Acle Guided Walk – Sunday 7th May

A conducted walk around Acle by Brian Grint lasting about 3 hours.

Meet at Acle Library at 2.00pm.

Free event

Please wear stout shoes and suitable clothing for the weather.

Dogs must be kept on a lead.

Acle Guided Walk – Sunday 7th May

A conducted walk around Acle by Brian Grint lasting about 3 hours.

Meet at Acle Library at 2.00pm.

Free event

Please wear stout shoes and suitable clothing for the weather.

Dogs must be kept on a lead.

Refurbishment of former Budgens store in Acle

East of England Co-op to take on former O’Flynns Budgens store in Acle

The East of England Co-op has announced it will be opening a new food store in Acle later this year, having successfully purchased the former O’Flynns Budgens store on Norwich Road.

The 5,985sqft store will close in spring 2017 for refurbishment works to create a new generation East of England Co-op supermarket, with the opening scheduled for summer 2017.

Roger Grosvenor, Joint Chief Executive for the East of England Co-op said: “Having been a part of the Acle community for a number of years, we’re delighted to be opening a new, larger store which will allow us to expand our services and range of products for our members and customers.”

The East of England Co-op food store on Main Street will remain open until the newly renovated supermarket opens its doors. Colleagues will then transfer to the new supermarket, joining the current team at the O’Flynns Budgens store who are all being transferred to the local retailer.

Roger added: “It was important to us that we protected the jobs of colleagues at our Main Street store as well as colleagues from the former O’Flynns Budgens, who’ve been providing a service to the local community for many years.

“Over the coming months all of us at the East of England Co-op will be working hard to deliver a store that Acle can be proud of.”

Consultation on improvements to A47 at North Burlingham

From The Highways Agency:

We are consulting on our proposals to improve the A47 between Blofield and North Burlingham. Our proposals will create a new dual carriageway that will relieve congestion, provide extra road space, improve safety and help provide a free-flowing network.

This consultation provides you with an opportunity to view, discuss and help shape our proposals.  This will help us understand what is important to our customers and local communities and will help inform the selection of a preferred option

Norwich City Library – Monday 13 March to Friday 21 April
Lingwood Village Hall – Wednesday 29 March – 3pm to 8pm
Blofield Courthouse – Friday 31 March – 10am to 5pm
Lingwood Village Hall – Saturday 1 April – 10am to 2pm

For details of the proposals click here

Mole trapping on playing field

Please note that mole trapping will be carried out on the playing field and in the play area over the next few weeks.

The play area will be closed while the trapping is carried out.

Funding event 20th March

Funding opportunities for Businesses and Community Groups

Drop-In Event

Looking for funding to help you grow your business?

Planning a new community project which needs support?

Drop in to see a presentation about LEADER funding

LEADER funding provides £2,500 to £100,000 support for rural businesses and community groups, to create new jobs for the rural economy or new community services

Monday, 20th March from 4 to 7.30pm, at Acle Recreation Centre

Appointments system at Acle Medical Centre

Details of the new appointments system are available here

Changes to Acle Co-Op and Budgens

Roger Grosvenor, Joint Chief Executive for the East of England Co-Op, has responded to questions from district councillor Lana Hempsall:

“I can advise that the Society has purchased the Budgens in Acle and it is our intention therefore to relocate our existing colleagues into the Budgens supermarket following an extensive refurbishment. The vacated food store will be split and part will be used for a funeral arranging office and the remaining space converted to a small regional office for colleagues who cover the Norfolk area.
We intend to have a meeting with all the residents within the community of Acle in the near future to advise them of our plans.”

Norfolk Recycling Centre Survey

Norfolk County Council is appealing to householders to take part in a new month-long survey about the county’s Recycling Centres.
This is an opportunity for people to tell us how often they use Recycling Centres, what services they use the most and what type of recycling facilities they would like to see more of.
We also want to hear from people who don’t use the Recycling Centres, so that we can understand why not.
The results will help us continue to provide an efficient and value for money Recycling Centre service in the coming years.
The survey should take no longer than ten minutes for people to complete.
To find out more and to take part please follow the
or call 0344 800 8020.

Norfolk County Council elections

NCC elections take place on Thursday, 4th May.

Make sure you are registered to vote. Call Broadland District Council on 01603 430483 or click here for their website

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Charity Walk 21st May

Over the last 15 years the Rotary Clubs of Great Yarmouth and now Norwich Centenary have run the charity walk known as The Acle Walk. This year the walk is taking place from The Upton Village Hall on Sunday 21st May and is now known as The Upton Family Walk. Rotary organise the walk and charities benefit 100% from sponsorship that walkers raise. Over £180,000 has been raised in total over the last 15 years. Working in collaboration with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Upton Parish Council, Village Hall and The White Horse Upton there is a treasure trail for children, photography competition, stalls, and a post-race barbecue at The White Horse.

Walk starts and finishes at the village hall in Cargate Lane, starting time is between 9.00 and 10.00am.
For registration & sponsor forms and any queries please email: