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E-scooters and the Law

22 June 2021

Currently in the UK, you can legally buy an e-scooter, but you cannot ride it on a public road, cycle lane or pavement. The place it can be used is on private land. The police will advise you on the law and may ask you to take your e-scooter home if stopped by an officer.

Further information about the use of e-scooters and other powered transporters can be found on the UK Government website.

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Damage to Public Conveniences

21 June 2021

--Status Update, 30 June 2021--
At Kensington Gardens, ongoing works include deep cleans to the Gents facilities and the 24hr/disabled facilities, as well as replacement of fittings, toilet paper holders and other repairs are scheduled in due course. The Gents facilities are now re-open. However, the disabled facilities and Ladies facilities are still temporarily closed while ongoing work is carried out to repair various breakages, essential carpentry work to doors and deep cleaning from the blaze. The Pakefield Street toilets are once again open with reduced capacity in the Ladies facilities while final repairs are carried out.
 
The Town Council appreciates the community's patience while these essential repairs are completed.
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Over the weekend, vandalism to Kensington Gardens and Pakefield Street public conveniences occurred, these toilets have been temporarily closed until further notice. Further to this the Jubilee North public conveniences, which are maintained by East Suffolk Council, are also temporarily closed due to the amount of damage that was inflicted over the weekend.

The repairs and cleaning of these facilities will be carried out at a suitable time, the difficulty and often-unpleasant work of our contractors in cleaning these sites and dealing with these incidents are a great loss of time and resources.

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Suffolk Day 2021

21 June 2021

Today, Monday 21 June, Suffolk celebrates our lovely county. The sun rises first in Suffolk, so this morning Mayor of Lowestoft Cllr Alan Green met with BBC Radio Suffolk’s Luke Deal at Ness Point, the most easterly point in the UK. The Mayor said “We are really looking forward to welcoming people from any part of the UK to our beautiful town where there is so much to do. Let’s have a staycation this year and come and visit Lowestoft.”

Find out more about the day here.

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Covid Testing Bus at Triangle Market

16 June 2021

--UPDATE--

Due to schedule conflicts, the testing bus that was to be located at Triangle Market today, 23 June 2021, has been cancelled. The Town Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and we will keep the community updated with any rescheduling of this.

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On Wednesday 23 June at Triangle Market, Lowestoft, a testing bus will be offering free COVID-19 tests to the public, without appointment, from 8.30am until mid-afternoon. In partnership with Suffolk County Council Public Health team, the NHS community testing bus will be providing free home test kits along with guidance, information and support for anyone who wishes to undertake tests. Let's keep Suffolk Covid safe.

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As part of the 'Yes2Test' campaign, testing teams have been located in town centres across Suffolk offering free test kits to the public, along with guidance, information and support. Image below, a testing kiosk located on the South Pier in Lowestoft this week. 

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Lowestoft Town Council Instagram Launch

15 June 2021

Lowestoft Town Council is expanding its communications and we are now on Instagram – The Town Council is dedicated to developing engagement with the community via online communications platforms to ensure the people of Lowestoft stay informed with local news, upcoming events and the great work of the Town Council.
 

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Statement of Persons Nominated, Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Station - Elmtree Ward

11 June 2021

Following the close of nominations today at 4pm, a by-election for Lowestoft Elmtree Ward will be contested on Thursday 8 July 2021. Statement of Persons Nominated, Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Station, the notice has also been published on the East Suffolk Council website here.

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Lowestoft Fiver Fest - 12 June to 26 June 2021

11 June 2021

Fiver Fest is a UK wide initiative devised by Totally Locally, the UK’s biggest grass-roots High-Street campaign, giving the opportunity for independent businesses to promote great offers and showing the huge impact of spending just £5 per week in local independent shops can have.

From tomorrow, Saturday 12 June until Saturday 26 June 2021, 47 local businesses and establishments across town will be participating in Lowestoft’s Fiver Fest. For updates and the full list of local trades involved in this year’s Fiver Fest, @TotallyLocallyLowestoft or on Bimble.

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HRH the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th Birthday

10 June 2021

When the late Duke of Edinburgh passed away in April, the Mayor of Lowestoft, Cllr Alan Green, wrote a letter of condolence on behalf of the town of Lowestoft to the Duke’s private secretary.

To mark what would have been the late HRH the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday, today, Thursday 10 June, a copy of the letter received in response from Buckingham Palace is shared here with you.

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'Hands, Face, Space' - Covid-19 Government Message

8 June 2021

The current Government messaging is 'Hands, Face, Space', while the vaccine is being rolled out across the nation it is crucial to follow these guidelines and continue to keep our community safe.

Hands - Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds. 

Face - Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

Space - Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

Fresh Air - Meet in the fresh air to help stop the spread of COVID-19.


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Biker Down Awareness Training Course

7 June 2021

Biker Down is a free awareness-raising course for bikers in case of an incident of a fellow biker. Created by Kent Fire and Rescue Service, the course consists of three valuable modules:

  • Incident scene management – A presentation about on-scene management and personal safety for bikers discovering a crash involving a fellow biker.
  • Casualty care – Instructors from the FireBike team with motorcycle first aid specific expertise cover trauma and mechanism of injury, including snatch rescues, basic life support, crash helmet removal and more.
  • The science of being seen – Instruction and advice from the FireBike team on being visible. As well as discussing motion camouflage and looming, including tips on what you can do to be seen.

This course is offered to all bikers, of all standards and experience.

For updates on online courses, please check Facebook @bikerdownsuffolk or please email fire.businesssupport@suffolk.gov.uk or call 01473 260588 if you have any questions.

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