Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2021

Parish Council Matters:–

  • The Parish Council:– We hope to announce the appointment, by Co-option, of two new Parish Councillors (and the retirement of one) at the next PC Meeting which will take place at 6:00 pm in the Reading Room / Village Hall on Thursday, November 11th. As always, all are welcome to attend.

  • Traffic:– In September, the sign was positioned at the Pond facing Docking, in other words just before the exit of the village on the way to Burnham Market. A total of 31,488 vehicles went by giving us a monthly total traffic estimate of almost 63,000, or 2,099 per day. The real surprise is that, on Tuesday the 21st, having driven through the whole village, one car passed the sign at 60 mph! Whoever you are, thanks for nothing!

  • Tourism Survey by Norfolk County Council:– This ongoing 3 year ‘Experience’ survey is seeking residents’ views on the impact of tourism in our area, and is an earnest effort to measure the effects throughout the year. They have assured us they will continue to conduct surveys, but if you feel inclined to respond at the (current) last minute please go to:–

  • Operation Randall:– This is a police initiative to tackle rural crime – they report that a lot of recent work and investigations have been directly the result of referrals from members of the public. There are reports of attempted frauds by contractors offering cast off tarmac and chips, of coursing and of heating oil theft. Please report suspicious activity by calling the Police on 101; Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or PC Chris Shelley on 07900 407106 ( or us at Stanhoe PC.

  • Contact:– You can contact us through the Parish Clerk, Wayne Leighton on 01485 518570 or email for any info regarding life, affairs and issues in Stanhoe.


The Royal British Legion annual Poppy Appeal will be launched on 28th October, and this year, street collections and house-to-house collections are again permitted.

These will take place between 28th October and 13th November, so if any residents would be able to offer some time to go house-to-house around Stanhoe with the supplied collecting tins, it would be very much appreciated.

If you would be prepared to assist, please contact the local Poppy Appeal Organiser direct on 512334 or via Pamela Austin as soon as possible, in order that supplies can be obtained and allocated.

Wright’s Charity Reminder:–

Under the terms of the above Charity, small awards may be available to up to five young persons in Stanhoe who are in senior school, further education and training or apprenticeships. The awards are towards necessary costs of their learning and are payable upon submission of relevant receipts. Anyone wishing to apply should contact the Secretary on tel: 01485 518409.

WI news:–

Stanhoe & Barwick WI :–

Our next meeting, on Thursday 4th November, is our Annual Meeting and is intended for members only.

However, on December 2nd, potential new members are most welcome as we welcome Juyna Lewis, who will guide us through how to “Spice up your Christmas”.

Visitors are charged £3.

Please contact Valerie on 01485 576261 if you would like to attend.

Please help – News items always needed

November by Margaret Morgan

Now it is November,
Trees are nearly bare;
Red and gold and brown leaves
Scatter everywhere.

Dark now are the mornings
Cold and frosty too;
Damp and misty evenings
Chill us through and through.

Busy are all creatures,
Winter food to hide;
Nests to make all cozy
Warm and safe inside.

November by Elizabeth Coatsworth

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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