Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet has unanimously approved the building of the Lake Lothing Third Crossing in Lowestoft.
The bridge has also been officially named as Gull Wing by children from Somerleyton Primary School.
The County Council have said that it will be Suffolk’s most significant infrastructure development in recent memory and one of its most visually iconic.
With no unforeseen delays, construction work is planned to begin in Spring 2021, with a target of Summer 2023 for the Gull Wing to officially open.
Storm Francis brought some disruption to our part of Suffolk this week, as winds gusting to more than 50mph swept across the county.
Tree damage was reported in places, with the A47 at Gunton, north Lowestoft blocked by a fallen tree for a time early on Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park had to evacuate visitors from the tourist attraction on Tuesday - because of the high winds.
County Councillors here in Suffolk have given the final ‘green light’ for Lowestoft’s Third Crossing over Lake Lothing.
The decision follows the recent unveiling of the town’s ‘Masterplan’ ambitions - as well as investments to protect businesses and residents from flooding for 100 years,
Meanwhile, a panel of representatives from the local councils, local organisations and the town council, led by MP, Peter Aldous, unanimously agreed that Gull Wing would become the new bridge’s name.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcycle was stolen in Carlton Colville.
Early Sunday morning, 16th August, a white Aprilia SR 50, scooter-style motorcycle,, was stolen from a driveway in Long Road.
A man wearing light-coloured tracksuit bottoms, a hooded top with the hood pulled up over his head and a mask covering the rest of his face, was seen walking away with the motorcycle.
Suffolk police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, has any information or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area by phoning 101.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after stones were thrown at vehicles in Carlton Colville and Oulton Broad.
During Wednesday evening on the 19th August, police received three reports, including vehicles being struck in Castleton Avenue and Lowestoft Road in Carlton Colville - and Beccles Road, Oulton Broad.
Police are investigating whether these incidents are linked - and anyone who has been a victim, or has any information about the incidents, is asked to contact Suffolk police by phoning 101.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the theft of tools from a vehicle in north Lowestoft.
At around 10pm on Tuesday 18th August in Park Road, a resident heard a noise and went outside to find the side door to his silver Vauxhall Combo van was open and his Makita power tools stolen. The van was parked on the street.
A witness said they had seen two or three men wearing hooded tops, with the hoods up, walking towards St Margaret’s Road - and anyone with information should contact Suffolk police by phoning 101.
A community rail project which includes operating the Wherry Line which runs from Suffolk to Norwich, has been placed as a finalist 12 times across seven categories, at this year's National Community Rail Awards.
Lowestoft Central Project are part of the team, who received an unprecedented number of nominations, where categories include, ‘Tourism and Heritage’ and ‘Best Community Engagement’.
During the last year, there have been a number of events at Lowestoft Railway station. The winners of this years’ awards are scheduled to be announced in December.
It has been hailed by the county council as Suffolk’s most significant infrastructure development in recent memory.
Lowestoft’s long-awaited third crossing over Lake Lothing is almost a reality.
The County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a range of recommendations later this month, which will include approving the project’s final budget, the award of the contract to build the iconic structure and the name of the bridge following a competition held in local schools.
If given the green light, construction aims to start in the Spring of 2021. With no other unavoidable delays, the opening of the bridge could be in the summer 2023.
Police are appealing for witnesses after seven lawn mowers were stolen from a church outbuilding in Snape.
The theft took place between Wednesday evening on the 19th August and 7.30 the following morning of Thursday 20th August.
Locks and chains were cut to gain entry to the outbuilding at St John the Baptist church in Farnham Road, where the seven lawn mowers were stolen - and anyone who saw anything suspicious, should contact Suffolk Police.
Police have charged a man after an incident which took place in Beccles on Tuesday 18th August on St Andrew’s Road.
The charge comes after a man was seen riding a horse around the town - and he made his way to a nearby park, where a member of the public saw a suspected axe in the saddle.
Peter Davison-White of The Street in Beccles has been charged with damage to a police vehicle, being in possession of an axe as well as using threatening or abusive words of behaviour,with intent following another incident that day, at a bakery on New Market in Beccles