Up to £500,000 could be spent on fish and lion signs and information megaliths
PUBLISHED: 14:06 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:19 12 July 2018
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Prepare for the invasion of the megaliths and half fish half lion emblems!
A bid to boost Great Yarmouth to make it easier to explore and navigate the town centre and wider area as part of its Town Centre Masterplan has been launched.
A report to be discussed next week will look at the installation of seven ‘megalith’ information points at key points in the town, including the train station, bus station and seafront.
The project, which could cost up to £500,000, is also looking at a major re-brand of town signposts which if approved would be green in colour and feature the half lion half fish borough emblem.
Graham Plant, council leader, said: “These exciting wayfinding enhancements for pedestrians are part of the Town Centre Masterplan, which aims to enhance the historic town centre as a destination where more people choose to live, work, invest and spend their leisure time and money.
“The new megaliths and other enhanced signage will encourage more visitors to explore the town centre, signposting pedestrians to the town centre from our key gateways, the bus and train stations and car parks, and between the town centre, seafront and vice versa.
The use on the finger posts of the historic green colour, found on herring fishing vessels and existing street signs, plus addition of the coat of arms emblem atop each sign, is also a great way to celebrate and raise awareness of our rich cultural heritage.”
The plans will be put before the borough council’s economic development committee on Monday by the Town Centre Member Working Group.
The funds for the scheme have been identified by Norfolk County Council through the New Anglia LEP Local Growth Fund.
Current car park signage will be brought into the project and enhanced with the new branding.
The project is expected to cost between £200k and £500k.There is an aim of completing the project by April next year.
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