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

Norfolk’s Only Clydesdale Needs Your Help!

Maverick all bandaged up  photo by Helen Chester

Written by Helen Chester On 30th August 2015, Norfolk’s only Clydesdale, Maverick, who lives in Wiveton,  was injured in an horrific accident where he severed his hind leg. I’m raising money to continue to fight for his life and save this beautiful horse. He’s currently just 23 months old and one of the most loveable characters imaginable, full of life and mischief, who simply deserves a chance. It is believed that Maverick was chased into an electric fence by a loose dog seen in the area on the day his … Continue reading

Hunstanton Neighbourhood Plan 2016

Neighbourhood Plan LOGO on its own

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

Norfolk Deli Flies the Flag for Norfolk as a Finalist in National Deli Awards

Rosie and Mark Kacary (Norfolk Deli) - Farm Shop & Deli Awards Finalists 2016 - photo by Stella Gooch

Popular Hunstanton Delicatessen, The Norfolk Deli are delighted to be named as a finalist in the National Farm Shop & Deli Awards in the “Delicatessen of the Year” category.  The Farm Shop & Deli Awards presentation will take place at the NEC on 18 April this year. Sponsored for the last two year by Olives et Al Simon Hurley, MD says: “Not only is the show an opportunity for us to connect with customers and suppliers, it also provides a platform to celebrate the best in the industry. In a sector which has shown … Continue reading

Spring is Here & its Time To Get Into Golf Again!!

Golf at Searles, Hunstanton - photo courtesy of Searles

Now that Spring is well on its way, Searles are once more offering some great “Get into Golf” deals.  Why not take up a new interest or how about picking up the threads again? Searles are offering a FREE junior golf day on 4th April, with free lessons, range balls and golf. 4 Week Adult Beginner courses starting Sunday 3rd April, 12noon to 13.00. £20 for the 4 weeks. 4 Week Improver Course Starting Monday 11th April 12noon to 13.00. £20 for the 4 weeks. Course details are on the Get into Golf website … Continue reading

Heacham Fire Station Saved Now Firefighters Needed!

The “Save Heacham Fire Station” campaign, resulted in the retention of Heacham Fire Station for the benefit of our local communities.  During the campaign, Norfolk County Council received one of the highest responses to any public consultation on record as well as petitions against cuts to the Fire and Rescue Service.  Happily, Heacham Fire Station was saved as a result and now Heacham Fire Station NEEDS YOU and is now recruiting.  Come along to Heacham Fire Station  each Monday evening, 7.00-9.00pm to find out more. … Continue reading

Hunstanton & District Rotary Raising Its Profile

Pat Diggins - Janice Campbell - Table Tennis Champ Mollie Patterson - James Patterson - Sheree Patterson - photo by Stella Gooch

Rotary International has been around since 1905 and Hunstanton Rotary Club is among its more than 1.2 million membership. The Hunstanton & District Rotary Club, founded by Paul P Harris, is very locally focussed and invited the community to come and meet some of their members for an awareness evening on Wednesday, 9 March 2016 in the Golden Lion’s Styleman Suite.  The group of volunteers laid on some delicious cake to accompany tea and coffees and were very happy to talk to those who attended.  The event was very relaxed, well supported … Continue reading

A Tribute to Henry Le Strange and His Legacy

William Searle and Brian Holmes planning Henry Le Strange statue outside Golden Lion - photo by Mike Ruston

Reputed to be a kind landlord, liberal patron, a considerate master and generous to the town of Hunstanton, Henry Le Strange is a name on many lips in our town.  He held many a high office during his life including: Justice of the Peace Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk Sheriff of Norfolk Lord High Admiral of the Wash Captain 1st West Norfolk Militia 1852   A well respected landowner, Henry restored Hunstanton Hall making it his family home in Old Hunstaton following a period of decay spanning some 50 years.  Henry also restored … Continue reading

Lightening Does Strike Twice – Whale on Hunstanton Beach!

Sperm Whale Stranded on Hunstanton Beach off Hunstanton Lighthouse- photo by John Hocknell

These images are posted here with the kind permission of John Hocknell Since the incredible stranding of a whale on Hunstanton Beach on 22 January 2016 we have seen subsequent beachings across The Wash in Lincolnshire and just as things were settling down it happens again!  Who would have thought this terrible event could repeat itself so soon. Approximately 2 miles east from where the other sperm whale had beached and died (between Old Hunstanton and Holme-next-the-Sea) early on the morning of Thursday, 4 February 2016, history repeated itself. It … 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