Elections 2015 in the Hunstanton District

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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

And Finally …Phil Collins, ‘The Best Of Phil Collins Part 2’ Tour Comes to Hunstanton

On Saturday, 9 May 2015, And Finally…Phil Collins, recognized in 2013 by the industry at the ‘National Tribute Awards’ as the ‘OFFICIAL No.1’ tribute show to the man himself, comes to Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre. The show has built a reputation over the last six years of touring as one of the UK’s leading Tribute Shows, taking a fresh approach each year to performing the music of Phil Collins at the highest possible level. Following the massive box office success of 2014’s ‘Best Of Phil Collins Tour’ it seemed logical to … Continue reading

Hunstanton and Heacham-On-Line Join Forces With My-Local.Guide!

BIGGEST CHANGE IN DEVELOPMENT OF OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY WEBSITES IN 10 YEARS Since January 2005, Stella Gooch has been promoting our local area to the world initially via www.heacham-on-line.co.uk swiftly followed by www.hunstanton-on-line.co.uk and subsequently there were moves towards a similar arrangement for Dersingham and Snettisham under www.norfolk-on-line.co.uk . From just one website receiving 84,000 hits in 2005 the suite of local sites achieved 1.5 million hits in 2011 and continues to receive 1.2 – 1.5 million hits per annum. Operating expenses came from advertising revenue but owing to lack … Continue reading

Are You Registered to Vote in May 2015?

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Your vote matters! Make sure you are registered to vote for the May 2015 elections 7 May 2015 is Election Day ad parliamentary, borough and parish elections will all take place.  The Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk encourages all residents to make sure they are registered to vote. An exciting development in our local elections is that the number of candidates standing for Hunstanton Town Council is at 24. Electoral Services Manager Mary Colangelo explained: “With the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration last year, it is now … Continue reading

Pollution Not a Problem on Hunstanton Cliffs

Hunstanton Cliffs with a Black Substance

A section of Hunstanton cliffs caused a bit of a stir recently. It was thought that a black substance seen flowing down the resort’s cliffs and onto the beach below could be caused by pollution. However, findings by Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk showed that there was no need for concern as dirty water mixed with soil passing through the sewer had created the black substance. It is believed that this is a temporary situation and matters will soon return to normal.  So we can all look … Continue reading

Blossom Day is Sat, 2 May 2015

Blossom Day Sat 2 May 2015 1pm-5pm

It is hard to believe that a full 12 months have passed since Blossom Day 2014 but it is that time of year once more. Hunstanton’s Community Orchard, Avenue Road will be a hive of community activity for all the family on Saturday, 2nd May. Promoting all aspects of our local community is a key feature of this popular family day out.  If you are part of a community organisation and would like a stall for FREE to showcase your community group or are a small business with something unique … Continue reading

Quilting, Sewing & Embroidery Centre Opens in Hunstanton

K&K long arm quilting machine - photo courtesy of K&K Quilting

EAST ANGLIA’S QUILTING, SEWING AND EMBROIDERY CENTRE OPENED BY K&K IN HUNSTANTON This Easter saw the opening of a totally new visitor attraction for those of us who enjoy being creative using sewing, embroidery and quilting skills. From their humble Greevegate workshop base, K&K has come of age and now opened a magnificent new retail centre and workshop at Unit 20, Harlequin House, Beach Terrace, Hunstanton, just next to the main Car Park and opposite the Waterside Bar. The family run K&K will continue their sewing operations, making curtains, blinds, loose covers … Continue reading

Art Gallery Fills the Gap at Previous Hunstanton Model Shop

Sonia Williams shows us her paintings - photo by Stella Gooch

Hunstanton Models relocated from their 4 Northgate to Hunstanton High Street before Christmas 2014 and their old home has since remained empty.   Owner, Sonia Williams, a dedicated artist has decided to turn the shop space into a gallery to show off her paintings whilst a new tenant is found for the premises. Sonia has a huge array of oil and water colour paintings on display at her new gallery including landscapes, flowers and even portraits. The gallery opened on Saturday, 4 April and is now opening regularly as follows: Fridays … Continue reading

MacMillan Cancer Gets a Boost From Local Support

Irene Elton, Charlotte Cadman, Sophie Harrington & Krystian Tatum get ready to welcome Coffee Morning Guests - photo by Stella Gooch

Krystian Tatum and his team rolled out the red carpet to support MacMillan Cancer at their High Street based Travel Agency, Destinations on Thursday, 2 April 2015.  Krystian opened his doors to host a Coffee Morning fundraiser for MacMillan Cancer Support, donated and served delicious cake, tea and coffee to Easter holidaymakers.  The event raised £90 on the day for a worthwhile cause. Initiator of the Coffee Morning was Boots Store Manager, Irene Elton, who very much appreciated the support of Krystian and his team.  Irene will be trekking in Macchu Piccu in Peru this October to … Continue reading