GNLP – no sites put forward for Upton

No sites were proposed for new housing in Upton.

You can add your comments to the consultation here

 

GNLP – no sites put forward for Upton

No sites were proposed for new housing in Upton.

You can add your comments to the consultation here

 

From UK Power Networks – preparing for the storm

You may have seen that Storm Ciara is on the way and we are likely to see high winds and heavy rain across the East of England and South East this weekend.

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply.  Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, and we have organised for additional staff in our contact centre and more engineers on the ground to be available to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather.

You will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

·         Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)

·         Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates

·         Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map

·         Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut.  Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register.  You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.

MP Surgeries

 

Your Member of Parliament

Jerome Mayhew MP

Will be holding open surgeries for the residents of Acle and the surrounding area during 2020

at

St Edmunds Hall, Acle (NR13 3BU)

on

 

  Friday 28 February             10am –  12noon

  Friday 24 April                   10am – 12noon

  Friday 26 June                    10am – 12noon

  Friday 28 August                10am – 12noon

  Friday 16 October               10am – 12noon

  Friday 4 December              10am – 12noon

For further details contact Kate Rushton on 01603 865763

 

No train service on Acle line from 1st – 16th February

Replacement bus service will be from Norwich Road in Acle, outside the police station

Details here

Shared ownership properties in the Broadland area

For any intermediate tenure properties (such as shared ownership or shared equity) there is a new Help to Buy agent to register with and gives applicants access to any new build or resales of affordable home ownership products across the district:-

https://www.helptobuyagent3.org.uk/

For applicants who previously registered with Help to Buy East South East for affordable home ownership products they will now need to re-register with the new agent above as H2B ESE no longer covers Norfolk.

Broadland Back into Work programme

Choices A4 poster

Interested in attending a Men’s Shed in Acle?

Acle hopes that a Men’s Shed might be set up in the New Year.
 
What is a Men’s Shed?
 
Men’s Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter.
 
Sheds are whatever the members (or Shedders) want them to be. Although labelled sheds, they often aren’t sheds at all. They can be empty offices, portable cabin’s, warehouses, garages, and in at least one case, a disused mortuary. Some Sheds are purpose built workshops, but they rarely start out that way. Many don’t have premises at all in the beginning and instead form a group that meets regularly for the social connection, company and camaraderie until they can find somewhere to kit out with tools. Many Sheds get involved in community projects too – restoring village features, helping maintain parks and green spaces, and building things for schools, libraries and individuals in need.
 
Activities in Sheds vary greatly, but you can usually find woodworking, metalworking, repairing and restoring, electronics, model buildings or even car building in a typical Shed. Sheds typically attract older men, but many have younger members and women too. Whatever the activity, the essence of a Shed is not a building, but the connections and relationships between its members.
 
If you are interested in finding out more, either to attend or to help run a group, please contact Amie below:
Amie Evans, Development Worker
 
Adult Social Services
Mobile: 07785 270 373
Facebook: Amie Evans DW

Safer Neighbourhood Area Panel (SNAP) meeting – revised date

The next SNAP meeting is:

Wednesday, 15th January 2020 at 6.30pm at Brundall Memorial Hall, Links Avenue

All residents very welcome to attend

Cuppa with a Copper

Broadland Engagement Officer, PC Vicky Bailey, will be hosting monthly drop-in engagement surgeries, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at Acle Library.

The first one will be 10th December from 12.00 to 14.00hrs at Acle Library.

All residents are very welcome to drop in to see PC Bailey to ask about local issues or concerns.

Have you been a victim of a scam?

Help is available here