Spinney & High Street Enhancement Programme

Pedestrian improvement works around the Spinney area are underway, with the new walls constructed and kerbing and paving in pedestrian areas being laid. Works in the High Street remain on programme and will be completed  by Friday 15th November as previously advised. To compensate for lost parking spaces during these works, one hour free parking is being offered at Central car park next to the Princess Theatre. Work on the circular performance area at the top of the Spinney, which will be the focal point of the new layout, has … Continue reading

Spinney delay won’t disrupt Christmas celebrations

Council officials have today confirmed that a delay to the delivery of specialist slabs, which would form the paved focal point in Hunstanton’s Spinney, will not interfere with plans for move the Christmas tree to Spinney and create some festive sparkle leading in to the High Street. Works to Hunstanton’s High Street are taking place as planned, with a road closure in place between today, Monday 4 November, and Friday 15 November.  Access to properties and access for deliveries will be maintained.  Parking on the High Street will not be available … Continue reading

Hunstanton High Street Enhancements – Public Announcement

Norfolk County Council  have recently announced the following: Click to download pdf of work plans K6047-MP-HS-003 Hunstanton – High Street Enhancements Pedestrian improvement works around the Spinney are well underway, including works at the junction with High Street. As previously advised, works in High Street are due to be carried out under a road closure between Monday 4th and Friday 15th November. Access to properties within the closure and for deliveries will be maintained, with personnel on site to assist, but parking along the High Street will not be available. … Continue reading

Hunstanton In Bloom

Carpet of Cornflowers pave the way into Hunstanton - photo by Stella Gooch

Hunstanton’s High Street and promenade have been festooned with flowers each year since Hunstanton gained support from local businesses.  The results have been impressive with numerous floral displays in evidence throughout the town including a welcoming carpet of Cornflowers as you approach Hunstanton.  Maintenance of the flowers and shrubs are carried out by a team of volunteers and as many as 44 local businesses. Over the years the baskets and plants have settled in and the standard for the town has been maintained to a consistent high standard. Judges for … Continue reading

Lifestyles Extreme Sports Festival for 2010 – 2012

The Lifestyles Extreme Sports Festival began in 2005 and was held annually right through to summer 2012.  The event ensured Hunstanton’s reputation as an extreme sports destination. This reputation ensured the return of the British Kite Surfing Association for many years.    In 2010, Richard Gowers, BKSA Chairman, explained: “Hunstanton is just a perfect venue for us.  The event brings a real buzz to the town, and our competitors really enjoy all the activity that is going on alongside the competition.  The event attracts some superb talent, which means we … Continue reading

Hunstanton Carnival Highlights 2010 – 2012

Carnival 2012 - 1stplace goes to Hunny Yarns - photo by Stella Gooch

Hunstanton Carnival 2012 goes on despite ropey weather The sun fought hard to keep Hunstanton Carnival’s show on the road at the 2012 Carnival but wind and rain caused many problems. Soon after the early birds had set up their stalls, the headaches began. Initially, the Rotary Club gazebo was uplifted by the wind, despite being weighted down, and (I think) caused some damage to a nearby car. The Sedgeford Primary School gazebo and numerous others, which were not quite so sturdy, stood no chance against the fierceness of the … Continue reading

Blue Flag & other beach awards for Hunstanton 2013

Beach goers enjoy a beautiful day on Hunstanton Beach - photo by Stella Gooch

HUNSTANTON awarded prestigious Seaside Award It was announced that Hunstanton beach has won a new award in May 2013.  Keep Britain Tidy has announcedthat the town’s main beach had received a Seaside Award.  The seaside award was introduced this year to replace the Quality Cast Award. West Norfolk Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, Elizabeth Nockolds, has welcomed the award. She said: “This is great and shows what great quality Hunstanton is. To get the minimum standard a beach has to be a good clean safe beach.” Sadly the … Continue reading

Olympic Flame arrives in West Norfolk

Torch Relay Team approaches the track at Lynnsport

The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay travelled through West Norfolk en route from Peterborough to Norwich.  Hordes of well wishers lined the streets of Kings Lynn to welcome the flame and the Olympic Torch Bearers. On what was day 47 of the relay the Olympic flame was carried from the South Gate along London Road, past Greyfriars Tower and St James Swimming Pool, turning left into Blackfriars Street and along into the Vancouver Quarter and then on to Tuesday Market Place by way of the High Street. Traffic holds up … Continue reading

Kings Lynn & District Model Engineers at Hunstanton Carnival 2011

Two Foden traction engines belonging to KDLME member

At the 2011 Hunstanton Carnival was a stall for the Kings Lynn & District Model Engineers Club who were actively promoting their very own Miniature Railway which they operate in King’s Lynn. (The stall was sponsored by Hunstanton Model Shop.) I bet you didn’t know it even existed. Hidden beside the Lynnsport Leisure Centre, there is a miniature Railway that is open every Sunday afternoon between Easter and the end of October, giving rides behind miniature steam and diesel locomotives for a modest 50p. The children love it, and the … Continue reading

Olympics are the inspiration for West Norfolk Let’s Get Active events

Olympian, Paul Evans & Olly the Elephant support Olympic hopefuls and young Sports Leaders from Smithdon High School alongside Cllrs Watson and Bower - photo by Stella Gooch

Organisers of the Let’s Get Active 2012 campaign are hoping that the 1948 Olympic Torch will spark interest in sporting activities in the borough and inspire even more people to make regular activity a part of their lifestyle in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics. The Let’s Get Active committee is working with our local communities to offer Olympic-inspired events throughout the year.  Highlights include a tour involving the 1948 Olympic Torch (2-5 June 2012) being led by the West Norfolk Sports Council, where the 1948 torch will be … Continue reading