Wednesday, 18 August 2021 00:00

Public survey launched to plan future for Gorleston seafront

Written by  Judy Foster
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Image courtesy of James Bass Image courtesy of James Bass

Anyone who lives, works, visits or studies in Gorleston is being given the chance to have their say on the future of the town’s seafront.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is taking the first steps in the development of a masterplan which will be finalised next Spring and will help guide future decisions about the seafront to ensure its unique offer is preserved whilst opportunities to enhance the area are explored.

The council has launched an online survey asking for feedback on what local people would like to see and wants to hear views on what they love about the seafront, what they would like changed or what improvements they would like made. 

Leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Councillor Carl Smith said “Gorleston seafront is a significant natural and architectural asset to the residents and visitors of our borough with its Edwardian architecture, beach huts and a distinct, relaxed atmosphere which is not overly commercialised. We want to continue building upon its success".

“It boasts some valued and much-loved landmark buildings which we want to protect, whilst enhancing the general area to ensure it can continue to work for and be enjoyed by everyone while being economically viable into the future. This is a real chance to influence how Gorleston progresses over the next ten to 15 years, so everyone’s feedback is very important to us.”

The plans could include measures to:

  • Make better use of the clifftop, building on the success of the cliff top gala and increasing outdoor physical activities in line with the outdoor play and open spaces review currently in progress
  • Safeguard the Edwardian character of the area, including key buildings and features such as the Gorleston Pavilion Theatre and promenade
  • Encourage more visitors and residents to use the seafront all-year-round by improving the availability of attractions and amenities; exploring the potential for arts and culture opportunities and improving beach access for people with disabilities
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the area
  • Review wayfinding and signage to improve access and rationalise street clutter; improve the public realm around the beach, car parks, pier and nearby streets; ensure that transport routes to the seafront areas reduce congestion and encourage sustainable transport opportunities where possible.

People can take part in the online survey until midnight on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at or a paper survey form can be posted upon request.

Visit the following businesses

Naked Marketing
Stripped down and straight-talking creative marketing Naked is a creative marketing agency who since 2002 has believed that professional quality design and marketing shouldn’t be out of reach for businesses with smaller budgets. Specialising in ...
New-U Enterprises has 2 primary aims: To help minimise the harmful effects of the textile industry on the planet by encouraging the wider public to contribute towards sustainable fashion. To support long term unemployed people to gain in ...
Sheringham Little Theatre
Sheringham’s Little Theatre is closely connected in so many ways.  Established for six decades, it comes with that hard-earned reputation for being an essential component of the coastal community.   Standing proud opposite the Town’s ...
ML Financial Associates
Your Local Independent Financial Advisers At ML, we help our clients achieve their financial goals by focusing on maximising our clients’ wealth whilst ensuring the same clients protect all that they have built up over the years. With expert advice ...
Virginia Court Hotel
The Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer North Norfolk is an independently owned 23 bedroom seaside hotel, offering overnight accommodation to suit everyone’s needs. This stunning Norfolk Hotel offers suites, superking bedded, twins, doubles and single ...
The Digbys Art - Curation, Exhibitions and Events
The Digbys Art is based in Norwich but can work across Norfolk and East Anglia Curation Having handled curation of exhibitions for galleries, fine art auction houses and individual artists, they can now work in all manner of venues ...
benefits banner

Related items

  • Local theatre to join training programme with Heritage Open Days

    The Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston has been chosen by Heritage Open Days to take part in a training programme which focuses on working with young adults to develop new, innovative events.

    Heritage Open Days (HODs) is a national festival which celebrates England's culture and history. During the festival, visitors get free access to properties that are usually closed to the public among other special events. This year, the event takes place from September 8-17 and will include more than 7,000 properties across England. The theme for 2023 is Creativity Unwrapped.

    New Wave, is an annual training and development programme delivered by Heritage Open Days, and takes participants through a structured programme focused around working with young adults to develop new, innovative Heritage Open Days events.

  • #BottleShipsGY moor up at their final destinations

    An innovative campaign to reduce plastics left on local beaches has launched today, with the aim of highlighting the importance of disposing of waste correctly.

    Three new permanent #BottleShipsGY art installations have been installed in Great Yarmouth, Hemsby and Gorleston aimed at encouraging beachgoers to dispose of their plastic drinks bottles correctly, preventing them from entering the sea.

    Each ship has been designed by artists Hatty + Young and has been inspired by vessels that form part of our proud maritime history, featuring plaques with historic information on each ship. Great Yarmouth Jetty saw the arrival of HMS Elephant, the Lydia Eva landed in Gorleston and Hemsby pays homage to its lifeboat, Sea Weaver. The BottleShips will fill with plastic bottles which will be collected for recycling.

  • Splashpad set to make waves this summer

    Residents and visitors are in for a cool treat this summer, as the council has confirmed the opening times and dates for Gorleston’s fun wet play facility.

    The splashpad at Gorleston beach, which has fountain sprays, jet streams and buckets of tipping water, is set within an ocean-themed play environment featuring a sail boat, fish, seaweed, starfish, and a crab. There are also colourful LED lights, plus benches for parents.  

    The splashpad will open for weekends from Saturday 7 May through to Sunday 25 September from 10am to 4pm.

    During peak times, from 28 May to 5 June and 23 July to 11 September, it will open for seven days a week. It is completely free of charge to use.

  • Library clock set to return home to Gorleston High Street

    After being in storage for more than forty years Gorleston's Carnegie clock is set to returning to its rightful place at the heart of the high street.

    Back in 1907, the then County Borough of Great Yarmouth purchased the clock for a sum of £110 and placed it on the corner of Gorleston's Carnegie library, making it viewable from all directions. It passed into the ownership of Norfolk County Council during local government reorganisation. Following the demolition of the old library in 1975, the clock was put into storage for safety. Now thanks to the hard work of community volunteers and the support of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, the clock will be returned to Gorleston High Street with a new home at Palace Cinema.

    As part of the move the ownership of the clock will pass from the County Council to the Borough, which has agreed a free permanent loan to Palatial Leisure. Before being returned to the High Street the clock will undergo restoration by the professionals at Michlmayr Clock and Watch Restorers of Norwich over the next few months, with the hope it can go back on show this summer.

  • More attractions unveiled for Great Yarmouth and Gorleston’s Christmas in The Parks

    Live music and a virtual reality experience are just some of the additional attractions for this year’s Christmas in The Parks events in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

    Dozens of stalls will make up Christmas markets on the two sites, offering plenty of opportunities for festive shopping, alongside a selection of food and drink vendors to help make the market’s a treat to visit in themselves.

    Now Great Yarmouth Borough Council has unveiled more attractions to keep the whole family entertained.


© All Things Norfolk 2008 - 2023
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.