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The family behind North Norfolk based gin distillery have announced that they have added an exciting new flavour to their WhataHoot range.
 
‘Tawny Orange’ is a full-strength hand distilled premium gin which blends the distillery’s secret recipe of botanicals with zesty oranges to create a delicious gin with a zingy twist. Made with real fruit and with no artificial flavours or additives, this exciting new product was officially launched at the Kings Lynn Gin Festival on the 15th and 16th March and is now available on-line and in stockists throughout Norfolk.
 
Founded by husband and wife team, Jason and Nicky Crown, with their son Ethan, WhataHoot is one of Norfolk’s newest distilleries. Their Signature Dry Gin was launched at the Norwich Food & Drink Festival in June 2018, since which time they have seen their bottles flying off the shelves.
 

The number of kids born as part of North Norfolk District Council’s Bagot goat-breeding programme has hit a final tally of 12.

The dozen baby animals are all doing well and are enjoying life with their new friends as the herd prepares for another busy summer of habitat management.

The goats have also become a tourist attraction, and the 12 baby Bagots are sure to prove a hit with the public when they head to Cromer later this year.

The latest additions to the popular herd were a bit wobbly on their feet to start with but the adorable kids are now settling well into Norfolk life, and they will be the stars of a forthcoming slot on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme. 

Published in Press Releases
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Innovative Sandscaping Scheme in North Norfolk

Partners in the multi-million pound Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management (Sandscaping) Scheme gathered in Cromer yesterday, February 19th, for the signing of the construction contract.

The construction contractor for the project – Team Van Oord – was resolved at a Full Council meeting in December.

Yesterday representatives from Team Van Oord visited North Norfolk District Council to formally sign the contract.

The significant project milestones include the decommissioning of existing outfalls and building of a new outfall during May and June; and the placing of approximately 1.8 million cubic metres of sand on the beach off Bacton Gas Terminal, Bacton village and Walcott village in July and August.

Published in Press Releases

Some of the famous North Norfolk Bagot goats have headed south to continue their valuable conservation and habitat-management work. 

The 15 billies have been sent on a long-term loan to heathland near Thetford, on land looked after by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. 

The loan follows the sale of a group of billies to Suffolk Wildlife Trust last year.

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “We’re delighted that the wildlife trusts see the same potential benefits as we do.

The goats are a cost-effective way of managing vegetation and vulnerable habitats, and they act as a draw for tourists, too.”

 

Published in Press Releases
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

Overstrand

All Things Norfolk business member Joe Lenton of Original Art Photography focusses on Overstrand in the latest edition of his popular series to help inspire you and learn how to take that perfect image to encapsulate Norfolk. 

Overstrand is just along the coast from Cromer heading East. You can even see Cromer Pier from Overstrand beach.

The lines of the sea defences can be used as effective leading lines, drawing the eye through the image to the focal point of the pier or sunset, for example. You can either work at ground level or photograph from the promenade for a slightly elevated viewpoint.

 

Published in Norfolk Guide
Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

Capture the beauty of Holt Country Park

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) launched its Holt Country Park photography competition in September 2018 and the response so far has been excellent. The winners so far have won prizes from a variety of local businesses as well as a place in the Holt Country Park 2020 calendar.

The Green Flag award winning park is situated on the edge of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is host to many wonderfully visual subjects from orchids in the summer to snowdrops in the winter, many varieties of butterflies who share their airspace with dragonflies and damselflies as well as goldcrests and greater spotted woodpeckers.

The park has a visitor centre with toilets, a car park with disabled parking bays (available at £2 per day) and way-marked routes suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

 

Published in Competition Time
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 00:00

Cromer on a Foggy Day

All Things Norfolk business member Joe Lenton of Original Art Photography focusses on Cromer in the latest of his series of features for All Things Norfolk.

Joe has over 50 international awards to his name and All Things Norfolk are delighted to bring you another edition of his popular series to help inspire you and learn how to take that perfect image to encapsulate Norfolk

As we move through Autumn and Winter, the weather changes and the hours of daylight decrease. So, often many photographers seem to go into hibernation unsure of what to do until Spring. This month, I'd like to encourage you to make the most of the unique conditions of the cooler seasons. One particular phenomenon that you are likely to see more of is fog.

Published in Norfolk Guide

The latest set of figures detailing how important the tourism sector is to North Norfolk has painted a clear picture of many more overnight stays and a £10m boost to the economy year on year.

The Economic Impact of Tourism report for 2017, published this week, has revealed the following:

  • ·The total number of trips (day & staying) to North Norfolk was 8,827,700.
  • ·Of these, 8,207,000 were day trips (up 5.8% from a 2016 total of 7,755,000).
  • ·And 620,700 were ‘staying’ or overnight trips (up 12.1% from a 2016 total of 553,500).
  • ·This gives a total tourism value of £505m (up 3% from a 2016 total of £495m).
  • ·In 2017 there were 11,352 actual tourism jobs (or 8,184 full time equivalent jobs). This is an increase of 3% compared to 2016.

The 2017 figures also compare well with overall growth in England – the 12.1% increase in the number of overnight trips to North Norfolk is against a background of a 3% increase in the same statistic across England as a whole.

Published in Press Releases

Bradfield Cricket Club had a special guest last Saturday (August 18 2018) before their league match against Horsford; North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) Leader, Councillor John Lee, was on hand to present the Club with a plaque celebrating the Council’s £15,000 grant from its Big Society Fund.

This was the first serious fixture at the ground since Bradfield opened their refurbished clubhouse on August 4; part of a £120,000 project to secure cricket at one of the best grounds in Norfolk.

The new clubhouse, on the edge of the pitch which Bradfield have played on since 1845 now boasts new changing facilities, toilets, kitchen, bar and social area, which together will provide better facilities, especially for children’s cricket at the Club.

North Norfolk District Council has run the Big Society Fund for six years now and it has benefitted many community groups across the District, with over £1.6m being handed out to 219 community projects in that time.

Published in Press Releases

Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, has unveiled the team of young nature-lovers who have been selected to help the reserve motivate the next generation to connect with nature and look after the environment. 

The 12-strong group, aged between nine and 11, are the latest recruits for Pensthorpe’s Junior Board, an initiative which has been in place since 2015 to offer passionate young people an opportunity to help influence ways in which the Norfolk attraction can better engage with young people.

The latest intake, which will be in place until June 2020, has been selected from a host of entries submitted by budding nature lovers from across the county.

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