Lock up your daughters! The Libertines rock Cromer with hotel plans

A screenshot of the announcement on Radio X's page on social-networking site Facebook. Picture: RADI

A screenshot of the announcement on Radio X's page on social-networking site Facebook. Picture: RADIOX/FACEBOOK - Credit: RADIOX/FACEBOOK

Readers react to some of our latest top stories. What do you think?

The North Norfolk News website is continuing to prove a hit with readers and our page on social networking site Facebook now has almost 5000 Friends.

One of the stories attracting your comments recently was our report that one of the founders of chart-topping band The Libertines planned to open a hotel with nightclub on the seafront – with a national radio station suggesting it could be in Cromer.

Commenting on the story on our website, Joe Orton said: 'I am hardly in their target audience, being well over 60 and a faded old hippy... but I think this would be a truly wonderful thing if it was to happen.'

Muddy said: 'I'm in my 70s and like them, just what Cromer needs. Lock up your daughters!!'

Richard Gray said: 'Remember the Rink and the Links? Bring it on I say, with oldies having a good time in the park near the zoo and youngsters in the town. Just might liven up Cromer. But might need to build some new car parks.'

Trodas5 added: 'This would be great if true, not really my sort of band, as an old prog rockfolk fan, but would add to the culture of Cromer and Sheringham and create a lot of interest from younger visitors to the town.'

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Not everyone agreed though. On Facebook, Josie Stone: 'What will this do to Cromer? Kill off what was a nice seaside place? Some areas of north Norfolk are now being spoilt, so what will happen if holiday makers stop going there?'

Simon Hyde said: 'Will be nice to see the old Bath House rocking again, been going to Cromer two or three times a year for 22 years and seen it die away to a boring sleepy forgotten place, and I love that, that's why I go, but this will bring new cash to the town and like like it or not you need trade and cash coming in.

'If it's managed properly and done right this could be fantastic. Not everyone is old and loves the silence, good on this man, one day it would be nice to enjoy a pint outside like we used to do. Change is inevitable deal with it.'

Meanwhile, the decision to put the brakes on plans to build a car park in North Lodge Park, Cromer continues to divide opinion.

Natasha Clare Allen said: 'This is not good news. I have no problem with a car park in North Lodge Park, provided it is never granted permission to expand further into the park. The earmarked area is already a run down concrete eyesore. I fail to see how a car park will be worse. It would see the area used at long last, landscaped and mean more footfall through the park.

'The development of new toilets, including the much needed Changing Place, which will demonstrate how forward thinking and inclusive Cromer is as a destination for all, should be pressed ahead with regardless.

'I for one, would also like to see a percentage of revenue from any car park developed on the site, ring-fenced for maintenance of the green spaces and planned play area - a play area which, from the plans, looks like it will be something Cromer can be very proud of.'

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