March 2020

Need help?

For Upton residents who are self-isolating, please remember that the community shop will deliver food to your door.

Call the shop on 01493 751827, give them your order, they will ring back with the amount, you pay over the phone with your credit or debit card, they arrange the time for delivery.

If you need other support, you can ring parish councillor Laura Davey on 07711 562 174 or email: [email protected]

Laura is co-ordinating a team of volunteers to support local residents so if you want to be involved, please contact Laura.

Broadland District Council also has a helpline on 01508 533933

Norfolk County Council has a phone number for support on 0344 800 8020 and lots of information here

Lloyds Bank mobile branch – cancelled for now

Recycling centres shut

All Norfolk recycling centres will be closed after 24 March until further notice due to coronavirus.

The safety of customers and staff is very important, therefore in accordance with current government coronavirus guidelines of avoiding non-essential contact and preventing a risk of infection to others, the sites will be closed. It is essential that we do all we can to slow down the spread of the virus.

Much of the waste that goes through the recycling centres is bulky waste (large items such as furniture, wood and metals) and garden waste. People should hold onto these items until the sites reopen. Do not put any electrical items in any of your bins at home.

Where possible you should compost grass cuttings and hedge trimmings. If you can’t do that keep your garden waste until we reopen.

Please do not leave any waste outside the recycling centres – leaving waste outside the centres or anywhere else is classed as fly tipping and is a criminal offence for which people will be prosecuted.

BDC setting up community hubs

I’ve just listened in to Broadland District Council’s town and parish councils briefing. Just to let you know that they are working on setting up the local community hubs, as set out by the Government. They do need to know about vulnerable residents who may not yet be on their radar. If you or someone you know is in need of support, please contact BDC on 01508 533933 or click:

The Cargate Lane Play Area is closed until further notice

All play areas are closed, but order of HM Government

Covid-19 scams

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Support from Broadland District Council

If you are self-isolating and need support please call 01508 533933

There’s more information and an online form you can complete here


Updates, cancellations and closures

Sadly, the first meeting of Acle’s Men’s Shed has had to be postponed.
This will be rescheduled later in the year

Acle Library has been closed.

All church services are cancelled.

Acle Pharmacy will be closed between 10 – 11am and 1-2pm to enable them to process prescriptions

All Clubs and meetings are cancelled.

Lovely walks still available!

Accounts and Annual Return 2019/20

UPC Approved Accounts 31.3.2020
Upton PC Annual Return 31.3.2020
Annual Return section 3
Upton PC - bank rec 31.3.2020
Upton PC - reserves 31.3.2020
UPC notice of audit
Payments over £100


Variances 2019-20


CIL 2020

Changes to bin collections – put your bins out the night before

Broadland District Council:

As part of our work to continue running services during this time, we are making some changes to the way your waste is collected.

Our general advice is to put your bin out the night before your normal collection day and be prepared to leave it out for longer than usual the next day, as from Thursday, March 19, collection times in the district will be staggered, to avoid contact between crews.

We would like to thank you for your cooperation during this time.

Waste and recycling collections

Some Green and Grey bins (waste and recycling) will be collected from 6.30am rather than 7am. Others will be collected later in the morning, with collections not starting until 8.30am.

Our advice is please leave your bin out the night before collection and leave it out for longer than you normally would.

Garden waste collections

All collections of garden waste may be up to half an hour later than normal.