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Hunstanton board to meet 'imminently', report says

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A new advisory board intended to help shape the future of Hunstanton is set to begin work "imminently", according to a council report.

Initial discussions took place last month about the proposed organisation, which borough leaders claim offers brighter long-term prospects for the resort.

And the content of those talks has been praised in a new report by West Norfolk Council deputy leader Graham Middleton.

Hunstanton was bathed in sunshine at the weekend. Picture: Ian Burt. (46768457)
Hunstanton was bathed in sunshine at the weekend. Picture: Ian Burt. (46768457)

In his update to members' meeting next Monday, April 25, he wrote: "A productive meeting was held with a member of local stakeholders in Hunstanton to understand the desire for a group/board to be set up in assisting the local authority with build a future plan for the town.

"The meeting was received extremely well and also well attended.

"At the meeting it was decided that a board be set up of around 12-15 local individuals from elected officials, community groups and a variety of business sectors and is to be chaired by a business person.

Cllr Graham Middleton BCKLWN (55190374)
Cllr Graham Middleton BCKLWN (55190374)

"Terms of reference are currently being drawn up in draft form and we will imminently being holding a first meeting proper to discuss further."

The formation of the board has been dismissed by opposition members as "election propaganda" amid wider concerns about scrutiny.

But the council leadership maintains the body will work in a similar way to the Lynn Town Deal Board, which is overseeing efforts to secure £25 million of Government funding.

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