Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

September 2016


Friday 26th August – WI annual cake stall on The Green opens for business at 11 am. Preserves and plants, too.

Dates for your diary:–

2016 Parish Council meeting dates – see below

1st & 5th September:– WI meetings – see below

9th September & 14th October:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

10th, 11th, 17th & 18th September:– Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty – see below

27th September:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

Advance notice:–

7th October:– Charity Wine Tasting – see below

8th & 15th October:– Flu Clinics – see below

Parish Council Meetings:

  • 8th September 2016
  • 10th November 2016

All meetings are on Thursdays and will be held at 7:00pm in the village hall.

WI notices:– September meetings:–

Thursday 1st September:– monthly meeting in the Reading Room, Cross Lane: “An afternoon with Joyce Grenfell”. Pat Knights will entertain us in Joyce’s inimitable style. Lady visitors welcome!

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 Stanhoe & Barwick WI cake stall at The Green – the usual assortment of home-made cakes, preserves and plants which we sell to raise funds so that our WI can attract good speakers to entertain our members at our monthly meetings. We will open for business at 11 am on 26th August – and we sell out quickly!!

Stanhoe Parish Council News:–

Docking Recycling Centre:– Due to public pressure, the Recycling Centre has reopened from Friday to Monday as before.

Ranger visits:– We are currently undertaking ‘Ranger Visits’ with King’s Lynn Council to tend to local repairs to paths, vegetation and signs etc.

Dog mess:– We continue to encounter problems with dog mess; all efforts to clear up after your pets are much appreciated.

Waste bins:– Residents are asked to make arrangements for their waste bins to be taken in by someone if they cannot do it themselves; we have had a several instances when emptied bins have subsequently blown on to the road.

Stanhoe Parish Council would like to help residents in any way they can; please contact The Clerk (parishclerk@stanhoe. org) should you have any queries or suggestions for us to consider.

Electricity Service:– A free new national ‘105’ service number will put customers through to their local electricity operator (for cables, power lines, substations etc) starting on 6th September. Further details will be sent out starting in September.

The Burnhams Surgery – Flu Vaccination Clinics:–

This year’s Flu Vaccination Clinics will be held on Saturday 8th and 15th October 2016 between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 noon.

The Clinics are open to all Registered patients over 65 years of age or patients who have the following:–

Diabetes, Heart disease, Lung disease, Liver and/or Kidney disease, Pregnant or a Registered Carer, Lower Immune system due to disease or treatment, Neurological disease such as Parkinson’s or Motor Neurone Disease. No appointments are necessary to attend the Flu Clinics.

Flower Show:–

As no one has volunteered to take over organising future Flower Shows the organisation behind it has been closed down. The cost of running a Flower Show has been repaid to Stanhoe and Barwick WI who raised the funds for the first event and the remaining funds have been distributed to allow continued use of the hall by groups who use the Reading Room regularly, such as the film group, the coffee morning regulars, and the WI, by a donation to The MEHM Trust who we thank for being supportive to village events.

Choose Me not A&E:–

As part of our Choose Me Not A&E campaign the CCG and other health partners are running a summer health roadshow on Hunstanton Green on Thursday, August 25th.

Members of the public are invited to visit the roadshow from 10:00am to 4:00pm, where they will be able to speak to local GPs and nurses about health issues. We will be offering free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, summer health and self-care advice.

Dozens of people every month attend A&E at King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital but are sent home requiring no treatment. Others who wait for hours could receive more appropriate treatment closer to home, at pharmacies, local GP surgeries, or via the 111 service.

The Choose Me Not A&E campaign aims to provide people with vital information about which health care service is right for the symptoms they have. The campaign promotes local pharmacies, GP surgeries and the NHS 111 service as alternatives to A&E.

The campaign is led by NHS West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in collaboration with the QEH. To find out more visit

Bin bags:–

We now have a new supply of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk official biodegradable bin bags which fit the food caddy, available for purchase at a cost of £1.60 per roll.

They will be available from The Reading Room on a Tuesday morning.

Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty:–

NCC hosts another year of Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty events throughout September. This will be taking place between 9:00am and 5:00pm at the following sites and dates:–

Sat 10th & Sun 11th Sept 2016 9:00am–5:00pm. King’s Lynn Recycling Centre, Willows Business Park, Saddlebow PE34 3RD

Sat 17th & Sun 18th Sept 2016 9:00am–5:00pm. Hempton Recycling Centre, Helhoughton Road, Fakenham NR21 7DY

Wood preservatives, insect and weed killers, paint, thinners, varnishes and special cleaning products are among the wide range of household chemicals that will be accepted. For further information about our Recycling Centre service, the Amnesty events or the A-Z of what can/can’t be taken to our Recycling Centres, please navigate from the following web page:

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We start our Autumn season with:

Eddie the Eagle (PG) (comedy/real life story) Friday 9th September 7:30pm. Based on the 1980’s real life story of Britain’s hopeless but courageous ski-jumper, this terrific underdog tale charts the astonishing sporting exploits of Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards. The emotional richness of the entire endeavour makes for a captivating success and a feel-good, crowd-pleasing triumph!

Dates For Your Diary:–

Friday 14th October 7:30pm. ‘The 33’ (12A) (Real life drama) and Monday 7th November 7:30pm.  Florence Foster Jenkins (PG) (Comedy/light drama)

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink.  Doors open 7pm. For further information visit the website: Stanhoe. org  (or ring 01485 518191)

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Our Annual Print Exhibition was held during August & was well received by those who came along to support us. Congratulations to our winners: 1st Andrew Beeson ‘Jesus and Mary’, 2nd Noel Robinson ‘Hold on’ and 3rd John Barker ‘Grey Heron’.

Highly Commended certificates were awarded to Robert Heppell, Veronica Wetherell and Noel Robinson.   The Peoples’ Choice this year was a tie between Noel Robinson & Tony Luxton, both with beautiful views of the Norfolk Coast.

Our first meeting of our new session is on Tuesday, 27th September, which is a print competition 1 x ‘Agriculture’ and 2x own choice.

If anyone feels they would like to come  & join us, please come along on the evening at 7. 30 pm or contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725. We would be pleased to see you.

Charity Wine tasting:–

To be held on Saturday 22nd October, tickets (£15) to be booked by 7th October.

To book your ticket, contact:– Nic Hopkins or Kate Jewell, 07785387683

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