King’s Lynn at War ~ From Zeppelins to Conkers

On Wednesday evening King’s Lynn Town Guides presented the annual Diana Bullock Memorial Lecture at the Town Hall – King’s Lynn at War, From Zeppelins to Conkers. Guest speaker Paul Coleman described how the first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place over East Anglia on the night of 19th January, 1915. The L4 Zeppelin, under [...]

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Solar farm proposed for South Wootton

Push Energy is proposing to build a solar farm on land in South Wootton. Spot Solar Farm would generate 1.2MWp of electricity by using photovoltaic panels that convert sunlight directly into electricity. The proposed solar farm could generate enough clean energy to power approximately 270 homes – with a CO2 saving of 16,500 tonnes over [...]

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Gaywood is Happy !

Staff and children at Gaywood Community Primary School have been working on a secret project over the last few months to produce a Gaywood version of Pharrell Williams’ Happy. The school used their TV equipment and editing suite to put this together and as you can see had great fun making it!

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Demolition of old Pilot Cinema

Workers started to demolish the old Pilot Cinema on John Kennedy Road on Monday morning, making way for 25 new homes by the end of the year. Graham Tinkler ( @GrahamTinkler) tweeted: “I can remember my Mum and Dad taking me to see Cooperman there. Dad moaned the entire way through about uncomfy seats!” Marie [...]

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One to One volunteers wanted

The One to One Project in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is looking for mentors to work with adults, to offer emotional support and encourage a more fulfilling way of living. If you could give just one hour a week to support someone experiencing mental health problems, contact the One to One Project at Nelson [...]

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Join in the fun at King’s Lynn Sport Relief

It’s time to to dig out that running kit and join in the fun and games as King’s Lynn Sport Relief returns for another year. On Sunday 23rd March the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be setting off from Lynnsport at 10am, with hundreds of locals getting on their marks, set and go. Super sprinters [...]

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Stalls available at craft and horticultural event

Local crafts people and horticulturalists are being invited to take stalls at a special plant sale and craft event being held in The Walks on Saturday 10 May. The event, which is being organised by the Borough Council, will give people the opportunity to find out more about the town’s Anglia in Bloom campaign as [...]

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Students help Police clear-up ‘fag alleys’

More than 30 uniformed services students from the College of West Anglia recently joined forces with the police for a major clean-up of alleys. The alleys run from Vancouver Avenue, opposite the college. Police sought help from the college following complaints about the area identified by residents in a meeting of SNAP, Safer Neighbourhood Action [...]

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Treasure returns to King’s Lynn

Voted as one of East Anglia’s favourite masterpieces, the King John Cup will return to the Town Hall this week, where it will once again be on show alongside King’s Lynn’s regalia and civic treasures. The 15-inch silver gilt cup recently played a starring role in the Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia exhibition that attracted [...]

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College celebrates birth of lambs

Lambs have been born for the first time in five years at the College of West Anglia’s Woodside Farm near Cambridge. And their mums just could not wait as ewes began giving birth at the weekend – nearly five weeks early. Five ewes have now given birth to healthy lambs, with another 15 awaiting their [...]

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Saturday Market ‘still open for business’

KL.FM’s mascot Super Trooper wanted to demonstrate that the Saturday Market Place is still open for business by riding his unicycle across the car park! Darren Taylor, Managing Director of KL.FM, said: “We’re here today to show the people of King’s Lynn that not only is the Saturday Market and this part of town still [...]

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New Poundland store set to open

Discount chain Poundland confirmed to us this morning that their new King’s Lynn store will be opening this Saturday, 22nd March. The new store will be located at the former Comet premises on the Pierpoint Retail Park. This will be Poundland’s second store in King’s Lynn. The first one remains open on Broad Street, in [...]

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Get to know your local river

The Norfolk Rivers Trust are offering a 4.5 mile on Sunday March 23 which follows the River Gaywood as it winds its way from Reffley Wood through King’s Lynn to the Great Ouse. The River Gaywood provides a vital wildlife corridor to link green spaces and bring wildlife into the heart of the town. Spring [...]

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Manage your Council Tax online!

From March people will be able to manage their council tax accounts online. The new View and Do it Online facility will mean that customers can create an electronic council tax account, where they will be able to make balance enquiries, update personal information and pay their bills. As well as giving customers greater convenience, [...]

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Time Credits Turns Two

A pioneering project that has encouraged people to take an active role in improving their communities has celebrated its second anniversary. West Norfolk Time Credits is a time-banking programme where people earn credits for the time they give to recognised community projects. For every hour a person gives to a project, they are given one [...]

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The Great Pancake Race!

Teams from five local businesses took part, raising £100 for charity.

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