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His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., K.T.

9 April 2021

On behalf of the town of Lowestoft, and Councillors and Officers of Lowestoft Town Council, I would like to express our deep sadness following the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts at this sad time are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.

An online Book of Condolence has been placed at http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/condolences.

As a mark of respect, the Union Flag is being flown at half-mast at Royal Plain.

We will ensure any further information is made available about how people may pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Councillor Alan Green, Mayor of Lowestoft

9 April 2021

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North Denes Repairs and Maintenance April 2021 Works

9 April 2021

Coastal Partnership East are part of East Suffolk Council (ESC) and are responsible for coastal management. They have appointed the Water Management Alliance (WMA) to complete repairs and maintenance of coastal protection assets along the Suffolk coast, which are owned or managed by ESC. Repair and maintenance work along the coastal defences is expected to start from Monday 12 April 2021 onwards, allowing the maintenance contractor to maximise work around daily tides. This work will last approximately two to three weeks. All work is subject to safe working conditions i.e. tide and weather condition dependent. If you would like this factsheet in another format, please email coastalmanagement@eastsuffolk.gov.uk 

Factsheet PDF 

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E-Scooters and the Law

9 April 2021

There has been a recent influx of adults and children riding e-scooters in the local area, it is currently against the law to ride an e-scooter on a public road or pavement. The only place an e-scooter is authorised for use is on private land, with the landowners permission. E-scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs), so they are treated as motor vehicles and subject to the same legal requirements. Police have the authority to seize these vehicles.

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Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project Tidal Floodwalls

7 April 2021

The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project, when complete, will protect over 1500 homes and 800 businesses from flooding from the sea. The work includes building tidal floodwalls and a tidal barrier. There are three work packages: two for the tidal walls and a final work package for the tidal barrier. This factsheet provides you with an update about the start of the site set up and preparatory works for the start of work package 1. Construction of the tidal walls in work package 1 started in Hamilton Road and Waveney Road yesterday, 6 April 2021, with plans to work Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm. There are no current plans to work on weekends or Bank Holidays.

If you would like further details about the project, please visit www.lowestoftfrmp.org.uk

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Planning Extraordinary Meeting - Cancelled

7 April 2021

POST EDIT: The Town Council will consider planning application DC/21/1208/FUL – the replacement of the beach huts on Jubilee Parade at the originally scheduled time and date of 6.00 pm on Tuesday 13 April and not as previously advised on Friday 9 April at an extraordinary meeting.

We have received many public comments so far on this matter and any further comments should be submitted ahead of the meeting to admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk and the meeting will be available to observe on the Town Council’s YouTube agenda via this link https://youtu.be/R--Vu8p3j98

Proposed Beach Huts at Jubilee Parade. Image Credit: BBC and architect Chaplin Farrant

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Build a Bee Hotel

6 April 2021

Bees are facing an unprecedented crisis having lost much of their natural habitat in the past 60 years, due to harmful pesticides, intensive farming and climate change. Build a bee hotel/house this spring for our bees.
 
Friends of the Earth suggest that there are many ways to make a bee hotel, by building it up with nesting materials such as holes in drilled untreated wood, lengths of bamboo, hollow plants stems and bunches of dried twigs and grasses. Once made, locate your bee hotel at least a metre off the ground and secure it firmly to a wall, fence or freestanding post and see a new generation of solitary bees emerge and inhabit these homes. By creating bee-friendly environments where we live, we can start to replace and restore some of this lost habitat, as well as help reconnect with nature.
 
For further details on how to create these hotels with simple easy-to-follow instructions available on the Friends of the Earth Website
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Disposal of waste from Lateral Flow Testing at home

1 April 2021

Suffolk Recycles advises to safely dispose of the test kit, place all of the items from the test and the plastic packaging into the bag provided and then put this bag with your general waste into your kerbside bin for disposal. This applies whether the test result is positive or negative. 

None of the plastic items or plastic packaging should be put into the recycling bin. They are not recyclable in your kerbside recycling bin.

If there are disposable gloves and disposable masks in the kit, these are also not recyclable and should be put in the general waste bin. 

The outer cardboard packaging and paper leaflets from the test kits can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin.

See the full leaflet here. 

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Dazzling Daffodils in our parks and open spaces

31 March 2021

Have you spotted the dazzling daffodils around our parks and open spaces? The blooming daffodils are certainly putting a spring in our step with their sweet scents and heartening hues. These can be found throughout Lowestoft, including Normanston Park, Sparrow’s Nest, Arnold’s Bequest and Daffodil Walk.

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Need a bit of guidance to find these wonderful spaces? All our parks and open spaces are catalogued on the website, with a brief history and directions on how to find them.

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Reopening safely - Keeping Suffolk’s retail, hospitality and leisure sector covid-19 secure

29 March 2021

Suffolk Growth Partnership is working with Park City Consulting and Suffolk local authority environmental health officers to deliver four free webinars to support local businesses within the retail, hospitality & leisure sector prepare for safe reopening. The four webinars will focus on how you can be ready to re-open, protect your employees and customers, and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in your establishments. This helpful guide for re-opening businesses will include:

>Environmental health expectations

>Covid-19 secure workplace Risk Assessment

>Social distancing, signage, staff bubbles, and cleaning regime(s)

>Testing staff (What kits are available? How often to test?)

>How you can support your employees through HR guidance

>Guidance on how and when to report positive cases

>An opportunity to ask any questions you have to our health & safety and HR experts and more.

Covid 19 Secure Pubs

Visit Suffolk Growth Partnerships website to find out more and book your space. Please note spaces are limited, so be sure to book quickly.

Webinars are taking place:

>Thursday, 8 April 2021: 10am – 11:30am

>Thursday, 15 April 2021: 10am – 11:30am

>Tuesday, 4 May 2021: 2pm – 3:30pm

>Tuesday, 11 May 2021: 2pm – 3:30pm

 

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UK Roadmap Restrictions - 29 March 2021

29 March 2021

From today, 29 March 2021, the ‘stay at home’ rule ends, however many restrictions remain in place to continue to keep the community safe, including:

>Work from home if you can.

>Outdoor sports facilities will reopen (such as tennis courts and basketball courts)

>Outdoor gatherings of either 6 people or 2 households are allowed, including in private gardens.

Please continue to wash your hands regularly, wear a facemask where required and keep a safe distance from those who are not from your household.

Full details about the current restrictions.

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