We use cookies to provide some features and experiences in QOSHE

More information  .  Close
Aa Aa Aa
- A +

Great Yarmouth's Portuguese residents' share love for 'second home'

7 1 1

Great Yarmouth's Portuguese residents have shared their love for their "second home" after figures showed more than 8,000 EU nationals have been granted permission to stay in the town.

Home Office data shows 8,230 EU citizens had successfully applied to continue living in Great Yarmouth by June 30.

The EU Settlement scheme launched in March 2019 to regulate the immigration status of European citizens who live in the UK.

Around 1,360 applications were submitted in the last three months of the scheme being open – 14pc of all requests received in Great Yarmouth.

The main nationalities to apply were from Portugal, Romania and Lithuania - with more than 3,500 applications from Portuguese people.

Dulce Duca regularly performs with Out There Arts. - Credit: Marcin Rodwell

Dulce Duca is a circus performer with Out There Arts.

She moved to Great Yarmouth in 2018 to be closer to her partner and also because the town is "the epicenter of circus in the UK".

"I thought 'what better place to be'," Miss Duca said.

"I love the town's art scene.

"Great Yarmouth has a great potential to be a creative town.

"There are a lot of artists and........

© Eastern Daily Press

Get it on Google Play