Great Yarmouth Borough Council

A town’s flagship project is on course to be completed by spring thanks in part to the work of a team of volunteers who are helping to restore a Grade II-listed seafront attraction back to its former glory.

A section of wall which surrounds Great Yarmouth’s cemetery has been knocked down amid fears it was at risk of collapsing.

The contractor who will develop Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing has been announced by Norfolk County Council.

Taxi drivers in a Norfolk borough have claimed it is too easy to get a licence after they struggled for business during the festive period.

More than two years ago it was destroyed by a devastating fire.

Two flood warnings remain in place across Norfolk and Suffolk ahead of the next round of high tides.

As crashing waves and strong winds ripped through coastal parts of Norfolk on Tuesday, the Great Yarmouth coast avoided the worst of the weather.

High tides and strong winds whipped up some dramatic scenes along the coast this morning.

Communities on the Norfolk and Suffolk coast are today bracing themselves for potential flooding caused by 50mph winds and high tides.

Flood alerts requiring immediate action have been issued for parts of the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline, prompted by 50mph winds and high spring tides.

A coastal theatre could be facing its final curtain if council bosses do not intervene with financial support.

Tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant have been included in ambitious multi-million pound development plans for a Norfolk lakeside resort.

A new rapid charging point for electric cars in a key coastal car park will be fully operational by March, it is hoped.

Tourism businesses and council representatives in Great Yarmouth gathered this week to launch the 2019 tourism season and brochure at a special celebration held at St George’s Theatre.

The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce has announced a number of its first networking events for the new year.

East of England Co-operative Society has applied to Great Yarmouth Borough Council to vary an existing Premises Licence in respect of East of England Co-op, 4 The Green, Martham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4PA

East of England Co-operative Society has applied to Great Yarmouth Borough Council to vary an existing Premises Licence in respect of East of England Co-op, 88 Repps Road, Martham, Great Yarmouth, NR29 40Z. The proposed variation is make application for the following licensable activities to be carried on or from the premises: To vary the licence for the sale of alcohol by retail for consumption off the premises as follows: Monday to Sunday (including Good Friday) 06:00 to 23:00. The Council’s Licensing Register, together with details of this application, may be inspected at the Town Hall, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF during usual office hours.

Crates of empty beer bottles and piles of black bags are a common sight in most homes during the festive period.

A £4m boost at a Norfolk energy hub will ramp up investment and create jobs, it is hoped.

A boy walking into class to tell his teacher his Mum did not have enough money to buy food instigated a headteacher at a Norfolk primary school to set up a food bank.

A luxury tobacconist has accused a medical practice of wasting time and money by objecting to its plans to move into a former pub in Great Yarmouth.

One in every five recycling trucks in Norfolk is contaminated as people are putting the “wrong things” in their bins, councils have warned.

A bid to equip toilets in council offices in Great Yarmouth with free sanitary products has been knocked back by the borough’s Conservative group.

Ambitious proposals for a new ‘water-themed’ leisure facility on the Great Yarmouth seafront have been rubber stamped by councillors.

Plans to revamp Great Yarmouth’s market place remain firmly on the council’s agenda, despite missing out in a crucial funding bid.

Clippesby Hall Ltd has applied to Great Yarmouth Borough Council for a premises licence in respect of - Base Camp, Clippesby Hall, Norfolk Near Great Yarmouth, NR29 3BL.

Sky-high fares, an unreliable service, and cheaper alternative transport options are all being blamed for a significant drop in rail passengers in Great Yarmouth over the last five years.

A delayed motion looking to reduce period poverty in the Great Yarmouth borough is to be discussed once more by councillors.

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

Would you like to play a major part in restoring one of Great Yarmouth’s most historic tourist attractions to its former glory?

The future of Great Yarmouth is bright, according to council bosses leading the transformation charge in the borough.

A selection of the region’s most selfless and committed individuals gathered on Wednesday evening at The Halls in Norwich for the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2018.

The region’s most hard working, caring, and talented individuals were celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony this evening.

Residents living in a Norfolk borough which in the last two weeks has seen a pupil take a knife into a primary school and a man confronted by a masked attacker armed with a knife have been reassured they live in a ‘safe area’.

Much-loved councillor and coach operator the late Charles Reynolds was among three town stalwarts to be granted an ancient honour in Great Yarmouth.

Residents in Great Yarmouth have been reassured CCTV in the town is monitored 24/7 following footage which emerged last week of a man waving a knife.

Leading businesses were honoured at the prestigious annual celebration of business excellence in the Great Yarmouth borough at the Spirit of Enterprise Awards on Friday night.

A selective licensing scheme for a deprived ward in Norfolk will begin in the New Year.

It is one of the Great Yarmouth seafront’s most instantly recognisable buildings, with its stature, cast iron structure and glass panels mimicking the look of an ice palace.

Visitors to Great Yarmouth will be treated to a smarter welcome following a major revamp of the town’s train station forecourt worth £710,000.

They are two coastal towns that have evolved in recent years into trendy haunts throughout the summer months.

Respects have been paid to a Dunkirk veteran who served the borough of Great Yarmouth as a councillor for some 50 years.

People who have used mechanical diggers to take “significant” amounts of sand and relocate sea defence blocks on Hemsby beach have been ordered to stop.

A political party in Great Yarmouth believes residents and businesses could reap the rewards if the first hour of parking in the town centre is made free of charge.

Few places nationwide voted more in favour of leaving the European Union than Great Yarmouth.


Happy Birthday Prince Charles! Residents in Great Yarmouth wished the Prince of Wales a very happy 70th birthday at a special tea party held at the town hall on Wednesday afternoon.

A council insists it will press on with controversial plans to redevelop Great Yarmouth’s historic market place – despite a £1.5m bid for government funding failing.

A senior Tory is calling for a “sensible debate” over children’s centres claiming Labour “has stooped to a new low” in the row about the service.

The row over controversial proposals to close Norfolk’s children’s centres has intensified after Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis accused campaigners of “playing politics”.

One of the UK’s leading landlord associations has threatened Great Yarmouth Borough Council with legal action over a licensing scheme which it claims is “unlawful”.

Silhouettes honouring war heroes which were destroyed by vandals in Great Yarmouth last Friday - just 48 hours after they were unveiled - have been replaced.

Tenants living in one of the most deprived areas in Norfolk will face a rent price hike due to new council red tape, according to ‘fed up’ landlords.

Embattled beaches are taking a blasting from high winds and tides, with one stretch reportedly losing several feet in just one day.

Spades are in the ground on a new scheme to build 287 homes near Great Yarmouth – and people are being invited to register an interest in moving in.

A landmark listed building in Great Yarmouth which is being converted into seven flats is up sale for £500,000.

A new plea has been made to find an investor and operator to run the UK’s last surviving Victorian seaside cast iron and glass winter gardens.

A project to build stronger communities by allowing residents to develop their own ideas to improve people’s lives across the borough of Great Yarmouth is to run for a further two years following a funding boost.

“Please listen to our concerns and change your plans.”

There are five days left to nominate an ‘invaluable’ hero or heroine for Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2018.

Councillors in Great Yarmouth have joined the campaign to save children’s centres across the county from closure, by bidding to protect the six in their borough.

Norfolk’s most famous son and Britain’s greatest naval hero will be remembered at the annual Trafalgar Day Service today.

Taxi users in Great Yarmouth could be paying more for journeys after the first price hike in five years was put forward.

A bid for a 45-home estate on the fringes of a Broadland village has been approved.

Early birds queued from 6.30am yesterday to be among the first to snap up one of Gorleston’s new £20,000 beach huts.

A unique building in green belt Norfolk countryside is testament to the skills of a long-established architectural practice now celebrating its first year in modern new premises.

A lack of footfall at the wrong end of town is being blamed for the demise of a theatre cafe in Great Yarmouth.

A Gorleston hotelier has proved true to his word supplying beach clean equipment after his planned balloon release sparked an online row.

Businesses have been given an extension to enter the awards for the largest celebration of business in the Great Yarmouth borough.

Record numbers descended on the east coast for a popular event that “has grown in stature year-on-year.”

Residents have raised a number of concerns over proposals to build 45 new homes close to the Flegg High Ormiston Academy in Martham.

In its heyday, it was an elegant meeting place for Great Yarmouth’s upper crust.

Traders on the historic Great Yarmouth market have described their heartbreak at the council’s controversial plans to redevelop the market place.

A brand new one-day arts festival especially for young people will be showcased in Lowestoft this half-term.

Controversial plans to redevelop Great Yarmouth’s historic Market Place have been revealed.

A charity is on the hunt for volunteers to help restore the medieval aspects of their town.

A borough council may soon be raising the cost of its bulky waste collection service – with the proposed changes doubling prices over the next two years.


PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT at: Land Adjacent to Northgate Hospital, Northgate Street / Beaconsfield Road / Churchhill Road, Northgate, Great Yarmouth, NR31 1BU.

Tributes to a giant of Great Yarmouth life have poured in after he died following a year-long battle with cancer.

A parish council chairman has warned proposals which could see 190 homes built on the former Pontins site in Hemsby could “be the end” of the village.

More than 20 jobs are at risk at an offshore engineering company based near Great Yarmouth – just five months after it opened an £8m new HQ.

Another giant US cruise ship has docked in Great Yarmouth’s Outer Harbour.

Thousands more Norfolk drivers have been hit with parking tickets in the last year, it can be revealed.


Friday, September 28, 2018

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has appointed Aldreds Estate Agents Ltd to undertake the sales and marketing on the Council’s behalf of 70 new beach huts at Gorleston, Lower Esplanade.

Travel experts believe they have the recipe to end long standing traffic agony at a retail park, caused by motorists queuing for fast food.

Details of Great Yarmouth’s first ever Winter Festival have been released.

More than 600 tourists will call into the Port of Great Yarmouth this Sunday as the town prepares to welcome its second luxury cruise liner this year.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is holding its final public exhibition event on Friday, September 21 in Hemsby as part of the initial public consultation to shape a key planning document to help guide and enable sustainable growth, development, jobs and investment until 2030 and beyond.

A former medical centre in Great Yarmouth could become the regional headquarters of a ‘luxury’ tobacco and whisky seller.

The Yarmonics sonic arts festival will be held across Great Yarmouth on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22.

The head chef of a kebab shop in Great Yarmouth has slammed the food hygiene inspection process saying it “ruined” his business’s reputation.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has slammed a political party which has called for free parking in Yarmouth.

A full meeting of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has agreed that prospective planning applicants who seek advice and guidance before submitting a bid will be charged.

A selective landlord licensing scheme for a deprived Great Yarmouth ward that will root out unethical and rogue landlords has been approved.

A selective landlord licensing scheme for a deprived Great Yarmouth ward could come into force from January if councillors approve the policy.

A campaign to combat fly-tipping in Norfolk has been backed by county councillors, but critics said it comes “after the horse had bolted.”

A Great Yarmouth estate could be partially demolished under an ambitious regeneration plan being presented to residents today.

Businesses across the borough of Great Yarmouth are invited to showcase their achievements by entering the Spirit of Enterprise Awards 2018.

Volunteers are needed for a emergency rest centre training exercise at a Great Yarmouth seafront leisure centre and swimming pool.

Cards on the table, Oliver is my second least favourite musical ever; but if anybody could convert me it’s John Hales, who directed the best version of Little Shop of Horrors I’ve seen.

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