Search

Elected mayor campaign close to target

PUBLISHED: 11:05 12 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:39 30 June 2010

A campaign to get a directly-elected mayor for Great Yarmouth needs to just 1,000 more petition signatures to force a referendum in May.

Town Labour politicians Trevor Wainwright and Mick Castle are delighted to have passed 2,500 signatures - on their way to 3,500 - after only launching their non-party political campaign in October.

A campaign to get a directly-elected mayor for Great Yarmouth needs to just 1,000 more petition signatures to force a referendum in May.

Town Labour politicians Trevor Wainwright and Mick Castle are delighted to have passed 2,500 signatures - on their way to 3,500 - after only launching their non-party political campaign in October.

The campaign, which would see the mayor personally taking up the reins to run the council, has already won the backing of prominent business people such as Peter Jay and Ralph Childs as well as community cam-paigners including Dennis Durrant of Gorleston Heritage Group.

Other News

Yesterday, 21:49

A man arrested in connection with the murder of a 56-year-old in Great Yarmouth has been released on bail.

Yesterday, 17:29

A man who threatened to kill a woman he bombarded with abusive phone calls has been jailed.

Yesterday, 17:10

A man who spat at a police officer’s face and hair after being arrested has been spared jail.

Yesterday, 16:01

A stretch of seafront Great Yarmouth road is set to undergo nine weeks of repairs - at a cost of £100,000.

Most Read

Yesterday, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Mon, 11:17

A man remains in hospital with serious injuries after his car crashed into a telephone pole and tree before landing in a ditch.

Read more
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Mon, 13:37

A man has been arrested on suspicion of multiple driving offences including drink driving in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:29

A man who threatened to kill a woman he bombarded with abusive phone calls has been jailed.

Read more

Portraits and silhouettes of soldiers, nurses and munitions workers lined two Norfolk beaches as part of a Remembrance Day tribute by filmmaker Danny Boyle.

Read more
Remembrance Day 2018

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy