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Pleasurewood Hills scoops 2 awards

21 September 2020

Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft, Suffolk was awarded two bronze prizes in the Theme Parks UK national awards. The winners were chosen from over 154,000 public votes and a panel of industry experts, and featured competition from some of the UK’s biggest attractions including Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland.

Council announce 2021 Wheels Festival

30 June 2020

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is already starting to plan the Wheels Festival for 2021 after this year’s event was unavoidably cancelled due to coronavirus and strict social distancing measures.

Safe social distancing measures in top locations around Great Yarmouth

4 June 2020

Temporary measures helping pedestrians to maintain safe social distancing are being introduced in Great Yarmouth town centre, Gorleston High Street and the borough’s busiest tourism hotspots.

Safety first as Great Yarmouth's big summer events called off

18 May 2020

The organisers of Great Yarmouth’s largest summer festivals are announcing the unavoidable cancellation of their events this year, to help protect public health and safety in response to the continued coronavirus threat.

Tourists urged to stay away

13 May 2020

Would-be tourists urged to stay away from Great Yarmouth as seafront car parks and toilets remain closed.

Take a virtual Heritage Guided Walk

1 May 2020

Great Yarmouth’s official heritage guides are harnessing 21st century technology to continue to celebrate the borough’s rich history during lockdown – by sharing their own “virtual” heritage walks and talks for the public on their Facebook page.

Great Yarmouth is closed to tourists

9 April 2020

Norfolk’s largest coastal resort is running an eye-catching social media campaign over Easter to remind would-be tourists to stay away and safe at home to help protect the NHS and save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Treat your Mum to an Afternoon Tea at the Town Hall this Mother's Day

19 February 2020

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is holding its first ever Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at the Town Hall on Mothering Sunday 22 March.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council's first ever electric car charging point is a success

12 February 2020

Great Yarmouth’s first ever rapid charging point for electric cars, located at Fullers Hill car park, is a success, Great Yarmouth Borough Council is proud to announce.

Updated Market Place designs revealed

14 January 2020

Updated unique designs have been revealed for the redevelopment of Great Yarmouth’s Market Place – a key part of Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s exciting vision to regenerate the town centre.