Rebranding for Hunstanton’s “The Mustard Seed” to “Living Waters”

Hunstanton’s only religious lounge, “The Mustard Seed” has been open for almost 9 years and run mostly by volunteers from The Way Christian Fellowship and other local churches. Visitors to The Mustard Seed will have noticed that their retreat has recently been rebranded “Living Waters” but nothing else should change. Pastor Daniel Holland said, “Many hundreds, if not thousands, of people have visited over the years, many finding peace, healing through prayer and Christian friendship.” The Way Christian Fellowship in Hunstanton has a congregation of approx 40. The Mustard Seed … Continue reading

Snettisham Beach Right of Way Victory Celebrated

Holcombe Duo Entertain the Snettisham Beach Right of Way Supporters & Campaigners - photo by Stella Gooch

Post by Stella Gooch Photos by Stella Gooch Campaigners for the Snettisham Beach right of way – and supporters too – assembled on the beach at Snettisham to meet with national ITV reporter, Kate Prout, around 10.30am this morning.  Following official confirmation yesterday that the beach footpath right of way campaign had been successful, close to a hundred supporters waited to finally meet and congratulate those at the heart of the campaign.  Everyone heartily expressed their support as well as their relief that the proceedings had finally come to an … Continue reading

Night Life in Hunstanton?!!

O'Quigleys Grand Opening

Posted by Stella Gooch Who says there is no night life in Hunstanton! On Friday, 24 July 2014, I toddled along to find out what O’Quigley’s opening of its new “posh” upstairs was all about.  Curiosity took me downstairs to an old fashioned and cute snug bar but after enjoying a quiet drink decided to explore upstairs. “Upstairs” turned out to be the former Chinese restaurant refurbished into a bar!  A fantastic party atmosphere was in abundance with loads of – predominantly ’80s – soul and Motown music thanks to … Continue reading

Right of Way APPROVED – It’s Official!

No Public Access signs to be removed 100% from Snettisham Right of Way footpath

Posted by Stella Gooch The long-awaited decision of the Public Enquiry was issued at approx midday on 26 July 2014 confirming that the local landowners do not have an exclusive right to private access across Snettisham beach much to the delight of campaigner Lilian Richardson in favour of public access who said: “The Inspector was very fair and allowed people to speak in support of the footpath, when they popped into the Enquiry. The campaigners had done as much as they could and prayed the correct decision would be given … Continue reading

High Street Shopping by the Sea

Joke Shop- Photo by Lucy Pickup

Traditionally High Streets have included a butcher, baker and candlestick-maker and they have consistently evolved over the years. The twenty first century has changed apothecaries to pharmacies like Boots the Chemist and a range of technology based shops, such as Hughs Electrical, have been added. The average High Street is typically the main shopping street in a town and has been predominant in the UK since the 1960s but the term “High Street” has become a phrase to describe primary shopping areas rather than just a street name. Hunstanton is … Continue reading

On the Trail of Hunstanton and Heacham in Bloom 2014

Moss Bakery's Wildflower Cart - photo by Stella Gooch

Posted by Stella Gooch and Lucy Pickup Photos by Stella Gooch and Lucy Pickup 2014 sees RHS Britain in Bloom celebrating its first 50 years since it was initiated in 1963 by the British Tourist Board. It is the largest horticultural project in the UK and the event inspires all our cities, towns and villages to make the best of their local environments. There are countless regional In Bloom groups such as Anglia in Bloom and then you have the towns and villages which compete within their regions. Participation in … Continue reading

Hunstanton Bowls Tournament 2014

Hunstanton Bowls Tournament 2014 - photo by Stella Gooch

In the midst of the Hunstanton in Bloom judging more than 250 bowlers competed in the Hunstanton and District Open Bowls Tournament at Cliff Parade Bowls Club last week.  The annual even was run by the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk in conjunction with the Cliff Parade Bowls Club Committee.  Competitors were welcomed from as far as Hertfordshire, Leicestershire and Essex. This major annual event ran smoothly thanks to Sue and Tony Clare and their team from the Cliff Parade Bowls Club with umpiring support from Jeff … Continue reading

Making our communities bloom

Flower bed in Esplanade Gardens, Hunstanton - photo by Lucy Pickup

Posted by Lucy Pickup, Smithdon High School (year 10) Photos by Lucy Pickup Hunstanton in Bloom is a fantastic event that brings a community of all ages together, and makes the town look beautifully unique. It is also a great way of passing on the gardening bug! The bright coloured beds attract people every year to observe the efforts put in by the dedicated workers and people often return year after year to admire the high standard of work produced. Hunstanton in Bloom is sponsored by many different businesses and … Continue reading

Attending a tweetup

West Norfolk tweetup LOGO

Posted by Lucy Pickup, Smithdon High School (Year 10) I found out over the weekend that i’d be attending my first tweetup at Caithness Crystal on Monday 14th July 2014. I had a vague idea of what a tweetup was. However, I did not know what to expect at a tweetup. How many people would there be?  What kind of people would attend? What topic of conversation would there be?  Would it be about computers and networking or something completely random? I have now learned that a tweetup: lets people … Continue reading

Friday Focus: Beth Harding (aged 14), Youth Team Instructor at Hunstanton Sailing Club

Beth Harding, Hunstanton Sailing Club Youth Team Instructor

How long have you been involved in Hunstanton Sailing Club and what made you join? My family joined the club 4 years ago so I could learn to Kayak.  I have now become Youth Team Instructor at the club. Were you already in this part of West Norfolk or did you move here to take up your role? I live in Rushden, Northamptonshire and we have a static caravan at Manor Park in Hunstanton. What is your primary motivator for doing this role? To try and encourage youngsters to get … Continue reading