Yartoft could top BlackpoolThursday 13th December 2007
The idea of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft linking in a unitary council have been backed by entertainment veterans Albert Jones and Peter Jay.
They believe that such a link would create a bigger seaside tourist destination even than Blackpoool.
The campaign for a so-called Yartoft council was given new life last week when local government minister John Healey confirmed that any local government changes in the region could include new authorities which crossed county borders.
Yarmouth's Hippodrome Circus owner Peter Jay and Pleasure Beach boss Albert Jones have backed the local Labour Partys vision of Yartoft.
Mr Jay felt it would be completely logical to market the two towns together. It would create a destination which had it all.
Joining forces would allow a much bigger budget for marketing the region in competition with other resorts in Britain and abroad, he added.
Mr Jones, who is working on plans for a multi-million- pound casino scheme next to the Pleasure Beach, said the creation of a unitary authority would give a lift to both towns.
The goodwill that already existed had been demonstrated in discussions concerning his latest project when he had received overwhelming support in Lowestoft.