£1200 has been allocated from Lowestoft Town Council’s grants fund to ensure that fresh food can be included within the food boxes being distributed to the most vulnerable people in Lowestoft. Boxes are part of the Home But Not Alone offer and are being delivered through the East Suffolk Council Communities Team working with verified volunteers. The Communities Team are also in need of the following items to be distributed with the food boxes and if you are able to make a donation, these can be left at the Riverside Offices in Canning Road if it is safe for you to do so; deodorant, washing-up liquid, washing powder, and cat and dog food.
Anyone in need of support should call Suffolk Home But Not Alone on 0800 876 6926.
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Suffolk Highways are planning to carry out overnight road resurfacing works along A1117 Bridge Road, A146 Beccles Road and B1531 Victoria Road, Lowestoft in the period between the 20 and 23 May 2020, during the hours of 8pm and 5am. This will require a temporary road closure so that works can be carried out safely. Traffic cones may also be placed to prevent on-street parking so the work site is unobstructed.
As roadworks are planned in advance, extra days are scheduled to allow for bad weather or other delays. On-site work signs will be updated if major changes are required to work dates.
During the unprecedented measures we are all having to take at the moment, although this work has been scheduled to take place on the date shown, circumstances may mean that the work start date may be changed. Suffolk Highways will do their best to update you on any changes, but as you will appreciate, resources are focused on keeping Suffolk’s highway network safe at this most challenging time as this is critical to ensuring safe travel for our emergency and health services, and for those carrying out essential tasks.
A plan showing the diversion route for these works is shown below. When the road is closed and put a diversion in place, the route needs to be accessible to vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Diversions are made as clear as possible by placing appropriate signing along the route. More information about diversion routes can be found on Suffolk Highways' webpage.
Please note: Suffolk Highways' staff follow a range of health and safety measures, including the two-metre social distancing rule and cleaning down equipment more frequently and regularly. If you see any staff inspecting or working on the highway, for your safety and theirs, please keep your distance to allow them to do their work safely.
Letters will not be distributed to householders who may be affected by works, so anything you can do to update your community would be much appreciated. The latest updates on roadworks can be found on Suffolk Highways' website at "Temporary road closures for Suffolk Highways roadworks” and on the OneNetwork website https://one.network/
There may be times that essential emergency works are required to take place on the highway network without advanced notice – you can follow Suffolk Highways on Twitter for the latest emergency roadwork updates.
Please contact Suffolk Highways on 0345 606 6171 if you have any questions.
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