Beighton Parish Council

Welcome to the website of Beighton Parish Council, incorporating Moulton St Mary.

Our contact details are on the right hand side.

Scam warning

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the sale of mobile phones to 18 people via the online sales sites Gumtree’ and ‘Shpock’.

The phones being advertised for sale have been mainly Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy 7s and victims have lost hundreds of pounds.

In each case the seller has insisted the buyer uses an online bank transfer rather than Paypal with a view to sending the phone using the Post Office tracking system – but the phone has never been dispatched.

Victims have been targeted from areas including Gorleston, Hemsby, Norwich and Thetford as well as elsewhere in the country including Essex, Suffolk, London and Nottingham.

Investigations are ongoing to identify the suspect/s however officers would like to urge members of the public to be extra vigilant when paying for such items online.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone who believes they may be a victim of such crime. Anyone with information or, who wishes to make a crime report, is asked to contact PC Paul Atkinson at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

To report a fraud or any online crime you can also call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use the online fraud reporting tool at

A1064 in Acle – evening closures

Evening closures of the Old Road (A1064) for surfacing works–
This has been moved back to the week of 04/11/16 to 11/11/16 because of problems with the drainage works. It will be up to 5 nights of evening work from 7.00pm to midnight with a road closure between Hermitage Close and Old Road, diversion via the Acle Straight. May be completed sooner. They will also be working during the day under 2/3 way lights to do some minor footway works and install a pedestrian island to make it easier for people to cross the road.

Police security message

The following is a Police Connect message.

With the nights getting darker we are urging you to keep your home safe. LOCK your windows & doors, Keep a LIGHT on and HIDE any valuables.
Most burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves who will search a neighbourhood for homes that look empty or dark, with access to back gardens. They also look out for windows that have been left open and unlocked doors.
By following a few simple steps, you can reduce the chances of becoming a victim of burglary.

A1064 evening closures in Acle

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the A1064 Old Road in Acle from its junction with C547 Old Road north (by Hermitage/ Embrujo) eastwards for a distance of 245 metres because of resurfacing of the carriageway plane out and inlay a new carriageway surface.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 31st October 2016 to 4th November 2016 19:00 – 00:00 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 4 days within the period.

Message from British Sugar re 2016 campaign

You will be aware that when I wrote to you on the 8th August 2016 that we were intending to open our beet intake facility on Tuesday 11th October. Please be aware that the opening
date for Beet Reception at Cantley has moved from Tuesday 11th October to Thursday 6th
October at 6am.  This does not mean the campaign will run longer, we will now close sooner due to the earlier start.

The opening date has been brought forward in line with our anticipated customer demand. Due to the nature of our supply chain we have had to make this decision at very short notice for which we apologise.

Kind regards

Andrew Dear

Agricultural Business Manager – Cantley Sugar

Door to door sellers in village

Be alert! There were two young men selling their wares last night along Chapel Road at approx 6.30pm. They stated they are on a youth offending rehabilitation scheme. Shortly after this happened last time there were 3 burglaries in Beighton. This recent incident was reported to the police under reference CAD 05102016-456. These people can sometimes be scouting for vulnerable properties.

Parking outside schools

Broadland Police are receiving reports from schools and members of the public of inconsiderate and illegal parking outside schools. We are urging those dropping off and collecting children to allow more time before they leave to park somewhere suitable further from the school entrance. Alternatively walk children to school or use a school bus if available. Broadland Police work alongside Broadland Council and Highways to address this on-going issue. Police can be contacted on the 101 number.

Parochial Church Council – secretary needed

Following the sad loss of Violet Edwards in April, the parochial church council (PCC) is in need of someone to act in the role of Secretary.  This would involve recording minutes of meetings (usually about six per year) and receiving correspondence periodically, to be discussed at PCC where necessary.  The Secretary is also responsible for arranging the Annual Meeting of the Parishioners when the Churchwardens are elected and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting at which the various annual reports are received and when the members of the PCC are elected. These meetings are usually held on the same day. The Secretary does not have to be a church member but an empathy with the ethos of the Church of England would be appreciated.  Access to internet and emails essential.  For further information please contact Kate Ashcroft on 01493 751637 or email: .

Acle Youth Club

Every Tuesday

6:45 – 8:15pm for ages 11-13
8:15 – 9:45 for ages 14+

in the Bure Room, at Acle Recreation Centre

50p per session

Come along and give it a go!

Bingo sessions

Cash bingo sessions eyes down at 7-30pm at Beighton Village Hall:
October 16th 2016
October 30th 2016
November 13th 2016
November 27th 2016