Creating a ‘Living Landscape’ around Lynn

Norfolk Wildlife Trust staff are breaking out of their Roydon Common nature reserve to help local communities to create a ‘Living Landscape’ in and around Kings Lynn. Focusing on the Gaywood River and its surrounding Valley, NWT’s Gemma Walker and Mark Webster will be running activities at the same time every week from October onwards, [...]

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Raising a glass to Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution!

From Wednesday, 1 October 2014, residents across Norfolk will be able to recycle glass bottles and jars in their normal recycling bin. For many, this will be the first time they have been able to recycle bottles and jars at the kerbside. Cllr John Fisher, Chair of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, explained: “Norfolk councils are [...]

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Beautiful Norfolk Coast inspires artist

The wide expanses of the beautiful North Norfolk Coast has inspired professional artist Mari French while creating some of her dramatic and colourful mixed-media paintings. Mari, who lives in the village of Harpley near King’s Lynn, also derives inspiration from the likes of the ruins of a Cornish tin mine, or the decaying exterior of [...]

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Saying NO to hate crime across Norfolk

A campaign to make Norfolk a county free from Hate Crime will get under way during October. Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place from 12th to 18th October, starting off with a bed push around Kings Lynn. Anyone can join in and participants will be asked to bring something to push – a pram, bike, [...]

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Survey reveals what bothers local folk the most

A survey carried out by a local church has revealed what ‘hurts’ King’s Lynn residents the most. The results show that more than 13 percent of King’s Lynn-area residents suffer from relationship issues, while another 12 percent deal with the death of a friend or loved one on a daily basis. The Gateway Church recently [...]

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Lifestyles Festival is back !

Hunstanton’s hugely popular Lifestyles Festival returns this weekend after a one-year absence. The free event is expected to draw thousands of festival goers to the West Norfolk coast. Freestyle kitesurfing as well as the exciting new discipline Twin Tip racing will blow into Hunstanton for the festival, which will run from 19-21 September. As well [...]

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King’s Lynn Heritage Day ~ more pictures

All photos on this page courtesy of Kevin Elfleet.

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King’s Lynn Heritage Day ~ in pictures

Heritage Day was the biggest ever this year, with thousands of visitors flocking into King’s Lynn …

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Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution is plastic fantastic

In just three weeks’ time, residents across Norfolk will be able to recycle a whole range of additional plastic materials in their kerbside recycling collection. Norfolk’s councils have been working with Norfolk Environmental Waste Service (NEWS) to revolutionise the way we recycle in the county and from 1 October residents will be able to include [...]

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Over 200 vehicles expected for Classic Car Day

King’s Lynn is the place to be on Sunday 14 September with the popular Heritage Open Day and the inaugural King’s Lynn Classic Car day all taking place. Over 50 places of interest will be available for visitors to see free of charge and over 200 vehicles are expected to fill the town’s historic Tuesday [...]

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Hillington Square Show Flat goes on display

The people of West Norfolk have been invited to have their first look at the exciting new internal layout for homes in Hillington Square. It’s the first opportunity tenants have been able to see the work that’s been taking place as part of the £30 million regeneration project being carried out by Freebridge Community Housing. [...]

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Heritage Open Day 2014 ~ Bigger and better than ever!

This year’s Heritage Open Day on Sunday 14th September promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 50 King’s Lynn properties open to the public and lots of new events, including exhibitions, open gardens, story telling, music, art and dance demonstrations. Also new this year will be a Classic Car Show to be [...]

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Don’t miss this art exhibition !

Members of the Greyfriars Art Space want to thank everyone for coming along to their Annual Members Exhibition – ‘GASWORKS IV’. The show looks great, with a very diverse range of exhibits. Gallery Coordinator Kathy Cossins said: “We’ve had lots of encouraging comments from our visitors. If you haven’t had a chance to see this [...]

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Fundraisers gear up for 350 mile bike ride

A 10-strong team of intrepid cyclists are gearing up for a trip of a lifetime to raise much needed funds for a Kings Lynn children’s hospital ward. The team, many of who are work-mates at Lynn-based Foster Refrigerator, are embarking on the epic ‘Tour de Foster’ cycle race, traveling 350 miles, from Paris back to [...]

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Thousands of Norfolk children up for Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is in full swing but it’s not too late for Norfolk’s children to get involved during the holidays. Some of Norfolk’s libraries are already reporting record numbers of young people signing up, with over 600 children taking on the challenge at Downham Market Library and over 300 at Sprowston Library. The [...]

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Walks to host new aerial spectacular

A gigantic spider’s web is about to appear in The Walks next week as the King’s Lynn park prepares to host ‘Lovely Bugs’. Led by an inclusive company of disabled and non-disabled artists, the performance is set on a spectacular 6m high dome rig and giant spider’s web. The story, which follows the trials of [...]

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