Work Experience With Lucy Pickup

Lucy Pickup - photo by Stella Gooch

This summer, Hunstanton-On-Line supported the Smithdon High School Work Experience Scheme and accepted Lucy Pickup on a two week work experience placement from 7 – 18 July 2014.  The two weeks were very full on and Lucy was kept pretty busy to say the least.  The net result of the work put in by both Lucy and myself was some great reporting on Hunstanton and Heacham In Bloom as well as reporting on shopping in and around the High Street. I was so pleased for Lucy when she told me … Continue reading

Lifestyles Back on the Agenda After a Year Off 19-21 Sept 2014

Hunstanton Lifestyles - tents on beach - photo by Stella Gooch

Since Hunstanton’s Lifestyles Festival had last year off, many extreme sports fans will be feeling withdrawal symptoms by now. Thousands of dedicated enthusiasts are now expected to head for Hunstanton this weekend as Lifestyles Festival hits the town. An action packed three day event is planned for 19-21 September 2014 with kite surfer elite competing for recognition in British Kitesports competitions. Hunstanton Green will be alive with activities ranging from live music and a Volkswagon Show. Visitors to the Festival will be able to watch extreme climbing, parkour, BMXing and … Continue reading

Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution is plastic fantastic

Norfolk Waste Partnership LOGO

Residents across Norfolk will soon be able to recycle a whole range of additional plastic materials in their kerbside recycling collection. Norfolk’s councils in conjunction with Norfolk Environmental Waste Service (NEWS) are working to revolutionise the way we recycle in the county.  From 1 October, residents will be able to include plastic pots, tubs and trays in their recycling along with their plastic bottles and bottle tops. Cllr John Fisher, Chair of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, explained: “This change to the recycling service will make it so much easier for … Continue reading

Hunstanton & Heacham Get Gold

West Norfolk in Bloom logo

Hunstanton and Heacham have been awarded Gold once again in the 2014 Anglia in Bloom Awards which had 22 entrants. Overall winner was Filby and South Wootton, Downham Market and King’s Lynn each attained Silver Gilt Awards. In the park awards, Tower Gardens and The Walks, King’s Lynn each gained a Silver Gilt and Central Park, King’s Lynn, was awarded Silver. Mintlyn Crematorium and Hardwick Cemetery were also recognised, gaining a Silver Gilt and Silver respectively. Anglia in Bloom encourages active participation by members of the community in caring for … Continue reading

Repairs to Hunstanton Prom


Posted by Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Essential repairs to Hunstanton Promenade are set to start on Monday, 15 September 2014. The emergency repairs became necessary following damage sustained during the tidal surge along the east coast on 5 December 2013. This work, along with other ongoing repairs to the sea defences, will be carried out on behalf of the borough council and the Environment Agency by C G Godfrey.  It is anticipated that the work will last around 8 weeks and cost around £139,000.  The works have … Continue reading

Freedom of Hunstanton granted to flood saviours


Published by Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk On 4 October the United States Air Force’s 67th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall, will be granted Freedom of Hunstanton in recognition of the vital role they played during the 1953 flood. Whilst honouring the squadron, the town will also remember one particular member, Reis Leming, who single-handedly saved 27 people. Mr Leming’s widow, Kathy, and son, Michael will be granted Freedom of Hunstanton as a tribute to Mr Leming, who … Continue reading

Friday Focus: John Crofts, Headmaster at Glebe House School

John- Crofts of Glebe House School, Hunstanton

Now the children have returned to school many of us are focussed on getting back to the normal school rythym so its an ideal time to introduce John Crofts, Headmaster at Glebe House School. How long have you been involved in Glebe House School and what made you join the organisation? I became Headmaster in January 2005 when I moved from being Deputy Head at Bedford School in search of my first Headship. What was/is your primary motivator for doing this role? A desire to run my own ‘ship’. What … Continue reading

High Street Day Planned in Hunstanton 7 September 2014

Hunny High Street Day 7 Sept 2014

The first ever Hunstanton High Street Day has been arranged for Sunday, 7 September 2014.  The initiative was born just recently when Hunstanton Mayor, Cllr Carol Bower, was approached by Nikki Bowman from Chives with a view to holding a High Street Day. Thanks to the costs being shared by ten High Street businesses the main attraction has been confirmed as, live band “Delta Pilots” who will entertain outside M and Co on Hunstanton High Street from 1pm till 5pm.  John Henry Roper from Hunstanton Fairground is providing kiddie swings … Continue reading

Friday Focus: Debbie Harrington of Norfolk Home & Garden

Debbie Harrington of Norfolk Home and Garden

Meet Debbie Harrington, owner/operator of Norfolk Home and Garden in the centre of Hunstanton High Street. How long have you been involved in your organization? The shop will have been open 4 years in November. Were you already in this part of West Norfolk or did you move here to take up your role? I moved to Hunstanton just over 7 years ago from Wisbech. I started the business by exhibiting at various shows and events around the country for 3 years. Although that was a lot of fun and … Continue reading

5 Star Rating for Searles Leisure Resort

Searles Leisure Resort Outdoor Pool Complex

Family run, Searles, has been operaring since 1954 when it was founded by William and Alice Searle. Today, it remains a family business and is operated by brothers and sister Paul, Andrew and Joanna Searle who continue to grow the business in the 21st century so that many more families can come and enjoy their holidays at the Hunstanton-based resort. Searles boasts bars, restaurants, clubs, shops, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and other leisure activities. The site has 162 holiday hire fleet, 350 privately owned holiday homes and over 300 … Continue reading