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Acle Good Neighbours Quiz

Saturday 19 th March 2016 A VERY SHAPELY QUIZ St.

Edmund s Parish Hall, Acle (Opposite Budgens) 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.

start 3.00 per person to enter (All ages welcome maximum 6 per team) BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS AND NIBBLES Free tea / coffee at half time For more information or to book a table, contact Angela Bishop on 01493 751299

Acle & District 49+ Club

Acle & District 49+ Club This friendly club meets on the first Tuesday of every month, except August, in St Edmunds Parish Room, opposite Budgens, at 2.00pm The next meetings are: 1st March Last Train Ride in America 5th April tba 3rd May The Galapagos Islands New members always welcome contact John Harriss on 01493 751057

LADIES' PAMPER EVENING

FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY: 7pm 9.30pm Meeting Point, Jubilee Suite, St Withburga Lane, Dereham NR16 1ED COME AND TREAT YOURSELF, RELAX, BE PAMPERED AND LEAVE FEELING LIKE A NEW WOMAN TICKETS 2.00 For further information contact Mary Turrell on 01362 861437 Or Shonette Mooney at Meeting Point : Tel 01362 698866 ORGANISED BY FRIENDS OF MEETING POINT (A SMALL CHARITY)

101: Police non-emergency number

Norfolk Constabulary is supporting a Home Office campaign reminding the public that they should call 101 if they need to contact their local police for non-emergency issues. More than three quarters of 999 calls received by the police are for non-emergencies, such as people reporting crimes that are no longer in progress (for example discovering that their home has been burgled or their vehicle has been stolen), or wanting to discuss anti-social behaviour in their local area.

101 is an easy-to-remember number for the public to call the police, and is designed to reduce the number of non-emergency 999 calls. This allows the police to respond more quickly to genuine emergencies, such as when someone is in immediate danger, a crime is happening right now, or a suspect for a serious crime is nearby.

Launched in 2012, 101 covers all police forces across the UK and has replaced individual forces local numbers.

A call to 101 costs just 15 pence no matter how long your call is.

Not only is this cheaper than some forces local numbers, the single rate for every call means you know exactly how much your call will cost.

Acle Evening WI | Upton with Fishley Parish Council

The next meeting is Thursday, 14th January. This month the meeting is being held at Acle Library, with a talk from the manager. The meeting starts at 7.30pm.

Refreshments and raffle. If you think you might like to join the Acle Evening WI, come along to see if you like it. Your first couple of meetings are free.

Thereafter the subs are 37.50 for the year.

They have a variety of speakers, social events, lunches, outings and a summer tea party.

Acle Lands Trust – EDP tokens | Upton with Fishley Parish Council

ACLE LANDS TRUST We need your help to collect tokens from the EDP Look out for collection boxes in village shops. Please spread the word to families, friends, work colleagues etc. We need 500 per month to be eligible to enter.

Acle Lands Trust is looking to collect tokens printed in the EDP in order to enter the Community Chest Competition throughout 2016.

Any prize money won will be used to improve the public access to the woodland paths at Damgate Wood & Roman Wood, providing a better experience for YOU , the public of Acle and the surrounding areas.

For further details please contact [email protected] 1 References ^ [email protected] (uptonwithfishleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk)

Police funding – would you pay more?

Have your say | Claxton …

Would you be willing to pay more to help fund your police service? Norfolk s PCC Stephen Bett will soon have to decide whether to increase or freeze the policing element of Council Tax and he wants to know what you think. The Government has said that police funding will be protected but that s on the assumption that PCC s increase the policing element of the Council Tax by 2% each year.

There are, of course, still major financial pressures on the force as they carry the burden of past funding cuts, and the demands on our police continue to increase and, crucially, to change. There is an unprecedented surge in demand in areas such as rape, serious sexual offences and child sexual exploitation as people feel more confident to come forward. Cybercrime is another area of serious growth for the constabulary and an expensive one.

Before I make any decisions on whether to raise the precept, I want to hear your views. Please take the time to have your say via my short online survey or by coming along to one of two public consultation events planned for later in the month. 1 Stephen Bett Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk January s public consultation events: Hear from your PCC and Chief Constable about the funding challenge and their priorities for the coming year: Wednesday 13 January 2016, 6.30pm start The Council Chamber, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2SF. Monday 18 January 2016, 12 noon start The Assembly Room, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, Kings Lynn PE30 5DQ If you have any specific requirements to enable you to take part in one of these meetings, please get in touch with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk by telephone on (01953) 424455 or by email to [email protected] . 2 To register a question to be answered at one of the public meetings, please email [email protected] . 3 If you would prefer to complete a hard copy of the survey, please telephone (01953) 424455 and we will send one out to you.

References ^ Norfolk PCC: Police Council Tax survey (norfolk-pcc.us7.list-manage.com) ^ [email protected] (claxtonpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk) ^ [email protected] (claxtonpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk)

Attleborough & Thetford Neighbourhoods – Update

Weekly crime summary 21 December 2015 Norfolk Police urge communities to think about home security and extend the gift of safety to vulnerable people this Christmas Police in Norfolk are asking residents to give the gift of safety this Christmas, by looking out for vulnerable relatives and neighbours, in addition to thinking about their own home security. At this time of year some people may feel more vulnerable as it gets darker earlier and they may feel more confined to their homes, having less interaction with family, friends and neighbours. By taking the time to check on the welfare of someone you know that may be in that situation you can give them the reassurance that they are not alone and help to make them feel safe.

Checking that they have good home security measures and procedures in place will help make them less likely to be a victim of crime. This includes ensuring that they have adequate physical security such as robust door and window locks and that they routinely keep them secured. Police are reminding all residents to use the close it, lock it, check it system for home security, double checking that windows and doors are properly secured to help prevent burglary.

With the festive period approaching Norfolk Police also want to remind residents not to advertise their homes to thieves by leaving their property in darkness. A house left in total darkness is an advertisement that the property is empty, Leaving a light on is effective in making burglars think twice. It may be worth investing in timer switches which can be fitted to lights and radios, especially if you are planning on being away over the festive period.

Do also make sure that ladders or tools are not left insecure in your garden as these can be used to break into a property. Lastly, do of course double check that all your doors and windows are properly locked. Police rely heavily on information from members of the public about crimes being committed.

Officers continue to encourage everyone to remain vigilant to suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods, reporting anything they see or hear that seems out of place and help our communities to have a safe, crime-free Christmas. If you believe a crime is in progress you are asked to call the police immediately on 999. For less urgent matters call 101.

Police Connect Please be aware that there will be no weekly Police Connect updates over the Christmas period, however, any urgent issues will still be communicated.

Weekly updates will return from the week commencing 4 January 2016.

News, appeals and information can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.norfolk.police.uk 1 References ^ www.norfolk.police.uk (www.norfolk.police.uk)