Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2017


25th October:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Dates for your diary:–

9th November:– Parish Council meeting – see below

7th, 13th & 21st November:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

Advance Notice:–

9th December:– Christmas Food Fair – see below

WI notices:–

If you would like to attend our monthly meetings, just come along; if you would like more information, please contact Pamela 518033 or Valerie 576261

Parish Council News:–

  • Speed Awareness Message (SAM) Sign – The SAM sign has now been commissioned and will be randomly rotated around 4 locations in the village. It is hoped that this initiative will complement the work done by the Community Speed Watch team, the ad-hoc visits to the village by Norfolk Police and the speed warning sign beside Church Farm in trying to reduce the speed of traffic in Stanhoe.

  • Stanhoe. org Website – The Stanhoe. org website is a great place to visit for all things past, present and future which relate to Stanhoe. The Webmaster is currently looking for a ‘deputy’ to assist in the maintenance and upkeep of this excellent village asset. If you able to help please contact the webmaster direct at charles@stanhoe. org.

  • Docking Road Closure – You will have seen the Docking Road has been closed for investigation and maintenance works by Anglian Water. Hopefully by the time you read this the road will be open again. We are sorry we were not able to give prior warning of this road closure.

  • Dog MessWe need to ask dog walkers to ensure they pick up any mess, particularly around the children’s playground and playing field but also, generally in the village. It’s a difficult problem for us to solve, and a lot easier for the owners/walkers involved!

  • Parish Council Meeting – The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 6:00pm (an hour earlier than usual) on 9th November in the Reading Room, Cross Lane. All residents are most welcome to attend.

  • Keep in Touch – The Council would like to assist residents with respect to any issues or concerns relevant to the village. Please contact , Parish Clerk or on 01485 518570.

Stanhoe Village Screen Reminder:–

Churchill (PG) biography/drama/thriller on Wednesday, October 25th at 7.30pm.

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. A ticking-clock drama, starring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson.

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)

NOTE:– We will not be showing any films in November and December, but we will be back with some great films in the NEW YEAR!

Stanhoe Christmas Food Fair:–

The Christmas Food Fair will be held on Saturday 9th December 2017, 10:00am–1:00pm in the Reading Room.

On your marks, get set…BAKE!!!

Has The Great British Bake-Off inspired you to experiment in the kitchen? Why not try some cakes, puddings, cookies or sweets with a Christmas theme and donate them to the Stanhoe Christmas Food Fair? All contributions will be very gratefully received!

Please call or email on 518363, or Jill on 518269 if you can help. We will happily collect your offerings, or they can be delivered to the Reading Room on the morning of Friday 8th December.

The Fair offers a perfect opportunity to stock up on home-made Christmas goodies, including cakes, puddings, biscuits, sweets, jams, pickles, chutneys, pot-pourri and more! Coffee, tea and gluhwein will be served. Raffle. Entrance FREE, proceeds from sales will go to All Saints Church, Stanhoe, with a percentage to the MEHM Trust (Reading Room).

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We have two competitions this month and one presentation:

Tuesday 7th November:– Annual Print Competition ‘Open Monochrome’ Judged by Chris Holt.

Tuesday 21st November:– Audio Visual Evening with Derek & Pat Leak, DPAGB & CPAGB respectively.

Monday, 13th November:– We will also participate in the Pat Goode Memorial Trophy at Wisbech. This is judged by Peter Yeo FRPS DPAGB APAGB.

Visitors are always welcome at our club evenings. For more information contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

And finally:–

Remembering, 11th November

“My biggest hope for this work is that it will help others to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom, and even more so to remember that the men, women, and children all involved in and affected by this era were not just statistics: they were people just like we are, with the same hopes, dreams, and very imminent fears.”

Armistice Day:–

Armistice Day is on 11th November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.

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