Closure of Postwick junction overnight on Friday, 12th August

The overnight installation of protective ‘Varioguard’ barriers for the construction of the segregated left turn lane on the Postwick junction’s north-west roundabout has been brought forward from Saturday 13 August to Friday 12 August.

This is to avoid the disruption of football traffic following Norwich City’s Saturday evening match against Sheffield Wednesday (5.30pm kick-off).

From 8pm on Friday the segment of the roundabout to be widened will be closed while the barriers are installed. This will mainly affect traffic from the east leaving the A47 and heading towards Thorpe St Andrew (Yarmouth Road) and onwards to destinations including Norwich International Airport. This traffic will be diverted via the westbound A47 and the A146 Trowse Bypass.

Traffic heading in the other direction (leaving Thorpe St Andrew via Yarmouth Road, joining the eastbound A47) will not be significantly affected.

Traffic from the east heading north from the Postwick junction towards Green Lane will be able to use the new bridge and access roads to reach the Peachman Way roundabout.

Installation of the barriers is expected to take several hours and the partial closure of the roundabout will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so, but no later than 6am on Saturday 13 August. This arm of the roundabout will then be reduced to a single lane. This is a change to the original proposals to provide more working space and reduce the overall construction period.

The new segregated left turn lane is designed to improve the flow of traffic through Postwick Junction during the morning peak, when delays in clearing through the north-west roundabout resulted in queues that occasionally tailed back through the traffic lights and the Oaks Lane roundabout. The work is being carried out during the summer holidays when there is less  peak hour traffic.

 

For further information please contact:
Media Team at Norfolk County Council
Tel: 01603 228888
Email: pressoffice@norfolk.gov.uk 

Closure of Postwick junction overnight on Friday, 12th August

The overnight installation of protective ‘Varioguard’ barriers for the construction of the segregated left turn lane on the Postwick junction’s north-west roundabout has been brought forward from Saturday 13 August to Friday 12 August.

This is to avoid the disruption of football traffic following Norwich City’s Saturday evening match against Sheffield Wednesday (5.30pm kick-off).

From 8pm on Friday the segment of the roundabout to be widened will be closed while the barriers are installed. This will mainly affect traffic from the east leaving the A47 and heading towards Thorpe St Andrew (Yarmouth Road) and onwards to destinations including Norwich International Airport. This traffic will be diverted via the westbound A47 and the A146 Trowse Bypass.

Traffic heading in the other direction (leaving Thorpe St Andrew via Yarmouth Road, joining the eastbound A47) will not be significantly affected.

Traffic from the east heading north from the Postwick junction towards Green Lane will be able to use the new bridge and access roads to reach the Peachman Way roundabout.

Installation of the barriers is expected to take several hours and the partial closure of the roundabout will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so, but no later than 6am on Saturday 13 August. This arm of the roundabout will then be reduced to a single lane. This is a change to the original proposals to provide more working space and reduce the overall construction period.

The new segregated left turn lane is designed to improve the flow of traffic through Postwick Junction during the morning peak, when delays in clearing through the north-west roundabout resulted in queues that occasionally tailed back through the traffic lights and the Oaks Lane roundabout. The work is being carried out during the summer holidays when there is less  peak hour traffic.

 

For further information please contact:
Media Team at Norfolk County Council
Tel: 01603 228888
Email: pressoffice@norfolk.gov.uk 

Acle Good Neighbours Quiz

Saturday 24th September 2016

A VERY SHARP QUIZ

(The ‘cutting edge’ of quizzes!)

St. Edmund’s Parish Hall, Acle

(Opposite Budgens)

 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. start

£3.00 per person to enter

(All ages welcome – maximum 6 per team)

 

BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS AND ‘NIBBLES’

Free tea / coffee at half time

 

For more information or to book a table,

contact Angela Bishop on 01493 751299

 

PROCEEDS TO ACLE GOOD NEIGHBOURS / DEMENTIA FRIENDLY GARDEN

Blood donation session 18th August

Acle Recreation Centre on 18th August 2016

blood.co.uk

0300 123 23 23

Norfolk & Suffolk Devolution Consultation

Poster

Click here for link to questionnaire

 

105 for Power cuts

On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.

 

Key points to note about this service are:

  • Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.
  • 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
  • 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.
  • Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.

 

Re-start Acle youth club

It is hoped to re-start and refresh the Acle Tuesday Youth Club, starting in September.

Keep an eye out for posters around the village and for information sent home from school.

If you have any ideas for events or to tell us what you would like included in the youth club meetings, or if you would like to volunteer to help run the club, please contact:

broadland.yab@ymcanorfolk.org

m: 07436 106577 t: 01603 430143 (Aimee Gedge – Senior Youth and Community Worker)

Police report

Summer home security and personal safety

The summer has certainly arrived in Norfolk with temperatures soaring over the last couple of days; however, don’t let this lovely weather cloud your judgement over home security and personal safety.

Opportunist thieves will be on the look-out for personal property left within easy reach of open windows and unlocked doors.

Common mistakes are leaving handbags and car keys close to unlocked front or back doors, or leaving jewellery and electronic items on display near an open window.

To deter walk-in thieves, householders are advised to:

  • Keep doors and windows shut and locked where possible, especially if the room/home is unoccupied.
  • Lock your doors if you are spending time outside and out of view of your home.
  • When answering your door, make sure other external doors are locked first.
  • Keep valuables and personal property out of sight, remove from window sills, worktops and tables.

Also vulnerable at this time of year are cars left for long periods of time at coastal car parks and beauty spots. Motorists are advised to remove all valuables from display and from the vehicle where possible.

Finally, Norfolk is well known for its maze of open waterways and on a hot day the water may look an inviting place to cool down. Please remember the rivers around the broads are unsuitable for swimming in and have hidden dangers such as a sudden change in depth, decreases in temperatures and unseen objects and currents, which can cause even the strongest of swimmers to get into difficulty very quickly.

White Horse beer festival 15th – 17th July

Don’t miss the White Horse beer festival this coming weekend
Our fourth annual beer festival commences on Friday (15th) for three days. We have sourced over 30 real ales and 10 ciders from all over the country to enjoy, and we have a formidable line-up of live music in the garden daily. The ales and ciders range in strength up 6.9% abv and in colour from blonde to black. Outlandish names such as Tipsy Fisherman, Red Diesel and Bear Ass are part of the experience.
Bands (with names to challenge the beers) crack off on Friday evening with Stone Soda. On Saturday we have Strictly Confidential, Murphy’s Lore and Frozen Raspberries and on Sunday there is Beat Deluxe and popular Hard Rain are the finale, commencing at 6.00 pm. As usual entrance is free and food is available throughout with a BBQ in the garden later each evening.
The beer festival is a major contributor to our annual revenue so please visit and don’t forget to buy one of the commemorative pint glasses.

Agenda for 7th July 2016

Agenda

Acle Church Concert 8th july

Charity concert poster