Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

February 2009

Dates for your diary or calendar

22nd January:

Parish Council meeting will be at the reading room at 7 pm.

5th February:

W.I. Meeting 2.30 pm in the reading room – Patricia Field, Your Personality from a Drawing of a Tree. New members always welcome. Just come along and meet us.

7th February:

Bingo in the Village Hall – eyes down 7.30 pm. Why not come along and enjoy yourself.

Parish Annual Meeting

The Parish Annual Meeting will take place this year on Thursday 23rd April, at the Reading Room in Cross Lane. This is YOUR meeting, so please attend if you can. The Parish Council can prepare an agenda in advance, but it’s you, the village residents, who call the shots. What would you like to see improved, or added to the amenities in the village? One item certain to be on the agenda is the campaign for a footpath on Bircham Road: if you have a view – for or against – we need to hear it. Please let the Parish Clerk have your suggestions: Peter Hallinan, tel. 518099

Postal Collections

The posting box in Burnham Road opposite the pond (on the wall of the Old Post Office) still has no label giving postal collection times, although the Royal Mail says that the label will be replaced. For your information, collection times are unchanged: Monday to Friday at 4 pm, and on Saturday at 10am.

W.I. Craft Afternoons

For the forthcoming weeks, craft meetings will be held at the home Diane Punter. The next meeting will be on 28th January.

Singing for Fun

Five ladies from Stanhoe have joined a new “singing for fun” workshop in the Memorial Village Hall, Old Church Road, Snettisham on Wednesday mornings from 10–1130. This replaces the proposed class in Burnham Overy which was advertised locally before Christmas. More new members would be welcome.

New Village Litter Bins

Following receipt by the Parish Council of our grant last year, some of the money was earmarked for the provision of new litter bins and these are expected to be received during the next month. We are already in possession of a dog waste bin, and these will all be installed adjacent to the pond as soon as possible, which will complete the refurbishment work there.

Village Telephone Box

British Telecom has decided that our village phone box will be removed, as it is not cost-effective to maintain the facility. According to their records, it was used for only nine calls during the period December 06 to November 07; other villages’ telephones which were used hundreds of times are also deemed not to be cost effective and will be removed. It could have been ‘saved’ only at a cost to the village of £500, which in the circumstances the Parish Council has declined to do.

Coach Trip to Norwich

This is your last chance to joint the coach to Norwich on Saturday 31st January leaving the Reading Room at 1pm. The fare has been costed out at £6.50 per person for the return journey, and if you want further information, please phone Frances Ulyatt on 518366.

Dog Fouling – Barwick Road

It has been noticed that some dog owners are allowing their dogs to foul in the middle of the Barwick Road when on their daily walk. As this is a popular walking and cycling area please become responsible owners and clear up after your dogs by carrying “poo bags” with you and then disposing of this in a sensible way. Many thanks.

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