26 Oct GY TODAY – FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2018
Lane to close at busy Great Yarmouth roundabout for two weeks
Drivers are set for delays at a key Great Yarmouth roundabout as two weeks of landscaping takes place.
New trees, boulders and planted areas are due to be installed at Fullers Hill roundabout from Monday following work carried out earlier this year.
One lane of the roundabout will be coned off for safe working while the work takes place, which will be removed at the weekend.
The works are being funded from the Local Enterprise Partnership and are part of a series of schemes currently ongoing in the town called Transport for Great Yarmouth.
A county council spokesman thanked people for their patience while the work takes place.
Busy Great Yarmouth road to see closures for four weeks
From Monday Beccles Road will close from the junction with Mill Lane to the junction with Crab Lane while Essex and Suffolk Water continue to carry out a major water mains improvement.
Diversions will be in place.
A spokesman for the company said the first three phases of the work are already under way and progressing ahead of schedule.
Network Design and Construction Manager for Essex & Suffolk Water Charles Thackeray thanks the local residents for their patience during this time and would like to assure them we are doing everything we can complete the works safely, efficiently and ahead of programme.”
Drug driver caught with 17 bags of cannabis he was ‘looking after for a friend’
Jacob Sewell, of Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, was found to be driving on North Quay with the class B drug in his system on May 21.
Appearing at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, the 20-year-old pleaded guilty to the two charges.
Jen Walker, prosecuting, said: “He denied having the drugs to supply them and said he was looking after them for a friend who had family visiting.”
Sewell was banned from driving for 12 months for the drug driving offence and was fined £100 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and court costs of £85.
600-home development proposed off main road through Bradwell
Lowestoft-based developers Badger Building are behind the proposals which if permitted would be off Beccles Road at the site opposite the Bluebell Meadow development.
In a report to Great Yarmouth Borough Council, prepared by Norwich-based planners Lanpro on behalf of the developers its says the development aims to build a “sustainable community” over a 12-year period, but residents have hit back at the plans with one labelling them a “nightmare”.
The proposal also includes plans for a series of new access points into the site from Beccles Road and New Road.
A spokesperson for Badger Building said a planning application would be submitted in due course.
The development is proposed to be delivered over a 12-year period to “ensure that a balanced and sustainable community, supported by the necessary infrastructure will be delivered from the earliest phases”.
The development would see an average of 50 houses built per year.
Has Historic Arcade Lost It’s Appeal
In its heyday the Victoria Arcade in Great Yarmouth was packed full of unique and ingenious businesses, but now almost half of the premises are empty and its once vibrant atmosphere has been relinquished.
The arcade was rejuvenated in 2016 after a major fire destroyed many thriving businesses on Regent Road and the indoor market, resulting in numerous businesses relocating to the Victoria Arcade.
Following several new additions, one of the town’s most unique retail locations looked set for a promising future.
However now, just under two years on, 17 of its 36 premises are vacant and the arcade according to businesses is ‘losing its appeal’.
Workmen move in at new Taco Bell site – and restaurant could be open until 4am
The US fast food giant has picked a unit in Great Yarmouth’s Regent Road as the home of its first restaurant in Norfolk, and it appears work to fit out the new store has begun after workmen moved in to the former home of Spudulike.
Signage in the window shows that the company’s licensing application includes a request to have permission to serve food and drink until 2am during the week, and 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.
According to the sign, it is hoped the restaurant would open at 10.30am each day, and be able to serve alcohol.
The chain’s intentions to open a new site were revealed after it started looking for staff.
An advert on job site Indeed said the branch was expected to open in December.
The restaurants serve a variety of Tex-Mex foods that include tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, novelty and specialty items.