Stanhoe Pit



October film

Fisherman’s Friends is showing in Stanhoe on Wednesday 2 October.


Dogs welcome

Stanhoe reverses its dog ban on the playing field.


New surgery meeting

6 August sees a public meeting to discuss the proposed new doctors’ surgery in Burnham Market.


Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes - 11 July 2019


State visit

WI centenary attracts officials from Norwich.


Parish Council Agenda

Parish Council Agenda - 11th July 2019


Garden meeting

WI members enjoy the fine weather.


Tide times

Wells 18 Aug
03:31 low (0.57m)
08:58 high (3.79m)
17:15 low (0.69m)
21:32 high (3.38m)

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1 February 2009

Georgina RIP

The white goose on the pond has died.

A long-standing resident of our pond, Georgina the goose, died on 31 January. She lived happily among the ducks, and each year built her nest in the spring, although her unfertilised eggs never produced any goslings.

photo: Charles Butcher

Georgina in happier times

Georgina in happier times

She had been resident on the pond for some five years, leading a quiet life while one of her companions, George, became a media celebrity for his notoriety in threatening the postman.

Unlike the ducks, Georgina seldom strayed onto the road, so it is sadly ironic that she appears to have been killed by a passing motorist who, presumably, was unable to see a very large, white bird just beyond the windscreen.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 1 February 2009

19 January 2009

Wet and muddy

Don’t take the short route to Brancaster unless you are prepared for mud.

Now that the big freeze has given way to thaw, wind and rain, several stretches of road around Stanhoe are looking mucky.

photo: Terry Austin

Thick mud to the north of Station Road

Thick mud on the “Tank Road” to the north of Station Road

Probably the worst of these is the concrete airfield perimeter track north of Station Road; several correspondents have pointed out that this is becoming hard to navigate by car. After Terry Austin took the photo above on 16 January, the police promised to contact the farmer and/or the Highways Department.

If you want to complain about mud, contact Norfolk County Council General Enquiries on 0844 800 8020.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 19 January 2009

7 January 2009

Cold snap

It’s cold in Stanhoe!

For the benefit of anyone who hasn't visited these parts recently (and the historical record), it has been very cold here for the last week or more.

photos: Pamela Austin

Frozen pond

Ducks on the frozen pond

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 7 January 2009

5 January 2009

Norwich trip

Coach trip to Norwich on 31 January.

If you fancy an afternoon in Norwich or a trip to the sales, there are still some spare seats on the coach that is taking WI members to the theatre on Saturday 31 January.

The coach leaves from the Village Hall at 1:00 pm.

Cost will be £7 return.

Phone Frances Ulyatt on 518 366 to book a seat.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 5 January 2009

5 January 2009

Art class update

Art classes in the village hall resume on 13 January.

An Introduction to Watercolour is a five-week course that runs from 13 January to 10 February.

The course is open to everyone. There will be a charge – details still to be arranged.

Tutor Helen Breach is a local artist and architectural designer who works mainly in oils and acrylics. See the West Norfolk Artists website for examples of her work.

All illustrations © Helen Breach

Update 29 January

photo: Pamela Austin

Art class in progress

Art class in progress, with tutor Helen Breach at far right

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 5 January 2009

5 January 2009

Bike rides

Work off holiday over-indulgence with a Tuesday afternoon cycle ride!

Regular Tuesday afternoon cycle rides organised by the WI are now open to everyone.

Phone Pamela Austin on 581 033, or just turn up at the village hall at 2 pm on a Tuesday.

Make sure you have working bike lights, and preferably an item of high-visibility clothing.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 5 January 2009

5 January 2009

Book club

Interested in joining a monthly book club?

If you would like to join a book club in Stanhoe, phone Nadine Casey on 518 206.

The proposal is that the club would meet monthly to discuss a chosen book that would be available from the library.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 5 January 2009

21 December 2008

Carol service

The church was almost full for the carol service on 21 December.

photos: Charles Butcher

Carol service: the nave

Nearly a full house

Carol service: mulled wine after the service

Mince pies and mulled wine

Carol service: flowers and candles

Festive colour

Carol service: the chancel and West Norfolk Singers

The West Norfolk Singers
under the direction of Nigel Wickens

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 21 December 2008

20 December 2008

Power cuts

19 December saw the first power problems of the winter.

The southern part of Stanhoe saw at least three short outages on Friday afternoon.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 20 December 2008

11 December 2008

Water leak

Water to parts of Stanhoe will be off for around two hours this afternoon (Thursday 11 December) while a leaking main is repaired.

photo: Charles Butcher

Leaking water main outside Moray Cottage

The leak outside Moray Cottage was reported at 9.40 am on Thursday, and an hour later a man from Anglian Water was on site to inspect the problem. He said that a gang would be here by around 1 pm, and that once they started work, water to parts of Stanhoe would be off for about two hours.

The water is flowing down Docking Road and into Cross Lane, where there is a considerable pool near the village hall.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 11 December 2008

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