Rail station Day of Action planned
THE campaign to smarten Great Yarmouth train station continues to make tracks with a planned weekend dedicated to the cause.Supporters are being urged to support two day long events taking place in June organised by local businessman Spencer McCormack.
THE campaign to smarten Great Yarmouth train station continues to make tracks with a planned weekend dedicated to the cause.
Supporters are being urged to support two day long events taking place in June organised by local businessman Spencer McCormack.
The station is set to receive a clean up on Saturday, June 19 followed by a fundraiser at the Burrage Centre in Gorleston the following day.
Mr McCormack is hoping the Family Fun Day will provide a cash boost for further improvements to the station labelled “decrepit and unwelcoming.” The health club director said: “It is time to turn words into action and I am delighted the campaign is winning so much support. We are looking to do something about the wider area including Vauxhall Bridge to transform an area that has become neglected and run down.”
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Market traders have been invited to set up stalls at the station during the clean up which will see plants and flowers placed on the station concourse. A meeting is planned with National Express East Anglia which runs the terminal and businesses backing the campaign including Asda, SPP Digital and Vauxhall Holiday Park.
It is hoped to hold a public meeting in May where people can give their views on some of the planned improvements.
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The Fix our Station campaign has attracted around 3,000 pledges of support online and in writing since launching in January.
Visit www.fixourstation.com and join the Facebook group by searching for Fix Great Yarmouth Station.
The family fun day on Sunday, June 20 includes a Fathers Day carvery, a raffle and music from Banned Potential featuring medical staff from the James Paget University Hospital and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Proceeds from ticket and raffle sales and �1 from every meal purchased will be donated to the campaign. Tickets for the family fun day are available from the Burrage Centre on 01493 452095. Volunteers interested in taking part in the clean up day should call 01493 650505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.