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Restoration begins on historic Venetian Waterways funded by National Lottery. 

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is working closely with volunteers on a flagship project, supported by the National Lottery, to restore the Grade II-listed Venetian Waterways, including the Boating Lake. 

The famous Boating Lake and Island Cafe will be refurbished and brought back to use, including the quirky Waterways bridges and shelters restored, and the original acclaimed planting scheme, dating from 1928, reinstated.

The work is set to take place within the next 12 months and is funded through the Hertitage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, with support from the Great Yarmouth Borough Council, New Anglia LEP and the Department for Communities and Local Government. 

Contractors will undertake the grounds work, heavy landscaping and engineering works whilst volunteers will begin all other gardening work including a planting scheme at the beginning of September. 

Great Yarmouth Borough Council are seeking volunteers in a wide range of roles to help between this summer and summer 2019. 

Find out more about volunteering and sponsorship opportunities at www.greatyarmouth.gov.uk/waterwaysproject-volunteer @WaterwayProject #waterways90