Britain in Bloom Success for Hunstanton

Cllr Elizabeth Watson attended the Britain in Bloom awards in Bristol this evening (16 October 2014) along with Chris Durham, Pat and Leslie Richardson.  A delighted Cllr Watson later telephoned Cllr Mike Ruston (and Secretary of Hunstanton Chamber of Trade) to advise that Hunstanton had achieved the Gold Award in the Britain in Bloom 2014 judging AND Best in Category for Coastal Towns under 12,000. Having just heard how exciting this is I could not wait for the official press release to share!  The official press release will no doubt … Continue reading

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary Reopens 10 months After Flood

Mathew Price as Jack Sparrow - photo by Stella Gooch

The creatures of Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary are now properly re-settled in their new and improved homes located on Hunstanton prom. The renewed Sea Life Sanctuary has built in practical “insurance” so that in the event of another flood disaster more time can be allowed for the staff to ensure the safety of the animals and themselves. In particular, these improvements will help ensure the creatures maintain optimum body temperature. Measures have also been taken to ensure that any necessary future flood damage works are minimised.  Essential electrical services have … Continue reading

Christmas Concert – 6 Dec 2014

Friends of St Nicholas’ Church, Dersingham have a special 2014 Christmas concert lined up to take place in the church at 7.30pm on 6 December 2014.   Tickets are available in advance at £9 or on the door at £10.  All enquiries to: 01553 631124 or 01485 540865/540081. The concert line up includes David Stowell and Bilton Silver (Rugby) Band who were formed in 1893, over 120 years ago.Over the years, Bilton Silver (Rugby) Band’s mission has been to serve its community, both in encouraging the young (and the not … Continue reading

Old Time Music Hall Comes to Hunstanton

Chairman Sean Rollason does ventiloquism - photo by Stella Gooch

Many years ago my mother in law and I regularly visited The Players Theatre in London to enjoy “Old Time Music Hall” acts and a lovely dinner.  When I heard that there was to be an Old Time Music Hall evening in Hunstanton Town Hall I had to tell my mother in law about it and ensure we supported the event on Thursday, 9 October 2014. Fun and laughter was abundant from start to finish and my mother in law and I had a brilliant time.  Sean Rollason (fondly known … Continue reading

Friday Focus: Alex Stickels – Support Group Leader, Hunstanton Fibromyalgia Support Group

Alex Stickels

How long have you been involved in your organization and what made you create it? I started the King’s Lynn Support Group in December 2013, when I found out that there wasn’t one in that area. I found a support group in Sittingbourne in Kent to be very beneficial to myself and the local community and I wanted to be able to help people up here when I moved into the area. The King’s Lynn group was held after hours in Hanse House, along the South Quay, where my partner … Continue reading

Historic Freedom of the Town Granted to USAF 67th Squadron

Flag bearers for USAF 67th Squadron on Hunstanton Green - photo by Stella Gooch

“Thank you for your help in 1953″ was written on the plaque in the window of High Street shop, Past & Presents, as part of their prize winning window display to welcome USAF 67th Squadron to Hunstanton.  This sentiment has been very much at the heart of the townpeople since that tragic flood and remains true many years later in 2014.  To underline the strength of feeling for Reis Leming and the USAF 67th Squadron, Hunstanton today opened its arms as wide as it could to welcome the 67th. Although … Continue reading

Hunstanton Community Choir Begins their New Season

Hunstanton Community Choir at West Norfolk Older Persons' Forum - photo courtesy of HCC

Posted by Diane Sheldon Following a break in August, the Hunstanton Community Choir, supporte The West Norfolk Older Persons’ Forum at The Town Hall on 10 September where 30 members of the Choir performed some of their favourite songs. During the forum, coffee and lunch breaks the Choir offered their own interpretation of light refreshment in the form of such tunes as “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “I Dreamed a Dream” & “All That Jazz”. The Choir numbers may have been much smaller than usual, just about a third were able … Continue reading

West Norfolk Tweetup Off With the Birds

West Norfolk Tweetup logo

Forthcoming Tweetups: 15 Oct 11am @Lynn_Museum 15 Oct 11am @NorBusinessLibrary @TheForumNorwich The tweetup held on 22 September 2014 at ECS Computers in Kings Lynn was a highly entertaining one, not to mention highly educational.  Ermine Amies of Sandler Training (@Sandler_Ermine) gave a mini seminar about birds.  Yes birds!  We were asked to reel off the basic characteristics we associate with Eagles, Owls, Doves and Parrots and great debate was had throughout. Stella of @smgvirtualpa, Rosie of @norfolkletting, Ken of @sociale-ready as the management team of @ECSComputers all took part in … Continue reading

Norfolk Recycling Changes Begin 1 October 2014

Plastic bottle tops and bottles - recycling

Posted by Norfolk Waste Partnership – Recycling in Norfolk has never been easier! Join Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution! From Wednesday, 1 October 2014, residents across Norfolk will be able to recycle a whole range of materials in the kerbside collection that previously would have gone to landfill or need to be taken to recycling banks or household recycling centres. Thanks to the Norfolk Waste Partnership, recycling in Norfolk is being revolutionised. From 1 October 2014, bottle and jars, cartons, and plastic pots, tubs and trays can be recycled alongside cans, paper … Continue reading

Freedom of Hunstanton for USAF 67th Squadron 4 Oct 2014

Proposed route for Freedom of Hunstanton parade 4 Oct

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 role the squadron played during the tidal flood of 1953. At 11.45 am, led by the Norwich Pipe Band the USAF 67TH SOS will parade from Sandringham Road towards The Spinney (adjacent Westgate Road) where there will be a ceremony formally granting the squadron Freedom of Hunstanton at approximately 12 noon. The parade will then proceed through … Continue reading