Waveney District

As part of a new EDP project, we’re casting a close eye on life in our towns. Today, reporter Reece Hanson takes a look at the UK’s most easterly town: Lowestoft.

A councillor has called for the introduction of free car parking to boost the fortunes of businesses in a coastal town.

People are being offered the chance to represent their communities and be a part of a brand new ‘super district’ council.

Thousands raised from the sale of Lowestoft Hospital have been pumped into “transforming” the James Paget Hospital’s emergency department.

The mystery buyer behind the £475,000 winning bid to take control of Lowestoft Hospital has vowed to be ‘sympathetic’ to its history.

A Tory councillor has quit the party and joined the Greens after growing tired of standing behind policies which she believes hurts her community.

It is a popular annual event that helps children to stay safe at home, in the community and online.

An infamous litter hotspot could once again be overflowing with bags of human waste following the removal of much-needed smart bins, volunteers are warning.

Concerned residents have spoken of their fears after a man indecently exposed himself to children in a usually quiet community.

A campaign group attempting to stop the sale of school land to allow 69 houses to be built was hit with a blow after plans passed the next stage.

Leaders from across Suffolk came together to discuss the ongoing work to transform Lowestoft and secure a bright economic future for the coastal town.

The decision to close the last bank in Halesworth has been described as deplorable and a “dereliction of banking duty” by the town council and county councillor.

The former deputy leader of a district council has said the Conservative party are “running around a barrel looking for a corner” in relation to its handling of the row surrounding Boris Johnson’s remarks about the burqa.

An MP has slammed Suffolk County Council’s decision to move archives out of Lowestoft prior to a public consultation 
on the future of the town’s 
record office.

A councillor has resigned from the Conservative party following the expulsion of Waveney District Council’s deputy leader over an alleged Islamophobic comment.

A district and county councillor who allegedly said it was “unbelievable” Sadiq Khan had been elected mayor of London has been expelled from the Conservative party.

Crowds flocked to the shores of the River Waveney to cheer on dozens of eccentrically decorated water fowl in Beccles’ annual duck race.

The latest Waveney District councillors’ monthly drop-in surgery for Carlton Colville residents will be held next week.

A trio of bright orange bins have been installed at one of Beccles’ most infamous litter hotspots causing a “noticeable drop” in the amount of waste dumped.

The latest Waveney District councillors’ monthly drop-in surgery for Carlton Colville residents will be held next week.

A row over the roles of the mayor and deputy mayor broke out at a town council meeting.

A new shadow authority to oversee the formal creation of the new East Suffolk Council has elected its first leader.

A concerned MP is leading the fight to install a 24-hour cashpoint in a town stripped of its last bank.

The latest Waveney District councillors’ monthly drop-in surgery for Carlton Colville residents will be held next week.

A new leader has been appointed to the opposition Labour group on Waveney District Council.

Beer cans, plastic bottles, and even a toilet seat were just some of items recovered from the River Waveney during a volunteer river sweep in Beccles.

Waveney and Suffolk Coastal councils have seen huge reserves growth since 2010/11 despite sweeping spending cuts and a merger of services in 2010.

Kessingland residents are being invited to find out more about the broad range of support and advice available to them.

An application to build a restaurant and toilets in north Lowestoft has been recommended for refusal by town councillors.

When Ronnie Chandler set about performing some routine repair work on a house in 1954, little did he know he was about to meet his future wife of 60 years.


Dog walkers have been urged to stay watchful of their pets after unfamiliar substance began washing up on several beaches.

Waveney District Council’s bin collection teams could now start the process of catching up by resuming the refuse collection service tomorrow (Saturday).

Waveney District Council aims to resume bin collections on Monday after the “treacherous conditions” forced them to cancel refuse collections for a third successive day.

Rubbish collections, swimming lessons, and school events were cancelled as the Beast from the East continues to grip Waveney.

Waveney District Council’s bin collection teams are not operating today (Wednesday) due to the “treacherous conditions.”

A series of pedestrian signs have been installed throughout Lowestoft as part of a wider vision to encourage tourism and promote the town’s key attractions.

Canine conflicts resolved on Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Carlton Marshes

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