Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 2012

The 4th bumper edition in a row!


17th May:- at 6:30pm MacMillan cancer charity event at Barwick House, Stanhoe

23rd May:- Stanhoe Village Screen:- see below

5th June:- The MEHM Library will not be open on the Bank Holiday Tuesday 5th June

Dates for your diary:-

4th June:- Diamond Jubilee Celebrations – see below

5th June:- The MEHM Library will not be open on the Bank Holiday Tuesday 5th June

4th August:- The Stanhoe Flower Show

29th September at 6:00pm – advance – A Concert in Stanhoe Church to be given by Ivan McCready (cello) accompanied by Gill Smith (piano). More details later.

Wl meetings:- first Thursday of every month – see below for more details

Stanhoe & Barwick WI News

We are always delighted to have visitors attend any of our monthly meetings. If you are interested in finding out more, please feel free to contact us, or just turn up to our next meeting, in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.

Meeting Schedule:-

NOTE During the summer months Monthly Meetings commence in the evening at 7:00pm

Thurs 7th June:- Monthly Meeting at 7.00pm – A social evening
Competition:- Something I have made – Bring and Buy – Plants

Fri 15th June:- Creake Drama Group Production “Allo, Allo”

Wed 20th June:- Visit to Peter Beales Roses, Attleborough – Organiser Geraldine 518025

Advanced notice :-

Wed 4th July:- Olympic Torch Relay at East Rudham – 2:50pm

Fri 24th August:- Wl Cake & Produce Stall

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

“A not-to-be-missed” Village event* – FINAL REMINDER!

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations 4 June 2012:- From 2:00pm in and around the Village Hall

Please do not miss this memorable celebration & tell your friends about it!

Many activities including:- Treasure Hunt with prizes; BBQ & other refreshments; live skiffle group; tree planting ceremony; souvenir mugs to purchase; bar

Tickets cost:- £5 for adults; £3 for children under 16

Flyers & Advance ticket sales will be available for the next film night on the 23rd May and at the library sessions every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:00noon, arrangements are going well especially now that we have been given the support of Norfolk County Council. Volunteers to help prior to and on the day would be appreciated.

Stanhoe Village Screen-

Wednesday 23rd May:- –THE HELP’. Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink.

Friday 22nd June:- –THE ARTIST’ (12A)

A new silent film in black and white set in 1927 at the end of the silent era. –Everything about this film is exceptional ! –The acting is top notch, the story is intriguing, and despite being black and white, the film is visually appealing’ – imbd correspondent. Doors open 7pm for 7:30 start. For further information visit

Better Broadband for Norfolk:-

During the coming Summer of 2012, Norfolk County Council will be inviting bids from private sector companies to update and supply the necessary infrastructure to provide a good quality broadband service across Norfolk. It is important that these prospective suppliers are aware of the demand for better and faster broadband.

Please register your interest in a better service at: or by telephoning 0344 800 8023 at any time until late Summer.


The next annual electoral canvass will commence in July

The Government is requiring all Electoral Registration Officers in England & Wales, except London, to publish a revised Register of Electors on 16th October this year instead of 1st December, readiness for the Police & Crime Commissioner elections scheduled for 15th November. As a result, the annual electoral registration process needs to take place earlier than usual. A form and reply paid return envelope will delivered to every property in West Norfolk from early July. Completion and return of the form is both obligatory and important because the Register is used not just for electoral purposes but also by many financial service providers dealing with, for example, mortgages, loans or new accounts. Anyone whose name is not on the Register will not only be unable to vote on November 15th and at next year’s County Council elections but will also be likely to have problems using any service that involves a check of the Register. The form is intended for the present occupiers of an address. The name of anyone aged 16 or over who is expected to be resident at the address on 15th October needs to be on the form and the names of anyone no longer at the address crossed out. The date of birth of anyone aged 16 or 17 will also be required. If any changes to your household occur after the form has been completed but on or before 15th October please contact the Helpline immediately. The number is 01553 616773.

Forms received by owners of properties which are either already empty or are expected to be so on 15th October simply need the “Property empty on 15th October– box ticking and returning. This will avoid the issue of reminders. REMEMBER:- A REPLY IS STILL NEEDED IF THE ADDRESS ON THE FORM IS A SECOND HOME OR HOLIDAY LET

Second home owners may register if at least 3 months of the year in total is spent at the second home. This would give a right to vote in local elections (possibly by a postal vote), although at national elections only one vote would be available and a choice of areas to cast it would need to be made. If residence is for less than 3 months, if a person does not wish to register in West Norfolk as a second home owner, or if a property is used solely for holiday letting, the “Second home – Registered elsewhere” box should be ticked it and the form returned.

In the event of any queries when the form arrives, householders can telephone 01553 616773 and any of the electoral staff will be glad to help.


Do you want to look and feel better everyday of your life? Do you want to build your immune system, keep fit, improve your digestive health and feel more energetic and relaxed? If so then come and enjoy weekly Yoga classes – open to everyone. No booking requires – £6 per lhr30 class

Mon 7:00pm & Thurs 9:30am at Simms Reeve Institute, Brancaster

Tues 7:00pm & Wed 9:30am at the Nelson hall, Burnham Thorpe

Tues 9:30am at the Ripper Hall, Docking

Thurs 7:00pm at the Drill Hall, Thornham

For further information please see or contact Lisa on or 07769 890833

Brancaster Camera Club:-

We have two evenings arranged for June:

Tuesday 12th June:- Club Print Competition –Three of a Kind’

Tuesday 26* June:- An evening not to be missed! – – “What did Ann do next” – Ann Miles FRPS EFIAP MPAGB.

Ann is a very well-known & respected photographer. Her lectures are always interesting & inspiring. As always visitors are welcome. We meet in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30pm. For more information ring Jim Till on 01485 210013

And finally:-

As June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year, let’s hope that it brings better weather than April or May.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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