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This February, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk will once again be celebrating all its apprentices, during National Apprenticeship week, 3-9 February 2020.

The council has run a successful apprenticeship scheme for 8 years, supporting employees by offering a broad spectrum of apprenticeships across a variety of fields. At the moment, there are 30 apprentices working towards qualifications. 

As part of the week-long celebration, a fresh campaign will be launched highlighting the apprentices, their successes and experiences while earning and learning at the council. 

All apprentices are being asked to take part in the campaign. In addition, Stephanie Glasser (Accountancy) and Holly Attlesey (Waste & Recycling) have participated in the East of England Apprentice Challenge, competing to be the Local Government Apprentice of Year.

Published in Press Releases
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 00:00

PetCheck online guide goes live

People planning to buy a puppy or kitten from a breeder are being encouraged by The Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk to ask to see their licence and meet their mum in a new campaign.

The licence number should be displayed on any advert, web page or facebook page. New guidance on buying a pet can be found at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/buyingapet. It’s a guide to protect people’s new puppy, keep their kitten safe and healthy, as well as advice on small mammals, bird, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Published in Press Releases

More people than ever before enjoyed The Searles Soap Box Derby in Hunstanton on Sunday 22 September.

The event, organised by the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, returned to the town in 2017 and has got more popular each year. 44 teams raced down the new, faster, course that started at the town hall and finished near the bandstand overlooking the sea.

Teams travelled from all over the country to take part, including racers from Newark, Wellingborough and Milton Keynes.

This year, for the first time, there was a speed trap on the course. Some karts travelled at more than 30 miles per hour. The fastest vehicle on the day was driven by Ed Napolitano in the Hunstanton District Round Table kart. Completing the course in 31 seconds on his first run and 28 seconds on the second.

Published in Press Releases
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

West Norfolk going for gold

Councillors and the street scenes teams from the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk have been taking the Anglia in Bloom judges on a tour of West Norfolk.

King’s Lynn was the first to be seen on Thursday 18 July. Borough councillor Elizabeth Nockolds took the judges on a tour of the town.

In Tower Gardens Julie Williams and Jo Reynolds from Soroptimist’s King’s Lynn explained the planting they had done in the gardens, alongside Rachel Williams and David Taylor who worked with local school children on projects in the Tommy Garden, including creating the little Tommy soldiers. President of the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn, Steve Roberts, pointed out their work. John Hayes from the Gaywood Valley Conservation Group and Phillip Pole also discussed the work they have done in the borough.

Published in Press Releases

Two buildings in King’s Lynn have been listed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England, in recognition of their historic and architectural importance. 

One of England’s earliest reinforced concrete buildings, on St James Street near Greyfriars Tower, has been listed at Grade II, as has the former Lloyd's Bank at No1 Tuesday Market Place. 

The listings are a part of the Heritage Action Zone scheme in King’s Lynn which is working to make the most of the modern medieval town’s historic buildings and areas to boost the local economy. 

Heritage Minister Michael Ellis said: "These new listings in King’s Lynn prove that heritage treasures are not just ancient monuments, medieval churches or Georgian houses but that they are found in the most unlikely of places. 

“This is a superb example of how buildings of historic importance can be used by local businesses and I am pleased it will now be protected for future generations.” 

Published in Norfolk Guide
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Britain In Bloom 2019 launches

Community participation and environmental responsibility are the themes for this year's Britain in Bloom competition which was launched in Hunstanton 


Volunteers, and representatives from businesses, local schools, Scouts, Hunstanton Town Council, Civic Society, the allotments and community orchard were invited to a special tea party at Hunstanton Town Hall to celebrate Hunstanton's achievement of Gold in Anglia in Bloom and Gold Coastal Winner in Britain in Bloom.  The event also marked the beginning of the 2019 campaign.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: "Taking part in Anglia in Bloom and Britain in Bloom is a real community event.  We rely on the contribution of local volunteers, community groups and organisations and local businesses to make it successful.  The efforts that are made in Hunstanton have seen repeated success in the competition and we felt it only right to celebrate this achievement and thank those involved in making it happen."

Published in Press Releases
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

Hunstanton

We are fortunate enough to have both east-facing and west-facing beaches in Norfolk. So, you can see the sun rise out to see from one side of the county and set over the sea on the other. Hunstanton is in the northwest of Norfolk and it is a great location for landscape photographers, especially around sunset.

It is a very varied stretch of the coast with "Old Hunstanton" being most well known for its iconic cliffs. The cliffs are made up of different layers of different colours of stone/earth. They can be found in the northern part of Hunstanton with ample parking available near the lighthouse.

When photographing landmarks such as the Hunstanton cliffs, there are many possibilities available. You can go extremely wide to show more of the landscape, or you can make more of a feature of them by going in closer.

Help the viewer to understand the scale of landmarks by including something to show the size, such as people on the beach.

Published in Norfolk Guide
Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:00

Mayor's Design Awards 2018 winners

At a special awards ceremony last night (25 September), local architectural excellence and craftsmanship was celebrated with the announcement of the winners of the annual Mayor's Design Awards. 


The 2018 awards, which were launched in October 2017, attracted a large amount of entries. 30 schemes were shortlisted for the awards under a number of different categories. The judging panel had previously commented on what a pleasure it had been to visit all the schemes and what a difficult job it was to choose the winners. 


Commenting at the ceremony, Pam Lynn, the council's conservation officer, said: "A very successful and well-attended event to recognise and celebrate the high quality design and workmanship which make west Norfolk such a wonderfully interesting and diverse place to be.

Published in Press Releases
Thursday, 03 August 2017 00:00

Tours tripled around Stories of Lynn

Guided tours around the Stories of Lynn Museum & Old Gaol House are now available on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 1pm

The tours were previously only available on Tuesdays, but thanks to a team of volunteer guides, their availability has now tripled. 

The tours last between 45 minutes and an hour, and are included in the price of admission to the museum. 

Published in Visitor Guide

The Walks, Tower Gardens and Mintlyn Crematorium in King's Lynn and Esplanade Gardens and Boston Square Gardens in Hunstanton have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world. 

They are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award/Green Flag Community Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. 

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. 

Published in Norfolk Guide
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