Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

July 2017

Dates for your diary:-

6th & 25th July: WI meetings – see below

7th July: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

11th & 25th July: Brancaster camera club: see below

Change of dates:–

13th to 20th July & 14th to 21st September – Parish Council meetings – see below

Advance notice:–

9th August: WI meeting – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 6th July at 2:30pm – our annual garden meeting at the home of the president – fingers crossed for fine weather!

Tuesday 25th July, leaving at 2:00pm – afternoon tea and a look around at Bawdeswell garden centre.

Advance notice:–

Wednesday 9th August – visit to East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens. Advance booking necessary.

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

Parish Council News:–

  • Speed Awareness Message (SAM 2) Sign – Further to responses received at the Annual Parish Meeting held on 11th May 2017, the Parish Council has decided to proceed with the purchase and installation of a SAM 2 sign. Updates on progress and installation will appear in future editions of Saints Alive.

  • Parish Council Meetings – Change of Dates – Please note that the dates for the following Parish Council Meetings have changed – The meeting scheduled for 13th July will now take place on 20th July and the meeting scheduled for 14th September will now take place on 21st September. Meetings will start at the usual time of 6:00pm and all residents are most welcome to attend.

  • Japanese Knotweed – The Parish Council has again been made aware of Japanese Knotweed in the area to the rear of ‘The Green’. Norfolk County Council has acknowledged that the Japanese Knotweed is on highways land and will therefore instruct a weed-spraying contractor to inspect and treat in the autumn; treatment will then continue on an annual basis.

  • 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 or on 01485 518570.

BT phone box:–

Villagers may like to know that BT has removed the telephone from the phone box by the pond in line with recent planning applications to remove boxes throughout the country.

Stanhoe Village Screen reminder:–

Our Spring/summer season ends on Friday July 7th with ‘Hidden Figures’(PG) true story/drama.

Putting man on the moon is one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but the women who played a part in getting him there have gone unsung for too long. The fact that some of them were African-American is the surprise draw of this inspiring, Oscar-nominated account, which stars Taraji P Henson, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner.

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

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

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We have two evenings planned for July:

Tuesday, 11th July: ‘An evening with Dave Jordan FRPS’.

Dave is a very accomplished and gifted photographer. His evenings never disappoint.

Tuesday, 25th July: Print Competition

1 x ‘Light & Shade’ 2 x own choice. Judged by Malcolm English.

We meet in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm on the appropriate evening.

Entrance is £3 to include refreshments. We welcome visitors and especially any photographers who may be holidaying in the area. Come along & join us.

And finally: two July poems

Midsummer Night Itch by N. M. Boedecker

Mosquito is out,
it’s the end of the day;
she’s humming and hunting
her evening away.

Who knows why such hunger
arrives on such wings
at sundown? I guess
it’s the nature of things.


Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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