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Election of Town Councillors - May 2021

12 April 2021

Lowestoft Town Council has one vacancy for a Town Councillor for Gunton ward. Nominations have now closed and an election will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. The list of nominated candidates is available here. The vacancies for Elmtree and St Margaret’s West wards were uncontested. We look forward to welcoming Nasima Begum and Sonia Barker to the next Full Council meeting. 

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His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., K.T.

9 April 2021

On behalf of the town of Lowestoft, and Councillors and Officers of Lowestoft Town Council, I would like to express our deep sadness following the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts at this sad time are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.

An online Book of Condolence has been placed at http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/condolences.

As a mark of respect, the Union Flag is being flown at half-mast at Royal Plain.

We will ensure any further information is made available about how people may pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Councillor Alan Green, Mayor of Lowestoft

9 April 2021


As a mark of respect, the flags at Royal Plain are being flown at half-mast and a national, one-minute silence will be observed at 3pm on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Mayor of Lowestoft will be attending the Suffolk Service of Commemoration on Friday at 3.30pm at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

The County service will be broadcast live on Friday via the St Edmundsbury Cathedral Facebook page.

The funeral takes place on Saturday at 3pm. Information about the ceremonial details of His Royal Highness’s forthcoming funeral. 

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North Denes Repairs and Maintenance April 2021 Works

9 April 2021

Coastal Partnership East are part of East Suffolk Council (ESC) and are responsible for coastal management. They have appointed the Water Management Alliance (WMA) to complete repairs and maintenance of coastal protection assets along the Suffolk coast, which are owned or managed by ESC. Repair and maintenance work along the coastal defences is expected to start from Monday 12 April 2021 onwards, allowing the maintenance contractor to maximise work around daily tides. This work will last approximately two to three weeks. All work is subject to safe working conditions i.e. tide and weather condition dependent. If you would like this factsheet in another format, please email coastalmanagement@eastsuffolk.gov.uk 

Factsheet PDF 

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E-Scooters and the Law

9 April 2021

There has been a recent influx of adults and children riding e-scooters in the local area, it is currently against the law to ride an e-scooter on a public road or pavement. The only place an e-scooter is authorised for use is on private land, with the landowners permission. E-scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs), so they are treated as motor vehicles and subject to the same legal requirements. Police have the authority to seize these vehicles.

Suffolk Constabulary E Scooters Law

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Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project Tidal Floodwalls

7 April 2021

The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project, when complete, will protect over 1500 homes and 800 businesses from flooding from the sea. The work includes building tidal floodwalls and a tidal barrier. There are three work packages: two for the tidal walls and a final work package for the tidal barrier. This factsheet provides you with an update about the start of the site set up and preparatory works for the start of work package 1. Construction of the tidal walls in work package 1 started in Hamilton Road and Waveney Road yesterday, 6 April 2021, with plans to work Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm. There are no current plans to work on weekends or Bank Holidays.

If you would like further details about the project, please visit www.lowestoftfrmp.org.uk

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Planning Extraordinary Meeting - Cancelled

7 April 2021

POST EDIT: The Town Council will consider planning application DC/21/1208/FUL – the replacement of the beach huts on Jubilee Parade at the originally scheduled time and date of 6.00 pm on Tuesday 13 April and not as previously advised on Friday 9 April at an extraordinary meeting.

We have received many public comments so far on this matter and any further comments should be submitted ahead of the meeting to admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk and the meeting will be available to observe on the Town Council’s YouTube agenda via this link https://youtu.be/R--Vu8p3j98

Proposed Beach Huts at Jubilee Parade. Image Credit: BBC and architect Chaplin Farrant

Lowestoft Beach Huts 2021

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Build a Bee Hotel

6 April 2021

Bees are facing an unprecedented crisis having lost much of their natural habitat in the past 60 years, due to harmful pesticides, intensive farming and climate change. Build a bee hotel/house this spring for our bees.
Friends of the Earth suggest that there are many ways to make a bee hotel, by building it up with nesting materials such as holes in drilled untreated wood, lengths of bamboo, hollow plants stems and bunches of dried twigs and grasses. Once made, locate your bee hotel at least a metre off the ground and secure it firmly to a wall, fence or freestanding post and see a new generation of solitary bees emerge and inhabit these homes. By creating bee-friendly environments where we live, we can start to replace and restore some of this lost habitat, as well as help reconnect with nature.
For further details on how to create these hotels with simple easy-to-follow instructions available on the Friends of the Earth Website

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Disposal of waste from Lateral Flow Testing at home

1 April 2021

Suffolk Recycles advises to safely dispose of the test kit, place all of the items from the test and the plastic packaging into the bag provided and then put this bag with your general waste into your kerbside bin for disposal. This applies whether the test result is positive or negative. 

None of the plastic items or plastic packaging should be put into the recycling bin. They are not recyclable in your kerbside recycling bin.

If there are disposable gloves and disposable masks in the kit, these are also not recyclable and should be put in the general waste bin. 

The outer cardboard packaging and paper leaflets from the test kits can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin.

See the full leaflet here. 

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