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Make motorhomes welcome

I love Great Yarmouth. However I don’t visit anymore because you are extremely unwelcoming to motorhomes. We travel all year round and love visiting places out of season, but instead of welcoming motorhome tourists and the money they bring (and yes, they do spend money in local pubs, shops, restaurants and cafes) you put up […]

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Cultural Life

More spaces for arts and culture, where free or paid event can take place with the proper facilities like workshops, regular classes, gigs, etc. As a touristic seaside town, I believe having places where different cultural and arts things can happen would bring so much good and life into the town of Great Yarmouth. More […]

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Future of the youngest

I bilieve that Great Yarmouth should have more activities, spaces, art, events and culture to the young people. This people are the future of the town and this town doesn’t invest enought on them culture and life experience. The are the generation that will bring Great Yarmouth back to the map, positively.

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Mr

I believe that art is inclusive. We live in an area where art will have a major inclusive purpose if put in action properly. Trough art we can promote inclusion, diversity, exploring talent from people that are on the side of the society with no dreams or objectives in life. Like education, art is a […]

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Youth activities

It would be great to see more opportunities for young people, through sports, crafts and skills development activities. More availability to organisations and programmes like the The National Citizen Service!

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Music Gig Venue

I’d like to see a great live music venue in Great Yarmouth. It’s a fantastic town to visit during the day but really lacks that large scale gig facility for high profile, quality, internationally touring bands. A nightime/weekend music venue would draw people in from outside – they’d make a weekend of it , enjoy […]

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Artist Studios and accommodation

Low costs workshop spaces/studios for artists – live in spaces or separate residential accommodation will help develop a creative ecology – encouraging a collective of artists and performers to settle in the area, make it their home, place of work and contribute to developing a cultural community and sense of vibrancy in the town which […]

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Art B&B

Art B&B (one or more) along the lines of the Blackpool Art B&B (https://artbb.org/) ART B&B is a community business which re-invests profits in arts and community projects. It is a CIC so any profits benefit the community rather than shareholders – their strapline is: ‘Supporting the arts while you sleep’ A great /stylish/ unique […]

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Music Venue – Ice House

Great Yarmouth lacks a large scale, well sited live music venue. The Ice House on Haven Bridge would be an ideal venue for development in this regard. It is located close to public transport/train station and as it is not situated in a residential area would not cause disturbance as a late night venue. As […]

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Development of Cultural Infrastructure

Development of Cultural Infrastructure – focusing on the Arts, Entertainment & Circus Heritage of GY. • Conversion of the historic Ice House adjacent to Haven Bridge. Extend its use as a National Centre for Circus/Acrobatic Training/Teaching. • Ice House – Development of a large music gig venue and riverside café as part of the wider […]

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A key venue for arts, events

It would be fantastic to develop a venue. There are so many amazing historical buildings that would make an incredible arts centre and venue. Norwich has so many of these but Great Yarmouth really lacks a hub for the arts, music, gigs, comedians etc and just doesn’t not have the pull of the Waterfront, UEA […]

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Arts and Energy

Regeneration of the town centre. Change of use, make Gt Yarmouth a centre for green energy. We have vast swathes of clean energy on our doorstep, make more use of these. Get the public more interested in these matters. Open up the outer port for visitors. Make it a destination rather than a restriction.

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Becoming a creative community

We need to build a larger dynamic creative workforce within the town which is inspired and upskilled by visiting artists and creatives who will be attracted to the town’s newly inspired world class arts enviroment. New facilities will need to be created with a green initiative working closely with the energy industries nearby. The facilities […]

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CYCLE PATHS

Regenerating old cycle lanes and implementing more cycle lanes. Removing dangerous cycle path crossings where the cycle lane gives way to side roads.

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Market gates lift

A lift for wheelchair users to be put in market gates. Maybe next to the escalators. It’s quite hard work pushing a manual wheelchair up the ramp at the entrance. Not all people have a mobility scooter or powered chair. Even a double buggy is an effort. It’s hard work pushing up the slope but […]

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Disabled bathrooms

Would be nice to see a changing stations bathroom introduced in Great Yarmouth. Maybe a face lift of the public toilets behind the market and introduce a new changing stations bathroom, like the one on Gorleston Pier. This would bring more people with disabilities and the old who are incontinent into the town for the […]

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Revitalise buildings

The town centre has many buildings that would thrive as independent/new businesses and the seafront has buildings such as the winter gardens and the empire which are historic Architectural pillars and could be easily rejuvenated as restaurants/attractions

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Car/Drift Arena

As Great Yarmouth boasts such a large attendance of modified car enthusiasts, bringing in hundreds of people from surrounding areas on a weekly basis, I would like to suggest introducing an area in which car users can safely use to practise driving and/or drifting. By having an off-road specified area, not only will this be […]

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Creating a Beacon of Belief in the Future

The imaginative new idea to re-locate the famous Winter Gardens building onto the vacant North Quay site should be pursued vigorously. It would provide green open space which the town lacks. It would open to everybody the most stunning views in the town. It would provide great opportunities for education, nature studies, energy conservation, enjoyment, […]

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Glass house

That unused buildings and attractions on the seafront are put back into action and not sat to rot away as they are key parts of history

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Local Theatres

The theatres of Great Yarmouth are struggling in the current climate. Places like Britannia Pier and St. George’s Theater could do with some much needed investment with inclusion towards building renovations and show funds. Especially at Britannia Pier, whose acts usually consist of shows that are geared towards tourists who come to visit each year. […]

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Re-generation of town centre

I realise that Covid19 will have, through necessity, turned people on to on-line shopping which will have had a further detrimental effect to our existing problem of boarded up shops and other closed down enterprises. The question to be asked is “What uses can these empty premises be best put to and what would you […]

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Golden Mile/Traffic/Greener

1. Golden Mile – this kiss me quick entry level tourism offering is ‘one horse’ and completely out of date. the connection to the wonderful sand and sea is all but lost – far greater emphasis needs to be made to connect the golden mile and the beach like all great seaside promenades around the […]

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Better Cycling Routes

Many cycling routes are for short distances and not safe – improved and safe cycling lanes would help environment and people’s health. Also provide secure cycle parking In popular places, as bikes are easy to steal – especially the open racks, those which conceal the bike fully are better. As a specific example of a […]

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Cleaning up!

As a hotel owner in Great Yarmouth, I am fully aware of how our holiday and business travellers view the town and streets. There is an overwhelming issue with general litter, fly tipping of bulky items and the overall cleanliness of individual properties and streets. The local clean up teams do a great job in […]

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Improve the back street’s of Yarmouth and let’s make Yarmouth GREAT AGAIN !

Spend the money upgrading the back street’s of Yarmouth/Gorleston. Money is often getting spent on the seafront and other tourist area’s but the back street’s are neglected, tired and run down. Upgrade all the pavements and roadways not just the seafront. Add cycle lanes, play parks, skate parks, youth clubs and other FREE things for […]

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Improve the back street’s of Yarmouth and let’s make Yarmouth GREAT AGAIN !

Spend the money upgrading the back street’s of Yarmouth/Gorleston. Money is often getting spent on the seafront and other tourist area’s but the back street’s are neglected, tired and run down. Upgrade all the pavements and roadways not just the seafront. Add cycle lanes, play parks, skate parks, youth clubs and other FREE things for […]

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Events Co-Ordination

Having a central team run by a Community Interest Company to innovate and drive new and existing ideas for events in GY that will bring income into the town. The company would have as its vision to also offer local young people work placements and apprenticeships. The funding would provide start up costs and renovation/purchase […]

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Business Rate Free Zone

Encourage new small businesses, such as independent retailers, in new town centre premises, by creating double fronted shop premises, including empty premises, in the town (Market Place) and in Regent Road and King Street areas and designate the entire area a Business Rate free zone.

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100% Powered by Renewables

With all the investment (Vattenfall etc) in the offshore wind farms. Why not make Gt Yarmouth a showcase for renewable energy. Not only could it be powered 100% by renewables – predominantly wind, but it could also become a hub/education centre for turning towns green. Could it not be directly linked through the powerstation to […]

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Sea front

Offer grants to see front businesses to jet wash or paint their frontage. Larger bins like Hunstanton. More bins and more seating. We have wonderful views and not enough seating. The sea front is being killed by cars, being blocked by buildings. Close of the sea front to any and all traffic other than emergency […]

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Creative Centre

The development of a dedicated building providing: affordable creative studios for rent by local creative artists/businesses; music reheasal studio for local musicians/bands; an inclusive non abilism art gallery of local artists / performers; a space for fully inclusive creative workshops delivering music, performance and art and craft genuinely open to everyone that follows best practice; […]

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Indoor bowls centre

I would like to suggest a new indoor bowls centre due to the removal of the old one, many people relied on that facility and as there is only 1 alternative the need for another is relevant

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Winter Gardens

The winter gardens used to be a beautiful building, now it sits slowly getting more and more delapidated. It deserves to be restored and maintained, such a beautiful historical building should not be allowed to continue to sit in that state.

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Save our lunch

I would like to suggest a way in which the number of Seagulls could be managed in Great Yarmouth. When the town is busy there are a number of attacks a day on Seagulls swooping down and stealing peoples food straight from their hands. This is putting people off buying food and sometimes even going […]

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Winter Gardens Concert Venue

Refurbish and renovate the Winter Gardens for use as a concert venue and exhibition hall (a la Crystal Place). There is a large car park in close proximity and a renovated Winter Gardens would replace what is becoming a fast developing eye-sore with an exciting feature to compliment the recently refurbished Venetian Waterways and the […]

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At Nicholas quartre

Utilise the existing empty tired town centre buildings to modern houses. This is additional footfall for remaining shops. Put a modern Norwich like market around the historical part of the church calling it the st Nicholas quarter, with cafes—pubs-restaurants—more cosmopolitan

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Save the Art Deco Iron Duke

Bourne Leisure own the Iron Duke & were going to demolish it, but luckily it is now a listed building. Bourne will not restore the pub, & the Council need to make a compulsory purchase order, to save this iconic piece of Yarmouth’s heritage, which has been left to become derelict. It was the flagship […]

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More culture!

Remember the big sandcastles? Real artwork being displayed for the public to view. Big mistake charging people to see the sandcastles but surely some type of large format, relevant to all ages, interesting and memorable type of artwork will please the masses especially if it were free to view!

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Better Health and Environment

Encouragement of using bikes and public transport. Proper cycle lanes taking inspiration from Holland. Secure bicycle storage when visiting town. Cater for a greener holiday visitor /day trippers. Hostels for walkers/ cyclists as a stop off point along the coast this could encourage new businesses catering for this new type of visitor and benefit existing […]

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Capitalise on Cultural Heritage

1. Great Yarmouth Relocate Nelsons Monument to the market Place, this will create an incredible focal point for local and tourists increasing footfall. This would also provide an opportunity to restore the monument and give it greater exposure. It would look great floodlit at night. 2. Gorleston The pier head could be more attractive – […]

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Foodie market!

We have space for the fantastic open-air food market in market place lots local produce in Norfolk, cheeses wine meat and bread we could make the best food market in Norfolk than in East Anglia! The market area could have a stage area for the evening for Street food and live music from local bands […]

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Seeing Green.

The most appealing of environments is often green spaces and / or trees. In Great Yarmouth this can be seen at the northern end of the market place. People are inclined to go to places with tidy and natural surroundings and a relatively inexpensive way of achieving this is by planting trees. Hall Quay was […]

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An investment in horticulture

I feel as though this fund needs to be heavily invested in ensuring that the town centre is more welcoming to residents and visitors. Not just though new retail opportunities but visually also. I think the town would benefit from having some new seating areas throughout the town with more plants and trees and potentially […]

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ROLLER SKATING

Leisure roller skating rink, with café etc, like Retro in the Marina Centre. My family and I used this a lot, somewhere to take the grandchildren in all weathers.

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My “Great” Yarmouth

Bring back Trams Keep the market place cleaner (cigarette/chewing gum bins) More police presence (to dispel the (ethnic?) gangs that hang around Market and side rows) Let go of “cheap tat” shops and bring in decent one’s (Regent Road) Encourage our Fishing Heritage (on the Quay?) not tucked away in some back street with filth […]

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Travel

Improve the look of market gates where the buses park. It’s dark and dingy and not very inviting to those who visit by bus. The area around the train station has dramatically improved recently but the station itself is not up to date and needs refurbishing. Wider pavements and cycle lanes need adding around the […]

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Various suggestions

Town wide free Wi-FI access Large recycling bins similar to the ones Norwich have A general tidy up of various areas of the town, Yarmouth Road could be alot more appealing for instance More bins to entice people to litter less Investment in policing as many people feel unsafe especially in the market place and […]

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Creative Quarter

Great Yarmouth could follow the example set by Folkestone and create a Creative Quarter. A space that combines retail/cafe and studio space to allow artisans/creatives to revive the offering currently provided. It’s been proven time and time again, that once you get the creatives in an area becomes desirable again. Consumers are looking for something […]

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nature

we need to invest in our green spaces and bring natural beauty to gy. it’s a brutalist, concrete nightmare there’s nothing like nature to combat that. it makes it feel like a dead end and more a nicer place to live & visit.

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Ice rink

An ice rink, the one at the Xmas fair was alway popular, kids need something to do. The nearest one, was Norwich but that closed. Build one in Great Yarmouth.Skating has always seemed quite popular, an ice rink would be something different.

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Support for the vulnerable

Vulnerable children miss out on essential learning and support due to no funding and staff shortages across the services that are needed. Special education teachers, teaching assistants, and speech and language are vital to these young minds. They need all the help and support at their young ages to help them have a better chance […]

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A47

Dual the A47 Acle straight. Would be less accidents, less build up of traffic in rush hours. Making commuting in and out of Great Yarmouth a lot better. Will then also bring more people into Great Yarmouth in season time

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Kids

More play areas for babies and toddlers, more shops and supermarkets

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More police, increased CCTV in town, Bulid an industrial estate with introductory rent offers to get more business in Yarmouth and increase employment.

Having moved to Great Yarmouth from Norwich in January 2020 and never visiting the place. I can honestly say this place, is unreal on a weekend at night time with drunk teenagers. The kids on the push bikes drunk and swearing, while the 3/4 police officers try to contain 30/40 kids. It doesn’t work, they […]

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Highlight the Heritage

Great Yarmouth has wonderful buildings and a wealth of history built in to a lot of them. Let’s make a heritage trail or two or 10, it could be done with headphones and podcasts and their could be different ones at different times of the year. The Winter Gardens should be a key part of […]

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Sanctuary for those in need

I say we build a hub where those in need can gather and support eachother; particularly those with mental health issues or physical disabilities that struggle in daily life. Have a weekly arts and crafts day or something to let people take their minds off the modern world for a while.

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Oh No !

For Gods Sake Don’t Let This Council Get Hold of All That Money ! ! They Will Only Waste It as Oft Times Before !?!

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Stop GYBC

Parking improvements at an affordable price atm this is ruining tourism in the town. Reduced rates and schemes to keep shops open. A thick line down the acle straight to stop the continual deaths, Do not let any of the money into the hands of gybc as they have continuously mismanaged and ruined the borough […]

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Play area

A wooden play area on the beach for children, as there are no free activities on the seafront for children

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Train station

Pull down the old eye sore that stands now which is tourist first impression of great yarmouth and completely revamp the whole area with a lovely new station. First impressions count!

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Acle straight

Make the main enterence into yarmouth more safe, this road has seen more deaths than any other in our area. If more people are traveling to yarmouth for events, sea side visits etc, I think the roads need updating to accommodate this.

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Town centre

More shops restaurants and places to draw people back to the town. Free parking. Stricter policy on the unsafe people in the town causing everyone else to feel unsafe (druggies, drunks etc)

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Dog poop bins

Lots of people walk their dogs, but there are no dog poop bins as there are in other counties. It will help to keep the town clean.

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Drug Free Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth has become a hub of Illicit drug abuse and crimes. We Get lot of patients with illicit drug abuse and related crimes. Conducting awareness campaigns and related activities can, to an extend help to tackle this problem. Involve Health care workers, nurses, doctors etc to get into the community and create awareness. Let […]

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Great Yarmouth Sea Cadets

Invest money into local youth groups to encourage training, development and skills in young people to progress them from a young age, give them experiences that would otherwise be unable to afford and utilise the skills to find employment.

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The shops and the community

That some funding is invested into restoring the local market place and ‘The Rows’ (quant little streets filled with small shops and businesses leading off from the market place). Not only will this help attract more tourism to our seaside town, but will improve the shopping experience for the local community.

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Great Yarmouth Sea Cadets

I would like to suggest Great Yarmouth Sea Cadets to help with our unit renovations and help our charity as a whole where young people can make the most of their youth. As a unit we strive to help young people through difficult times. But not only that, we love to help them have the […]

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Improve the offer

Make Yarmouth an interesting place to live and visit. More art in public spaces, more good quality town centre events (not fireworks – that’s just lazy and unimaginative), decent independent eateries. Linked to this. Create local entry level jobs for people who are unemployed.

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Town centre

high Street shops investing in town as well as out of town areas. Tidy up the streets surrounding the town centre too ,

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More people coming to visit

Although Great Yarmouth is busy in the summer for around 4-6 weeks, local business struggle to make money in the rest of the season so it would be good to invest money in tourism to Great Yarmouth and bringing people back like they were in the 60s. High people traffic would have a knock on […]

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Knife + Drug crime

More needs to be done to tackle knife crime and drug gangs in the area. Areas of Yarmouth have become no go zones due to the gangs in them. We need significant investment in policing and other projects to end this scourge.

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Indoor Skatepark

Create an indoor skatepark for all ages… but especially for youth. This can be for skateboarders, scooters, bmx and online skates. This can be a place for youth to spend time off the streets and learn a new skill. There can be organised events and clubs etc.

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Empty shops

Offer local artists the opportunity to dress the empty shop windows in town with a historic Great Yarmouth area – especially for Easter and summer! As a seaside town we thrive on holiday trade – let’s make an effort this year to be beautiful

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Regeneration

improve road links to remove all the bottlenecks ie Harfreys and Runham roundabouts. Regenerate the town centre and seafront areas, encourage new investments to remove or refurbish the eyesore dilapidated buildings, shops and restaurants. Improve parking facilities and the market to encourage a more affluent customer base, to achieve increased employment opportunities and reinvestment. It […]

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Sports facilities

In Great Yarmouth we rely on the schools to supply sports facilities. My daughter plays field Hockey for Yarmouth Hockey Club and as parents we are always disappointed that we don’t have club facilities as other teams that we visit do. We have Cllr Bernard Williamson and Cllr Cara Walker with connections to the club […]

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Fix Great Yarmouth

For a starters more shops in Yarmouth as shops are closing left right and centre so more shops equals more job opportunities as some people can’t afford to travel outside of Yarmouth. The train station is in need of a makeover.

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Shops

Like an Intu based shopping centre, modernise the shopping centre and changed the aesthetics. Add better clothing stores and ask the public what shops they want, utilise the plots more by replacing them with Stores that have higher demand.

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Shopping

Building a primark , will be great for the tourism and bringing more people go great yarmouth, as I believe everyone enjoys going to bargain at primark

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