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New Management Committee formed for Gunton Estate Community Hall

12 July 2023

Gunton Hall SignIn April 2023, Gunton Estate Community Hall’s new Management Committee was formed at an inaugural meeting, facilitated by Lowestoft Town Council as landlords.

The Hall is central to many of the community events that take place in the local area and Lowestoft Town Council felt that the hall should be run by the community - for the community.  The Town Council was delighted with the interest shown by local residents and existing hall users in forming the new Management Committee.

The Management Committee and Lowestoft Town Council would like to thank the previous management committee of the hall for their hard work and dedication over the years in running the hall.

Speaking on the formation of the Management Committee, Louise Addy, Chair of the Gunton Estate Community Hall Management Committee said “Since our first meeting the management committee has worked tirelessly towards creating an environment that welcomes all hall users in the local community and increasing our awareness and within the surrounding areas.  We are in the process of having the hall redecorated and starting a community garden. We are having a Grand Reopening on Sunday 23rd July 10am – 2pm and welcome everyone to come along and see what is happening, the changes we have made, find out about all the activities in the hall, make suggestions and meet the committee.”


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Arboriculture Contractors

16 June 2023

Lowestoft Town Council is looking to appoint approved arboriculture contractors for planned and reactive tree works in our parks and open spaces in Lowestoft.

All interested contractors should fill out an Approved Contractors Questionnaire and send all relevant documents to admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk.

For more information, please contact admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk.

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Bulky Waste Collection Tender

16 June 2023

Contract Opportunity - Collection and Disposal of Bulky Waste

Lowestoft Town Council will soon begin a trial of a scheme to help households in Lowestoft by offering a free to access collection and disposal of bulky waste items such as sofas, fridges, wardrobes and play equipment where such households may struggle with the charges ordinarily made for such a service.

The scheme is part of the Town Council’s aim to decrease fly-tipping and restore pride in the town.

If you have the equipment, necessary licences and are interested in submitting a tender for this works, please read the Tender Document and complete the Approved Contractors Questionnaire.  These should then be submitted, alongside your quotation and all relevant documents to admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk.

The deadline for submitting documents is 10th July 2023 (please note new deadline extension).

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Be a part of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Committee

15 June 2023

Climate Committee non councillor

With the new Committee memberships agreed at the recent Annual General Meeting for Lowestoft Town Council, we are opening up an opportunity for a member of the public to join our Climate and Ecological Emergency Committee as non-councillor members.

Currently, there are two non-councillor members on this committee with the committee members looking to expand this to three.  Our existing non-councillor members have already contributed positively to this committee, championing initiatives such as the Earth Protector Town Declaration.

With climate awareness ever increasing and the impact of humanity's actions becoming evermore apparent (especially after the recent report on global warming set to break the key 1.5C mark for the first time), the importance of local action and campaigning has never been more important.

By being a non-councillor member of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Committee, you will play an active role in promoting and supporting environmentally-friendly initiatives in the Town, helping the Town Council meet and exceed its Climate pledges and helping to action our recent Earth Protector Town Declaration.

If you are someone who is passionate about the environment and local action, expressions of interest including reasons why the role interests you should be submitted to us at admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk.  The full Terms of Reference for the Committee are available to view on our website.

Expressions of interest are welcomed by Friday 7th July ready for discussion at the Committee’s meeting on Monday 17th July.

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Facilities open until 8pm at Denes Oval

22 May 2023

As we enter into the Summer Season, the public facilities at Denes Oval will be open from 8am-8pm.

The sports facilities include public Tennis Courts and the popular Putting Green.  Putters and golf balls are available to use for free from outside the Cricket Pavilion.  Please can these be returned after use.

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New Mayor elected at Lowestoft Town Council's AGM

18 May 2023

At the Annual Meeting held on Tuesday 16th May 2023, Councillor Sonia Barker was unanimously elected as the Mayor of Lowestoft Town Council for the Municipal Year 2023/2024. Councillor Nasima Begum was appointed as Deputy Mayor.

On being elected as Mayor, Cllr Barker thanked the outgoing Mayor Cllr Alan Green for his “service to the community”.  Cllr Barker added that it was an “honour” to be elected as Mayor as she looked to “serve the people of Lowestoft with enthusiasm and passion” for her home town.

The elected chairs for the following committees are: Assets, Inclusion and Development Committee, Councillor Elise Youngman; Climate and Ecological Emergency Committee, Councillor Paul Page; Finance and Governance Committee, Councillor Andy Pearce; and Personnel Committee, Councillor Alan Green.  The Chair for the Planning Committee will be confirmed at a later date.

The Full Council will next meet on Tuesday 23rd May at 6:30pm at Hamilton House where the Town Council will consider the co-option applications to fill the Council’s six remaining vacancies following the recent local elections.

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The new Mayor, Cllr Barker, receives the Mayoral Chain from the outgoing Mayor Cllr Alan Green.

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Crowds gather for Coronation Concert Celebration

9 May 2023

Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday 7th May in Sparrows Nest for the Coronation Concert.

The concert, organised by Lowestoft Town Council in collaboration with the Royal British Legion, included live performances from Super Swing Big Band, Ben Carruthers, Sam and the SwingTones and the Waveney Concert Band.

Lowestoft Town Council would like to thank everyone who came along to the celebration, especially to our live performers, food vendors and stall holders.

Below are a few of our favourite photos from the day.  If you have any photos you'd like to share with us, please share them with us at admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk

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New Management Committee Formed for Gunton Estate Community Hall

28 April 2023

At their first meeting last night, the new management committee for Gunton Estate Community Hall was formed.

The new committee are already making good progress with exciting plans for the future.  You can find out more about what is going on in the hall on their new Facebook page.

All hall enquiries can now email guntoncommunityhall@gmail.com

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Gunton Estate Residents' Hall Management Committee

19 April 2023


6.30 pm on Thursday 27 April 2023 at Gunton Estate Residents' Hall

If you live within one mile radius of Gunton Estate Residents' Hall and are interested in the future management of this valued community facility, please join our management committee.

At the first meeting, we will be looking to appoint a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer as well as committee members to be involved in the use and management of the hall.

If you require further information ahead of the meeting, please email admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk. 

Gunton Estate Community Hall

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