Hopkins Development Between Heacham and Hunstanton

An approved housing development (PR3639) to be built on land between Heacham and Hunstanton is now all set to have works commence as planned in August 2016.  A letter was originally sent out to local residents affected by the works on 30 June 2016 and this raised more questions than it answered resulting in a flurry of social media threads. I am delighted to report that the Norfolk County Council will be delivering a letter dated 8 July 2016 clarifying the programme of works.  Work will now commence on Monday, 5 September 2016 … Continue reading

Late May Bank Holiday Bin & Bagged Waste Collection

  Waste collections for bin and bagged waste will take place one day later next week (31 May – 5 June) because of the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 31 May.  Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday; Tuesday’s collection on Wednesday, and so on. The collection due on Friday 4 June will be collected on Saturday 5 June.  Normal collections will resume on Monday 7 June. Bank Holiday waste collection information can be found on the bin calendars distributed a few weeks ago, and also on the council’s website at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk … Continue reading

Drop in to find out about coastal sea defences

Outfall at Heacham Beach Summer 2013 - photo by Jemma Greef

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and the Environment Agency will be holding drop-in sessions to talk to local residents about coastal sea defences, and how those defences will be funded in future. Vital sea defences between Wolferton Creek and South Hunstanton will only be maintained in the future if the local community and its partners contribute towards the annual costs. At least £132,000 to £180,000 each year is needed to maintain the shingle ridge sea defences between Wolferton Creek and South Hunstanton. Staff from the borough … Continue reading

Twinning Hunstanton & USAF 67th Special Ops Squadron

For almost 60 years a memorial in the Esplanade Gardens was the only visible sign of the shared grief and heroism which united Hunstanton with the USAF 67th Squadron following the terrible 1953 floods.  However, when Flt Sgt Mark Service (official historian from RAF Sculthorpe) invited Hunstanton Civic Society to join together in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the USAF 67th (now based at Mildenhall) this resulted in welcoming the Squadron back to Hunstanton in a special way by giving them the Freedom of the Town (Saturday,4 October 2014) and has now … Continue reading

Silica Sand Proposal for Beach Road, Snettisham

Snettisham Parish Council have issued a notice that the village of Snettisham may have a problem with a major proposal to dig for silica sand in the area to the left of Beach Rd when heading to the sea. It is unknown as yet whether this area will in fact be included in the consultation, but Snettisham Parish Council wishes to make all local residents aware and to prepare for a possible fight against this proposal. An Annual Parish Meeting is to be held on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 and it … Continue reading

Hunstanton Neighbourhood Plan 2016

Your Town Your Choice – Have Your Say – You May Even Win £100 What is a neighbourhood plan? Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011 that means we can shape development in Hunstanton through the production of our own Neighbourhood Plan. Hunstanton Town Council, as a qualifying body, obtained permission from the Local Planning Authority (LPA)  to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan covering the whole area of Hunstanton Town and with other interested parties formed a project Working Party to develop the plan. What … Continue reading

Majestic Whales Stranded off Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk and in Lincolnshire Too

Whale on Hunstanton Beach at Sunrise 23 Jan 2016 by Ben Green Photography

This image is posted here with the kind permission of Ben Green Photography.  It is an awesome sight and shows the expanse of a majestic sperm whale against the wondrous sunsets over The Wash. Some time during the evening of Friday, 22 January 2016 a pod of up to six male whales were spotted in the vicinity of Hunstanton Beach and one of the whales sadly became stranded at the foot of famous landmark Hunstanton Cliffs and subsequently died.  The alarm was raised by staff from Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary who battled in … Continue reading

Election News – Hunstanton Town Council

Polling Station Signage

A request to hold an election to fill a vacancy on Hunstanton Town Council has been received.  The date of the town council election (subject to a contest) has been fixed as 26 November 2015. The Notice of Election will be published on Thursday, 22 October 2015, and nomination papers must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 4pm on Friday, 30 October 2015. Anyone wishing to withdraw a nomination must do so in the prescribed manner no later than 4pm on Friday, 30 October 2015. The polling station, … Continue reading

Public to be Consulted on Hunstanton Heritage Gardens

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Your Opportunity to Be Heard!  Consultation on Hunstanton Heritage Gardens Members of the local community are invited to be involved in providing input and feedback into the second stage of the Council’s bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the refurbishment and restoration of Hunstanton Heritage Gardens. After successfully gaining initial funding, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council is now preparing a detailed bid for funding a project based on the seafront gardens in Hunstanton.  The project will be centered on The Green and adjoining network of public open spaces including The EsplanadeGardens and … Continue reading