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.
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West Acre News - October 2018 issue
The latest edition of the Parish newsletter is available to view. Clicking on one of the pages below will open a larger version in a new window.
If you would like to contribute please contact Ralph via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Summer, by Abel Grimmer, 1607
Services at All Saints Church, West Acre
November 18 Holy Communion
Please contact Henry on (01760) 755254 for further details.
West Acre Parish Council
The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 29 October at 7pm in the Village Hall. Everyone welcome.
Below you will find Minutes of Parish Council meetings from the last twelve months, plus other documents which the Council has to publicise to comply with the Transparency Code.
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West Acre art club exhibition
Members of the village art club recently held their first exhibition at the Westacre Theatre. The exhibition has now finished.
The club meets every Wednesday in the village hall, between 7and 9pm. New members, regardless of ability, always welcome.
Contact Ralph (01760 755082) for further details.
West Acre Bonfire and Halloween Night 2018
The glorious summer passed briefly into autumn and then, seemingly, into an early winter. Saturday the 27th started wet and cold, and continued that way up to the start of this year's event. Those involved in the organising and preparations feared that the inclement weather would significantly reduce the attendance, and so were more than pleasantly surprised to see a good crowd gather for the usual fun and frolics.
Here's a selection of images from the night.
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Pte Walter Charles Basham, 8th Yorks & Lancs
Cpt Gervase William Birkbeck, 5th Norfolks
Pte Albert Charles Cooper, 7th Norfolks
L Corporal William Thomas Cropley, 10th Essex
Pte Bertie James Everard, 7th Norfolks
Pte Anthony Thomas Fryer, 1st Auckland Mtd Rifles
Pte Frank Hendry, 5th Norfolks
L Corporal Bertie Edward Overton, 1st Essex
Pte Charles Reynolds, 8th Norfolks
Pte Frederick Charles Reynolds, 5th Norfolks
Rifleman Frederick Joshua Reynolds, 10th RW Kents
Pte George Richard Sculpher, 8th Norfolks
Pte Abraham Skeet, 3rd Norfolks
C Sgt Major Benjamin Welham, 5th Norfolks
Pte George James Welham, 1st Nth Staffs
L Corporal William John Wilson, 5th Norfolks
Flying Officer John Birkbeck, RAF 96 Sqdn
Able Seaman Gordon William Coe, Royal Navy
Gunner Alec Pallant, Norfolk Yeomanry
Gunner Reginald Wright, Norfolk Yeomanry
Poppy makers workshop 2
On Sunday 28 October the group of poppy makers gathered for a second time in West Acre Village Hall to glaze the twenty named clay poppies created in September.
The finished poppies will be located in the newly created memorial garden on the village green. A unique poppy will be created in memory of each of the men shown above, right.
West Acre Remembrance Service 2018
This year's Remembrance Service marking the centenary of the end of World War 1 was led by the Revd. Canon Stuart Nairn and included a dedication of the newly created memorial garden.
The garden includes plantings of rose and lavender shrubs, and a temporary display of ceramic poppies created in memory of each of the names recorded on the War Memorial and listed below.
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