Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2022

Parish Council Matters:–

  • Stanhoe Village Emergency Planning:– At our last (delayed) meeting on September 28th we had a pretty constructive discussion about updating the Emergency Plan which was produced some years ago. The concept is to provide advice, information and help in the event of various types of major incidents that may affect the village, but recognises that we are a very small Parish with limited resources and facilities.

    Emergencies may be so severe that for a short period the Parish might have to self-help. The emergency service’s support may be restricted, delayed or in the worst case not available.

    This is when we might have to rely on our own emergency plan to support the Parish in the short term.

    We are holding an OPEN MEETING in the Reading Room on Wednesday November 16th at 7:00 pm to discuss issues and concerns that may be an ‘Emergency’ and whether they could be included within the scope of the plan. These may include power failure, fires, dangerous weather or any other misadventure. We want to have the widest involvement outside the Council because these issues involve everybody, and they should have a role and a voice. This is an informal discussion, please come if you can.
  • website:– For those who have not looked at the Stanhoe website, be advised it is a gem! It is full of history, archives, information, current affairs, Council, WI and village film news and everything that goes on in and around our village. We have a brilliant site Architect in Charles Butcher but we are in need of varying degrees of support to keep the site updated, also the calendars, web pages and further development need help. If anyone feels they can help to keep this fabulous facility sparkling (in any way) please contact Wayne Leighton (see below). We would appreciate any part time help that is available.

  • Stanhoe’s Future Needs:– We shall shortly be preparing our budget for the 2023 financial year. While your Councillors come free, we are very aware that we are husbanding the village’s assets and spending your money! Last year our income was £7,300. This catered for all sorts of work and services including the maintenance and mowing of the Playing Field and Playground, the War Memorial, signs and village furniture, cutting the verges, tending the Pond, the dog and rubbish bins, insurance, planning issues, the Defibrillator and more. Valid suggestions anyone may have for inclusion in next year’s budget would be very welcome. Please contact Wayne.

  • SAM 2:– In September the sign was positioned at Longwall facing Bircham. This is facing the traffic coming in from Bircham after the 40 mph zone and now within the 30 mph limit. The maximum speed recorded was 60 mph on Friday the 16th at 12:25 pm. The total traffic count was 16,201.

  • Next PC Meeting:–This will take place on Wednesday November 9th at 6:00 pm. We hope you will come and have your say at both this meeting and the Emergency Planning meeting a week later.

  • Contact:– For any queries re the above and issues or further information please contact our Clerk, Wayne Leighton at or on 01485 518570


We are pleased to announce our next film for the autumn season.:


The film recounts the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The story explores the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker over a period of20 years, from Presley’s humble beginnings to his international stardom. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley. Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge.

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 & Barwick WI:–

Thursday 3rd November:– Candi Robertson. How non-mango mango chutney became a local success story.

We meet at 2:00pm in the Reading Room. Visitors and potential new members always welcome, £3.

Please contact Valerie for further details 01485 576261

Village Screen Cinema, Amy Robsart Hall, Syderstone:–

Saturday 19th November, 7.30 pm


The remarkable true story of the elaborate plot cooked up by British intelligence in 1943 to fool Nazi Germany into thinking the allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia, rather than their actual target, Sicily. The corpse of a tramp was given a fake identity and then dumped off the coast of Spain, carrying the plans for the supposed invasion.

Starring Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen as Montagu and Cholmondeley, the architects of the plot. With Penelope Wilton, Kelly Macdonald and Johnny Flynn.

Saturday 17th December, 7.30 pm


It’s 1944 and World War 2 is raging. Bobbie, one of the original Railway Children but by now a grandmother, welcomes a group of evacuees from Salford to her home in Yorkshire. One day they encounter a young African American GI who, like them, is far away from home, and who is hiding from the authorities.

Starring Jenny Agutter and Kenneth Aikens.

Tickets:– £4.00 advance booking, pay on the door

Contact:– 01485 578171


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