New campaign urges people to Love West Norfolk

A view of the town centre taken from the north tower of King's Lynn Minster (St Margaret's Church).

A view of the town centre taken from the north tower of King's Lynn Minster (St Margaret's Church). Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

A new campaign to celebrate all that West Norfolk has to offer is set to launch this week.

Love West Norfolk is a new campaign launched this year celebrating all that West Norfolk has to offe

Love West Norfolk is a new campaign launched this year celebrating all that West Norfolk has to offer. - Credit: Archant

Love West Norfolk aims to create pride and aspiration in the local area, giving residents and visitors alike the opportunity to make their voices heard across the county and beyond.

And there are plenty of things to shout about in West Norfolk, with sandy beaches, a royal estate, festivals and booming high streets to name but a few.

Hunstanton beach. Picture: Ian Burt

Hunstanton beach. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Readers from across the region are encouraged to join in and share their views on what makes West Norfolk so special on social media and events, details of which will be released at the official launch tomorrow (Friday, January 5) in Customs House, King's Lynn, at 2pm.

Janet Kendal, from Hunstanton, said: 'West Norfolk has so much to offer in different ways like the coast along with the history, architecture, nature and so much more.'

The Custom House in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The Custom House in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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Ann Barsby, from South Wootton, King's Lynn, added: 'West Norfolk is a refreshing place to live with easy access to amenities.'

The campaign is being supported by the EDP, as well as key community leaders from an array of organisations including West Norfolk council, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, College of West Anglia, Freebridge Community Housing and many more.

Norfolk Lavender at Heacham. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk Lavender at Heacham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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West Norfolk council leader Brian Long said: 'I so often read that King's Lynn and West Norfolk is a 'hidden gem', with beautiful coastlines, stunning rural villages and a wealth of history and heritage.

'Now it's time West Norfolk stopped hiding its light under a bushel. It's time for us all to start showcasing the wonderful things that West Norfolk has to offer.

Sunset at Hunstanton beach. Picture: Ian Burt

Sunset at Hunstanton beach. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

'It's time we all realised how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful, vibrant place. It's time to stop taking for granted what we see every day and time we all started telling the world why West Norfolk is such a great place.'

Tony Hall, chief executive of Freebridge Community Housing and chairman of West Norfolk Strategy Group, which brings all the leaders together, said: 'West Norfolk is a fantastic place to live, work and play in. I hope this initiative will remind everyone what a fantastic area it is and encourage people to apply for jobs or consider setting up businesses here.'

A view across the rooftops from the Altitude ride at The Mart, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

A view across the rooftops from the Altitude ride at The Mart, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Why We Love West Norfolk

Stunning beaches, rolling countrysides and a host of annual events are just some of the things we love about West Norfolk, making it the ideal place to live or even spend a holiday.

Downham Market water festival. Picture: Ian Burt

Downham Market water festival. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

The sandy beach, views of the striped cliffs and bustling promenade makes Sunny Hunny the go-to destination for a summer break.

The Majestic Cinema opened in May 1928 at the height of the silent movie era and also contained a fine ballroom, of which the sprung floor still remains beneath what is now Screen 3. The independent cinema celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

Festival Too. Picture: Ian Burt

Festival Too. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn also plays host to Festival Too, dubbed one of Europe's biggest free festivals, and King's Lynn Festival which has aired on national radio, firmly placing the town on the national map.

Even the royal family love West Norfolk - the Queen returns to Sandringham every year to spend her Christmas holidays at Sandringham House.

The Vancouver Quarter, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The Vancouver Quarter, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sandringham House. Picture: Ian Burt

Sandringham House. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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