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Great Yarmouth Business Breakfast
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On Thursday 13th September we held our Great Yarmouth Business Breakfast at the Royal Assembly Rooms on the seafront. 50 delegates joined us for the morning which included a full English breakfast and the networking ice-breaker “reframing letdowns” in which delegates talked about a situation that initially seemed to be negative but ended up being a positive.
Norfolk County Council sponsored the event, with David Allfrey, Infrastructure Delivery Manager, presenting on the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing. This is a project that will see a dual carriageway lifting bridge link the A47 at Harfrey’s roundabout with South Denes. The crossing will benefit the local area by: supporting the area as a centre for offshore and renewable energy, supporting the regeneration of Great Yarmouth, and improving journey times and access to the peninsular by reducing congestion and heavy traffic. While the project is ongoing protecting the environment and minimising the impact on the local community is a priority. The final form of the bridge has not been decided yet but the positioning of the bridge and the highway over it is fixed, which means that we know for definite there will be a dual carriageway linking the two areas. The project has been ongoing since 2003 and began with an initial assessment on where the bridge should be built. The consultation period for the project is currently running and finishes October 5th, David encourages everyone in the business community to have their say here.
Once the consultation period is over the next stage is to submit the Development Consent Order and begin construction no later than 2020 once the order has been approved. David highlighted the importance of keeping as much of the work for the construction of the bridge local, and stressed that he would like to see it create a number of local jobs.
We also had 4 stands from: Select Appointments to celebrate the launch of their 16th office opening, adding Lowestoft to the network of the successful brand that has been in the recruitment industry for over 35 years; MIGSOLV promoting the fact they house organisations’ servers and IT within their data centre; East Coast College showcasing their Community College services, and the final stand was held by Governors for Schools who were our feature charity.
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