Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2014

Dates for your diary:–

7th, 18th & 25th November:– WI meetings – see below

9th November:– Remembrance Service – see below

13th November:– Parish Council Meeting – 7:00pm – see below

17th November:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Advance notice:–

12th December:– WI Christmas Lunch – see below

13th December:– Stanhoe Christmas Food Fayre – see below

20th December:–Carol Service – see below

WI notices:–

7th November:– 2:30 pm – Annual Meeting, at which the committee is elected, and social time.

Please bring a pretty hat! (all will be revealed)

From early November, the WI will make another collection for the Purfleet Trust in King’s Lynn. Boxes will be placed in the Reading Room, and items such as tinned foods and toiletries may be donated there. These will be delivered to the Trust before Christmas, for the benefit of local homeless single people

18th November:– 3:00 pm – afternoon tea at the King’s Head, Great Bircham.

25th November:– 9:00 am – craft tutorial to make a 3-D Christmas decoration: advance booking necessary.

Advance notice:–

12th December – 12:30 pm – Christmas lunch. Venue to be advised

Please contact either Pamela (518033) or Geraldine (518025) for more information, or just come in!

Visitors are always welcome without obligation at any of our meetings.

Church Service times:–

This year the Remembrance Service on Sunday 9th November will be at the later time of 4:00pm and the meeting and service at the War Memorial will be held at 3:30pm prior to the church service.

The Reverend Cook will be officiating at both services.

Advance warning:–

The Stanhoe Carol Service will be held at 6:00pm on Saturday 20th December.

When the clocks go back the 3rd Sunday service at Stanhoe will move from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

New Recycling Arrangements:–

The Borough Council changed its recycling service from 1st October 2014. Every household in the village should have received an explanatory leaflet prior to that date. In the green domestic recycling bin residents are now able to place the following items:

  • All types of glass bottles and jars
  • Paper, shredded paper, cardboard, envelopes (including window type)
  • Cans, aerosol cans, aluminium foil and aluminium food containers
  • Plastic bottles, yoghurt pots and other plastic pots for food items
  • All food and drink cartons
  • Butter and margarine tubs and polystyrene meat or vegetable trays

Please remember to rinse out food and drink containers before putting them in the bin.

Since glass bottles and jars can now be placed in the domestic bin, the bottle bank has been removed from the village hall site.

If you did not receive a recycling leaflet, please contact the parish clerk on 01485 518409 or e-mail parishclerk@stanhoe. org.

Stanhoe Christmas Food Fair:–

This year the Christmas Food Fayre will be on Saturday 13th December from 10:00am till 1:00pm in the Reading Room. The perfect opportunity to stock up on home-made Christmas goodies, including cakes, puddings, biscuits, sweets, jams, pickles, chutneys, pot-pourri and more!

Coffee, tea and gluhwein will be served, there will also be a raffle. Entrance is free, proceeds from sales will go to All Saints Church, Stanhoe, with a percentage to the MEHM Trust (Reading Room).

All contributions gratefully received! Please call Pen Roche on 01485 518324 or Jill Hargreaves 01485 518269 if you can help.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We continue our autumn season with BELLE (12A) on Monday 17th November 7:30pm

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral in late 18th century England. Raised by her aristocratic great uncle, Lord Mansfield and aunt, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges but her skin colour prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Belle falls for an idealistic vicar’s son and together they shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

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

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

Parish Council Meeting – 11th September 2014:–

Appointment of Vice-Chairman:– At the council meeting this month, the councillors appointed Don Bridge vice-chairman for a further year following his recovery from recent major heart surgery.

Safer Norfolk Action Panel (SNAP):–The chairman reported on his attendance at the bimonthly SNAP meeting in Hunstanton earlier in the month. There had been an increase in crime for the county as a whole with a slightly lower rate of increase in the SNAP area. This was in part accounted for by more robust reporting of crime, but the trend was upwards. Nothing of concern was reported for Stanhoe itself.

Planning Matters:– The application for solar panels already installed in a field adjacent to Stanhoe Hall had been rejected by the borough council. It was understood that the applicant might appeal.

Wind Farm Construction:– The inclusion of a substantial number of eligible properties in the Local Electricity Discount Scheme (LEDS) previously omitted has had the effect of reducing the discount from £117 to £100 – there is a fixed budget for this which the developers (RES) will not increase. The construction work on the site is almost complete (apart from delivery of the turbines themselves) and the road closures will be lifted from 12th September until the spring of 2015. Barwick Road will be returned to its original state once the construction is finished in 2015, apart from the junction with the B1454 to allow access for long loads in the future.

Trees Around the Village Pond:– The council had received a request to trim a tree adjacent to the pond which was casting an evening shadow onto one property. There is no Tree Preservation Order but the tree is on common land, which may have legal implications.

Playground Equipment:– There has been a satisfactory inspection of the children’s playground by a RoSPA approved inspector. Following the detection of small cracks in the timber of the new junior swing the wooden frame has been replaced under the installer’s warranty.

Succession Planning:– There is a continuing need for residents to offer themselves for election as parish councillors from May 2015. At least three councillors will not be standing for re-election at the next parish election and it is important to maintain a full and enthusiastic council. In the absence of local councillors it is likely that their rôle would be taken on by the borough council in King’s Lynn, which would have little, if any, knowledge of parish affairs. Please put your name forward to keep our parish council running. Villagers are welcome to all council meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, 13th November, commencing at 7:00 pm. Further information can be obtained from Elizabeth Thuburn, the Parish Clerk on 01485 518409 or e-mail parkthuburn@btinternet. com.

Highways:– Following several road accidents at the junction of Bircham Road and Docking Road, the Highways authority was requested to repaint white lines in the vicinity of the junction and this will be followed up.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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