Venetian Waterways Successful Bid

15. January 2017

The restoration of Great Yarmouth's Venetian Waterways is on course after the Great Yarmouth Borough Council, in partnership with the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust, have secured £1.7 million of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery. 

The three-year project will involve much-needed repairs to the structures of the bridges, the Waterways and Boating Lake, thought to be the last surviving purpose-built concrete boating lake in the country. The café on the Boating Lake Island will also be renovated and re-opened to help fund the ongoing maintenance of the park.

Crucially, volunteers will work alongside professionals to faithfully reinstate the original themed flower beds, and help to repair the rusticated thatched shelters, which contribute much to the special character of the attraction. The surviving carved animal heads from the original boats will be re-used as part of the scheme. 

Click here to read more about the Venetian Waterways and its history.

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