Starting the first week of September, a new free 12 week fortnightly programme of activities in four locations; Haverhill, Stowmarket, Lowestoft and Felixstowe, whereby giving carers/cared for some time and space to socialise, re-engage and connect socially with their community and to make new friendships in a safe and fun environment.
To book or ask for more info: Call 01449 707070 (Lines open 9am - 2pm, Monday to Friday) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A poll for the election of a Lowestoft Town Councillor (Lowestoft Kirkley Ward) will be held on Thursday 16 September 2021, between the hours of 7am and 10pm.
Interested in having a stall at the upcoming Edible England Market at Triangle Market on Saturday 18 September?
For more information on the town’s events this year, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk and search ‘Lowestoft’.
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.
East Suffolk Council
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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.
Image credit: YMCA Trinity Group
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.