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Notice of Election - Lowestoft Kirkley Ward

6 August 2021

Election of a Town Councillor to Lowestoft Town Council Lowestoft Kirkley Parish Ward

1. An election is to be held for a Councillor for the Lowestoft Kirkley Parish Ward.

2. The number of Councillors to be elected is one.

3. Forms of nomination may be obtained, during normal office hours, from the Returning Officer at the addresses shown below.

4. Completed nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer at the addresses shown below, on any day after the date of this notice, during normal office hours but not later than 4pm on Thursday 19 August 2021.

5. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 16 September 2021, between the hours of 7am and 10pm.

6. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by midnight on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

7. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal and postal proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 1 September 2021.

8. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 September 2021.

9. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday 16 September 2021.

Electoral Registration Officer & Returning Officer Address

Electoral Services

East Suffolk Council

Riverside

4 Canning Road

Lowestoft

NR33 0EQ

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YMCA Trinity Group - Youth Matters Awards 2021

5 August 2021

YMCA Trinity Group is a local based charity at the heart of the community, working with young people to develop their skills and futures. The YMCA Trinity Group is working towards a project, which is part of the YMCA Shine Youth Programme in Lowestoft, providing sessions for young people, advancing skills in cooking and gardening, and offering one-to-one and group support in local schools. With the use of the charity group’s allotment plots, which are located in central Lowestoft, these idyllic landscapes have provided a vital community space to enable engagement with young people in an outdoor setting.

Last year, the Town Council provided a Covid grant, which was used towards developing the newest allotment plot and enabled the group to continue to engage with young people over the summer holidays.

The group have made it to the semi-finals of the Best Project of the Year Awards, this award recognises a YMCA group that has delivered an innovative and inspiring project in the area of Family Work that has had a tangible and positive impact on young people and/or the wider community. Voting is still open and available at the following.

Image credit: YMCA Trinity Group

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Lowestoft Evacuees Summer Reunion - 31 July 2021

2 August 2021

On Saturday, 31 July, a special reunion event at Lowestoft Railway Station took place, unveiling two significant panels featuring memories of the wartime evacuation of Lowestoft schoolchildren, marking the delayed 80th anniversary, which was originally scheduled for June 2020.

In June 1940, 3000 children from Lowestoft and surrounding areas were evacuated on a series of trains to small towns and villages in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. During this time, Lowestoft was under serious threat of both bombing and invasion, prompting the Government to order the evacuation of over 3.5 million children away from the coast.

The Lowestoft Central Project together with the Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnership worked with the Lowestoft Evacuees Association to create the boards, which it is hoped, will help preserve the story of the town’s evacuation day for future generations. The Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnership, Lowestoft Town Council and the Lowestoft Central Project provided principle funding for the panels, with additional support from the Northern Line Group of the East Suffolk Lines CRP. Content supplied from the Friends of Glossop Station, author and chair of the Lowestoft Evacuees Association, Christopher Brooks and co-author of the recent publication ‘A Long Way From Home’, which includes stories from forty former Lowestoft Evacuees, Clive Capps. With attendance from Cllr Alan Green, Mayor of Lowestoft, Cllr Andy Pearce, Community Rail Development Officer, Martin Halliday, Greater Anglia’s Community and Customer Engagement Manager, Alan Neville, and former evacuee and current Treasurer of the Lowestoft Evacuee Association, Mary Draper.

Image credit: Bob Collis and Phil Mummery. 

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Let's Keep Life Moving - Latest Government Campaign

28 July 2021

Watch the latest Government campaign urging the public to continue being cautious despite the end of legal requirements on coronavirus restrictions.
 
Let’s keep life moving.
 
o Let fresh air in when indoors
o Test twice a week
o Wear a face covering in crowded places
o Check into venues using the NHS COVID-19 app
o Wash hands regularly
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The MS Island Sky arrival in Lowestoft

27 July 2021

On Friday 23 July, Peter Aldous MP for Waveney, Cllr Alan Green Mayor of Lowestoft, Cllr Craig Rivett, Danny Steel and Amie Cullen from Lowestoft Vision, Paul Ager, Divisional Port Manager (East Anglia) and Jay Medina, Commercial Manager for Associated British Ports, met with the Captain of the Island Sky on this commemorative visit to Lowestoft, Britain’s most easterly town.

Image Credit: Associated British Ports

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Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor - Kirkley Ward

23 July 2021

Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Councillor Jacqueline Hardie, 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 not later than 12 August 2021.
  2. The Address of the Returning Officer is: Riverside 4 Canning Road Lowestoft NR33 0EQ
  3. If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

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Message Cascaders Latest Infographic - 19 July 2021

21 July 2021

Message Cascaders latest infographic provides information about the easing of lockdown rule changes that came into effect from 19 July 2021. Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus on the GOV.UK website.

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Traffic Monitoring Sensors Installation

15 July 2021

A new generation of traffic sensors are being installed across a number of locations in the County. The Vivacity sensor is intended to capture the number of pedestrian, cycle and vehicle movements all year round, to get a better understanding of the current numbers and seasonal trends. 

There will be a total of 20 sensors across Suffolk installed, which together will enable Suffolk County Council Transport Strategy Team to better judge the success or need for any future transport related schemes in the area. In Lowestoft two censors will be installed, one on Dell Road and the second on Bridge Road.

The system is fully GDPR compliant as it does not actually store any personal information, just summary information with no pictures.

The locations as below: 

Town

Street

Haverhill

High St

Bury St Edmunds

Looms Lane

Sudbury

Croft Rd

Ipswich

Bridge St

Ipswich

Neptune Quay

Bury St Edmunds

Out Risbygate

Stowmarket

St Marys Road

Bury St Edmunds

Eastgate St

Lowestoft

Dell Rd

Stowmarket

Ipswich St

Kesgrave

Main Rd

Ipswich

Digby Rd

Ipswich

Nacton Rd

Ipswich

Upper Brook St

Bury St Edmunds

Tollgate Lane

Felixstowe

Hamilton Rd

Ipswich

Princes St

Claydon

Church lane

Woodbridge

Hasketon Rd

Lowestoft

Bridge Rd

 

Vivacity Censors

Image Credit: Vivacity Labs

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Reporting Crimes Online

14 July 2021

Following from the vandalism that occurred earlier this month, the Town Council is encouraging any incidents of crime to be reported to Suffolk Police. Crimes can be reported swiftly on the Suffolk Constabulary website through their online forms or call 101. In an emergency, dial 999.

Image credit: Ken Chambu

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Election of a Town Councillor for the Lowestoft Elmtree Parish Ward

9 July 2021

Lowestoft Town Council had one vacancy for a Town Councillor for Elmtree ward, which has now been filled after the elections held on Thursday 8 July 2021. The Town Council looks forward to welcoming Elise Youngman. The Town Council now has 20 councillors in office. 

This declaration is also displayed on East Suffolk Council’s website.  

Declaration of Result Lowestoft Elmtree July 21

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