Environment

Environment

It’s time to clean up West Norfolk

Keeping the borough clear of rubbish is an ongoing challenge, but Harding’s Pits Community Association are doing their bit to help out.

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Beach Clean at NWT Holme Dunes, Holme Next-The-Sea 'The group ready to start the clean up programme  on the beach at Holme Next-The-Sea

Clean-up nets eight bags of litter from Holme beach

A group of community-minded people rallied to clean up Holme beach on Monday to improve conditions for wildlife and the environment.

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World's tiniest ever Valentine's Day card is delivered to ants living at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary.'' ''Pictures by Jeremy Durkin

‘World’s smallest’ Valentine’s Day card delivered to ant colony at Hunstanton attraction

They say good things come in small packages, as a leafcutter ant colony has discovered after receiving what is believed to be the world’s smallest Valentine’s Day card.

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Tea for Trees. Fund a Tree in King's Lynn. Pictured at Groundwork Art Gallery King's Lynn in picture Nick Morrish. Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds. Veronica Sekules. Cllr Ian Devereux with supporters of the campaign.

New street tree campaign hopes to keep King’s Lynn leafy

A new collaboration is hoping to keep Lynn leafy by fundraising to pay for tree-planting, the first phase of which will start in the town next month.

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GV of  the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn

Plans for review into scale of dog fouling issue in West Norfolk

Council officials will discuss the possibility of a review into the scale of littering and dog fouling in West Norfolk at a meeting this evening.

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the town sign on the green, Hunstanton.

Have your say on new coastal resort plans for Hunstanton

People living in Hunstanton are being invited to have their say on a new coastal management plan for the resort.

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WELL-TRODDEN PATH: Peter Summers what East Bank footpath in Sutton Bridge to be maintained better after damage to his wheelchair.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG310118-156TW.

SUTTON BRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL: Amputee’s call for path improvement

A wheelchair user has asked Sutton Bridge Parish Council to “get some muscle behind” his call for a footpath in the village to be improved.

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DUMPING GROUND: The entrance to East Bank Lighthouse picnic area, Sutton Bridge, where flytippings has been reported.''Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG310118-154TW.

SUTTON BRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL: Flytipping headache now reaches picnic area

Plans to promote a picnic area at East Bank Lighthouse could be undermined by flytipping, a parish councillor has warned.

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Nappy plea issued to raise Norfolk recycling rate

Nappy plea issued to raise Norfolk recycling rate

People in West Norfolk can raise record recycling levels even further by not putting nappies into their recycling bins, officials say.

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Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Councillors

King’s Lynn estate ‘blighted by flytipping’, councillor warns

A Lynn estate is being “blighted” by flytipping and CCTV cameras are needed to help catch those responsible, a councillor has claimed.

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Holkham Habitat Clearance'Volunteers, outlined against the sky, prepare to work on an area of invasive Corsican pine tree seedlings

Volunteers preserve the Holkham dunes

Volunteers who care about the environment were out in force on Sunday helping to preserve sand dunes which are part of Holkham’s National Nature Reserve.

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Beach advice for West Norfolk dog-owners after pets die of shellfish toxins

Dog-owners are being warned of the dangers of their pets consuming potentially poisonous items on beaches, following the deaths of two dogs.

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Snowdrops at Oxburgh Hall

Blooming display for Oxburgh visitors

The first snowdrops of the season are beginning to bloom around West Norfolk, as the above picture taken at Oxburgh Hall shows.

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Surveys to begin in Hunstanton to help improve services

The first in a series of surveys and studies is set to take place this month as part of a government-backed initiative in Hunstanton.

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Titchwell Birdwatch weekend'Ellen (left) and Emily Stringer fill giant fir cones with fats and nuts to hang in their garden

Titchwell reserve launches Birdwatch programme

The RSPB’s Titchwell nature reserve helped to launch the charity’s 30th countrywide Big Garden Birdwatch initiative at the weekend.

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The Green Britain Centre Swaffham.

Swaffham centre to host solar energy presentation

A businessman is bringing the message of solar energy to Swaffham by hosting a seminar in the town later this month.

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Officials encouraged by Swaffham air quality proposal response

Officials encouraged by Swaffham air quality proposal response

Council chiefs say they have been encouraged by the initial public response to draft proposals aimed at improving air quality levels in Swaffham.

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Storm damage - PCSO's cutting down trees

West Norfolk drivers urged not to travel unless necessary in strong winds

Drivers are being urged to consider if their journeys are necessary while emergency services are experiencing a “significant” number of calls regarding incidents caused by the high winds.

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Fallen tree over at Ravensway in Downham Market. Photo: David Haynes.

Traffic delays in West Norfolk as downed trees cause disruption

Delays have been reported in several locations in West Norfolk this morning after fallen trees and debris have caused disruptions on roads in the borough.

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Norfolk recycling rate reaches record high

Norfolk recycling rate reaches record high

Recycling rates in Norfolk have reached an all-time high, according to new figures.

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