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Village name: Holme-next-the-Sea
Parish: Holme-next-the-Sea CP
County: Norfolk
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk District (B)
County Electoral Division: North Coast



Barbers

Jack's Gentlemen's Barbers is centrally located next to the Town Hall in Hunstanton. This is a well established business now moved to super new premises. Very spacious and tastefully furnished with lots of mahogany, enormous mirrors and even Tiffany lamps. Most importantly, Jack knows all about cutting gentlemen's hair too!

Jacks Gentlemen's Barbers, Hunstanton - photo Tony Foster
Jacks Gentlemen's Barbers, Hunstanton - photo Tony Foster Address:
Jack's Gentlemen's Barbers
Annexe
Town Hall
The Green
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 6BQ

Phone: 01485 533730

Opening hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed

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Borough Council

The Borough council is the King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. The Council Information Centre can be contacted on 01553 616200 Monday-Friday 08:00 - 16:00 and Saturday 09:00 - 12:00.



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Car Park

The only public car park in the village is located just opposite the toilet building at the northern end of Beach Road - just before the golf course. This car park is owned by Old Hunstanton Golf Club and operated by a sub-let agent. A fee of £3.50 applies when there is a sign displayed at the entrance and the attendant is present (usually when the small refreshments kiosk is open). The fee is sometimes reduced during the winter months to £2.00.


NOTE
There is a height restriction of 6' 6" (1.9812 metres) at the entrance to this car park.


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BMACCS
Burnham Market Area Community Car Scheme

The Village Hall, Kirkgate, Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk PE36 6LH.

Co-ordinator - Daphne Potter

BMACCS organises volunteer drivers to take passengers for medically related appointments from Wells-next-the-Sea and surrounding areas to the East and coastal villages West to Old Hunstanton and approximately 20 miles inland.

We attend local:
SURGERIES - including Burnham Market, Wells-next-the-Sea, Docking, Hunstanton, Fakenham Medical Centre and Gayton Road Medical Centre.

HOSPITALS - Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Addenbrookes Cambridge, Papworth, Queen Elizabeth King's Lynn, Sandringham Hospital, Kelling, Wisbech and Wells Community Hospital etc.

We also visit:
Opticians, Physiotherapists, Dentists, Podiatrists, Day Centres and Care Homes.

Whilst medical appointments are our main aim we also arrange Hospital and Nursing Home visiting - sometimes this includes shopping.

Passengers pay 45p per mile for journeys - an amount set out by the Chancellor in his budget for all volunteer drivers.

For information please contact Daphne on 01485 525511


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Church

The village church is St. Mary the Virgin, Holme-next-the-Sea. This church is one of six in the Saxon Shore Benefice. The Rector is Rev. Susan Bowden-Pickstock.

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Each Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent registered charity that helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice, and by influencing policy makers.

The local bureau is:
Hunstanton CAB Outreach
Council Offices
Valentine Road
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 5EZ

Open Thursdays fortnightly 10.00 - 13.00. Pre-booked appointments via the council offices - Tel: 01485 532516.

Get advice online now from www.adviceguide.org.uk for practical, reliable, up-to-date CAB information in English, Welsh, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu on a wide range of topics. The information covers England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and is continuously reviewed by a team of advisers. Please note some bureaux can only give advice to people living or working in a certain area. Please check with the bureau that they are able to help you.



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Doctors and GP Surgeries

Hunstanton Medical Practice
The Surgery
Valentine Road
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 5DN

Tel: 01485 532859

Burnham Market Surgery
Church Walk
Burnham Market
Norfolk
PE31 8DH


Tel: 01328 737000



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Domestic Fuel Oil

There are a number of suppliers of Domestic Fuel Oil in the area. There is really no fixed pricing system - the buyer is free to phone around in order to obtain the best price. Some suppliers have a minimum quantity of oil which they will deliver and others sometimes charge a premium for smaller quantities. Generally speaking, the minimum quantity you could expect to have delivered is 500 litres.

In Holme-next-the-Sea an Oil Syndicate was set up by a resident in 2011. The target is to obtain a lower price for oil by buying in bulk.

Once you have registered with the organiser you will receive an email monthly asking if you want to be included in the current order. If you do not need oil you have no need to reply. If you need oil you should reply and state the quantity you require (minimum 500 litres). Once the bulk order has been placed you will receive a further email advising you of the price per litre, the name of the supplier, their telephone number and the date of delivery. The buyer has to pay the supplier direct.

The bulk order is placed on the first Thursday every month.

To register with the syndicate, or to obtain more information, please click on the link to email the organiser: Holme-next-the-Sea Oil Syndicate.

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Flood Warnings

Find out if there are any current flood warnings in this area from the Environment Agency web site. Select "Town" from the drop-down list and type in "Old Hunstanton".

You can also sign up on-line for the Environment Agency's Free Flood Warning Service
Alternatively, phone Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or Typetalk 0845 602 6340 to register.

There is also an informative brochure issued by the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk which includes the dates of high tides.
                         Click this link Flood Warning Information - 2015-16

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Event signs

Norfolk County Council advises that, generally speaking, it is illegal to place signs on the verges of the public highway - unless the verge, fence, garden etc. is privately owned. However N.C.C. goes on to state that it is mindful that it has long been the practice for signing to be provided within the highway for local 'events' which are part of local life and highly valued as such. These will include village fêtes, flower festivals, garden open days and so on where funds are raised for local purposes or charities.

A scheme exists to allow for directional signing to such events, so long as some simple conditions are met. These conditions cover such matters as the siting of the signs, the length of time they can be in place and their size.

For full guidance notes covering the scheme please Click here.

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Highway Maintenance

The Highway Maintenance Area covering covering the whole Borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk, including Holme-next-the-Sea, is:

Highway Maintenance, West Area Office
Poplar Avenue
Saddlebow
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE34 3AQ.

Tel: 0344 800 8009 - the Highways Services contact number (24 hours).
Fax: 01553 692129
Email: highways@norfolk.gov.uk

You can also report on-line any roads in Norfolk which require attention using
The Highway Report Form



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Hospitals

Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Gayton Road
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 4ET

Tel: 01553 613613

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Colney Lane
Norwich
Norfolk
NR4 7UY

Tel: 01603 286286



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Library

Hunstanton Library
Westgate
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 5AL

Tel: 01485 532280

This library is wheelchair friendly. As well as the usual books you can also borrow CDs, DVDs, books on tape and large print books. There is a self-service system for borrowing books - but there is also a team of very helpful librarians to assist if required. The library offers a book request service and colour printer/photocopier facilities. You will also find lots of community information on display here.

There are a number of PCs available for free internet access and free WIFI is also offered to all those who join.

Library opening times:

  • Monday - 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday - 10am - 7pm
  • Thursday - 10am - 1pm
  • Friday - 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am - 1pm
  • Sunday - Closed

More information can be found at Norfolk County Council Online Library Services.



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LILY
"Living Independently in Later Years"

The LILY directory is a West Norfolk Partnership project, led by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. It is part of a wider programme of work that is aiming to improve the quality of life for older people living in West Norfolk by supporting them to lead healthy, active and independent lives.

LILY is an online directory for West Norfolk that brings together information about a wide range of services, activities, advice and guidance, primarily for the over 65s, providing an easy-to-access, easy- to-use reference and signposting guide.

LILY provides a wealth of information about what’s going on in the region, clubs to join, hobbies and activities to enjoy, travel and mobility advice, links to key health websites, advice on staying safe, managing your money, caring for someone, and services and accommodation for anyone needing higher levels of care.

LILY is organised into ten simple-to-search categories and there are useful filters and quick links that make finding information quick and easy.

Visit the LILY website at www.asklily.org.uk or phone them at 01553 616200. You can also send them an email at asklily@west-norfolk.gov.uk

There is a huge amount of useful information on this website. Well worth a visit.

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Mobile Library Service

Mobile Libraries are free to join and offer something for everyone.

Fiction books for adults and children.
DVDs and videos for adults and children (a small charge applies.)
Large print books.
Non-fiction books for adults and children: subject requests are free.
Audio books on CD and tape (a small charge applies).
If you cannot find the book you want the mobile library offers a request service for 55p.

Norfolk operates 13 public Mobile Libraries that call at over 2000 stops in the county. For further information on any aspect of the service please call 01603 222267. There is also a special mobile library service that calls at sheltered accommodation, hospitals and residential homes - for information on these services, please contact the administrator of the care facility in the first instance.

Disabled access
All mobile library vehicles are equipped with a lift for those with mobility problems and wheelchair users.

Routes and Timetables
In March, 2014 the Mobile Library service revised many of the journeys. The route and timetable that covers Holme-next-the-Sea is listed at Mobile Libraries Routes and Timetables and the visit will usually be on a Tuesday. The library will park just south of the A149 in Peddars Way close to "Haystacks" and is schedule to be there between 12:05 and 12:40.

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Police

The force responsible for policing and crime prevention in this area is Norfolk Constabulary.

In an emergency always dial 999 from any phone.

An emergency is where life is in danger; a serious offence is in progress; a suspect is at a scene; an alleged offender is identified at any location; there is an imminent likelihood of violence/damage to a person's property or there is a serious road traffic collision.

For all non-emergency calls simply dial 101 from any phone.

This new number 101 is to replace the old 0845 456 457 and can be used to report a
non-emergency or to discuss other matters.

It is hoped that the use of the 101 number will improve access to the police and ease pressure on the emergency number 999. The new number is to be used to contact the local police force to report non-emergency crimes, anti-social behaviour and disorder or to speak to a local police officer. The 101 service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls from landlines and mobile networks will cost 15p no matter what time of day or how long the call is.

Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired callers will be able to access the same service via textphone on 18001 101.

(If you tie up an emergency line for something that is not urgent, you could be preventing help reaching someone who needs immediate assistance.)

Online
To get in touch with the police about general enquiries, recruitment, compliments and complaints you can contact them online at www.norfolk.police.uk


NOTE
Do not use the online contact form in an emergency.
In an emergency always dial 999.



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Post and Sorting Offices

Post Office
38 Old Hunstanton Road
Old Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 6HS

Tel: 01485 533197

Post Office
21 High Street
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 5AB

Tel: 08457 223344



The local Delivery and Sorting Office is in Hunstanton at:

Hunstanton Delivery Office
Melton Drive
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 5AA

Tel: 01485 533848




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Public Conveniences

There is a Unisex Toilet located at the northern end of Beach Road on the left just before the golf course. There is also a RADAR key operated toilet for the disabled. The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR) is a national organisation of and for disabled people.

The building and services are provided by, and maintained by, King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council.



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Recycling Centre

There is an excellent recycling centre at Heacham. The site is off the A149 between Heacham and Hunstanton. Take the lay-by that runs behind the BP Lavender Hill Service Station and the site is accessed via a short lane running up the hill - it is signposted from the A149.

Heacham Recycling Centre
Chalkpit Road
Heacham
Kings Lynn
PE31 7JE

From 1st April until 30th September this facility is open 09:00 - 17:00 every day of the week. Open as usual on bank holidays but closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

For more information on other Recycling Centre locations please call 0344 800 8004 or email recycling@norfolk.gov.uk



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Samaritans

The nearest local branch of The Samaritans is at King's Lynn where an adviser can be contacted by phone on 08457 909090 (charges apply) or 116 123 (this number is free to call), by email jo@samaritans.org or you can visit them at 26 Queen Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1HT.

Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10.00-22.00
Wednesday: 10.00-22.00
Thursday: 10.00-22.00
Friday: 10.00-22.00
Saturday: 10.00-18.00
Sunday: closed

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Schools

Hunstanton Primary School
Infants and Juniors.

Smithdon High School
Takes pupils from 11-18 years old.

(Please note the two schools above may not be your catchment schools.)

Glebe House School & Nursery
A coeducational day and weekly boarding school. Takes pupils from 6 months - 13 years.



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Tide Tables

Click this link for more information about tide timetables Hunstanton Tide Times.

This information is derived in part from material obtained from the UK Hydrographic Office with the permission of the UK Hydrographic Office and Her Majesty's Stationary Office.



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Tourist Information Centre

The nearest Tourist Information source is at Hunstanton. Contact details:

Hunstanton Tourist Information Centre
The Green
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 6BQ

Tel: 01485 532610

Email: info@visithunstanton.info

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Vet

Hunstanton Vets (Medivet)
95 Westgate
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 5EP

Tel: 01485 535950

TO CALL THE VET OUT OF HOURS CALL 07802 830658


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Waste Collections

The Borough Council contracts Kier Group to empty household waste bins in the village.

The Refuse & Recycling Helpline is 01553 776676.

Here is the collection schedule for Holme-next-the-Sea operating from 1st April, 2016


Waste collection arrangements

Waste collection arrangements

Waste collection arrangements

The Brown bins are used for garden waste and are collected fortnightly on Tuesdays - but only on those Tuesdays in weeks when the Green bins are collected! Here is the diary for collections


Waste collection arrangements

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Weather Forecast




This weather forecast is based on Hunstanton, only 3.5 miles away from
Holme-next-the-Sea, and the Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office.