Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

August 2014

Dates for your diary:–

Every Wednesday: Art classes – see below

2nd August: Stanhoe Flower Show – see below

7th & 13th August: WI meetings – see below

22 August: cake stall – see below

Advance notice:–

14 September: Stanhoe Archive presentation – see below

7 October: WI Autumn lunch – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 7th August at 2:30 pm: monthly meeting in the President’s garden (if wet, indoors!)

Wednesday 13th August at 2:30 pm: meet at Wells WI hall for strawberry tea, to support the new lifeboat fund raising appeal. Entry £4. This is open to all, not just WI members!

Advance reminder for 7th October: our autumn lunch at The Lifeboat, Thornham

(As ever, further info etc from Pamela or Geraldine; & visitors always welcome)

Art classes:–

Wednesday mornings 10:00 am – 12:00 in the Reading Room – Art classes in Stanhoe will continue until the end of July, and then resume in September (date to be confirmed). We need a small class to enable individual attention, but a few more members would be welcome, as the price increases every time we lose someone! We draw and paint inside, and also around the village when the weather permits. We work in any medium except oils; beginners and more advanced workers are all welcome. For more information, contact Pamela Austin on 518033.

Annual Stanhoe Flower Show:–

Our 29th Flower Show will be staged in the Reading Room from 2:00–4:00 pm on Saturday 2nd August. Do come along to see the fruit and vegetables, flowers and pot plants, cookery, flower arrangements, crafts, photography and art on display. Entry is only 50p per person, children free.

The prize giving, followed by an auction of produce, will be from 4:00pm. (Exhibitors are reminded that they need to bring their exhibits for staging between 9:00–10:00 am on the day.)

Hope to see lots of you there.

Cake stall:–

Friday 22nd August, at the new time of 11:00 am: WI cake stall opposite the pond, with plants and produce as well – always worth a visit! Proceeds to WI funds.

Talk from Stanhoe Archive:–

14th September at 2:30 pm: Stanhoe Archive will host another presentation on local history, this time with an outside speaker, whose grandfather used to be the Stanhoe shoemaker. Entrance £2. 50, to include refreshments.

Book tokens:–

The Trustees of John Wrights Charity met with the young people of primary school age living in the village on 16th July and Mrs Valerie Shackcloth presented the awards of book tokens. The happy recipients had their photograph taken by Charles Butcher for the record book.

Small grants may also be applied for by students at college or university whose family home is in the village, to help with the cost of books or essential equipment.

Please contact Mrs Valerie Shackcloth on 01485 51839 with details. Receipts are usually required.

Hall heating plan moves ahead:–

The new heating system and ceiling insulation for the Reading Room will definitely be in place before the winter, the MEHM Trustees confirmed at their last meeting on 15th July.

Having looked at a wide range of options, we have decided that new radiant heaters are the most practical solution for the moment. The plan is to install five new quartz halogen heaters in the bar area, and to move four of the existing heaters from the bar to the extension. The new heaters will be “dimmable”, so we will have better control of temperature, and a new programmable controller will make it easier to warm up the hall before events start.

MEHM Trust Chairman Mark Roche (01485 518324) will welcome any comments.

Parish Council Meeting: 10 July 2014:–

Planning Matters: The application for three holiday cottages at Mill House was approved by the Borough Planning Committee. Because of a Borough Council deadline, Councillors considered a new application for the solar panels at Stanhoe Hall at a short meeting earlier but were concerned about some contradictions within the application. They submitted their comments and indicated that if the application were granted the site must be screened with evergreen planting.

Wind Farm Construction: The developers, RES, have confirmed that it is most unlikely that properties in Parsons Lane, not eligible for the proposed Local Electricity Discount Scheme (LEDS), will be brought into the scheme. There was some concern over the manner in which Barwick Road has been widened – it was expected that “grasscrete” or a similar material would be used so that the verges would appear to be grass; this would be raised at the next meeting of the Community Liaison Group later in the month.

Safer Norfolk Area Panel (SNAP): The bi-monthly meeting was held in July at which the focus was on problems within Hunstanton. There was very little change in the area crime statistics for the period. All residents were advised to be cautious when receiving unsolicited phone calls drawing their attention to attractive investment opportunities. Most, if not all, are scams of one sort or another and the saying “if it sounds too good to be true, it is”, is almost always the case!

Village Emergency Plan: The village emergency plan was adopted by the Parish Council, a copy of which is held by the Councillors and the Clerk to assist them in dealing with any local event which does not warrant assistance from other sources.

Commemoration of the Outbreak of the First World War: at 11:00 am on Friday, 1 August, there will be a short Remembrance Service at Stanhoe War Memorial to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Great War. A wreath will be laid together with a cross for each of those who died in the conflict. There will be a Service of Commemoration at Sedgeford Church at 11:00 am on Sunday, 3rd August.

Tree (s) adjacent to the Village Pond: A request has been made to trim the trees at the east end of the village pond. This was deferred until the next meeting to enable Councillors to be better informed.

Dog Fouling within the Village: An increase of dog fouling within the village has been reported. Residents and visitors alike are asked to “pick up” – there is a dog bin for this purpose at the village pond – and are reminded that it is a fixed penalty offence with a fine of £50 for a first offence rising to potentially £1, 000 for subsequent offences and non-payment. The police and the Borough Council are taking this matter seriously throughout the area.

Date of Next Meeting: The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 11 September commencing at 7. 00 pm.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Our club evenings for August are:

Tuesday, 5th August: An evening with Bob Norris EFIAP, APAGB, President of the EAF.

Tuesday, 19th August: Digital Image Competition – to be arranged

8th, 9th & 10th August: Our most important event of the year: Our Annual Print Exhibition judged by Jim Hartje ARPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB. This is held in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall 10 am – 4 pm.

The judging will take place on Thursday 7th. A digest of this will be held at 7. 30 pm that evening. Visitors are welcome to hear the Judge’s comment.

Contact details: Jim Till 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow 01553 674725.

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