Category: St Olaves

Great Yarmouth Customer Service Results in Tourism Vehicle …

Barry Phillips with his wife Margaret and their new car. Barry Phillips and his wife Margaret, from St Ives in Cambridgeshire, have been visiting Great Yarmouth for holidays and day trips for 40 years. Barry, who was in the market for a new car, browsed round Great Yarmouth showrooms during his last holiday in September and was so impressed with the customer service at Thurlow Nunn, that he drove home in a new Astra.

Tourism businesses like Vauxhall Holiday Park and Cherry Tree Holiday also support the local economy with vehicle leasing and servicing. We started visiting the area for family holidays in the summer around 40 years ago, said Barry Phillips. We stayed at chalets in Hemsby then.

For the last 14 years we ve been at The Winchester and always tie in our holiday with the Maritime Festival. We also stay with our daughter for a couple of weeks every year in a caravan in the borough, and come over several times a year for day trips and enjoy walking along the seafront. We also popped over for the Out There Festival, which was great fun.

I didn t come on holiday with the intention of buying a new car, but browsed round the showrooms. I was so impressed with the welcome at Thurlow Nunn that I decided to buy a new Astra from them. I can also fit in my annual service when we visit next September.

It s not just Barry Phillips who is supporting the local economy in this way. Tourism businesses like Vauxhall Holiday Park also source vehicles locally. The holiday park has had a long relationship with Peugeot Sidegate Motors in Great Yarmouth.

George Ermini from Sidegate Motors with Roger Finney, Vauxhall Holiday Park General Manager and the Vauxhall Holiday Park Fleet The local dealership has been providing vehicles to the family run five star holiday park for 13 years. Historically these were purchased, though recently they are on a lease basis, which includes service and maintenance of the fleet. Simon Clarke from Sidegate Motors commented: Vauxhall Holiday Park is just down the road from us and we have a long standing relationship with them and other tourism businesses in the area.

We have recently become a Business Dealership specialist, meaning we can offer special deals to business customers from our head office. Only 80 of our 400 branches offer this service, and we are delighted to offer these special packages to business customers in Great Yarmouth. Roger Finney, General Manager of Vauxhall Holiday Park added: We secured our first fleet of brand new contract hire vehicles at the end of last year with Sidegate Motors, and have been impressed with the service on offer.

They are on a fully maintained contract with service included and include eight vans and a Teepee Minibus. By switching to a lease agreement we know exactly what we are paying each month and as the vehicles are relatively new they are very fuel efficient. Andrew Bowyer, General Manager, Cherry Tree Holiday Park added: As we are part of the Parkdean group, our vehicles are purchased locally, but we get them serviced in St Olaves.

In addition we have 120 staff, all but five live locally and travel to work in their own vehicles or public transport. David Marsh, interim Chairman Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area said: Tourism plays a vital role in Great Yarmouth s economy. The support from regular visitors like Barry and Margaret Phillips is what makes the borough tick .

I wish Barry and Margaret many more happy years visiting Great Yarmouth, and am delighted that top customer service at Thurlow Nunn made them decide to invest in the borough s economy rather than at home. Our businesses also contribute in all sorts of ways to the local economy. Vauxhall Holiday Park s relationship with Sidegate Motors and Cherry Tree Holiday Park employing 115 people who live locally are two examples of the way our industry works with other sectors. 1 Related References ^ (

Police appeal after St Olaves garden centre theft

14:30 26 October 2015 Kieran Lynch 1 Norfolk Constabulary vehicle. Archant Norfolk Photographic ‘ 2011 Police are appealing for information after a number of items were stolen from a garden centre in St Olaves. On Tuesday, September 22, between 12pm and 5pm, an offender walked into a garden centre on Beccles Road and left the store with a number of items without paying.

A Stihl 16 inch blade chainsaw, a Stihl 14 inch blade chainsaw, a Stihl double sided hedge trimmer, and a Stihl lightweight brush cutter were all stolen. Officers investigating the incident are particularly keen to hear from any members of the public who may have been offered items matching this description for sale in unusual circumstances over the last month. Anyone with any information should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or alternatively, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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There will not be a training ride this Sunday as it is the Inter Club Ride The Holmes 50. Below are the details from Norman: Dear all, This Sunday is the final counting Event for the Holmes Cup competition between GYCC and VCB, as previously mentioned the points standings are VCB = 22 to GYCC = 19 , therefore it is imperative for all GYCC members that can/want to ride, turn out. In previous years this event is usually one of the best events during the GYCC sporting calendar and hopefully Sunday will carry on that tradition.

There are a couple of options with regards the meeting points, the first will be The Arches at 08:15 to get over to The Plough for the 09:00 start, the other is that those who want to drive over to The Plough or live in the area, can meet at the pub at 08:50 for the 09:00 start. The route is as the following:- Start from Blundeston Plough PH. Turn Left out of car park and then right into Church Road.

At crossroads go straight ahead onto B1074 heading towards Somerleyton . Continue through Somerleyton to junction with A143 at St Olaves . Turn Left onto A143 towards Haddiscoe .

Take first right onto Thorpe Rd. immediately after the Crown Inn Follow Thorpe Rd through Thurlton going straight over at both crossroads and continuing to Loddon . At T junc.

turn right and ride up the hill along Loddon High Street past The Swan PH. Turn left onto George Lane (Chinese Restaurant on corner) Continue to junc. with A146 where straight over towards Mundham .

TAKE CARE! Turn left at crossroads in Mundham towards Thwaite St Mary and Ditchingham . Follow road through Ditchingham to T junc.

where left and then right to B1332 At Duke of York PH turn left onto B1332 and then cross A143 at the maltings ( chicken ) RAB. Take the right turn to head into Bungay up Ditchingham Dam and continuing onto the cycle lane up Bridge Street to the Market Place RAB. Turn immediately left onto Trinity Street (B1435) and follow one way system round to the right into Wharton Street until you reach the T junction.

Turn right onto Lower Olland Street and then first (sharp) left into Upper Olland Street. At crossroads with Flixton Rd. go straight over up St.

Margarets Hill . Continue to T junc. where right signposted St Micheal & Flixton.

Continue through St Peter South Elham to St Margaret South Elham where left at T junc. towards Rumburgh . Turn left just after Rumburgh Buck PH and follow Gavell St & Grub Lane to A144.

Turn left onto A144 towards Bungay and then first right towards Redisham . Continue to Redisham where right towards Brampton just before road bends left. Follow road through Brampton over railway and continue to crossroads with A145.

Go straight over crossroads to Stoven where left at church. Continue through Sotterly to Hulver where left onto B1127 and right towards Mutford . Continue through Mutford to Carlton Colville and turn right at T junc.

St Peters Church. Follow St Peters Rd to toucan crossing over main road. Continue straight ahead along Uplands Road South, crossing Ashburnham Way and onto Uplands Road North to join Cotmer Rd.

At RAB turn left down Cotmer Rd. to traffic lights where right onto Bridge Road. Follow Bridge Road through Oulton Broad turning left at first RAB and then left again at second RAB onto Commodore Rd.

Turn Left at T junc. onto Caldecott Rd then right into Borrow Road becoming Prospect Rd. Turn Left at T junc.

into Christmas Lane and continue through Camps Heath along Hall Lane. At T junc. with B1074, turn left towards Blundeston .

Take first right (Hall Road) into Blundeston and second left onto Hall Lane to return to Plough PH.

Link to map:- 1 For those with a Garmin device, copy the following link to your routes and then download to your device ( as most of you know, I don t do Garmins but I have been assured that this works!!!! ) 2 Hopefully the weather will be OK for the day ( the forecast for Sunday is dry but with a northerly wind ), please don t forget Club colours on the day for the Team Photo before the start, if we get a good one it will be on the new Club Website .

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Man in life-threatening condition after car crashes into ditch

One man was in a critical condition after a car crashed into a water-filled ditch on the A143 at Haddiscoe, near Beccles. Firefighters from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, and the surface water rescue team from Carrow, were called to the accident at 7.09pm yesterday. A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service said one man in a critical condition was airlifted to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further treatment.

Another man was taken to James Paget Hospital, Gorleston, with minor injuries. Two ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer, East Anglian Air Ambulance, and a doctor from Suffolk Accident Rescue attended. Crews used a winch and enhanced hydraulic rescue equipment to release the two people.

The road was closed for a number of hours and firefighters were stood down at 8.40pm, although one fire engine was still at the scene at 9.30pm. A number of accidents have occurred on the Haddiscoe bends area of the road between the village and St Olaves, including a lorry skidding into a ditch in February. And on July 14, 2014 Marcus Nichols, 23, was killed when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with two cars.

Bill Cooper, church warden for Thorpe next Haddiscoe, said he believes drivers misjudge the bends on the road. He said: There have been so many accidents along the road. I think a lot of it is down to the bends and with people not knowing how to take them so they ended up going too fast.

Drivers don t understand the road. It s not a good road for speed with the bends. A lot of it is speed and frustration because a lot of tractors use the road.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon said the A143 is a road drivers need to take care on. He said: I know the road well as I spent a lot of time on it during the General Election. It is a hazardous, tricky and very bendy and is the sort of road where people need to take considerable care.

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