Local events

PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT St. Andrew’s Church, North Burlingham Monday 27th January 2020 at 18:00

PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT
St. Andrew’s Church, North Burlingham
Monday 27th January 2020 at 18:00

THE PROJECT WILL:
• Upgrade the facilities and restore parts of the 12th century church.
• Engage the attention of people whilst visiting the church, churchyard or woodland.
• Excite new interest in the building especially from people in the village.
• Explain the built and natural heritage in a well-presented way for people of all ages.
• Provide wayfinding and displays for new audiences exploring the heritage for the first time.
• Be sustainable through a framework of fun and engaging activities, events and work-shops aimed at a wide range of people.
• Be an exemplar for other rural villages aspiring spiritual, social and cultural heritage, encouraging volunteering opportunities and greater wellbeing.
YOU ARE INVITED TO:
• View our professionally produced architectural plans.
• Speak with the project team about the proposals.
• Have your questions answered by the Project Manager.
• Tell us about your ideas and give us some feedback!
For further information please email James Mellish (Project Manager): [email protected]

 

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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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: [email protected]  or visit our website:  www.broadland.gov.uk/training to find out course dates and the range of other courses available.

 

Acle Youth Club

Every Tuesday

6:45 – 9.00pm for ages 11-13
Ages 14+ can stay until 9.45 if they wish

in the Bure Room, at Acle Recreation Centre

50p per session

Come along and give it a go!

New Acle Youth Club

The new youth club is starting in Acle! It will be run by YMCA Norfolk

Starts Tuesday 6th Sep

6:45 – 8:15pm for ages 11-13
8:15 – 9:45 for ages 14+

in the Bure Room, at Acle Recreation Centre

50p per session