Future of Retroskate to be debated by borough councillors in Great Yarmouth

Members of the Retroskate artistic roller skating club hand over a petition to Graham Plant, Great Y

Members of the Retroskate artistic roller skating club hand over a petition to Graham Plant, Great Yarmouth Borough Council leader, to save their venue at the Marina Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The future of a popular roller-skating club which is faced with being turfed out of its home will be debated by councillors on Tuesday (February 2).

An image put out by Retroskate as part of a wider bid to prove to decision makers that the rink shou

An image put out by Retroskate as part of a wider bid to prove to decision makers that the rink should not only stay at the Marina Centre but be improved and expanded. - Credit: Archant

A petition was signed by more than 1,000 people to save Retroskate, which is based at the Great Yarmouth borough council-run Marina Centre on the sea front.

Any petition which receives more than 900 signatures will be debated by the council.

The venue is one of the UK's only dedicated roller skating rinks but faces closure as part of plans to renovate and upgrade the leisure centre in Marine Parade.

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Last week it was announced that the borough council would go back to the drawing board to see if they can attract private sector funding for a larger scale project.

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The meeting of the full council starts promptly at 7pm in Great Yarmouth Town Hall. An extra room in the town hall will be open for the public to watch the debate, such is the suspected level of turnout.

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