Church Approach, North Walsham - a better name than 4a Market Street?

Site of the former 4a Market Street in North Walsham.
Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Site of the former 4a Market Street in North Walsham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Church Approach looks set to become the new name of a transformed area of North Walsham.

Town councillors have been discussing what to call the landscaped site once occupied by the former neglected 4a Market Street which was demolished after more than a decade.

The new-look, paved site reveals a hitherto-hidden vista of North Walsham's imposing grade one-listed parish church with its distinctive ruined tower.

Dave Turner, who was born and bred in North Walsham, said the surrounding area had always been known as Church Approach, and the council agreed to investigate the history of that name.

But mayor Barry Hester said: 'For me it's a no-brainer. If that's what it's always been called, then that's what we should call it.'

? Councillors are to consult interested parties on siting a bench by the taxi rank close to 4a Market Street although police fear it could attract anti-social behaviour.

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