PICTURE GALLERY: Mass protest shows anger over Gorleston prom parking plans

A MASS rally on Gorleston seafront showed the strength of opposition to parking plans on the lower prom.

More than 500 people turned out to the demonstration to express their anger at proposals to mark out 44 new spaces for vehicles on the hard-surface area up to the paddling pool.

The lower prom is currently enjoyed by children playing games, joggers and people going for a seaside stroll.

And demonstrators voiced their views against Great Yarmouth Borough Council's proposals.

Dennis Durrant, 76 of Gorleston, has spearheaded the opposition movement.

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He said: 'We want to tell the council that we mean business and people power is the way we will do it.

'There's no shortage of car parking in Gorleston if you've got two legs.

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'The only time parking does get tight is at the very height of summer.'

A petition against the parking proposals already has more than 600 signatures.

Residents have been urged to attend a meeting on the proposals on November 21 at Gorleston Pavilion.

The time of the meeting will be announced after the next committee meeting.

The next Gorleston Action Group (GAG) meeting is this Monday at 7.30pm in the Kevill Arms pub, Church Road, Gorleston.

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