Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 2015

Dates for your diary:–

4th June:– WI meeting – see below

6th June:– Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

9th & 23rd June:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

15th June:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

18th June:– W1 96th birthday party – see below

24th June:– WI charity fundraiser – see below

Advance notice:–

5th July:– Dog Show – see below

10th July:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 4th June at 2:30 pm:– monthly WI meeting in the Reading Room. The speaker will be from the Aylsham Slow Food Group.

Thursday 18th June at 3:00 pm:– Our 96th birthday party at the Railway Inn, Docking. An afternoon of ice cream tasting!

Wednesday 24th June:– fundraising trip to the Sandringham Stud to raise money for the Dementia Unit at Wells Hospital. This is now fully booked.

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 Open Gardens:–

This year’s Gardens Open Day will take place on Saturday 6th June. Seven gardens will be open across the village from 2:00pm until 5:30pm and additional attractions include a tombola, cake stall, plant stall, book stall, bric a brac stall, raffle and Mrs Roche’s famous cream teas at The Old Rectory. Entrance to all gardens is just £5 (children under 12 free). Tickets can be purchased in any of the gardens. All proceeds to All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe.

Call Felicity on 518363 or Pen on 518324 for further details.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We continue our summer season with Selma (12A Drama) Monday 15th June 7:30pm

David Oweloyo delivers a triumphant performance as Martin Luther King in this film about his campaign for black voting rights in Alabama in 1965. A terrific film about a seminal moment in history.

Date For Your Diary:–

Friday 10th July:– The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)

Tickets for all films are £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. For further information visit the website: Stanhoe. org (or ring 01485 518191)

Parish Council Business:–

In recent months a summary has been given in Saints Alive of parish council meetings since Minutes could not be published until they had been formally approved. The ruling on this has now changed. In future, no summary will be printed but a draft copy of Parish Council Minutes will be posted on the village website within approximately 2 weeks of each meeting. These Minutes may be subject to slight change before being finally approved but that will be made clear on the website.

Following a recent village inspection, councillors would like to remind all residents who have hedges, shrubs or trees bordering on public footpaths that the plants should be kept trimmed to leave footpaths completely clear for pedestrians.

Thank you to whoever left 2 boxes of envelopes on the doorstep of the parish clerk’s house. No note or message was left with them.

Compostable food waste bags will be available for sale in the village hall on Tuesday mornings when the coffee/library sessions are taking place. The bags cost £1.60 for a roll of 50.

Burnham Market Community Car Service 100’s Club Draw:–

At the recent AGM the May Draw took place. The winners came from Burnham Market and Burnham Thorpe.

Dog Show:–

A dog show to raise money for Docking and Massingham Doctors Surgeries & Labrador Rehoming Norfolk
will be held on 5th July 2015 at the National Construction College (CITB), Bircham Newton, PE31 6RH. 
28 Classes – Entries from 9am. Judging starts 10. 30am. £1 per class – Rosettes and Prizes to 6th Place.

Side Stalls – Please call to book a stall – do not just attend on the day as space is limited.

For more details contact Sheila on 01485 578380 or

Wind Farm – research:–

I am a researcher from the University of Surrey working on a project exploring perceptions of renewable energy projects such as wind farms and domestic energy use.

I am looking for participants who live in Stanhoe and have done so for at least 18 months who would be willing to be interviewed for the project.

I am particularly interested in exploring how the recent development of the Jack’s Lane Wind Farm has affected Stanhoe residents’ perceptions of their local environment.

Participants will be asked to take part in an interview lasting between 90 minutes and 2 hours. These will be conducted in their homes and walking around the local area. During the interview participants will be required to show the researcher around their home and explain how they use energy in different rooms and walk with the researcher around the local area to discuss the impact of the wind turbines.

The interviews will take place in May and June 2015.

In return for approximately two hours of your time you will be paid £20.

If you would like to be considered to take part in the study, or find out more information please contact Dr Thomas Roberts, email, phone: 07713455048.

This study has been given a favourable opinion by the University of Surrey Ethics Committee.

Brancaster Camera Club Events for June:–

Tuesday 9th June:– A presentation by Peter Lovelock: Colour calibration – colour confidence.

Tuesday 23rd June:– Print competition Panel of three: ‘Air, land & sea’, Judge Malcolm English.

For more information about our club please contact Jim Till, Chairman, on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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