News from the Borough Council and our partners
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.
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.
Work continues to remove unexploded bomb
Work to disarm an unexploded Word War II bomb in Great Yarmouth continues today (Friday 10 February).
Work about to start on unexploded device in Great Yarmouth
Work to carry out a controlled explosion on the Second World War device in Great Yarmouth is due to recommence shortly after complications halted progress overnight.
Further complications delay controlled explosion in Great Yarmouth
Further complications have delayed work to carry out a controlled explosion on the Second World War device in Great Yarmouth.
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).
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).
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.