Beighton Parish Council

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

Our contact details are on the right hand side.

Moth evening on Friday

Friday 1st August 8.00pm until late: Acle Lands Trust Moth Evening at Roman Wood. Experts will help us discover which species use this community woodland. Bring a torch. Meet at the entrance by the Hermitage Restaurant, but please do not use their car park. Parking is available on hard standing at the BAM-Nuttall compound off the A1064, immediately beyond the last house: take care if walking along the road; the meeting point can also be accessed by walking from the compound down to the Boat Dyke, then turning right up Boat Dyke Lane. Phone 01493 750393 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting if you have any questions.

Beighton Concert on Saturday 16th August

7.30 pm at Beighton Church

WW1 and WW2 songs and uplifting songs from the shows

£7 on the door, including refreshments


Cookery course for men

Age UK Norfolk and the Joy of Food are holding a free, 4 week cookery course at the Acle War Memorial Recreation Centre & Social Club.

The cookery course (Kitchen Kings) is designed for men over 55 years of age who previously may not have had a role in the kitchen at home and who have now become carers for their partners or widowers, or men who simply have never learned to cook and are now taking an interest.

The course teaches basic cookery skills and recipes, the focus being dishes that are simple to prepare and don’t cost a fortune. Groups are kept small to ensure beginner cooks have a supportive environment in which to learn.

The course is free and all equipment and ingredients are provided.

Details of the course and how to sign up are in the attached pdf.



Car fire at Budgens

Just to reassure everyone that the incident is not being treated by Police or Fire as being suspicious

Music and Picnic in the park

Music and Picnic in the Park

Elvis is alive and living in Norfolk! Come to a fantastic evening of entertainment with “The Bluesueders” . Hear a belting range of Elvis, and other songs from the 50’s and 60’s rock and roll, interspaced with a few newer numbers, from this tribute band. See the white tasselled- jump suit – it could only be the King. Outstanding singing, wonderful costumes. What a package. It’s on Sunday, 10th August 2014 at Wroxham Barns,Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QU –  6:30pm to 10pm, doors open at 5:30pm. Bring chairs/rugs, a picnic and drinks, but there will be wine and bottled beer available for sale and the coffee shop will be open. This is a charity event organised jointly by Broadlands, and Wroxham Bure Valley Rotary Club with the Benjamin Foundation, and the local Community First Responders benefitting. Tickets: In advance- Adults (16 and over) £10, children under 16(must be accompanied by an adult) £2:50. On the night –Adults (16 and over) £12. Children under 16( must be accompanied by an adult) £2:50. Tickets available from Abbotts Estate Agents, Riverside Centre , Hoveton. Tel :  01603 783838, Mick Holden Tel: 01603 781310 or direct from the office at Wroxham Barns.Blue_Sueders_Concert_Poster_PDF

4th August – Turn out your lights

The Royal British Legion is asking people to turn out their electric lights on Monday, 4th August from 10 – 11 pm in memory of the start of the First World War.  Light a candle in memory.

On the 4th of August members of Acle Archive and Acle British Legion will be sprinkling petals on the two war graves in Acle Churchyard and someone will read a poem before a two minute silence. Between 10pm and 11pm, along with other places in the country, we will be hoping for lots of lights out in Acle as we will be holding a candlelit ceremony around the Folly Tree where war and peace were announced. Everyone is invited to attend..

Draft Minutes of meeting on 13th May 2014

13th May 2014

Agenda for meeting on 8th July 2014

8th July 2014

New sub-postmaster starts at Acle Post Office


He is one of the country’s youngest sub-postmasters, but Neal Gurney is not short of ambition when it comes to improving local Post Offices. Still only 29 years old, just weeks after winning a national award for his existing Post Office on Thunder Lane in Thorpe St Andrew, Mr Gurney has just taken on Acle Post Office and has big plans for the new branch.

Mr Gurney is hoping to secure a slice of a £1.34bn package of investment announced by the Post Office to improve its branches around the country. This is a national three-year investment programme for around 6000 branches in the UK. He said “If we can convince Post Office Ltd that the Acle branch is worth investment I’m sure it would benefit the village hugely. It would enable us to improve the service provided and the environment the staff work in. We should hear whether they’re willing to invest in the next couple of weeks, I’ve got my fingers crossed!”

At age 21 Neal took over his first Post Office and staked his claim as ‘Britain’s youngest Sub Postmaster’. Since then he’s been working tirelessly to improve the branch, recently being rewarded for his efforts by winning ‘Best Agency Branch’ out of approximately 11,000 other Post Offices. He now has his sights set on making Acle Post Office an award winning branch too.

Mr Gurney said “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to improve the Acle branch. The first change I’ve made is to extend the Saturday opening 5:30pm. Opening 6 days a week until 5:30pm will make it more convenient for people to visit the branch”. If his investment application is successful the Post Office will be fully refurbished throughout giving it modern, up to date feel. The shop will benefit from a wide range of gifts, a brand new selection of greetings cards and a designated pet food area. “I aim to breathe a new lease of life to the Post Office, ensuring it remains a vital hub for the community”. Said Mr Gurney

For the last eleven years the Post Office at Acle has been run by Nigel and Brenda Law. They, along with the help of their staff have made improvements to the Post Office over that time. One of the biggest changes they made was when the village pet shop closed. They took the opportunity to introduce pet food in to the shop which was well received by local residents and is now a key part to the business. Mr and Mrs Law are now retiring from the Post Office and approached Mr Gurney in November 2013 to see if he would be interested in taking over. After passing the interview process with Post Office Ltd Neal took over the branch on 3rd June office

Allotment in Beighton

A resident in Beighton has offered a part of their garden for a local person to use as an allotment.
For more information please contact Mr & Mrs Trueman on 751186