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

Resounding Support for Hunstanton Carnival 2016

Kings Lynn Ukelele Club - photo by Stella Gooch

With nothing but voluntary donations to keep Hunstanton Carnival growing, Cllr Steve Ellis, Graham Peel and Nicki Bowman have pulled off their best Carnival yet judging by the tremendous numbers filling the streets at this year’s Carnival.  The official opening of the 2016 Carnival which had a theme of “The Best of British” – was conducted by Hunstanton Mayor Cllr James Johnson supported by Carnival Queen, Makayla Rule, and her Princesses (Purity-Rose Ologhoejebi, Lily Rose, Eleanor Hollin and Zerrin Mitchell) and, of course, the ever popular Carnival Lion. Despite an overcast start, with somewhat … Continue reading

Vestments & Flowers Brighten Up Bank Holiday Weekend

Vestments and Flowers Festival Hunstanton - photo by Stella Gooch

St Edmunds Church in Hunstanton is all decked out in an array of colour this bank holiday weekend.  Vestments and floral arrangements depicting the churches liturgical year are on display from Saturday 28 May through to Monday, 30 May 2016. Tour around this beautiful and historic old church and learn about the roles of the church hierarchy from bishop to priest or deacon and the variety of garments worn in the numerous religious rituals carried out throughout the year. The concept of the event is a variation on a traditional … Continue reading

Open Day at Hunstanton Sailing Club

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Hunstanton Sailing and Watersports Centre (Hunstanton Sailing Club) are once again having a Family and Friends Open Day on Sunday, 29 May 2016 – 10am till 4pm – to give as many young people a chance as possible to have a go at some great water activities. Watersports including sailing, socialising and a BBQ too. What a great way to sample what the club has to offer. The upstairs floor of Hunstanton Sailing Club is also due to open the same weekend now that work on it has been completed. … 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

Hunstanton Coffee Shop Opportunity

Rosie prepares to welcome coffee shop visitors

If you have ever wanted to run your own coffee shop in a central high street location by the sea then this could be your big opportunity. Destinations in Hunstanton High Street is looking for someone to run its in-store coffee shop concession.  This is an investment opportunity whereby you have your own business without the start up costs associated with a new business. To make the opportunity even better, the cafe is located centrally in the heart of Hunstanton town centre just minutes from the beach with existing customers … Continue reading

Twinning Hunstanton & USAF 67th Special Ops Squadron

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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

Sleeping Beauty Graces Hunstanton

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The film of Matthew Bourne’s live ballet “Sleeping Beauty” screened at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre on 3 May 2016.  “SLEEPING BEAUTY” was created for the New Adventures 25th birthday celebrations and completed Bourne’s trio of re-imagined Tchaikovsky ballet masterworks beginning in 1992 with “Nutcracker!” followed in 1995, by the reknowned international hit “Swan Lake”. Matthew Bourne directed and choreographed the production working with several of his regular collaborators and New Adventures Associate Artists: Les Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound design).  It is not surprising Matthew … Continue reading