A new video that focuses on one of Suffolk's historic High Streets is now available to view online.
'Right Up Your Street' is a ‘video poem’ by Dean Parkin that aims to celebrate Lowestoft's High Street and Scores - and has been commissioned by the North Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone.
Dean gathered memories and stories - past and present - via local interest Facebook pages to create the poem and film.
The 10 minute video poem includes over 60 rare archive photos, many from the Jack Rose Collection and can be seen now on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNZ27Zaj5Ak
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses, following the theft of a digger and trailer from Oulton Broad.
The incident occurred at around 2.15pm on Friday 23rd October on Church Lane.
The two items along with the digger buckets were taken from the property, with the stolen items estimated to have a value of about £10,000.
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour or has knowledge of either the current whereabouts of the digger or trailer should contact Lowestoft police.
A ‘virtual’ one-day youth arts festival aimed at young people in and around the Lowestoft area, is set to go ahead next week.
Nessfest 2020, has been developed by the NessFest Youth Group, who have organised the workshops and activities for the day.
The arts festival is designed for people aged between 11 and 19 years - and will take place on Tuesday 27th October.
All the activities are free - and include dance, drama, music, textiles and writing. For more details and to book a place on NessFest - just go to: lowestoftrising.com
Over the next six weeks, east Suffolk residents are being invited to have their say on council plans.
Local residents are invited to comment on the Cycling and Walking Strategy, as East Suffolk Council looks to improve, as well as encourage more people to try cycling and walking to school, work or for leisure.
The Council's Planning Policy Team would like help from the community to find issues with cycling and walking infrastructure and say where improvements could be made.
To give your views, just go online to : eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planningpolicy.
People who are planning private Bonfire Night parties are being urged to make safety the priority - and also think about the environmental effect of any events they stage.
Most public events have been cancelled this year due to the on-going challenges of the pandemic.
Therefore, However, East Suffolk Council is asking those planning Bonfire Night celebrations, to remember the importance of following the social distancing guidelines, including the ‘rule of six’.
Theatres here in Suffolk are celebrating, after receiving money from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
Bungay’s Fisher Theatre, the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh and the Seagull and Marina Theatres in Lowestoft are among our local venues to receive grants.
The Marina Theatre has received over £300,000 to help in fighting the challenges of the pandemic - and to ensure it has a sustainable future.
Emma Butler-Smith, Chief Executive at the theatre has told East Suffolk One, that the money is life-saving for them and means that plans can now be made for for the coming months.
Police are appealing for witnesses or information following a burglary in Darsham.
The theft took place between 7pm on Thursday 15th and 7.30am on Friday 16th October - in the vicinity of The Street.
Overnight, there was a forced entry into an outbuilding via a window. Once inside, a number of items were stolen including a range of fishing equipment, a Santa Cruz Butcher mountain bike and a Canon camera among other items.
Anyone with any information about this incident or who saw anything suspicious at the time is asked to contact Suffolk police.
The first ever East Suffolk Community Partnerships Annual Forum is to be held next month.
Taking place virtually, the Forum will take place between 2nd and 6th November - and is designed for businesses, voluntary organisations, community groups and public services.
The aim is to enable better joined up working in East Suffolk - and this year’s event is named ‘Bringing Ideas to Life’.
More details can be found online at: eelga.gov.uk
Suffolk’s wildlife is set to receive a boost, as the county council earmarks large funds for tree-planting, restoring hedgerows and improving roadside verges for wildlife.
£228,000 is being spent by Suffolk County Council to enhance its work to protect and encourage biodiversity across the county.
The authority will be working with The Woodland Trust, Suffolk Tree Wardens, landowners and county farm tenants - where funding will include the planting of around 100,000 trees and the replanting of hedgerows.
The heat of the summer may have long gone - but an outdoor swimming pool here in Suffolk is staying open into the winter for the first time.
Beccles Lido normally closes its doors early in September - but this year, there is the opportunity to have a swim in the pool on Puddingmoor.
Although the Lido’s heating boilers have been turned off - you can book a cold water swim - and details about booking and the social distancing measures can be found online at: beccleslido.com