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Welcome to the Acle Village Website

purpose of this site is to be a useful resource to people living in and around Acle, and also to anyone in the world who would like to read about this picturesque rural community which is
Gateway to England's Norfolk Broads.

News items on this page:

Norfolk CC Scams Update
Local policing up-date
What's on
Acle Parish Council by-election results.
Acle Recreational Facilities.
Acle High School wind turbine - update 20/4/12.
The Olympic Torch.
Jubilee Day.
Do you want to know more about special educational needs?


Norfolk CC Scams Update - Ministry of Justice Telephone Scam – 23 April 2012

Norfolk County Council Trading Standards are warning Norfolk residents to be vigilant for telephone calls claiming to be from the Ministry of Justice. The caller will suggest that the consumer is entitled to a rebate of more than 4,000.

Often the caller will give no reason for the rebate but will ask the consumer for personal information including bank account details.

Government agencies like the Ministry of Justice do not offer rebates to consumers or would ask people for personal bank details. More information about this scam can be seen on the Ministry of Justice website.

If you receive a scam call like this you can report it to Action Fraud via their online fraud reporting tool or to the Citizens Advice consumer helpline via their online form

Computer Fault Scam – 24 March 2012

Norfolk County Council Trading Standards are again reminding residents to be aware and to warn others that the Computer Fault Scam is continuing to target people in our area.

The scam starts with a phone call or email from individuals who claim to work for computer software companies. The contact advises that there is a problem with the user’s computer and that they can offer a security check. The individual then gains access to the computer. This gives them access to personal information held on the computer, including account log-in information and bank details, which can be used to commit fraud. Victims can also end up being asked to pay for the ‘fixes’ the fraudster has made to their computer.

If you receive a scam call or email like this you can report it to Action Fraud via their online fraud reporting tool or to the Citizens Advice consumer helpline via their online form

Local policing update for the Acle neighbourhood 20 - 27th April.

It is always good to report that the Police have no crimes to report in Acle this week. However Chief Inspector Carl Edwards sends this message about home security:

Historically at this time of year we traditionally see a rise in thefts from gardens with anything from cycles, tools, garden ornaments, pots and even hanging baskets and plants becoming an attractive option for thieves. Quite often residents will have expensive equipment and items in their garden so it’s worthwhile investing in security for sheds and outbuildings. A decent padlock and a battery-powered shed alarm are cost-effective ways to help protect your property. Most alarms cost just a few pounds and let off a considerable noise which could help deter would-be thieves. I would also encourage residents to property mark valuables, making it harder for criminals to sell on while also helping police to identify recovered stolen property. Finally, I would urge householders to remain vigilant, look out for neighbours and report any incidents of suspicious activity to police on 101.

What's On?

Friday 27th April in Acle Social Club bar.
To celebrate St. George's day, the local band "Beat Deluxe" are performing at the Acle social club bar.
There will be a promotion on Spitfire bitter and also something for the ladies. The bar will be open until midnight.

Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth Charity Spring Walk -  Sunday 16th May

This year's walk, which is in aid of various charities, will be around Acle, with a choice of three walks - 5 miles, 7 miles, or 10 miles. The Club has agreed that Waveney Sailability will be included in the list of favoured charities.
For full details and an application form phone 01493 843665

The week-end of 19th 20th May  is Acle Regatta at Acle Bridge.
The first race on Saturday is at 3.00pm and the first on Sunday is 10.00am. There will be a beer tent and barbecue.

Acle Parish Council by-election

he result of the Acle Parish By-election held on 19th April is as follows:


Jacqueline Ann






Alan Roderick






Sarah Clare






Patricia Ann





Total votes cast including 10 rejected papers was 878, from a total electorate of 2233.

This turnout was just 23%. The cost to the Parish Council will be between 2500 - 3000.

Recreational Facilities. 

Approval in principal has been given for a zip wire, skatepark, and climbing wall/net on land at the Recreation Centre / playing field. The sourcing of finance for the project will remain the responsibility of the Parish Council.

Acle  High School has submitted plans to Broadland District Council for an 11kw wind turbine. If approved, the low-noise turbine will be supported by a 5sqm buried base. A planning statement submitted by the school says  the turbine "will enable the applicant to reduce their carbon emissions and energy bill, whilst increasing their self-sufficiency in terms of electricity production". I will include more details here as soon as I can.
Update Friday 20th April.
The application was discussed at a special meeting which was held after the
Annual Parish Meeting.  I understand from the Parish Clerk that
no objection was raised by the Parish Council.


The Olympic Torch will be carried through Acle on 5th July.  It will arrive at precisely 08:02 in convoy from Norwich at Norwich Road, when it is hoped that it's arrival will be announced by the ringing of the church bells. It will be carried along The Street and out of the village on New Road. It will then travel to Filby in convoy.

The Torchbearers will be:

Roger Hadley, Brian Carr, Shane Hull, and Vicky Simmonds.

Our picture shows the Acle Olympic Torch Event Organisers, Angela Bishop, Jackie Clover, and Brian Grint, suitably dressed for the occasion.

A stage will be erected in the car park area next to the Folly tree, and entertainment will be provided from approximately 7.00am. Broadland Brass Band and the Youth orchestra will entertain until late morning. Children from all nine local primary schools will also be there to perform songs and dance.

An exhibition by High School pupils will be in the Church, and a memories exhibition by the Archive Group will in the Church Hall, where I understand breakfasts will also be served

You are requested not to park in the village centre on the day.

Sun 3rd June - Jubilee Day - All of Acle is invited.

"The Big Lunch" is from1.00pm till 4.30 pm on the areas surrounding the Library. You can bring a picnic lunch, however Herondale will be selling teas, coffees, and delicious cakes. Acle and Brundall Lions Club will be running a B-B-Q. Tables and chairs will be set out on the Library Car Park for extra comfort, and members of the Army Cadet force will be available to help anyone who requires assistance. 

A stage is to be erected on the grass area next to the Library, where entertainment will be provided by local singers, bands etc. There will also be demonstrations of line dancing, Mr juggle fun will be teaching his circus tricks to everyone, Penny will be face painting, and in the grass pound area Sure Start  will be  entertaining the very young. 

To celebrate the year, 30 hanging baskets will line The Street - six more than usual!  A planter 1 1/2 metres in diameter made by pupils at the High School in the Shape of the Coronation Crown, is to erected on the village green. Also look out for another planter which will be outside the Post office. Bunting will be hung in the Village Green area of The Street. 


Anyone any age can take photographs of something memorable that happens on this special day.

A maximum of two photos can be entered and they will be displayed in the gymnasium of the High School during the Acle Society Annual Show.  Judge for this is will be Janis Austin.

Remember it can be of anything that happens to you, from breakfast in bed to your decorated dog.

Do you want to know more about special educational needs?

Some children and young people need more support than others to achieve their potential at school. This may be because they have a special educational need (SEN).

If children and young people have SEN, they may need extra help in a range of areas.

To find out what help is available to support children with SEN and their families in Norfolk, visit

The website will be able to answer your questions and provide information including:

What to do if you are worried that your child may have SEN

What support children should receive at different ages and stages

Useful explanations and how to access support for families

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