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Work to transform the tennis courts along Gorleston’s cliff top has now been completed and the courts will be open to the public for free as part of a short-term testing period from Saturday, July 1.  

The works included the resurfacing and refurbishment of all six courts, new perimeter fencing and the installation of a ‘smart gate’, with all bookings now to be made online by visiting www.lta.org.uk/book and searching for ‘Gorleston Clifftops’.

The courts will be available to book free of charge until the conclusion of the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, with a small charge then being applied to bookings from Monday, July 17, onwards.Using the online booking system, players will be able to reserve slots on the courts and be given a unique PIN code which can be used on the Smart Gate to gain access at the booked time. 

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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.

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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.

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Tripadvisor has announced that Gorleston Beach has been awarded a Travellers’ Choice Award after being ranked within the top 10 percent of attractions across the world, as well as eighth place in the Best Beaches in UK and Channel Islands.

The Travellers’ Choice Award celebrates attractions that “consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe” and “stand out by providing great service and experiences to guests”. The list is drawn from the experiences of real travellers who have visited and left feedback on the site.

As a holiday destination, Gorleston is a brilliant choice in the Norfolk area if windsurfing, surfing or body-boarding is your favoured coastal activity. It also offers green cliffs, beautiful lawns, bowling greens, tennis courts and a trim-trail on the cliff top where views of the beach, harbour, pier, and wind turbines can be seen.

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