Published: Monday, 2nd September 2019
We #lovewestnorfolk is the message coming loud and clear from people who live, work, visit, play, invest, and learn in West Norfolk.
Over the last year, even more people have got involved in the Love West Norfolk campaign which has been designed to promote and celebrate everything West Norfolk.
The campaign launched in 2018 with support from Stephen Fry, Ruddy Muddy, and Tim Bentinck aka David Archer in The Archers, amongst other well-known faces. Since then, hundreds of people have joined in the campaign, sharing why they #lovewestnorfolk.
In the last year, campaign highlights have included:
- The second ever #lovewestnorfolk Day, taking place on 14 February with individuals and organisations sharing just why they think West Norfolk is so special. This year the Norfolk Community Foundation, Norfolk Hospice, Lynxbus and Norfolk County Council Norfolk Trails were just some of the new organisations taking part in the day.
- The Love West Norfolk Champions scheme, with 15 inspiring individuals named as Champions for what they are doing to promote West Norfolk and make a difference in the local area. What made their appointment even more special was that all the Champions were chosen from nominations by the general public.
- The Reasons to Love West Norfolk scheme, through which local organisations can join the campaign by signing the Commitment to West Norfolk. The scheme is aimed at any size of organisation in West Norfolk and ‘Reasons’ which have signed the Commitment include Ward Gethin Archer, Norfolk Chambers of Commerce, Energise Spa at Pentney, and Lamb Social Media.
- And, Perfect West Norfolk Days, submitted by members of the public and shared by Love West Norfolk this summer to inspire people to get out and about in West Norfolk.
The campaign is busy too on social media with people sharing their pictures of West Norfolk or simply getting involved by using the hashtag #lovewestnorfolk.
Love West Norfolk has been developed by the West Norfolk Strategy Group, the partners in which include the Borough Council, Freebridge Community Housing, the College of West Anglia, Norfolk County Council, the QEH, the CCG, King’s Lynn Police, and Community Action Norfolk.
Strategy Group Chair and Freebridge Community Housing Chief Executive Tony Hall said: “We are thrilled that so many people have joined in with the Love West Norfolk campaign with such enthusiasm. This clearly shows just how much the area means to people.”
“West Norfolk has so much to offer, as demonstrated by the hundreds of reasons why people have shared as to why they love West Norfolk.”
“It’s great to see so much involvement in the campaign, not least seeing the distinctive heart logo displayed proudly by businesses and individuals. We are so grateful for the support of West Norfolk.”
Now, campaign organisers are keen to provide further opportunities for people to get involved with Love West Norfolk and let even more people know just what a great place West Norfolk is.
Over the next few months, the people behind the campaign will be meeting with the Love West Norfolk Champions and partners in the Strategy Group to come up with ideas to make the campaign even more engaging. And, they are also keen to hear from members of the public as Tony Hall explained:
“Love West Norfolk has always been about promoting and celebrating the area for West Norfolk and by the people of West Norfolk. And that’s why we would love to hear ideas from anyone about how we can make an even bigger impact with the campaign.”
“What opportunities are there for us to promote the area? Let us have your ideas and we will consider these as part of our plan. And, we are keen too to hear from anyone who would be interested in helping us to develop our ideas so that more people can join in the campaign.”
*Anyone wishing to contribute an idea can do so via the Love West Norfolk website https://www.lovewestnorfolk.co.uk/#tellus or via the social media channels:
- Twitter: @LoveWestNorfolk
- Facebook: LoveWestNorfolk
- Instagram: love_west_norfolk
- LinkedIn: LoveWestNorfolk
Please let Love West Norfolk have all your ideas by Monday 7 October 2019.