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Date published: 24th July 2018

The first ever Norfolk Day is being supported in various different ways by North Norfolk District Council.

Backed by the EDP, Norwich Evening News and BBC Radio Norfolk, Norfolk Day takes place on Friday, July 27th and has been designed to mark the special qualities of the county.

A number of NNDC councillors have had their photographs taken in their communities showing the beauty and diversity of the district. These locations include the Broads, a church, an ancient castle, a family butchers, leisure facilities, a historic town centre and the coast.

Cllr John Lee, NNDC Leader and Conservative Group Leader, said: “There is a huge amount to celebrate about Norfolk every day, but having a specific day set aside to celebrate our county means even greater recognition, which is to be welcomed.”

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, NNDC Liberal Democrat Group Leader, said: “Norfolk Day is a fantastic initiative promoting all that is good about our beautiful county and I am delighted North Norfolk District Council is also lending its support.”


Cllr John Rest, NNDC Independent Group Leader, said: “Let’s hope this is the start of a very successful annual event, which hopefully will grow in popularity.”

There will also be a range of activities at the North Norfolk Information Centre in Cromer, which is run by NNDC.

This Friday, July 27th, the following events will be held at the NNIC:

  • 11am: Robert Greenfield will sign his books Samphire Coast and The Cedar Cage.
  • 11.30am: Emma Mortimer from Beach Hut Charm will host a jewellery demonstration.
  • Noon: The much anticipated launch of the ‘Goats on a Slope’ Bagot goat merchandise, including mugs, tea-towels, ceramic fridge magnets, mounted prints, postcards, key rings and coasters. The items all feature original artwork by Ian Richardson, an NNDC employee, who will be signing prints.
  • All day: Launch of Blue Flag merchandise to recognise North Norfolk’s six Blue Flag beaches at Cromer, Sheringham, Mundesley, East Runton, West Runton and Sea Palling.

Last updated: 26th July 2018