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PUBLISHED: 13:09 19 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:23 03 July 2010

THERE'S a final opportunity for people to have their say on the future of St George's Theatre and the surrounding King Street developments.

An exhibition will be held at Christchurch, on King Street, Great Yarmouth, from 5pm to 8pm, on Thursday.

THERE'S a final opportunity for people to have their say on the future of St George's Theatre and the surrounding King Street developments.

An exhibition will be held at Christchurch, on King Street, Great Yarmouth, from 5pm to 8pm, on Thursday.

A Government grant of £3m was obtained earlier this year to aid the rebirth of the 18th century building as an arts venue with the surrounding area also used for exhibitions and entertainment.

The display will help to illustrate how the external area will be created with proposals including:

Creating a public square next to the chapel by pedestrianising part of King Street

To cater for this Deneside north of Yarmouth Way will be linked with Deneside south of Yarmouth Way for southbound traffic

Creating a public open space to the front of Christchurch by closing a short stretch of carriageway between Deneside and King Street

Making King Street one-way northwards from its junction with Nottingham Way through to and including St Georges Plain. This will allow the footways to be widened from York Road through to St George's Plain

Introducing mini-roundabouts at the junction of King Street with Nottingham Way/St Peter's Road to improve traffic flows and

Making Deneside one-way southwards from St George's Plain through to St Peters Road.

Cycle links will also be a feature of the project.

Borough culture, leisure and sport service manager, Marie Hartley said: “We are aiming for a vibrant, all-year-round programme that will have appeal to the widest possible audience. Put on your thinking caps and come up with some original ideas. Great Yarmouth already has a host of activities for people but St George's provides an opportunity to pull out all the stops.

Static exhibitions of the plans can also be viewed at four venues until Friday, April 3: Marina Centre, Christchurch in King Street, The Neighbourhood Centre at 143 King Street, and the town hall.

To contribute comments and ideas, contact Marie Hartley on 01493 846354, email: mlh@great-yarmouth.gov.uk.

Log on to www.comeunity.info or www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk to record comments. The deadline is April 9.

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