The annual community street sale is taking place this Sunday, 30th May 2021 from 9am - 12 noon in Gunton, including streets Gunton St Peters, Gunton Church Lane and The Painters Estate in Lowestoft.
There will be over 50 households participating in the street sale, selling everything from furniture to plants, vintage treasures to toys and books.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is running its first ever War Graves Week this year, running from the 21-28 May 2021, shining a light on the people who work to keep remembrance of our war dead alive and the significant work of CWGC. Through a series of talks, tours and events, both physical and virtual, War Graves Week will bring an immersive and inclusive programme across the nation, detailing each locations expansive histories in all its variety and demonstrate its ongoing relevance today.
As part of War Graves Week, there is a guided tour around the Lowestoft Naval Memorial in Belle Vue Park, tonight, Wednesday 26 May and tomorrow, Thursday 27 May at 18:30pm. Lowestoft was selected to possess the Memorial for those men of the Royal Naval Patrol Service, who have no other grave but the sea, as this was the Depot for the Royal Naval Patrol Service during Second World War, developed from the pre-war Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section Depot.
Tickets are still available for the guided tour and are free to obtain from Eventbrite. Please note, individuals must have a ticket to attend this event.
Due to the resignation of Councillor Neil Coleby, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council, within the ward of Elmtree. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if ten electors for the ward give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer not later than 11 June 2021.
The Addresses of the Returning Officer is:
First Floor 2 Canning Road Lowestoft NR33 0EQ
Following the Annual General Meeting of the Town Council held on 18 May 2021, I am delighted to be able to write to you again as Mayor of Lowestoft.
This is my second year of service and I am grateful that my fellow Councillors have supported me in continuing in this role, which not only involves chairing the Town Council meetings but representing the Council at various events in Lowestoft. A new Deputy Mayor, Nasima Begum, who is one of three newly elected Councillors, will assist me. Nasima is representing the St Margaret’s West ward, I also warmly welcome Wendy Brooks, and Sonia Barker recently elected for Gunton and Elmtree Wards respectively.
I look forward to the brighter times that are hopefully just around the corner, long summer days in our parks and beautiful beaches and the opportunity to welcome visitors again when it is reliably safe to do so. Councillor Alan Green, Mayor of Lowestoft
Get fit for free and join Our Parks bootcamp sessions in Lowestoft at Britten Field on Tuesdays at 6:30pm or at Normanston Park on Saturdays at 10am. All classes are run by experienced qualified coaches and accessible for all ranges of abilities. Book your free exercise classes at Our Parks website.
Last Friday, 14 May 2021, a planting of a memorial tree for former Councillor of Gunton ward, Sue Barnard, took place in Gunton Woods, Lowestoft. The joint tribute from local community groups included, Gunton Woodland Community Project, Gunton Residents Association, Friends of Dip Farm, and Gainsborough Drive Pond Group.
(Image L-R) Kevin Pull, David Briggs, John Weaver, and David Siebert, respectively Chairs of GRA, GWCP, FODF, and GDPG.
Lowestoft Town Council had one vacancy for a Town Councillor for Gunton ward, which has now been filled after the elections held on Thursday 6 May 2021. We look forward to welcoming Wendy Brooks to the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 18 May 2021.
Today, Saturday 8 May 2021, is the 76th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day. While lockdown restrictions will limit celebrations, many across the country will be commemorating the day and reflecting on the sacrifice made by millions to accomplish victory in the Second World War.
Message Cascaders latest infographic on home testing for Covid-19. To book a test or to order a home test kit http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/getting-a-test/
Test kits can also be collected from pharmacies or test centres.