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…