Congratulations are due to Great Yarmouth Borough Council this summer for making such a good job of raking the beach on Yarmouth’s North Beach by the Salisbury Road boardwalk and the Beaconsfield Road and Sandown Road ramps.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

What a coincidence, workmen came along to fix the long-neglected broken barrier to the “killer wall” at George Street and thereby obviated yet another letter of criticism, which could have been published on the same day.


Gulls are nature’s wonder creatures


I am local and a keen amateur photographer. I was taking my elderly father out for the day on Saturday. After fruit picking at Blofield and en route to Horsey Mill, dad wanted to go to Thurne. I saw this beautiful view at Oby and had to pull over in a passing place to take this snap on my iPhone.

This is a recent photo taken by me in the garden. Most nights I have at least one hedgehog visit. I put food and water out each evening for the hedgehog.

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Hurry up with the third bridge


My journey began 23 years ago, in hospital radio, where I combined presenting with university, while I studied to be a registered nurse.


The letter from the lady in Rollesby last week about overgrown vegetation raises the question has she or anyone else told the relevant authority about the problem?

Norfolk County Council

I am writing in reply to Jennifer Elliott’s letter, July 28, concerning gulls. I agree with her that man is at fault.

Disability can be a hidden one


Volunteering for Harbour Radio has improved me as a person in more ways I ever imagined.

Letters: July 28 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Minster looking for fundraisers

We moved to Rollesby nearly three years ago and were very happy to see the Broads were made a National Park area. Well, we feel very let down with the state of the area, no-one maintains the footpath or the trees and growth beside it.

New Zealand

This latest half-completed handiwork has got people laughing and talking in my area.

My thoughts on seagulls. They are magnificent birds. Yes, I totally agree that many people do not discard their waste correctly. Every morning I walk through town to the office and all I see is private or commercial bins overflowing, bin lids not closed properly or there’s too much rubbish so it is left by the side of the bins on the pavements or roads.

Something has to be done for the Winter Gardens on the seafront.

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I, together with my husband, voluntarily plant up and tend weekly to the two community gardens on the corner of Bracon Road/New Road in Belton and have done so for the past six years without too much damage.


What’s happened 
on waterways?


I read your article last week about the possible move of the association for the blind on Hall Quay.

I am writing to the Mercury regarding the picture of the floods and a car and a tow truck in Southtown Road that was printed on May 19.

Who will help us with problem?


I must now look for another dentist


Did authorities overreact here?

Reading in last week’s Mercury that Caesars Palace is being converted into flats, brought back happy memories because of the historic Goode’s Hotel involvement.

MP needs to be in constituency


Reading about the discovery of human remains on the site of the new Wetherspoon’s development in Gorleston High Street reminded me of an incident when I was a pupil at Cliff Park Secondary Modern School in the 1960s.

Cliff Park

It was very sad to hear of the recent loss of community stalwart Maurice Johnson.

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Did you go to technical high school?


Floods devastated council office

Jeremy Corbyn

Seventy-five years ago, St Nicholas’ Church was gutted by incendiary bombs. This important event, on Sunday, June 25, 1942, is being commemorated by the Minster Preservation Trust with a series of events based on a 1940’s theme.

While reading the Mercury dated May 19 about the 1953 floods I noticed a picture of my dad driving a Ross carrier.

I saw on a friend’s Facebook page the story regarding the memorial of Roger Ditcham.


Please support 
our arts festival


Another civic year is coming to an end, and I would like to congratulate Malcolm and Donna Bird for the way they carried out their duties as Mayor and Mayoress over the past 12 months.

Malcolm Bird

Readers Letters, May 26

Friday, May 26, 2017

This borough is 
a booming one


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