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 westacreparish@gmail.com

The Adoration of the Shepherds, Giorgione 1505-10


Services at All Saints Church, West Acre

December 19  Carol Service, with Tableau, 7pm

9 local children from Walton, Ash Hill, Gayton, Gayton Thorpe, Castle Acre and West Acre will retell our traditional Christmas story. The church will be darkened so that the Tableaux can be lit so bring your own torches to sing the carols.

Amongst those who have contributed to this evening are Brian Wright, Jack Corder, Kevin Smith and Diana Warburton. The Directors are Diana Dunwoodie and Jinny Birkbeck.

December 25  Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer Order), 9am

December 29  Holy Communion, 10am 

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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Annual Return 2018

Budget 2017-2018

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting6th August 2018

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting11th June 2018

Minutes of the Parish Council AGM 2018 14th May 2018

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting14th May 2018

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 9th April 2018

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting8th January 2018

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting30th October 2017


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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