GYB Services begins work on flagship Venetian Waterways project

Published On: March 7, 2018

Norse subsidiary GYB Services has begun preparing the site of the Grade II-listed Venetian Waterways on Great Yarmouth’s seafront, ahead of a £2.7m three-year restoration project.

GYB Services is undertaking this work on behalf of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, which is working closely with Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust and the community to restore the Venetian Waterways and Boating Lake.

The project will involve much-needed repairs to the structures of the bridges, rusticated thatched shelters and the Waterways and Boating Lake. In addition, the original beautiful and bold planting scheme, dating from 1928, will be restored with the help of volunteers.

“We are removing much of the existing planting, which is not in keeping with the original 1920s scheme”, explains Grounds Manager, Paul Kelf.

“The willow and some of the trees will remain, as well as the euonymus hedges which are part of the original scheme. Our operatives are working hard to complete this work before the start of the bird-nesting season. We will be reusing the removed plants, where possible, at other green spaces in the borough.”