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Quiz 24th March

Saturday 24th March 2018


(All questions / answers relate to the word ‘GOOD’)

St. Edmund’s Parish Hall, Acle

(Next to Church and opposite Co-op)

 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. start

£3.00 per person to enter

(All ages welcome – maximum 6 per team)


Free tea / coffee at half time


Special Constables

The Special Constabulary are seeking Special Constables in the Broadland area…
Please come to our information evening on Wednesday 1st November at 6.30pm (prompt)
• Welcome
• Advice on completing a competency based application form
• Recruitment Process and Induction Course
• What does a Special Constable do?
• Meet Special Constables
• Questions
This will take place at:
ACT (Aylsham Care Trust) Centre
St Michael’s Avenue, Aylsham, NR11 6YA
Confirm your place by calling us on: 01953 425699 Ext 2371 or email
stepspecials@norfolk.pnn.police.uk Light refreshments are available

Studio Art Gallery, Acle

Broadsider September and October 2017

Click here for latest copy

BADCOG newsletter

BADCOG News Letter July 2017

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.


Upton Plant Sale

Upton village hall on Sunday, 14th May at 2.00pm

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 Hemblington@gmail.com / (01603) 715804 and see the website: www.hemblingtonchurch.org.uk
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: hemblington@gmail.com / (01603)715804.

Hemblington church

The Friends of All Saints Church, Hemblington
Happy New Year to all our Friends – and in fact to everyone, as all are very welcome to join our Friends group.  We aim to raise funds to help pay for any repairs that are necessary at Hemblington church, as well as encourage people to meet and get involved with work in the churchyard and/or to learn about aspects of church architecture or history.  We are planning the following events early in the new year and warmly invite you to join us.
For the birdwatchers, we are planning to run the RSPB Annual Garden – well in our case Churchyard – Birdwatch again.  We will be at Hemblington church on Saturday, 28th January between 9.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.  We will have information and pictures to help those not too sure about identifying birds, and some binoculars and telescopes to help spot them.  Hot refreshments and tasty snacks will also be available.
Tuesday, 28th March will be one of the highlights of the Friends’ year – a talk by David Clayton, broadcaster, writer, coach and mentor, and recently retired BBC Radio Norfolk presenter, giving us a “behind the scenes” understanding of what it is really like producing and presenting programmes for local and national radio.  We hope this will be a big draw and lots of people will want to hear him.  More details will be available on the church’s website and circulated nearer the time.
www.hemblingtonchurch.org.uk  Tel: (01603) 715804

Broadland District Council – training for business start-ups

 Is 2017 the year to start your own business?

 Have you always dreamed about starting your own business but not sure where to start?

 Maybe you want to turn your hobby into a business or just want to be your own boss?

 A free programme is offered by Broadland District Council for all Broadland residents who want to find out more about self-employment.

The three hour Business Start-Up Workshop is designed to introduce you to the basic principles of starting a business, where you are also provided with a Business Start-Up Toolkit.

After attending, the follow-on Business Essentials Programme delves deeper into what to expect in starting and running your own business. The course shares knowledge and signposts you to additional resources.

Throughout and after each course, you will receive on-going support and advice from the Council’s Business Advisors as you decide whether running a business is right for you.

After completing the programme, you may have the option to take a series of further free courses as discussed with the Business Advisor.

A new programme begins every month and courses take place at the Council’s training facility in Hellesdon.

For further information please contact the Council’s Business Support team – Tel: 01603 430449, e-mail: business@broadland.gov.uk  or visit our website:  www.broadland.gov.uk/training to find out course dates and the range of other courses available.