Who does what?

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

Warm Homes Fund

Grants are available for installing central heating for the first time.

WHF leaflet

Universal credit

Universal Credit is being rolled out in the Broadland area.

You can find out more, and get help at:

Broadland District Council

Universal Credit helpline
Telephone: 0800 328 9344
Welsh language (make a claim): 0800 012 1888
Welsh language (report changes): 0800 328 1744
Textphone: 0800 328 1344
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureau (Norwich) may be able to offer advice and support to universal credit claimants who have problems.

NCC: charges to dispose of DIY waste from 1st April 2018

DIY waste

Service update: from 1 April 2018 there will be a charge for the disposal of all DIY type construction and demolition waste. There will no longer be a free 80 litre or one item concession.

Up until 1 April you can continue to dispose of one item or the equivalent of one 80lt sack per household per week for free.

DIY waste is classed as construction and demolition waste, not household waste, and whilst we’ve previously accepted small amounts for free, we can no longer do this.  Our services need to reduce their costs. We prefer to save money by changing our policies rather than by reducing opening hours or closing a recycling centre. Removing the free DIY concession will help us to do this.

DIY waste can be disposed of through our ‘Pay as you throw’ service.  Other options include hiring a skip or employing a licenced waste carrier. Please make sure to factor in the cost of disposing of DIY waste when planning your latest DIY project.

For more information about the change in our policy read our press release.

Prices per 80 litre sack or single item

  • Unsorted/non-recyclable DIY waste – £5
  • Flat glass – £5 (classed as non-recyclable at Mile Cross Recycling Centre)
  • Rubble – £3
  • Plasterboard – £9 (£15 at Mile Cross)
  • Timber – £3
  • Scrap metal – no charge

Local Plan documents

This area comes under Broadland and the Broads Authority

Links to Local Plan Documents at Nov 17 (2)

Recycling centres

Winter opening times for Household Waste Recycling Centres (tidy tips)

This year the clocks will change at 2am on Sunday 29 October, going back by one hour.

Whilst, for most, that signals the start of winter, we wanted to remind you that our Household Waste Recycling Centre (tidy tip) opening times do not change. They will be open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.

It’s a good idea to pre-sort your waste and arrive at least 15 minutes before closing time to allow enough time to unload. Please note that we won’t accept waste after 4:50pm.

The only changes to opening times happen around Christmas, but we will remind you about those closer to the time.

You can check addresses here plus what they do and don’t accept on our website.

Recycling – Clean, Dry and Don’t Bag It

As part of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, Broadland District Council has launched a householder campaign aimed at reducing the amount of contamination in Norfolk’s household recycling bins.

In terms of recycling, contamination refers to the type of material put in recycling bins and the quality of that material.

This campaign’s primary focus is to let residents know the ‘3 simple rules’ to recycling: Clean, Dry and Don’t Bag It. The campaign also reminds residents about what can and cannot be put in kerbside recycling bins.

The campaign is called ‘Give your Recycling a Little bit of Love’.

So what is it all about? – Regardless of where people live in Norfolk or what colour their wheeled bin happens to be, the rules of recycling are the same across Norfolk i.e. every household can recycle the same materials and items placed in recycling bins must be ‘Clean, Dry and Loose’.

Norfolk Citizens Advice

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/norfolk/

Phone : 03444 111 444
Email [email protected]

We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives.

Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.

We’re an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.

Acle Medical Centre

Click here for contact details