March 2017

Notice of audit and date for the exercise of public rights


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.

Friends of All Saints Church, Hemblington

Thanks to all who attended the Group’s AGM recently, and especially to David Clayton for an exhilarating journey through his life in radio.  We are keen to encourage all locally, or with a connection to the church, to join the Friends group.  Membership is open to all, whether you attend church or not, as it’s all about helping to keep the fabric in good repair.  With such an ancient building, the scope for things to deteriorate is unfortunately very great.
Membership is £10 for the year or £100 for life!  Corporate support and sponsorship would be very welcome.  Please contact Susan on / (01603) 715804 and see the website:
Friends are warmly invited to a talk about the history of the church including details of the two archaeological excavations that took place fairly recently – Wednesday, 26th April from 10:00 a.m.  This is being held primarily for members of the Bure Valley Conservation Group who cut and rake the northern churchyard for us.  They will be doing a plant survey after the talk, so a good opportunity to learn about the many wild flowers growing around the church.
A note for your diary: Saturday afternoon, 12th August.  We are planning a tour of three churches locally which have well preserved wall paintings, so apart from the amazing architecture of the medieval buildings, there are glories inside too.  More details from the Friend’s Secretary: / (01603)715804.

Appointments system at Acle Medical Centre

Details of the new appointments system are available here

County Councillor

Tom Garrod at

District Councillor

Frank O’Neill, 37 Fletcher Way, Acle NR13 3RQ
Tel:1493 752111 Mobile: 07970 000 760 or

Parish councillors

Contact details

2017 Financial Policies

Finance Regulations 2017

Review of Internal Controls

Review of internal audit

Responsible financial officer

Admin risk assessment

Risk assessment