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 shazyates@hotmail.co.uk … 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

Hunstanton Christmas Swimmers Prepare for their Annual Dip!

Hunstanton Christmas Swim 2012 - photo by Neal Sanderson of Hunstanton Backpackers

Every year, since 1957, there has been a Hunstanton Christmas Swim but a sponsored Christmas Swim was only introduced in the early 1970s and thereafter the Hunstanton Roundtable organised and managed the event. The History of the Hunstanton Christmas Swim makes interesting reading if you care to take the time. As usual, this year’s swim will take place from the central promenade at 11am on Thursday 25th December. The 2013 Hunstanton Christmas Swim had a record 165 swimmers taking part and raised over £5,000 for local good causes. To enter … Continue reading

Festive Fridays & Christmas Tree Festival Too!

Festive Fridays Hunstanton 2014

With NO car parking restrictions after 6pm in Hunstanton  its a Christmas shopper’s dream of an opportunity so put Friday, 12 December 2014 AND Friday, 19 December 2014 in your diary! The launch of Hunstanton’s Festive Friday on Friday, 6 December 2014 – the first of many – saw many Hunstanton businesss opening until 7.30pm for Christmas shopping. New customers were attracted to the varied collection of small specialist local shops in the town and support can only grow as the word spreads. It hoped that late night shopping could … Continue reading

EDP Tourism Awards for Hunstanton Businesses

EDP Tourism Awards 2014 Winner logo

Being located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Hunstanton is a gem when it comes to holiday offerings, and the recent EDP Tourism Awards 2014 confirmed that we are getting it right. Now in its 10th year, the awards showcase the businesses thriving within Norfolk’s biggest industry sector, tourism, worth more than £2 billion and employing over 54,000 people across the county. Searles and Paint Me Ceramics were among the 36 companies and holiday parks who attended the black tie event on the 27th November, hoping to win one … Continue reading

Christmas Lights Switch On 2014

Panto Dame Kitty Litter helps with a selfie - photo by Stella Gooch

Unseasonally “warm” weather blessed this year’s Hunstanton Christmas Cracker, although as the afternoon wore on temperatures did become cooler. The more comfortable temperature certainly helped to bring out the crowds which steadily grew throughout the afternoon. Stall holders were up and running from 10am with a Festive Craft Fair in Hunstanton Town Hall. The High Street was brightly furnished with a selection of Children’s fairground rides and outside The Princess Theatre too. As darkness crept in the lights from the fairground rides contributed to a great atmosphere. The ever popular … Continue reading