Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 2009

Dates for your Diary or Calendar

4th June

W.I. meeting to be held in the Methodist Chapel at 7pm. (Pleases note change of venue.) Ellen Howe – A strawcraft demonstration.

7th June

Stanhoe Open Gardens. See information below.

27th June

Bingo in the village hall. Eyes down 7.30pm.

Stanhoe Open Gardens 7th June 2–5 pm

Please put this date in youur diaries, come and support us, and also come for tea at the Old Rectory garden, and also come to the entertainment in the Church at 6pm. to be given by our own Tim Bentinck and by my son-in-law Jon Nicholl, who entertains at The Dorchester (both are playing for no fee, and there will be a retiring collection for the Church Fabric Fund). Meanwhile we urgently need books, bric-a-brac, plants – practically anything we can sell on our stalls. We also need raffle and tombola prizes. My number is 518 655. Thank you for reading this. Nigel Wickens

W.I. 90th birthday party

The above celebration was enjoyed by all who attended on 14th May. We would like publicly to acknowledge our grateful thanks to Tesco and Morrisons in Fakenham, both of whom, in the interests of community relations, supplied vouchers to assist with the costs of the event. Champagne flutes were supplied free of charge by Satchells of Burnham Market. Musical entertainment was freely given by Robert Hill and Philip Keywood.


Last year, the Stanhoe Archive received a lottery grant, and we now possess a digital projector, and a screen which will soon be mounted in the Reading Room to enable us, and other groups and organisations, to show presentations more professionally than previously.

The Parish Council has just heard that a grant has also been made of £1,420 from the fund which makes money available to villages with a high proportion of holiday lets and second homes, to compensate in part for the lack of business generated where many dwellings are largely unoccupied.

Wind Farms

Much discussion was generated at the Parish Annual Meeting in April on the subject of the proposed wind farm between North and South Creake, Syderstone, and Stanhoe.

We have just learned that a planning application has recently been submitted to King’s Lynn Borough Council for an anemometer mast at Fring – the precursor to another potential wind farm site. There is a map on the internet which would appear to show the likely site of a wind farm around this proposed mast, the eastern edge of which is about a kilometre from Barwick House.


Information has been received that FREE courses run by Norfolk Adult Education, which may be of interest to residents, still have places available.

Basic IT – a four week course at Norwich, 3.30–6.00 pm, starting Fri 29th May.

Creative writing – 4 week course at Diss, 2.45–5.00 pm, starting Mon 1st June.

Fundraising – 1 day (9.15–3.00 pm, light lunch included), Fridays 29th May at Norwich; 12th June at Swaffham; 19th June at Diss; 26th June at Fakenham.

More information is available from Pamela Austin on 518033.

Playground fence

You may have noticed that the above fence has been damaged; the matter has been reported to the police. If you are using this area please take care.

Pneumonia jabs

If you are 65 or over you can have the above jab at Burnham Market Surgery. It lasts a lifetime so just ring them on 01328 737000 and make an appointment. They are waiting for your call.

B.M.A.C.C.S. 100’s Club

Prizes for this month's Burnham Market Area Community Car Scheme draw went to members in Thornham, Burnham Market and Kent.

Mobile Police Station

The above will be on The Green, Burnham Market, on Wednesdays 8th July, 5th August, 2nd September and 30th September.


Good and Clever

If all the good people were clever,
and all clever people were good,
The world would be nicer than ever
We thought it possibly could.

But somehow ’tis seldom or never
The two hit it off as they should,
The good are so harsh to the clever,
The clever, so rude to the good!

So friends, let it be our endeavour
To make each by each understood;
For few can be good, like the clever,
Or clever so well as the good.

Elizabeth Wordsworth