Tribal Trust soup kitchen in Great Yarmouth refused licence to operate due to questions over its need

Great Yarmouth market place. Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth market place. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2014

A petition has been set up calling for a soup kitchen to be granted a licence to operate in Great Yarmouth.

Over 780 people have called to support the Tribal Trust, which was refused a highways licence by the Town Centre Partnership.

The Town Centre Partnership, which licenses the Market Place space, consulted with stakeholders, including the borough council, which objected to the bid.

Borough council leader Graham Plant said there were several concerns including event safety management, crime and disorder, food safety, and noise.

He added: 'While the council praises anyone with intentions to support the homeless, the council questions the need and appropriateness of a soup kitchen at this location, given that the whole borough at last count had just seven rough sleepers, with well-established provision to support the homeless already in place.'

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Sign the petition by going to and searching for Tribal Trust.

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