Beighton Parish Council

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

Our contact details are on the right hand side.

SNAP 3rd December

Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting on Thursday, 3rd December at 18.00 at Lingwood Village Hall

All members of the public are welcome to raise issues with the local police

WW2 talk- at Postwick tomorrow

Talk by VBWS Patrick Nobes on “The First World War.  Two Contrasting Battles” on Friday 20 November at 7.30 pm at Postwick Village Hall

“The First World War. Two Contrasting Battles.”   

The two battles are the Somme, which started on 1st July 1916, perhaps the most disastrous day in the military history of Britain. And Cambrai, 20th Nov 1917, the first tank battle.   Free entry but donations welcome on the night to be divided  between the British Legion and Postwick Village Hall.  (Village Hall Bar Open)


There was a report of a woman knocking at doors  in Upton yesterday to try to sell drawings, claiming to be deaf. Whilst this may be genuine, the Police do not encourage residents to buy anything at the door as it can be intimidating for others in the village to have someone knock at the door, especially now that it gets dark so early. Sometimes these people are exploited by others and do not get to keep the money you give them.

If someone knocks at your door offering to sell you something, please ring the Police non-emergency number on 101.

Unstaffed opening hours at Acle Library

You can now visit Acle Library even when it is unstaffed. First you need to register, then you can scan your library card and type your PIN into the access point near the library entrance.

Please note that both documents are two-sided.

Right click on the document and select Print if you wish to print the form – copies are available at Acle Library

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Acle Road/ Beighton Road closure

The road closure has been extended by another week due to overrunning works.

Acle & Beighton ETRO101 Urgent

Postwick Junction

You might find it helpful to see a diagram of the new layout at the Postwick Junction, which particularly affects a journey from Thorpe St Andrew onto the A47.

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2016 meeting dates

2016 dates

Draft minutes of 10th November 2015

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Sugar Beet lorries

Sugar beet lorry speeds

Residents are reminded that any complaints about traffic speeds of sugar beet lorries or sugar tankers should be reported as soon as possible to British Sugar on 01493 700351.

 Please give details of the haulage company, make of lorry, colour and/or registration number of the vehicle concerned as the Factory can match up details with the times that vehicles arrive at or leave the weighbridge.

British Sugar have been told that sometimes numberplates and brake lights are covered in mud and have been asked to carry out checks while lorries are on their premises.

Age UK Surviving Winter appeal

The Surviving Winter Appeal

Helping older people in Norfolk stay warm and safe this winter

For the past 3 years, Age UK Norfolk have worked with the Norfolk Community Foundation over the autumn and winter months to administer the Surviving Winter Appeal. We are doing so again this year.

The idea is that those who receive, but do not depend upon, the Government Winter Fuel Payment might prefer to give some or all of it to someone who needs it more than they do. Even if you don’t receive a Winter Fuel Payment you can still make a donation of any size.

Over the 3 years since the appeal began, 970 grants totalling £156,499 have been given to support older people who are in need of help with their energy bills or their domestic heating systems.

Helping older people living in fuel poverty

Heat or eat is a reality for many older people. Simply keeping warm in the colder weather can be a challenge for many vulnerable older people due to poverty and inadequate housing, leading to preventable health issues. Many older people are dreading the cold weather and will have to choose between heating their home and eating a meal.


  • Each winter one older person dies every 7 minutes from the cold weather
  • Over a third of older people say they live mainly in one room to save money
  • 1.7 million older people can’t afford to heat their homes
  • In winter 2011 to 2012, there were over 300 winter deaths among people over 85 years of age living in Norfolk.

Key messages to keep warm and protect your health are:

  • Keep your living room temperature at 70⁰F (21⁰C)
  • Keep your bedroom at 65⁰F (18⁰C)
  • Keep your bedroom window closed at night when the weather is cold
  • Make sure you wrap up well when going out in the cold.

Donate to the Surviving Winter Appeal

Online At

By Text: Donate by text from any UK network via JustTextGiving: Simply send a text message to 70070 including the campaign code NFCF11 followed by the amount £2, £5 or £10 (max).

By Post Please make cheques payable to the Norfolk Community Foundation and post to: ‘Surviving Winter Appeal’, Norfolk Community Foundation, St James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN

At Barclays Bank You can donate at Barclays Bank using the following details: Reference: Surviving Winter Appeal Sort Code: 20-62-53 Bank Account Number: 03282503

For many local older people, your donation to the Surviving Winter Appeal is vital in helping them stay warm and healthy this winter.

Receiving Support from the Surviving Winter Appeal

To apply for a Surviving Winter grant, please contact Age UK Norfolk on 0300 500 1217.