News & Events 2022 / 2023 / 2024
Breaking News :
Warm Welcome Venues Update:
Unfortunately the Warm Venue at Oulton Community Centre (Monday and Tuesday 10am to 2pm) has been cancelled for this season - other venues are available in and around Lowestoft, please check here for an alternative venue
No other breaking news but here's some news
and events you may be interested in....
January 2024 News and Events:
National Highways plan to carry out drainage work on Station Square and Waveney Road. Once complete, drivers will benefit from the roads being able to disperse surface water better and will be less prone to flooding.
They plan to complete this work over 5 nights between Monday 15 to Friday 20 January 2024. They will work between 8pm to 6am on weeknights only, weather conditions permitting.
Closures and diversions
To carry out the work safely, they will need to close Denmark Road, Station Square and Waveney Road eastbound and divert traffic as detailed below:
Traffic will be diverted onto Katwijk Way, St Peters Street onto the A47 Artillery Road followed by A47 Battery Green Road. Beven Street East will remain open for local traffic and shops.
To find out more about road improvements across the East of England, please visit National Highways website
December 2023 News and Events:
It is with great sadness that we have to report to you all that Tina Claxton, previous Oulton Parish Councillor, Oulton Parish Chairman, has passed away. Tina served on the Council from 1999- 2011, Chairing the Parish from 2008-2011. Tina was well respected in the Community, serving not only the Parish, as a Nurse who worked at Lowestoft Hospital and Lothingland Hospital. In later years, after she retired, Tina worked in her own private care business. Her funeral takes place on Thursday 21st December 11am. St Michaels Church Oulton
Coming Soon from December - Warm Welcome Venues
Oulton Community Centre Monday and Tuesday 10am to 2pm
(excluding Christmas week and Public Holidays)
Councillor Surgery future dates released - December 2nd 10am to 2pm - click here for further information
Held - Thank you all those who attended!
Our second Village Sign has been installed on Oulton Street - there's a photo on our gallery page - take a look.
November 2023 News and Events:
The November edition of The Oulton Messenger has just been published - click here to view
Buzzabout News - click here
A47 Storm Drain improvements - Sussex Road to Lighthouse starting Monday 27 November 2023 for approximately four months - for further information on diversion routes click here
October 2023 News and Events:
Planning consultation - New Dwellings - land to the north of Hall Lane and south of Union Lane.
View the response from Oulton Parish Council - click here
Go to our planning page for further details - click here
The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 requires East Suffolk Council to complete a review of all Parliamentary polling districts and polling places every four years. The review for East Suffolk Council will commence on Tuesday 3 October 2023. The consultation period for the review runs between 3 October and 30 November 2023.
Further details can be found on the ESC website - Click here
The latest version of the Parish Council Magazine 'The Oulton Messenger' is being printed and will be available in November
September 2023 News and Events:
Tea/Coffee Social morning at Oulton Community Centre
Saturday 23d September, 10am -12 in the lounge.
Come along for a chat, discuss local issues. Councillors will be available to discuss any matters you have whether they be County, district or Parish. The centre office is available for one to one meets.
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 26 September, 6pm
You can find out more about this here: Link to more info
The Dogs Trust Freedom Project, a specialist dog fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse, are urgently looking to recruit new foster carers across East Anglia. They are looking for people who are able to welcome a dog into their homes on a temporary basis and in turn support a family to get to safety. All the costs are covered by Dogs Trust, and full support is provided throughout the placement so it’s a great alternative for someone who would love a dog in their lives but isn’t able to own their own dog.
You can find out more about them here: Link to website
August 2023 News and Events:
Notice of modification order to definitive maps - upgrade to bridleways
DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT FOR THE PARISHES OF OULTON AND LOWESTOFT IN THE DISTRICT OF EAST SUFFOLK
Braydon Bridge Closures and diversions
To carry out the work National Highways will need to close the bridge overnight from 8pm to 6am on the following dates:
Tuesday 22, Thursday 24 and Tuesday 29 August.
Friday 15 September to Thursday 5 October including weekends.
National Highways will also need to undertake bridge lifts, during the daytime off peak hours (10am to 2:30pm) under traffic signals from Monday 9 to Friday 13 October.
Woods Meadow and Woods Lane Planning application consultation ends 16th August 2023 - please see the planning page for more information and how to comment on the plans.
July 2023 News and Events:
After highlighting that there are plans to plant fruit trees on contaminated land, near to where the fat and bone factory once stood, as part of the phase 3a and 3b Woods Meadow development.
East Suffolk Environmental protection have advised that the planting of trees (fruiting or otherwise) should not be approved until Persimmon have submitted satisfactory evidence that such planting will not frustrate or invalidate the remediation and management of any residual contamination
Event: Coffee Morning at Oulton Community Centre
9:30am to 12:00 Saturday 8th July
9:30am to 12:00 Saturday 22nd July
June 2023 News and Events:
News: East Anglian Daily Times article written by Councillor Keith Robinson about his new role as Chairman of Suffolk County Council - link to article
May 2023 News and Events:
Application for claimed Bridleways at Oulton, Suffolk
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 – Schedule 14 Appeal
Appeal Ref. ROW/3312084
Appeal Decision - Allowed - link to full document
Results of District Council Elections
Gunton & St Margarets District Ward - link to notice
Oulton Broad District Ward - link to notice
Notice of Uncontested Parish Council Elections
Statement of those nominated and notice
Oulton West Parish Ward - link to notice
Oulton East Parish Ward - link to notice
Events: First Light Festival 2023 - Help required
Lowestoft’s FREE summer multi-arts festival is returning to South Beach and are looking for brilliant volunteers to join the First Light team and help deliver this truly unique event.
If you love festivals, are interested in being more involved in the community and want to meet new people, this is your chance! Volunteering is rewarding and most importantly - FUN!
Roles include greeting artists and visitors, stewarding, supporting community projects, assisting our environmental mission, and keeping things running smoothly. If you can give 4 hours of your time (or more) over the festival weekend, they would love to have you involved. The festival will run at various times across Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2023 for more info & to sign up go to firstlightlowestoft.com/volunteer or email email@example.com
March 2023 News and Events
The Angles Way footpath has been closed in Camps Heath due to a fallen tree - link to further details
Notice of Elections
East Suffolk Council Election of Parish Councillors to Oulton Parish Council
Oulton West Parish Ward - link to notice
Oulton East Parish Ward - link to notice
Vegetation Management - Link to further details
Gull Wing Bridge Development
Road closures from 1st March 2023 - Link to further details
February 2023 News and Events
Hornsea Three Community Fund
Drop-in consultation events will commence and continue through February. Link to website and events
Election Notices - Thursday 2nd February 2023
Referendum on The Neighbourhood Plan for Oulton
January 2023 News and Events
Notice of Referendum on The Neighbourhood Plan for Oulton Thursday 2nd February 2023
December 2022 News & Events:
Struggling with the costs of food or energy bills?
If you live in the Parish of Oulton we can provide some short-term assistance for you, and in complete confidence.
Oulton Poors Trust was set up to alleviate some of the financial challenges for people who live in the area. This is for anyone who is encountering financial hardship, even if you’re working full-time but just finding it hard to make ends meet. The help that we can provide is limited but will ease the burden for a while. For example, we could help by providing up to three supermarket vouchers at a time of crisis, or purchasing a slow cooker which you can use for low energy cooking.
So, please, if you need help, do get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6th December 2022 - The Monthly Parish Council Meeting, Oulton Community Centre, Meadow Road. 7pm. Including a presentation from Cornerstone Planning reference to the proposed housing development on land south of Union Lane and north of Hall Lane.
10th December 2022 - Oulton Community Centre Christmas Craft Fayre. Meadow Road, Oulton. 10am until 4pm.
November 2022 News and Events:
Ease The Squeeze - Warm Rooms
Broads Briefing November 2022
Proposed new homes:
Land South of Union Lane and North of Hall Lane, Oulton
Note: There will be a presentation by Cornerstone Planning on Tuesday 6th Dec 7pm at the Parish Council Meeting, Oulton Community Centre
Local Plan for The Broads and Design Guide
Join Broads Authority officers at three drop-in consultation events
10 Oct | 4-8pm • Brundall Memorial Hall
2 Nov | 4-8pm • Oulton Community Centre
12 Nov | 10am-1pm • Potter Heigham Village Hall
Deadline for comments is 4pm 9 December
September 2022 News and Events:
Ease the Squeeze
East Suffolk Council are co-ordinating a comprehensive programme of support to help people in East Suffolk with the rising cost of living - please follow the link to their website for further information.
Broads Briefing September 2022
Living with Covid - How can we keep each other safe
Local Council Award Scheme
Oulton Parish Council has received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. There are only 3 other parishes in Suffolk who have achieved Foundation level of this ward.
This achievement recognises that the council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Oulton Parish Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.
The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to those councils at the beginning of their improvement journeys, as well as promoting and recognising councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector. It is through the sector working together to share best practice, drive up standards and supporting those who are committed to improving their offer to their communities that individual councils and the sector as a whole will reach its full potential.
A huge thank you to our Parish Clerk, Carla Petersen who helped to make this achievement possible. Carla is the first person in the country to have achieved Foundation award for three parishes.
The Oulton Messenger Newsletter March 2022
Broads Briefing March 2022
Broads Briefing March 2022 (link to external website)
County Councillor Keith Robinson March 2022 Monthly Newsletter
Gull Wing Update (link to external website)
Gull Wing Update
January 2022 Newsletter (link to external website)
County Councillor Keith Robinson January 2022 Monthly Newsletter