Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2019

November Dates for your diary:–

8th November:– Stanhoe Village Screen - see below

7th November:– WI meeting - members only - below

14th November:– Parish Council Meeting - see below

5th December:– WI meeting - all welcome - see below

Stanhoe Parish Council Matters:–

Bus Service:–

Did you know that Stanhoe has a regular bus service?

  • Go to Town Bus 21, supported by the Parish Council, picks up in Stanhoe en route to Kings Lynn 3 times a day, Monday to Friday.
  • It is a ‘hail and ride’ service so will pick up anywhere along the route through the village. The main pick up point is the POND although, depending on the bus, it can also be hailed on the Docking Road and Bircham Road (get details from the bus).
  • At 7.45 am it is timed to pick up students to attend courses at The College of West Anglia, and at 9.22 and 13.25 it is timed for shopping trips, or to stop at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, or to access the train station or onward bus services.
  • The 21 bus returns from the bus station at 12.30, 15.25, 16.35, and 17.45. You just need to tell the driver that you wish to be dropped off in Stanhoe.
  • On Saturdays the bus departs from Docking at 9.08 or 13.15 to go to Kings Lynn.
  • Timetables are available online and on the bus, and fares are reasonably priced, cheaper for young people, and bus passes can be used.

Please use it or lose it!

Process for accessing the Bus Timetable online:–

  1. Enter which will take you to the West Norfolk Community Transport front page
  2. Select OUR SERVICES
  3. Select GO TO TOWN from the drop down menu
  4. Select TIMETABLES
  5. Select SERVICE 21 (This is the service for Docking & Stanhoe)

Parish meeting:–

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Thursday November 14th at 6:00pm in the Reading Room on Cross Lane. Anyone is 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 Wayne Leighton, Parish Clerk at or on 01485 518570.

WI Information:–

Thursday 7th November: this is our annual meeting, so is for members only.

Sorry, but please do join us in December for -

Flowers For Christmas:–

Thursday 5th December:– Gary Bocking will demonstrate making festive flower arrangements on a budget. Visitors are very welcome; we ask for a donation of £3, which includes tea and biscuits. 2:00pm in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS

For further information About Stanhoe & Barwick Wi, please contact Pamela (01485 518033) or Valerie (01485 576261)

Wright’s Charity:–

As in previous years, small grants are available to young people attending College courses/apprenticeships to help with the costs of equipment, books, and uniforms or other requirements.

Receipts for costs are necessary.

Applications are welcome and should be made to the new secretary of Wrights Charity: Elizabeth Thuburn, Pightle Cottage, Docking Road, Stanhoe. She will then forward any requests to the Trustees for their approval.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Stanhoe Village Screen are pleased to announce our next film for the Autumn season which will be shown on our new ‘state of the art’ audio visual equipment. We are extremely grateful to the Borough of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, The Geoffrey Watling Charity and The Mary Esther Hollway Trust who have jointly funded this equipment.

We continue the Autumn season with:–

Red Joan (12A) Biography/Drama/Romance;- on Friday 8th November at 7:30pm

Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information to the Soviet government. As the interrogation gets underway, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and her beliefs. Judy Dench and Sophie Cookson star in this tense thriller.

Venue:– Stanhoe Reading Room and Village Hall, Cross Lane, PE31 8PS

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

Further information:– visit the website: (or ring 01485 518191).


November comes and
November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early
and dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
and the kettle sings,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next Spring.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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