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Yarmouth unexploded device - major incident declared

Emergencies services and agencies in Norfolk have declared a major incident following the discovery of a suspected World War Two device in Great Yarmouth earlier today (Tuesday 7 February 2023).

Council invites people to Commonwealth Day flag-raising service

Members of the public are invited to attend the raising of the Commonwealth flag outside Great Yarmouth Town Hall on Monday, March 13, as part of a national initiative to show commitment to the global family of nations.

Bowls Festival raises hundreds of pounds for charities

Bowls enthusiasts who competed in the popular four-week-long Visit Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls 2022 have raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Local funeral director donates wheelchair to Gorleston Crematorium

Arthur Jary & Sons Ltd, an independent local Funeral Directors, has made a generous donation of a wheelchair to the local crematorium. The wheelchair can be used to assist families and loved ones during the difficult time of saying goodbye to their loved ones.

Great Yarmouth stakeholders attend Leader's Reception to review borough's 2022 achievements

Local stakeholders in Great Yarmouth attended a special celebration of the key economic achievements in the borough during 2022, an event which was hosted by the council leader at the Town Hall today (Tuesday, January 31).

Have your say on planning and development strategy for borough

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is urging people to have their say on a new planning and development strategy for the area.

Work continues on biggest council homes project in nearly 20 years

A Surge of Memories

A film commemorating the 70th anniversary of the 1953 floods and reflecting on 2013 and future challenges has been produced to support commemorations across the Norfolk and Suffolk coast.

Council urges residents to 'bin it right' and help combat contamination rates

People are being encouraged by Great Yarmouth Borough Council to do their bit to help reduce waste contamination rates.

Have your say on new planning document

Residents in East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and North Norfolk are invited to have their say on a new document which provides planning guidance for our coastal communities that may be affected by changes to the coast.

Hero firefighter's medals to go on display at Town Hall

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is to exhibit the medals of Fred Sadd, a firefighter who saved 27 lives during the 1953 East Coast Floods in Great Yarmouth. The catastrophic flooding saw more than 300 lives lost and thousands more made homeless.

Great Yarmouth residents need photo ID to vote at elections in May

For the first time, all electors in England will need to show photographic ID to vote at this year's local elections. Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote in May by checking they have an accepted form of ID.

Council renews legal order designed to tackle anti-social behaviour

An order that tackles vehicle-related anti-social behaviour on and near Great Yarmouth seafront has been extended for another three years.

Council's Champions offer free mental health first aid training to businesses

Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Community Champions programme has teamed up with the 12th Man campaign to offer local businesses mental health first aid training on Tuesday, January 24.

Public feedback wanted as popular e-scooter trial is extended

The council is asking for public feedback about the borough's e-scooter trial following the announcement that it has been extended to May 2024.

Details announced for annual Holocaust Memorial Day service

This year's Holocaust Memorial Day civic ceremony will take place on Friday, January 27, at the Jewish Cemetery on Kitchener Road. The service is held on that date each year to mark the liberation of the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz Birkenau, in 1945.

Closure Order granted by court to safeguard community

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has successfully secured a Closure Order at a property in the town following serious incidents of anti-social behaviour, which included two separate fires within the building.

Town Hall prepares to host local suppliers at Wedding Fayre

Great Yarmouth Borough Council's events team has gathered some of the best local suppliers to inspire couples to help plan their wedding.

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