Sunny Hunny Fun Day 6 Sept 2015

Delta Pilots

Last year we had a High Street in Hunstanton which really livened up the High Street – it was almost a street party. This year, it’s back and now rebranded the “Sunny Hunny Fun Day”.  Still based on the High Street and Spinney areas, it promises to be another great day of entertainment and fun for the family. The Delta Pilots will entertain us outside M&Co, the bouncy castle is on the Spinney, there will be stalls and more. So watch out for updates nearer the time. … Continue reading

Bircham Windmill Country Day 25 May 2015

Lucy performs dressage at Bircham Country Day - photo by Elly Chalmers

The sheep are all looking forward to having their wool off at Bircham Windmill and feeling some of that gorgeous British sunshine on their backs! Bircham Windmill will have the sheep shearers in along with their annual sheep race on the programme this Bank Holiday Monday, 25 May 2015. Inspired by the 2015 general election the team at Bircham Windmill have decided to hold a rerun – will it still be ‘David Rameron’ or will ‘Ed Wooliband’ pip him at the post? The resident sheep are currently in training and have to … Continue reading

Blue Flag (and Seaside Award Too) for Sunny Hunny in 2015

Photo by Stella Gooch

Hunstanton’s main beach has received the coveted Blue Flag Award for its water quality in 2015.  The new was well received in the resort.  Blue Flag and Seaside Awards are given by Keep Britain Tidy and are awarded to beaches that meet the very highest standards of cleanliness and provide excellent information and facilities.  Hunstanton has long maintained such standards. EU regulations on water quality were recently enhanced so winning this award is a fantastic achievement for the town and will further help boost a growing tourism economy. Hunstanton Mayor, … Continue reading

Mods and Rockers to Hit Hunstanton 13 Sept

Mods and Rockers 13 Sept 2015

Mods and Rockers are a sight to see when out on the road in a convoy of motorbikes. This September we will be treated to exactly that! Blazing a trail from Wisbech through Kings Lynn right on to The Green at Hunstanton will be Mods and Rockers especially dressed for the occasion.  Come admire the best dressed among them and the classic scooters and bikes and listen to the sounds of live band “Scooted and Booted”.. The whole event is designed to entertain and raise much needed funds for the Cambridgeshire … Continue reading

Back to Life for Dunkirk Lifeboat, Lucy Lavers

Restored Lucy Lavers lauch

The story of the restoration work for the now famous “Lucy Lavers” Dunkirk lifeboat has been widely reported by many news media including the BBC and the launch event to show off the restored boat ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation created more interest. The sun shone on lifeboat Lucy Lavers for her first public appearance. From 10am on Saturday 11th April, Rescue Wooden Boats’ Visitors’ Centre was busy with visitors; by noon, more than 300 people had gathered for the glorious lifeboat’s Pre-Launch event.  Anneka Rice, The Bishop of Lynn and Wendy Pritchard … Continue reading

International Composting Week – Special Offers

BCKLWN logo

It’s International Compost Awareness Week (4-10 May) and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk’s is offering advice via its website and signposting residents to the Get Composting website, where Norfolk County Council has negotiated some great offers for home composting bins. Local residents can now buy one composting bin and get another half-price – all for under £30. Nathan Johnson, Public Open Space Manager for the Borough Council, said:  “We welcome home composting as a natural, old-fashioned way for residents to recycle organic domestic and garden waste to get a ready supply of low-cost compost for gardens and houseplants.  … Continue reading

Sea Horse Nursery Nurse at Hunstanton Sea Life Centre

Natalie Emmerson, Hunstanton Sea Life Sea Horse Team, checks on a baby sea horse

Aquarist Natalie Emmerson has been entrusted with a very special job…nurse to a fast-growing litter of baby seahorses. Feeding and caring for around 20 fast-growing baby Australian big-bellied seahorses is a huge responsibility for the 28-year-old Natalie Emmerson, a displays team member at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary.  Experienced senior colleague Chris Power advises and supervises, but he has been quick to harness Natalie’s natural ‘maternal’ instincts and assign her as chief seahorse nursery nurse in his absence. Now around six weeks old, the 20 babies have grown tenfold, from around … Continue reading

New ‘Seaside Chef of the Year’ Award Up For Grabs By Hunstanton Chefs

Seaside Chef of the Year Award 2015

Seaside chefs in Hunstanton can now battle it out to put their resort on Britain’s culinary map, thanks to a new ‘Seaside Chef of the Year Award’ created by England and Wales’ ‘Best Bistro. Aspect Bar and Bistro, in the Lancashire seaside resort of Morecambe, scooped its national title in the FOOD Awards 2014.  It is now seeking to champion fine and quality dining experiences in other seaside resorts, to help change the public perception of food served by the seaside. Its new Seaside Chef of the Year competition is … Continue reading

Elections 2015 in the Hunstanton District

Polling Station Signage

Our right to vote has cost lives and is integral to our democracy. On 7 May 2015 there will be national and local elections.  Hunstanton Town Council and the Borough of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk each have elections and a good number of candidates to choose from.  Use your vote wisely. To make it easier for you to find the list of candidates we have made the lists (saved from the Borough Council website on 23 April 2015) downloadable here. Download the list of local borough council candidates 2015 … Continue reading

My Local Guide Unveils Multi-Channelled Marketing for Hunstanton & Heacham

MLG team - Tim Hurrell - Krystian Tatum - Debbir Harrington - Stella Gooch - Sophie Harrington - Charlotte Cadman - photo by Elaine Bird

Friday, 17 April 2015 saw the unveiling of the newly formed My Local Guide – West Norfolk, a marketing machine offering sustainable long term growth and benefits to local businesses initially in Hunstanton and Heacham.  Four local businesses have united to introduce a dynamic marketing initiative for coastal towns and cities around the UK with Hunstanton and the surrounding areas being the first to experience it.  The new marketing machine harnesses the latest technology and aims to promote businesses and encourage more visitors to boost the tourism economy.  It is … Continue reading