Sustran Initiative for Exploring Hunstanton starts April 2015

Walking along Hunstanton prom - photo by Susan King

Exploring your local area is often overlooked in day to day life.  However, when we take the time to take in the sights on our doorstep we are often surprised at what we have missed.  When visiting new towns and villages we all too often fail to unearth some real gems which may be just a little out of the way if we only thought to explore a bit deeper. Cue ‘The Active Explorer’.  Sustrans is a leading UK charity who has been commissioned by the Healthy Communities team at … Continue reading

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 18 March 2015

Rose Project

The Rose Project has a dedicated team offering expertise and frontline services to ‘at risk’ young people and support for victims. Services include runaway support, befriending, targeted support and a free Helpline and Live Chat facility. On Wednesday, 18 March 2015, The Lord Mayor, PCC Stephen Betts, Cllr Arthur, Cllr Harris, The Magdalene Group CEO & Trustees, Norwich Market stallholders and the general public will come out en masse in support of the Awareness day  and write a pledge on their hands for the National CSE Awareness Day (this is timed … Continue reading

Maritime walks and exhibitions to celebrate English Tourism Week


Staff at King’s Lynn Custom House have organised a week of Maritime walks and exhibitions to help promote the town in celebration of English Tourism Week.  The events are designed to showcase Kings Lynn’s history and maritime heritage and highlight what the town has to offer for tourists and visitors. The Custom House will be offering free entry to their Maritime Exhibition on Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 March, where people can learn about the merchants and mariners of Lynn, find out about the town’s Hanseatic past and see the … Continue reading

Gallipoli Centenary Luncheon, 3 July 2015

Gallipoli & Dardanelles International cordially invites you to its Gallipoli Centenary Luncheon King’s Lynn Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5DQ Friday, 3 July 2015; 12 noon for 1pm Guest speaker: Mr Ken Smith, Agent-General for Queensland, Australia 2015 celebrates the centenary of Gallipoli, one of the defining campaigns of World War I. Gallipoli and Dardanelles International has a programme of events to mark this milestone in history.  This special luncheon is just one of the events planned in our area. On arrival at Kings Lynn Town … Continue reading

Southbound bus services on the move next month

From Monday, 9 March 2015, all departures and arrivals for southbound bus services to and from King’s Lynn will be temporarily relocated from the bus station to Portland Street in King’s Lynn to enable refurbishment work to continue in the bus station area. Signage will be displayed at key points around the area, bus operators will have posters on board their vehicles and the council’s website, operators’ websites and Traveline have all been updated to show the latest information. The work is taking place as part of the £1.6m King’s … Continue reading

New Business Arrives in Hunstanton

Alphabet House Clearance- new shop - photo by Paul Fayers

New businesses are always welcome in Hunstanton and there is room for a wide variety of different types of offering.  Paul Fayers, owner/operator at Alphabet House Clearances, based in Austin Fields, Kings Lynn has expanded his business to include a second shop on South Beach Road, Hunstanton, (next to Vegas Chip Shop). Paul offers a delivery service, house clearance, man with van and light removals and the shop sells good quality beds and mattresses, some ex-display and some brand new, sofas, suites, bedroom furniture, dining sets, electricals, bric-a-brac, books, dvds, … Continue reading

Visit Searles Leisure Club for FREE 31 Jan & 1 Feb

Searles Leisure & Fitness Club

FREE OPEN WEEKEND January 31st & February 1st 10am – 3.00pm Searles Leisure Club is a private friendly leisure & fitness club is available to the general public with superb equipment, facilities and free parking. Whether you are wishing to trim and tone your figure, get fit or enjoy a healthy new hobby, there are memberships to suit all. So why not come along and visit over the weekend of January 31st & February 1st along with your friends & family for a FREE introductory session.  Remember it is a … Continue reading

Princess Players Need Storage Facilities Urgently

Princess Players LOGO

Can you help? Storage facilities are needed urgently for Princess Players sets, flats and larger props/set.  The popular local amateur dramatics troupe have had to move all of their props out of their regular storage facility at Holme, due to the property being sold. Temporary arrangements have been made but involves considerable costs which the troupe can ill afford.  A long term solution (free or low cost)is needed as a matter of urgency. Do you know anyone who can help?  If so please contact Sharon Yates at … Continue reading

Hansel & Gretel’s Great Adventure in Hunstanton

Hansel (Pearl Hawke) and Gretel (Kathryn Larman), Dame Kitty Litter (John Giller), Billy Litter (Liz Bishopp)

This Christmas holiday, I elected to visit the Hunstanton Pantomime (now in its fifth year) for the matinee performance on Monday, 29 December 2014.  What did I find? Family fun, fun, fun all the way and excellent value for money too. An enthusiastic – almost – full house were treated to “Good Morning, Good Morning” beautifully sung by Nanny (Sharon Yates) as a show opener. Soon after we met the cackly witch (brilliantly played by Catriona Hawke) whose costume and makeup was fantastic (thanks to Costume Designer, Elaine Verweymeren ably … Continue reading

Hunstanton Community Choir 2014 Season

At the start of 2014 little did we know just how far the choir would go this year! Had someone stood up and told us in January that by the end of the year the choir would not only be accompanying four professional artists ‘live on stage’; that we would also be singing a range of different songs, and that all of the songs would be sung without reference to song sheets? Some may have suggested that those proposing such achievements were still hung over from the New Year celebration. … Continue reading