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The Mercy (12A) is showing in Stanhoe on Monday 12 November.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is showing in Stanhoe on 17 October.

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Parish Council Vacancy

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Wise women

Stanhoe WI members learn about witchcraft.

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Another Road Closure

Road Closure - 8 - 21 October 2018

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Overnight Road Closure

Overnight Road Closure - Stanhoe Crossroads

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Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes - 19th September 2018

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18 October 2018

November film

The Mercy (12A) is showing in Stanhoe on Monday 12 November.

The Mercy (12A) (adventure/biography/drama) is showing in Stanhoe on Monday 12 November at 7.30 pm.

This is the incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times. Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.

Tickets: £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink

Date: Monday 12 November

Time: 7.30pm, doors open 7.00pm

Place: The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS

More info: Jane and Peter Coates (tel 01485 518191)

Next film: To be announced

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 18 October 2018

16 October 2018

October film

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is showing in Stanhoe on 17 October.

Stanhoe Village Screen begins its autumn season with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A) (drama /history/romance) on Wednesday 17 October.

A writer (Lily James) forms an unexpected bond with the residents of the island of Guernsey in the aftermath of WWII, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Adapted from the novel by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, this is a richly layered film that encompasses a war story, a mystery tale and a love triangle. It is uplifting, moving and utterly delightful!

Tickets: £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink

Date: Wednesday 17 October

Time: 7.30pm, doors open 7.00pm

Place: The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS

More info: Jane and Peter Coates (tel 01485 518191)

Next film: The Mercy (12A), Monday 12 November

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 16 October 2018

10 October 2018

Parish Council Vacancy

Parish Council Vacancy

Please see here. 

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 10 October 2018

4 October 2018

Wise women

Stanhoe WI members learn about witchcraft.

At their October meeting Stanhoe and Barwick WI were treated to Dr Maureen James speaking on “Witch, Wicca and Women”, a history of English witchcraft.

Going back beyond medieval times Dr James showed us how strong women were portrayed form Greek myths through to well-known mystics such as Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe.

She explained how women had always been herbalists and treated illnesses, and how women had always talked together about the mysteries of birth and death, and this led to them often being labelled as a witch.

The Witchcraft Acts of 1542 and 1745 banned all forms of witchcraft, and resulted in public hangings for perpetrators.

BY Victorian times there were lots of fortune tellers, soothsayers, and local superstitions which lasted right up to recent years, such as “reading the fortune in the tea leaves” and “the charming of warts.”

There is a museum of witchcraft and magic in Boscastle which features much of the history, and of Wicca, the twentieth-century development founded by Gerald Gardner.

It was a real romp through witchcraft history.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 4 October 2018

4 October 2018

Another Road Closure

Road Closure - 8 - 21 October 2018

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the B1454 Stanhoe Road from its junction with the B1155 for a distance of 1290 metres north westwards in the PARISH OF DOCKING because of water drilling works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 8th October 2018 to 21st October 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be 14 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: B1155 Bircham Road, C769 Docking Road, B1454 Fakenham Road (Docking/ Stanhoe/ Barwick) and vice versa.

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adrian Stout (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

 

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 4 October 2018

4 October 2018

Overnight Road Closure

Overnight Road Closure - Stanhoe Crossroads

Overnight road closure on B1454 / B1155 Stanhoe crossroads for carriageway resurfacing

Work will begin on Friday 19 October to carry out major carriageway resurfacing works on B1454 / B1155 junction at Stanhoe. To minimise disruption on this busy road the work is being carried out overnight and will take one night to complete subject to suitable weather conditions.

The site will include each 30 metre approach to the crossroads.

During the resurfacing works it will be necessary to close the road to all through traffic at this location. Fully signed official diversion routes along roads of the same or higher classification will be in operation between 7.00pm and 6.00am on the night.

Vehicle access to businesses and properties within the limits of the closure will be maintained from one end at all times. Pedestrian access will be maintained while work is underway.

The County Council would like to thank people for their patience while these works to replace the existing worn out road surface are carried out.

The work which will cost £51,000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community & Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

For Further Information

Dave Barley, Surfacing Engineer, 0344 800 8020.

Up-to-date information about roadworks in Norfolk is available on the County Council website at www.norfolk.gov.uk/roadworks

 

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 4 October 2018

3 October 2018

Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes - 19th September 2018

The Parish Council minutes from the meeting held on 19th September 2018 can be found here.

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 3 October 2018

18 September 2018

“Village closed”

Phone and water works cause traffic problems in Stanhoe.

Roadworks by BT Openreach and Anglian Water have left Stanhoe residents and visitors wondering if the village is still open.

Michael Clark of Stanhoe Pottery said business had been very quiet recently as the “Road Ahead Closed” signs, traffic lights and construction vehicles had put off customers.

photos: Pamela Austin

Traffic lights and road signs

Stationary car, traffic lights and road signs on the approach to Stanhoe

“Road closed” signs have deterred visitors
from coming to Stanhoe

Some of the work relates to telephone and broadband improvement, and residents who have suffered with poor broadband speeds for many years are hoping that the service will soon get better. On 12 September Terry Austin received an email from BT saying: ”This is to let you know we've upgraded your local telephone exchange, so you should now have a more reliable broadband connection. Where possible, we've also increased your speed.”

However, the BT broadband availability checker is currently quoting speeds of around 3.5 Mbit/s in Stanhoe from the Docking exchange, which is little if any improvement over past performance. ”Fibre to the cabinet” – otherwise known as superfast broadband, with speeds of 30 Mbit/s or so – doesn’t seem to be available.

According to Better Broadband for Norfolk, most of Docking itself does have fast broadband. Stanhoe is still at the “planned delivery” stage, as it was at the beginning of last year.

By 20 September, the Roadworks.org website was showing only Anglian Water as active in Stanhoe, on Docking Road and at the Fakenham Road crossroads.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 18 September 2018

17 September 2018

Parish Council Agenda

Parish Council Agenda - 19 September 2018

The agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held on 19 September 2018 can be found here.

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 17 September 2018

13 September 2018

Think about oil

As the days shorten, now’s a good time to join our local heating oil buying group.

As winter approaches, heating oil is not getting any cheaper in the long term. Bulk buying can help keep heating costs down, as shown by the continuing success of the Brancaster Staithe Oil Cooperative run by Maria Spink.

Below are examples of prices negotiated by the Cooperative during 2018.

18/01/2018 50.45 pence per litre
08/02/2018 44.99 pence per litre
01/03/2018 59.99 pence per litre
22/03/208 53.50 pence per litre
12/04/2018 50.85 pence per litre
24/05/2018 50.10 pence per litre
14/06/2018 48.00 pence per litre
05/07/2018 47.20 pence per litre
26/07/2019 47.75 pence per litre
16/08/2018 47.00 pence per litre
06/09/2018 50.45 pence per litre

The Coop costs nothing to join and Maria does not charge for her hard work. Co-op members make their payments directly to whichever oil company has agreed to make the deliveries.

To get on the Brancaster Staithe Oil Cooperative mailing list, contact Maria Spink at her new email address (brancasterstaitheoil@hotmail.com) or phone 01485 210155.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 13 September 2018


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