Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

April 2017

Dates for your diary:-

3rd, 6th & 23rd April:– WI meetings – see below

7th April:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

11th April:– Brancaster Camera club – see below

14th & 16th April:– Methodist Church Easter Services – see below

29th April:– Reading Room Celebration party & bonfire – see below

Advance notice:–

11th May:– Parish Council Annual Meeting – see below

31st May & 30th June:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

3rd June:– Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

WI notices:– April meetings:–

Monday 3rd April:– a visit for members to Redwings Horse Sanctuary, whose representative came and told us about the facilities last year. Please let Pamela know if you would like to join us.

Thursday 6th April at the Reading Room, Cross Lane, at 2:30 pm – monthly meeting. Our speaker will be Jane Rose-Land, a nutritionist, and it includes tastings!

Monday 23rd April at the King’s Head, Great BIrcham, at 3:00 pm – afternoon tea. Advance booking advised.

For any enquiries, please contact Valerie (01485 576261) or Pamela (01485 518033)

Parish Council News:–

Highway/Village repairs:– A number of repairs have been made to potholes etc in the roads and a number of other items have been added to the Highways programme for completion. These include road markings at the Bircham Road/Docking Road junction and elsewhere, the sweeping of Church Lane, repairs to the palisade fencing opposite the Bircham Road/Docking Road junction and potholes in various locations in the village.

Annual General Meeting:– Please remember to put May 11th in your diaries to come to the Council AGM (meeting at 6:00 pm and/or drinks and canapés at 7:00 pm) to meet councillors and villagers and raise any issues you may have. You will also have the opportunity to view ideas and information regarding traffic calming, broadband delivery and other items of concern.

Keep in Touch:– The Council would like to assist residents with respect to any issues or concerns relevant to the village. Please contact Wayne Leighton, Parish Clerk at parishclerk@stanhoe. org or on 01485 518570.

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day:–

Saturday 3rd June 2016 – would you like to get involved?

This increasingly popular village event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 3rd June, 2:00–5:30pm.  Seven or more gardens will be open, with stalls, activities and teas available to visitors.  Last year nine gardens were open and more than 220 people visited, many commented on the friendly welcome they received.  This is made possible by the enthusiasm of the many volunteers who offer their time for the afternoon but we always need extra helpers! If you can spare some time to help man a stall or serve teas we would love to hear from you.  Please call Felicity on 01485 518363 or Pen on 01485 518324.  Proceeds from the day will go towards ongoing repair works to All Saints’ Church. Thank you!

John Wrights’ charity:–

The Trustees of John Wrights Charity are once again giving Awards of book tokens to any young person of primary school age who has lived in Stanhoe for more than one year. Please pass on the name of any eligible young person to Elspeth Adams on 01485 518327.

Reading Room News:–

Under MEHM Trustee Mrs Jill Husselby’s direction & with the assistance of a grant from Jacks Lane Wind Farm fund, the MEHM Trust are delighted to report great progress with the refurbishment of the Reading Room including new upholstery & covers, redecoration to a new colour scheme, new furniture & blinds, mirrors & Stanhoe Archive photographs. A transformation!

The Reading Room is now open again for the weekly Tuesday coffee mornings & monthly film nights. Meantime all are invited to a village celebration & bonfire party at the Reading Room & on the playing field at 6:30pm on Saturday 29th of April next.

Construction of the Bonfire on the playing field has already begun – your garden waste bonfire contributions are gratefully received by Trustee & bonfire organiser Roddy Rowe!

Easter at Stanhoe Methodist Church:–

Good Friday, 14th April:– In the morning, we shall be welcoming a contingent of mainly student pilgrims, part of the Student Cross organisation, who will be setting out from Leicester the previous weekend, to walk to Walsingham and, after spending the previous night in Docking, will come to us at about 10:00am for a short time of refreshment and a time of worship. This is always an inspiring visit for us in the congregation, and any support will be welcome.

At 2:00pm on Good Friday afternoon we shall be holding a quiet devotional service, led by Local Preacher, Sheila Johnson, and this will be followed by a time of fellowship, when we shall be serving tea and Hot Cross Buns. All are welcome.

Easter Sunday, 16th April:– Our Service of Holy Communion at 11:00am will be led by our own minister, Rev. Steve Oliver. Again, all are welcome.

For further information, contact the Minister, Rev. Steve Oliver, on 01485 570232, or any of the Church Stewards: Valerie Shackcloth on 01485 518395, or Roddie & Elizabeth Macleod on 01485 578392.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Friday 7th April:– A United Kingdom (12A)

Our Spring/summer season starts with:–

Wednesday 31st May:–  ‘Lion’ (PG). True story/drama

A five-year–old boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman

Date For Your Diary:–

Friday 30th June. ‘Hidden Figures’ (PG)

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

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

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday 11th April:– Print Competition 1 x ‘Glass’, 2 x Open – Club Judged

Tuesday 25th April:– North Anglian Trophy – A competition with other clubs – Judge: Jim Hartje ARPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP

Meetings take place in Brancaster Staithe village Hall at 7:30 pm.

Visitors welcome.   Contact Jim till on 01485 or W. Calow on 01553 674725 for further details.

Snettisham Beach Sailing Club:–

If you want to try sailing then have a look at the opportunities on the Club’s website at and speak to Jane Leet: Chief Dinghy & Power Instructor, 07938 190 846 or 01485 779 027.

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