Every year the Town Council will arrange a meeting at which local residents can discuss matters affecting them and the community. This is an opportunity to find out more about what is going on locally and ask questions in this friendly and inclusive forum.
The evening will commence with presentations from Member of Parliament for the Waveney Constituency, Peter Aldous, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, and there will be a presentation on the Gull Wing Bridge Project. The Mayor of Lowestoft will give an overview of the Town Council’s work during the last year and aspirations for the future.
At the monthly Full Council meeting in the evening of Tuesday 26th January, the Council agreed the budget for the 2021/2022 financial year. Given the current challenges facing Lowestoft and after careful budget management, it was agreed to submit a precept of £1,765,245, Band D Council Tax equivalent £142.68 (equating to a 1.54% reduction on the Band D Council Tax equivalent for 2020 – 2021). This will not affect any services the Council is responsible for and will continue to maintain the facilities through your Council Tax.
The detailed budget is available to view on the Town Council website.
It is with sadness that the Town Council has to announce that Councillor Susan Barnard passed away peacefully yesterday (Tuesday 2nd February 2021) at the James Paget Hospital.
Sue was a dedicated and energetic councillor representing the Gunton Ward since Lowestoft Town Council was formed in 2017. She was re-elected in May 2019, with a large majority, testament to how well thought of she was in her local community. Sue served on many of the Town Council’s committees and had a particular interest in open spaces and the local historical environment. Her love and knowledge of gardening and plants was beneficial to the Council including the many voluntary hours she spent planting bulbs in Sparrows Nest and Arnold’s Bequest.
Outside of the Town Council, Sue was an active member of Gunton Residents’ Association, the Lowestoft branch of Suffolk Family History Society and helped to establish the Friends of Dip Farm Group.
Sue will be greatly missed by her fellow Councillors and the Officers of the Town Council.
NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group has written a letter containing important information about the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. This is not an appointment letter but contains important information about the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. A copy of this letter can be found on the CCG’s website: www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination-programme/17-coronavirus/226-covid-vaccination-letter.
The letter covers: