Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

January 2019

January dates for your diary:–

10th & 17th January:– WI meetings – see below

21st January:– Christian Unity Service – see below

29th January:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

WI notices:–

This year, we are proudly celebrating our Centenary. We are one of only 6 Norfolk WIs who will be 100 years old, the same age as the Norfolk Federation itself.

We begin 2019, our Centenary Year, with a meeting:–

Thursday 10th January 2:00pm:– (i.e. Not the first Thursday of the month as is usual) in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS. Our speaker will be Carol Bower, former Mayor of both Hunstanton and King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. We will also be unveiling our specially-commissioned Centenary plaque at the start of our celebratory meeting.

Thursday 17th January:– afternoon tea at Jane’s Coffee Corner, East Rudham

For further information about our WI, please contact Valerie (01485 576261) or Pamela (01485 518033).

Parish Notices:–

  • Go to Town Transport:– Please note that as from January 7 there will be a new timetable for the Go to Town Bus and some of the timings are different so passengers are advised to check before travelling.

  • 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 mailto: or 01485 518570.

Christmas Lights in Stanhoe:–

Many of you will have seen coloured lights in the night sky coming from the Christmas lights displayed by Derek and Linda Scales on their white bungalow on The Green, at the far end of the pond. There are even more lights than in previous years.

This year they are collecting donations for The MacMillan Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn where Linda is being treated. There is a box for donations near their garage and they are hoping that a lot of people will come and see the lights and support the venture.

The display will be lit until Twelfth Night, the 6th January.

Stanhoe Methodist Church:–

We shall be holding our annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service on Monday, 21st January, at 2:00pm. It will be led by Rev. Peter Cook and our own Minister, Rev. Stephen Oliver, and will be followed by tea and cake and a time of fellowship. All are welcome.

Poppy Appeal:–

We would like to thank everyone who supported the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal this year. The total raised in Stanhoe was £466.88. The total for the whole of the Sedgeford and District Branch was £6,084. Thank you for your support and generosity.

Steve and Megan Greef, Area Poppy Appeal Organisers.

Burnham Market Area Car Scheme Quarterly Draw:–

At The Friends of The Burnham Market Car Scheme November Draw the winners came from Burnham Market, Holme and Wells.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Our January programme is subject to the weather, but we should meet on Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 for a digital competition ‘Autumn’ plus 2 own choice.

We welcome all new members at our meetings which are held in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm. Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

NHS Norfolk and Waveney Newsletter


Just a reminder from the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney about how to help us help you this winter.

All of us should be making sure our medicine cabinets are stocked. It’s also sensible to order any regular medicines you need in good time so you don’t run out, taking care to only order what you need.

But if you do feel poorly, seek advice from your local pharmacist before it gets worse.

If it’s urgent, then a call to your GP or NHS111 is the next step, and they’ll advise you what to do.

Common sickness bugs

Suffering from norovirus or other common sickness bugs? Don’t spread it around by visiting your GP or other public places. Stay at home and rest. #HelpUsHelpYou

HomeFirst – your bed is the best bed!

None of us want to go into hospital or a care bed, but if we do it’s good to get home if we can. The NHS and social care across all of Norfolk and Waveney are stressing that if someone needs a hospital or temporary care bed they will get one, but our aim is always to help people get back home as soon as possible. This is because older people in particular can lose independence rapidly. Being back home can also help a speedier recovery. So if you know a friend or relative, particularly if they are older, who has to go into hospital it would be kind to make sure they have all they need to get back home, including checking the heating works and they will have food in the house, the washing is done and they feel OK.

New Year, New You

With the start of a New Year people’s thoughts turn to getting fit and improving their health. To stay healthy or improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises.

How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age. Adults aged 65 or older who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility should try to be active daily by doing at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or walking, and strength exercises on two or more days a week.

Why not join a local walking group, go for a swim or join a local class, your library should have information about groups near you.

There are many local services that can enable older people to be more active. A wealth of information can be found through the Norfolk Community Directory.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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