Reply to Councillor David Richie on the Council’s Area Action Plan

Councillor Ritchie’s complaints (Journal, Nov 21st) about attacks on Waveney District Council’s Area Action Plan miss the point. What enrages people is the Council’s determination to build thousands of houses on land already occupied by viable businesses and which contain industrial buildings and docks that could and should be developed to provide jobs. That there…

Press Release: Britten Court and Mildenhall Lodge

Cost cutting Suffolk County Council (SCC) sold its care homes to CareUK in a deal which meant the closure of Carlton Court and Blyford care homes in Lowestoft, The Dell in Beccles, and the transfer of residents to Britten Court now being built on the Roman Hill School site. Another CareUK home, Mildenhall Lodge, built…

Town Hall

Letter: Re Town Hall – 2 Sept 2014

Councillor Mike Barnard’s defence of the joint council office project (The Journal, Aug 29th), which involves moving some 500 council staff from the town centre to an industrial park a mile out of town, is inadequate. The sale of some ten office buildings, including the Town Hall, which he describes as “old, inefficient and unfit”…

Did we learn anything from the Lowestoft Conference?

Did we learn anything from the Lowestoft Conference? Council Leader Colin Law believes that “people do not fully understand what we are trying to achieve”. That might sometimes be true, but when they do understand they often don’t like what they hear and they also believe that the Council will carry on regardless. The hoped…

Closure of Lowestoft Hospital – Health Service Ombudsman

Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts 356 London Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0BQ Email: christopherbrooks631@gmail.com Tel (01502) 563208 To: Dame Julie Mellor DBE,  Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. 4th April 2014 Dear Madam, Official Complaint about HealthEast’s Consultation concerning future Health Services in Lowestoft and the resulting . On behalf of the membership of the…

Local Ombudsman Complaint – Riverside Project

Complaint To The Local Government Ombudsman About The Handling By Waveney District Council (WDC) Of Issues Surrounding The Planning Process For The Building Of Joint Council Offices At Riverside Road, Lowestoft This complaint is lodged by Lowestoft Coalition against the Cuts (LCAC). There are four major complaints. The first two deal with the breaking of…

Closure of Lowestoft Hospital – Health Watch

Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts 356 London Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0BQ – Tel (01502) 563208 8th January 2014 Official Complaint by Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts to Healthwatch Suffolk concerning the proposed closure of Lowestoft Hospital by HealthEast CCG. Dear Healthwatch Suffolk On behalf of Lowestoft folk, Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts (LCAC)…

Freedom of Information Request – 12602

Freedom of Information Request – 12602 Request: I would like to make requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the Riverside Road Joint Council building. 1. The report on the old Housing Offices site on Clapham Road, Lowestoft as a possible alternative town centre site for the proposed new WDC/SCC offices as…