Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

April 2011

Dates for your diary:-

3rd Tuesday of each month

lunchtime quiz – see below

Craft Wednesdays

see below

March 22nd

Afternoon tea – see below

March 27th

Stanhoe Archives illustrated talk – see below

April 4th

All Saints’ AGM – see below

April 7th

WI meeting – see below

April 16th

The King’s speech – see below

April 30th

Helen Shapiro Gospel outreach – see below

May 29th

Tour of Holkham private gardens – see below

August 6th

Annual Flower Show – see below

WI activities:-

  • The Quiz at The Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe, will be the third Tuesday of the month. The cost of £1 goes to charity. The quiz is open to everyone
  • Crafts: The next meetings for the craft group will be on Wed 30th March and Wed 11th May 2–4 pm in the Reading Room. A contribution to the hall hire is payable on the day. The March theme will be pennants for bunting and May’s theme will be card-making and quilling (or you are welcome to continue with individual work). All members are welcome, full instructions on the day or in advance from Chris Drysdale
  • Afternoon Tea: 22nd March at Unique Cafe, Castle Rising. If you are interested then please contact Pamela asap
  • Meeting schedule: April 7th at 7 pm: Margaret Furness and friends; Chocolate and Box Making
  • Film: “The Kings Speech” at Syderstone, on Sat 16th April (tickets are already booked). Transport to be arranged
  • Tour of private gardens at Holkham: Sunday 29th May. Advance booking is necessary, the time is to be arranged

Contacts for any of the above: Geraldine (518025) or Pamela (518033)

Some reminders from last month’s Saints Alive:

Stanhoe Archive’s illustrated talk:-

The Local history group Stanhoe Archive hosts an illustrated talk on metal detecting by Charles Butcher on Sunday 27 March, 2.30 pm. You will have the chance to handle Roman, Saxon and medieval coins and artefacts. Bring along old coins, pottery or anything else you have found in the ground, and challenge Charles to identify them. Entry is £1.00 and includes tea and biscuits

All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe:-

The Parochial Church Council AGM will be held on Monday 4th April 2011 at 7 pm in the Reading Room. All welcome

Helen Shapiro Gospel outreach:-

Andrew and Jean Holland invite you to St Mary’s Church, Docking on Saturday 30 April at 7:30 pm to hear Helen Shapiro Gospel outreach. Tickets cost £5 and can be obtained by phoning 01485 517172 or emailing come and hear the good news

Annual Flower Show:-

The 2011 Stanhoe Flower Show will take place on Saturday 6th August and the organisation is under way already.

An exciting new schedule has been produced and many have already been delivered to village residents. Whilst retaining the traditional vegetable and flower classes we have updated the flower arranging classes with the hint of a topical theme, ant the cookery and craft classes have been devised to show lots of skills. The children have been given wider opportunities to shine too.

We are hoping for lots of entries to make another wonderful show

Parish Annual Meeting:-

The Parish Annual Meeting will be held at 7.30 pm on Thursday, 14th April 2011 in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe. Wine and cheese will be provided. This meeting gives residents the opportunity to meet parish councillors, to find out what the council is doing for the village and to tell councillors about concerns and requests for the future

Local paths:-

The track which runs northwards from Syderstone pond is called Burnham Green Lane. Just past Buildings Farm it becomes Jacks Lane and north of that it is the C479 road past Shammer House to North Creake. Although many of us have used these two lanes for many years, they are not a registered Public Right of Way. In order to ensure that we can continue to use them for walking, horse riding and cycling, we need to formally register them as such. For this we need statements from witnesses who have used them without let or hindrance for 20 years; that is from 1 March 1991 (or before) until today’s date. If you can help please ring Reg Thompson on 01485 578508

Refuse Collection:-

The parish council has received comments about the length of time that some waste and recycling bins are being left at their collection points outside properties. As a general rule, bins should not be left out before 7.00 pm on the day before collection and should be brought back to the property after they have been emptied. Bins left out are unsightly and can be hazardous to pedestrians and traffic particularly in windy conditions. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to £1,000 under the Environmental Protection Act 1990

New ATM:-

You may already be aware of this, but apparently a new ATM is to open in Burnham Market at Burnham Motors Garage in Creake Road. It will be open during the garage shop’s opening hours which are 7am to 8pm Mon to Sat, and 8am till 6pm on Sundays. It is a Link machine “which takes all major cards and is free of charge”. This information was extracted from the Burnham Market newsletter


The Community Information Point or CIP is still operating on Tuesdays from 10 until 11.30 am and Fridays from 7 until 8.30 pm. Perhaps with the lighter evenings and warmer weather, more people will be tempted to come along and see what the internet can do for them in this increasingly technological age, where the opportunities to speak to a real person are becoming fewer all the time

And finally:-

  • I’m sure you know that April 1 is most notable in the Western world for being April Fools’ Day but did you also know that April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar and that there are 274 days remaining until the end of the year?
  • April was originally the second month of the Roman calendar, before January and February were added by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC
  • Another April fact is that this month starts on the same day of the week as July in all years, and January in leap years and ends on the same day of the week as December every year
  • The birthstone of April is the diamond, and the birth flower is typically listed as either the Daisy or the Sweet Pea

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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