Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2009

Dates for your Diary or Calendar

October 23rd

Social Club AGM 8pm in village hall. All residents are welcome.

November 5th

WI meeting 2.30pm. AGM in village hall.

November 7th

Christmas Fayre 2–4.30pm in village hall. More information below.

November 21st

Bingo in the village hall, eyes down 7.30pm.

Christmas Fayre

Do come along and support the Social Club and Stanhoe WI who are organising this event. There will be lots of stalls including crafts, cakes and honey products, games for the children (and adults), raffle and tombola; also tea and biscuits to sustain you. All monies raised will go to support the Neonatal Unit at the QE hospital Please support us.

Sarah from The Crown at Stanhoe

I would like to thank everyone for their custom and friendship for the 22 years I was at The Crown. I officially retired in 2007 after foot operation No. 2. Wendy, who helped me with the catering, continues to run the kitchen. –Sarah Clowser

Sponsored cycle ride for Norfolk Churches Sept. 09

This year there was only one cyclist, me, loyally supported by Terry, who hadn’t intended to do it but, in the end, did. I’d driven to Brighton and back the previous day for my younger daughter’s wedding, so thought I might be rather tired; but the day dawned cloudless and still, and conditions were ideal, so I covered 25 miles and could have done more. Thanks to many generous friends, the enterprise raised in excess of £600, half of which goes to Norfolk Churches Trust and half to our own Fabric Fund at All Saints. – Nigel

Stanhoe Archive

The first of a series of presentations about Stanhoe’s past, in images and sound, will be on Sunday afternoon, 22nd November at 2.30pm in the Reading Room. Come along and find out what the village used to be like, for just £1 per person!

Remembrance Day

Each year, on Remembrance Sunday, a group of residents assembles at the war memorial on the Green at 12 noon. The Roll of Honour is read, the exhortation recited, and a Royal British Legion poppy wreath is laid at the memorial on behalf of the village. Please feel free to come along. This year it will take place on Sunday 8th November.

Internet Access at the Village Hall

As you are aware, negotiations have been going on with the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk for us to have a Community Information Point set up in the Reading Room. We are pleased to say that notification has just been received that our bid has been successful, and a further meeting is being planned. We hope that many residents will find this facility useful, and the Borough Council will provide publicity materials for us, so watch this space!

Stanhoe Parish Council – Vacancy for Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer

The Council is actively seeking a well motivated person with experience of accounts, budgets, minute taking, correspondence and administration procedures. First class organisational, communication and computer skills are essential. The post is home based for 4 hours per week (flexible) with 6 bi-monthly meetings and an annual meeting each year. The applicant must be able to act on his/her own initiative and liaise with councillors. Training is available. Salary is negotiable. Further details from: Chairman Terry Austin (01485 518033)


There is a possibility for a site in the village which could be used for this purpose. If enough people are interested in this idea, the Parish Council will make further enquiries of the owner of the land. If interested please telephone Terry Austin (01485518033).

21st and 18th birthday party

Martin and Kathryn Hattrell would like to thank the villagers for putting up with the noise and fireworks for the party held on 12th September.

Card table

Has anyone got a card table that they would be willing to lend or donate for use by the WI scrabble group. Please phone Yvonne Rawlins on 518148. Many thanks.

Mobile Police Station

will be on The Green, Burnham Market on Wednesday 25th November.