Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

August 2016


27th June:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Dates for your diary:–

2016:– Parish Council meeting dates – see below

7th & 14th July:– WI meetings – see below

12th & 26th July:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

Parish Council Meetings:– 2016

8th September 2016

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:–

August meetings:–

Thursday 4th August at 2:30 pm in the Reading Room, Cross Lane – Lesley Kant-Cuneen will tell us about the unique “Plantation Garden” – a Victorian garden rescued, in central Norwich. This is an open meeting – everyone is welcome. No entry charge, and WI cakes with tea!

Wednesday 10th August – a visit to East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens, open 1:00pm – 5:30 pm, entry £8. 50: an excellent venue, even if you aren’t a ‘gardener’. It’s huge, unique, and always evolving.

Advance notice:–

Monday 5th September, a ‘savouries’ cooking masterclass at Fakenham garden centre, with afternoon tea: prior booking is essential

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 Valerie on (576261). We would be happy to help, and would love to meet you.

Cake stall:–

The annual WI cake stall on the Green will be held on Friday 26th August. As usual, home made cakes, produce and preserves will be available for sale from 11:00 am. Proceeds will go towards the running costs of keeping our WI vibrant and enjoyable for all our members.

John Wright’s Charity Awards:–

The Awards in the form of book tokens for young people of primary school age living in the village have now been distributed.  

Now that more young people are moving on to courses at The College of West Anglia the Trustees would like to mention that they are willing to give small grants towards the expenses of equipment or books. Receipts are usually required but do not hesitate to ask about grants at this expensive time. Please contact the chairman of the trustees Mrs Valerie Shackcloth.

New bus service to King’s Lynn:–

A new weekday bus service between Docking and Kings Lynn is started in July.

It can be accessed at two stops in Docking and at CITB, and runs to Lynn 5 times a day starting at 7:39 am, and returning on 6 occasions,  the last time being 5:45pm from the bus station. Timetables are available from West Norfolk Community Transport on 01553 776971.

Good news from the MEHM Trust:– 

The Norfolk Community Foundation have given the MEHM Trust five thousand pounds to help with the refurbishment of the Reading Room.

Our new trustee Jill Husselby has kindly put together some ideas for new seat covers & colour scheme, light fittings & floor coverings to give the Reading Room a club atmosphere where a central theme will be pictures to illustrate Stanhoe’s history in recent times. Many of the current pictures & awards on display will be retained & supplemented with items from the Stanhoe Archive.

Any “Stanhoe items” that you maybe willing to loan or give for display will also be warmly appreciated.

Whilst the grant maybe insufficient to carry out all the works immediately, the Trustees plan to make a start on the works during the course of September.

The Trustees welcome your thoughts & invite you to write your comments in the attached Reading Room refurbishment note book.

If  you would be willing to help with paint brush or sewing machine or there any aspects you would like to discuss with the trustees please call Trustee Mark Roche on 01485 518324.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

Register of Electors:–

This year’s annual registration exercise will be taking place from August onwards with publication of a revised Register of Electors following on 1st December.

The first part of the registration process is the issue of a Household Enquiry Form. This will be pre-printed with the names of anyone currently registered and a reply is needed regardless of whether or not any changes need to be made. Anyone whose name does not appear on the form and is aged 16 or over needs to be added and anyone no longer there deleted. The form will not itself register anyone new to an address; instead they will be sent an individual registration form.

The Electoral Registration Officer would very much appreciate householders’ co-operation in returning the Household Enquiry Form as quickly as possible. A prompt response to any individual registration forms issued would also be helpful. Online registration is now available at and only takes a few minutes. If anything is unclear, householders or individuals can contact the Electoral Helpline on 01553 616773.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Our Annual Print Exhibition takes place on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12th, 13th & 14th August in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall from 10 am – 4 pm.

Entry is free but there will be refreshments and a raffle.   We hope as many local people and visitors will come along to see our work.

If you think you might like to join us when we meet again in September please contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725. We hope to see you.

Happy Holidays

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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