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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!

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.

Upton Village Hall is closed until further notice

Information about appointments at Acle Medical Centre

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

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.