Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

May 2023

Parish Council Matters:–

  • Stanhoe Parish Council AGM and Meeting:– The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 10th at 5:00pm followed by the Annual Meeting and then refreshments at 7:00pm. Please come at any stage you choose even if only for the (free) drinks and nibbles at the end! Some of the discussion topics are mentioned below.
  • Playground:– We continue to consider the options for the future management of the Playground. All views are most welcome; there will no change for the rest of 2023 but ideas for the future, including partial ‘wilding’ will be discussed. Come and have your say.
  • Play Equipment:– We regularly maintain and clean the play equipment, and it is independently inspected every year. However things still wear out and in early April we had to close one item (the rope climbing circle) because an attachment had broken away. We will have this repaired if feasible as soon as possible. There are varying views as to the type of play equipment Stanhoe needs going forward. This will be another topic of conversation at our meeting.
  • Stanhoe Village Gardens Open Day:– This year will be held on June 17th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Please look for further details in this issue. It has always been a great success for all ages and all are welcome.
  • Emergency Alarm Test:– The recently announced national alarm test brings to mind our need to have a local alarm system and care for the vulnerable. We are still keen to hear from anybody able to help provide ad hoc support.
  • Coronation Celebrations:– Stanhoe PC fully support the planned celebrations for Sunday May 7th (12:00pm to 4:00pm) and are assisting in arranging the finance. We hope as many as possible can attend and enjoy this national celebration. Further details are to be found in this issue, on the website and in local media.
  • SAM2:- The speed sign was positioned at the Grange facing Docking (again) for March. The traffic count was 11,733 vehicles and the maximum speed recorded was 50mph which was on Monday, 3rd of March at 7:20 am. This is relatively encouraging as was the recorded average speed of 27.4mph. Let’s hope we can keep it ‘down’.
  • Stanhoe Parish Clerk Position Sought:– We are continuing to look for an active, independent local person to take this interesting part time but important paid role. For any further information contact Wayne Leighton at or on 01485 518570.


Please bear us in mind if you are growing any seedlings. Might you be able to set a few aside to give to the Plant Stall?

If you’re not green fingered we’ll happily take donations of bought plants of any shape, colour or size too!

Please let Laura Pocock know if you are able to contribute:

Thank you!

All proceeds to All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe.


contact Laura to find out more!

Norfolk Your guide to care and support for adults 2022/23

The essential guide to choosing and paying for care and support:–

To obtain extra copies of this Directory, free of charge, call Care Choices on 01223 207770. Alternatively, visit www.carechoices. to order a copy online. Alternative formats This Directory is available electronically at The e-book is also Recite Me compatible for those requiring information in the spoken word.

Metal wheelbarrow free to a good home

Please ring 01485 518277.

Reminder:– The Reading Room is to be used as Polling Station.

Photo ID is needed for voting.



2:00pm - 5:30pm SATURDAY 17th JUNE

£5 entry fee permits entry to ALL gardens



In aid of All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe Parking and Tickets at the Village Hall and the Church


The Stanhoe village lunch to celebrate the King’s Coronation takes place on Sunday 7th May at the Village Hall and Playing Field. Starting at 12 noon, there will be a BBQ lunch, games and competitions for all the family - including the dog! - live music , a puppet making workshop and, of course, the bar will be open.

For all those creative folk out there we will be repeating our “Crown Competition” which was a huge success at the Jubilee Party. Prizes for the best entries.

Or could you bake a cake to donate for the lunch? - prizes also for the best coronation themed decorated cake.

And get those pooches pampered ready for the fun dog show - prizes for them too!

Tickets are £5 per person to included BBQ lunch. Children 12 and under go free.

If you are able to help on the day or with setting up in the lead up to the event please let us know - the more the merrier.

For more information:–

Contact Laura Pocock or Mike Wilson, or to buy tickets please email Rachel at

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are pleased to announce our first film for the summer season.

CHARADE (PG) (Comedy/Thriller) on Thursday 11th May at 7:30 pm.

Celebrating the 60th birthday of this classic comedy thriller. After Regina Lampert (Hepburn) falls for the dashing Peter Joshua (Grant) on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she finds herself threatened by three of her late husband’s World War II cronies, Tex (James Coburn), Scobie (George Kennedy) and Gideon (Ned Glass), who are after a quarter of a million dollars the quartet stole while behind enemy lines. Peter seems to be on her side, but why does he keep changing his name? It’s Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn at the top of their game with lovely Parisian settings and music by Mancini!


VENUE:– Stanhoe Reading Room and Village Hall, Cross Lane, PE31 8PS

TICKETS £5 (CASH ONLY):– on the door to include a complimentary drink. Doors open 7:00pm

For further information visit the website: (or ring 01485 518191)

WI Annual Report

Stanhoe & Barwick WI has had a great year!

We have grown our membership by 25% to 41, with ladies from all over North West Norfolk. We’ve listened to a variety of interesting presentations at our monthly meetings, been Ten Pin Bowling, set up a Book Club, got crafty with glassmaking and Geli painting, visited beautiful gardens and ate delicious cake and lunches.

What we don’t do, is sing Jerusalem or hold competitions. (some of us do make jam!)

We have a great programme for the year ahead, plus lots of activities and visits planned, mostly involving tea and cake, of course.

We’re a friendly and welcoming group, so do come along as a visitor and see what we get up to. (£5 charge, to include refreshments).

Our new membership year starts in April, so why not do something different and make this the year you join the WI?

Find us on Facebook and at or Please contact Valerie (01485 576261) for further details

WI meeting on Thursday 11th May (change of date) Anne Guymer, “Endurance”. An illustrated talk about Oxburgh Hall. This will be followed by our Coronation Tea. Sorry, this meeting is for members only.

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