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Enjoy the outdoors this winter in the parks and open spaces in Lowestoft and why not delve into the town’s vast history with the Town Council’s Heritage Memorial Plaques Trail. This trail is suitable for the use of all ages, starting at Lowestoft Railway Station and ending in Sparrow’s Nest Park, discovering Lowestoft’s oldest house to the original name of Crown Score.
The trail PDF can be found here and can be printed or downloaded for use.
Thank you to those who submitted to our A Green Christmas Competition, we received some superb entries. Congratulations to our competition winners, Jane and Amy, for their wonderful window display using recyclable items only. Their window display was created from a combination of scrap paper, magazines and leaflets, making a whimsical winter scene in the heart of Lowestoft.
Lowestoft Town Council wishes everyone in Lowestoft a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Suffolk County Council (Corporate Property) invites you to view their virtual public exhibition regarding the production of a Masterplan that will guide future development of land known as the North of Lowestoft Garden Village.
This is a first consultation seeking views before the production of a Masterplan for the land North of Lowestoft Garden Village. This concerns a site allocated in the adopted Local Plan for mixed use development. In light of current restrictions, the consultation period will run for six weeks between the 4th January 2021 and the 15th February 2021, so ensure that all feedback is received by 5pm on the 15th February 2021, when the consultation will close.
To provide feedback, the several ways to do this are listed within the attached leaflet.
Lowestoft Town Council is requesting that the public share their thoughts on how a restored Town Hall in Lowestoft could be used; an online survey has been created to gather these ideas. The information provided will help decide the detailed plans that will go forward in funding applications, the significance of the community’s engagement will affect this historical space’s future. Participation will be anonymous, and will take about five minutes to complete.
This survey is open until the end of January 2021 and is accessible through the link below, or by scanning the QR code, which will direct to this survey on Survey Monkey.
Do share this link across this platform; the more responses the better to establish the desired development of this historical space.
With Christmas around the corner, see the changes in collection dates of bins for your guidance.
For any questions or queries, please contact East Suffolk Norse on 0345 040 2020 or email email@example.com
Please note that the Jubilee Bridge from Belle Vue Park over The Ravine, and The Ravine road and footway are closed until further notice. This is for safety reasons and is unavoidable.
If you have questions about the closures, please contact East Suffolk Council who are managing the Bridge repairs. Call: 0333 016 2000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For one night only, late-night shopping on the Historic High Street, down to the Triangle, and onto London Road North is happening on Thursday 10th December until 8 pm.
Look out for Santa at Uncle Sid's Zero Waste Store, there is bound to be a little something for everyone. Special events and offers up and down the High Street, including a free ball of wool when you spend over £5 at A Wool Shop. A raffle in House of Hair to win a £200 hamper, all proceeds going to The Warren School. JoJo's, The Spice Den, and Door to the Cosmos will be open for business, with festive goodness and hearty food available. Art and Craft in Wood and newest additions to the High Street, Paper-Works Books & Prints, and The Art Gallery will keep their doors open for the evening.
This is just a small selection of the shops that will be open. Shop Local this Christmas in these independent stores, located in the heart of Lowestoft.
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On Wednesday 16th December at 6 pm, from your doorsteps why not sing along to the radio and get behind raising some much-needed Christmas cheer this year. Doorstep Carols was established in Shropshire and is expanding nationally as more local radio stations join in, including BBC Radio Essex, York, Oxford, and Bristol, to spread some festive cheer this Christmas in their neighbourhoods. Staying in household bubbles and following the government restrictions, everyone can join in with the carols that will be broadcast on local radio stations across the UK.
Tune in to BBC Radio Suffolk at:
Ipswich - 103.9 FM
West Suffolk - 104.6 FM
Lowestoft - 95.5 FM
Aldeburgh - 95.9 FM
This event is in support of Mind UK, with donations accepted on the Doorstep Carols Just Giving page on their website. Alternatively, neighbourhoods are invited to organise their own local collections for charities closer to home or donate to your local regions chosen charities, which are listed on the Doorstep Carols website.
For more information on how to get involved and to download your carol sheet, use the following link: https://www.doorstepcarols.co.uk/is-your-area-involved-/suffolk
Coastal Partnership East, part of East Suffolk Council (ESC) has appointed the Water Management Alliance (WMA) to carryout temporary protection work, which is likely to start from Monday 7th December 2020 onwards, the work taking approximately five days. All work is subject to safe working conditions, i.e. tide and weather condition dependent.
This maintenance work will provide temporary protection to the base of the cliffs and beach in the location of residential properties for this winter. It will spread along the beach from Rectory Road, Lowestoft to the beach south of Arbor Lane, Pakefield. There will be a temporary site set-up established at All Saints Road.
For further information, please contact Ali Bloomfield, Operations Manager (Suffolk) Tel: 07775 662806 Email: email@example.com
Full factsheet on the works available in this PDF document.