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Report - Pontins Revisit, Hemsby, Nofolk - November 2014

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by norfolkexplorer, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. norfolkexplorer

    norfolkexplorer av u seen my marbels
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    Decided to pop back and have a little look about, it had been 14 months since I had last gone and to be honest not much has changed, a few more broken windows, more chalets are now sealed up properly, and somebody has thrown the medics storage cupboard in the pool. Last time I visited I shot on a eos 5 film camera with Velvia 50 film and a 50mm f/1.4 usm lens.... This time I shot with a 6d and a Canon 17-40mm f/4 L so got something a little different this time.

    Bit of History and what's going on from the local rag

    The 2,440-capacity camp in Hemsby has been empty since 2008 when Pontin’s closed it “following a period of sustained operating lossesâ€.

    Grass was overgrown , it was full of weeds and a number of break-ins have been reported this year.

    But following negotiations between Great Yarmouth Borough Council and the property agent for the site it has been tidied up.

    After receiving complaints from the public about the condition of the privately-owned site, the borough council asked for improvements to the former Pontins site, which closed in recent years.

    Now this gateway site, in Beach Road, has been spruced up at the instruction of Northern Trust, the site’s agent, following discussions with the authority. The council did not pay for any of the work.

    If this informal agreement had not been reached, the borough had the option to serve a legal notice ordering the responsible party to undertake the work by a certain date, or else face criminal prosecution.

    In October this year, the borough council used these legal powers to press for improvements to Vauxhall House, next to the railway station, which must be upgraded by January 20, 2014.

    The agreement over the Pontins site required the boarded-up windows to be painted white, the grass, weeds and low-lying vegetation to be cut to ground level, and the hedge along Back Market Lane to be cut. This was completed during November.

    Cllr Trevor Wainwright, the leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: “The former Pontins site is a prominent property, visible on the main route through Hemsby, so its appearance influences how residents and visitors feel about the borough.

    “This site has been a persistent cause of public concern since it was vacated. And although there’s been some minimal maintenance, these negotiations have secured a more comprehensive schedule of works which should alleviate the visual harm.

    “Discussions are ongoing to agree a long-term viable use for the site, but in the meantime the borough council will work with the agent to ensure it does not fall below our standards.â€

    The former Pontins site is 8.877 hectares (21.94 acres), with an extensive road frontage. The central leisure and entertainment facilities extend overall to approximately 6,785 sq m (73,033 sq ft). Chalet accommodation for 2,440 people is provided within 512 chalets.

    - See more at: http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co....p_is_tidied_up_1_3076290#sthash.zCSCJXtZ.dpuf


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  2. slayaaaa

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    Re: Pontins Revisit. Hemsby. Nofolk November 2014

    Only place I haven't done here is that climbing wall, it will happen.

    Nice one. :thumb
     
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    Re: Pontins Revisit. Hemsby. Nofolk November 2014

    Nice pics again mate, always liked the look of this place
     
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    Re: Pontins Revisit. Hemsby. Nofolk November 2014

    Like this place. Good shots NE :)
     
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    Re: Pontins Revisit. Hemsby. Nofolk November 2014

    nice one!
     
  6. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
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    The southport pontine looks like this and that's still open :thumb
     
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  7. norfolkexplorer

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    I think most of the do
     
  8. Coolboyslim

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    Quite interesting this love how nature took control. And yea southport is a bit like this already lol. If southport closed nobody would notice cause would still look the same. Nice report
     
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    lofl
     
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