Open Day at Hunstanton Sailing Club

Hunstanton Sailing Club Family and Friends Poster A4 (2) part 1

Hunstanton Sailing and Watersports Centre (Hunstanton Sailing Club) are once again having a Family and Friends Open Day on Sunday, 29 May 2016 – 10am till 4pm – to give as many young people a chance as possible to have a go at some great water activities. Watersports including sailing, socialising and a BBQ too. What a great way to sample what the club has to offer. The upstairs floor of Hunstanton Sailing Club is also due to open the same weekend now that work on it has been completed. … Continue reading

Late May Bank Holiday Bin & Bagged Waste Collection

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  Waste collections for bin and bagged waste will take place one day later next week (31 May – 5 June) because of the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 31 May.  Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday; Tuesday’s collection on Wednesday, and so on. The collection due on Friday 4 June will be collected on Saturday 5 June.  Normal collections will resume on Monday 7 June. Bank Holiday waste collection information can be found on the bin calendars distributed a few weeks ago, and also on the council’s website at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk … Continue reading

Drop in to find out about coastal sea defences

Outfall at Heacham Beach Summer 2013 - photo by Jemma Greef

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and the Environment Agency will be holding drop-in sessions to talk to local residents about coastal sea defences, and how those defences will be funded in future. Vital sea defences between Wolferton Creek and South Hunstanton will only be maintained in the future if the local community and its partners contribute towards the annual costs. At least £132,000 to £180,000 each year is needed to maintain the shingle ridge sea defences between Wolferton Creek and South Hunstanton. Staff from the borough … Continue reading

Hunstanton Coffee Shop Opportunity

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If you have ever wanted to run your own coffee shop in a central high street location by the sea then this could be your big opportunity. Destinations in Hunstanton High Street is looking for someone to run its in-store coffee shop concession.  This is an investment opportunity whereby you have your own business without the start up costs associated with a new business. To make the opportunity even better, the cafe is located centrally in the heart of Hunstanton town centre just minutes from the beach with existing customers … Continue reading

Twinning Hunstanton & USAF 67th Special Ops Squadron

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For almost 60 years a memorial in the Esplanade Gardens was the only visible sign of the shared grief and heroism which united Hunstanton with the USAF 67th Squadron following the terrible 1953 floods.  However, when Flt Sgt Mark Service (official historian from RAF Sculthorpe) invited Hunstanton Civic Society to join together in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the USAF 67th (now based at Mildenhall) this resulted in welcoming the Squadron back to Hunstanton in a special way by giving them the Freedom of the Town (Saturday,4 October 2014) and has now … Continue reading

Sleeping Beauty Graces Hunstanton

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The film of Matthew Bourne’s live ballet “Sleeping Beauty” screened at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre on 3 May 2016.  “SLEEPING BEAUTY” was created for the New Adventures 25th birthday celebrations and completed Bourne’s trio of re-imagined Tchaikovsky ballet masterworks beginning in 1992 with “Nutcracker!” followed in 1995, by the reknowned international hit “Swan Lake”. Matthew Bourne directed and choreographed the production working with several of his regular collaborators and New Adventures Associate Artists: Les Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound design).  It is not surprising Matthew … Continue reading

Silica Sand Proposal for Beach Road, Snettisham

Snettisham Parish Council have issued a notice that the village of Snettisham may have a problem with a major proposal to dig for silica sand in the area to the left of Beach Rd when heading to the sea. It is unknown as yet whether this area will in fact be included in the consultation, but Snettisham Parish Council wishes to make all local residents aware and to prepare for a possible fight against this proposal. An Annual Parish Meeting is to be held on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 and it … Continue reading

Norfolk’s Only Clydesdale Needs Your Help!

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Written by Helen Chester On 30th August 2015, Norfolk’s only Clydesdale, Maverick, who lives in Wiveton,  was injured in an horrific accident where he severed his hind leg. I’m raising money to continue to fight for his life and save this beautiful horse. He’s currently just 23 months old and one of the most loveable characters imaginable, full of life and mischief, who simply deserves a chance. It is believed that Maverick was chased into an electric fence by a loose dog seen in the area on the day his … Continue reading

Hunstanton Neighbourhood Plan 2016

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Your Town Your Choice – Have Your Say – You May Even Win £100 What is a neighbourhood plan? Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011 that means we can shape development in Hunstanton through the production of our own Neighbourhood Plan. Hunstanton Town Council, as a qualifying body, obtained permission from the Local Planning Authority (LPA)  to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan covering the whole area of Hunstanton Town and with other interested parties formed a project Working Party to develop the plan. What … Continue reading