Tuesday, 16 August 2022 00:00

Mayor helps Hemsby launch itself as an eco-resort

Written by  Chloe Ingram
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Mayor helps Hemsby launch itself as an eco-resort

One of Norfolk's top tourist destinations has launched itself as a sustainable resort after embracing a project aimed at promoting sustainability.

Businesses in Hemsby, a popular tourist attraction and resident favourite in Great Yarmouth, have launched multiple schemes over the last six months to help promote sustainability during their busy summer season thanks to a project called FACET.

Tourists and residents visiting the resort are encouraged to join the tourism industry in their fight against plastic pollution and food waste by being more ‘green’ on their visits by participating in FACET projects. Current FACET projects ongoing in Hemsby include the Hemsby Cup, the Hemsby #BottleshipsGY, the Community Fridge and Smart Bins.

Mayor Plant launched the seaside town as an “eco resort” on Tuesday 16, August with an event held at the new Coastal Café. The afternoon saw His Worship unveil a new selfie sign for the village on Beach Road, encouraging residents and visitors to take a ‘selfie’ and promote the resort across social media.

Mayor Plant launched the seaside town as an “eco resort” on Tuesday 16, August with an event held at the new Coastal Café. The afternoon saw His Worship unveil a new selfie sign for the village on Beach Road, encouraging residents and visitors to take a ‘selfie’ and promote the resort across social media.

Cllr Plant, Mayor of Great Yarmouth, said: “Working together we can make a sustainable and successful future for homegrown tourism, for our residents and our visitors, and for our children and their children.  That may start with snapping them in a selfie here, but it can lead to so much more.”

The FACET (Facilitate the Adoption of Circular Entrepreneurship in the Tourism and leisure sector), project is a €3.8 million EU Interreg 2 Seas project, which aims to encourage adoption of Circular Economy solutions in the tourism industry through multiple channels including gamification and behavioural change. The FACET project is delivered by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Norfolk County Council.

Any businesses wanting to get involved should contact benjamin.gulliver@great-yarmouth.gov.uk to express interest.

Mayor_Plant_and_crew_members_from_the_Hemsby_Lifeboat_stand_next_to_the_Hemsby_BottleshipGY.JPG

Last modified on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 22:11

Visit the following businesses

cache/resized/9c4c5a9032d776ac23df0843b9f1bbcb.jpg
CJS Plastering Norfolk Ltd
CJS Plastering is owned by Chris Sweeney and specialises in quality finishes and a thoughtful, friendly service where our main aim is your satisfaction. We have 30 years experience in all aspects of plastering and rendering and produce work to ...
Explore
cache/resized/28b759c4e3f5a8d7eb4c9624b711f5ef.jpg
Chris Crowther Author and Writer
Chris Crowther spent 42 years of his working life flying aeroplanes and helicopters in various parts of the world, mainly West Africa as Chief Pilot of a helicopter operation, and where his first books were written. After hanging up his flying ...
Explore
cache/resized/d304de62f3bcd9b0f6369655004c23f0.jpg
Sheringham Little Theatre
Sheringham’s Little Theatre is closely connected in so many ways.  Established for six decades, it comes with that hard-earned reputation for being an essential component of the coastal community.   Standing proud opposite the Town’s ...
Explore
cache/resized/7270dd12fa358d41d741d27c15d494a4.jpg
Dalegate Market | Shopping & Cafe
Welcome to Dalegate Market, the independent retail site with shops & Deepdale Cafe in Burnham Deepdale.  The shopping centre is on the A149 coast road, approximately half way between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of the ...
Explore
cache/resized/d67c21f76b99729bcc88b8b1784be3ce.jpg
Dodo and Dinosaur
  Dodo and Dinosaur is a small Norfolk-based design studio run by mother and daughter team Jill Michelle Smith and Jennifer Watson. Their exciting new book 'An A-Z of Extraordinary Extinct Creatures’ is designed to inspire young ...
Explore
cache/resized/5e95d6d6f22af8a7ba5bb4be1781e19f.jpg
Stuart Howitt Event Services
Founded in 2005 Stuart Howitt Event Services work with a range of venues and companies across the UK. Our experience covers a vast number of performances including theatre shows, conferences, dance events, club nights and live music events covering ...
Explore
benefits banner

Newsletter

© All Things Norfolk 2008 - 2022
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

RT @Pathmakers3: #WalkNorfolk2022 - Wild about #Cley A free 1-mile guided accessible walk at @NWTCleyCentre with Gemma Walker, Wildlife an…