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Friday, 17 June 2022 00:00

Sea Life - A Festival of Marine

 

The wonders of the sea will be celebrated in a brand new marine film festival heading to North Norfolk in July.

A one-day series of films on July 8 is the brainchild of sea-loving local photographer and film-maker Chris Taylor from Sheringham.

The festival at Sheringham Little Theatre features a Bafta-nominated 2021 movie Becoming Cousteau, which tells the story of famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau's life.

Screenings also include locally-made short films including Beachcombing by Hunstanton-based filmmaker Pete Naylor which features a poem read by acclaimed Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox. And there is work by Chris himself, including films about the north Norfolk sailing barge Juno, the life of a modern day fisherman Henry Randell, and some stunning footage of the rich wildlife on the chalk reef just a stone's throw from the Sheringham shoreline.

Published in Norfolk Guide
Friday, 14 February 2020 00:00

Visitors Welcome!

From pre-historic to present day – North Norfolk Visitor Centre celebrates official opening and introduction of fun new 'Discover Zone' 

The North Norfolk Visitor Centre was officially opened on Monday 10 February, with an exciting reveal of the brand new look for the tourist information hub. As well as the traditional visitor information service the centre now also includes a “Discovery Zone,” a fantastic new resource which forms part of North Norfolk District Council’s “Deep History Coast” initiative.

Council members, project partners, staff and business Ambassadors gathered for the celebration, which included a screening of the new DHC film and representatives on-hand to discuss the key project elements from fossil hunting to the upcoming mammoth Marathon.

Published in Norfolk Guide

North Norfolk District Council’s Chairman has invited Norfolk Wildlife Trust to be his Charity of the Year, with money raised supporting conservation grazing and family learning.

Dr Clive Stockton has a personal life-long association with nature and wished to support a charity that specifically works to conserve the fragile habitats of Norfolk and raise awareness of the importance of wildlife.

Funds raised by NNDC will be used in two key areas of NWT’s work across Norfolk: to support conservation grazing with rare native breeds and to extend engagement with young children in Sure Start centres.

Conservation grazing with native breed cattle, sheep and ponies protects important areas for wildlife. Without regular grazing, many of our rare and fragile habitats and the species they support would be at risk of being overwhelmed by more dominant plants. NNDC has already shown its own commitment to conservation grazing through the establishment of its Bagot goat herd, 15 of which are on long-term loan to NWT in the Brecks.

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
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
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