Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2016

Dates for your diary:–

2016:– Parish Council meeting dates – see below

3rd, 9th & 17th November:– WI meetings – see below

7th November:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

10th November:– Parish Council Meeting – see below

Parish Council 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:–

November meetings:–

Thursday 3rd November:– 2:30 pm at the Reading Room, Cross Lane – our annual meeting, when we shall vote for committee members and officers, and have some social activities as well.

Wednesday 9th November:– 3:00 pm at Sedgeford village hall – not exclusive to WI, but a group of us may go to learn exotic Christmas gift wrapping!

Thursday 17th November:– 3:00 pm – afternoon tea at Sculthorpe Mill.

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.

Stanhoe Parish Council Matters:–

Broadband:- The majority of properties in Stanhoe have substandard broadband access. The Council have invited the Programme Director for ‘Better Broadband for Norfolk’ to attend the next Council meeting in the Reading Room (Village Hall) on Thursday November 10th at 7:00pm to give an update on the progress of the ‘roll out’ of the improvements in the service. Please feel free to attend and ask any questions following the presentation.

Other Items:- As usual the Council welcomes participation from the community with respect to any other issues with which it may assist; please attend for as long as you wish. To raise any queries or ideas please contact the Clerk at parishclerk@stanhoe. org or on 01485 518570.

The Burnham Market Area Car Scheme:–

At the recent meeting of The Friends of The Burnham Market Area Car Scheme committee the Autumn Draw took place.

The winners this time came from Titchwell, Burnham Thorpe, and Burnham Market.

The subscriptions which The Friends pay each year go towards the overheads of running this valuable scheme which provides transport to medical appointments, as well as providing a prize in the quarterly draw of £100, £75, and £50 for lucky recipients. Several Stanhoe residents have been lucky in the past.

New subscribers are always welcome to take part and support this scheme. Please contact Daphne Potter the secretary on 01485 210342 if you would like to be a subscriber.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Our Autumn season ends with:

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)(Comedy/light drama) Monday 7th November at 7:30pm

A significant patron of the arts in New York during the Second World War, Florence Foster Jenkins provided musical instruments for underprivileged children and set up the Verdi club where she produced, directed and starred in tacky shows for the high society. But she always wanted to sing opera, despite being tone deaf and lacking talent. Meryl Streep gives poignancy to how the real Florence summed up her life: ’People may say I can’t sing, but no one can say I didn’t sing’. Fabulous!

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. Doors open 7:00pm

Date for Your Diary:–

Friday November 25th at 2:00pm

A live performance of ’Momentous times’ (A play about the extraordinary experiences of five women in Europe during the First World War) at Stanhoe village hall, Cross Lane PE31 8PS.

Followed by tea and cakes. Donations to go to the British Red Cross.

To book ring 01485 518191 or email

Brancaster Camera Club:–

For more details ring Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

And finally:–

With thanks to, a poem by Clyde Watson:

November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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