Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

August 2009

Dates for your Diary or Calendar

1st August

The Flower Show – see information below.

6th August

WI meeting 7pm in the Village Hall – Terry Gage – First Aid in the Home. New members always welcome.

22nd August

Bingo in the village hall – eyes down 7.30pm.

The Flower Show

Plans are well in hand for the 2009 Stanhoe Flower Show to be held in the village hall on Saturday 1st August from 2–4.30pm.

Do come along and join us and see the varied exhibits that everyone has worked hard to produce. Refreshments will be available and it is a chance to catch up with friends and neighbours and have a sociable time. Many people enjoy the auction of produce held at 5pm.

Entry lists should be handed in before Wednesday 29th July please.

If you have mislaid your schedule please contact the Show Secretary Rosemary Brown, who has a few spare copies. Hope to see you there!

Norfolk Association of Village Halls

Would anyone be interested in becoming an executive member of the above Association. The duties would involve attending three meetings a year at County Hall, Norwich. Travel allowance for these is 30p per mile. If you would like further information in this regard please telephone Julian Goodey on 01953 860369.

Register of Electors

Each year the Electoral Registration Officer has to prepare a new Register of Electors and may need people to help with this as canvassers. The work involves the delivery of forms to all addresses within a defined area and any follow-up action that proves necessary, including the issue of reminders and, as a last resort, at least three door-knocks.

The process begins at the end of August and runs until late October. Canvassers are paid a set fee per property regardless of the number of visits required, plus mileage. Payment is made at the end of November.

Opportunities will not be available in all parts of the Borough but if you are interested and are willing to travel I would be glad to hear from you.

Applications are invited from all parts of the community but I have a particular need for anyone able to speak an Eastern European language.


Stanhoe Archive Update

The Stanhoe Archive is still going strong, cataloguing the hundreds of photographs, newspaper cuttings, and many other documents assembled by local residents over a period of many years. There have been a couple of delays because of changes in the systems we are using, but progress is still being made. We are hoping to arrange an evening in the autumn when village residents will be invited to the Reading Room for a presentation of the items we have recorded so far. This event will be advertised in Saints Alive closer to the time.

Advance Notice – Charity Fund Raising Event 22nd August

The Women’s Institute organises a charity fund raiser each year, and this year plans have been made for a village treasure hunt – following slightly cryptic clues on foot around Stanhoe, which we hope will be entertaining and educational – and making money for a local charity, which this year is Tapping House Hospice. There will also be stalls selling items in the village hall, and a raffle. There will also be cream teas served from 4pm in the village hall. The start will be from All Saints church at 2pm.

Donations of bric-a-brac, your own paintings and drawings, and possibly plants for sale would be appreciated – please contact Pamela on 518033 or Yvonne on 518148 if you can help, specifying which category or categories you can supply.

Wind Farm Update

The meeting at North Creake was held as advertised, on 2nd July, and several Stanhoe people attended, along with many from surrounding villages. In total about 80 people were present, and as a consequence, a committee of 12 has been formed, including a representative of Stanhoe, to set about organising a protest.

Women’s Institute Open Events

All are welcome to join in our fortnightly walks and cycle rides as follows: 22nd July, a morning beach walk (bring a picnic) at Burnham Overy Staithe. Meet at the village hall at 10.45 to share cars; 29th July, cycle ride, assembling at the hall at 2 pm; 5th August, afternoon walk, details to be finalised but meet at the hall at 1.45 pm; 12th August, cycle ride, as before.

Interested in Photography?

Brancaster Camera Club meets at Brancaster Staithe village hall on two Mondays each month, and has a varied programme of talks, competitions, and discussions, along with some interesting photographic projects for members to enjoy. Meetings are at 7.30 sharp. Next meeting evenings are 27th July and 10th August.

Annual exhibition of members’ work Friday 14th – Sunday 16th August 10 am – 6 pm; Monday 17th August meeting: comments on the exhibition photographs by Derek Leak DPAGB, who will be judging the work.

Hiring of Village Hall

If anyone would like to hire the village hall for any event, please contact Judith Lough on 518276. Charges are £4 ph for village residents and £5ph for others.