Facilities Projects 2014-2019

Facilities, Maintenance and Access (FMA Group)

The FMA Group oversee projects that help improvement the physical environment. In the past, businesses have approached the former Greater Yarmouth Tourist Authority to see if they could help support a project to improve certain areas. Funds held by the GYTA (based on voluntary subscriptions) were usually never large enough to contribute to projects that involve groundworks or landscapes. Through the  GYTABIA there are now opportunities to support projects of this nature.

Facilities Projects 2018/2019

Hemsby Hanging Baskets – In previous years GYTABIA has also funded the Hemsby Hanging Baskets which have gained fame far and wide.  This year once again due to it’s success the board have agreed to fund them for 2019

Hemsby Beach & Toilet Cleaning – Cleansing of the public toilets and beach on a regular basis from Easter through to the end of October

Caister in Bloom – Investment in a new project for Caister funding support towards what we know will be a very successful Caister in Bloom project

Filby in Bloom from Spring through to Autumn.  Filby is know nationally for it’s flower display and receives many visitors who come to see the magnificient array of flowers throughout the village.  Gardens are also open for for a weekend in July  for further details please visit their website http://www.filbyinbloom.org.uk/

Seafront CCTV – to ensure the safety of people living, working, visiting and holidaying promoted through the use of public space surveillance supported by a 24 hour control room with direct radio links to police headquarters and participating businesses

Footfall Counter – Situated at the junction of Regent Road and Marine Parade and is used as key performance indicators to measure footfall along Regent Road and Marine Parade.  These are used in conjunction with car parking figures and the volume and value figures Cambridge model which is a recognised industry standard

Facilities Projects 2017/2018

The Board of Directors of the GYTABIA agreed to fund the following projects for 2018 :

Restoration of the Caister Village Sign – the sign was originally installed in 1971 by the womens Institute and th paintwork and support pole were in a weathered state.  Through funding it has been restored to it’s original state using traditional materials.

Caister Village Sign

Hemsby Hanging Baskets – In previous years GYTABIA has also funded the Hemsby Hanging Baskets which have gained fame far and wide.  This year once again due to it’s success the board have agreed to fund them for 2018

Hemsby Beach & Toilet Cleaning – Cleansing of the public toilets and beach on a regular basis from Easter through to the end of October

Winterton in Bloom – Investment in the very successful Winterton in Bloom project

Seafront CCTV – to ensure the safety of people living, working, visiting and holidaying promoted through the use of public space surveillance supported by a 24 hour control room with direct radio links to police headquarters and participating businesses

Footfall Counter – Situated at the junction of Regent Road and Marine Parade and is used as key performance indicators to measure footfall along Regent Road and Marine Parade.  These are used in conjunction with car parking figures and the volume and value figures Cambridge model which is a recognised industry standard

Facilities Projects 2016/2017

Fritton Village Sign – Support to Fritton Village Sign project

Hemsby Toilets and  Beach Cleaning Cleansing of the public toilets and beach on a regular basis from Easter through to the end of October

Filby in Bloom – Support for the Filby in Bloom voluntary team to provide all year round colour and environmental responsibility for the Filby area.

Seafront Decorative lighting – Improvements to seafront decorative lighting

Footfall Monitoring – Situated at the junction of Regent Road and Marine Parade and is used as key performance indicators to measure footfall along Regent Road and Marine Parade.  These are used in conjunction with car parking figures and the volume and value figures Cambridge model which is a recognised industry standard

 

Facilities Projects 2015/2016

Below are a list of projects which were approved by the Board for the 2015/2016 funding year :

Access Gateways – To install decorative landmark creations on key roundabouts to the Borough – this project is ongoing throughout the period of the BID.

‘Park & Save’ Car Park Charges Offset Scheme  – The existing car parking tickets were used to promote discounts to local attractions, restaurants and shops.  The ticket was valid for 48 hours which will enabled visitors to use their tickets at participating businesses throughout the Borough.

Great Yarmouth Town Centre & Seafront CCTV – Support funding for the ongoing monitoring, maintenance and transmission of the CCTV which includes 33 cameras in the area.

Filby in Bloom – Support for the Filby in Bloom voluntary team to provide all year round colour and environmental responsibility for the Filby area.

Gorleston Community Heritage Tearoom – Love Flo’s@Ivy Lodge. To convert Ivy Lodge into a functioning heritage tearoom offering work experience placements to young adults with learning disabilities.

Hemsby & Newport Replica Flower Display – Provided a quality all year round flower display in Hemsby & Newport without the need for watering to improve the local environment.

Directional signs to Scratby – To provide information for passing traffic of the shops, holiday parks and accommodation available in Scratby – on hold

Great Yarmouth Welcome Hosts – To provide welcoming assistance and information for inbound visitors to Great Yarmouth during the main holiday season.  The service is operated by volunteers.  The GYTABIA is providing funding for new uniforms for the staff – on hold

Vauxhall Links – GYTABIA is supporting the completion of the restoration of Vauxhall Bridge to preserve the heritage and enhance the surrounding area which is the main link for railusers to the town – on hold

Winterton Tourism – Investment in the creation of between 5-7 Winterton based walks using branded maps of varying lengths to improve the tourism offer in Winterton.

Facilities Projects 2014/2015

Hemsby Village Sign

Hemsby & Newport has more visitor beds than Brighton and represents one of the highest concentration of self-catering visitor accommodation in Europe.

Filby In Bloom

National Award winning Filby in Bloom is one of the wonders of the Borough and a magnet for 1000s of visitors a year. It has become an attraction in its own right. GYTABIA is keen to help with Filby in Bloom’s continued success.

The Welcome Host service based at Great Yarmouth Vauxhall Station

This provides a welcome for inbound passengers with information and advice about the area and its attractions. The service is staffed by volunteers who are all trained to the Olympic ‘Gamesmakers’ standards in customer service.

Gorleston In Bloom

Hanging baskets are aimed to make Gorleston High Street a nicer environment in which to shop and trade thereby encouraging increased footfall to the area.

Ivy Lodge Project, Gorleston

The overarching goal is to get the currently derelict Ivy Lodge in Priory Gardens transformed into a functioning Heritage tearoom and offer work experience placements to young adults with learning disabilities.

Decorative Lighting

On the 2nd May one of GYTABIAs early projects – new decorative lighting for the seafront in Great Yarmouth – was officially switched on by Her Worship the Mayor of the Borough of Great Yarmouth. The switch-on was also marked by the first fireworks display of the season.