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Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls, the biggest outdoor open bowling event in the country, will return to Great Yarmouth seafront next week, with some 1,100 bowlers competing over four weeks.

Organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and managed by bowls stalwart Derek Webster and the Festival of Bowls Committee, this year’s festival will take place on the Britannia Bowling Greens between Sunday, August 26 and Friday, September 21.

Attracting novice and expert players of all ages from across the UK and further afield, the annual festival is free to watch, with participants competing in men's, ladies’ and mixed teams for singles, pairs, triples and fours titles.

Published in Norfolk News

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has agreed grants totalling £52,000 to improve town centre frontages over the last 18 months – and businesses and social enterprises are urged to apply soon if they wish to secure some of the remaining funds.  

Under the Town Centre Shopfront Improvement Scheme, eligible applicants can ask for grants of up to £3,000 to help fund shopfront renovation, decoration, new signage and/or replacement of historic features, in Great Yarmouth town centre. 

Through five funding rounds over the last 18 months, the council has approved 23 grant applications totalling £52,360, including £19,840 during the last funding round alone, helping to accelerate and unlock investment in frontages.

With only £16,000 now left in the grant pot, eligible businesses and social enterprises are encouraged to get in touch soon, or risk missing out on a grant. Applicants must cover at least 25 per cent of the total cost themselves.

Published in Norfolk News
Friday, 29 July 2016 00:00

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days (HODs) is England's biggest heritage festival celebrating our fantastic history, architecture and culture. Here in Norfolk, the local 2016 festival brochure is available from Monday 1 August, bursting with over 200 hidden places and heritage events just waiting to be discovered between Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 September

The HODs festival offers a combination of drop-in and pre-book events all over the county and booking opens on Monday 1 August. Brochures will be available from The Forum in Norwich, Tourist Information Centres, libraries and many other venues across the county. The full programme of HODs events across Norfolk can also be found online from Monday via www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Published in Visitor Guide

Barry Phillips and his wife Margaret, from St Ives in Cambridgeshire, have been visiting Great Yarmouth for holidays and day trips for 40 years. Barry, who was in the market for a new car, browsed round Great Yarmouth showrooms during his last holiday in September and was so impressed with the customer service at Thurlow Nunn, that he drove home in a new Astra. Tourism businesses like Vauxhall Holiday Park and Cherry Tree Holiday Park also support the local economy with vehicle leasing and servicing.

Published in Norfolk News
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:00

Matt Roberts concludes 500k Charity Run

Matt Roberts has concluded his 500k charity run from Great Yarmouth to Aberystwyth. His run benefited two charities: Norfolk child bereavement charity Nelson's Journey, and Sussex-based children’s hospice the Chestnut Tree House.

Mr Roberts was welcomed on his arrival to Aberystwyth by Ceredigion's Member of Parliament Mark Williams, Chief Executive of Nelson's Journey Simon Wright, and family and friends.

Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

Greater Yarmouth’s First Pumpkinanza

Celebrate everything pumpkin in Greater Yarmouth, during October half term, with the borough’s first Pumpkinanza, supported by Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA).
 
There’s a special pumpkin trail (October 31 and November 1), pumpkin carving competition (October 28) and fireworks on the seafront (October 28), along with extra pumpkin fun and Halloween events and activities at businesses throughout the borough, from October 24 to November 1
Published in Visitor Guide
Monday, 28 September 2015 00:00

Matt’s courageous coast-to-coast challenge

A local man is preparing to embark on a running challenge which will see him run over 500km, from Great Yarmouth to Aberystwyth in Wales, in just 14 days.

Matt Roberts, 29, of Newmarket Road, Norwich, set himself the challenge after being diagnosed with arthritis at the age of just 24.

‘In 2010 I was diagnosed with arthritis and since then have been determined not to let that dictate what I do. I’ve always enjoyed running, since the 1500m event at sports day at school, to taking part in various half marathons, so I wanted to continue do so, despite my condition. Amazingly, running on a regular basis has really helped my arthritic condition, so I feel now is the time to take on such a big challenge!’

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00

Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days

An exciting programme of free tours and drop in events is on offer in the Borough of Great Yarmouth during Heritage Open Days weekend, Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September.

Book a tour back to World War II at ‘Blitz Street’ Scratby (10-13 September), or a guided walk On the Warpath: Piers and Bombs (10 September). Go on a tour featuring the Great & the Good Great Yarmouth (11 September) and get behind the scenes in Great Yarmouth Community Library (10 and 11 September).

Published in Visitor Guide
Monday, 08 June 2015 00:00

The Götheborg to visit Great Yarmouth

The Götheborg, the world’s largest wooden sailing ship, will visit the 16th Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6, 2015.  It’s the first time that the Swedish tall ship will be seen at a UK Maritime Festival.

Visitors will be able to explore this huge sailing ship, which measures 58.5m long, by 11 metres wide and stands 5 decks tall, with a vertical clearance of 47 metres. The tour will include the gun deck, where there are 10 canons, and the weather deck where the steering wheel is located. In bad weather it sometimes takes up to four crew to hold a steady course.

Published in Visitor Guide
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:00

Great Yarmouth Heritage Walks

Discover ‘Gorey Stories on a Wicked Walk’ on a special Whitsun Holiday Heritage Walk in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday, May 27. The walk starts at 2pm from the Fishermen’s Hospital Gates in the Market Place and lasts up to two hours. 
 
Places must be booked in advance on 01493 846346, or at Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre, Marine Parade. Prices: £6.50 adults, £4 children (7-16), under 7’s free, price includes refreshments in the Star Hotel.  Twenty maximum on the walk, so book early (10 minimum for guided walk to take place).
Published in Visitor Guide
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