Heritage Open Days (HODs) is England's biggest heritage festival celebrating our fantastic history, architecture and culture. Here in Norfolk, the local 2016 festival brochure is available from Monday 1 August, bursting with over 200 hidden places and heritage events just waiting to be discovered between Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 September.
The HODs festival offers a combination of drop-in and pre-book events all over the county and booking opens on Monday 1 August. Brochures will be available from The Forum in Norwich, Tourist Information Centres, libraries and many other venues across the county. The full programme of HODs events across Norfolk can also be found online from Monday via www.heritageopendays.org.uk
To celebrate the opening of the new Tourist Information centre in Sheringham and working in conjunction with NNDC and Sheringham Chamber of trade , Driftwood Gallery are running a competition for young people in this area.
Closing date is the 21st February, The title is: What makes someone want to come to North Norfolk, the subject can be anything to show why North Norfolk is great.
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is pleased to announce that Sheringham Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has been handed over to North Norfolk Railway (NNR).
The handover paves the way for a newly redeveloped TIC and toilet facilities and improved opening hours and has offered NNR the opportunity to shape how local services are run.
NNR submitted a Localism Act Expression of Interest to the Council to provide and manage the Sheringham Tourist Information Centre and the public toilets at Station Approach, Sheringham.
GoGoKingTut has returned to his beach hut at Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast for a few days rest and relaxation.
GoGoKingTut has been part of the fabulous GoGoDragons 2015 Trail around the streets of Norwich, which thousands of people have enjoyed throughout the Summer.
Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood and Pretty Corner, near Sheringham, have again been named amongst the best open spaces in the UK, winning the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag for 2015/16.
It is the eleventh year in a row that Holt Country Park, which, like the other two winners, is run by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC), has earned a Green Flag for being welcoming, safe, clean and well-managed.
A programme to refurbish Cromer Pier’s box office, gift shop and the restaurant following the significant damaged caused by December’s tidal surge is nearing completion.
Work has been completed since the surge to make significant structural repairs to the areas underneath the box office, gift shop and the restaurant and a full refurbishment programme of these facilities is almost complete. These areas felt the full force of the storm as waves hit the sea wall and were propelled up underneath the structure.
A Wells Primary School dinner lady, a young woman who works to support youngsters with learning difficulties and a local crab dresser will be among the first Homes for Wells tenants for the newly converted Old School.
This represents an astounding achievement for a group of volunteers who got together in 2006 to form Homes for Wells to help provide affordable accommodation for local people. This followed a survey which showed that as a result of the town’s popularity over 20% of houses have become second homes or holiday lets, which has pushed house prices and rents beyond the reach of many indigenous folk.
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is celebrating ten years of working together successfully with volunteers from Holt Day Centre at Green Flag award-winning Holt Country Park.
For the last ten years, NNDC’s Countryside Rangers have been joined by volunteers from Holt Day Centre to undertake practical conservation work including building a sensory garden, making butterfly habitats, planting trees, gardening and creating habitats for mini beasts and amphibians.
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has announced it is to become a Dementia Friendly Council.
Working in partnership with the Norfolk Dementia Friendly Alliance, the Council will be delivering awareness training to staff to enable them to understand dementia and the issues that face sufferers of dementia and their families and carers.