Hunstanton Green hosts regeneration programme

Work underway in Hunstanton as part of the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens Project, with the Butterfly Shelters
Work underway in Hunstanton as part of the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens Project, with the Butterfly Shelters

A packed programme of events has been announced as part of the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens regeneration project.

West Norfolk Council has appointed an activities co-ordinator, and planned a series of events to take place throughout the spring and summer.

Rosie Djurovic, the activities co-ordinator, said: “I’m really excited to have been appointed to this role. I grew up close to Hunstanton, so I know what a wonderful town it is, and how much it has to offer visitors.

“The activities programme is full of fun things to do for people of all ages, that really make the most of the Heritage Gardens as a venue. I hope lots of local residents will get involved, and help make this a great thing for Hunstanton. We’ve launched the activities programme with lots of things to do for Easter, and we’ll be releasing lots more details about summer events soon: keep an eye on our website!

“One way you can get involved is to join the new Friends of Hunstanton Heritage Gardens group. If you would like to help care for the gardens and have a say in how they’re run, come along and meet me, meet other interested people, and find out more!”

The first meeting of the Friends Group is on Friday, March 31, 3.30pm at the Golden Lion Hotel in Hunstanton. Everyone is welcome.

Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: “A big part of the £1.3million project to regenerate the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens is community involvement.

“Receiving funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund has allowed us to plan a wide-ranging programme of activities that we hope will bring lots of people into the newly-refurbished gardens.

“As well as enhancing the layout and appearance of the gardens, the borough council wants them to be a focus of activity in the town, with plenty going on for residents and visitors.”

To book a place on any of the activities, or find out more about them, visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/hunstantonevents

The activities programme begins in April with:

Miraculous mini-beasts: bug hunts for children aged 7-12

Thursday, April 6– 10.30am-12pm, and 1.30-3pm

Thursday, April 13– 10.30am-12pm, and 1.30pm-3pm

All children must be accompanied by a parent or carer, fee of £1 per child. To book, call Alive Oasis on 01485 534227. In partnership with the RSPB. Meet at the butterfly shelters

Punch and Judy on the Green: a traditional puppet show

Wednesday, April 12, time to be confirmed

The Green

Battle of the Bands comes to Hunstanton: local bands competing for the BOTB semi-finals

Easter Monday, April 17, 1-5pm

Hunstanton Bandstand

Art on the Green: an art club for all ages and abilities

Starting on Friday, April 21, and then the third Friday of every month 10am-11:30am. Meet outside the Golden Lion

Nordic Walking: a gentle exercise session

Monday, April 24, 10am

In partnership with King’s Lynn Community Football. Meeting place to be confirmed

The programme continues through to September, with planned activities that include:

Birdwatching walks, Fun runs for teenagers, Storytelling sessions, Bootcamps for the over 50s, Themed evening walks, bandstand concerts, Children’s sketching safari, Ceramic tile-making workshop, Soapbox derby