Local events

Upton Village Hall Plant Sale – cancelled

With Spring peeping around the corner, we’re reminded that gardening in earnest will soon be with us. So here’s a reminder that our annual plant sale is on Sunday 17th May at 2.00pm in Upton Village Hall, Cargate Lane.

If you are dividing plants and have any to spare, we’d be happy to have them to pot up, if necessary, and to hold on to them until the sale. This also goes for any garden paraphernalia you have to spare. Just contact Ginny Pitchers on 01493 750932.

Early Childhood and Family Services

Details of services and events for 0-5 year olds in the area:

Acle Library, Blofield Library and Brundall Library

 

Click Early Childhood & Family Service events

Concert 16th May – cancelled

Suneli in Concert: a feast of song from the Republic of Georgia. St Lawrence’s, South Walsham, Saturday 16th May, 7 p.m.

Suneli is a Norwich-based choir that sings music from the Republic of Georgia. A group of some twenty singers from all over Norfolk, as well as Suffolk and Essex, we are united in our love of the thrilling polyphonic harmonies that make Georgian music unique. Our programme for this concert revolves around the seasons of the year, the cycle of life, and the traditions of the Georgian Orthodox Church. It reflects the regional variety within the country, from remote villages in the Caucasus mountains to lush lowlands; and we’ll be singing many genres, from ancient sacred songs and circle dance songs to modern day party songs; lullabies and laments; toasts, work songs and love songs.

Admission is free: there will be a retiring collection and all profits, after our costs are covered, will go to the charity Médecins sans Frontières. For more information, please visit www.stephanie-anderson.co.uk

Acle WI quiz on 21st March – cancelled

Acle Evening WI are hosting a Quiz Night on Saturday 21st March 2020
Cancelled

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

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.

Regular events at The White Horse

Click here for information of the weekly walks, quizes and bingo nights

Norfolk Wildlife Trust walks in Upton

Click here for maps of 4 suggested walks in the area

Safer Neighbourhood Meeting

Residents living in the Acle area are being encouraged to have their say and help shape local priorities.

A Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting will take place on Friday 22 June, 5.30pm at Acle Library, Bridewell Lane, Acle.

The meeting will give people the chance to raise any issues or concerns they may have about where they live and speak to panel members made up of representatives from the police, district council and other agencies.

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.

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