Beighton Parish Council

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

Our contact details are on the right hand side.

No Cold Calling zones

Beighton and Moulton St Mary Residents

Are you fed up with people knocking on your door, uninvited, and trying to sell you dishcloths, or asking for donations to (possible) charities?  Beighton Parish Council would like to consider setting up No Cold Calling Zones in the village.

A No Cold Calling Zone can be set up for a road, or part of a road, and means that traders are not allowed to call at your house without an appointment. The scheme is supported by Norfolk County Council’s Trading Standards team.

No Cold Calling Zones are a deterrent to unscrupulous traders and bogus callers, who do not want to be recognised or ‘logged’ as working within an area.

Trading Standards support the collective wishes of the residents, so the majority of the people living in the area must want the zone to be created.

It’s also helpful to have support and agreement from the parish or town council and to have someone who can act as a local coordinator to help promote the zone.

No cold calling zones are suitable for areas where:

  • There is evidence of a history of doorstep rogue trading/bogus calling
  • The area has a strong community bond/spirit and desire for the zone
  • The age and/or vulnerability of the residents causes them to be at greater risk through cold calling
  • The area is considered to be attractive to doorstep rogue traders
  • The area is distinct and can be clearly identifiable as a zone

We therefore need to find out if you support the scheme for your road. Please email the parish clerk, Pauline James, on with details of your name and address, or write to Beech Farm, Marsh Road, letting us know whether of not you support the scheme. When we see what the response is we can approach Norfolk County Council for their help.

You can print this form off and hand it to neighbours and friends:

form for support



Table top sale, Beighton on 19th August

There will be a table top sale in Beighton village hall on Saturday 19th August, from 10-am till 12 noon.

Contact Peter Howell at 2 Hopewell Gardens for more information, 01493 750802

Beighton Phone Box – book shelf

The old phone box at the junction of Chapel Road and High Road has been adopted by the Parish Council as BT no longer wanted to maintain it for a phone.

Thanks to Herbie Smith and Peter Howell, the phone box now has some shelves and a noticeboard. The idea is that the phone box will be an information centre and book swap so if you have any paperbacks you no longer need and would like to pass on to your neighbours please drop them off in the phone box or with Peter at 2 Hopewell Gardens.

Please advertise local events on the noticeboard…

Blood donation session

The next blood donation session is at Acle Recreation Centre on Tuesday, 1st August from 12.50 – 15.30 and 16.30 to 19.15

Ring 0300 123 23 23 to make an appointment

Safer Neighbourhood Meeting 17th August

Residents living in the Acle area are being encouraged to have their say and help shape local priorities.

A Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting will take place on Thursday 17th August, 10am at the East of England Co-Op Supermarket, Norwich Road, Acle.

The meeting will give people the chance to raise any issues or concerns they may have about where they live and speak to panel members made up of representatives from the police, district council and other agencies.



Speedwatch and police surgeries

On 7th July Beighton Community Speed Watch was trained and will be out in the village shortly. Please contact PC Andy Mason at Sprowston on 101 if you are interested in starting up a new scheme or simply to find out more about it.
Community Surgeries with PCSO Bob Hall
Blofield Heath – Tuesday 15th August, 2pm-3pm – Heathlands Community Centre, Woodbastwick Road
Woodbastwick – Thursday 20th July, 10am-11am – The Fur and Feathers Inn, Woodbastwick
South Walsham – Wednesday 6th September, 10am-11am, – Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road

Police engagement meeting

Safer Neighbourhood Area Panel

The next Public Engagement priority setting meeting for Acle and surrounding villages will be held on Thursday 17th August 2017, 10am-1pm at The Co-Op in Acle

Road closure Chapel Road 24th July – 4th August


Agenda for 11th July 2017


Murder in the Cathedral – 8th July

Dear All
Just to let you know that a group of our very best local players and singers will be staging TS Eliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral” in Beighton Church NR13 3JZ on Saturday the 8th of July, commencing at 3:30 pm.
Not to be Missed!!
Murder in the Cathedral is a verse-drama in two acts with chorus that portrays the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. The action occurs between 2 and 29 December 1170, chronicling the days leading up to the martyrdom of Thomas Becket following his absence of seven years in France. Becket’s internal struggle is the main focus of the play.
Tickets: £15 to include sumptuous picnic tea with beer or wine. Available from The Studio Art Gallery, Acle, or 01493 751637. Proceeds towards church Re-thatching & Improvements Appeal.
Hope to see you there!