Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

August 2022

Parish Council Matters:–

  • Defibrillator:– Following the outstanding success of the Jubilee celebration, the ad hoc Jubilee Committee and Parish Council jointly agreed to devote a substantial part of the net proceeds to funding the defibrillator machine to the tune of over £550. Final arrangements are being completed for further fund raising including for Cllr Mike Wilson’s gallant efforts on his bike; see further details below. To assist, the PC has committed to underwrite £800 towards the total cost of over £1,500 (net of subsidies and grants); so please keep an eye out for details of how to contribute to Mike’s effort, and to further efforts to raise the necessary funds for this village- wide life saving amenity. Cllr Dr Stephen Shaw is leading the charge on this important project.

  • SAM 2 Speed sign:– We could not download the readings for June this time so next month we will have more details than usual. The sign which recorded 29,385 vehicles passing the position at the Pond facing Burnham Market in May showed the high points in traffic volume occurred between 10 and 11 in the morning, and 3 and 4 in the afternoon. With almost 60,000 vehicles travelling through the village during the month, take care!

  • Stanhoe Open Gardens Day, Saturday June 18th:– We salute all those involved in the day which raised significant funding (of over £3,000) in what were challenging weather conditions. We seem to have a core loyal following in the village.

  • PC Constitution:– We have a full councillor membership at the moment, which is gratifying in that there are enough ‘hands on board’. But it is a challenging role for all and we welcome active public participation, as in our July meeting, to keep relevant and in hopefully the right direction.

  • PC Meeting:– Our next meeting Wednesday September 14th – 6:00pm in the Village Hall. Please come if you can.

  • 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.

Wright’s Charity:–

John Wright’s Charity exists in the village for the provision of awards to children of primary school age, those leaving primary to go on to senior school and awards towards the cost of further education or apprenticeships. Awards given to those in further education or apprenticeships are payable upon submission of receipts for items purchased.

Anyone wishing to apply for awards should contact the Secretary on tel: 01485 518409.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

are pleased to announce our last film for the summer season.

Date:– Friday 19th August ‘The Duke’ ( 12A) (Comedy/Drama/True Life) ay 7:30pm

Jim Broadbent plays Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver who, in 1961, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. This delightful, gentle British comedy is an uplifting story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage. Helen Mirren also stars.

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

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

For further information visit the website: (or ring 01485 518191)

Stanhoe Defibrillator Fund:–

A fantastic and quite unexpected result of Stanhoe Jubilee Lunch is the amount of money we made. It has been agreed £505 will go towards a much needed defibrillator for the benefit of the community. More fundraising opportunities are on the way to help us reach our target of around £1800 as quickly as possible. To kick start the process I am taking part in a bicycle challenge to ride two ascents of Mont Ventoux in Provence this week and I would like to ask for sponsorship. From 11th-14th July my target is to climb a minimum of 3000 metres over approximately 150 miles. When I get back I will publish my GPS results so that you will know how I did. More information on how to contribute will be available soon. This is such an important project for the village and a brilliant way of commemorating the Queens Platinum Jubilee. Thank you, .

Platinum Jubilee request from Pamela Austin:–

In the past, people made several photograph montages of events in the village, one of which, of course, is displayed in the Reading Room. I thought that as the Platinum Jubilee was very much a once in a lifetime celebration, perhaps a modern version would be a good idea – not necessarily for display in the village, but perhaps on the website, and certainly in the Stanhoe Archive collection both online and in due course at the Norfolk Records Office.

I have a small number of photos of the choir, the BBQ and visitors on the playing field which I have received from village residents, but any others would be gratefully received. Please email copies to, or inform the editor that you are willing to submit printed copies, and we will arrange for collection of them.

With thanks

Pamela Austin/Sue Atkins

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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