Geographically remote from the capital, Norfolk and Suffolk are places that you travel to not through, places that you don’t arrive at by accident. Because of their inherent ‘geography’ they have developed a distinctive and individual cultural and leisure offer and we do not need to delve very deep to find a cultural wealth that could justify investment in an economic growth and development plan.
From the outset partnership was key to this development plan. The route map we set out has been taken forward through a new ‘joint initiative’ and was the first output from the New Anglia LEP Culture Board. The building blocks have been systematically put in place through systems and infrastructure, creative programming, and market-led packaging and campaigns.
If the comments of the Chair of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Cultural Board are anything to go by, we are happy to report that our route map certainly seems to have been orientated in the right direction.