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Town Hall Project - Heritage Engagement Coordinator

27 May 2022

Town HallFancy spending 9 months on the sunshine coast, where the sun rises first in the Uk? Lowestoft is undergoing an exciting cultural regeneration, and this is your chance to play a part in helping to breathe new life into a key building on the historic high street.

Lowestoft Town Council is looking for an experienced Heritage Engagement Coordinator to deliver and oversee the development phase pilot engagement activities for the Lowestoft Town Hall project. 

The Town Hall project will transform the Town Hall into a multifunctioning building that will be in the heart of Lowestoft and the Harbour Ward.  The Grade II Town Hall will become a heritage hub, with adjacent gallery/exhibition space/arts and crafts spaces and hot desking for creative enterprises. The building will also become an events venue and office for the Town Council. Lowestoft Town Council has been awarded a development grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund to progress its plans to a delivery stage application. The project is also supported by the Architectural Heritage Fund, Historic England and Towns Fund.

The freelance consultant will deliver and oversee the development phase pilot activity programme that will demonstrate our capacity to engage with a diverse cross-section of the community, including harder-to-reach groups, and will also test out our collaborations with partners, in order to support a National Lottery Heritage Fund delivery phase bid.

The Heritage Engagement Coordinator will be involved with the development project over a period of 9 months, with an estimated start date at the end of June 2022. (Date to be agreed on appointment, there may be some flexibility for a later start date) It is envisaged that the Heritage Engagement Coordinator will work an average of 18hrs a week for 37 weeks betweenJune 2022 and 31March 2023.  Time allocation may change month by month as project demands fluctuate, and weekend working will be required at certain times

The fee is capped at £23,520 including all expenses. This is based on an hourly rate of £35ph at 18hrs a week.

Closing date midnight Monday 6th June

For further information and how to apply please please email admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk

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Expressions of Interest to join the Climate Emergency & Ecological Committee

25 May 2022

Are you passionate about the environment and climate change?

Are you committed to our Climate Emergency Declaration?

 

Lowestoft Town Council are seeking for up to two members of the public to join our Climate Emergency and Ecological Committee.

The Climate Emergency and Ecological Committee was set up as part of Lowestoft Town Council's response to declaring a Climate Emergency.  The committees is responsible for determining achievable changes to the Council's activities, in line with the Climate Declaration, as far as practical and proportionate.

 

You can find out more about the committee's responsibilities by viewing their Terms of Reference.

 

If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please submit your written expression of interest, including reasons why would be be interested in being a part of this committee, to admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk.  The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 17th June 2022, 12noon.

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Annual Assembly for Lowestoft - Thursday 26th May 2022

19 May 2022

Thursday 26th May 2022, 7pm

Whitton Residents' Hall, Hawthorn Avenue, Lowestoft, NR33 9BB

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Every year the Town Council will arrange a meeting at which local residents can get together and discuss matters affecting them and the community. As well as this invite to local people, invites are being sent to community organisations, the police, and town, district and county councillors. This is an opportunity to find out more about what is going on locally and ask questions in this friendly and inclusive forum. Please do come along.

Please note that capacity and parking at Whitton Residents' Hall is limited.

Annual Assembly Agenda

Written Reports from Community Organisations

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Notice of Vacancy - Lowestoft Harbour & Normanston Ward

19 May 2022

Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Councillor Tracey Eastwood, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council.

  1. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if ten electors for the ward give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer no later than 13 June 2022.
  2. The Addresses of the Returning Officer are: Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft NR33 0EQ; Council Offices, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT.
  3. If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

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Museums in Lowestoft Celebrated on International Museum Day

18 May 2022

Wednesday 18th May 2022 is International Museum Day – a day to celebrate the power of museums.

Throughout the day on our social media channels we’ll be highlighting the amazing work and exhibits on display in some of the museums around Lowestoft.

You can find out information on some of the museums in and around Lowestoft on our website

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Mayor of Lowestoft elected

18 May 2022

At the Annual Meeting held on 17th May 2022, Councillor Alan Green was unanimously re-elected as the Mayor of Lowestoft Town Council for the Municipal Year 2022/2023. Councillor Nasima Begum was appointed as deputy mayor.

The elected chairs for the following committees are: Assets, Inclusion and Development Committee, Councillor Robert Breakspear; Climate Emergency and Ecological Committee, Councillor Paul Page; Community Safety Committee, Councillor Peter Lang; Finance and Governance Committee, Councillor Andy Pearce; Personnel Committee, Councillor Sonia Barker; and Planning Committee, Councillor Peter Knight.

The Full Council will next meet on Tuesday 24th May at 6:30pm at Whitton Residents’ Hall, Hawthorn Avenue.

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Cllr Green, Mayor of Lowestoft (right) and Cllr Nasima Begum, Deputy Mayor (left) at the Remembrance Day event in November 2021

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Hamilton House closed until further notice

11 May 2022

Owing to flooding, our offices at Hamilton House are not accessible to members of the public. Business will still be running as usual.
 
All statutory meetings will take place at Whitton Hall whilst work is ongoing.
 
Thank you for your understanding.

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Kensington Gardens Survey

9 May 2022

Lowestoft Town Council are seeking your views on the installation of a new archway at the entrance to Kensington Gardens.
 
Let us know your views by completing the online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2RQVQSJ). If you are unable to access the survey, please contact the office on 0330 053 6019.
 
The closing date for the survey in Friday 20th May 2022.

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Programme of events for the Jubilee Announced

6 May 2022

Lowestoft Town Council are pleased to announce our programme of free events to celebrate HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee has now been published.

The  events will take place on Thursday 2nd June at Sparrow's Nest with a wide range of children's activities and live music performances, culminating in the lighting of Britain's Most-Easterly Beacon!

The full programme can be found on our events page.

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East Suffolk Free Wi-fi launches in Lowestoft

6 May 2022

As part of a range of exciting digital projects taking place across East Suffolk, free-to-use public wi-fi has now been launched in Lowestoft.

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To support local towns and businesses, East Suffolk Council is delivering a range of digital projects which aim to strengthen the local economy and improve connectivity within the district's market towns.

One of these projects is the East Suffolk Digital Towns programme which will digitally transform market towns through the installation of free public Wi-Fi, digital footfall counters and town marketing platforms alongside a business support programme.

Supported by funding from the Getting Building Fund and New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Innovative Projects fund, this new technology will be combined with bespoke business support, helping local businesses and the towns in which they are based, to grow.

Initially piloted in Framlingham in 2019, the free public Wi-Fi has now been launched in the main shopping areas of Lowestoft, as well as the seafront areas with an ambition for other market towns to follow later this year.

Cllr Stephen Burroughes, East Suffolk's Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Operational Partnerships and Digital Transformation, said: “The Wi-Fi zone will extend from the seafront to the town centre, including Kirkley High Street and the Triangle and make it easy for visitors and local people to get online when out and about. It is a digital scheme which we are really proud of.”

Cllr Craig Rivett, East Suffolk’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “We are committed to supporting local businesses and the provision of free-to-use Wi-Fi in public areas is just one of the innovative ways we are doing this. As well as helping people to stay connected whilst visiting our town centres, this scheme will enable town councils and business groups to improve services and offerings to attract more visitors.”

Cllr Alan Green, Mayor of Lowestoft, said: “Lowestoft Town Council is delighted to be part of this new scheme which aims to help residents, visitors and businesses connect with each other.  This new technology will help us understand how people use the town so we can improve services as well as signposting residents and visitors to the many exciting events that Lowestoft has to offer.”

Danny Steel, Chairman of Lowestoft Vision, said: The Digital Towns programme is a great boost to Lowestoft business. Not only will shoppers and visitors to Lowestoft enjoy free connectivity, but we will also have the helpful information and marketing that can be used to support our high street. This is a great example of the local authority and business working together for the greater good.”

New technology will enable the council to understand the number of visitors to the town, the busiest periods, the average time people spend in the town centre and much more. This will enable the council's Economic Development Team to provide tailored support for local businesses and provide data-based evidence to support other ongoing projects.

East Suffolk is working in partnership with an interactive walking app provider, Go Jauntly to develop outdoor adventures across all of East Suffolk’s principle 12 towns and villages. Three trails will be launching in Lowestoft at the same of the free-to-use Wi-Fi via the app. 

East Suffolk Free Wi-Fi will soon be launched in Felixstowe and is provisionally scheduled to be available in Woodbridge, Southwold, Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Aldeburgh, Leiston and Saxmundham by October 2022.

 

Further information is available at: https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/business/digital-towns/

For more information please contact: economicdevelopment@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

 

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