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Great Yarmouth plans for more flying displays in 2019

Haven Great Yarmouth Air ShowOrganisers of the Great Yarmouth Air Show are considering a series of flying displays next summer, rather than over just one weekend.

While the public loved the Air Show, the decision not to repeat last summer’s debut show in 2019 comes amid preparations for a crucial vote on the future of the organising body.

The Business Improvement District’s (BID) initial five years runs out in 2019, and next year it will be asking businesses to back its renewal, with a vote falling in the summer.

The Air Show, Maritime Festival and the summer fireworks in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston & Hemsby are all funded by the Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA) – an independent body which uses money from levy-paying business to fund events, marketing and special projects to boost the local economy.

GYTABIA Chairman Gareth Brown said: “Since its launch, GYTABIA has helped fund over 100 projects and campaigns from Fritton Village sign to Filby in Bloom and from Hemsby Hanging baskets to Hopton Anniversary Fete. This is on top of the high-profile events like the Air Show and Maritime Festival”.