The equipment for the themed children’s play area, featuring a shipwreck, is being constructed on site this week, with Wetpour safety surfacing being introduced once the structure is in place. It is hoped the play area will be ready for use in two to three weeks, dependent on weather and safety inspection.
The new catering kiosk and facilities, including accessible public toilets, beach showers and changing facilities are receiving their final touches and will be ready for use in advance of the summer season. These facilities are adjacent to the area of disabled parking which was provided last year.
Cllr Maggie Prior Cabinet Member for Leisure said: “These new facilities will be a superb addition to Cromer’s offering and we hope residents’ and visitors’ children will especially love Cromer’s very own shipwreck on dry land!
“We are committed to making a number of investments in Cromer to make the town more attractive for local people and visitors. We have a four-year programme to enhance jobs and the tourism economy and it’s great to see yet another element of this come to life.”
The new facilities are part of a £1million investment by North Norfolk District Council into Cromer’s West Promenade to increase the attraction of the whole of Cromer Promenade.
Last year improvements were made to the zigzag path, including refurbishment of the viewing turrets and the installation of solar lighting, opening up this end of the Prom to visitors parking at the Runton Road car park. Improvements costing £110,000 were also made to the Art Deco block, where a concession opportunity remains available.
As part of this further phase of investment, the white steps have been refurbished and new promenade lighting will also be installed before the summer. In addition, the children’s play area is set to have an underwater mural painted during June illustrating the flora and fauna of the Cromer Chalk Reef.
For all enquiries regarding the Art Deco concession opportunity, please contact Richard.Eardley@north-norfolk.