Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 2017


31st May:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Dates for your diary:–

1st, 8th & 20th June:– WI meetings – see below

3rd June:– Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below – NB change of contact details

Advance notice:–

7th July:– change of date for Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 1st June – monthly meeting in the Reading Room, Cross Lane: Peter Elphick will tell us about a local man’s part in the Mutiny on The Bounty.

Thursday 8th June – our 98th anniversary celebration – tea at The Dales, Upper Sheringham. Advance booking and deposit essential.

Tuesday 20th June – outing for members and husbands/friends by minibus, leaving Stanhoe at 10:30am, to visit the Plantation Garden, Norwich, and St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral. Advance booking vital. For any enquiries, please contact Valerie (01485 576261) or Pamela (01485 518033)

Parish Council News:–

  • Japanese Knotweed etc:– It has been reported that there is an outbreak of Japanese Knotweed in the village (near the Duck Inn). We have spoken to the various relevant agencies and the Borough Environmental and Community Services have undertaken to take appropriate remedial action. There is also a report of Himalayan Balsam in the same area. Please report to the Council if you spot any further outbreaks of these pestilent growths.

  • Local Crime:– A representative of the Council attends the bi-monthly meetings of the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel. The police services are keen that any criminal or suspicious activity is reported – please do not hesitate. Excluding an emergency, the first call should be to PC Emily Carter on 01553 665021

  • AGM:– Our thanks to the many residents who attended the AGM on May 11th. In addition to other issues raised, we will continue to work on the traffic calming measures discussed and report on progress.

  • 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 2017 – Entry £5 for ALL gardens, children under 12 free

  • Ten gardens will be open in Stanhoe and Barwick on Saturday 3rd June, 2:00–5:30pm. All are welcome to come and have a look around and enjoy the various stalls: tombola, cakes, plants, books and bric a brac. Delicious cream teas will be served as usual at The Old Rectory.

  • An added highlight for this year is an Exhibition of Floral Art in the Church, kindly organised by new Stanhoe resident Laura Pocock of The Artmonger in Burnham Market, a percentage of the profits will go to the Church fund.

  • Last year the Open Gardens attracted more than 220 visitors, many of whom commented on the friendly welcome they received in Stanhoe! This is made possible by the enthusiasm of kind volunteers who offer their time on the afternoon to help out on the stalls and serve tea.

  • Can you spare an hour or so? If so please call Anne on 01485 518365. We are also always grateful for contributions of cakes, plants, books, bric a brac or prizes for our stalls – Anne would be delighted to hear from you and we are happy to come and collect. Proceeds from the day go towards repair works to All Saints’ Church. Thank you!

Stanhoe Village Screen reminder:–

Our Spring/summer season starts with:

Wednesday 31st May. ‘LION’ (PG). True story/drama, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman

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.

NOTE:– We will not be showing ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ (PG) on Friday 30th June, but hope to reschedule to Friday July 7th. However, this has still to be confirmed. Please see next newsletter for details.

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. Doors open 7:00pm. For further information visit the website: Stanhoe. org (or ring 01485 518191)

Snettisham Beach Sailing Club:– Princess Royal to visit Snettisham Beach Sailing Club

As reported on the website www. royal. uk/future-engagements:

“On 30th June 2017 The Princess Royal, President of the Royal Yachting Association, will open the Clubhouse, Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, Snettisham Beach, King’s Lynn, Norfolk”.

The club welcomes Princess Anne to open the greatly improved and enlarged clubhouse which benefitted from £120, 000 worth of improvements in the last two years. Funded by the club and Sport England / National Lottery money, the changing rooms have been upgraded, a full commercial kitchen has been installed and a conservatory and decking added.

The club has an extensive programme of sail training for all ages and levels of sailor and is successful in producing dinghy racing sailors in many classes, and championship winners.

BSC:– It’s where Champions start.

If you want to get afloat check out the opportunities on the website at and speak to  07938 190 846 or 01485 779 027.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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