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 Friends Group
The next meeting of this group will be held on Wednesday 7 June 2017. If you would like to meet others for a chat, or to play games, come and join them in the village hall at 2pm (finish at 4pm).
Refreshments provided. Cost £1 per session.
For more details contact Louisa on 01760 755082.
The next Meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 22 May 2017 at 6pm. This is the Annual General Meeting.
Click on the relevant Meeting below to read the Minutes etc
Draft Minutes for Parish Council Meeting 9 January 2017
Minutes for Parish Council Meeting 3 October 2016
Minutes for Parish Council Meeting 9 May 2016
Minutes for Parish Council Meeting 14 March 2016Annual Parish Meeting 2016
The results for April, February, January
Apology - the draw planned for March did not take place
April - 1st prize (£93) 48; 2nd 14; 3rd 20
February - 1st prize (£87) 22; 2nd 12; 3rd 15
January - 1st prize (£71) 24; 2nd 55; 3rd 2
The next draw will take place during the Quiz Night on Sunday 21 May 2017.
The 100 Club is a scheme to raise funds for a new village hall. It takes the form of a monthly lottery. For £4 a month you can choose a 'lucky' number, with the opportunity to win a guaranteed prize of 40% of that month's takings. If we recruit 100 members, the prize would be £160.
If you would like more information, or to enter your number (subject to availability) please contact Henry, Ralph, or Jeremy via the Councillor page.
West Acre artist Charlotte Howarth to present talk in Norwich
West Acre News - April 2017 issue
The latest edition of the Parish newsletter is available to view. Clicking on one of the pages above 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
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Services at All Saints Church, West Acre
Sunday 21 May at 9am, Holy Communion
Left, the talented team who made it possible - left to right, Terry Howlett, Kelly Smith, Sheila Clarke, Kev Smith, Jennie Tasker, Guy Tasker (who took all the other photographs)
Interested in improving the environment?
On Sunday 7 May several residents gathered at the village hall to discuss ways of improving the environment around the village. Initially, the idea was to plant spring bulbs which would give a colourful appearance and require little, or no, maintenance. However, the idea quickly developed into consideration of planting native species and wildflowers which would extend the flowering period, but would be outside the scope of the budget allocated for this year. It was agreed that a mixed planting scheme of cultivated and wildflower species should be adopted, with both short and long-term objectives. The focus in the first year should be on bulbs giving the most impact within the budget, while allowing further consideration of suitable native and wildflower species to increase biodiversity. The group looked at suitable sites around the village and identified several places which could be developed in the first phase.
- the banks outside the village hall
- the areas around 3 entry points to the village, both ends of River Road and the northern end of Greenhill Road
- the bank on Church Green, opposite the bungalows
- the banks adjacent to Westacre Estate office
- the area of scrub on the village green behind the swings
- the small area around the Stag pub sign.
Plants could be sourced from the following sites -
It was proposed that that this item should be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting. If you would like to contribute to the discussion please come along to the meeting on Monday 22 May at 6pm.
West Acre artists look for inspiration
On Saturday 6 May members of West Acre Art Club visited the "Hockney' exhibition at Tate Modern. Representing a survey of almost sixty years of David Hockney's work, the exhibition demonstrates Hockney's obsession with the challenge of representing the world as he sees it.
Portrait Of An Artist's Pool With Two Figures 1971
Four days later members were again on their travels, when they visited the studio of Norfolk artist Tor Falcon. Tor currently has an exhibition of her work at Glyndebourne, but she has also recently completed projects on the Peddars Way and the River Nar.