19 Dec GY TODAY – WEDNESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2018
Council hopes £4m investment in energy sector will create jobs
A £4m boost at a Norfolk energy hub will ramp up investment and create jobs, it is hoped.
A new deal between Brineflow, a manufacturing and distribution company of fertilisers, and Great Yarmouth Borough Council will see the company move from the Outer Harbour to the energy park off South Denes Road.
That in turn will free up a prime two-hectare site for further offshore energy investment, which will be promoted by the council to businesses in offshore wind farms and gas platform decommissioning.
Roller skaters end year on a high with hundreds of medals
A local group of roller skaters have ended the year with an impressive haul of 225 medals. Retroskate Artistic Roller Skating Club hosted a two-day inter-club annual competition at its base in Marine Parade.
The event saw the club welcome some 500 visitors including skaters, coaches, parents and supporters making it one of the biggest sports events in the area.
Skaters aged between five and 50 years old competed for the home club winning 68 medal places, comprising 28 gold, 25 silver, and 15 bronze. This year the club has won 225 medals across six UK competitions and four internationals.
‘Streakers with stretchers’ raise more than £600 with naked calendar
The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) have bared all for a naked calendar to raise more than £600 for the East Norfolk Ambulance Fund. Alex Flack, Barry Moppett and Diane Chan organised the Christmas calendar which has sold more than 200 copies.
The idea to create a calendar, picturing various ‘streakers with stretchers’, came after a member of their staff became ill earlier this year. This years calendar was sold internally, but EEAST plan on selling a calendar for the public in 2019.
Primary school raises more than £2,000 at race for life event
Children at a North Denes primary school wore fancy dress and ran laps around its field at a race for life event which it raised more than £2,000. In total, the school raised £2,217.60 for Cancer Research Uk. North Denes Primary have also set up a food bank to support children and their families who cannot afford to eat.
So far it has distributed more than 35 parcels and expects to send out more over the next week.