Hunstanton Town Council

Serving the people of Hunstanton

Town Hall

Town Clerk: Jan Roomes
Hunstanton Town Hall, The
Green, Hunstanton, Norfolk
PE36 6BQ

  • Best Coastal Winner 2019

    Best Coastal Winner 2019

  • Peter Pan is flying to Hunstanton at the Town Hall this Christmas!

    Peter Pan is flying to Hunstanton at the Town Hall this Christmas!

  • The Bandstand

    The Bandstand

  • Birthday Celebrations

    Birthday Celebrations

Hunstanton Town Council

Hunstanton Town Council provides your local services.

We strive to make Hunstanton a better place to live, work and play.

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Hunstanton Tourist Information Centre

Open Daily

Sunday 1st September 2019 - Sunday 27th October 2019 10.00 am – 3.00 pm EVERY DAY

Monday - Saturday's from 28th October 2019 to 28th March 2020 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Sunday's from 29th October 2019 -to 29th March 2020 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

For more detail information on events, accommodation, car park passes and so much more please visit Hunstanton Tourist Information Centre at the top of the Green or by emailing tourism@hunstantontowncouncil.gov.uk or telephoning 01485 532610

Note: Hunstanton Town Council operate a CCTV monitoring system in the Tourist Information Centre & Town Hall, by entering these premises you are agreeing to being recorded

Latest News

Have your say in Hunstanton 7th November 2019

Residents will be able to view and hear about exciting plans for Hunstanton at a special drop-in consultation event next month.

The drop-in session will take place on Thursday, 7 November, between 10 am and 7 pm at Hunstanton Town Hall.

Initial concepts coming out of the HemingwayDesign master planning exercise, which took place last year, will be available for residents to look at and provide further feedback. Representatives from the borough council and HemingwayDesign will be on hand to respond to any questions about the concepts or the suggested phasing of any projects that may come forward from the masterplan. More »

Residents will also be able to comment on the proposed redevelopment of the bus station and library site which came forward as part of the Government's One Public Estate proposals. Plans for the site include a larger, modern library, new public toilets, including accessible, baby change and adult changing facilities, some commercial space for retail or offices, and a further 50 flats, contributing to much-needed housing in the area.

The proposals will also detail how the bus stop provision will be improved with better gateway stops around the town.

Representatives from the borough council, The Design Partnership, Lovell, and the council's planning consultant, and the library service will be on hand to discuss the proposals.

Early proposals for a hotel on the Seagate East car park will also be available to view.

Borough council representatives will also be on hand to discuss car parking mitigation measures and gather feedback on parking proposals.

The aim of all the projects proposed is to positively contribute to the growth and vibrancy of Hunstanton.

The consultation will be open until 17 November. Anyone unable to attend the consultation event to provide feedback will be able to respond online from the 7 November onwards by visiting www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/haveyoursay.

The feedback will then be considered and planning applications submitted over the coming months. Further opportunities to provide feedback will be available through the normal planning process. » Less

Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:13 by Jan Roomes

Balloon & Sky Lantern Charter Pledge

Hunstanton Town Council are pleased to support Norfolk Balloon & Sky Lantern Charter Pledge

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:22 by Jan Roomes

Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan

Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan 2019

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:05 by Jan Roomes

Peter Pan is flying to Hunstanton at the Town Hall this Christmas!

Peter Pan is flying to Hunstanton at the Town Hall this Christmas!

** TICKETS ON SALE NOW IN THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE **

Come and join Peter Pan on his 'Journey to Neverland!'

Posted: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:11 by Jan Roomes

Councillor Vacancy

Hunstanton Town Council has a vacancy for a Town Councillor.

Mr, Mrs or Ms Right will need the following:

Communication Skills - good listener, responds to e-mails sent by the clerk, open to new ideas, computer literate and willing to work electronically

Personal Qualities - honest, decent, confident, visionary, forward thinking, proactive, strategic, flexible, respectful of professional knowledge and objectivity of officers, leadership, supportive, polite, patient but tenacious and a good sense of humour! More »

Commitment - prepared for meetings, team player, punctual, available and accessible for scheduled and ad hoc meetings, takes role seriously, willing to participate, interested, enthusiastic and with a positive outlook

Knowledge - understands council's strategy, knows financial rules and regs, understands roles and responsibilities of officers and councillors, knows that the council is an employer, understands council's powers, willing to learn and develop, undertake training and understands the Code of Conduct

Communitarian - passionate about the community, focused on the whole community and not a single issue

Basics - stays awake in meetings, has respect for personal space, treats others with dignity, has reasonable and respectful dress standards for council meetings and who gives the meeting their full attention!

Could this be you? You might not have all the above but training and guidance is always available. » Less

Posted: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:34 by Jan Roomes

Eco Products Now on Sale in Tourist Information Centre

We now have a small stock of eco products in the TIC. Please do pop in and take a look.

Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:15 by Jan Roomes

Anglia in Bloom Awards

Anglia in Bloom Awards

Hunstanton has won a fantastic set of results at the Anglia In Bloom Awards.

Not only winning an award for the Plastic Fountain Bed. Hunstanton has also won Gold and the Best Coastal in the Coastal category.

"The final Award of the day left us lost for words as we were announced as the Best Overall Entrant for the whole of East Anglia. We can all be very proud of our town, especially all those many individuals and groups who have worked so hard during the year to make this happen" quoted Cllr Adrian Winnington. More »

Cllr Winnington went on to quote the first paragraph of the judges report,

"The judges visited Hunstanton on a lovely day and the place was buzzing. The atmosphere was magic and really is the British Seaside at its very best. The enthusiasm of the Council, volunteers, In Bloomers, businesses, youngsters and everyone concerned is amazing." » Less

Posted: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:27 by Jan Roomes

Hunstanton Town Council Declares Climate Emergency

Hunstanton Town Council Declares Climate Emergency

A recommendation from Hunstanton Town Council's newly formed Environmental Working Party to declare a climate emergency was passed at a full council meeting held on the 16th August 2019.

The motion included making climate change a priority and to work with the community to develop new strategies and plans to help reduce carbon emissions. The council will also take steps to reduce the carbon footprint of the council's activities and infrastructure. More »

Cllr. Amanda Knight, Chair of the Environment Working party stated, 'It is essential that we start to take action now and ensure we do everything we can to address climate change. Hunstanton Town Council cannot do this alone. Our residents and businesses have a vital role to play and we hope we can share ideas and resources.'

More than half the UK's principal local authorities have now declared a climate emergency, making it one of the fastest growing environmental movements in recent history. In the past eight months 220 of the UK's 408 Principal Authorities have made the declaration and pledge to reduce their carbon emissions at a local level. Town and Parish councils are joining in the movement and also declaring a climate emergency and are calling upon their local authority to join them.

The recommendation was passed in the same week as Cllr. Carol Bower informed Hunstanton Town Council that the Borough of King's Lynn & West Norfolk would be undertaking a study of its carbon footprint within the district.

'Cllr. Knight said, 'We eagerly await the findings from the Borough and look forward to working closely with them for the benefit of the environment.'

Further recommendations from the Environment Working Party included addressing single use plastic pollution by stocking products from sustainable sources at Hunstanton Tourist Information Centre. The TIC currently sells water in cans which have been very popular with residents and holiday makers during the summer. New eco friendly products will include: reusable mesh bags for fruit and vegetables, personal items such as soap and deodorant, pencils made from recycled newspaper, stainless steel straws and dog poo bags made from corn starch.

Borough Councillor and Hunstanton business man Paul Beal stated, 'I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Hunstanton Town Council to address the issues of climate change and plastic pollution.' Cllr. Beal has been campaigning about the amount of plastic litter in the town and has personally funded an initiative where businesses will take back packaging from items purchased in their shops so it can be recycled.

The Hunstanton Environment Working Party welcomes input from the wider community and can be contacted via The Town Clerk at clerk@hunstantontowncouncil.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Sun, 25 Aug 2019 18:51 by Amanda Knight