Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

April 2015

Dates for your diary:-

2nd, 16th & 28th April:– WI meetings – see below

14th, 20th & 28th April:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

24th April:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

30th April:– Stanhoe Annual Parish Meeting – see below

Advance Notice:–

7th May:– Monthly WI meeting – see below

8th May:– Music Concert at Burnham Market – see below

6th June:– Stanhoe Open Gardens

1st August:– Stanhoe Flower Show – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 2nd April at 2:30 pm – monthly meeting in the Reading Room “All about saffron” by Sally Francis from the Norfolk saffron farm.

Thursday 16th April – spring lunch at The Victoria, Holkham. Advance booking necessary.

Tuesday 28th April at 3:00 pm – afternoon tea at the White Horse, Holme.

Thursday 7th May at 2:30 pm – monthly meeting will be in the Methodist church opposite the Docking Road end of Cross Lane. We shall discuss the 2015 WI Resolutions, and our own Mary will give us a lace making demonstration – it will definitely be worth coming for that!

All our monthly meetings are open to ladies who may wish to visit, without obligation. Just come along – there’s no need to arrange it in advance. Bring a friend if you wish – and there’s no requirement to live in Stanhoe, we have members from several other villages.

If you would like more information on any aspect of the organisation, or our meetings and outings, please feel free to telephone Pamela (518033) or Geraldine (518025). We would be happy to help, and would love to meet you.

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day – can you help?:–

This year the village Gardens Open Day will take place on Saturday 6th June, from 2pm until 5pm. As usual there will be creams teas at The Old Rectory and lots of stalls spread around the gardens, including cakes, books, bric-a-brac, plants and tombola. As a couple of our regular helpers are away this year we are looking for volunteers to help with teas or manning the stalls. If you think you might spare a couple of hours on the afternoon of 6th June we would be very grateful! Please call Felicity on 01485 518363 or Pen on 01485 518324 if you can help. All donations of tombola prizes or items for the stalls listed above would also be very welcome – we will happily come and collect them.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We end our spring season with: The Imitation Game (12A Drama) Friday 24th April 7:30 PM.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch the film portrays the race against time for Alan Turing, the legendary cryptanalyst and his team of code-breakers at Bletchley Park, during world war 2. Excellent script and a superb ensemble of actors.

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. For further information visit the website: Stanhoe. org (or ring 01485 518191) bring a friend if you wish, and enjoy good company and conversation!

Parish Council Meeting – minutes from 12th March 2015

Safer Norfolk Area Panel (SNAP):–

The chairman reported on his attendance at the SNAP meeting in the previous week. Matters considered inevitably concentrated on the larger urban communities. Concern was expressed about the erosion of village verges by agricultural and larger commercial vehicles. There seemed to be no solution.

Reported crime had increased by about 16 per cent since the last meeting, but the detection rate had increased by some 28 per cent.

Planning Matters:–

(a) Councillors (excluding those with a personal interest in the proposal) supported an outline planning application for a dwelling in the grounds of The Old Rectory, Church Lane.

(b) An application for the removal of a diseased tree at Sarah¹s Cottage was also supported.

Jacks Lane Wind Farm:–

What was likely to be the penultimate meeting of the Community Liaison Group was held on 11th March. The wind farm is expected to be operational from the beginning of April. Temporary buildings will be removed from the site in the next week or so and bare earth in the area will be grassed over. Barwick Road will be closed for two weeks from 16th March; it will be open in the evening and at weekends. Residents who have registered for the local electricity discount scheme should receive their discount shortly after the wind farm is declared operational.

Solar Farm:–

At this same meeting RES announced that it was in the early stages of planning a 25 acre (5 megawatt) solar farm adjacent to a property at Hyde Park (immediately south-west of the junction of Barwick Road/Bagthorpe Road with the B1454, Docking to Sculthorpe road). If this proposal goes ahead, there will be a one-off payment to a community benefit fund.

Community Benefit Fund:–

The next meeting of the panel will be at the end of March after which details of grants available and application forms should be published.

Other matters:–

The siting of plant troughs at the parish boundaries, not funded from council tax, has now been licenced by the Highways Authority.

Local Election:–

Three councillors will not be seeking re-election on 7th May so the need for residents to offer themselves for election as parish councillors is even more important. If you are interested, further information and a guidance pack can be obtained from Elizabeth Thuburn, the Parish Clerk on 01485 518409 or e-mail parkthuburn@btinternet. com. Please act now as application forms need to be received by the Borough Council shortly after Easter.

Annual Parish Meeting:–

The Chairman, Councillors and Clerk of Stanhoe Parish Council Cordially invite you to attend the Parish Annual Meeting on Thursday 30th April 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Reading Room, Cross Lane. Wine and nibbles will be provided. This meeting will give you the opportunity to find out more about your council, meet the councillors and the candidates for the next four years, and tell us what you would like us to consider on your behalf, in order to improve conditions and life in the village. This meeting follows the next Parish Council Meeting which commences at 6:00 pm.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday 14th April:– Dr. John Law FRPS MFIAP ‘Industrial Landscape’ Dr. Law is a commercial photographer, and judging from the standard of work on his website, this should be an excellent evening.

Monday 20th April:– Print discussion at King’s Lynn.

Tuesday 28th April:– Battle with North Norfolk Photographic Society. Judge: Dave Jordan.

For further details please ring Jim Till (Chairman) on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

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