Friday Focus: Jenny & Helen at The Princess Theatre

Jenny Chapman - Volunteer Steward at The Princess Theatre

When the Princess Theatre was put out to private tender by the Borough Council it hit some difficulties on its road to finding a way forward to establish it for years to come. Thanks to a local consortium and support from a team of volunteers the theatre continues to operate. But who are the volunteers who support the smooth running of the theatre and, indeed, help ensure we still have a theatre? Meet Jenny Chapman, Volunteer Steward.  Jenny, overseen by Helen Baxter, Box Office Manager manages the work of the … Continue reading

Old Hunstanton Flower Festival 15-17 August

Old Hunstanton Flower Festival display from 2012 - photo by Rob Topliss

The Old Hunstanton Flower Festival has been an annual event at St Mary’s Church, Old Hunstanton, for more than 40 years.  This year’s Flower Festival will take place on 15-17 August 2014.  The theme this year is ‘Your favourite book’ with literary-inspired floral creations anticipated along with a full programme of events and entertainment throughout the weekend. “We are working hard on creating a fantastic weekend for Norfolk residents and visitors alike, ensuring that this is an unmissable event in the summer calendar,” says David Johnson, one of the Old … Continue reading

KLFM #TouroftheTowns Back in Hunstanton

Simon Rowe with 2620 Squadron from RAF Marham 12Aug2014 - photo by Stella Gooch

Posted by Stella Gooch Photos by Stella Gooch KLFM’s #TouroftheTowns visited Hunstanton in late May this year, basing themselves at The Hunstanton Ice Cream Company  in The Pavillion.  The day was so successful and enjoyable the gang have returned but this time to the Hunstanton Spinney outside Cafe Legge. The team were joined by cuddly SuperTrooper who delighted many of the children who stopped by. Two members of 2620 Squadron from RAF Marham came to interview with Simon Rowe and the team in the Spinney.  It was amusing to see … Continue reading

Voting On-Line Now Possible


For the first time ever, people can register to vote online. Letters should go out to voters around mid-August to inform you of changes to the electoral registration system.  The Individual Electoral Registration system (IER) makes every eligible voter individually responsible for registering themselves to vote. Most people will be told they don’t have to do anything as they will automatically be added to the new system. But it is important that you check you are registered to ensure you are able to vote in elections. If you’ve just turned 18 or you’ve not … Continue reading

Regenerating Hunstanton – Aug 2014 Update

Trumpeter entertains at The Spinney - photo by Lucy Pickup

Posted by Stella Gooch Photos by Lucy Pickup and Stella Gooch Regeneration projects in Hunstanton have been on-going for some time and there have been a lot of changes over the past year.  Not everyone has happily embraced all the changes for all sorts of reasons but one thing is certain, Hunstanton moves forward and there has been noticeable efforts to declutter and brighten up the High Street which were funded and completed by Norfolk County Council to complement the Spinney enhancements. Residents and visitors may now be interested to … Continue reading

Friday Focus: Lisa Powell, Town Clerk at Hunstanton Town Council

Lisa Powell - Hunstanton Town Clerk - photo by Elaine Bird

How long have you been involved in Hunstanton Town Council and what made you join? I joined the Town Council nearly 10 years ago as Deputy Clerk but became Clerk within a few months. I had always had an interest in politics and was very involved in community groups so this seemed like my ideal job. Were you already in this part of West Norfolk or did you move here to take up your role? I moved to West Norfolk about 20 years ago from London but am originally from … Continue reading

Heacham Carnival Has a Great Turnout

Overall winners, Heacham Carnival 2014 - The Red (B)arrows - photo by Stella Gooch

Posted by Stella Gooch Photos by Stella Gooch Heacham Carnival was blessed with perfect Carnival Parade weather on Sunday, 3 August 2014. The car boot and Fete was underway early on as usual and the lovely day brought out the visitors in great numbers as you would expect. The Carnival Parade was made up of a great variation of different floats and assembled at College Drive as planned. The Lynn News were there taking photos and the float entries were full of excited children including the lovely Carnival Queen Amelia … Continue reading

Friday Focus: Kate Dunbar, Chairman of Henry Le Strange Community Orchard

Kate Dunbar - Chair of Henry Le Strange Community Orchard

How long have you been involved in the Community Orchard and what made you create it? Several people had mentioned to me that they would like to plant fruit trees in the town, so I decided to make it one of my missions when I became a town councillor. After careful research, I decided to do my best to make it happen and help plant a community orchard. That was four years ago now. Were you already in this part of West Norfolk or did you move here to take … Continue reading

Princess Theatre Launches New Terrace

View from one side to the other looking towards Hunstanton town - photo by Stella Gooch

Posted by Stella Gooch Photos by Stella Gooch It was a wonderful day to officially “launch” the new terrace at The Princess Theatre in Hunstanton this lunch time.  Cllr Nick Daubney and Mayor of Hunstanton, Cllr Carol Bower, joined Brian Hallard to cut the ribbon and declare the terrace officially open as local business owners and Councillors enjoyed Pimms, wine and canapes on the newly built terrace overlooking the sea.  In the lead up to the official opening there was live music on the piano thanks to Mike Tandy of … Continue reading

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

Pastor at Living Waters prepares to open - photo by Lucy Pickup

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