May 2017

Advice from Action Fraud

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected handset) to manipulate innocent people into taking various actions which can lead to being defrauded.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received information that fraudsters are targeting victims via text message, purporting to be from their credit card provider, stating a transaction has been approved on their credit card.

The text message further states to confirm if the transaction is genuine by replying ‘Y’ for Yes or ‘N’ for No.

Through this method the fraudster would receive confirmation of the victim’s active telephone number and would be able to engage further by asking for the victim’s credit card details, CVV number (the three digits on the back of your bank card) and/or other personal information.

Protect yourself:

  • Always check the validity of the text message by contacting your credit card provider through the number provided at the back of the card or on the credit card/bank statement.
  • Beware of cold calls purporting to be from banks and/or credit card providers.
  • If the phone call from the bank seems suspicious, hang up the phone and wait for 10 minutes before calling the bank back. Again, refer to the number at the back of the card or on the bank statement in order to contact your bank.
  • If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud at or alternatively by calling 0300 123 2040

Minutes of the meeting of 11th May 2017

11th May 2017

Agenda for 1st June 2017


NCC free taster sessions

As part of the National Festival of Learning, we are running a huge variety of FREE taster sessions from 30 May to 3 June, so come along and join in the fun!

Here are just a few of the interesting and unusual things you can have a go at:
Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint
History and nature walks,

Maths, English, Science  
Languages, lipreading and British Sign Language
Creative sewing, hand knitting, needle felted motifs
Watercolour and acrylic painting,
Lino, t-shirt and intaglio printing,
Digital map making,
Facebook for beginners
Digital photography

and many, many more. See the full list here

0344 800 8020

rogue traders

Just a reminder about being very careful about buying things off the back of a van… there were men in Acle on Thursday trying to sell tools and a generator out of their white van..

Craftsmen Day, Beighton – 17th June

Saturday 17 June, 10:00am-4:00pm – All Saints Church, Beighton

TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMEN DAY – for all the family with demonstrations of the type of crafts used to construct the church including a Thatching team from How Hill Trust, Flint Knapping, Stained Glass artist, Wood Carving and Stonemason. There will also be other activities to enjoy plus lunches and light refreshments. Toilet facilities will be available

Chairman’s Report 2017

Chairman’s report 2017

Draft minutes of the 2017 Annual Parish Meeting


Acle Cardiac Rehab Support Group

The new Acle Cardiac Rehab Support Group has a free event on Tuesday, 23rd May in the Bure Room, at Acle Recreation Centre, from 10.00am to 1.30pm.

This is an informal get-together for people who have a diagnosis of a heart problem, and their carers. Refreshments available.


Concert 18th June

Scunsulata – a 13-strong a cappella vocal ensemble that rehearses at St Lawrence Centre in South Walsham – will be performing at the Centre on  Sunday 18th June at 7.30 p.m. We’ll be including some of our favourite songs from around the world, as well as new material from Caucasus Georgia, Mexico, France and Ireland. Tickets are £7, available on the door or visit to book. All proceeds are going to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s East Africa Crisis Appeal.