Looking for a reason to get active? This winter why not set yourself a new challenge and join the campaign #KeepMovingSuffolk. Sport and physical activity deliver immediate mental health and social benefits and have a long-term positive impact on physical health.
Keep Moving Suffolk has gathered helpful tips and advice, and local activity challenges that can help you to stay active this winter. Including Winter Wheelers, with a chance to win great prizes for cycling 10 minutes each day of December, and 100 Miles for Suffolk Mind, a new challenge to cover the distance of 100 miles to help raise money for Suffolk Mind to support mental health in your community.
From 1st – 25th December, you can unlock discounts and win cycling gear from Proviz, Beryl, and Loffi, plus a brand new e-bike on Christmas Day, through their cycling advent calendar, designed for grown-ups. Sign up for Winter Wheelers today, Tuesday 1st December for a chance to win a £750 local bike shop voucher.
Ride anytime, anywhere from 1st – 25th December. Log your ride by 3 pm the following day to enter the prize draw for the previous day (e.g. Enjoy a ride on 1 December; log it by 3 pm on 2 December, winner announced at 5 pm). Everyone who rides from 1-24 December will enter the draw for a brand new e-bike announced on Christmas Day! Keep an eye out on their social media platforms and website for prize-winner announcements.
This January why not kick-start the New Year by challenging yourself and other to cover the distance of 100 miles, and help raise money for Suffolk Mind to support the mental health of your community.
The 100 Miles for Suffolk Mind challenge is to cover the distance of 100 miles, whether that is running, cycling, walking, rowing, swimming or in a more unique way. Suffolk is approximately 100 miles East to West and North to South, with the ambition to make Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about it and taking care of mental health.
How to join:
Suffolk Mind would like to hear about all the ways you have taken on this challenge – email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details on the Winter Wheelers challenge, use the following link to their website: https://www.lovetoride.net/suffolk/prizes
For more details on 100 miles for Suffolk Mind challenge, use the following link to their website: https://giving.suffolkmind.org.uk/…/100-miles-for-suffolk-m…
Or for more activities and tips on how to stay active this winter, go to the Keep Moving Suffolk website: https://www.keepmovingsuffolk.com/
Let's get crafty this Christmas! See full details on the document attached.
We are encouraging the community to create window displays, using recyclable household materials only. Send pictures of your recycled Christmas window displays with a chance to feature on our Facebook page for the twelve days of Christmas and win a festive British hamper! Councillor Alan Green, Mayor of Lowestoft, will judge the best window displays, deadline Sunday 20th December at 9.00 am. All ages can get involved with the Town Council's Green Christmas Competition.
Please send your image(s) of window displays to email@example.com – Email entries accepted only. Receipt of email received will be confirmation of entry to the competition.
The essential maintenance work that is required at Bascule Bridge within Lowestoft has been postponed, with the plan for this work to be completed from Monday 4th January 2021 to Friday 15th January, between the hours of 8pm to 6am each night. This decision has been made by Highways England, with the consideration of the impact the maintenance work will have on local businesses and the wider community ahead of the Christmas period.
Whilst the A47 is closed, local traffic will be diverted via a well-signed route. Northbound traffic will be diverted via the A12, B1531, A1117, A1144 and A47. Southbound traffic will follow the same diversion in reverse.
There will be additional signs directing through traffic going northbound via the A12, A1117 Bloodmoor Road, Elm Tree Road, Cotmer Road, Bridge road, Saltwater Road, Bridge Road, Normanston Drive, Peto Way, and the Millennium Way. A47 southbound traffic will follow the same diversion in reverse.
To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org