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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

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 Hunstanton Golf Club.

The car park is now a "Phone and Pay" or "Pay at machine" car park. Although the car park is unattended, it is managed using an ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) camera and manual patrols by Civil Enforcement Ltd. There is a height restriction at the entrance of 6' 0" and overnight camping, fires, barbecues or cooking stoves are not permitted.

After parking your vehicle you have 10 minutes 'grace' to go to the machine, enter your car's registration number and pay as follows:

£3 for two hours parking.
£5 for four hours parking.
£7 for all day parking.

These parking terms apply from 09:30 until 18:00 daily, including Sunday and Bank Holidays.

You can pay with cash at the machine or you can use the Phone and Pay app on your smart phone.

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

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Burnham Market Area Community Car Scheme

Co-ordinator - Linda Craig

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 Linda on 07851 322580

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The village church is St. Mary the Virgin, Holme-next-the-Sea. This church is one of eight in the Hunstanton and Saxon Shore Benefice.

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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
PE36 5EZ

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

Get advice online now from 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
PE36 5DN

Tel: 01485 532859

Burnham Market Surgery
Church Walk
Burnham Market
PE31 8DH

Tel: 01328 737000

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Domestic Heating Oil

There are a number of suppliers of Domestic Heating 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. A £10 per annum membership fee applies.

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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 0345 988 1188 (24 hour service) to register.

More information is available about the long term flood risk assessment for locations in England. To check on the flood risk for a particular property visit Long Term Flood Risk Information.

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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
King's Lynn
PE34 3AQ.

Tel: 0344 800 8009 - the Highways Services contact number (24 hours).
Fax: 01553 692129

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

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

Tel: 01553 613613

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Colney Lane

Tel: 01603 286286

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Hunstanton Library
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.

Hunstanton Library is now closed on Mondays and Thursdays as well as Sundays. However, a new service allows borrowers to access the library premises when the building
is unstaffed. 'Open Library' gives customers, partners and community groups access to the library for extended times, even when it is unstaffed. It was rolled out in June 2018
with 30 libraries initially but a further 10 libraries, including Hunstanton, now offer extended opening hours.

For more information about Open Library and details of how to register please visit the Norfolk County Council website.

Alternatively, the easiest way may just be to visit the library - you will need your library card and your pin number. If you cannot remember your pin the librarian will reset it for you.
Once your library card has been activated you just have to scan it at the door, enter your pin and the door can be opened. You can then borrow and/or return books.

All this is in addition to the existing Libraries mobile app 'Spydus' which allows borrowers to renew their books (up to three times) and search the NCC library service for titles.
You can download Spydus for Android or Apple here.

You will also find in the library a number of PCs available for free internet access and free WIFI is also offered to all those who have joined.

Library opening times:

  • Monday - Unstaffed (Open Library access 8am - 7pm)
  • Tuesday - Staffed 9am - 7pm (Open Library access 8am - 9am)
  • Wednesday - Staffed 9am - 7pm (Open Library access 8am - 9am)
  • Thursday - Unstaffed (Open Library access 8am - 7pm)
  • Friday - Staffed 9am - 7pm (Open Library access 8am - 9am)
  • Saturday - Staffed 9am - 4pm (Open Library access 8am - 9am)
  • Sunday - Unstaffed (Open Library access 10am - 4pm)

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

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Lily provides a comprehensive range of support in west Norfolk to combat loneliness and social isolation in adults of all ages. The project is linked to the 'No Lonely Day' initiative, and encourages people to develop friendships and engage in our local community. The directory lists organisations, services and activities that help people to live healthy, active and independent lives. It is expanding to include more and more information relevant to adults of all ages.

Lily Advisors can offer up to five one-to-ones, identifying any barriers and helping people work to overcome them. It may be they need help to find social activities and would like accompanying to the first session; they may want to volunteer and need some support to find an opportunity; they may need some IT or tablet training to help them reconnect with family members that live away.

For more information:
Telephone 01553 616200 option 6
Talk to a Lily Advisor at community groups, locations and events.

If you would like your event or organisation to be included in the directory, get in touch at

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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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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.)

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

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
PE36 6HS

Tel: 01485 533197

Post Office
21 High Street
PE36 5AB

Tel: 08457 223344

The local Delivery and Sorting Office is in Hunstanton at:

Hunstanton Delivery Office
Melton Drive
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
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

Some items you take to the recycling and waste centres will attract a charge...

Waste collection arrangements

Waste collection arrangements

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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 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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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 for this unmanned office:

Hunstanton Tourist Information Centre
The Coal Shed
5 Le Strange Terrace
PE36 5AJ

Pamplets etc. available here.

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Hunstanton Vets (Medivet)
95 Westgate
PE36 5EP

Tel: 01485 535950


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Waste Collections

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

Collection day is Thursdays with the black general refuse bins together with the food waste caddies collected one week and the green recycling bins collected the next week - so black and green bins are both collected on Thursdays on alternate weeks.

The collection day for the brown garden refuse bins remains unchanged. So, brown bins will continue to be collected on Tuesdays - but only during those weeks when the green bins are collected.

The Refuse & Recycling Helpline is 01553 776676.

Here is the collection schedule for 2024/2025:

Waste collection arrangements

Waste collection arrangements

Waste collection arrangements

You can also recyle small electrical items and batteries with the waste collection service. Details below:

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.