Gorleston family restores seafront fun park

Great Yarmouth seafront fun park plans
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A husband and wife have restored Pops Meadow in Gorleston as a family fun park, six months after the site was guaranteed as a community asset for 25 years by Great Yarmouth Borough Council.


The parcel of land between Pavilion Road and Beach Road was up for sale last year, with several plans involving development into private residences, however Lewis and Sherise Gray secured ownership in January.

“The site was up for tender at the council and I was lucky enough to attend,” Lewis Gray told the Eastern Daily Press. “I put in a bid with the council to use the place as a children’s play area.”

Prior to 2020, the green space had fallen into disrepair, with the local authority placing the leasehold out to tender. Despite 13 bids, including proposals to build new flats, councillors selected the Grays’ proposal on 29 September.

The site now features new exterior fencing, rides, a play area, and a refurbished cafe, with Lewis Gray stating he was “over the moon” at the favourable reaction from local families during the half term.

The free-entry park is currently open between 10am and 7pm, while the cafe will remain open all year.

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