Plans to regenerate Lynn’s waterfront has received a mixed reaction from shoppers.
West Norfolk Council and the Lynn Conservancy Board have agreed to install three pontoons along the South Quay to encourage boaters to visit the town.
The Lynn News took to the High Street on Wednesday to find out what people think of the idea.
Beth Wilson, of West Lynn, says it is an “excellent plan”.
Mrs Wilson said: “I think it will improve the whole area completely and bring more people into the town which will be good for business.
“It will also be good for the restaurants and hotels.
“The one at Wisbech is really successful.”
Harpley man Paul Simpkins is concerned that the pontoons will affect fishing.
He said: “I fish on the quay side quite a bit and this could have an impact.
“It is an ideal fishing spot for disabled people and families.
“It is a very productive area with peeler crabs.”
Jenny Groom would like to see a water link between Downham and Lynn.
The Downham town councillor said: “Boats can get as far as Denver sluice gates at the moment.
“A link between Downham and Lynn would make it even better.
“I have friends with boats and they like to travel as far as they can.
“If they went as far as Lynn, they would stop and explore the town.
“That part of Lynn is interesting.”
Juliette Sands, of Harpley, is also in favour.
She said: “I think it is a good idea. The waterfront does need improving.
“I am in favour but the river does slit up.”
Lynn man James Barnes has also got behind the plans.
He said: “They are looking at a similar thing in Sutton Bridge.
“It will encourage boaters into the town and keep local shops open. I think the council should put on waterside events.”