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The Hunstanton and District Civic Society (HCS)Looking to the future, preserving the past…
What is it?
People actively involved in celebrating their connections with the Victorian town of
Hunstanton, preserving its heritage and helping to plan the future.
Who is it for?
Membership is open to all; local schoolchildren, parents, grandparents, residents, business
people and visitors.
What does it do?
Informs and involves; influences; entertains; promotes civic pride; monitors planning and
The Hunstanton Civic Society was founded in 2002 to preserve the heritage of the
Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton and to help plan its future.
If you would like to find out more about our aims, activities, how to join or to just
find out more about the history of the town, please use the tool bar at the top of
WITH THE COUNTRY RAPIDLY COMING OUT OF LOCKDOWN, WE ARE HAPPY TO ADVISE THAT THE HERITAGE CENTRE WILL BE RE-OPENING ON WEDNESDAY, 19th MAY 2021. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT WE SHALL BE OPENING 4 DAYS EACH WEEK. THESE WILL BE WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 2.00PM until 4.00PM.
We had been able to open due to grants provided by the Norfolk Strategic Fund to assist businesses in the Tourism Sector to recover from the impact of Covid-19 to reopen as safely as possible; administered through Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Tourism Support Package project.
NEW --- We are happy to add some pages to the website to include items we hold at the Heritage Centre that we have been including in our Newsletters from April 2020. These can be found by clicking here
OTHER NEW BITS
For latest news concerning the Civic Society click on "Latest News" under the "Home" button on the above Menu
For latest news about the Heritage Centre click on "Heritage Centre" on the above Menu
To see our Constitution click here and for minutes of the HCS meetings click here
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS
From 25th May 2018 new regulations come into effect that affect all organisations that process personal data. This includes, of course, Hunstanton and District Civic Society. Please visit our 'Membership' page by clicking on the above menu item. On that page is a link to our Privacy Notice which you can view. This explains how we handle your personal data and what you can do to make changes with respect to the records we hold about you, have them removed or who to complain to in the event that you are unhappy with what we do with your personal data.
HUNSTANTON IN BLOOM - 2019
Britain in Bloom
Hunstanton again won the Gold award in the <12,000 Coastal Town Category in Britain in Bloom Competition run by the Royal Horticultural Association (RHA).
Anglia in Bloom
Hunstanton was the Overall Winner and won the GOLD award in the Coastal (up to 35,000 residents) Category and best local authority display in the Anglia in Bloom competition.
Lynn News published this lovely photo of the Hunstanton organisers in the Heritage Gardens
Well done to all those who once again helped prepare the town for these prestigious awards.
This is very much now par for the course. Let's keep it up!
NEW 'HUNSTANTON GUIDE BOOK'
On Sunday, 13th May 2018 the Society launched a new Guide Book for Hunstanton. An article published in the Lynn News on Friday 18th May included a write up and a photo of some of the committee and helpers taken by Elaine Bird (thank you, Elaine):
Following some months of preparation by members of the Society and based on a number of leaflets previously available, these have been adapted to produce a 28 page booklet in A5 format. This covers the Three Trails leaflet (Hunstanton Town, Hunstanton Cliffs and Old Hunstanton), a leaflet on architect Herbert Ibberson, others on Ringstead Mill, the Hunstanton Gardens Trail and the Hunstanton Plaques Walk. In addition pages were added describing the achievements of Henry le Strange and William Butterfield in the design of New Hunstanton, George Skipper who designed the Town Hall, Peter and Alison Smithson who designed Smithdon High School, geological information about the wonderful striped cliffs of Hunstanton and also a map showing the Hunstanton Hall Walk. All this information is included in this attractive booklet for not much more than the price of a cup of coffee - £2.50 – available from the TIC or Heritage Centre.
TWINNING CEREMONYClick on "Events and Activities" above then "Twinning" for information concerning the twinning event held on 6th May 2016 and the visit a number of us made to RAF Mildenhall in July last year and January 2017.
HUNSTANTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANPlease see information regarding the Neighbourhood Plan Policies document that is currently being drafted by clicking on the 'Latest News' button under the 'Home' tab on the left.
HUNSTANTON RAILWAY PETITION
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