Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

February 2016

Dates for your diary:-

2016 Parish Council meeting dates – see below
4th & 19th February: WI meetings – see below
9th & 23rd February: Brancaster Camera Club – 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 4th February, 2:30pm in the Reading Room, Cross Lane – Jonathan Holt, a warden at Holkham Hall, will talk to us about his conservation work there, and more.

Friday 19th February, 3:00pm – provisionally at Cafe Nelson at Langham Glass, Fakenham – afternoon tea and time to chat.

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.

News from 2015:–

Poppy Appeal 2015:–

The Poppy Appeal total for Stanhoe last year amounted to £755.22. As ever, grateful thanks to everyone who collected or donated to the appeal. The total to date for Sedgeford & District branch is £6,087.71.

Stanhoe Christmas Fair 2015:–

The Christmas Fair on the 12th December proved to be a great success and was greatly enjoyed by all whom came. The PCC wishes to express its gratitude to those who helped in any way and to all who supported on the day. The final profit was a wonderful £1,827.00 from which a donation of £200 was given to the MEHM trust.

Christmas lights:–

The PCC is also extremely grateful to Mr & Mrs Scales who collected donations for the church, given in appreciation of their amazing display of Christmas lights. They raised a wonderful £56.30; our thanks to them both.

Carol Singing:–

On the Tuesday before Christmas a large group sang carols in the village, a joyous occasion with spirits not in the least dampened by the heavy rain. £183.86 was collected for the St Martins Trust for Housing the Homeless in Norwich.

Stanhoe Flower Show:–

It is with regret that we announce that last year’s Flower Show, which was the 30th, is the last one to be put on by the usual organisers. There are several reasons which have lead to this decision.

The Flower Show has always been much appreciated and has given pleasure to exhibitors and visitors alike, and has been a true community event.

We should like to thank everyone who has worked hard to provide exhibits, and who has helped in any way, over the past 30 years, this has made every Flower Show a success.

We would welcome an offer from anyone in the community to take over the organisation and to continue with the Flower Show each year. We have the contacts, the workforce and the equipment in place, all of which can be passed on.

Please talk to Rosemary Brown if you would be willing to take over the organisation.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We continue our Spring season with:

The Martian (12A) Thursday 25th February 7:30pm. A highly recommended space adventure by Ridley Scott, about an astronaut accidentally left behind on Mars and the attempt to rescue him. This is really a Robinson Crusoe story, beautifully photographed and brilliantly acted by Matt Damon. The film is smart, thrilling and surprisingly funny!


Suffragette (12A) Friday 29th January 7:30pm

Future Film Dates:–

Brooklyn (12A) Monday 21st March 7:30pm

The Lady in the Van (12A) Friday 22nd April 7:30pm

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

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

Wind Farm survey:–

Earlier in the year some residents kindly volunteered to take part in the study I am conducting into domestic energy use and the development of wind farms. Unfortunately I have had to put this on the back burner for a few months due to other commitments but I now have a bit of time to finish it off. I really need to find another two or three people to take part in the study. I’m interested in speaking to people from any of the impacted villages not just Stanhoe. If you are willing to participate then please contact:–

Dr. Thomas Roberts 
Centre for Research in Social Simulation
Department of Sociology
University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 7X

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Events for February:–

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016: Print Competition judged by Rex Makemson Subject ‘Village Life’ + two open choice.

Tuesday, 23rd February: An evening with Ian Ward. Ian is a local photographer whose beautiful work is often in the KL Magazine.

Brancaster Camera Club meets in Brancaster Staithe Village hall at 7.30pm on the relevant Tuesdays.

We’d love to see you if you are interested in coming along. Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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