Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

February 2021

Stay alert – Control the virus – Save lives

Stanhoe Parish Council Matters/Reminders:–

  • Playground:– We have finally completed the fencing project around the playground area. The principal purpose was to provide a safe space for children and young families, but it should also be a further deterrent to the dog contributions that continue to plague and prevent the maintenance of a healthy environment for all using the playfield. Lastly the fence should enable safer ‘access management’ when we are required to close the facility.

  • Census:– 21 March ’21 is the date of the next, ten yearly, National Census. Among other things, this is used by governmental organisations (transport, education, healthcare etc) local councils and charities to identify and allocate funding needs etc for the future. It is a legal requirement to take part, but we will try to assist those who need help in completing the Census. We will report more on this in due course, but please contact us if you have any queries in the meantime.

  • Council Precept for 2021:– While your Council has made several budget adjustments for the coming year, we are pleased to advise we have managed to make no request for any increase in funding and accordingly the Precept will remain unchanged.

Covid 19 Test Centre:– Information/reminder from Environment Services

The Covid-19 Testing centre at LynnSport is now fully operational. However, when people go on the central portal to select a local site for their test if they select ‘drive through’ it does not come up as an option (as it is a ‘walk through’ albeit with plenty of parking adjacent to it) – this has led to some cases of local people being directed towards tests in Peterborough rather than this local site where they could simply park and walk in.

Christmas Lights in Stanhoe - good news:–

Derek Scales would like to thank everyone who came to see his Christmas Lights display in his house and garden on The Green and generously put contributions in the collection box for Tapping House in memory of his wife Linda . He was able to take £865 to Tapping House, which was gratefully received.

Cycling duo:– Walking duo ?:–

Breaking news:– Have the famous cycling duo given up? Have they had multiple punctures? Is this a New Year’s resolution? The two were spotted a few weeks ago ‘walking’ around the village.


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