Meeting Details

Gorleston Area Public Forum
5 Mar 2019 - 18:30 to 18:55
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests



Standard Items

You have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter to be discussed if it relates to something on your Register of Interests form. You must declare the interest and leave the room while the matter is dealt with.

You have a Personal Interest in a matter to be discussed if it affects
•    your well being or financial position
•    that of your family or close friends
•    that of a club or society in which you have a management role
•    that of another public body of which you are a member to a greater extent than others in your ward.
You must declare a personal interest but can speak and vote on the matter.

Whenever you declare an interest you must say why the interest arises, so that it can be included in the minutes. 



There were no declarations of interest.



To receive any apologies for absence. 



Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Borg, Fairhead, K Grey, Plant, Pratt, Smith and C Walker.



3 pdf MINUTES (109Kb)

To Confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2018.





The minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2011 were confirmed.



To consider any matters arising from the above minutes.



(i) Beach Huts

It was reported that 13 or 14 of the beach huts had been sold out of the 20.  It had been anticipated that the amenities block would be completed by February but that this did not happen due to the utility companies delay so it was now hoped that this would be completed by the end of March with the beach huts being built after that and being completed by April.


(ii) Dykes

Councillor Williamson reported that people had been throwing rubbish into the dykes along side the allotments and that these had blocked up again and flooded houses on Burgh Road resulting in the Dykes being cleared out twice. So it had been decided to close the footpath to prevent this was keep occurring.


(iii) Traffic Lights - Magdalen Way 

It was reported that Highways England would not consider altering the lights at this time but would be looking into this area in August 2019.


(iv) Splash Pad Pumping Station 

It was reported that Painting of the Splash Pad Pumping Station would be considered by the Environment Committee.  Julie Woods stated that she had a local community group that were interested in painting this and that she would discuss this with Neil Shaw.


(v) Children's Centre

It was reported that the Consultation had ended and that the Children's Centre on Magdalen Way would continue to be a nursery but that the outreach workers would go out to work with the Baby weight clinics being held at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Libraries.






To discuss litter on the A47 between the Middleton Road Roundabout and Harfreys Road Roundabout.




The Chairman reported that Highways England had stated that the A47 would have to be shut at night to collect the rubbish and that this is not something that the Council could ask GYB Services to carry out.




A public question time session will be held for a fifteen minute period.




(i) Gorleston on the One Show

A member of the public spoke of the good article on the One Show about Gorleston.



(ii) Heritage Walks in Gorleston

A Member of the public stated that Heritage Walks are held in Gorleston with part of the route going down the White Lion Steps and asked if the rubbish and furniture in this area could be cleared. 



(iii) Beach Road, Rubbish in front Garden of property next to Gamba's 

It was reported that this was cleared up a little while ago and that this was now worse than before.  Councilllor Wright agreed to talk to the Council's Environmental Health Department again about this.



(iv) Ferry Hill Steps

A member of the public asked if these steps could be cleaned or cleared and Councillor Williamson agreed to look into the ownership of this area as he thought it was owned by Peel Ports and would therefore be there responsibility to clean.



(v) Beach Huts book Author

A member of the public stated that an Author had written a book about Beach Huts and suggested that they be invited to the opening of the Beach Huts.



(vi) Clean Beach and Promenade

A Member of the public praised the Council stating that in the February Half Term Holidays the beach and promenade was lovely and clean and that there were lots of children enjoying this area.


(vii) Boat Pond Fountain

A member of the public asked if the fountain in the boat pond could be cleaned or replaced as it was only a trickle and it was agreed that cleaning this first would be investigated.




To consider any other business as may be determined by the Chairman of the meeting as being of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration.



There was no other business.




To consider the date and time of the next meeting.




That the next meeting would be held on 25 June 2019.



In the event of the Committee wishing to exclude the public from the meeting, the following resolution will be moved:-

"That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12(A) of the said Act."


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending ApologySubstituted By
No apology information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for AbsenceSubstituted By
Carol Borg  
Marlene Fairhead  
Kay Grey  
Sylvia Pratt  

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.




Councillor Wainwright (in the Chair), Councillors B Walker, Flaxman-Taylor, Williamson and Wright (Great Yarmouth Borough Council).


Councillor C Walker (Norfolk County Council).


Karline Smith (Member Services Officer) and Julie Woods (MESH).


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