Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

January 2017

Dates for your diary:-

5th January:– WI monthly meeting – see below

23rd January:– WI meeting – see below

Advance notice:–

6th February:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

8th February:– WI meeting – see below

WI notices:–

January meetings:–

Thursday 5th January, in the Reading Room, Cross Lane – our monthly meeting, when we welcome Gill Southgate, who will tell us about life with a guide dog.

Monday 23rd January at 3:00 pm – afternoon tea at Creake Abbey Cafe. Come and tell us all about your Christmas!

Advance notice:–

Wednesday 8th February 10:00am to 3:30pm approximately – a stained glass workshop at Alby Glass, Bawdeswell. Learn a new craft and bring home a couple of ornaments. Advance booking essential.

If members still have their collections in “Smarties” tubes, please bring them to the January meeting. Our collection for NARS amounts to £238. 40 at present, and is still increasing.

We are successfully recruiting in surrounding villages, and if you have a friend locally, why not bring them along to one of our meetings? There’s safety in numbers, and you may both discover that you like what we do! Come and give us a try – no charge and no obligation for visitors.

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.

Parish Council News:–

Better Broadband for Norfolk:–

The Council recently met the representative of Better Broadband for Norfolk to discuss Stanhoe in particular with a number of villagers attending. Various initiatives are being considered and we hope to have more to report soon.

Meeting with Highways Department:–

Councillors met with representatives of the Highways Department on 6th December 2016 to discuss speeding issues in Stanhoe and the lack of footpaths, particularly along Bircham Road. Whilst there does not appear to be a solution to the footpath issue, initiatives to try to reduce speeding are being considered by the Council. A copy of the record of the meeting will shortly be placed on stanhoe. org; if you would like to be e-mailed a copy please contact the Parish Clerk at parishclerk@stanhoe. org.

What to Know and When to Go:–

This is a handy guide to health services in West Norfolk and helps people to get the right care faster. For a free copy email or call 01553 666900.


The Council wishes to help all residents when and where it can, and would be interested to hear from anyone with a relevant cause or issue; please contact Wayne Leighton at or on 01485 518570.

Momentous Times:–

Many thanks from Peter Coates to everyone who came to see the performance of ‘Momentous Times’ in the village hall in Stanhoe on Friday 25th November. Donations for the Red Cross raised £199.10.

West Norfolk Community Transport:–

Further to the publicity message form West Norfolk Community Transport issued last month, Stanhoe residents are offered a pre-bookable seat for a journey to and from Kings Lynn on alternate Saturdays only, pre-booking by phoning 01553 770310.

Residents can use the Go To Town Minibus service on weekdays by accessing it either at Docking or CITB only. No pre-booking required. Timetables from the above number.

Pre-booked travel to medical appointments is through The Burnham Market Car scheme only, accessed by phoning 01485 210342.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We will not be showing any films in January.

Our Spring season starts with:–

The Fencer (PG) (In Estonian with English subtitles) Mon 6th February at 7:30pm

Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, a young Estonian fencer named Endel is forced to return to his homeland, where he begins to train a group of young children in the art of fencing. The past however catches up with him and Endel has to choose between letting his students down or putting his life in danger. The movie is partially based on the real life story of an Estonian fencer Endel Nelis (1925–1993). A well-crafted and touching tale of heroism without fanfare.

Dates For Your Diary:–

Friday 3rd March.  Sully (12A)

Friday 7th April. A United Kingdom (12A)

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

Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, Press Release:–

The Open Days in 2017 (i. e. when novice members of the public can come long and have a go for free) are:–

  • Saturday 20th May 12. 30 onwards
  • Saturday 8th July 2. 00 pm onwards

The Open Meetings in 2017 (i. e. when non-member sailors can bring their boats and join in the racing sailing) are:–

  • Saturday July 1st 12. 15 Topper Travellers Open
  • North West Norfolk Sailing Association “Norfolk Week” at SBSC: Friday 11th August 08. 00 & Saturday 12th August 08. 30
  • Lionel Wilkinson All-comers Memorial Cup and Ken Gray trophy: Sun 13th Aug 09:00
  • 2000 Class 2017 Millennium Series: Sunday 27th August 09. 10 and Monday (bank holiday) 28th August 10. 00

If you want to get afloat check out the opportunities on the website at and speak to Jane Leet: Chief Dinghy & Power Instructor  07938 190 846 or 01485 779 027.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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