Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 2014

Dates for your diary:-

4th July: Stanhoe village screen – see below

28th May: WI visit to Wells – see below

29th May: Annual Parish Meeting: see below

1st June: Stanhoe’s Big Tidy Up: see below

5th June: WI monthly meeting: see below

7th June: Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

12th June: WI tour of Hindringham Hall gardens: see below

12th – 14th June: Creakes Drama Groupsee below

15th June – Sing for Joy – see below

20th June:15th July – change of date – Wine Tasting Event – see below

Stanhoe & Barwick WI notices:-

Wednesday 28thMay, 2:30 pm:-visit to Wells-nextthe-Sea WI for their “Blooming Great Tea Party” in aid of Marie Curie cancer care

Thursday 5th June, 7:00 pm – monthly meeting in the Reading Room, Cross Lane: Rachel Duffield “is” Queen Victoria. ..

Thursday 12th June, 2:30 pm – guided tour of house and gardens at Hindringham Hall: advance bookings only

Please contact Geraldine (518025) or Pamela (518033) for information and enquiries about the WI meetings

Annual Parish Meeting:-

A final reminder that the annual parish meeting has been arranged for 7:30 pm on Thursday, 29th May 2014 in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, to which all residents are invited. Wine and nibbles will be provided. In addition to the usual summary of council activities during the past year, there will be a talk by the Community Relations Officer from RAF Marham on military flying over and around the Stanhoe area. Last year’s annual meeting was only attended by your parish councillors and the speakers – it is hoped that there will be more support this year.

Stanhoe’s Big Tidy Up:-

Sunday 1st June: Join in the Big Tidy Up and help get Stanhoe free from litter before Gardens Open Day on 7th June.

Contact Charles Butcher (518025) if you are willing to lend a hand, or just turn up at the Reading Room at 2:00 pm.

Bring a couple of binbags, gloves, and a yellow jacket and a long-handled picker-upper if you have them. Drinks, sun hat and mobile phone might be useful too.

Ex-Stanhoe litter picker extraordinaire John Seedhouse has kindly volunteered to be Honorary President for the afternoon.

Stanhoe Open Gardens Day 2014:-

Saturday 7th June from 2:00pm – 5:30pm. Entry to all the gardens £5, children free. Nine gardens will be open again this year

If you can help in any way or can donate any items for the stalls please contact either Pen Roche 518324 or Felicity Lyons 518363.

Do come and enjoy the gardens and bring your friends.

Creakes Drama Group:-

The summer production this year is “Blithe Spirit”, and performances will be on 12th, 13th and 14th June at 7:30 pm in North Creake village hall. For tickets, contact 07818 696660.

Village play area:-

At a recent WI meeting, a visitor from Sculthorpe commented on how lovely our play area is, and said that she would be bringing her grandchildren to play and picnic here at every future opportunity, now that she has found it. She particularly asked me, if I could, to pass this on to the Parish Councillors (having told her that is who maintains it); she was also, as many of our visitors always are, very complimentary about the Reading Room – everyone likes its intimacy, as so many halls are very large, and we do receive many kind comments about our facilities here. – Pamela Austin

Burnham Market Community Car Scheme:-

At the recent AGM of the BMACCS Dr Ince said how grateful the doctors are to the drivers and organisers of the scheme who take an average of 40 patients a week to medical appointments both locally and as far away as Papworth. Without them the surgery could not function.

Funding for running the scheme comes from small grants from local organisations, and donations, and the proceeds from the subscriptions to the 100’s Club with its quarterly draw. Everyone was urged to try to persuade more people to join the 100’s club to increase funding in these straitened times, as income is vital.

The prizes in the May draw were won by people from Burnham Market, Brancaster and Peterborough.

Stanhoe Village Screen:-

NOTE: –THE BOOK THIEF’ which was due to be shown on Friday 4th July, has had to be postponed until September. Details to follow.

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink.

For further information visit the website: (or ring 01485 518191)

Sing For Joy:-

Our annual concert by the four combined Sing for Joy community choirs in north Norfolk, in aid of a local charity, will take place at Salle church, near Reepham, on Sunday 15th June at 5:00 pm. There will be a small charge, and all proceeds this year will go to the Blue Ribbon Foundation. Come along and enjoy our varied repertoire!

Wine tasting event – change of date:-

We’ve had to change the date of our wine tasting to avoid a clash with the Stanhoe Hall recital, and agreed with the MEHM Trustees that we’ll hold a wine tasting event in July at the Village hall and Reading Rooms.

The Revised Date: – Saturday 5th July

Not The Last Summer Charity Wine Tasting 7:00pm for 7:30 pm in the Reading Room – 6 wines to taste with something for every palate, and a simple but delicious home prepared buffet all for £14 a head – advanced booking essential.

For tickets, more information or offers to help please contact Nic Hopkins/Kate Jewell 07785 387683 nic@stanhoe. org, Lavender Cottage Cross Lane

In association with Damian Cabanis, The Wine Gallery, Great Bircham Country Stores.

Dog fouling:-

It is becoming unpleasant to walk on the pavements along the Docking Road due to persistent dog fouling. Please will dog walkers clear up any deposits so that we do not tread in them.

Brancaster Camera Club:-

Tuesday, 10th June: We have a change of programme for this evening & are pleased to welcome Andy Langley to the club. Andy is a professional photographer, who will be showing his work & promoting his studio where he organises events for Camera Clubs.

Tuesday, 24th June:-A set digital image competition: –Nature in its widest sense’ judged by Mike Stew LRPS

The club meets in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7. 30 pm. Entrance is £3 to include coffee, etc.

Visitors are always welcome.

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