Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

February 2020


29th January:– Stanhoe Village Screen:– see below

Dates for your diary:–

6th February:– WI meeting - see below - visitors welcome

28th February:– Stanhoe Village Screen:– see below

Advance Notice:–

5th March:– WI meeting - see below - visitors welcome

Stanhoe Parish Council Matters:–

Fireworks in the Village – literally!:–

  • Fireworks are a legal and highly entertaining form of celebration for all sorts of events, and much enjoyed by the majority. However we have been approached to ask if residents could be notified of planned fireworks so that those with pets and other animals that might be upset by the noise, can take necessary precautions.

  • Accordingly (to give us time to get to press) please could you call or email our Clerk; Wayne Leighton on 01485 518570 or at least six weeks before you know of planned fireworks so that we can put a notice in Saints Alive.

Borough Councillor:–

  • Sam Sandell, our new Borough Councillor joined us at our meeting in the Village Hall on January 9th. Below is a commentary/memo she kindly sent us that will also be an addendum to the Minutes to be released in due course.

On Thursday the 9th January 2020 I attended Stanhoe Parish Council as the Borough Councillor. I was made to feel very welcome and it was nice to see a Parish Council being passionate about where they live for the residents of the village.

I will introduce myself. Some of you may have seen my leaflet at the time of the election.

May seems like a very distant memory. I was duly elected to represent you as a village at the Borough.

My ward Boundary runs from Peterstone near Holkham through all the Burnhams, Mucklton, Stanhoe, Docking, through to Bircham Monks Close and half of Hyde Close the Boundary crosses the centre green. It a fairly big ward. I do try and attend as many Parish Council meetings in the ward as I can but I’m also a Parish Councillor in North Creake so some Stanhoe meetings may clash.

In May I was put back onto the Planning Committee this meets on the first Monday of every month in Kings Lynn with very often 180 page agenda to read before I attend.

I am also the Chairman of the Licensing Committee this looks at Pub, Club licences and if license holders have breached their licensing laws they come before me and we can revoke their license or amend it. I am also on the Licensing and Appeals Panel this is where taxi drivers come before us if they have breached any of their licensing conditions. I enjoy these very much.

I am on the Local Plan Task Group this is looking at land and making sure we have enough land for development. This also looks at Planning Policies as well. I am also on the Homeless and Housing Task Group. I also attend relevant training sessions to keep me updated with all polices etc.

If you have any queries or need to contact me please feel free to do so. My email address is

With Best Wishes.

Sam, Cllr Sam Sandell


  • As usual we welcome any suggestions, comments, queries and questions either in person or writing. Please contact Wayne Leighton on 01485 518570 or

Thank you:–

The Scales family would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to Tapping House in response to the wonderful display of Christmas lights at the bungalow on The Green. Derek has taken the excellent sum of £620 to Tapping House and they are very grateful.

The family would like to thank you all for your generosity.

Stanhoe & Barwick WI

Norfolk’s Village Signs:–

Thursday 6th February at 2:00pm: Mike Weatherstone speaks on the history of Norfolk through its village signs.

Visitors are very welcome; we charge just £3, to include refreshments.

Venue:– The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS.

For further information about Stanhoe & Barwick WI, please contact Valerie on 01485 576261 or Sandra 01485 518744

Rural Life in a Distant Country:–

Thursday 5th March at 2pm: Juyna Lewis will talk about her Bangladeshi Childhood. This is an Open Meeting. Visitors are very welcome; we charge just £3, to include refreshments. The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS.

For further information about Stanhoe & Barwick WI, please contact Valerie (01485 576261) or Sandra 01485 518744

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Stanhoe Village Screen are pleased to announce our first two films for the Spring 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 start with:


Downton Abbey:– (PG) (Drama) on Wednesday 29th January at 7:30pm

The Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. A special surprise introduction will accompany this film!

Official Secrets:– (15) (True Life Political Drama) Friday 28th February at 7:30pm

Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katherine Gunn (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.

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

For further information visit the website: or ring 01485 518191.

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