Parish Council to deal with the administration, take the minutes of the meetings, produce the accounts and budgets and be the first port of call for local residents. The deputy clerk is employed to manage the Council’s assets and projects.

The Parish Council looks after the Pyebush Cemetery, the play areas in Damgate Lane and at Beighton Road, the grasscutting around the village, various benches, litter bins, hanging baskets, allotments, bus shelters, the Fletcher Room (Acle Pre-school at the Primary School) and most of the streetlights.  The Council is consulted on planning applications but does not make the final decision.  The Council supports various local charities and groups and appoints some of the trustees for Acle Recreation Centre and the Acle Lands Trust.

The land and facilities at the Recreation Centre are run by a management committee of trustees and you can contact the administrator on 01493 752043.

Broadland District Council is the authority which decides on the planning applications, (apart from a few low-lying properties which are in the Broads Authority area.)  It also looks after your rubbish collections, sorts out street nameplates, deals with pest control and other aspects of environmental health, tree preservation orders and licensing.  Broadland also runs the Tots 2 Teens holiday play schemes.

You can contact Broadland District Council on 01603 431133
or www.broadland.gov.uk.  Your district councillor is Lana Hempsall on
01493 751562 or [email protected]

Norfolk County Council mends the roads, the pavements, the streetlights on the trunk
roads and some housing estates, manages the schools and adult education, social
services, libraries, public footpaths and bridleways.

You can contact Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or www.norfolk.gov.uk.  Your county councillor is Lana Hempsall on 01493 751562 or [email protected]

Should you need him, your Member of Parliament is Jerome Mayhew and you can contact him on 01603 865763 or [email protected]

The Parish Council meets on the last Monday of each month (apart from when there is a bank holiday when the meeting is moved forward) at 7.00 p.m. in the Methodist Hall.  There is always an opportunity for the public to ask questions or raise issues at the beginning of the meeting but then, once the meeting starts formally the public is not allowed to join in.  There is no meeting of the full Council planned for August.

You can contact the Parish Clerk, Pauline James, on 01493 751070 or
[email protected] or the Deputy Clerk, Becky Furr, on 07536 456 161
[email protected]

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.

Advice and Support to get back into work

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New kerbside collection

Kerbside collection of batteries, textiles and small electricals starts today.

Leave your items out in carrier bags, tied shut..

More information about what can be collected here

Acle Society – directory

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£150 rebate on heating bills

Households in council tax bands A-D will get a £150 rebate on their heating bills, from the Government, via Broadland District Council.
If you already pay your council tax bill by direct debit, BDC will be able to use those bank details to send you the £150. If you don’t currently pay by direct debit, it would help BDC if you could sign up for direct debit, as they need to check your bank details before they pay the rebate to you.
If you don’t want to pay by direct debit, there will be an online form and a paper form available in due course.
More information is available here

Jab Cab

JAB CAB Free Taxi Service

We are all aware of the benefits and importance of getting a COVID jab to protect ourselves, our families and friends and our communities.

Some people though may be struggling to get to their nearest Jab Centre.

To help remove the barrier for many that live in more rural areas Norfolk and Waveney CCG, in collaboration with health and care partners, are funding a Jab Cab service until 31 March 2022. This service offers everyone in Norfolk and Waveney a free taxicab return journey to a vaccination site to receive a COVID-19 jab. This can be arranged from school, home, or your place of work, so it’s easy and convenient.

The service is eligible for people who are having a first, second, or booster jab, and you can attend any vaccination site or walk-in clinic that’s convenient to you.

In order to claim your free journey, simply book your COVID-19 jab online or check which walk-in centre you’d like to visit. Then call a participating local taxi company and book your journey. Click here to see a list of participating taxi companies and find out more about the Jab Cab.

Norfolk Community Law Services

Free legal advice

NCLS leaflet