Lowestoft Museum has been presented with an exciting opportunity to expand into a vacant area within Broad House. This new space could be used to host family activities, talks and/or craft classes, as well as accommodate education/community groups and temporary exhibitions. There might also be an opportunity to refresh the museum's Lowestoft Porcelain gallery and tell the local and national story of this significant collection.
The museum are keen to hear your thoughts on how you, your family and friends might use the museum in the future. The survey will take around five minutes to complete and is anonymous. Thank you for your support. Lowestoft Museum Community Learning Space Development
You can now report crimes through the Suffolk Police website by using their online forms, these forms branching across all types of possible crimes and incidents throughout the community. Anonymous reporting is also available on the webpage through Suffolk Crimestoppers, giving information online or by the phone without any personal details being asked for.
Message Cascaders Rule Changes from 12 April 2021. Coronavirus restrictions remain in place for your safety. Find out what you can and cannot do.
Lowestoft Town Council has one vacancy for a Town Councillor for Gunton ward. Nominations have now closed and an election will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. The list of nominated candidates is available here. The vacancies for Elmtree and St Margaret’s West wards were uncontested. We look forward to welcoming Nasima Begum and Sonia Barker to the next Full Council meeting.
On behalf of the town of Lowestoft, and Councillors and Officers of Lowestoft Town Council, I would like to express our deep sadness following the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts at this sad time are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.
An online Book of Condolence has been placed at http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/condolences.
As a mark of respect, the Union Flag is being flown at half-mast at Royal Plain.
We will ensure any further information is made available about how people may pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh.
Councillor Alan Green, Mayor of Lowestoft
9 April 2021
As a mark of respect, the flags at Royal Plain are being flown at half-mast and a national, one-minute silence will be observed at 3pm on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Mayor of Lowestoft will be attending the Suffolk Service of Commemoration on Friday at 3.30pm at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
The County service will be broadcast live on Friday via the St Edmundsbury Cathedral Facebook page.
The funeral takes place on Saturday at 3pm. Information about the ceremonial details of His Royal Highness’s forthcoming funeral.
Coastal Partnership East are part of East Suffolk Council (ESC) and are responsible for coastal management. They have appointed the Water Management Alliance (WMA) to complete repairs and maintenance of coastal protection assets along the Suffolk coast, which are owned or managed by ESC. Repair and maintenance work along the coastal defences is expected to start from Monday 12 April 2021 onwards, allowing the maintenance contractor to maximise work around daily tides. This work will last approximately two to three weeks. All work is subject to safe working conditions i.e. tide and weather condition dependent. If you would like this factsheet in another format, please email email@example.com
There has been a recent influx of adults and children riding e-scooters in the local area, it is currently against the law to ride an e-scooter on a public road or pavement. The only place an e-scooter is authorised for use is on private land, with the landowners permission. E-scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs), so they are treated as motor vehicles and subject to the same legal requirements. Police have the authority to seize these vehicles.
The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project, when complete, will protect over 1500 homes and 800 businesses from flooding from the sea. The work includes building tidal floodwalls and a tidal barrier. There are three work packages: two for the tidal walls and a final work package for the tidal barrier. This factsheet provides you with an update about the start of the site set up and preparatory works for the start of work package 1. Construction of the tidal walls in work package 1 started in Hamilton Road and Waveney Road yesterday, 6 April 2021, with plans to work Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm. There are no current plans to work on weekends or Bank Holidays.
If you would like further details about the project, please visit www.lowestoftfrmp.org.uk
POST EDIT: The Town Council will consider planning application DC/21/1208/FUL – the replacement of the beach huts on Jubilee Parade at the originally scheduled time and date of 6.00 pm on Tuesday 13 April and not as previously advised on Friday 9 April at an extraordinary meeting.
We have received many public comments so far on this matter and any further comments should be submitted ahead of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org and the meeting will be available to observe on the Town Council’s YouTube agenda via this link https://youtu.be/R--Vu8p3j98
Proposed Beach Huts at Jubilee Parade. Image Credit: BBC and architect Chaplin Farrant