Beighton Parish Council

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Refurbishment of former Budgens store in Acle

East of England Co-op to take on former O’Flynns Budgens store in Acle

The East of England Co-op has announced it will be opening a new food store in Acle later this year, having successfully purchased the former O’Flynns Budgens store on Norwich Road.

The 5,985sqft store will close in spring 2017 for refurbishment works to create a new generation East of England Co-op supermarket, with the opening scheduled for summer 2017.

Roger Grosvenor, Joint Chief Executive for the East of England Co-op said: “Having been a part of the Acle community for a number of years, we’re delighted to be opening a new, larger store which will allow us to expand our services and range of products for our members and customers.”

The East of England Co-op food store on Main Street will remain open until the newly renovated supermarket opens its doors. Colleagues will then transfer to the new supermarket, joining the current team at the O’Flynns Budgens store who are all being transferred to the local retailer.

Roger added: “It was important to us that we protected the jobs of colleagues at our Main Street store as well as colleagues from the former O’Flynns Budgens, who’ve been providing a service to the local community for many years.

“Over the coming months all of us at the East of England Co-op will be working hard to deliver a store that Acle can be proud of.”

Consultation on improvements to A47

From The Highways Agency:

We are consulting on our proposals to improve the A47 between Blofield and North Burlingham. Our proposals will create a new dual carriageway that will relieve congestion, provide extra road space, improve safety and help provide a free-flowing network.

This consultation provides you with an opportunity to view, discuss and help shape our proposals.  This will help us understand what is important to our customers and local communities and will help inform the selection of a preferred option

Norwich City Library – Monday 13 March to Friday 21 April
Lingwood Village Hall – Wednesday 29 March – 3pm to 8pm
Blofield Courthouse – Friday 31 March – 10am to 5pm
Lingwood Village Hall – Saturday 1 April – 10am to 2pm

For details of the proposals click here

Bingo – Sunday, 19th March

EYES DOWN AT 7-30pm.

Correspondence from British Sugar – for Parish Council meeting on 14th March

We are very shortly going to submit a planning application to the Broads Authority to install a replacement filtration system on site which produces the Limex which we sell to our growers.  I thought it might be useful to give your councillors some detail around this application and specifically what effect it may have on Beighton and Cantley residents.
For many years now we have produced a Limex45 product which everyone will have seen in heaps around the area ready for farmers to spread on their land. It is a fairly wet product which we produce during the campaign and store in ponds to dewater ready for excavation and despatch to farms mainly in the summer months.
The technology we will be installing will produce a much drier product which can be despatched to farm straight from the process, avoiding the need to store and dewater.  As well as being a much better product for ourselves and our customers there are two distinct benefits to the local community and especially Beighton and Cantley residents alongside the B1140.
·         By being a much dryer product it reduces the total volume of limex  leaving site by 21% which directly translates to a 21% reduction in vehicles collecting this product.
·         Additionally as the product is ready to despatch directly from production we anticipate being able to move the majority of the limex  in campaign by back loading beet lorries as they return to farms.  This will again significantly reduce vehicle movements during the summer months.  To ensure we maximise the back loading of beet delivery vehicles we will be locating these replacement filters within the beet intake area of our site which will avoid the need for lorries to cross the railway line onto the main site. This will remove all Limex vehicles from the road into the main site past the houses on Station Road in Cantley.
Below is the section of the Planning Application relating to Highways and Transport so you have the numbers as presented to the planning authority

Highways and Transport

Overall this facility will reduce impact by delivering a lower number of HGV movements to and from the Cantley site.
There would be HGV movements arising from the removal of LimeX70 generated by the DLP station however this is a reduced number due to the reduction in volume produced versus the current LimeX45 product. It is anticipated there will be a significant increase (up to 70%) in the volume of LimeX back loaded on the existing beet lorries further reducing the total number of vehicle movements.
LimeX 45
LimeX 70
Volume produced (t)
assuming a typical processing campaign
Despatches (total)
based on a typical 28t load
Campaign Despatches
backloads on beet lorries – no additional traffic
Summer Despatches
dedicated vehicle movements
The net effect is a reduction in out-of-campaign despatches of circa 1,100 HGV movements.
In addition the relocation of the LimeX operation to the North side of the railway will remove LimeX related traffic from the south section of Station Road and the railway crossing into the main site access, having a positive impact on residents on this section of the highway.  All despatches of the current LimeX product take place from the main factory site, to the south of the railway.
Additional staff may generate up to 1 additional car per day during campaign.

Funding event 20th March

Funding opportunities for Businesses and Community Groups

Drop-In Event

Looking for funding to help you grow your business?

Planning a new community project which needs support?

Drop in to see a presentation about LEADER funding

LEADER funding provides £2,500 to £100,000 support for rural businesses and community groups, to create new jobs for the rural economy or new community services

Monday, 20th March from 4 to 7.30pm, at Acle Recreation Centre

Agenda for 14th March 2017


Appointments system at Acle Medical Centre

Details of the new appointments system are available here

Norfolk County Council elections

NCC elections take place on Thursday, 4th May.

Make sure you are registered to vote. Call Broadland District Council on 01603 430483 or click here for their website

Notice of County Election

Changes to Acle Co-Op and Budgens

Roger Grosvenor, Joint Chief Executive for the East of England Co-Op, has responded to questions from district councillor Lana Hempsall:

“I can advise that the Society has purchased the Budgens in Acle and it is our intention therefore to relocate our existing colleagues into the Budgens supermarket following an extensive refurbishment. The vacated food store will be split and part will be used for a funeral arranging office and the remaining space converted to a small regional office for colleagues who cover the Norfolk area.
We intend to have a meeting with all the residents within the community of Acle in the near future to advise them of our plans.”

Norfolk Recycling Centre Survey

Norfolk County Council is appealing to householders to take part in a new month-long survey about the county’s Recycling Centres.
This is an opportunity for people to tell us how often they use Recycling Centres, what services they use the most and what type of recycling facilities they would like to see more of.
We also want to hear from people who don’t use the Recycling Centres, so that we can understand why not.
The results will help us continue to provide an efficient and value for money Recycling Centre service in the coming years.
The survey should take no longer than ten minutes for people to complete.
To find out more and to take part please follow the
or call 0344 800 8020.