The Town Council is pleased that its application to register the land at Dip Farm as an Asset of Community Value has been successful.
In real terms this means that should the owner of the site ever decide to sell the land, the community will be able to submit an intention to bid before the land is put on the open market.
Further information can be found at www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/community/community-rights/community-right-to-bid.
The registration as an Asset of Community Value does not affect any current leases for the land.
This is the first site the Town Council has successfully added to the register on behalf of the community of Lowestoft.
A section of the Great Eastern Linear Park, where it passes underneath Church Road, will be closed between 08:00 - 16:00 on Tuesday 9 April for Essex and Suffolk Water to carry out essential work.
A diversion will be put in place, as per the diagram below (the red line indicates the section which will be closed and the yellow line indicates the diversion which will be put in place).
Please see public notice here for further information and contact details.
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The drying racks at The Ness were put to good use when volunteers from Google's London office came to Lowestoft to help dress the Excelsior's sails for the new season. This is a biennial event which the Town Council are pleased to welcome on the land at The Ness. More information about the Excelsior can be found here: www.excelsiortrust.co.uk.
Photograph courtesy of Alice Taylor.
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The First Light Festival are looking to recruit a team of 150+ committed, enthusiastic and responsible volunteers to help deliver this unique event for Lowestoft.
If you are interested, you can find out more by visiting www.firstlightlowestoft.com/take-part or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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An election will be held on 2 May for Town Councillors for the following wards. To view the full Election Notices as issued by East Suffolk Council on 15 March, please click here.
|Elm Tree Parish Ward||Three Councillors|
|Gunton Parish Ward||One Councillors|
|Kirkley Parish Ward||Three Councillors|
|Harbour and Normanston Parish Ward||Six Councillors|
|Pakefield Parish Ward||Three Councillors|
|St Margarets East Parish Ward||Two Councillors|
|St Margarets West Parish Ward||One Councillor|
|Tom Crisp Parish Ward||One Councillor|
Nomination forms are available from the Returning Officer at East Suffolk Council and must be delivered back to the Returning Officer between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday and no later than 4 pm on Wednesday 3 April.
Electoral Services, East Suffolk Council, 2 Canning Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0EQ.
Suffolk County Council provided a presentation at the well attended Annual Assembly of the Town this week, facilitated by Lowestoft Town Council. More information was provided about the design on which the Third Crossing was based - a bascule bridge crossing the Hatea River in New Zealand. For more information please visit: https://knightarchitects.co.uk/project/lower-hatea-crossing/
For further information about the Third Crossing Project please visit: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/transport-planning/lake-lothing-3rd-crossing/ and for information from the Planning Inspectorate please visit: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/eastern/lake-lothing-third-crossing/
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The Town Council were pleased to support the 2018 Grit Fest and the making of this film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmSxungxY5I
We very much look forward to future Grit events. We welcome other events celebrating the history of our town or engaging our community taking place in Sparrows Ness or any of our parks. Please contact us for more information on holding events in our parks.
Thanks to the Poetry People and all those involved in making the 2018 Grit Fest such as success.
Locally important medals have been secured for Lowestoft by Lowestoft Town Council. The Town Council rarely purchases any artefacts and has a modest budget for this purpose. However, the auction of a pair of ‘Lowestoft Air Raids’ medals from the Second World, was a unique opportunity. What makes the medals special is that they were awarded in 1941 to Miss Dorothy A D Dallimer, Telephone Supervisor, Lowestoft Post Office, for her courage and devotion to duty in maintaining an efficient telephone service throughout the air raids during periods of constant danger.
The first issue medal to Miss Dorothy Ann Daphne Dallimer is a British Empire Medal (Civil) G VI R on a lady’s bow riband and was sold in a slightly damaged card box of issue. The second issue to Miss Dorothy Anne D Dallimer BEM has the surname partially corrected and was sold in the card box of issue, extremely fine.
At a time when the achievements and contributions of women to society are being particularly highlighted, it is timely that Lowestoft Town Council has acquired these medals to ensure they are accessible locally. Arrangements are in hand to ensure their safe delivery and display at the Council’s office at Hamilton House, Battery Green Road.
Understandably, the medals attracted considerable interest but were secured by the Town Council for a total price, including fees, of less than £2000.
The Town Council is currently developing an Acquisitions and Disposal Policy to ensure it can deal appropriately with gifts of artefacts from members of the public and organisations. The Town Council recognises that some items are important to the Town but it must make pragmatic decisions about which gifts to accept and which purchases to make, given the long-term responsibility for careful guardianship of such items. In practice, it is likely that few items will be accepted as so significant to Lowestoft that the Council will take them as gifts and items at auction will rarely be purchased.
Contact details for the Town Council: Shona Bendix (Clerk) email@example.com
Tel: 0330 053 6019 www.lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk
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