Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

April 2016

Dates for your diary:-

2016: Parish Council meeting dates – see below

7th, 12th & 26th April: WI meetings – see below

22nd April: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Advance Notice:–

18th May: Charity Fashion Show – see below

4th June: Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

Parish Council Meetings: 2016

  • 14th January 2016 14th July 2016
  • 10th March 2016 8th September 2016
  • 12th May 2016 (followed by Annual Parish Meeting)
  • 10th November 2016

All meetings are on Thursdays and will be held at 7:00pm in the village hall with the exception of 12th May 2016 which will be at 6:00pm to be followed by the Annual Parish Meeting at 7:30pm.

WI notices:–

Thursday 7th April at 2:30 pm: monthly meeting at the Reading Room, Cross Lane – Queen Elizabeth 1st (cunningly disguised as Rachel Duffield)

Tuesday 12th April: visit to Letheringsett Mill, guided tour starting at 2:00 pm, and followed by afternoon tea along the road

Tuesday 26th April: members’ spring lunch at Caley Hall Hotel, Old Hunstanton

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 (venue & times) and outings, please feel free to telephone Pamela (518033) or Geraldine (518025). We would be happy to help, and would love to meet you.

Parish Council Vacancies:–

1) A vacancy will arise in the near future for the post of Clerk to Stanhoe Parish Council. The person appointed should be well motivated and able to act on his/her own initiative whilst keeping Councillors fully informed. Experience of accounts, budgets, minute taking and efficient administration is essential as are communication and computer skills. The Clerk works from home for approximately 4 hours per week. Council meetings are held bi-monthly with additional planning application meetings as and when necessary and there is also an Annual Parish Meeting. Training would be available and salary is negotiable.

Details are available from the existing Clerk on 01485 518409 or the Chairman on 01485 518033

2) There will be two upcoming vacancies for Parish Councillors due to the retirement of existing members. In due course, notices will be placed on the village notice boards, on the village website and a reminder in Saints Alive.

Meanwhile, anyone interested in becoming a Parish Councillor can contact the Clerk on 01485 518409 or the Chairman on 01485 518033 for further information.

Charity Fashion Show:–

On Wednesday 18th May 2016 at 7:00pm for 7:30pm there will be a charity fashion show by Jarrolds at the Thursford Collection, near Fakenham, in aid of Macmillan (who built the cancer unit at King’s Lynn hospital). Tickets are £20 per person. You can obtain tickets from Roe Cowan, Pentire, Gayton Rd, Ashwicken, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1LW. Tel: 01553 630113. Email: jonandroe@talk21. com

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day Saturday 4th June 2016: can you help?

This increasingly popular village event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 4th June, 2:00–5:30pm. Ten gardens will be open, with stalls, activities and teas available to visitors. Last year more than 220 people came through our gardens and many commented on the friendly welcome they received. This is made possible by the enthusiasm of the many volunteers who offer their time for the afternoon, but we always need extra helpers! If you can spare some time to help man a stall or serve teas we would love to hear from you. Please call Felicity on 01485 518363 or Pen on 01485 518324. Proceeds from the day will go towards ongoing repair works to All Saints Church. Thank you!

Meet Queen Elizabeth 1st:–

Queen Elizabeth 1st will be in the Reading Room at 2:30pm on Thursday 7th April!

Rachel Duffield is an expert who works at Gressenhall museum, and is an excellent presenter, who will gradually turn herself into the former Tudor monarch before your eyes.

This is an open meeting of Stanhoe & Barwick WI, to which anyone is welcome at no charge, and with no obligation. Members will be present from our own and from other local WIs.

Highly recommended and well worth a visit!

Free home assessments offer:–

Older, disabled or vulnerable residents of West Norfolk are being encouraged to book an appointment for a free home assessment from Careline Community Services.

The assessments, which are carried out by a team of qualified staff, will help residents, who may be living with a disability or dementia, or who are simply older and less mobile, to identify concerns in their property which may be affecting their day-to-day life.

The assessor, trained by the Disabled Living Foundation, will inspect the home to see whether measures could be introduced that would reduce the possibility of slips, trips and falls and generally make it easier for people to live safely and independently in their own homes.

Measures that could be considered include installation of a Careline personal alarm, improved lighting arrangements, heating checks, draught proofing, smoke detectors and easy-to-use taps along with recommendations for other adaptations that may reduce any potential risk to the resident. Practical solutions for those living with dementia are also available, this includes signage or colour differentiation for those who suffer with memory loss and are visually impaired.

The assessors will also be able to advise whether any grant funding is available for any works required.

To book an appointment call the Careline Community Team on 01553 760671

Careline Community Service – Supporting you to live safely and independently in your own home.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We end our Spring season with:–

The Lady In The Van (12A) Friday April 22nd 7:00pm

Alan Bennett’s wonderful staged play filmed with Maggie Smith in the title role, supported by a wealth of UK treasures. This very funny, moving film is not to be missed!

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

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

Brancaster Camera Club:–

After a very busy and interesting March, we have a quieter time in April with just two events

Tuesday 12th April: Print discussion with King’s Lynn Camera Club

Tuesday 19th April: Battle v. Hunstanton Camera Club – Judge: D. Hodgson DPAGB

As always we welcome visitors to our club evenings. Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

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