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Stanhoe Parish Council Agenda - 12 January 2022

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A young person from Stanhoe has been collecting food and winter clothes for homeless people.

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Festive lunch

Stanhoe WI members enjoyed a fine Christmas lunch recently.

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Christmas spice

Garam masala and card engineering keep Stanhoe WI members entertained.

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Stanhoe Parish Council Minutes - 11 November 2021

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14 January 2022

Learning to listen

Stanhoe WI members take time out to learn more about one another.

Nobody was quite sure what members were going to do when they came to the Stanhoe and Barwick WI meeting in January, which was entitled “Getting to Know You”. But it turned out to be a very noisy, sociable, enjoyable, fun afternoon.

photos: Rosemary Brown

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Tea is an essential part of the listening process

Each member was paired with another member, and was provided with a sheet of six questions. Having chatted to each other for ten minutes, everyone reported back to the assembled room about their new friend at the table. It was an eye opener to find that members lived in so many neighbouring villages, and so many originated from so far away (only three of us from Norfolk, and many from London), and that we had all joined to meet other people. And one lady had us in stitches by reciting one of her poems (writing poems is a hobby of hers), about “Being the fairy on top of the Christmas tree”.

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Listening hard…

The serious part of the meeting, voting on the five Resolutions put forward by The National Federation for selection for the national AGM, was clearly carried out. And members still departed in a happy mood, looking forward to the WI year ahead.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 14 January 2022

10 January 2022

Stanhoe Parish Council Agenda

Stanhoe Parish Council Agenda - 12 January 2022

The agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held on 12 January 2022 can be found here.

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 10 January 2022

20 December 2021

Christmas wrapping

A young person from Stanhoe has been collecting food and winter clothes for homeless people.

Villagers have responded warmly to an appeal for winter clothes and food from Shayla, a 13-year-old Stanhoe resident.

Shayla is a pupil at Glebe House School, Hunstanton. With support from the school, she and her friends have collected more than 1600 items for homeless people, including food, hats, scarves and gloves. They will go to the Benjamin Foundation, King’s Lynn night shelter, the Purfleet Trust and the Hunstanton food bank.

Shayla and two friends in front of a huge collection of clothes

Shayla (centre) and friends at Glebe House School with their collection of winter goodies for homeless people

Shayla lives in Stanhoe at Ivy Farm Barns with her eight-year-old brother TJ and her parents Kathrine and Trevor. The family are from Texas, and will be returning to the USA in a few months.

“We’ve lived in Stanhoe for three years and we love it,” said Kathrine. Trevor is a computer engineer who has been working at RAF Marham.

Carrying boxes

The helpful pupils have had a lot of boxes to shift

The full collection

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 20 December 2021

15 December 2021

New Queen Elizabeth Hospital Petition

Show your support for bringing a new Queen Elizabeth Hospital to King’s Lynn

Time is running out to show your support for bringing a new Queen Elizabeth Hospital to King’s Lynn

The e-petition to show your support for a much-needed new hospital for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk closes on 7 January 2022. There is still time to sign it – it takes less than a minute and can be found at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/590390.

 

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 15 December 2021

9 December 2021

Festive lunch

Stanhoe WI members enjoyed a fine Christmas lunch recently.

A large group of Stanhoe and Barwick WI members filled a secluded dining area at Briarfields where they enjoyed a three-course Christmas lunch of delicious food.

Each member received a small gift, made by a fellow member, of a coloured fused glass star to hang on their tree, and a programme of events to look forward to in the coming year.

photos: Rosemary Brown

Festive lunch table with WI members, Christmas tree and wine glasses

As has become the custom, when the meal was finished members were treated to “The unofficial Stanhoe and Barwick WI Choir” who gave a rendition of a medley of festive songs which resounded around the room.

In happy mood we wished each other a Happy Christmas, before sending our way homewards. Grateful thanks are offered to the organisers of our happy festive lunch.

WI singers in full flow

The WI singers in full flow 

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 9 December 2021

3 December 2021

Christmas spice

Garam masala and card engineering keep Stanhoe WI members entertained.

Stanhoe and Barwick WI members had several treats at their December meeting. Not only was there a speaker to hold our attention, but all members were given a handmade Christmas card from the WI; the committee provided us with a delicious looking range of cakes to sample with our tea; and we had our Adviser, Coral Batchelor, here to introduce herself and guide us on procedures.

Spices and fresh coriander on a Christmas tablecloth

Spices and fresh coriander for a flavourful Christmas

Our speaker Junya Lewis gave a talk entitled “Spice up your Christmas”, during which she demonstrated making a spiced butternut squash soup, a vegan spiced main course of a pasty using soya mince and vegetables; a spicy side salad; and a marinade.

Along the way she gave us hints and tips on the spices available to us, telling us that Garam Masala means “warming spice” and every mixture is different, but the most expensive ones are best; spices should be stored in glass jars and not tins, and must be kept in a cool, dark place.

Our Adviser followed this by telling us of her role and responsibilities with the Norfolk Federation as an Adviser, and inviting us to visit the Norfolk Federation headquarters, Evelyn Suffield House, in Norwich. She had also helped to make a beautiful card from 17 separate pieces of pre-cut card, illustrating the welcoming front door of Evelyn Suffield House, which opened up to show a Christmas tree and decorations and a Christmas message to us all.

It was a happy meeting enjoyed by a large group of members on a chilly wet day. We are all now looking forward to meeting for our Christmas lunch together in the near future.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 3 December 2021

20 November 2021

Stanhoe Parish Council Minutes

Stanhoe Parish Council Minutes - 11 November 2021

The minutes from the Stanhoe Parish Council meeting held on 11 November 2021 can be found here.

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 20 November 2021

16 November 2021

Remembrance

Stanhoe villagers remember the fallen.

The fallen of the two twentieth-century World Wars were remembered at Stanhoe war memorial on Sunday 14 November.

photo: Pamela Austin

Stanhoe war memorial, November 2021

Stanhoe war memorial

With more than 20 people in attendance, the short service was conducted as usual by the Reverend Peter Cook, Rector of the Benefice and Honorary Chaplain of the Sedgeford & District branch of the Royal British Legion. The standard bearer of the Sedgeford & District branch of the Royal British Legion, Steve Greef, was in attendance with the branch standard.

The names of the fallen were read by Bill Husselby, and wreaths were laid by Eric Jackson, for Stanhoe parish, and by Julia Walton, representing Stanhoe & Barwick WI, in the absence of the president who was unable to attend. Bill also recited the exhortation.

Following the short ceremony, most of those present proceeded to All Saints’ church, for the moving Remembrance Day service there.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 16 November 2021

15 November 2021

Parish Council people news

Stanhoe Parish Council welcomes two new members and says goodbye to another.

Stanhoe Parish Council welcomes Tim Fitzjohn and Dr Steve Shaw, who were co-opted onto the council by unanimous decision at the last meeting on Thursday 11 November, reports PC chairman David Lord.

Current and former Stanhoe parish councillors in the Reading Room

(l-r) Jenny Lord, Brian Gorton, David Lord, Tim Fitzjohn, Rosemary Brown, Rita Birkin, Steve Shaw, Mike Wilson.

Stanhoe now has seven parish councillors. Jenny Lord, who has served as a parish councillor for six and a half years, is stepping back to join Stanhoe Parochial Church Council (PCC).

(tel 518 570) remains parish clerk and the main point of contact for PC matters. 

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 15 November 2021

5 November 2021

President Nicola

Sandra Carr steps down at Stanhoe WI AGM.

Twenty-five members of Stanhoe and Barwick WI met together for their AGM in November.

The meeting started with the announcements regarding visits and events, and the news that the WI are laying a wreath at the War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday in memory of all who served in both World Wars, but especially for those men whose histories we had followed up last year after their wartime letters to the WI were found.

Julia Walton our treasurer gave a very clear explanation of our financial dealings over the past year. Valerie Robson, our secretary, and Sandra Carr, our retiring president, both gave detailed reports of our activities during the lockdowns and since resuming meetings. We now have thirty-six members.

After tea and delicious cakes Julia took us through the correct answers to three very enjoyable quiz sheets which she had prepared and members had attempted to complete. Much laughter ensued.

A bouquet was presented to Sandra, our retiring president, as thanks for her two-year tenure, and our new president Nicola Smith was welcomed.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 5 November 2021


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