Beighton Parish Council

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

Our contact details are on the right hand side.

Changes to the disposal of paint

Paint - from 1 April 2014 paint will not be accepted at any Norfolk County Council Main Recycling Centres. Please do not put liquid paint in your household waste kerbside collection. If paint is completely dried out it can be accepted in your rubbish collection.  Metal cans may be recycled at Main Recycling Centres in the metals container; plastic cans will be accepted in the waste to landfill container.  Liquid paint will be accepted at Household Waste Amnesty days held annually at selected sites. Please check the website for forthcoming dates Your local district, borough or city council may offer a hazardous waste collction service, but there may be a charge for this. Please contact them for further information.

Special Constabulary – Volunteers Needed

The Special Constabulary is a team of volunteers from the local community who provide tremendous help and support to regular police officers.

Do you want to use your spare time giving something back to your community? Do you work full-time and want to carry on with your job but get involved in different aspects of policing as well?

Why not join the Special Constabulary and get involved?

If you would like any further information about the role of a Police Special, please contact Recruitment Team (Norfolk & Suffolk) by telephoning 01473 613589 or from

2014 Annual Parish Meeting

Agenda for 13th May 2014

Draft minutes for 11th March 2014

11th March 2014

Village Newsletter

After writing our quarterly village newsletter during 2013, Kelly has sadly had to resign as the editor.

If you would be willing to write the village newsletter, please get in touch with the parish clerk, Pauline James, on 01493 751070 or, or one of the other councillors.

The Parish Council pays for the paper and the copying.  You would just need a working knowledge of word processing and a bit of spare time.

We also need a network of volunteers to deliver the newsletters. Could you just deliver for your road, or half of your road?

White paint on A47

Warning: White paint spillage on highways

Motorists using the west bound A47 and the slip road to the A140 Harford roundabout are being warned of a spillage of white thermoplastic paint which could cause confusion for drivers. The white lining continues onto the A140 roundabout and into Markshall Farm Road. Norfolk County Council is monitoring the situation and will have road warning signs in place next week. NCC has also alerted the Highways Agency.

Upton Plant Sale on Sunday, 11th May

The annual Upton Plant Sale takes place on Sunday, 11th May at 2.00 at Upton Village Hall in Cargate Lane. The queue usually starts well before 2 o’clock so don’t get there too late!

Acle and District Good Neighbour Scheme

We’re launching the Acle and District Good Neighbour Scheme on 14th April.

This is a voluntary organisation where people who need a bit of assistance can phone a central number and a volunteer will be asked to help out. All volunteers will be checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB).

Services that might be included are transport to appointments at the doctors’ surgey, or at a hospital (45p per mile will be charged for petrol), occasional gardening, dog walking, help around the house, collecting shopping or  library books or just a cup of tea and a chat.

If you are interested in joining as a volunteer please phone Angela Bishop on  07956 199 356 or email her on

Come along to the launch at the Acle Annual Parish Meeting on 14th April at 7.30 pm in the Acle Methodist Hall on Bridewell Lane to find out more.

If you need help, or know of someone who needs a bit of assistance, please ring the Scheme’s mobile number on: 07538 532 796, preferably after 14th April.

Notice of European Elections on 22nd May 2014



Please note you must register to vote by 6th May.

If you are already on the electoral roll then you need take no further action unless you require a postal vote.

Contact Broadland District Council on 01603 431133 for more information

Problems with dog bins in Beighton

Broadland District Council have sent the following message:

We have a small but increasing problem of residents misusing our litter and dog bins.  It appears that a small minority of residents are using the bins for general waste, dog faeces and cat litter that is generated at home.  Our litter and dog bins are provided for waste from the public highway only.

Though only a small proportion (<5%) of our 800 bins are being misused.  It causes considerable disruption to our Cleansing Service, as teams are diverted from their scheduled rounds to empty these bins.  The unsightly overflowing bins also spill waste across the surrounding area, which is compounded by people leaving their waste next to the full bins.

Waste generated at home must be disposed of through the Council’s refuse service, whilst excess general household waste is accepted free of charge at the Civic Amenity Sites.  Pet owners should wrap up their animal’s waste and put it in their household bin or buy a “doggy loo” to compost the poo in the garden.

If there is a problem with a bin or if you witness any misuse of the bins then please report it to Broadland District Council on 01603 430534 /

Continued misuse of a bin may result in its removal.

Broadland District Council –working with Veolia Environmental Services