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Programme of events for the Jubilee Announced

6 May 2022

Lowestoft Town Council are pleased to announce our programme of free events to celebrate HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee has now been published.

The  events will take place on Thursday 2nd June at Sparrow's Nest with a wide range of children's activities and live music performances, culminating in the lighting of Britain's Most-Easterly Beacon!

The full programme can be found on our events page.

Peoples Party in the Park Poster

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East Suffolk Free Wi-fi launches in Lowestoft

6 May 2022

As part of a range of exciting digital projects taking place across East Suffolk, free-to-use public wi-fi has now been launched in Lowestoft.

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To support local towns and businesses, East Suffolk Council is delivering a range of digital projects which aim to strengthen the local economy and improve connectivity within the district's market towns.

One of these projects is the East Suffolk Digital Towns programme which will digitally transform market towns through the installation of free public Wi-Fi, digital footfall counters and town marketing platforms alongside a business support programme.

Supported by funding from the Getting Building Fund and New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Innovative Projects fund, this new technology will be combined with bespoke business support, helping local businesses and the towns in which they are based, to grow.

Initially piloted in Framlingham in 2019, the free public Wi-Fi has now been launched in the main shopping areas of Lowestoft, as well as the seafront areas with an ambition for other market towns to follow later this year.

Cllr Stephen Burroughes, East Suffolk's Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Operational Partnerships and Digital Transformation, said: “The Wi-Fi zone will extend from the seafront to the town centre, including Kirkley High Street and the Triangle and make it easy for visitors and local people to get online when out and about. It is a digital scheme which we are really proud of.”

Cllr Craig Rivett, East Suffolk’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “We are committed to supporting local businesses and the provision of free-to-use Wi-Fi in public areas is just one of the innovative ways we are doing this. As well as helping people to stay connected whilst visiting our town centres, this scheme will enable town councils and business groups to improve services and offerings to attract more visitors.”

Cllr Alan Green, Mayor of Lowestoft, said: “Lowestoft Town Council is delighted to be part of this new scheme which aims to help residents, visitors and businesses connect with each other.  This new technology will help us understand how people use the town so we can improve services as well as signposting residents and visitors to the many exciting events that Lowestoft has to offer.”

Danny Steel, Chairman of Lowestoft Vision, said: The Digital Towns programme is a great boost to Lowestoft business. Not only will shoppers and visitors to Lowestoft enjoy free connectivity, but we will also have the helpful information and marketing that can be used to support our high street. This is a great example of the local authority and business working together for the greater good.”

New technology will enable the council to understand the number of visitors to the town, the busiest periods, the average time people spend in the town centre and much more. This will enable the council's Economic Development Team to provide tailored support for local businesses and provide data-based evidence to support other ongoing projects.

East Suffolk is working in partnership with an interactive walking app provider, Go Jauntly to develop outdoor adventures across all of East Suffolk’s principle 12 towns and villages. Three trails will be launching in Lowestoft at the same of the free-to-use Wi-Fi via the app. 

East Suffolk Free Wi-Fi will soon be launched in Felixstowe and is provisionally scheduled to be available in Woodbridge, Southwold, Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Aldeburgh, Leiston and Saxmundham by October 2022.


Further information is available at: https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/business/digital-towns/

For more information please contact: economicdevelopment@eastsuffolk.gov.uk



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New Defibrillator at Gunton Drive Phone Kiosk

5 May 2022

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Lowestoft Town Council are pleased to announce that a new defibrillator has been installed at Gunton Drive Phone Kiosk.  The siting of this defibrillator outside of the kiosk will enable the community to relaunch the Lending Library inside the phone box.

This defibrillator is one of many around Lowestoft.  In the event of an emergency, please call 999 who will be able to advise where your closest defibrillator is and how to access it.

Using a Defibrillator

People are advised that the defibrillators are only to be used in an emergency and under instruction from 999/112. Advice from St John’s Ambulance is:

1. After performing a primary survey, and you find someone is unresponsive and not breathing normally, ask a helper to call 999 or 112 for emergency help while you start CPR. Ask a helper to find and bring a defibrillator, if available.

    • If you're on your own use the hands-free speaker on a phone so you can start CPR while speaking to ambulance control.
    • Do not leave a casualty to look for a defibrillator yourself, the ambulance will bring one.

2. When the helper returns with a defibrillator, ask for it to be switched on and to take the    pads out, while you continue CPR. They should remove or cut through clothing to get to the casualty's bare chest. They also need to wipe away any sweat. The defibrillator will give you voice prompts on what to do.

3. They should attach the pads to the casualty’s chest, by removing the backing paper. Apply the pads in the positions shown.

    • The first pad should be on the upper right side below the collar bone.
    • The second pad should be on the casualty’s left side below the arm pit.

4. The defibrillator will analyse the heart’s rhythm. Stop CPR and make sure no one is touching the casualty. It will then give a series of visual and verbal prompts that should be followed.

    • If the defibrillator tells you that a shock is needed, tell people to stand back. The defibrillator will tell you when to press the shock button. After the shock has been given the defibrillator will tell you to continue CPR for two minutes before it re-analyses.
    • If the defibrillator tells you that no shock is needed continue CPR for two minutes before the defibrillator re-analyses.

5. If the casualty shows signs of becoming responsive, such as coughing, opening eyes or speaking, and starts to breathe normally, put them in the recovery position. Leave the defibrillator attached. Monitor their level of response and prepare to give CPR again if necessary.


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Kensington Gardens Bowls Club Home Games - May 2022

3 May 2022

Kensington Gardens Bowls Club are inviting you to their home games throughout May. There are even opportunities to enjoy taking part in some informal games, free of charge!

Come along and enjoy an afternoon or evening in Kensington Gardens to watch the bowls and enjoy the excellent Cafe.


Benacre League - Mondays starting at 6:45pm

23rd May vs Outon Broad


Lowestoft & District League - Tuesdays starting 6:45pm

10th May vs Kessingland A

17th May vs Kessingland B

31st May vs Somerleyton


B.E. Men's Triples League - Wednesdays starting 6:30pm

11th May vs Bungay

25th May vs Thurlton


Sunshine League - Thursdays starting 2pm

12th May vs Bradwell Beech


Kensington Garden Bowls Club invites all bowlers of any age, to come along on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm or Sunday mornings at 10am for our informal games, free of charge.


For any further information contact Peter Browne, e-mail peter.browne7@outlook.com; answer phone 01493 303158


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