FRIDAY COFFEE MORNING
Stokesby Village Hall
The organisers of the Friday Morning Coffee morning on would like to thank everyone who attended for their support and to eveyone who ran a produce stall or craft stand.. The morning raised £300 which will go to St Andrew's Church restoration fund.
St Andrew's Church
The Church Wardens have now been advsed that
St. Andrew's Church can now be opened to the general public.
We now need a couple of volunteers to open and close the church each day. If you are able to help be part of a group of volunteers or would like more information please contact Pam 01493 369175
Stokesby Village Green
Childrens Play Area
Several months ago a survey was circulated around the village by the Parish Council requesting your thoughts on upgrading the existing children's play area.
As a result of the replies the council have been researching possible equipment that could be added to the existing play area.
Below are a number of possible play items that are being considered. The Parish Council are still in the process of obtaining
a third company to give a quote.
If you have any thoughts regarding the equipment please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council firstname.lastname@example.org
St Andrew's Churchyard
Following an inspection of the Church and the graveyard the Churchwardens were instructed by Diocesan House as were all the churches, that any headstone that was 'wobbly' must be laid flat for Health and Safety reasons.
As a result of this, a number of headstones have now had to be laid on top of the graves for safety reasons.
If a person visiting the grave of a relative to lay flowers, finds the headstone has been laid flat they are asked not to try and put it back but place the flowers in a safe area.
Anyone with a loved one buried in the graveyard is advised to check their headstone and if necessary take steps to make it safe.
If a headstone needs to be reinstated or repaired this must be done by a qualified Stonemason.
Any expense will be the responsibility of the relatives.
If you have any concerns please contact the church wardens
Vivienne Fabb 01493 369756
Pam Sullivan 01493 369175
Operation Randall was set up to provide Enforcement and Reassurance to the rural community in Norfolk.
Operation Randall News Letters provide a range of information to the rural community regarding the latest crime trends and practical ways of reducing the risk of becoming a victim.
These will now be monthly newsletters
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2nd June 2022 News Letter
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5th Jan 2022 News Letter
Stokesby has joined the growing number of villages that now has its own Community Speed Watch.
What Is Community Speed Watch?
Put simply, speed monitoring is carried out by trained volunteers from the community, with follow-up work on education and enforcement by Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership, Norfolk Police and your Local Authority.
Initially, letters are sent to registered keepers of offending vehicles asking for their assistance in keeping speeds down in your community, with persistent offenders targeted for police enforcement. Local Authority Road Safety staff can help with supporting initiatives, including the use of Speed Awareness Messaging Devices (SAM’s).
Speed watch signs have now been put up in Stokesby warning motorists that the scheme exists hoping that this will reduce the number of people who persistently speed through our village.
Occasionally the volunteers will be joined by police officers who can issue speeding tickets on the spot.
For more details about Speed Watch visit: www.norfolk.police.uk/sites/norfolk/files/page/downloads/community_speedwatch_booklet.doc
Lloyds Mobile Banking Acle
Memorial Recreation Centre Car Park
Some Acle Flexibus journeys will no longer need to be pre-booked. On Monday to Friday, service 72a will call at Stokesby Green at 07.24 & 09.19 to Acle for the connections to Norwich or Great Yarmouth. Return buses will depart from Acle Kings Head at 13.35 17.05 and 18.15 calling to set down passengers as required.
All the above journeys are operated by 'Our Bus'
In addition, the 68 bus operated by Ambassador Travel on college days continues unchanged, calling at Stokesby at 08.05 towards Great Yarmouth and returning at 16.15. These journeys extent to, or from East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston.
For details of the ‘Our Hire’ Routes
that run through Stokesby please click on the link below which will take you to the Our Hire site with the latest time table.
Stokesby Bottle Bank
Although we can now recycle glass in our green bins, we still have our own bottle bank situated beside the sand store on the public staithe near to the children’s play area
We now have to contact the contractor who empties the bottle bank.
Please ring 01842 820804 if you notice that the bottle bank is near to being full.
Please use the bottle bank carefully.