New home is too tight a squeeze for North Walsham Town Council

Members of North Walsham Town Council in their new home, at the register office on King's Arms Stree

Members of North Walsham Town Council in their new home, at the register office on King's Arms Street. Picture: ALEX HURRELL - Credit: Archant

Although it's still only September, North Walsham Town Council has been told 'there's no room at the inn' in its bid to find a new meeting chamber.

The council has just moved out of its New Road base to a new home sharing the town's register office, on King's Arms Street.

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon wants to buys its former home, owned by North Norfolk District Council, and convert it into a family restaurant.

While the register office can provide office space for the council, its ceremonies room is too much of a squeeze as a venue for full council meetings.

Tuesday's first attempt at holding one in the room saw two councillors having to sit on the sidelines as there was no space at the table, with one councillor absent.

Town clerk Nick Clancy said he had asked a number of other venues in North Walsham, including the church rooms, Sacred Heart hall, The Atrium and North Walsham Community Centre, but none had a big enough space available on Tuesday evenings, the customary day of full council meetings.

Mr Clancy said members might have to consider switching the meeting day to a Wednesday instead.

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