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International Women's Day 2023

8 March 2023

For International Women's Day 2023, we asked you to get involved in a video montage celebrating our local women.  This video highlights some of the amazing women who live and work in our town.

The video is available to view on our YouTube channel

Lowestoft Town Council would like to pay tribute to all women in our town who all make a positive impact to Lowestoft and the wider world.


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New play area opened at Bentley Drive

8 March 2023

The newly refurbished play area at Bentley Drive is now open.

This bug-themed play area features a range of new equipment to develop different play methods, with a new play tower, climbing block and three-way seesaw amongst some of the new features.

The play equipment comes from Kompan's "Made Green" range with some of the equipment being made from post-consumer ocean waste, recycled textiles and plastic waste.

The play area is the latest in a series of improvements across Lowestoft Town Council-owned assets.

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Your Hall Needs You - Gunton Estate Residents Hall

6 March 2023

Lowestoft Town Council is working with Gunton Estate Residents’ Meeting Hall users to create a new management committee. Please come along to this meeting to find out more about the future running of the Hall.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 14 March, 6pm at Gunton Estate Residents' Meeting Hall, Hollingworth Road, Lowestoft.

Please contact Lowestoft Town Council on admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk with your name, postal address, email address and to confirm your attendance. On confirmation a document pack will be sent to you ahead of the meeting.


  1. Update
  2. Financial Statement for year ending 1 March 2023
  3. How to form a management committee and its status (including any membership requirements)
  4. Draft Constitution for Residents' Meeting Hall Management Committee
  5. Draft lease between Lowestoft Town Council and Residents' Meeting Hall Management Committee
  6. Next Steps

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Lowestoft Jobs Fair - Lowestoft JobCentre

3 March 2023

Lowestoft JobCentre (Rishton House, Clapham Rd S, Lowestoft NR32 1RL) are hosting their Jobs Fair on Wednesday 8th March, 10am-1pm.

All are welcome to attend.

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Ukrainian Flag raised as one-year anniversary is marked

24 February 2023

A large group gathered today outside the Town Hall at midday to hold a one-minute silence and to see the Ukrainian Flag raised. The group included a large number of Ukrainian refugees who have been supported and accommodated in the area thanks to the work of Waveney Hosts.

The short ceremony, which marked the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, included a speech from Ukrainian refugee Inna which was read in both English and Ukrainian.

Lowestoft Town Council would like to express their thanks to Froggy Hire Ltd who donated their time to assist with the raising of the Ukrainian Flag.


The Ukrainian Flag flies over the Town HallInna, a Ukrainian Refugee reads out a speechA large group carrying Ukrainian flags gathers outside the Town HallThe Mayor of Lowestoft photographed with a group of Ukrainian refugees

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Annual Assembly 2023

23 February 2023

The Annual Assembly for the Town is taking place at Hamilton House on Thursday 2 March, 6pm.  This is a chance to hear from different organisations and authorities on what is going on in the town, and to ask questions.

Some of the organisations have submitted written reports in advance on the meeting.  These have been published on our website alonside the agenda.

Everyone is welcome to attend to find out more about what is going on in Lowestoft.  If you have any questions for any of the organisations or local authorities, these can be submitted in advance to admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk

The meeting will also include information on the Neighbourhood Development Plan.  This is currently out for public consultation.  More information can be found on our website.

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Denes Oval gables removed

22 February 2023

The gables on the Denes Oval wall have been removed due to urgent health and safety concerns. All the components are being stored and will be reused when the wall is repaired in full.

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Contract Tender - Tree Works

20 February 2023

Lowestoft Town Council are looking for qualified and competent contractors to tender for a range of tree work;

  • Tree Mapping – to identify and document the Town Council’s tree portfolio.
  • Tree Inspections - identification of works and risk management plan.
  • Tree Management - Contractors required for planned and reactive inspection, maintenance and other arboriculture services.
The full tender documents can be found on our website: https://www.lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk/vacancies/
Deadline for applications: 2 March 2023

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Lowestoft Town Council to raise Ukrainian Flag to mark one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine

10 February 2023

On 24th February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, which began in 2014. The invasion has caused tens of thousands of deaths on both sides and has instigated Europe's largest refugee crisis since World War II.

To mark the one year anniversary of this, Lowestoft Town Council will be raising the Ukrainian Flag at Lowestoft Town Hall on Friday 24th February 2023, at 12noon.

A short ceremony will take place at Compass Street Pocket Park, just opposite the Town Hall.

Lowestoft Town Council would like to express their thanks to Froggy Hire Ltd for their help in raising the Ukrainian Flag, and to Orbit Housing for their kind permission to use Compass Street Pocket Park.

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The Ukrainian Flag flying over the Town Hall in March 2022

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Lowestoft Town Council 'Love Parks' campaign recognised on a national level

10 February 2023

Lowestoft Town Council’s ‘Love Parks Week” campaign was recognised on a national level at the Keep Britain Tidy local authority Network Awards which took place in Liverpool on Thursday 9th February 2023.

The ‘Love Parks’ Award recognises the efforts put in by councils and organisations around the UK to celebrate their green spaces during Love Parks Week, which was celebrated in July-August 2022.  Lowestoft Town Council’s online awareness campaign was shortlisted in the final three after hundreds of nominations within its closely contested category, which was eventually won by Southend-On-Sea City Council.

The campaign aimed to highlight a number of parks around Lowestoft, raising awareness of their history and the care taken by Lowestoft Town Council to ensure that the parks can be enjoyed by everyone. Much of the engagement during the campaign fed into the Neighbourhood Development Plan Open Green Spaces document stakeholder consultation which looks to provide protection for the parks and open spaces that the people of Lowestoft cherish in different ways.

Before the awards Councillor Alan Green, Mayor of Lowestoft said: “I am delighted that our Love Parks Week campaign has been recognised on a national level.  As the Town Council, we take great pride in our parks and open spaces across Lowestoft so to see our efforts being publicised nationally is a great achievement that the whole town should be proud of.”

A Keep Britain Tidy spokesperson said “Our Network Awards celebrate the most innovative litter, waste and space solutions developed by local authorities, often with the incredible collaboration and contribution of residents. Our hope is that these fantastic initiatives will inspire others to do the same.”

The Town Council are currently seeking public comments on the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan which includes many parks and open green spaces which are being designated for protection against future development.  The plan can be read online or at the next drop-in session on Tuesday 21st February, 10am-12noon, with members of the public encouraged to give feedback on the draft policies and if there are any other areas of local green spaces that should be protected.

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