Yarmouth borough recreation grounds to receive special protection

RECREATION grounds throughout the borough of Great Yarmouth could receive special protected status in anticipation of the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

A recommendation was made by Great Yarmouth Borough Council to Norfolk County Council to nominate eight parks for the Queen Elizabeth II Fields in Trust Scheme.

The initiative aims to protect 2,012 outdoor spaces for local communities across the country to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.

Parks being considered include Belton recreation ground, Beaconsfield recreation ground, Wellesley recreation ground, Cobholm recreation ground, Gorleston recreation ground, Mill Lane recreation ground, Magdalen recreation ground and St Nicholas recreation ground.

Parish councils who wish to recommend their recreation grounds for the scheme can apply by September 1.