Welcome to Old Hunstanton
Welcome to the Old Hunstanton Parish Council Website. This has been designed to increase access to information and communication with residents and visitors to this beautiful North Norfolk coastal village.
Help our Playground
Help Our Playground is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. The supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects. Three groups in each of Tesco’s 416 regions have been shortlisted to receive the cash award. And this month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Help or Playground (HOP) is one of the groups on the shortlist. Our project is to completely refurbish the playground in Old Hunstanton to give a wide range of equipment for children of all abilities and ages.
Please vote for HELP OUR PLAYGROUND.
Voting is open in stores from 26 September to 9 October. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the checkout in store each time they shop.
Hunstanton Village Sign
The Village Sign was presented to the village by the Women’s Institute to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. It was unveiled on Tuesday 13th September 1977 by the Chairman of the Norfolk Federation of Women’s Institute, Mrs. Jill Scott and blessed by the Reverend Paul Alton, Vicar of St. Mary’s Church, Old Hunstanton.
The Sign shows a man on horseback holding a javelin. When the le Strange family first came to Old Hunstanton they got the sturdiest manto ride the biggest charger and throw a javelin out to sea. The land to the seaward side became the le Strange property. Also shown are Old Hunstanton Hall, the le Strange home, and the crests of thele Strange family and the Women’s Institute. Buried under the sign is a set of today’s coins and a casket containing a record of today’s food prices.
Local craftsman, Mr. Harry Carter of Swaffham made the sign and the plinth, made of Norfolk flints and red brick was made by Mr. Tony Richardson of Old Hunstanton.
About the Website
The website has been set up by the Parish Council. If you wish to contribute information or photographs, know of any events or have any other website enquiries please e-mail Glynis Allen: firstname.lastname@example.org. Her phone number and address are on the Parish Council page!
West Norfolk – Fit Together Walks
Find out more about the Fit together walks here