Have your say on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile

Published:
4:03 PM March 29, 2022



Whether it’s the architecture, the gardens, the beach or the sweet donuts, people are asked what they love – or hate – about Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

The famous strip full of tinkling arcades and candy kiosks is the focus of a new master plan that will help guide future waterfront decisions.


Golden Mile from Great Yarmouth. Beach towns must find creative ways to tackle deprivation according to a House of Lords report Image: James Bass
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To help shape it, the council launched an online survey asking people what they like about the seafront and what improvements they would like to see.

Initial ideas include promoting overnight stays to support hospitality and accommodation businesses, promoting walking and cycling links around the seafront and with the town centre, and decluttering and ‘greening’ the seafront. sea ​​with new flower beds.

The results will feed into a draft master plan, which will be developed over the next few months.


A busy day on the Great Yarmouth seafront.  Photo: James Bass

A busy day on the Great Yarmouth seafront. Photo: James Bass
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The public will have further opportunities to share their views on the proposals before the plan is adopted later this year.

The council says it is already investing in the future of the waterfront, with a new £26million marina centre,

It will offer a 25m six-lane pool with full disabled access, a confidence water zone and a learner pool, recreational water with fun play features, a gym and fitness center with 100 stations, a four-court multi-purpose gym, an indoor climbing area for everyone. ages, and a coffee.

The center will open this summer.


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A lively marine parade in Great Yarmouth.
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Council leader Carl Smith said: “Great Yarmouth’s waterfront is central to Norfolk’s visitor economy and is really important to everyone in the borough and county.

“It is also a very popular place for people from all over the world.

“This is a real chance to influence the development of the Golden Mile over the next ten to 15 years, so everyone’s feedback is very important to us, and we want to hear from local people, businesses and organisations, and our visitors talk about their priorities.”

The questionnaire asks people to consider various elements, including: food and drink availability, cleanliness, toilets, parking and amusement range, as well as to offer their own suggestions.

The online survey is available at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/have-your-say and is open until April 20.

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