Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2010

Dates for your diary:-

October 24th

The History of Stanhoe – cancellation – see below

October 27th

Craft Wednesday – see below

October 27th

Jack’s Lane Wind farm meeting – see below

October 30th

Halloween Quiz – see below

November 4th

WI AGM – see below

Third Tuesday of the month

Quiz – see below

Alternate Wednesdays

Craft/scrabble – see below

*STOP PRESS* October events:-

Bringing Stanhoe’s past to life:-

The Archive group regrets that their Village History Presentation billed for Sunday, October 24th, will not now take place owing to the indisposition of the speaker. Hopefully we can present it at a later date.

Jack’s Lane Wind Farm:-

The next meeting of the Jack’s Lane Wind Farm Community Liaison Group will be in Stanhoe Village Hall on 27 October 2010 commencing at 7.00 pm. Please feel free to come along, ask questions, make suggestions and receive updates about the wind farm proposal. All members of the public are welcome and all minutes and agendas from previous meetings can be found at

Do come along and hear the progress made so far.

Halloween Quiz:-

The WI is holding a Halloween Quiz on Sat. 30th October at 7pm in the Reading Room, Cross Lane. This is a fundraising event in aid of refurbishment of the Reading Room. A fish & chip supper with WI member’s FABULOUS home-made puddings, and tea/ coffee, for only £7 (£3 for children under 8). Tickets in advance only – phone 517040. This is open to everyone. –Add to the spirit of the evening by wearing a Halloween costume!

If for some reason you are unable to attend this event, you may wish to support the cause of helping with the upgrading of the Reading Room by donating a raffle prize, which would be gratefully received.

WI events:-

Craft /Scrabble Wednesdays:-

WI –Craft and Scrabble Wednesdays’ alternate each week e.g. 27th Oct. Craft/ 3rd Nov. Scrabble. We now have groups running for both activities, so if you are interested in joining, please contact us (see below)

WI members AGM:-

Please note, we will be enlivening our AGM on the 4th November with the inclusion of a short film, food/ recipe delights.

WI Contacts:

Contacts for WI events are: Geraldine (518025) or Pamela (518033).

QUIZ at the Lord Nelson:-

The quiz held at the Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe will be on the third TUESDAY of the month. It is open to all, raising money for local charity. The quiz costs £1, which goes to the charity; soup lunch is £3.45 (or something off the menu if you prefer).


The promised questionnaires, which some people have already received, are being reissued because they were not delivered to all households. PLEASE make the effort to complete this, because there is money available for projects which will bring accessibility to villages and to individuals. Stanhoe is identified as one area with gaps in key local service provision and Access4Life uses local businesses and other organisations to help to identify gaps and provide solutions. Some examples of initiatives which have been introduced in other villages are provision of a footpath, and arranging an affordable voluntary car scheme to enable access to services in other villages such as shops, doctors’ surgeries and banks as well as amenities further afield like NHS dentists and hospitals. Assistance with identifying what is available from Adult Education, and help with accessing it is another example of how Access4Life has helped other communities.

Home Fire Risk Checks:-

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is currently offering to carry out fire risk checks on your home completely free of charge. The checks are available to the general public but the Fire and Rescue Service is particularly interested in reaching the elderly, disabled or otherwise vulnerable householders. Should you want to take advantage of this offer, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01485 518409 or at

Harvest festival thanks from the Methodist Church:-

“We thank everyone who came to our Harvest Celebration on 23rd September, when we presented a varied programme of readings, mostly humorous, and music, and finished the evening with apple pie and cream. A collection was taken for the Children’s Hospice at Quiddenham, and together with money taken after the Sunday service, when donated harvest offerings were sold to the congregation, plus several generous donations, the full amount raised was rounded up to £300.00. We are very grateful to all who supported us.”

Advance notice:-

The Christmas Carol Service in Stanhoe Methodist Church will be held on Thursday, 16th December at 7 p.m., led by Brian Ogden and Elizabeth MacLeod. This is always a very happy occasion, with mince pies and hot drinks served after the Service. A collection will be taken in aid of the homeless in Norwich at Christmas time. There will be a short family service on Christmas Day at 10 a.m., led by Brian Ogden, to which all are welcome. There will be no service at Stanhoe Methodist Church on Boxing Day, Sunday 26th.

Stanhoe CIP:-

The Community Information Point is still operating, after a brief hiccup during September, and residents may like to begin considering their Christmas shopping arrangements! You can purchase food, drink, decorations and gifts quite simply, and very safely on-line, and items generally cost considerably less when bought this way. They are usually delivered by Royal Mail or a courier service, and this will save you both the aggravation of pushing your way through shops, and the cost and frustration of using public transport or a car at such a busy time. As usual, CIP volunteers will be on hand to assist you. You do not need a credit card in order to do on line shopping, and nothing you do will compromise your personal security.

Ann Deam writes: “I would like to thank all the volunteers, Geraldine & Charles, Pam & Terry, John and Roger, who have been so helpful in teaching me how to use a computer. I don’t own one, so had not used one before CIP. Their dedication and patience in getting me able to access the computer is much appreciated. –I am progressing’. If there is anyone else in Stanhoe who needs help, do come along on Tuesday mornings 10:00–11:30 or Friday evenings 8:30–10:00, we have a cup of tea and a good chat, it is all very friendly”.

Judith & Zoe Lough:-

Judith and Zoe Lough have asked Saints Alive to report the fact that the allegations made against them (that they defrauded the Social Club), have been fully investigated by the police and dismissed after no evidence was found to substantiate them. Judith and Zoe would further like to thank all the villagers who stood by them through a very stressful ordeal.

And finally:-

Did you know that November starts on the same day of the week as February in common years & March every year and that November ends on the same day of the week as August every year?

Did you also know that as November is a month of spring in the Southern Hemisphere and autumn in the Northern Hemisphere; therefore November in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of May in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa?

You may know that November’s birthstone is the topaz. (Particularly, yellow) and its birth flower is the chrysanthemum.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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