Good Yarmouth theatre wins bollards grant to stop ‘nuisance’ parking

Theatre director Debbie Thompson and councillor James Bensly say parked cars are resulting in a nuisance

Bollards will be set up about a theatre to reduce unregulated “nuisance” parking blocking the location.

St George’s Theatre in Excellent Yarmouth, Norfolk, has been awarded £10,000 by the United kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to offer with the concern.

Theatre bosses say the vehicles block access for crisis vehicles and disabled site visitors and cause a hazard.

The grant is aimed at community arts and tradition organisations to enable them increase their reach and impression.

More than 20 organisations throughout Terrific Yarmouth utilized for the funding. The borough council has not yet discovered all of the effective bids.

St George’s will use the grant to enclose the theatre, plaza and café with bollards to protect against unregulated parking that has plagued the web-site.

St George's Theatre, Gt Yarmouth

Cars and trucks parked exterior the theatre block the crisis companies and disabled access, the location said

Debbie Thompson, the theatre director, claimed: “The automobiles reduce entry for crisis vehicles and disabled persons attending the theatre and cause harm to the surrounding surfaces.

“Some motorists also use the plaza as a brief slash to get from King Street to Deneside, which is very risky.”

In addition to the £10,000 grant from the UKSPF, more funding contributions for the function at St George’s have been available by the Norfolk Parking Partnership and Norfolk County Council ward councillors.

Function is established to get started in the New Year and should assist to safe the theatre’s cultural programme in the very long time period by enabling far more persons to securely participate in group routines, cultural activities and theatre performances.

James Bensly, Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s portfolio holder for tourism, society and coast, explained: “The desire in the UKSPF tradition grants exhibits the want to keep on to invest in our cultural belongings and guidance nearby firms.

“Fantastic Yarmouth is a historic city and cash grants these types of as this are essential to creating the most of our property. This funding will go a extended way to supporting St George’s Theatre, producing positive people today can entry the web page properly.”

He included: “The theatre is a excellent asset for the borough and this funding will not only make the website safer and additional obtainable, but also give the prospect to make the most of the plaza.”

Commissioned in 1714 as a church, the Grade I mentioned St George’s was deconsecrated in 1959 and fell into disrepair, till it identified a new lease of daily life in the 1970s as a theatre and arts centre.

It closed in 2006 when serious structural flaws had been uncovered. A significant repair and restoration venture began in 2009.


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