Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 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 July 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:–


Tuesday 24th May: visit to Sculthorpe Moor nature reserve, with tea afterwards in Sculthorpe. Further details at the May 5th meeting.

June meetings:–

Thursday 2nd June: Monthly meeting at 2:30pm in the Reading Room. Our speaker will be Christine Blakemore, who will tell us about her great aunt’s paintings, now housed at Kew Gardens.

Thursday 9th June: birthday tea to celebrate 97 years of Stanhoe & Barwick WI.

Thursday 16th June: escorted visit to Tapping House (the Norfolk Hospice) in Hillington, meeting there at 2:30 pm.

Advance notice:–

Thursday 14th July – visit to Mannington Hall (escorted tour) and gardens, with tea at the Greedy Goose cafe.

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.

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day Saturday 4th June 2016:–

This popular village event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 4th June from 2:00pm–5:30pm. Nine gardens will be open, with stalls, activities and teas available to visitors. Stalls include cakes, plants, books, bric-a-brac and tombola and all contributions for these will be very welcome! Please call Felicity on 01485 518363 or email frlyons59@aol. com if you can help. Items can be dropped off at Stanhoe Hall or we will collect if preferred. Proceeds from the day will go towards urgent repair works to All Saints’ Church. Thank you!

Docking re-cycling centre:–

The Docking recycling centre has now re-opened, and operates 9am–5pm Fridays to Mondays inclusive.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We end our Summer season with:–

Spotlight (15): Monday 27th June 7:30pm – Oscar Winner for the Best Film of 2015 and Best Original Screenplay.

In 2001, the Boston Globe published a story about a local priest accused of child abuse. They then discovered many other similar stories, implicating 87 priests in the Boston area alone. This quiet, intelligent drama shows how a 4 person team put together the pieces of evidence to uncover a major scandal. This is a remarkable film, utterly engrossing from start to finish, with terrific performances from Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian d’Arcy James.


Bridge Of Spies (12A): (Thriller) Monday 23rd May 7:30pm.

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. Doors open 7pm.

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

Dog Fouling:–

In recent weeks, there has been a considerable amount of dog fouling around the pond area in Cross Lane which makes the job of grass cutting unpleasant and difficult. Would all residents and visitors please remember to clear up their dog’s mess. A dedicated bin for this waste is available next to the large pond on the corner of Bircham/Burnham Roads.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday 14th June: This will be a special evening as we are hosting Tom Mackie, internationally recognised Author & Landscape Photographer.

The meeting is in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Entrance will be £5 to include refreshments. Visitors are most welcome.

Tuesday 28th June: Print Competition – Panel of three ‘Winter, Spring & Autumn’ – Judge Bill Day CPAGB – ‘The Panel Master’

For further details please ring Jim Till on 01485210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

And finally:–

June – a Poem by John Clare

Now summer is in flower and natures hum
Is never silent round her sultry bloom
Insects as small as dust are never done
Wi’ glittering dance and reeling in the sun
And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee
Are never weary of their melody
Round field hedge now flowers in full glory twine
Large bindweed bells wild hop and streakd woodbine
That lift athirst their slender throated flowers
Agape for dew falls and for honey showers
These round each bush in sweet disorder run
And spread their wild hues to the sultry sun.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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