Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

February 2011

Dates for your diary:-

Alternate Wednesdays

Craft/scrabble – see below

January 29th

WI event – Theatre visit – reminder

February 7th

Ten Pin Bowling – see below

February 15th

Afternoon tea and chat – see below

March 24th

Tai Chi taster – 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 the charity. The quiz is open to everyone.

Scrabble/crafts Wednesdays; (alternates each week) Wed 9th Feb for Scrabble and Wed 16th for craft starting at 2pm (venue to be decided – contact Chris 517040)

Ten Pin Bowling; Monday 7th Feb. Meet at Fakenham Superbowl at 11.30am. Transport will be arranged at the February meeting

Afternoon tea and chat; This is to be held at the Hoste Arms, Burnham Market on Tues 15th February at 3 pm. Arrangements to be made at the February WI meeting. Anyone not able to attend the February meeting but wishing to go, please phone Sandra, who is making bookings and arranging lifts (518744)

Tai Chi taster; Want to learn what it is all about? There will be a taster session for WI members on 24th March at 10.00am at St Faiths Church, Norwich. Details on the WI notice board in the Reading Room.

Online discount; 15% off at Norfolk Lavender web shop. Use promotional code WI Norfolk.

Member subscriptions; (£30) these were due in January.

Meeting schedule;-

  • February 3rd at 2.30 pm – Sue Tufnell, Project Linus
  • February 24th: – committee meeting
  • March 3rd – to be announced
  • April 7th at 7 pm – Margaret Furness and friends Chocolate and Box Making

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

Community Information Point – new opening time every Friday at 7 pm:-

The CIP opening times were originally arranged to coincide with the social club opening on Friday evenings but, in conjunction with the new computer training sessions, CIP opening hours on Fridays will change. Training will take place during the first hour, but if you want to use the CIP, or just have a hot drink and a chat, come along at any time between 7 and 8.30 pm. We will operate the same system on Tuesday mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 am.

Vacancy for a man!:-

The –absolutely basic’ computer training session currently has one vacancy – this may suit a man as both the trainer and the other trainee on that evening are males!

If you would like more information contact Charles (518025)

The cost of the six computer classes is £3 per session. Refreshments will be included and the training sessions commence Monday 24th January, Tuesday 25th and Friday 28th.

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal:-

I would like to thank everyone in Stanhoe who donated money to the latest Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and in particular to thank those people who collected on behalf of the Appeal. Stanhoe’s total amounted to £656.49 and the branch total to date is £6,176.18.

Pamela Austin, Honorary Poppy Appeal Organiser, Sedgeford & District branch, The Royal British Legion.

Dog attack 2:-

Yet again animals in the village have been attacked by dogs. On December 29th two chickens were attacked on the Green. One was not found until the next day and sadly, as a result of this attack, both chickens had to be put down. The owner would like to take this opportunity to remind all dog owners to ensure that their dogs are kept under control at all times.

Norfolk County Council “Teleshopping Service”:-

The NCC will phone the householder who gives them the order and the preferred store (Tesco, Sainsbury or Waitrose) The council will then place the order and organise the delivery at a time convenient to you. You pay with a credit or debit card on delivery. The cost of the service is £10 per quarter or £10 for six orders.

For more information phone 01603 638435 or see the information on the council website.

Wind Farm application:-

A reminder that the Borough Council’s Development Control Board decision on the planning application for a wind farm at Jack’s Lane, Barwick Hall Farm will be made in January [now March: see latest wind farm news – webmaster]. Further information can be found on the Stanhoe website and also on the Jack’s Lane Wind farm website.

And finally:-

I’m sure you know that February is the shortest month of the year, the only month with less than 30 days.

But did you know that February starts on the same day of the week as March and November in common years, and on the same day of the week as August in leap years? February ends on the same day of the week as October every year and January in common years only.

Did you also know that its birth flowers are the Viola and the Primrose and that its birthstone is the amethyst which symbolizes piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity?

And of course don’t forget the 14th!!

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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