West Acre Parish Council
Welcome to our website.
Here you will find information about the village, news about local events and links to local attractions. We hope that you find what you want. If not, please contact one of the Parish Councillors listed in the contact page.
Please note that this site is not responsible for changes to any events listed.
West Acre Parish Council Meeting
The next Meeting of the West Acre Parish Council will be held in the village hall on Monday 18 March 2024, commencing at 6pm. All welcome.
West Acre All Saints Church services
Further information on the Nar Valley Group of Parishes can be found here -
West Acre Village Fete 2023
The grounds of Abbey House make a spectacular backdrop for the annual West Acre Fete. Add in the extra bonus of a glorious summer day and you are guaranteed a good day out at a traditional British village event.
This year the West Acre Community Trust (which runs the village hall) decided to donate the proceeds from the event to the deserving Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice Support.
The crowds flocked in, spending generously in support of the chosen charity.
This event could not have happened without the hard work of a large group of volunteers, including some younger members of the community. The organising committee would like to thank them all for making the event a great success.
A few days later the organising committee handed a cheque for £3,020 to Mavis White, representing the S&L Home Hospice Support charity.
The organising committee deserves special mention. Enthusiastic and energetic, they are the brains behind what the public sees. If you would like to join them to help with preparations for the bonfire event then please contact Ralph at email@example.com
Halloween and Bonfire Party
On Saturday 28 October the West Acre Community Trust held its annual Halloween and Bonfire event. Rain was forecast for the evening, but fortunately held off until the end of the firework display, allowing the visitors to fully enjoy the sights and sounds of a traditional display.
The event was made possible by the sterling work done by the usual cast of volunteers - Ann, Clair, Eileen, Ernest, Fiona, John 'Boy', Neil, Pat, Richard, Sheila, and Terry - who not only made all the arrangements, but also served up a tasty selection of treats (smacking of lips!) for all to enjoy.
Jeremy Cameron 1947-2023
Jeremy's family will be holding a Celebration of his life at 2pm on Sunday 12th May at West Acre Village Hall. It will be open to all who would like to remember him with us, but it would be helpful if you could let me know if you are coming so we can get an idea of numbers. A book of remembrance containing photos, tributes, anecdotes and memories is in production. If you would like to contribute anything, however short, about how you remember Jeremy, or what he meant to you, please let me have it before the end of February. Many of you have known him since he was a boy, through the farm, cricket or going to watch Norwich City, while others may have met him more recently and have stories to tell about his Parish Council work or drinking in The Stag. We'd love to hear from you.
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Jeremy pictured at an event organised by LR Price Publications
Neil's Island Walk
There’s walking. And there is Walking. Some walking is essential; for example, walking to the pub …and back home (the last part is quite important).
The other type of Walking is more difficult to comprehend and even more difficult to accomplish. For many years West Acre’s undisputed King of Walking was Jeremy Cameron. He wrote two books about his exploits, presumably to deter others from attempting to do anything similar. Published in 2014 ‘Never Again’ is Jeremy’s account of his attempt to walk from Hook of Holland to Istanbul. In a self-penned publicity piece Jeremy wrote “By the time Turkey arrived, Cameron was utterly and completely fed up with the whole process. Never again would he do anything quite so stupid.”
But Jeremy could never resist a challenge. He devised a cunning plan to walk round all the places in England beginning with the letter Q. There are forty-five of them. The plan was to walk to a Q, return home then come back to the same spot and carry on. Sadly, Jeremy is no longer around to entertain us with his escapades, or his writing.
But there is a new kid on the block. Step forward Neil Andrews. On Saturday 15 June Neil will be going for a walk. Sorry, Walk. Starting at 3am (is there such an hour?), Neil will start Walking. And keep walking until, forty-eight (48) and .1 (point-one) miles later, he will finish.
This is the Island Walk; the island being Jersey. Clearly there has to be an incentive to want to do this, and for all the participants it is raising money for local charities. Since the walk started 33 years ago, nearly £3 million pounds has been raised for deserving causes. You can read more about the walk and the charities here - https://islandwalk.je/charities
If you would like to help Neil, you can make a donation here -
And in case you were wondering, Neil would have to walk from High House to the Stag pub and home again eleven times to cover the distance of the Island Walk.